ryan + steve {are married!!}

We had a hot Cincinnati day when Ryan and Steve came in from Chicago for their engagement session a few months back, but their gorgeous fall wedding was a little more on the chilly side.  The weather turned out great considering you never really konw what you will get with an October wedding.  The sun was shining just gloriously, and the crisp air made the perfect accent to their simply elegant day.


Ryan got dressed at her Mom and Step-Dad’s beautiful home.  They have an abundance of big windows with natural light pouring in, which happens to be my favorite thing in the world for preparation shots.


Ryan’s friends were all so incredibly wonderful and sweet.


The light…it made this shot just PERFECT.


Meanwhile the guys were all off getting ready….Steve was a little bit nervous according to Brett, and after he put his suspenders on over his tee, he had a good laugh.  I love it. :)



Ryan’s gift to Steve was pure GENIUS…a bottle of wine for major events in their life.  Brett asked if the one labeled “Our First Baby” meant, drink it and go make a baby, or drink it after the new baby??!  Haaaaa.


Ryan was stunning!!!


All the girls were just PERFECTION…so incredibly elegant.


The guys were quite handsome as well!  Love this shot.


This made me laugh.  They had not seen each other yet…Steve and Brett were eating ice cream, and as we walked up behind them someone on the street was honking at Ryan!!  Steve (nervous, but acting so cool) mixed with Ryan’s reaction to the person yelling….I just love the energy of this shot.:)


Then some portrait time for us!!!  Thank you sun for meeting us out there that day.


FALL IS MY FAVORITE SEASON.  These photos below explain why.



Brett, your mad skillz amaze me.


Ryan’s flowers (done by Robin Wood) were so incredibly beautiful!!


Steve with his brother and nephew. :)


This was our first Jewish wedding, and we were so excited to be a part of it.  You may or may not know that Brett studied Hebrew and lived in Israel for a while in college.  He was beyond thrilled to be  part of the Jewish traditions involved in a wedding ceremony.  If I recall correctly, this was right before our after the signing of the Ketubah.


Then they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Ault Park.  The sense of family and tradition was so prevalent at this wedding.  Steve’s cousin was their rabbi.




A few more shots together as the sun begins to set.


Love this photo…so much. :)


Some details of the day….

Ryan’s Aunt is an owner of The BonBonerie, so she had an exquisite cake.


The toasts were funny, heart-felt, and touching.



And the DANCING!!!

This is my favorite photo of the Horah that I have seen!  The best reaction ever.



they danced, and danced, and danced….


Such an amazing celebration!!


Ryan and Steve, we can’t thank you enough!  Your wedding was just perfect in every way, and it was such an honor to be there and be a part of it with you. :)  We hope your honeymoon to Spain was AMAZING and relaxing.

Brett and I wish you all the best in the years to come, as you drink a bottle of wine in celebration of each special thing! ;)


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November 11, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Liz - LOVE these photos, guys! I went to my first ever Jewish wedding in October and it was SO FUN! I loved all the traditions so much that I blogged about them. :) Anyway, ya’ll captured this beautifully! Love it!

November 11, 2009 - 4:39 pm

Nicole - gorgeous photos!! :)

November 11, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Gail - LOVEEE all that yummy fall light in these!

November 11, 2009 - 11:28 pm

lucy - how fun! so love.

November 12, 2009 - 6:59 am

LibbyJames - beautiful, really love that first look shot!

November 12, 2009 - 9:06 am

judy bajus-davis - Absolutely exquisite photography, light, colors, and couple! You certainly captured the essence of this delightful wedding! Thank you :-) Judy

November 12, 2009 - 11:10 am

Wedding Israel - Very nice work!
I love seeing how the digital age in photography always gives the ability to go for the classic-film look…
Anyway, if you’re ever in Israel, lmk!
Event Production in Israel

November 12, 2009 - 12:18 pm

shannon - these are stunning! i love that they are so romantic and also so full of fun!! gorgeous work!

November 12, 2009 - 1:25 pm

Amber Braisted - What a fun wedding! These pictures made me smile!

November 12, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Brett Z - “Wedding Israel” I’d love to take you up on the offer some time. I lived in Israel for a year and would be delighted to visit that beautiful part of the world again. We’d be up for an Israel Destination Photography adventure!

November 13, 2009 - 3:49 pm

Ryan - Thank you both for being there to capture the best day of our lives! We couldn’t imagine having anyone else to photograph it-and to think we almost did!

November 13, 2009 - 4:26 pm

Maya Laurent - That beer shot is simply so sweet and hilarious at the same time!

November 13, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Maureen Arata - you are a wonderful artist. i can’t wait to see all the pictures.what a gift to have such artists as the photographers…
and to capture the magic of the day.thank you….

November 19, 2009 - 8:16 pm

amanda reynolds - YOU. GUYS. ARE. AMAZING.

March 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Israel wedding photographer - so Lovely,
I like beautiful vintage touch to every photo

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