Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer || The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel: Mr + Mrs Dingus

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Ceremony Venue:
Ariel Foundation Park

Reception Venue:
The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Photographer || Results of the International Shoot & Share Contest

2016 was an incredible year for us personally and professionally. Along with welcoming a son, Jonathan and I sent our oldest off to kindergarten but also had our most successful year of business yet. Not only did we photograph many wonderful clients and made amazing connections with local vendors and businesses, we also were featured in our first national publication in addition to our work being featured at The Ohio State Fair!

At the end of every year, I look forward to looking over all of the images Jonathan and I have captured and choosing 50 to enter into the International Shoot and Share Contest. This contest (from my knowledge) is the large contest there is. This year over 300,000+ images were entered into their contest from all over the world. I take almost a week each year to choose images from our vault and submit them with the hopes of inspiring others and sharing all the wonderful moments we have seen over the year. I don't choose the images based on anything other than what I feel would speak the greatest to others but what also touched me as an artist myself. Throughout the next week or so, I will be updating this post with the results. They go as follows:

7/50 images placed in the TOP 20% of 332,768 images submitted:

7/50 images placed in the TOP 30% of 332,768 images submitted:

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer || Mount Vernon Grand Hotel / The Beverly Mansion: Mr + Mrs Taylor

This was such a lovely and elegant day. It started at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel, a brand new luxury (and much needed) hotel in the Mount Vernon, Ohio area. The rooms create such a beautiful scene for getting ready photographs! Emily's beautiful gown hung from the window as she got hair and makeup done. In just a few rooms down, Samuel was hanging out and toasting to the day.

Their ceremony was at the beautiful Chapel at Kenyon College that the locals love and know all too well. The English style seating and beautiful stained glass created such a classic yet intimate feel. Emily tied in her heritage by incorporating a hand fasting ceremony after their vows. I loved that she thought to add a personal touch to the ceremony.

The Beverly Mansion held their beautiful reception filled with a live band, a beautiful cake and floral arrangements at each dinner table perfectly set for their guests. It was a beautiful, wonderful day that I hope Emily and Samuel thoroughly enjoyed. 


Thank you so much for reading about their special day. If you would like an event or session photographed, please feel free to go to

Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

Ceremony Venue:
Church of the Holy Spirit
Kenyon College

Reception Venue:
The Beverly Mansion

Cake Artist + Florist: 
Made From Scratch

Hat Trick

Hair Artist: 
Chelsea Reese
Ooh La La Salon

Makeup Artist:
Morgan Nadine

Bride's Gown:
Oleg Cassini
Davids Bridal