lauren + jake // van wert ohio christmas wedding photographer [ first united methodist church + van wert county junior fair building ]

I often find myself lost in thought thinking about how my camera grants me access to some of life’s most intimate moments. Without my camera, I don’t deserve to be a part of these moments. As I enter my 8th wedding season I am overcome with great honor to have been welcomed into the lives of so many. The wedding day is all about the commitment of two souls choosing to spend the rest of their lives together. Its about the people that brought those two souls together, to that alter. To have been given access to Lauren and Jake’s story — I am honored to capture it.

What a fun day — what a fun couple! As you look at these photos you’ll feel the love of their day. Lauren’s tattoo on her foot in remembrance of her late grandpa, the smile on Jake’s moms face as she watches her oldest watch his future wife walk down the aisle, Lauren’s mom amped about her fake eyelashes, the fun of everyone they love at their reception.. the list goes on and on. Their Christmas wedding was full of love and joy. 

Congratulations Lauren and Jake! 

Lauren and Jake would like to thank:

Hair :: JaNahn Evans, Caressa Noffsinger, and Makenna Klausing

Makeup :: Studio 320

Brides Dress :: La Jeune Mariee Bridal, Designer - Willowby by Watters

Bridesmaid Dresses :: Azazie

Suites :: Slusher’s, Designer - Michael Kors

Rings :: James Allen

Florist :: Petal Shed

Catering :: Vaughn’s Place

Cake :: Cake Crazy

Cookies :: Beth Evans and Cake Crazy

Donuts :: Pat’s Donut & Kreme

Transportation :: Advantage Limo

DJ :: Twist & Shout Entertainment - Mike Johnson

Photobooth :: Shawn Hire

Ceremony Venue :: First United Methodist Church

Reception Venue :: Van Wert County Jr. Fair Building