Underwater photography can be for Seniors too. This is Grace, Southeastern High School Senior from the class of 2018 and she ROCKED her underwater session!
I'm so excited to have 16 amazing students from the class of 2019 as my representatives this year. They come from 12 different area schools and each one impresses the socks off of me with their involvement in their schools and communities. These reps get to participate in free photo sessions, get free images and earn lots of free stuff! It's good to be a Senior Rep for Victoria Schafer Photography!
LOVED this location, the family, the bridal party...the whole experience. Below are a few of my favorite moments...they include dad's reaction to seeing Ashley in her dress, Randy's reaction during their "first look" and seeing her walk down the aisle, some awesome bridal party shots, ceremony pictures and even a few downtown pictures before the reception. The last photo is one of my absolute favorite....the bride's reaction to throwing the bouquet. I think I've counted at least 50 cute facial expressions on this girl! LOVE!!!
Pre-ceremony pictures: Hotel Covington (Covington, KY)
Ceremony: Crossroads of Florence (Florence, KY)
Reception: Madison South (Covington, KY)
Boy was it cold on November 10th, but these two were troopers! They got married at such a lovely place, too. Little Brook Meadows in Lancaster, Ohio is a lovely venue for weddings. Even winter ones! I think my favorite aspect of the entire day was when they shared their very spiritual and moving vows with each other prior to the ceremony, and then when they took communion together by the cross, during the ceremony. They were truly a testament to their love for God and putting Him first in their lives and marriage. It was beautiful. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of their wedding images. Feel free to share.
Hayley and Taylor's wedding was nothing short of a Fairy Tale wedding, complete with a prince and a princess. Throughout the day, people would refer to these two in that way, and it couldn't be more true. It was such a treat to spend the day with this couple, and their families. Below you'll find some images from their special day.
If you're asking this question, the answer is probably NOW.
On July 15th I was super excited to photograph the marriage of Mackenzie and Steven at Mackenzie's parent's home. I had already been out there once before, to get the lay of the land. I already knew it was a beautiful property, and was excited to see that dad had unknowingly cleared a great spot for us to take family and bridal party photos in front of the old barn. The only challenge was going to be the setting sun, so I had to bring some of my lighting with me to counteract the sunshine behind the bride and groom during the ceremony...but that's why you hire a professional, and not a friend with a "good camera". We get the job done! :)
The highlight of the evening was the Dancing Dude (also a groomsman) who, just as I was promised during our wedding consultation, boogied on the dance floor all night long. I don't think that the DJ got more than 5 or 6 notes from the first song played before Dude was out there, cutting a rug. Not long after that, the tie came off and was strategically placed around the head. LOVED IT! Dude, you rocked it!
The thing that made it the most enjoyable, though, other than the obvious love that Mackenzie and Steven shared was that they trusted me to just "do my thing", and put enough time into the schedule to do just that. We took funny pictures, we got some great serious ones, and we had fun doing it. This one goes in the books as a favorite, for sure. Thanks guys!
And fun was had by all, well into the night. What a great wedding. I told Mackenzie that while I love my job, and I do enjoy photographing weddings, but I rarely do I have as much fun as I did her wedding. It was fun, from beginning to end...and I even got a nifty little party favor...the coolest coozie ever!
Beautiful couple...check! Beautiful day...check! Beautiful ceremony...check! Beautiful venue...check! Everything was absolutely picture perfect the entire day. The best part, though, was that I absolutely love this couple, and their families. I've known the Bride's family for several years now, and we share many mutual friends. It was super important to me to be a part of their special day, and to help them get the best possible pictures of the most important day of Lauren & Kyle's life.
I am so excited to share my ever expanding collection of maternity gowns available for your use. In addition to skirts, tutus and other wardrobe of choice, I offer eight beautiful maternity gowns for all shapes and sizes. Most gowns are "one size fits all", but some have less forgiving fabric, so we will discuss your needs prior to your appointment. For more information about maternity sessions, click HERE.
I truly adore this location. I can't wait to see it green up this Spring. Even now, with no leaves and the grass nearly dead, it's beautiful. I have plans to plant some wildflowers once there's no chance of a freeze...and away from the crops and any chance of getting plowed down. I still haven't decided where to plan them...there are so many options. :) Here are five shots from around the farm.
I can't pick my favorite picture, can you? :D
This is it, the first wedding of the year, and boy was it a great one! It was so difficult to narrow this down to my favorite 15-20 pictures.
First off, let me just say that the decorations were AMAZING. Ann (the mother of the bride) can decorate for me anytime!
Some special moments between Jessie, her mom and aunt.
The ceremony was held inside, because of the rain. We all decided that it made the ceremony much more intimate (and thankfully more warm, considering this was still January).
It may have been raining outside (which, by the way is good luck on your wedding day), but it was snowing inside.
Taking bridal party photos in small spaces isn't ideal.....but with Ann's decorations, and Jessie's great taste in bridal party attire....I think it worked out perfectly.
Time to cut the cake! And then eat it.....right off your beautiful bride's chest.
It's time to get down on the dance floor! Go, Grandpa go!
You'd think that Jessie was a pro at throwing the bouquet! Ha ha ha!
Look Ma, no hands!
No....they weren't really smoking. Don't worry, we don't violate any state laws.
And then then there were just two...and the love between them. <sigh>
Well folks, that's it. I want to award this wedding's Vendor of the Day award to The Chillicothe Country Club, who did a fantastic job tending to everyone's needs. I have to give them special kudos for two save-the-day moves. First, when Jessie walked down the stairs and through the bar to enter the dining room Beth was quick to make sure that her staff blocked the other entryway, so Jake couldn't see her walk by in her dress. Second, just as soon as the cake was cut at least half a dozen skilled Country Club staff swooped in to cut the cake. I can't tell you how many weddings I've been to where the cake gets forgotten because no one thought to make cake-cutting arrangements.
Honorable mention goes to Ray from Martin Music Company. I've worked with him many times now and by far he's one of the most professional (and best dressed) DJs around. He's one classy dude.
Congratulations (even though you were already married) Jessie & Jake. I wish you both continued happiness and lots of love to carry you through the years together.
I am legit beyond excited to photograph this couple's wedding in May. They were an absolute blast to photograph. Laughing, teasing and generally having a great time no matter where they were or what they were doing. I knew I was in for a great time when they both secretly wrote what they love about each other and they came up with the same answer!
Tell me this isn't THE cutest thing you've ever seen. "My humans are getting married". You betcha, so sweet!
Can't wait to see these guys again in a few months, when it's warmer and the perfect weather for a wedding.
I was so blessed to be able to witness and document the beautiful marriage of Lizzie and Theresa. I was overwhelmed by all of the love and joy among the participants. Such anticipation and excitement, it makes you want to get married again and again. :)