Anna and Ilya – downtown Columbus wedding

I met Anna and Ilya recently to photograph their wedding on a blustery day in downtown Columbus. Prior to my arrival, poor Anna cut her finger pretty badly helping Ilya with his boutonniere, so she had a pretty major looking bandage on probably the best finger it could be on if you’re trying to make a certain kind of statement (which, of course, she wasn’t, but still…). We started with photos at their condo overlooking the river, made photos with friends, then headed to the wedding chapel for the ceremony. The ride back down the elevator from the court house where they filed their paperwork made for one of my favorite portraits of the day, and we followed that with prosecco at the Sidebar and more photos on the bridge with the deer. Have a look.

Sarah’s ordination – First Community Church

The weekend before Thanksgiving, I was fortunate to photograph Sarah’s ordination at First Community Church. I’ve been to dozens of churches over my career, but I’d never witnessed or documented this kind of ceremony until that day. They started with some family photos and a prayer with clergy, and then the massive choir walked up the aisle and took their places for the ceremony to begin. There were speakers and then a laying-on of hands, which was pretty amazing, as the entire congregation, clergy, family and choir members all connected with each other. It was a lovely service and I’m glad I was there to capture it. Have a look.

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