Cincinnati Jewish Micro Wedding: Brianna + Daniel

I’ve known Brianna for a long time, back when she lived in Columbus and was doing photography also. We used to get together to chat about our latest projects, and we even worked together on a wedding, before she moved back home to Cincinnati, and then, moved halfway across the world, to Israel!

There she met Daniel. They got engaged, and then covid happened. I heard from her earlier this year that were planning a wedding – in Cincinnati! And it would be pretty small, only about 20 people. And at the most beautiful synagogue I’ve ever seen – Plum Street Temple. Despite all the complications of planning an event from overseas, all the pieces of the day came together perfectly.

It was a Monday afternoon in late November, sunny, full of seasonably late fall color. I waited for the couple at Washington Park in downtown Cincinnati. They arrived separately and I staged their first look. From there, we went for a little walk around the park and some nearby side streets. We found so much beauty, between the bright yellow leaves and an pedestrian alley that was painted like a mural, and we did it all quickly – it was really cold! And this couple, living in the desert, they’re not accustomed to it!

We made our way to Plum Street Temple, where we did handful more portraits (found an amazing ivy wall across the street!) before heading inside. First, take in that amazing sanctuary… and then it was onto their ketubah signing and family portraits.

Their ceremony followed, with just the handful of guests present, a true micro wedding. With a breaking of the glass and their first kiss, they were married! Guests followed them outside for a bubble exit and a champagne toast. And a few golden hour portraits of course! And then my time with them ended as they headed to a private celebratory dinner. Mazel Tov to Brianna and Daniel!

Amy Ann Photography

I aim to capture moments and expressions that tell the story of a day, and are authentic to the people involved. If you can look at a collection of images I’ve taken of a total stranger and get a feeling for who they are and what they felt, then I’ve done my job!   

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