Livvielane Photography, LLC: Blog https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Livvielane Photography, LLC olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Wed, 24 May 2017 00:32:00 GMT Wed, 24 May 2017 00:32:00 GMT https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u259063274-o585572669-50.jpg Livvielane Photography, LLC: Blog https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog 69 120 The Center Cincinnati Downtown Wedding | Tiffany and Brandon https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-center-cincinnati-downtown-wedding-tiffany-and-brandon Lots of laughs and lots of gold glitter! :)  That's what comes to mind when I think about Tiffany and Brandon's wedding at The Center.  There was no shortage of laughter, whether we are talking about the ceremony, the bridal party introductions or the toasts!  And I loved all of the pink and gold details scattered about the ceremony and reception area. Everything looked so pretty and elegant, much like Tiffany herself. 

Find out about the inspiration behind their wedding here!

We loved our venue from the moment we walked it. It was so elegant and I loved the wood floors, high ceilings, and giant floor to ceiling windows that looked out to Fountain Square. We also love that the entire venue was ours and building wasn't shared with other weddings.

Our ceremony is short and sweet. With some humor hopefully! Brandon has been friends with the officiant for 20 years so we will get some laughs.

We want the reception to just be a fun celebratory atmosphere. There will be A LOT of glitter!

I love garden roses and peonies. That was what I wanted in my bouquet. The bridesmaids had garden roses and a special rose that I loved, it was an Esperance rose. Brandon gave me a bouquet of those while we were dating and I knew I wanted to include them.

I actually saw something similar to it on Pinterest. I wanted a simple cake with beautiful flowers. Garden roses and peonies in the cake.

So this took a LONG time. But we made our favors from scratch. They are called Oreo Balls! They are delicious and I hope the guests like them! We made over 400 of those suckers!

Thomas Rhett "Die a happy man"

I got my dress and vail from Fabulous Bridal in Covington. BEST PLACE EVER! My shoes are Badgley Mischka And jewelry is all from Monmouth Jewler, except the necklace and that is from Rogers Jewler

Suit is Ralph Lauren Tie, socks, and tie clips are from Ties.com. Shoes are Calvin Kline

Vera Wang

 

As always, shout out to these amazing vendors! 

  • Angie Rouse

  • Joe Binford

  • Secret Garden

  • Village Pantry

  • Maribelle

  • DJ Soho

  • Gretchen Krammes

  • Alexis Allen and Shayla Smith

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Fountain Square downtown photography portraits spring wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/the-center-cincinnati-downtown-wedding-tiffany-and-brandon Wed, 24 May 2017 00:31:30 GMT
Miami University Cincinnati Engagement Session | Natalie and Kyle https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/miami-university-cincinnati-engagement-session-natalie-and-kyle What do a couple of Miami University alums/sweethearts/ice hockey enthusiasts do for an engagement session?  Hit the ice, of course! (Duh.)  ;)

I have to be honest here in saying this was my first ever engagement session involving an ice rink. (Eeek!) I wasn't sure what to expect! But Natalie and Kyle were such pros that it was a piece of cake!  Bonus: being inside on a hot, summer day. 

And Miami University has such a beautiful campus, there are great backdrops around every corner.  Definitely a win-win. 

Here's a little more about Natalie and Kyle's love story! 

  • We first met through our mutual friends who were dating at the time. It was two months before graduating Miami University when our friends set us up on a double date.
  • Kyle proposed to me on a Friday night after work. We had a plan to play my favorite Settlers of Catan expansion (board game) once I got home. Kyle led me to the living room where he had the game all set up. He then started his proposal.
  • We are board game geeks. It started out as an activity to do together over Skype while I was in grad school in Illinois. Once I moved in with Kyle in Ann Arbor, we collected all the expansions for Settlers of Catan. We eventually got bored of playing the same game; therefore, we decided to venture out and pick a new game out once a month as a date night activity. Fast forward to today, we not have an entire bookcase dedicated to our board game collection.
  • Our favorite restaurants in Ann Arbor for date nights are The Black Pearl and Mezzavio.
  • The vision for the wedding is elegant, romantic, with a natural touch. I like to think of it as a fancy garden party from Downton Abbey. The environment is a natural feel with ivory linen, greenery, and wood furniture. The bridesmaids will be dressed in mint and the flowers will be peach/orange.

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati engagement ice hockey outdoors photography portraits summer https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/miami-university-cincinnati-engagement-session-natalie-and-kyle Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:20:51 GMT
Rolling Meadows Ranch wedding and reception | Sarah and Chase https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/rolling-meadows-ranch-wedding-and-reception-sarah-and-chase You can never tell what the weather is going to do in Cincinnati on your wedding day.  A 40% chance for showers can turn to 90% chance in a matter of minutes! Thankfully, at Rolling Meadows Ranch, they had a great Plan B in store for Sarah and Chase's big day. 

Originally, everyone had planned for the ceremony to be at the small field behind the venue and then walk inside for the reception. Well, Mother Nature had other plans (as she sometimes does)! We all had to work quickly within just a few hours to rearrange the venue space to accommodate a ceremony and reception in one area to fit about 130 guests. No small feat! But we all came together (us, the DJ, the caterers, everyone!) to decorate, shift, improvise, etc. to still give Chase and Sarah a remarkably beautiful wedding day! 

After the rain, we still got some great opportunities to capture some fantastic portraits outside and even Sarah and Chase's First Look. (Complete with a very special blue bag from Tiffany's! Yay!) :) 

Everything turned out so gorgeous and I feel so honored that we were there to capture every minute of the action. :)  Congrats!!!

 

More details about Sarah and Chase's sunflower-filled wedding below!

  • Indoor and outdoor areas for ceremony and reception. Venue provides relaxed and rustic feel which did not require much decoration.
  • Short and sweet. Will include Roses for the mom's, blessing of the hands and memorium
  • Relaxed without a seating chart so guests can mingle and meet new friends.
  • Wildflowers including sunflowers which are the bride's favorite.
  • The bride and groom chose a non-traditional route by providing a dessert bar for guests. For the "cake" the bride and groom will each have a cupcake in the flavor of their choosing. Expect an epic cake smash.
  • Favors are skeleton key shaped bottle openers which will be set up next to tags for guests to write their "keys to a happy marriage" in lieu of a guestbook.

Dress- Essense of Australia
Shoes- Ann Marino by Bettye Muller
Veil- Elen Henderson Designs
  • Allure Iron Gray through President Tuxedo
  • Weddington Way

Caterer- At Your Service
DJ- Showtime Cincinnati
Flowers- Kroger
Officiant- Kathryn Siefert
Hair and Make Up- BRIDEface

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Lebanon Rolling Meadows Ranch family outdoors photography portraits summer wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/rolling-meadows-ranch-wedding-and-reception-sarah-and-chase Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:37:49 GMT
Krystal and Ben | Wedding at St. Dominic Church and The Madison, Covington https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/krystal-and-ben-wedding-photography-at-st-dominic-church-and-the-madison One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is knowing alllll the big and little secrets and surprises that I get to capture on a wedding day.  I love being privy to a secret note, present or surprise "gotcha!" moment and capturing everyone's reaction.  Krystal and Ben's special day had no shortage of these by far!  Everything from live butterflies being released after the ceremony to TWO surprise serenades for Krystal during the reception made for a memorable day for everyone. :)  And I loved every minute of it.   

Here are more fun details (from Krystal) about Krystal and Ben's surprise-filled wedding day! 

  • I have always dreamed about getting married in a Catholic Church and I thought it would be nice to pick the church where I went to school at and always went to Sunday mass at growing up.
  • I think it is a very pretty Catholic Church and I went to school and always went to church there.
Roses have always been my favorite flower.
 
  • I just wanted a simple wedding cake that looked elegant. Ben wanted a groomsmen cake so he picked Notre Dame since that is his favorite football team.
  • The favors are a box of chocolates. Chocolate is my weakness so I thought it would be a good choice.
  • Casablanca is my wedding dress designer
  • The grooms tux is part of the Vera Wang Black collection from Men's Wearhouse.
  • Not sure on the designer but they are from David's Bridal
  • DJ - Great Day Productions

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Covington family photography portraits summer wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/krystal-and-ben-wedding-photography-at-st-dominic-church-and-the-madison Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Dani and Brandon | Intimate Wedding and Reception at Molloy's On The Green https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/dani-and-brandon-cincinnati-wedding-and-reception-photography-at-molloys-on-the-green Dani and Brandon are such a fun couple it was hard not to have an enjoyable time at their wedding! Despite the terrible temperatures and high humidity, everyone managed to keep a smile on their face, put the fans on high, and just go with the flow! As for my favorite moments, I can't decide between Brandon's quick blast of Binaca breath spray right before the big kiss or the awesome entertainment during the reception when Brandon and his friends did their own live rendition of Rapper's Delight. Epic! 

Dani and Brandon's whimsical and intimate wedding in the Greenhills neighborhood was one for the record books! Keep reading for more details. :) 

  • Family friends had a surprise birthday party there (long before we were engaged). Unfortunately, we were unable to attend; but Brandon's parents attended. His parents raved about the place and said it was so "us." Once we were engaged, we remembered the suggestion...They were right!
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  • This will be a definite party! Simple traditions with the focus on fun. Get ready to hear everything from 80's jams and original hip hop to country and bubblegum pop.
  • I originally wanted only babies breath. We loved the simple elegance of the look. However, my girls convinced me to throw in simple flowers. The suggestion was daisies- which worked because we had yellow accents. And, we liked daisies because they were fun and flirty.
  • YUMMINESS!!! We again were looking for simple elegance in the look of things, but wanted awesome flavor. At Brandon's father's retirement party, a friend brought a cake. It was DELICIOUS! Ele was definitely our first cake choice!!!!
  • Candy Buffet!!!! We chose our favorite candies to share :)
  • How about a shout out to your other wedding vendors (videographer, caterer, DJ, etc.).
  • Caterer- Destiny's Catering
  • DJ- Marc Cunningham
  • Cake- Ele
  • Punta Cana baby!!! This is the first time either of us has traveled internationally. Wish us luck!!

 

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Congrats, y'all! :)

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati family photography portraits wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/8/dani-and-brandon-cincinnati-wedding-and-reception-photography-at-molloys-on-the-green Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:15:00 GMT
Jessica and Mat | Wedding and Reception at Fairfield Community Arts Center https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/jessica-and-mat-wedding-and-reception-at-fairfield-community-arts-center Sometimes I can't believe just how quickly a year can pass! It was nearly a year ago when I was capturing Jessica and Mat's engagement session and now here I am blogging about their beautiful wedding day! 

When Jessica told me there would be a "literary theme" with their wedding, I couldn't wait to see how that would unfold and I was not disappointed! From their wedding vows (very personal but also funny!) to the reception and toasts, I learned a lot about their love for books, favorite authors, and of course, each other. Jessica was very detail-oriented in every aspect of the day!

When I asked Jessica about all their wedding details (a few weeks before the wedding), this is what she had to say: 

 

We fell in love with Fairfield Community Arts Center as soon as we stepped in it. It felt perfect for us - the ceremony room felt intimate and unique, being an art gallery; the reception hall was large enough for dancing and access to a patio for pictures; and outside, there was a garden with a pond and a gazebo, perfect for pictures.

The ceremony will be non-traditional. The ceremony will focus on our love & dedication to each other, by writing our own vows, as well as a wine box ceremony, where we will place letters in a box to read at our first anniversary. In lieu of a religious reading, the groom's sister will read a passage from 'The Bridge Across Forever' by Richard Bach. The ceremony will also honor family & friends gathered, by the couple giving roses to important women in their lives, and holding a short memorial for loved ones no longer with them.

We decided to make the theme for their wedding "Literary". The centerpieces at the reception will be water colored newspaper flowers in mason jars, placed on top of books. The tables will be named after the couple's favorite authors.

The flowers were a mixture of pink and lavender peonies, fuchsia, cream & purple roses, and royal blue baby's breath. The flowers were chosen to complement the wedding colors - Navy, Wisteria and Fuchsia.

Going the non-traditional route, we decided to do cupcakes instead of a wedding cake.

The favors will be miniature "books" made out of chocolate in line with the "Literary" theme.

The wedding dress is a Vera Wang. The shoes are by Mojo Moxy. The belt & veil are from David's Bridal. The jewelry was borrowed from the bride's mother - designer unknown.

The suit is a Tommy Hilfiger.

The dresses were from David's Bridal : color - wisteria; material - either lace or lace/mesh

Caroline Drennen - videographer
Jasmine Catering - Caterer
Old School Entertainment - DJ
Reverend Melinda Fosse - Officiant

It's a surprise (for the bride at least)! All the groom has divulged is it will be outdoorsy, and zip lining may be involved. And that they will be meeting the groom's favorite author, Steven King, at a book signing! :)

 

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Fairfield Fairfield Community Arts Center books family photography portraits wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/jessica-and-mat-wedding-and-reception-at-fairfield-community-arts-center Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:12:03 GMT
West Chester, Ohio Wedding and Reception | Gayle and Kyle https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/west-chester-ohio-wedding-and-reception-gayle-and-kyle It's always interesting to see how a couple's personality gets reflected into the decor and color scheme of a wedding. When I walked into the chapel where Gayle and Kyle were getting married, I immediately felt a sense of calm.  They had chosen a lovely palette of light blue and ivory with hints of green.  Even the wood pillars that lined the aisle were glowing and peaceful, just like Gayle. ;)  (So cheesy, but true!)  And I loved how she used a lantern instead of the typical bouquet to carry.  A very unique touch! 

My very favorite part of the day though, was when Kyle turned to get the ring from his best man and he was surprised with a Ring Pop! Ha! Classic. :) 

 

Here's more about Gayle and Kyle's love story as told by Gayle. 

Kyle and I met at Middletown Christian High school on the track and field team. We were racing each other to see who was the faster runner in the 100 meters and I happen to win :) After that track practice, we started to hang out more and began dating for 7 years.

The proposal happened in the fall in Sharon woods where the water fall is located. That place was always peaceful and not a whole lot of people come walking down there. Kyle was able to disguise the proposal as a family photo session and caught me off guard.

Kyle and I love to go running, walking in the park, and just be around each other.
 
What was the vision for your wedding, the style/color/scheme?
 

The vision of the wedding was to be rustic and relaxed. We picked the color blue with a hint of gray to it, but it was a little difficult finding the color to match our vision.

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Mulhauser Barn family outdoors photography portraits spring wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/west-chester-ohio-wedding-and-reception-gayle-and-kyle Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:45:00 GMT
Lindsay and Tanner | Rustic Engagement Photos at Gorman Heritage Farm https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lindsay-and-tanner-rustic-engagement-photos-at-gorman-heritage-farm I first met this super cute couple last Summer when I was capturing Jackie and Jason's wedding.  Lindsay said (at our initial consult), "I really loved Jackie's pictures, and how fun and easygoing you were at their wedding, and we then decided we wanted to use you for our wedding." Awww, thanks guys! Right back atcha!  :)

So here we are, a few months later, capturing some awesome engagement photos for Lindsay and Tanner and we had a blast! Lindsay had told me ahead of time she really wanted to go with a "rustic" theme for photos, so I scouted out a few places and we ended up choosing Gorman Heritage Farm. The staff at GHF was so nice and informative! They guided us around the property and were so patient as we got the perfect shots for Lindsay and Tanner.

Then, we headed over to another park nearby where we had the dreamiest golden hour photos EVER. And at the very end, Lindsay and Tanner changed into their uniforms to grab a kiss together as the finishing touch on their session!

Afterward, we celebrated our photography successes with a bite to eat at one of my faves, Tela Bar + Kitchen. Lindsay and Tanner, I cannot wait for your wedding this Fall. I know it will be worth the wait though! :) #oneschmidtfacedwedding here we come! 

 

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati engagement outdoors photography portraits spring https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/lindsay-and-tanner-rustic-engagement-photos-at-gorman-heritage-farm Tue, 24 May 2016 21:15:00 GMT
Sarah and Chase | Engagement Photos at Ault Park https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/sarah-and-chase-engagement-photos-at-ault-park  It was hot, humid and BUSY.  But we still had FUN!  Ault park is always so beautiful in the Spring with all of the different gardens they have, so, of course, everyone is lining up to get their portraits done at each little nook and cranny there. However, Sarah and Chase were fantastic (and very patient!) while we scouted and waited for the primo spots so we could capture some gorgeous engagement images for them.  Afterward, we stopped for some refreshments at Dutch's and it was so fun hearing their story about how they got together!  

 

  • We met September 2011 at the University of Toledo. I was entering my senior year pursuing a bachelors in psychology. Chase had recently decided to go back to school to become a licensed 7-12 social studies teacher through the Licensure Alternative Master's Program. I hoped to take an adolescent behavior and development course as an elective however ti was full. The second week of classes a spot opened up and I was able to register late. This was a required class for Chase's program. My first day I sat next to Chase who was wearing a Cleveland Indians hat (that he still wears) and made a smart comment about the "C" standing for Chase. We continued sitting by each other and eventually exchanged numbers. One night after the two of us got off of work at our respective restaurant jobs we met up for drinks. We talked until last call.
  • Chase and I drive to Chicago every Christmas Eve after celebrating with his family. When we arrived at the hotel late on Christmas Eve I insisted we bring Christmas presets up to the hotel room. The next morning, Chase and I drank our coffee in bed and hung out until I decided it was time for presents. I thoroughly enjoy giving gifts to others so I was excited to watch as Chase opened his gifts from me. After he finished opening his gifts it would have been my turn. I assumed Chase put his gift to me somewhere else so I proceeded to open the curtains and get ready to celebrate Christmas with my family. After opening the curtains and observing the lack of snow on the ground I turned around to see Chase on one knee. He asked and all I could say was "Really?!" for a minute straight. Eventually I was able to say yes. Then we got ready to celebrate Christmas and our engagement with my family. We had margaritas and buffalo chicken dip as our celebration meal while we waiting for Christmas dinner to be prepared.

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati engagement outdoors photography portraits https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/sarah-and-chase-engagement-photos-at-ault-park Mon, 16 May 2016 19:45:00 GMT
Engagement Portaits in Downtown Hamilton | Dani and Brandon https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/engagement-portaits-in-downtown-hamilton-dani-and-brandon        When I first met Dani, about four years ago I think, Tim and I were out at a local wine bar and she was our server. She was such a funny, outgoing and good-hearted person, it's hard not to love her bubbly personality.  Well, fastforward to October 2015 when I get a text that says, "Hey chica!!! What is your rate for shooting a wedding?" .....  I was TOTALLY caught off-guard! Who is this crazy man that has stolen Dani's heart and why haven't I met him yet??? Well, I finally got to meet him and they are a PERFECT match.  Totally sweet, silly and down-to-earth.  And, their engagement session was a great combination of all of those things!  :)   Here's more about Dani and Brandon's story (from Dani's perspective).

 

  • We first met at Party in the Park at Sawyer Point. We had a mutual friend that we didn't realize. Our groups hung out the whole night. He invited me to his boxing class on Saturday; I invited him to drinks Saturday night. The rest was history. We've been nearly inseparable since.
  • In our kitchen. I was in the family room folding clothes, Brandon was unloading dishes. At the time, we had a rickety old dishwasher that was horrible about getting dishes clean. Brandon was complaining, again, about how our dishwasher wasn't getting things clean. Quite honestly, I was ready to fight. I was DONE hearing about the dishwasher, I had said we just needed to buy a new one on multiple occasions. I stomped into the kitchen. When I rounded the corner, Brandon said "See? Look at this cup." When I looked inside the coffee cup, it was decorated with the words "Will you marry me?" Brandon bent to one knee and pulled a ring out (from where I couldn't tell you). Of course, I said "YES, duh!" :)

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati Hamilton engagement outdoors photography portraits spring https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/engagement-portaits-in-downtown-hamilton-dani-and-brandon Mon, 02 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT
Blayre and Jeremy | Wedding and Reception at The Grand in Covington https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/blayre-and-jeremy-wedding-at-the-grand When I think about Blayre and Jeremy's wedding, there are a few words that come to mind: simplicity, grace and Proud Mary (yes, the song, originally by CCR and also Tina Turner).   Obviously the first two words describe the ceremony and the third one... well that was the highlight of the wedding reception if I have ever seen one! :)  

Blayre and Jeremy had their fair share of hiccups on a wedding day just like any couple has. Oh, you know the kind... the party bus is late to pick the girls up from getting ready,  the Purple People Bridge is so crowded with people from the unseasonably warm day (hello 70 degree-weather!) that my assistant Kristin and I have to stop people coming and going either way so that we can get a First Look accomplished, and OH YEAH, let's not forget when the bus gets stuck beneath the underpass in Covington before we can cross the bridal portraits off the timeline.  You know, THOSE kinds of problems.  But you know what?  Blayre handled it SO well and didn't let anything bother her.  We even managed to get back on track with the timeline and have everything on schedule for the ceremony. Such grace.  

And I love their ceremony and reception for the simplicity of it all. The Grand is really appropriately named. Such a unique and elegant venue space that accommodates a decent number of people without feeling stuffy.  

My very favorite part though, was at the very end of the night, when everyone lays down (yes, LAYS down) on the dance floor and turns themselves rotisserie-style back and forth to the song Proud Mary (otherwise known as "Rollin' on the River").  This is evidently a tradition in Jeremy's family that has been going on for some time.  And, you know what?  I hope it continues. :)   What a blast! 

Congrats, Blayre and Jeremy! I wish you two all the best! 

xoxo, Olivia 

 

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  PS - Thanks to DJ Billy Sarge for keeping the dance floor packed all night! Great job! 

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Danny and Courtney | Fairfield Engagement Session at Harbin Park https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/danny-and-courtney-fairfield-engagement-session-at-harbin-park I've been dying to show these pictures for a while now but I couldn't post them until they sent out their Save-The-Dates! Talk about killing your blog buzz! :)  Now, I finally get to show them some of my favorites! Aren't they just the cutest??? (And, we can't forget about all the dogs!)  Love you guys!

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati dogs engagement fall outdoors pets photography portraits https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/danny-and-courtney-fairfield-engagement-session-at-harbin-park Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:30:00 GMT
Downtown Cincinnati Engagement Portraits | Ben and Krystal https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/downtown-cincinnati-engagement-portraits-ben-and-krystal Ben and Krystal!  Y'all wore me out! :) haha.  I haven't walked that much in Downtown Cincinnati since I moved here.  It was worth it though. I absolutely love ALL the shots we got and Ben's awesome idea of photos on the Serpentine wall.  (Blog readers take note:  the guys have good ideas now and then, too!)  I'm so glad you guys chose me for your wedding photographer! I can't wait for your wedding day!!! 

 

PS -- thanks for the Pinterest idea with the TV! ;) 

 

  • We actually met on match.com. Over the next month, we spent time emailing and then texting each other before we FINALLY met. Living an hour and a half apart and with him having two children, didn't make it easy for us to meet at first. However, we both decided we needed to see if the connection was one that we felt in person. So, on a chilly day in October, Krystal drove 90 minutes from Cincy up to Richmond to meet this wonderful man! At first, we were both shy around each other, but we knew there was something between us.
  • First, a little back story on the reason for where the proposal happened. Since our first time walking past a Photo Booth, we have both had a "thing" for taking photos together and being silly in the booth. So when the time came for me (Ben) to start planning on how to ask Krystal to marry me, I wanted to do something that was "us". After some thought, it dawned on me that in a photo booth was the only way that would be fitting. So, with the help of Krystal's best friend, I began to plan the event. On 3/14/15 Krystal and I went to Gameworks in Newport. With her family waiting in the wings (hidden) Krystal and I went to a photo booth for what she thought was a typical session for her and I. Once the pictures began to flash off, I pulled the ring box from my pocket to catch her reaction on film. We walked out of the photo booth for her to see all of her family and friends waiting outside for the event.

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati engagement fall outdoors photography portraits https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/downtown-cincinnati-engagement-portraits-ben-and-krystal Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:30:00 GMT
Blayre and Jeremy | Ault Park Engagement Session https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/blayre-and-jeremy-ault-park-engagement-session        Fall has been a little weird this year.  The temperatures have been all over the place and you don't know what to expect really.  Thankfully, we had the perfect "Fall" day for Blayre and Jeremy's engagement session.  The leaves had all turned wonderful jewel tones and the sun came out to do its thing! 

  • We met at a Reds game in May 2014 through a friend, after the game we went out for drinks and spent the rest of the night getting to know each other.
  • On our "official" one year anniversary, we walked to get some ice cream and when we came back Jeremy told Blayre to close her eyes while he gave her the anniversary gift. He told her he was going to give her a "kiss" and dropped an acorn necklace into her hands (Peter Pan's kiss to Wendy). He then asked if she would go to Neverland with him and she said of course! He then dropped to one knee and pulled the ring from his pocket and followed up with the question, "Will you really?"

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Kroner Family Portraits | Fall in Cincinnati | Sneak Peek https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/kroner-family-portraits-fall-in-cincinnati Fall Family PortraitsWinton Woods family session of all ages

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Katie and Kyle | Wedding in Loveland https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/katie-and-kyle-wedding-in-loveland   Sometimes planning a wedding from out of town can get a little hectic, but not for Katie!  She and Kyle did such a wonderful job of getting all of their wedding details just right, while still maintaining their cool and having fun the entire time! And, their wedding song was one of my all-time favorites, an acoustic version of The Cranberries song, "Linger."  Totally died when it started playing -- and got a little teary eyed too! :)  Thanks you two, for inviting me to participate in your wedding celebration! 

  • Officially met late 2008, through mutual friends at a small gathering. Though he denies it, I'm pretty sure he was the one that accidentally hit me in the head with a basketball.
  • May 10th, 2014 Austin, Texas He planned for a hot air balloon ride, early in the morning, then a couples massage, followed by a nice dinner somewhere in Austin. And to end the evening at the highest point in Austin (on a mountain). Air balloon ride was cancelled the night before, due to weather. So he changed it to hang gliding. Well, after waiting over three hours to hang glide, they had to reschedule us. And by that time we had already cancelled our massages because we waited so long at the hang gliding place. So we had to find a new place to get a couples massage-- after getting sunburn from waiting outside all afternoon. Then we had dinner, and went to the mountain top, where he waited til the sun to set, where he proposed. By that time, I totally knew what was up. But it was still wonderful!
  • Formal and Classy, but super fun! The colors are black, white, and gold-champagne.
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  • The church was recommended by the groom's mother. The reception venue was just so accommodating and just kind of perfect for us, especially with us being out of town. They're taking care of everything really, so it's less stressful for us.

 

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olivia@livvielanephotography.com (Livvielane Photography, LLC) Cincinnati photography wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/katie-and-kyle-wedding-in-loveland Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMT
Hyde Park Engagement Session | Samantha and Mike (and Duncan!) https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/hyde-park-engagement-session-samantha-and-mike-and-duncan   When Samantha and Mike asked if they could bring Duncan along for their engagement session, of course I said, "YES!" Being that I have three dogs of my own, I love when we can incorporate dogs into portrait sessions.  Pets bring such a fun and loving dynamic to any relationship! I had so much fun getting to know Samantha and Mike (and Duncan!) that day and can't wait for their wedding! 

  • We met by chance after a Red's game at a nearby bar. Although we went to the same high school, we were a year apart and didn't know each other. I spontaneously picked up an extra ticket for the Red's game just hours before and he had decided to go out with a friend after a long day at work. Our two friends knew each other and that is how we were introduced. This was September 27, 2013 (approximately 3 years before our wedding date of September 24, 2016).
  • It was a few days after my 24th birthday and my friends and I had planned a dinner out at a local restaurant. Little did I know they were in on the plan... When we returned home from dinner, Mike was waiting at the door to our apartment building saying he was lying about the birthday present he had said was broken and that it's actually ready now. When I walked in to our apartment, I saw he had created 4 shadow boxes filled with memories. He picked up a fifth, empty shadow box and said this one is for all the memories to come and then popped the question. My friends were all there to take videos and cheer.

 

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Tasneem and Hamed | Timeless Wedding at Cincinnati Music Hall https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/tasneem-and-hamed-timeless-wedding-at-music-hall-cincinnati Music Hall is always such a beautiful place for a venue and reception.  It represents a great piece of Cincinnati history and is definitely known for it's timelessness.  Tasneem and Hamed were no different and put on quite the affair for their wedding celebration.  I was surrounded by such elegance it was hard to put the camera down! Thanks, you two, for allowing me to capture such a splendid day that we will all remember for years to come! xoxo, Olivia 

 

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Dress:  Stella York |  Catering:  Vonderhaar's  |  Cake:  Marilyn's Cakes 

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Jackie and Jason Tie the Knot! | Northern Kentucky Wedding https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/jackie-and-jason-tie-the-knot-northern-kentucky-wedding Southern Elegance.  Those are the words that come to mind when I think about Jackie and Jason's wedding.  It was full of charm and grace (and lots of lace)! :)  And that DRESS! Holy smokes. (Mori Lee is the dress designer in case you're wondering.... - you're welcome.)

And I kind of wished that it never ended, because it was SO DARN FUN!  Gosh I love my job. 

  • We are going for a southern plantation themed. Our colors are blush and blue. We like classic style.
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  • We love old southern plantations and we loved the idea of renting a venue for the whole weekend to spend more time with our family and closest friends.

  Florist:  A Little Bit of Green by Lisa |   Caterer:  Jack's Catering  |    Venue:  Richwood Inn, KY 

 

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West Chester Engagement Portraits | Jessica and Mat https://livvielanephotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/9/west-chester-engagement-portraits-jessica-and-mat   It was quite the hot and humid summer day when I met Jessica and Matt up a VOA park for their engagement photos.  Luckily, my reflector also doubles as huge fan in between takes. ;)  Thankfully, none of us melted before I got to capture all of these beautiful moments! 

 

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