Category Archives: Elopement

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Columbus Elopement Photography

One of my favorite things to shoot is Columbus elopement photography. I love it because it feels so spontaneous with no real schedule to keep. Believe it or not, this wedding session was only 30 minutes! My time with them was short but mighty. This session was filled with smiles, puppy kisses, and the most fabulous spring blooms.

Gabriella and Brice met up with me after their intimate low-key elopement downtown by the river. We utilized the ivy-covered brick walls of the Cultural Arts Center and the Main Street bridge. It was a great way to get a lot of variety for photos in a limited time frame. The sun was starting to dip in the sky and the bride lights were just becoming visible. That’s an ideal time of day to be shooting because everything seems so much more atmospheric and romantic.

Although they chose to keep their actual ceremony private and off-camera, this was such a perfect way to celebrate! I can’t thank Gabriella and Brice enough for having me join them on this incredible day.

If you are having a Columbus elopement, fill out my contact form so we can plan your special photo session together!

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kati and charles elope in schiller park

Columbus Ohio Elopement Photography

Just a couple of months before this international pandemic reached our shores, Kati and Charles had already decided that they wanted to get married by eloping. You could say they did it before it was cool! WOW! What a perfect April day it was for their small intimate wedding. The sun was beaming down and all the spring blooms were bursting with life, color, and fragrance. When I arrived, I could see them walking towards the Schiller Park stage in the distance. Ever since I was little, my heart has always skipped a beat when I’ve seen a bride. And that day was no exception. Kati looked stunning in her cream lace dress. The only people there were Kati, Charles, Charles’ brother who was also the officiant and Charles’ parents. They set up a zoom call in the middle of the park so Kati’s parents could be there as well. The couple chose to get married in front of the Schiller Statue in the park, where the formal promenade comes to an intersection with the park walkways. The two of them exchanged handwritten vows and before you knew it, they were husband and wife!

Right after the intimate ceremony, we just strolled the park and took some beautiful spring photos. And keeping in true Schiller Park fashion, you never know what you’re going to get. As we were taking some portraits, a man nearby started to blast Nickleback over his radio. Kati and Charles had a very intimate Nickleback concert during their elopement photos. I’m sure it was the moment they’d always dreamed of.

This wedding was a perfect example of how love is stronger than any adversity. There is beauty and love even in the toughest of times. I can’t fully express how thankful I am to have been there to document this elopement. Thank you, Kati and Charles!

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Downtown Columbus Elopement Photos

I love elopements! They are so wildly romantic! I met Kelley and Jorge under the arch in the arena district where they were joined by an officiant and married with only the traffic as spectators. They didn’t even tell anyone they were getting married! It was pure electric excitement afterward, as only we knew their secret! After their intimate ceremony, a crowd of people exiting Nationwide Arena started to cheer for them and that made Kelley laugh and cry! From the Arch, we casually walked around downtown and took some super lovely photos of the two of them. Like all elopements, I felt super lucky to be there to witness the magic go down. But I also felt very grateful after I spent the afternoon with these two. They are so down to earth, in love, and I seriously couldn’t think of a better way to tie the knot!

Bendora Wedding Gallery Wedding Photos

Sarah and Rich were married a year ago this month but it’s never too late to blog a beautiful wedding! They held their intimate ceremony at the Bendora Wedding Gallery, which also happened to be a perfect backdrop for some indoor (and warm) wedding photos! Natural light flooded into the room and it felt like you were in someone’s personal home. I adored Sarah’s tea-length skirt that fit her like a dream. Rich and Sarah exchanged hand-written vows and shared a sand pouring ceremony with their kids. One of Sarah’s family members was even on FaceTime so they could see the ceremony. After they said their “I dos” the happy and tearful couple walked back down the aisle as husband and wife and were wrapped in hugs by all of their family that was there. It might have been cold outside, but there was so much love and joy in that room!

I can’t say enough good things about downtown Worthington for photos as well. We just walked around, smiled, laughed, and felt the sun on our faces. One thing about these two is their smiles are infectious and they immediately make you feel like you’re part of their family. Just as a general rule, I think people like this are the absolute best! After our portraits, we met at a local restaurant so the family could cheers to the happy couple before they all went to dinner.

Thank you, Sarah and Rich, for having me be part of this perfect day and cheers to your first year down as Mr. and Mrs.! XO Jess