Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Mary and Cory married on Saturday at St. Cecelia in Oakley. This was a unique wedding for Photosmith, because Brad and Menad of Photosmith photographed the wedding and Suz from Photosmith was in it! In fact, other family members were in the wedding too, including Brad and Suz's daughter, Sienna. I guess it is obvious that we know Mary and Cory personally, and we are so happy for them as they begin married life. Photos started at Ault Park. We were lucky to get the garden spot we wanted. Two other wedding parties were spotted at Ault on that day. It is a gorgeous place for photos. Mary and Cory rode over to the church in Brad's 1960 Buick LeSabre, coincidentally of similar color to the bridesmaids dresses. After a lovely ceremony, everyone headed over to Southgate Community Center. It is a great space with lots of natural light coming in from two walls of windows. Dancing started right away and paused only briefly for dinner and a few toasts. Fathead Davis provided entertainment for the evening. Mary and Cory have lots of friends and family and we were all happy to celebrate with them that night! Best Wishes!
Amanda and Philip got married on Friday night. The ceremony and reception were especially unique and personal since they were held on Amanda's grandfather's farm in Verona, KY. Lots of beautiful details including candlelit glass jars, tasty treats including cupcakes and gourmet lollipops, even Kermit the Frog made an appearance. Instead of a traditional guest book, Amanda and Philip had a large drawing of a leafless tree that guests would personalize with their signature and fingerprint. Each fingerprint would form the leaves. (hand wipes were available.) This was such a cute idea and one I had never seen before. Here are a few sneak peaks from their wedding.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Pictures started at Angela and Curtis's house in Newport. Their sweet boxer dog was hanging out on the porch when we arrived. We took some photos of the guys around the house before heading over to the Sanctuary to meet Angela. Angela and the ladies in her family wore red shoes that day in memory of her grandmother, who loved the color red. Angela and Curtis saw each other before the ceremony, a quiet moment in the stairwell of the sanctuary. It makes our job easy when a couple is so relaxed and natural with each other. Angela and Curtis's friend Jake officiated the ceremony. A sure sign of the modern era, Jake's notes for the ceremony were on what appeared to be an ipad. The wedding party walked to the reception site after the ceremony. I was told that The Penicks had the first wedding reception ever on the Purple People Bridge. Lots of personal touches were incorporated into the decorations, many of which reflected the couple's love of travel. Personally, I really love when all the centerpieces are similar in style, but use all different vessels and flowers. At each table, there was placed a small notepad and a big glass bottle. Guests were to leave the couple a message in the bottle - a fun alternative to the traditional type of guest book. I wish I knew who provided DJ services for the wedding. I meant to ask him, but there was so much going on, I forgot. He did a great job keeping people engaged and I really liked the music he played. It wasn't music I hear at a lot of receptions, so it leads me to believe that he worked with the couple to meet their personal taste in music. (which I personally enjoyed, as well. :) ) With delectable appetizers and food stations by Eat Well, a fabulously managed event by Events by Ellyn, elegant bouquets by Robin Wood, and an overall great crowd, this was a beautiful, fun, and memorable evening all around. Super fun couple! Here are just a few pics from their day.
--Suz (event photographed by Brad Smith with Suz Fleming-Smith)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
These boys are too cute! Here are a few pics of them from their session last week. I love the expressiveness of these pictures and I think it's fun to see each child's unique personality emerge in the photos. This is just a handful of images Brad took.
Sara and Tony had a gorgeous Saturday wedding last week. They started pictures at the Freedom Center and from there we continued on to Great American Ballpark and Mt. Echo before heading to St. William's Church for the ceremony. The guys had fun in the Reds' shop with the giant foam hands. The ladies opted for a nature setting for their photos and the green lawns and hills of Mt. Echo were perfect for this. St. William's is a gorgeous church. (The altar happens to be Suz's favorite Catholic Church altar, as a side note.) There is no denying the beautiful stained glass and stately stone architecture. Before heading to the Cincinnati Club for the reception, the wedding party and the bride and groom stopped at Fountain Square for a few fun quick pics. The reception was elegantly set when we arrived, and it seemed as though everyone was having a great time celebrating with the bride and groom.