Natalie & I met through a mutual friend. W met up and talked about all the details of her upcoming wedding. Natalie is also a photographer in Toledo area. She was planning an intimate summer wedding. I was super excited to be available for the day. Matthew had already had a commitment as a second shooter for another photographer, so our friend Dave Issod (also a guest of the wedding, his girlfriend Kara was a bridesmaid.) acted as my Matthew for the day. He did a wonderful job, I enjoyed working with him. 🙂 The bridal party got ready at the Wyndham Hotel in Oakland. The ceremony was at the Schenley Oval with the reception at the Porch.
Natalie had a killer look. Her dress & accessories were champagne colored. I absolutely adored her dress.
I really love prep photos. It is such a fun part of the day!
Natalie’s hair was gorgeous. The picture of Old Hollywood grammar.
Natalie’s necklace was made from her mother’s engagement diamond & her bracelet was her grandmother’s pearls. Something borrowed 🙂
Hanging out in the lobby of the Wyndham hotel. Loved their lobby so modern deco.
Dave took care of the boys. 🙂
Love this walking shot of Dave’s!!!
Getting ready for the ceremony to start.
I loved that Ahren’s children participated in the unity sand ceremony. A family becoming one.
Shot by Dave.
Loved that the dresses weren’t matchy matchy, it was so unique.
Molto bella bride!
These two are so great together. I could have photographed them all day.
I had to add this candid. The newlyweds were walking to our next shooting space when the wind kicked up blowing Natalie’s veil. I just thought this was such a sweet moment.
The reception location was so quaint. A nice intimate setting.
Ahren sharing a dance with his two daughters.
Natalie & Ahren had a table of portraits of family members who had passed away. It was such a thoughtful memoriam. Great idea.
Getting the party started! This was a super fun group. They danced the night away.
A snap of Dave & Kara. Aren’t they just the cutest! (you guys know who to call whenever you get married :winkwink: )
Just before leaving we headed outside to play with some sparklers. A new family LOVE.
I had such a blast with you guys. I hope you love your photos. I wish you many wonderful years together.
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