This week spring has arrived (hopefully permanently) in Ohio! The snow has melted and we enjoyed temps in 50s, sun filled afternoons, walks and well it has me thinking about spring blooms! As most may know, I LOVE fresh flowers. From simple Trader Joe’s arrangements on my kitchen window to beautiful bridal arrangements and more. (Check out my instagram feed if you don’t believe me) Flowers make me happy, the expression of beauty and creativity in texture, color, style and scent! So I thought it would be fun to have a monthly Floral Friday Feature, where I can share some of our favorite wedding bouquets, beautiful floral designs, local florists and creative ways to enjoy flowers in your every day life or special event. Enjoy, and Happy Spring!
As we begin the 2015 wedding season, we thought we it would be fun to go back and feature some of the beautiful weddings that we shot in 2014 that could use a bit more face time with you all. We plan on sharing some of these gems from last year with you on Wedding Wednesday over the next few weeks and hope you enjoy and get excited about the coming weddings and features in 2015, I know we are!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Columbus Museum of Art
Florist: Flowers on Orchard Lane
Wedding Planner: Something Blue
We have the the privilege to work with some AWESOME and OUTSTANDING vendors throughout the year! We are excited to share some of these venues and artists with you on our blog! Starting with the Ivory Room at Miranova by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Columbus, OH.
The Ivory room offers a loft like environment with stunning views of downtown Columbus and the Scioto River all from the 6th floor of the Miranova building! The open space provides the perfect environment to customize and create the space that is right for your wedding or party. From the sweeping windows, natural and evening light to the numerous oversize chandliers that adorn the space, we know that shooting at the Ivory room will offer unique lighting and composition options to create beautiful images.
Check out some of our favorite images from weddings this past year in this beautiful space!
First and foremost, hands down, across the country we have the best friends in the world. I wish I could bring everyone to Columbus and make them live in my neighborhood. The Scobey family ranks high in that bunch. They are kind, encouraging, loving, stellar examples of generosity and business, and straight up awesome people. Hanging out with them was more than enough to make us want to take a trip to Atlanta but they sweetened the pot by inviting us to speak at their photographer meet up and there was no way we could say no.
(Photo credits of me speaking: Graham Scobey)
For a few years I’ve been pondering this idea; I told a gas station attendant as I drove home from a wedding in Cleveland, “I’m headed home to crash.” He replied very wisely, “Our words inform our actions. Maybe you should ‘head home to sleep’ instead.” This got me thinking about how we make these subtile decisions every day in our jobs, even as self employed photographers. Our titles and self perceptions effect our actions and attitudes, and building a better business isn’t always about knowing how to work your camera better. I LOVED putting together this presentation; if you ever think this topic might be helpful to a group, please let me know, I’d love to share it again.