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Real Wedding

October 4, 2017

Fall Wedding in Westerville- Thaddeus and Samantha

bride looking at camera, groom looking at bride

I had such a great time Saturday at Tad and Sam’s wedding! And I loved having Samantha Newman with me as my second shooter!

The day started with Sam getting ready at the Embassy Suites in Westerville. Right off the bat, things were emotional, because Sam’s best friend had recorded a video for her. She unfortunately couldn’t be there for the big day because she had been deployed! The whole room was crying while Sam watched her friend wish her well from afar.

After getting a few photos at the venue, Sam wanted to do a first look with both her dad and her grandpa. It was such a sweet moment when they both turned around and saw her as a bride for the first time!

The ceremony was so sweet, with lots of tears and laughter. So many guests were there to support Tad and Sam and help them celebrate this amazing day! The rest of the night was filled with great food, tiny pies, fire pits, smores, and lots of dancing!

Tad and Sam, thank you SO MUCH for having me with you this weekend to capture all the moments from your wedding day! I missed seeing Amelia, but I know she’s happy for her mom and dad and have lots of extra wags for you when you come back home 🙂

A huge Thank You to the following vendors who worked so hard to make this a gorgeous day!

Venue: Fraternal Order of the Eagles  //  Bridal gown: Wendy’s Bridal  //  Bride’s earrings: Petal Perceptions  //  Groom and groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse  //  Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal  //  DJ: Platinum Music Productions


bride and groom touching foreheads together

special moment with bride and groom after getting married

newlywed portrait

intimate moment with bride and groom bride looking at camera, groom looking at bride bride and groom being silly close up of bride and groom embracing

groom in gray suit

bride and groom portrait

fun bridal party

groomsmen wearing gray suits and red ties

bridesmaids in teal dresses bride with bridesmaids

bride having fun with bridesmaids

wedding dress hanging at embassy suites hotel mrs hanger for wedding gown

pearl and diamond stud earrings

white toms for bride, red and turquoise bouquet

gold and silver wedding rings traditional white wedding invitation

bride receives emotional message from best friend bride crying while she gets ready

bride in a quiet moment when getting dressed

bride wearing mother's necklace

grandpa and dad first look at bride

bride with grandpa and dad

bride and grooming peeking around barn door

wedding ceremony at fraternal order of the eagles

bride and groom saying vows at fraternal order of the eagles wedding at fraternal order of the eagles

bride and groom with parents bride and groom family photos

pie guest favors two tier white wedding cake

bride and groom doing first dance

best man giving speech maid of honor giving speech

father daughter dance and mother son dance

bride and groom cutting cake bride and groom eating cake

little girl dancing with dad grandma dancing at wedding reception bride dancing with bridesmaid grandma dancing at wedding wedding guest dancing flower girl twirling on dance floor

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  1. dema nedved

    October 4th, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    You did an amazing job capturing all the special moments. Thank you

  2. Suzanne sanford

    October 4th, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Great pictures. Can’t wait to see all of them

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