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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Meg & Mike | Southern Ohio Photography


Other than family, I have 3 best friends. I don’t mean great friends, I have LOTS of those, but true *best* friends. I realize this is rare, and I treasure it.  They are amazing and all so different. Hayley was my first, we met when I was 4 at church…I blog about her adorable family often.  I met Allison in college…actually she was my roommate, and quickly became my long lost sister (after about 2 days, haha). I don’t seem to have any posts about her (which is weird, and I will fix that)…but, she lives in Naples, Florida…so we have a very healthy phone relationship :) The other is Meg.

Meg & I met in High School. It’s actually a really funny story. Not sure if she knows this, but I was 16 or 17, I was on a spiritual church retreat, Chrysalis. She was there and I just thought she was soo cool and I wanted to be her friend (it sounds funny when typed out, but that’s what I remember thinking). Well after a few months of going to discipleship & gatherings together we starting talking & hanging out a little…then prom was coming up.  You see…I had a crush on her best friend (yep…that would be Justin ;). Well, I needed a date for prom and so Meg set it up for me.  Our Junior Prom at Paint Valley was so great…I went with Justin, Meg & her boyfriend at the time…also happened to be my first “date” with my now amazing husband. If it wasn’t for her…I wouldn’t have met him so early…actually we probably wouldn’t have met until college (that’s another story…but a great one at that ;)

*I actually just tried to find a photo of us from prom, however, it seems that was before this digital age…and I figured she’d kill me ;)

From Junior year prom to after we left for college we were inseparable…really, anytime out of school…we were together. It’s funny, because I never thought about the timeline until I now, and that 1.5 to 2 years seemed so much longer.  Years longer, actually.  When I think about high school, the first thing I think about is spending time with them…which is really funny because we didn’t even go to the same school.

We are older now, and Meg has since moved away (which I am still having trouble dealing with) and just happened to meet the man of her dreams! Meg & Mike did the crazy romantic thing and ran off to Vegas to elope!! So of course, since I wasn’t able to photograph the wedding…we HAD to do a shoot. I mean, seriously!

So here’s my best friend…and her husband!!

Did I mention she is gorgeous? Cause she is.

Often times when shooting I have to deal with other people, cars, buildings I want to avoid…but this was definitely a first ;)

We had some visitors…

Ridiculously good looking couple:

THIS is Meg…and I love her :) And so does Mike…see it in his face ;)

Love you both :)

Oh, and if you are looking for something to do this weekend. Come on out to Adena High School to see their production of Cinderella! My sweet husband is the director and has put so much of his time & heart into this for the kids…it’s sure to be a great time :)

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 3:00 pm! Hope to see you there!!!

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Samantha & Josh | Chillicothe Ohio Engagement Photography

Last October I met up with Samantha & Josh for their engagement photos. She picked one of the best days of the year…just perfect weather, and the leaves…well, you could say they were in their “prime”! The following are just a few of my favorites!

Samantha ordered a great canvas of the black & white below…it was stunning! Just so happens that is also one of my favorite images…ever.

Gotta love autumn in Ohio :)

So excited to photograph your wedding in October!!

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Jill & Austin | Indianapolis, Indiana Wedding Photography

Jill & Austin were married in Indianapolis, Indiana last October in one of the most touching ceremonies I’ve photographed so far. Jill & I went to college together and when she contacted me about photographing her wedding I was thrilled. You see, Jill has one of the most sweet personalities of anyone I have ever met.  You can see her love of our sweet Lord through her smile and their wedding was such an amazing reminder of how marriage consists of 3.  What an amazing day.

The day was chilly & rainy, but of course it cleared up just enough for us to photograph downtown. Jill & Austin, thank you so much for having us photograph your wedding. I *loved* seeing you again :)

Jill was such a trooper and even went outside in the rain for some shots!!

Adding this one to my all-time favorites for bridesmaids:

Stunning shot by my awesome husband, Justin:

Jill, you are g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!

The next several shots were taken in the reception parking lot…yep, sometimes, that’s all you need.

love, love, love this shot :)

Image on the right is one of my very favorites!

We headed to Broad Ripple for some extra shots:

Seriously great cake:

I thought this image summed up the party perfectly ;)


Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Ceremony Location: Community Church of Greenwood

Reception Venue: Riverwalk; Indpls, In

Flowers: Chastain’s Flowers

Cater: Riverwalk; Indpls, In

Cake: Aimee Rollings

Ceremony Musician: Paul & Jamie Satre

Reception DJ: Paul Burkemeier

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Fall Shoots – part 3 | Chillicothe Ohio Family Photography

The 3rd installment of 2010 Fall Shoots!

The ever-so-cute Sharp family:

Are you seeing this!?!?! I know it’s shocking, but this will forever be a favorite for me. Adorable kid, way-too cute puppy…there are no words. 

The beautiful Ash family…

This precious little lady is 5 today!!! Happy Birthday Sophie…Mr. Justin & I love you soo much :)

Little Miss Laynie…oh my, oh my…my gals are adorable!!!

Challenge: 4 pups…all different ages & breeds…

We did actually get one of everyone looking (you know, for the Christmas card), however, this was my favorite:

Have a extra-wonderful weekend…I sure plan to!

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Fall Shoots – part 2 | Chillicothe Ohio Photography

Sooo…here’s part 2 of sharing some of our fall shoots!

Matt & Stefanie & pups:

We photographed their wedding portraits in this exact spot 1 year earlier.

The Ballentine Family:

Loved this little dance he did for me!

Mindy & Layla:

It’s starting to feel a little more like spring! So excited for our upcoming shoots!! If you’d like to schedule a shoot for when the weather warms up a bit more, contact us soon to get on the calendar!!

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