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Emily & Jake {Dayton, Ohio Wedding Photography}



From the bride….”Jake and I have been waiting for each other for over 8 years now. We’ve been longing for our wedding day since we’ve met each other. Our vision for this wedding is a joyful celebration of all the ways the Lord has blessed us in our past relationship and a day of thankfulness for finally allowing us to be married. Neither one of us truly believed that our wedding would ever come; the day itself will be an accumulation of 8 years of anticipation! I can’t even imagine how happy we’ll be after we say “I do!”

And she was right — from the beginning to the end of their wedding day, Jake and Emily were overjoyed, and it showed! I’ve never seen such an emotional groom – it was so obvious that he loves Emily with his whole heart and soul, and he couldn’t help but cry when he saw her for the first time, and said his vows to her because his heart was overflowing. It was an absolutely beautiful thing to witness, and I was wiping away tears at many points throughout their day! Also, I’m convinced that Emily is a real-life Disney princess because animals followed her around ALL day! I kept waiting for the birds to start chirping a song to her and landing on her shoulder. It honestly wouldn’t have surprised me! So be on the look out for some animal friends throughout these images ;) Jake and Emily, thank you for allowing us to capture these intimate, authentic images of your wedding day. You two have a once in a lifetime kind of love, and it’s incredibly inspiring to all those who know you. Love you both and wish you only the best!
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This was the moment! Their first kiss EVERRRR! So exciting :) BirminghamWedding_1545 BirminghamWedding_1546 BirminghamWedding_1547 BirminghamWedding_1548 BirminghamWedding_1549 BirminghamWedding_1550 BirminghamWedding_1551 BirminghamWedding_1552 BirminghamWedding_1553

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Not sure how a groomsmen managed to have a battery hidden in his suit, but when that happens, you have to document it!BirminghamWedding_1578 BirminghamWedding_1579 BirminghamWedding_1580 BirminghamWedding_1581 BirminghamWedding_1582 BirminghamWedding_1583 BirminghamWedding_1584 BirminghamWedding_1585 BirminghamWedding_1586 BirminghamWedding_1587

OK, does it get more precious than this? Tears were streaming down his face as he said his vows to his bride :)BirminghamWedding_1588 BirminghamWedding_1589 BirminghamWedding_1590 BirminghamWedding_1591 BirminghamWedding_1592 BirminghamWedding_1593 BirminghamWedding_1594 BirminghamWedding_1595 BirminghamWedding_1596 BirminghamWedding_1597 BirminghamWedding_1598

As I was shooting these bridal portraits of Emily, I happened to glance over and catch this look on Jake’s face. Total admiration and love for his new wife. You’d better believe I was crying behind the camera for this one!! BirminghamWedding_1599 BirminghamWedding_1600 BirminghamWedding_1601 BirminghamWedding_1602 BirminghamWedding_1603 BirminghamWedding_1604 BirminghamWedding_1605 BirminghamWedding_1606 BirminghamWedding_1607

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This was also a first – the groomsmen bought a fish and put it in the front seat of the getaway car for the bride and groom! BirminghamWedding_1630 BirminghamWedding_1631



Thank you to the amazing vendors that made this day possible:

Wedding Dress – Private designer at Lillian’s Bridal (937-433-4494)
Florist – Furst Florist (
Ceremony Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church (,
Reception Venue: Kohler Presidential Center (
DJ: Taylor King (
Cake: Cakes for All Occasions (937-754-0804)
Catering: Kohler Presidential Center Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses: JCPenney (
Groomsmen and Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Rentals (
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas (
Favors: “Watch Our Love Grow” seed packets
Harpist: Cinamin Peppo