Timeless, Elegant Stories In An Uncertain Time: The Best of 2020

It’s hard to overstate the challenge that 2020 was for all of us. It was a year full of uncertainty, instability, and unrest. For a lot of our friends and couples that meant postponing important life moments, or preparing for conditions they had never expected on the biggest days of their lives. For others it meant facing incredible tragedy and hardship.

As photographers it is years like 2020 that we feel the weight of our jobs most clearly. Photos can be so dear, and sometimes their importance is only understood long after they could be replicated or repeated. We’re so grateful that you trusted us with those moments this year. It is hard to overstate what that means to us, and it’s our prayer that these are photos that you carry with you for a lifetime. 

We got to hear so many of your stories in 2020! And despite the conditions: It was a year full of bold love, joyful bonds, and beautiful creativity! Check out our favorite shots of the year below!

In Memory of Aidan Clay

In February I had the amazing opportunity to take some photos of a local musician and artist: Aidan Clay. Aidan was one of the nicest, most generous, people I have ever met. We connected over music and songwriting and he gifted me the beautiful 1920’s grand piano we used for the shoot. 

In December of 2020 Aidan passed away. It’s hard to overstate the light that the world lost with him. I experienced a great deal of joy over the course of our brief friendship and I know that so many others felt the same. I was blessed with the chance to do a session with him and his fiancé a few weeks prior to his passing. 

Sharing in Aidan’s story for those few months highlighted, to me, the importance of being a person of grace and generosity. His was a life well lived and I look forward to the chance to pick up where we left of on the other side. 

-Alex 

Dark Romantic Fall Elopement | Jessica & Henrik

Bride laughs as groom kisses her head

With most of the normal wedding traditions getting tossed out the window: Jessica and Henrik eloped with a simple focus: Capture Love. Capture Joy. and Be Together. In their own words: 

Flowers by: Sherwood Florist

Cake By: Jessica & Henrik

Shoes: Doc Martins

Skeleton Hand Flutes by: Pottery Barn

Elegant Midsummer Wedding | Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding | Columbus, Ohio

bride and groom portrait at Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding by Columbus Wedding Photographer

Brandi and Damien’s Franklin Park Conservatory wedding can be described in a few words; airy, classic, elegant, timeless and filled with love. It is  important to have a clear vision of what you want your wedding to look like. Your photography will be a reflection of all the time you spent planning your wedding and the details you selected, so make sure it fits your personality and will be timeless when you look back at your photos in fifty years!

Special Thanks to the amazing team of vendors that brought Brandi & Damien’s vision to life:

Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory | Flowers: Xoxo Florals & Wine | Hair: Sarah W. Hair Design | Makeup: Beauty by Taya | Dress- designer: Lazaro (store: Kleinfelds NYC) | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show me your Mumu (color: Show me the ring crisp) | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse – BLACK by Vera Wang | DJ: Beatsquad Entertainment | Cake: Cakes by Kari

Modern Rooftop Wedding | Juniper Rooftop Wedding | Columbus, Ohio

Danielle and Tod’s Juniper Rooftop wedding in Columbus, Ohio could not have been more perfect. This modern rooftop wedding was a showstopper. Beautiful details here. Gorgeous details over there. WOW, details everywhere! Danielle and Todd assembled a team of crack shot vendors that transformed their wedding day ideas into reality. The venue’s stark colors, Danielle’s […]

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Simple & Artistic Outdoor Wedding | Ecker’s Apple Farm Wedding | Trempealeau, Wisconsin

Erin and Beau’s Ecker’s Apple Farm wedding in Trempealeau, Wisconsin was exactly how a wedding should be, a perfect reflection of the couple. Their simple and artistic outdoor wedding was a pleasure to photograph. Partly because they are family, but more importantly because they accomplished what we always try to tell our couples – make […]

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