From the Bride: “We wanted our wedding day to be more than just a day in a pretty dress and a suit. Our day is about the two of us becoming one, by the powerful grace of God. We are chasing after a love for each other that reflects the love Christ has for us, and we wanted this day to emulate that as well. We want our wedding day to be a huge celebration of the gift of marriage. We have been together for 6 years and are so excited for what is to come.”
Jamie and Corey’s wedding at The Excelsior Room in Wooster, Ohio was a dream to be a part of. Jamie found me through Instagram, and she and Corey traveled 3 hours to do their engagement shoot with me in Ohio. (Already this proves how amazing they are!) From the beginning their mantra was – “We trust your creative eye. Do what you do best!” Seriously?! I could not have asked for a sweeter couple who made my job so easy and so fun because I knew they were up for anything, and they valued creativity and quality for their images.
From the moment I arrived at the bridal suite and saw the raspberry and grey color palette, I knew this would be a good day ;) The colors complemented each other so well for the bridal party and floral arrangements! The bride and groom gave me a full hour for portraits of the two of them after the first look, which made me SO excited for the images we would create together. The love these two share spans 6 years, and it’s so obvious that Corey adores Jamie. He was so precious to watch during the first look, and seeing him shed a few tears as she walked down the aisle to him as his bride made me well up behind the camera. These two also know how to throw a killer party! Their bridal party was so much fun, and the dance floor was full from the moment the music started playing. I loved every minute of celebrating this wedding day, and had the hardest time narrowing down favorites for this post! Jamie gave me extra time to capture details, as well as time with her and her bridesmaids (seriously – such a dream bride!) and I’m thrilled with the results! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy scrolling through this gorgeous wedding day :)
From the Bride: “Corben and I met while doing a Discipleship Training School in Tennessee. We spent months pressing into Jesus and worshipping Him all over Tennessee and Uganda! I fell hard for the way he treated people, talked about Jesus, admitted his faults, and made me laugh like no one ever had. The months we spent in Africa enhanced our already very simplistic lifestyles and personalities, so we wanted our wedding to exemplify that. We both envisioned a simple, elegant, sweet and rustic wedding, and that’s exactly what came to be!”
I’ve been looking forward to Corben & Marissa’s wedding day ever since their snowy engagement shoot this winter! It is unquestionable that these two love each other in a special way – you can see it in the way they look at each other. It’s beautiful to see and brought many people to tears when they exchanged their vows! Polen Farm in Dayton, Ohio was the perfect location for their elegant day, and we were given perfect weather for shooting portraits – even sneaking some ‘just married’ shots in before a storm rolled through! It’s a joy to know this couple, and I have been incredibly blessed by their friendship and the way they selflessly serve and love on those around them.
Corben and Marissa, I wish you the absolute best as you start this journey together. I know that God has huge plans for the two of you, and I can’t wait to see where He leads! Thank you for inviting me into your day and for making me feel so appreciated and loved. Your day was a true pleasure to document and I hope you cherish the images we were able to create together :) Love you both!
I had the immense privilege of working with Benjamin McCain of Silver Living Productions, who produced an amazing video for Corben & Marissa! He was great to work with, and his video brought me to tears. What more could you ask for?! Enjoy another glimpse into the Barber wedding:
As always, a huge thanks to the vendor team!
Photography: Chloe Luka Photography (http://www.chloelukaphotography.com)
From the bride: “My inspiration was romantic elegance. John and I wanted our day to be simple, elegant and fun. We played rock, paper, scissors to pick our color scheme and John won with red, black, and cream. We want everyone to enjoy the day with minimal stress and fuss. Our families and a lot of research made our day what it will be and we are so excited for everyone to be a part of this journey with us.”
Kalina contacted me last year about shooting her wedding in Springfield, Ohio and we were so excited to spend the day celebrating with her and John! They are such a sweet couple, and we loved getting to know their family and friends. It started off as a warm and sunny day, but a storm started rolling in around the time we were scheduled to shoot portraits! The bridal party as well as John and Kalina were champs, and we were able to get all of the pictures done in 15 minutes – right before the rain started pouring down! Thankfully, the storm cleared in time for a beautiful sparkler exit, after they had danced the night away ;) Excited to share some favorites with you all today!