Another year of weddings has come and gone.  And again, I sit back and look at all of the wonderful weddings I had the privilege to be a part of and the wonderful people I have gotten to serve.

Every year I’m amazed at how quickly the weddings come and go.  I meet most of my couples one year to 18 months out from their wedding.  And before we know it, wedding day is here.  Everything we’ve been anticipating comes to fruition.  And just like that, it’s over.  That’s what’s so humbling about this job.  I never want to forget all the time and planning that my couples have put in to making their wedding dreams come true.  Because in the end, they are relying on me to preserve these memories through my photography.  Otherwise, we have to rely on just our own recollection.  Which, let’s be honest, no matter how special the occasion, time and years have a way of slowly causing these memories to become a blur.  So, no pressure or anything 😛

And what a way to end my wedding season.  Zach and Brittany are some of the kindest souls you will meet.  The day started out gloomy and rainy.  They say rain on your wedding day is good luck right?  That may be true.  But if we’re being honest, it naturally causes more stress on everybody.  However, I can honestly say this was one of the most relaxing wedding days I have been a part of.  Both Brittany and Zach were totally calm (or they are amazingly good at pretending)  and I myself did not feel stressed from the rain.  The timeline ran smooth, we enjoyed some cute pictures with umbrellas, took pictures inside of the Glass Pavilion (which was my first time and I am in LOVE with those portraits!), and then just like that, the clouds parted and the rest of their portrait session was dry with even a peak of sunshine.

Yes, you will notice an overload of bride and groom portraits.  It’s no secret that this is my favorite part of the day.  These are the images you hang in your home.  Ones that burst with pure joy because they can finally say “Husband and Wife.”  And besides the fact that these two are totally photogenic, the reason why they have so many portraits is because it didn’t feel like a task.  It was more like these two just hanging out, enjoying the start of this new adventure, and me in the background getting to capture it all.  And I’m pretty sure Brittany can’t take a bad picture!  I mean- can we say old Hollywood gorgeousness or what??

2018 was good to me.  I served 5 exclusive AC Photography couples and had the opportunity to shoot 4 other weddings with other photographers.  And while all of the beautiful images make me happy, I receive the most joy when I hear how much my couples love and cherish these photos.  That’s what it’s all about.

Vendor Credits:

Coordinator: Your Perfect Day

Dress: Morilee from Atlas Bridal Shop

Ceremony: Rosary Cathedral

Reception venue:  Hensville

DJ: Decorative Sound

Cake: The Frosting Goddess

Limo Service: Total Image Limousine

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Bar Toledo

Invitations: Vo Handmade

Cake Topper: Etsy

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