Chelsea and Tara’s May wedding wasn’t my first of the year, but definitely my first of the busy wedding season! It was the perfect way to kick things off! Their big day took place at Scioto Reserve Country Club in Delaware, OH. All their wedding events took place there, but the couple hoped to get some non-nature backdrops. So after their first look, we traveled offsite to the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, only a short drive down the road. When we got there, we found a graduation was letting out in the main green space! But we still found some great spots for portraits, working around the crowds and the harsh lighting that time of day. We even got one fun shot of them walking through the crowd!
On our way back, I spotted what looked like an old warehouse building painted teal – their exact wedding color – and I urged us to make a quick stop there, for just the two of them, even if it put us just a few minutes behind schedule. The couple loved the spot and it was totally worth it!
Back at their venue, we hoped on a golf cart for a few more portraits of just Chelsea and Tara in a more natural part of the property. My assistant Adam joined me for a few hours just as the outdoor ceremony commenced. Their ring bearer and flower girl almost stole the spotlight! The festivities continued at their reception with dinner, toasts, first dances, cake cutting and a dessert table with a variety of killer donuts! Donuts are one of my top favorite desserts so my night was made! As the sun set, the rain came, and I offered to take the ladies back outside for a couple last portraits in the rain to end the night. It was amazing!
Congratulations to Chelsea and Tara! Also it was a pleasure working with and/or photographing the beautiful work of Scioto Reserve Country Club, Emily Schutz Video, Madison House Designs, Buckeye Donuts, La Jeune Mariee, LUXEredux Bridal Boutique