If you are looking for venues around Dayton, I recommend having your wedding at Cedar Springs Pavilion. This wedding venue is a hidden gem in Springfield Ohio. This Tuscan-styled venue rests on a 17-acre nature preserve. With an abundance of wildflowers, beautiful architecture, and the butterfly house you will have endless options for portraits around the property.
I had the pleasure of being the second photographer at Josie and Griffin’s August wedding. The ceremony took place at the gazebo. The lake behind them made for the most beautiful backdrop. The bridesmaids were dressed in a light blue that complimented everyone and Griffin and his men were in formal military attire. Josie’s Father performed the ceremony. I love to see when a couple has a family member officiate, doing so brings a special touch to the ceremony. Griffin and Josie walked through the Arch of Sabors and shared another kiss. As they continued walking Griffin was playfully swatted with the swords as he walked through. This was probably my favorite part of the whole day as it was just so different from what I normally get to see!
Cedar Spring Pavilion has a gorgeous reception space. The open-air concept is perfect to allow your reception to stay cool while also keeping you and your guest sheltered. Your guests can easily transition between the outdoor space and get quickly back to the dance floor. The open concept also allows you and your guests to enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets. The sunset makes the most spectacular backdrop and I highly recommend trying to time your first dance around it. You will not regret it. Be sure to scroll to Josie’s dance with her dad when looking through the pictures so you can see for yourself.
If you plan to have your wedding at Cedar Springs Pavilion be sure to contact me for your photography. This is one venue that I am eager to get back to!
Photos were taken while working for Kelsey Fischer Photography.
July 4th Wedding at Willow Tree
I am excited to share this colorful wedding that took place in Southern Ohio last Summer. I had the pleasure of second shooting for Jacquelin Deann Photography. Everything about Sam & Grace’s wedding was so beautiful. All the flowers were bright and full of color. The bride’s mom was a florist and she is a very talented one at that. I absolutely LOVED the floral arrangements from this wedding.
Grace got ready at her parent’s home. They have a large beautiful property which allowed for the perfect first look and bridal party shots. After capturing all their portraits we headed over to their church where they had both their ceremony and reception.
The location is about 2 hours away from my hometown, so I was not expecting to know anyone. After the ceremony ended I saw a very familiar face. Turns out Grace, the bride, is the cousin of my best friend’s, brother’s wife (that’s a mouthful). Talk about a small world!
I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from the day!
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Romantic Boho Inspired Wedding
Last Spring I attended a styled shoot at The Silo in Plain City, Ohio. The Silo is a great venue if you are looking for something more intimate to host your wedding. The theme for the shoot was a romantic boho wedding style. You usually think of soft muted tones when you think of a bohemian-styled wedding but I love the way the bright colors were incorporated into this shoot.
The talented vendors that put this shoot together really outdid themselves. Over the last 2 years and a lot of couples are looking to scale down on the number of guests. Even though the size of the guest list is smaller it does not mean you need to scale down on the details of your wedding. These local vendors really showed that intimate weddings can be just as beautiful as large-scale weddings. I hope you enjoy looking through some of my favorites from the day.
Photographer | Amanda Lauren Collective
Host | Elizabeth Frere & Taylor Englehart
Venue | The Silo Plain City
Stationary | Burtch Designs
Flowers | Sweet Blossom Floral
Cakes | The Topiary
Macarons | Macaron Bar
Jewelery | Worthington Jewelers
Patches | Blue Boho Designs
Makeup | Katie Hair and Bridal
Hair | Britt Lovejoy Hair
Models | Cory & Taylor
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This wedding was a HOT one with the high temperature in the 90’s! Though when you look through their images you would never be able to tell. They took the heat like champs and didn’t let it stop them from having the best day. I think the heat would have stressed most brides out, but Sage was one of the most relaxed, chill brides I have ever seen on a wedding day.
When I was working on their timeline Sage asked if we could work time in the day to prank Todd. The prank was a “first look” with his dad, the catch was that his dad would be in a wedding dress. Of course I said yes! Todd was so adamant about not doing a first look with Sage that we had to trick him into even coming to the location. One of the bridesmaids told him that Sage was freaking out and needed to speak to him. When he got there he wouldn’t turn around, we had him go back to back with his dad. Once Todd was in the position his dad came around in front of him and placed his hand on him. As soon as he felt his dad’s hand he immediately knew it was not Sage. He opened his eyes and a lot of laughs followed.
It was such a joy seeing these two come together. Sage was absolutely stunning and had one of my favorite dresses to date. I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite images from their day!
Photographer | Amanda Lauren Collective
Venue | The Willow Tree
Planner & Invitations | Events by AnnaBeth
Florals | Hollon Flowers
Dress | Something New, Borrow, and Blue
DJ | Mike White
Cake | Cakes by Jerri Deeter
Catering | City BBQ
Photobooth | Photobooth Cinci
Check out Sage & Todd’s engagement session HERE
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Jessica & Ryan reached out to me at the beginning of the year to ask me to capture their farmhouse wedding. They were so excited to become husband & wife and celebrate with their friends, family and their little boy, Michael.
During the planning process Covid began and they made the tough decision to post-pone their June wedding. Thankfully, they did not need to post-pone too long and were able to hold a small ceremony the following month at French Hen Farm in Marysville, Ohio.
French Hen Farm is a beautiful venue located just outside of Columbus. This venue has everything! A picturesque Willow tree that is the perfect ceremony and portrait back drop, rustic details throughout the property, a gorgeous bridal suite and multiple chandeliers!
Jessica & Ryan’s wedding day was so beautiful and simple. I hope you enjoy reliving their wedding day! Keep a look out for a special surprise they had for their guests as you scroll through the images!
Jessica & Ryan, you are such a sweet couple and I am so happy for you both to start this next chapter together.
Back at the beginning of May I attended my first photography workshop ran by Caroline Logan in Lancaster, PA. While there we had the pleasure of photographing the most beautiful styled shoot you could imagine. Seriously it was what wedding dreams are made of!! All vendors that worked on this did not hold back, they are all seriously so talented and it was such a dream getting to be a part of this shoot. I think we all thought it was like walking into photography heaven!!
I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am to everyone that took part in this day! If you get a chance please check out all the vendors! Also, I can’t forget to take a moment to thank the gorgeous couple that model for us all day while we all gushed over them while capturing these beautiful images.
Workshop | @carolineloganphoto
Planning & Styling | @yoursweetestdayevents
Florist | @wildflowersbydesign
Hair & Makeup | @unfadingbeautybykristen
Rentals | @treasured.events
Venue | @ballroomonthesquare
Dress Boutique | @jennifersbridal
Dress Designer | @misshayleypaige
Tux | @theblacktux
Stationary & Paper Goods | @rsvp_love
Macarons | @bakingtarastreats
Cake Artist | @sugarwhippedbakery
Linens | @specialoqueenstreet
Styling Ribbon | @ruffledlane
If you are planning a wedding at The Club at Corazon I would be honored to photograph it! The Club at Corazon is a gorgeous Tuscan-inspired luxury wedding venue in central Ohio. It is so beautiful it is almost hard to believe we have a such unique venue so close by. There is truly nothing else like it within hours of central Ohio.
With its beautiful architecture, on-site vineyard, and being surrounded by a lake it makes for the perfect venue no matter the time of year. There will be no shortage of epic portraits from your wedding day. No matter which corner you turn on the property there is a breathtaking location for portraits.
There are several locations on the property for your ceremony. Whether you are having your wedding during the warmer Summer months and are set on an outdoor location or if you want a more intimate indoor Winter wedding this venue has you covered.
For an outdoor ceremony, you have the option of facing the lake, building, or garden area. While indoors they create a beautiful ceremony location that will protect all your guests from the elements.
The venue offers several amenities to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. First, they have an event coordinator that will help you direct both your rehearsal and ceremony. In the morning, you and your groom can both get ready in their luxurious bridal suite and groom’s quarter. This is a HUGE plus when it comes to your photography as I will be able to capture you both as you hang out with your favorite people and get ready for the big day! They have an in-house caterer which means you don’t need to worry about bringing in additional staff. The venue takes care of the cleanup for you and trust me you don’t want to work on your wedding day.
Be sure to visit my contact page to begin the discussion of having me capture your wedding!
Photographer: Amanda Lauren Collective
Venue: The Club at Corazon
Hair & Makeup: LeReve Hair and Makeup
Flowers: Fezz & Hazel
Dress: Dublin Bridal
Jewellery: Worthington Jewelers