Elizabeth and Ryan had their wedding at The Estate at New Albany. This wedding venue is just outside of Columbus and is so beautiful and is the perfect spot to have a Winter wedding as it offers both an indoor and outdoor ceremony location.
Additionally, they have a beautiful indoor space for cocktail hour which can also double as a great location for portraits if you end up with a stormy day like we did. Despite the rain, Elizabeth and Ryan were completely stress-free and focused on enjoying the day with their family and friends.
When they first inquired with me one of the questions I asked was, “What are you most excited for”. They answered that they were most excited to spend time with their family and friends and to give them a good time. Knowing that this was very important to them I helped them to create a timeline that would allow them to spend a lot of time with their guests. We achieved this by getting all the family portraits captured before the ceremony started. Doing so allowed them to spend time connecting with their immediate family before the ceremony but it also allowed them to enjoy their full cocktail hour with all of their guests! I’ve been structuring timelines like this more often this year and have found the day to flow more smoothly.
My goal on a wedding day is to capture the couple with the entire family. Most importantly, I make time to capture moments with your parents. Sadly, Ryan’s Dad passed away just a few weeks after the wedding. So when I heard the news, I immediately went through their gallery and gathered all the photos I had of his dad. I sent them over, hoping that the photos would be a source of comfort and joy for Ryan and his family. I knew that these images would be cherished forever.
If you are planning a wedding, remember to take in every moment. Make time in your timeline to spend with your guests and cherish the memories you are creating with them.
Enjoy some of my favorite images from Elizabeth and Ryan’s wedding at The Estate at New Albany!
Photographer: Amanda Lauren Collective
Venue: The Estate at New Albany
Florals: Fiori Florals
Hair & Makeup: LeReve Makeup & Hair
Cake: Sauer Cakes
Catering: Gourmet Fresh
Dress: Mon Cheri, Wendy’s Bridal
September 21, 2023