Wedding Planning, Weddings

CEREMONY GRAND EXIT IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING

ceremony grand exit

Thinking about doing a wedding ceremony grand exit?

Why not kick the celebration off early and give your adoring family and friends a chance to cheer as you burst through the doors as newly weds?!

If it were up to us ever couple would do a ceremony grand exit! We love them because it provides another opportunity to capture some really genuine moments between you and your guests.

We’ve pulled together a few of our favorites from past weddings to help you find the grand exit that is perfect for you!

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Wedding Planning, Weddings

GRAND EXIT IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION

grand exit ideas

Looking for reception grand exit ideas? That perfect thing to end what is guaranteed to be an amazing wedding day?

Trying to decide whether you want to do a grand exit?

If we may offer our opinion, we LOVE IT when couples tell us they are doing a grand exit! It is one more opportunity for us to capture some truly memorable moments.

To help you out we have pulled together a selection of some of our favorite grand exits that we have photoed over the years!

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Engagements

OREGON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | Katie + Luke

Oregon Engagement Photos

Katie and Luke’s Oregon engagement photos are our most adventurous engagement photo session to date! Four days filled with waterfalls, wheat fields, lupine, and a breathtaking coast was a dream come true!

Since this session back in 2011 we’ve photoed their wedding in Kansas City, plus their siblings weddings in Heppner, Oregon, Charlottesville, Virginia and even Scotland! We’ve even done a few family photo shoots as this family continues to grow!

As we were doing some organizing of our photo archives we came across Katie and Luke’s Oregon engagement photos and decided this couple was too adorable and the Oregon landscapes were too beautiful not to share!

Katie and Luke met while studying at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. After a whirlwind relationship which featured a proposal at Luke’s family’s cabin in Oregon, they were engaged and invited us out to Oregon to take their engagement photos. We absolutely love the Pacific Northwest and were excited to spend the week exploring it!

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Family

ALEXANDRIA FAMILY PHOTOS | The Bagan Family

Alexandria Family Photos
We got an email from Ann last October asking us to come down to do her Alexandria family photos in February. We were very excited because this meant she had some big news… she and David were expecting and wanted to schedule a family photo session once he was born!

Ann and her whole family are quite special to us. They brought us to Scotland last year for Ann and David’s wedding, as well as Kansas City, Charlottesville, Heppner and Hermiston, Oregon and a few other family and engagement shoots in between.

Needless to say we love this family and were incredibly excited to have the chance to see them again!

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Family

MARYLAND FAMILY PHOTO SESSION | HILARY + JARAD + JASPER

Maryland Family Photo Session

This fall’s Maryland Family Photo Session was a special one! It gave us a chance to reconnect with some friends that we have not seen in a few years.

Hilary and I were classmates in grad school many years ago. Over the years since we graduated she has gotten married and she and her husband now have an adorable little boy, Jasper!

Hilary, Jarad and Jasper live outside of Washington, DC in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Knowing that we make frequent trips to the Washington, DC area for photo jobs, she recently reached out to us and said that the next time we were in town, she wanted us to come over, catch up and take some family photos.

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Engagements

COLUMBUS OHIO ENGAGEMENT | Susan + Zach

Columbus Ohio Engagement

It’s no secret that we love to travel, for our own enjoyment and also for work, which is why we were excited about a Columbus, Ohio engagement session!

There is something about working in a new place that gives you a respect and appreciation for what makes each location unique. We had originally planned on doing Susan and Zach’s engagement session in Washington, DC. Susan grew up in the suburbs of Maryland and her love of the area drove her decision to have her home featured in her engagement photos.

Both recent graduates from law school at Ohio State, a new job offer in Columbus meant that it was going to be harder for them to arrange a trip down to Washington anytime soon. We jumped at the chance  for a Columbus, Ohio engagement session and add another city to our growing number of places we’ve worked in.
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Engagements

SARATOGA SPRINGS ENGAGEMENT | Rachael + Joe

saratoga springs engagement

August is a perfect time for a Saratoga Springs engagement!

The weather is absolutely perfect, flowers are in bloom and there is an extra energy in the air because it is horse racing season at the Saratoga Race Track.

Rachael and Joe love Saratoga as much as we do so we couldn’t wait to get our day started at The Yaddo Gardens, an artist retreat with a beautiful formal rose garden that is open to the public. Continue Reading