A saber and a toast to happily ever after. Columbus Wedding Photography

Lara & Jeremy. Meant to be.  Since elementary school!

Married. Happy. Together. Forever.

It couldn’t have been a more special day.

I love both of these images SO much!  Look at the littles.  You’ll see them in both photographs.  :)

Time to get ready!

Jeremy.  The HANDSOME groom.  (Great job with these Ana!)

And some pretty PRETTY detail shots from Tasha.

Walking down the hill for her first look.  Jeremy was waiting on the bridge behind her mother’s house.

I love First Looks!  They make the wedding day so much smoother.  We got done with ALL of the pictures before the ceremony.  And they got to see each other for the very first time on this special bridge in the backyard of the home where Lara grew up. 

Jeremy is one of those guys, you know, that knows how to make a girl feel special.  He loves her very much.  And it’s VERY OBVIOUS.

Pretty flowers by Flowers on Orchard Lane

One of my favorite things about Lara…the joy she brings to everyone around her.  She’s just a BEAUTIFUL person.

Jeremy clearly knows how to make Lara just MELT.  
And giggle.
And dip.

Lara’s mother.  Her hat made me think we were at the Royal Wedding.  Love it!
Carpe Diem.  Sieze the day.  Rather appropriate for this day, huh?!

Um, this is AWESOME.  You guys are SO perfect for each other.  

A little Yuengling.  Anyone and everyone.  Time to celebrate!

Love the purple.

This bridal party was LOADS OF FUN!  Yayyyyy!
Love the party in the back!

Uh huh.  Fab-you-lus-ness!

Handsome fellas.
He was flirting with Tasha BIG time.
Jeremy, you ROCK!

Goin’ to the chapel.  Gonna get married!  (This was Lara’s fathers car.)

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  Love never fails.  (I love this, Light Girl!)
Her brother walked her down the aisle.  Very touching.

Lord of Life Lutheran in Dublin.


Lara.  I love your braid.  I still can’t believe you did your own hair!

The reception was at St. Charles High School in the Walters Commons.  It was AWESOME!

This is probably my FAVE from the day!  I love the reflection on the cool floor.

The cake was a replica of Lara’s wedding gown.  Cake by Jan Kish.  Cookies by Jeremy’s momma.

This makes me giggle big time.  The bridesmaids waiting for the grand entrance into the reception.  They look like the children watching the rain in “The Cat in the Hat”.  They want to come out and play!

The GRAND entrance.

Speeches from LOTS of siblings.

Love, love, love!  (Geek speak…new lens…Canon 135L shot by the lovely Light Girl herself. Uh HUH.)

The Sabering of the champagne bottle.

A unique and enthusiastic way of opening a bottle of champagne, called “the art of sabering.” Jan Kish (cake designer) opens the bottle of champagne by slicing off the top of the bottle with a long saber and toasts the bride and groom.  WOW!  (Awesome shot, Tash!)

Let’s get this PARTY STARTED!

5 Hour Energy + Champagne = Shirts flying off on the dance floor

See the purple lights.  Attention to detail.
Here we are with the lovely bride and groom.  Aww.  Fun!

Some behind the scenes….

Thanks for all of your help with the sameday slideshow, h-band.  I love you bunches!

Gettin’ jiggy wit it.

Rock it out, ladies. You guys were SUCH a HUGE part of making this day successful. I can’t thank you enough. For the fun. The photos. And for knocking over my light stand for the umpteenth time, ha. I play. I play.

Um, I thought I had TWO assistants today?!

Y’all musta been off somewhere playing!

Lara & Jeremy ,

Thank you SO VERY MUCH for trusting us with your wedding photography.  I know this is such a special day for you both.  We were VERY honored to be there and everyone made us feel so welcome.  Thank you for making us feel like we are the best of the best.  We adore you SO.  Good luck in your future journey.  Together.  Forever.  Big BIG hugs to you and all of your lovely family.

Reception and Ceremony Site – Lord of Lutheran Church and St Charles Preparatory – The Walter Commons
Video – Family Video Treasurer
Caterer – Berwick Manor
Cake – Jan Kish
Flowers – Flowers on Orchard Lane
DJ/Band – Tommy Nutter
Ceremony Music – Mr. David Parkes- Singer, Mr. David Robinson- organ
Hair and Make up – Waldo’s on High (Short North)
Wedding Planner – JLauren Events
Invitations – Peabody Papers (Grandview)
Jewelry – Bridal & Formal (Cincinnati)
Rehearsal dinner – Brio
Wedding gown designer- Monique Lhuillier

processional – Pachabel Canon in D / Bridal March (Jonathan Cain Version)
grand entrance – Black and Yellow by Wiz Khalifa
first dance – Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
cake cutting – The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
mother/son – What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Fun questions…
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Bride – Seeing each other for the first time on the bridge!:)
Groom – Definitely seeing each other for the first time. I always knew Lara to be beautiful, but she truly looked like a princess that day!

What was your favorite detail?
Bride – Wearing that DRESS!!!
Groom – The song Lara walked down the aisle to. It was perfect.

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Bride – Try to avoid sitting near the buffet…everyone walking by stops to say “congratulations”
Groom – Other than hire Crystal Jo, I would say make sure you take a moment that day just for the two of you. Take a step back and breathe in everything you spent so much time putting together.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Lara – Nope. It was AWESOME!!!
Jeremy – I agree, it was perfect. So amazing.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Both – Montego Bay, Jamaica – Secrets Wild Orchid & it was AMAZING!!!

How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto?
Bride – Crystal was by far our favorite & most important vendor! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!!! She made the day so easy & comfortable…as she did for our engagement shoot!! Crystal is the BEST & we are so happy we chose her!!!
Groom – Ditto that. She was amazing and did an extraordinary job with not only us, but the bridal party.

Wanna see more?  Click HERE to see the video slideshow.  WEeeeeeeeeee!

Roberta - Great job CJO, Light Girl, TB & JHO!!!

light girl - OH SUCH AN AWESOME WEDDING IT WAS! ;] great job girls!! && jholt too! love it, love it, love it!♥

Grand Junction Colorado Wedding Photographer - Lovely job! The first look images are my favorite- beautiful!

Tasha Braniff - AWESOME wedding! Their first look was one of my fav’s ever!
Great job ladies! Thanks for the fun :)

Aunt Angie - Nice addition the section at the bottom of the post very informative. Your so smart, you never stop, the sky is the limit for you darling.

Cyndi - What a great wedding. Loved the cake. I also thought Crystal Jo and the photographers did a super great job. Beautiful memories to hold forever.

Aubsfest. Columbus Baby Photography


Aubrey’s First Birthday Party.

I love the theme.  1st Annual Aubsfest.  How genius!  Daddy created this logo himself.  LOVE!

Cutest tutu EVER!
Goin’ fishin’.
A cold beverage in a cool pool.  Now this is the life.
Aubrey playing with her big sister.
Candy table!
Hello, beautiful baby.  Can I hold you all day?
Gotta love the sucker in her mouth.

Isn’t this cake adorable?!  Momma whipped it up at the last minute. With a quick stop at the local Walmart.

Fun had by all.

From sad…

to happy.  With the taste of sugar!  Ha.  Look at her hair!
Gotta love a smash cake!

Time to get all of that pink frosting out from those earlobes and pretty curls. Baby bath time is always FUN!

I love this so much.  When I was taking this shot, I just kept thinking about when I dress my daughter.  She loves it.  She just looks up at me and smiles really big.  Little moments that will be cherished forever.  And…captured right here…

Baby Toms.  You have to be kidding me!
A is for Aubrey. B is for Book.

Aubs and her new ride.

Happy 1st Birthday, Aubrey. To many, many more happy ones!

Ella’s Sour Face. Columbus Baby Photography

Ella’s Lemonade Stand.

She REALLY is AAAAADORRRRRABLE!  I can’t even stand how cute these are!

Look at the middle one…awesome!

Here. I’ll make it a little bigger so you can see how fabulous this is…

Made by Ella!

Love these!

Haha, she wanted to use ALL the straws!  Look at those painted toezers!

Christi McClellan - These pictures are stunning! What a beautiful baby girl Ella is. Wonderful idea I just love them all, very nice.

Amy Seese - Ella is adorable!!!!! Great job Jo!

Laundry isn’t always a chore. Columbus Family Photography

Drew.  One Year Big!  And family.  One Big Happy FUN family!

Leslie and I have been talking about this laundromat shoot since Drew was just a wee one.  I was so excited she was up for it!  And, it did not disappoint!

Happy, Happy First Birthday, Drew Ma-goo!

Caroline and Leah had a ball!
Family time!
LOVE this.  Session fave.

And this was Leslie’s idea.  I love it.  Cracks me up!


Aren’t they fun?!

They love doing this with their daddy!

Drew Ma-goo, I loved watching you grow so BIG your first year of life. You are the cutest little Drew Ma-goo I know. And I’ll always say “Pizza, Pizza, Pizza” during a baby session. In YOUR honor. XOXO!

Cyndi - My fave is the one in the dryers

Roberta - You never cease to amaze me. ;)

The family with a real Cabbage Patch Kid. Columbus Family Photography

The Paur Family.

Six children.  Yes, I said SIX.

I watch the Kardashians and it SO makes me want to have a ton of children.  Endless laughs, endless games of hide and seek and endless hand me downs (the youngest here is wearing her older sister’s dress).  There is always someone there for you to laugh with, cry with and just tickle when you wanna play.

“The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” – Erma Bombeck

They all have their own little personality, style and charm.  The Paur’s.  All SIX of them.

Anna Grace.  Like a little cabbage patch kid.  Do you remember those dolls?  I just wanna pinch those cheeks.

Seriously.  Cute.

And look at these handsome little fellas!  Nathanael,  Thomas and Samuel.  All biblical names.

This makes me wanna have 6 kids.  So much FUN!

She seriously couldn’t be ANY cuter!  My camera was in love with her beautiful eyes and shy smile.
The family got a new toy.  Everyone wanted to pose with it.

Timothy.  The Hunter.

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.  Elizabeth is such a good big sister.

My friend Sarah (his Aunt), has a senior picture VERY similar to this.  In this very car.

Boys will be boys!

My girl was pretty popular with these guys!  

Thanks for a great evening Paur family! I hope your vacation was a blast and mommy got to show off her bikini body (yes, after having six kids)!

Amy Seese - Love these! Such a cute family and happy too!