Happy Wedding Wednesday… erm… Thursday! Guys, my internet went down yesterday, so Wedding Wednesday has been moved to today! My last engagement session of the year (I feel like I’ve said this at least twice now…) and I am in love with this one!
Brandie & Travis are both nurses from Nelsonville and when Brandie reached out to let me know their wedding would be in SE Ohio… ahhh I was so happy! My kind of people.
I love getting to know the stories of my couples. This is why wedding and engagement photography is my passion. Your stories are my favorite! Brandie was telling me how much she and Travis have loved vacationing in Mexico while they were dating. On a recent trip, Travis was planning to propose and Brandie kept trying to change their plans, even ax the bag containing her future engagement ring (to make things easier, of course)! Travis managed to keep everything on track though and obviously succeeded with his master plan!
When brainstorming where to shoot their engagement photos, Brandie mentioned The Ridges in Athens. If you know me well, like… really well… you know I love true crime and all things super creepy. I normally don’t tell people how into creepy stuff that I am because obviously it’s not really something that people typically bond over (unless you’re related to me…). When Brandie started telling me about The Ridges, it sounded so perfect. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to visit such a creepy historical site. I couldn’t wait to shoot at this old insane asylum right on OU’s campus.
I love that Brandie and Travis immediately trusted me and when I suggested a sunrise session, they didn’t hesitate. We had the most beautiful light! I was so happy when I got these images onto my computer. Glowy goodness! They rocked their session and so did their dog, Axel! He was such a good listener!
AND If I didn’t tell you, you wouldn’t know these photos were taken at an old insane asylum, right? Gah! This place is so cool. Before we started shooting, Brandie and Travis were kind enough to even show me around and tell me a lot about the history. I naturally geeked out over every detail.
After spending just a few hours with these two, I am already seriously just so excited to be their wedding photographer. Brandie & Travis are getting married this coming summer at St. John’s in Logan with a reception to follow at The Mill in Lancaster! It’s going to be an amazing day!
Here are my favorite images from their engagement session at The Ridges! xo