If there’s been a silver lining in all of this covid stuff, it’s been the new elopements I’ve been able to be a part of. Caitlin + Josie were the first new couple to book me for their micro wedding since the pandemic hit. May 23 was their original wedding date, and they had planned a big celebration in Cleveland. While they eventually had to postpone their plans to next year, they still wanted to get married on their original date. With their wedding photographer coming in from out of state, they needed to find someone local, and that’s how I came to be a part of it!
Caitlin + Josie decided to shift locations for their new plans, and get married that Saturday afternoon at their alma mater, where they met – the College of Wooster. They held their ceremony in front of their dorm, Galpin Hall, as 15 of their closest family and friends gathered to watch in-person, alongside many more via Zoom. They walked down the aisle together to Schitt’s Creek’s rendition of “Simply the Best”, and exited the aisle as newlyweds surrounded in bubbles from their youngest guests in attendance.
Afterwards we explored the campus for portraits. I had never actually photographed on this campus before, and it was beautiful! We made sure to visit the couple’s must have spots, while looking for other backdrops along the way. Flowers were in bloom, the evening light was setting, campus was quiet and it was truly magic. I only spent a little over an hour with them between the ceremony and portraits, but at moments it felt like time stood still and we were really taking it all in. And this is truly the beauty of elopements and micro weddings – smaller, intimate, less chaotic, really focusing on each other and what’s important.
It was such an honor being a part of Caitlin + Josie’s micro wedding / elopement!