For all of our regular readers, you will find that this blog’s contains no pictures of Erin’s bridesmaids or Tylor’s groomsmen. It isn’t that we didn’t like them or anything like that. Rather it’s because Erin & Tylor, like Deena & Jake this past August, chose to not have a bridal party for their Krohn’s Conservatory Wedding. Rather than dealing with the potential political backlash and stress of having a bridal party, they chose to keep their wedding day simple by not having a bridal party at all. This can be beneficial in many ways, but for us it’s a benefit because we get LOTS of time to take pretty pictures of the bride & groom. The truth is, we would love nothing more than 2+ hours with each one of our couples to take lots of beautiful pictures of them. That rarely comes true. Well, it’s never been true except for Erin & Tylor’s wedding day!
We first met up with Erin and her mother at the Cincinnatian Hotel downtown. As soon as we knocked we heard from inside the door, “Please don’t be them! Please don’t be them!” Erin’s day had been running a few minutes behind all day. But we weren’t worried since we had lots of time for their pictures. Erin had her hair and makeup done at ALBA Beauty Studios aka Cincy Bridal Beauty, and she looked wonderful. ALBA always does a great job. As soon as we wrapped up with all of her details, Erin got dressed and away we went to meet up with Tylor, who was already waiting at Devou Park. Erin was a bit worried about him but we told her to relax as we had already been in contact with him and he was doing good.
Once we arrived, we set up the scene for their first look. Erin approached Tylor and tapped him on his shoulder. Tylor turned slowly and started to cry once he saw his beautiful bride. It was very sweet! We love when grooms get emotional when seeing their bride for the first time! After a few quick snaps at the overlook, which just so happened to be where they got engaged, it was off to another area of Devou for some more pictures.
We went all over the city with these two, which is usually not a recommendation of ours. We typically say for our couples to pick one, maybe two, locations to get a lot of photos in and to make sure it’s fun and relaxed. But without a bridal party we had the opportunity to shoot all over! Devou Park, the Roebling Bridge, and all around Eden Park was well within our time constraints so we took full advantage. But before long it was time for these two to tie the knot!
Their wedding was very much a Christ centered ceremony. It was beautiful and the setting inside of Krohn’s was even better! Although it was raining outside, in fact storming, it was beautiful and peaceful inside of the Krohn’s.
All around this day couldn’t have been better. Well, maybe it could have held out on the rain just a bit longer so we could have shot all of the family photos outside. And it definitely could have been a touch cooler than it was, with less humidity. But at the end of the day we got some beautiful photos and these two love birds are now married. Plus, there were cupcakes! Soooo……
Congratulations Erin & Tylor!