It rained ALL. DAY. LONG. at Kate and Ben’s September wedding day! Not a heavy downpour, just a light mist, but just enough to have umbrellas attached to us nonstop. I always say, when weather isn’t what my clients envision on their wedding, we always make the best of it – and that’s exactly what we did on this day. The day before their big day, myself and their wedding party accepted the worsening forecast – I reserved the Ohio Statehouse for indoor portraits, and their wedding party ran out and bought a bunch of clear umbrellas, enough for everyone to hold! These pieces, paired with Kate and Ben’s positive approach to the day, made everything beyond perfect – and some of these shots left me *wishing* for more rainy wedding days!
Kate and Ben’s wedding day took us all over town – starting at Nationwide Hotel in Powell for preparation, then down to St. Leo’s Catholic Church in German Village for their ceremony, followed by portraits downtown at Scioto Mile, the Ohio Statehouse and the Short North, and ending back in Powell at their reception venue, Scioto Reserve Country Club, to celebrate. Such a variety of backdrops made for a packed day, always on-the-go, always something to photograph! One of my favorite moments was stopping at the site of their first date, The Rossi restaurant in Short North. The weather had changed some plans a bit and put this stop into question (plus there was some worry that the neighborhood construction would ruin the backdrop for portraits), but we made it happen, and it was so sweet and totally worth it!
I so appreciate Kate and Ben’s willingness to embrace the weather that day, to trust me that it everything would be beautiful, and allow a clear umbrella to be a third wheel in their wedding portraits! Also, I have to mention that their guests were some the wildest dancers I’ve seen! Everyone had an amazing time. Congratulations!