Photography

Nate & Carolyn - A Year Later

I love to try and keep in touch with my clients and see where they are at and how married life is for them. I emailed Nate and Carolyn and asked them how they felt about sharing a little bit about their day and how important it was for them to have special wedding photographs to look back upon. Thank you guys for your kind words, was a pleasure to capture your day and I hope your photographs bring back many happy memories for years to come. Happy Anniversary! 

Favorite moment from the wedding day?

Nate: Watching Carolyn walk down the aisle and seeing her beautiful smile.

Carolyn: I enjoyed the day as a whole!! It was such a blessing to have the whole family together. Though I must say my favorite was lighting our unity candle while listening to our recording of Be Thou My Vision. Remembering to always keep Christ as our vision in life and in our marriage. (On a funny note, I did enjoy getting to smudge cake up Nates nose! Hehe) 

Favorite image captured? 

Nate: I really liked the ones walking down the lane after the wedding, There were various ones that are my favorite. I also like the ones with Carolyn and the car. 

Carolyn: I would have to say my favorites are the ones with Nate and I with the car. I also enjoyed the ones with my niece Jocelyn. Beki has a talent of capturing the moment as real life as possible. One that comes to mind is the one where it is a close up of my father but you can see Nathan looking on in the background. Very neat affect. 

If you had to give an engaged couple advice before their big day, what would it be? 

Nate: Make sure you get Beki as your photographer! ( I promise I didn't pay him to say this!!)

Carolyn: This would be especially for the Bride, but to enjoy every moment of your day. Not in a selfish way but truly enjoy your wedding day to your husband. Don’t worry about the small stuff.

How was your experience working with Beki? 

Nathan and I really enjoyed the opportunity of being with Beki. She is such a sweet and kind hearted person. She really looks into the lives of the clients she works with and has a heart for capturing the moment.  We appreciate all the work she put into capturing our wedding! What a great way to remember our special day. A picture really can say a thousand words! 



Ryan & Maggie // Engagement // Zoar Village

Well, this one nearly feels like a throw back. I know its been a while but I really wanted to share it with you. I quite often have people tell me of cute little spots for photo sessions. This past summer (yes, we are all dreaming of summer at the minute!) a number of people had told me about Zoar Village and how wonderful it was. I had to go check it out for myself, and it is indeed a little gem of a village; old brick buildings, picket fences, vintage bikes and lots of awesome doors and backdrops. It is for sure a location I will be revisiting again. Without further adieu, I'd like you to meet some more of my wonderful clients (I'm not biased, promise!): Ryan & Maggie     These guys were real troopers. What you don't see is me behind the camera with my boots, coat, scarf and gloves all on, it was freezing! I love their classy, timeless feel they went for - this contrasts so well with their casual everyday outfits they wear later. © 2014, 12Stones Photography, All Rights Reserved.       © 2014, 12Stones Photography, All Rights Reserved.      

I absolutely love these Fall colors, such a great time of year to get photos taken.

      

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Time to get warmed up, or at least try to! Even in their casual everyday outfits they look great.

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Now it gets good... I love when people become so comfortable in font of the camera that they can just be themselves and let their personalities shine through. Maggie is so bright and bubbly, I imagine there is laughter happening wherever she is. Ryan on the other hand comes across like he is shy and quiet. That is until Maggie makes him show us his, "winking face". Verdict is still out on this one but I think it's pretty awesome!

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I had such fun with these two - excited for their Wedding day and the moments we will capture!

SCALLY, 2014 // CORRY + OLIVIA

Getting to capture the wedding of people you know is a whole lotta fun. I always want to get to know my clients well, but it pays off even more when you've known them for a few years. Correy and I went through Off The Wall Ministry the same year. When you live in community with people, you get to know them pretty well; all their little quirks, their passions and desires and their heart. Correy is one extreme planner and organizer, so when he and his lovely fiance asked me to photograph their wedding, I knew it was going to be a good one! Every little detail had thought put into it. Everything about their wedding was, "Correy & Olivia." From their hashtags, to the chucks, books, vintage cups, lace dresses and awesome dancing. I just LOVE when clients bring their personalities and interests into their big day, it makes it very unique and 'just them'. Hope you enjoy this beautiful day as much as I did. Thank-You Correy and Olivia for letting me be a part of it!

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2014 // Year in Review - New Faces, New Friends

So, I think its time I get back at this blogging. I have a couple of sessions I can't wait to share with you. I didn't do a very good job at keeping up with my blog last year. This year my goal is to really get a grasp of this whole blog thing, my hope is that I can share with you some of my clients, my adventures and ultimately whats going on in life. I love getting to do what I do, shooting weddings, meeting new people, being involved in discipleship ministry (www.offthewallministry.com) drinking excessive amounts of coffee, being a wife, laughing (a lot) and following Christ.. wherever he may lead me. I am completely and utterly blessed to be living the life that I am. This morning while sipping on my coffee I was reading John pipers devotional and I was reminded again to "Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth." (Colossians 3:2) So as I get geared up for all that 2015 will bring my desire is to consider Jesus in all I do and say, as I interact with all of you I pray that Christ would be evident in my life.

Below is a small sampling of some of the moments I got to capture this year.blog2014#1 blog2014#4blog2014#5blog2014#2blog2014#3blog2014#6S.Flynn Designs - A great friend and an awesome Interior Designers - I get the privilege of capturing the beautiful spaces that she creates for clients. I get a little jealous of her skills at times too...

Der Bake Oven - Berlin Ohio

Delicious (I may have eaten here a few too many times!) My canvases are also for sale here too!

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