I first met Esther when we drove up to Hillsdale together for her sister's wedding I just so happened to be photographing. It was so good getting to know Esther through that long (yet seemingly short) car ride. Her kindness, humility, selflessness, and sweet & bubbly personality quickly caught my attention - she's a gem. So when I saw on Facebook that she had gotten engaged I first squealed with excitement for them both, but also thought how amazing it would be to photograph their wedding. (More squeals and excitement may have transpired when I received Esther's inquiry.) To say I'm excited to share these photos would be an understatement.
The wedding was held in Downton Cincinnati with guests traveling from all across the country. After the ceremony there was a dessert reception (Graeter's ice cream anyone?) then immediately a more intimate dinner reception three blocks away from the church. It was a beautiful day illustrating and celebrating God goodness and grace to them both. I only almost cried a couple times. ;)