Muhlhauser Barn Cincinnati Ohio | Ashley + Jake

From when I first met Ashley and her mother, I knew how much her love ran deep for her man Jake. She picks up and moves wherever his job calls and it doesn't matter to her because for her she's with her best friend. When you see the two of them together the evidence is too real not to realize that they are each others best friends and loves of their lives. Her mom told us at the reception that Ashley said that Jake was the one she was going to marry. That she just knew right away. It was great to hear a little bit more of their story from a mothers perspective. 

With a love that was sure from the start comes a love that will last a lifetime. Congrats guys I am so dang happy for you two!

β€œMarry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark.” -N'tima

Thanks to all the awesome vendors: 

Reception Location: Muhlhauser Barn

Wedding Coordinator: Dakota Hoffman 

Videographer: Studio 58 Media 

Florist: That Girls Flowers / Nellie Ashmore  

Cake Artist: Ele Cake Company 

DJ: DJ Butler 

Makeup Artist; Brideface / Honour Hook

Shelby + Tanner | Indiana Engagement Session

I have said it once and I will say it again. Shelby & Tanner are the type of couple that just let you be yourself at any multitude. Where you feel comfortable and welcomed in their presence. They show grace & kindness towards each other. Which transcends to showing grace and kindness to whoever they meet. Shelby & Tanner--I ask that you never stop sharing the tender love you share towards one another. I ask that you continue to manifest it, hold on to it dearly,  and continue to root it in Jesus.

I also want to share the story of the proposal because I love sharing their story. As told by Shelby:  "I was in Morehead visiting Tanner for the weekend and we had decided long before that we were going to go to Natural Bridge (we went over the summer with my family, but Tanner got sick so I stayed back to take care of him). So we take the  gorgeous hike up to the top of Natural Bridge and explore around the edges a bit. Of course, I get distracted by the beauty of it all and start exploring as he's trying to get me to come over to him so he can ask me to be his wife, but I obviously didn't know that. He finally gets me to come over to him (because I had been exploring near the edge and the man is terrified of heights). He asks me a question we often ask one another, "Do you know how much I love you?" At this point I'm getting real antsy because I had been hoping that he'd propose for months and had the tiniest inkling that today was the day. I answer him by saying "so indescribably much." To which he responds by getting down on one knee and smiling up at me with the biggest smile I've ever seen and asks "Will you marry me?" Naturally, I respond by questioning whether he's serious or not! Haha! I was so excited that I began to tremble! I remember my knees feeling as if they were going to give out because of my excitement! Obviously I said yes and here we are today!" 

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