Sarah and Joe are both very soft spoken people. I would consider them like an onion- the more you get to know them, the more layers you uncover, all very exotic and sweet (I think you have to know how much I love onions to know this is the ultimate compliment from me) . Joe met Sarah while he was working in a tattoo shop. From hearing the story from both of their perspectives, it seemed very much like love at first sight. Sarah basically kept getting more tattoos to keep hanging out with Joe. From there their love blossomed.
Last year I had the honor of shooting their engagement shoot. Again, because of le bebe, I didn’t blog as much as I had wanted last year. Alas, you’ll have to trust me that those images were faboosh. You can see some of them in my instagram archives. My profile name is JMillerPhotos. Please look me up and add me!
Joe oozes creativity. First of all, he’s an incredible tattoo artist. He even tattooed their wedding date on Sarah’s forearm. Second, his passion for Sarah is so beautifully evident when you’re around them both. He MADE her bridal bouquet. He literally watched a youtube video on how to make a bouquet and then whipped up this spectacular creation like it was nothing- oh, and he fashioned a wooden holder for it, so that it could sit upright because it was so heavy from its awesomeness. Joe also studied Sarah’s Persian heritage and designed their wedding sofreh, which was no small task.
Sarah wore the world’s most beautiful gown and veil. She had her veil flown in from London from designer Agnes Hart. It was nothing short of spectacular, and to quote Sarah , “this veil is everything.” She incorporated her love of animals, especially rabbits, into their wedding details. The reception had a vegan buffet that was so incredibly delicious. There were also vegan desserts provided by Pattycake Bakery, one of my all-time favorite dessert shops in Columbus.
I think what I loved most about Joe and Sarah was just how deeply in love they are. It’s such a beautiful thing to sit back and watch, and watching people in love is pretty much my job. Even after the last guests had left and the catering had cleared the tables, Sarah and Joe were still dancing in each-others’ arms- blissful in the moment they were sharing. Savoring every second of the special day they poured their heart and soul into. I feel so lucky to have been a part of it, and I hope you love these photos as much as I do! XO Jess