Cincy Street Meet Photos

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Each year in Cincinnati there’s an event for photographers, models, stylists, make-up artists, and more called The Cincy Street Meet. Last year was my first Cincy Street Meet and it was amazing. I got a lot of awesome photos and videos and got to meet a lot of great people. I went again this year and it was another great year of networking and snapping photos. I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite Cincy Street Meet photos and outfits!

4 Awesome Wedding Venues in Cincinnati

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Cincinnati has a lot of amazing wedding venues. If you’re new to the area or never looked at wedding venues then this post is for you. For today’s post, I’ll be highlighting 4 awesome wedding venues that I’ve shot at.

Ault Park- This is a beautiful and huge park where a lot of Cincinnatians host their wedding during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. I recommend hosting your wedding here in the Spring if it’s warm enough so you can see all the beautiful flowers blooming and maybe even the cherry blossom trees! In the gallery below you’ll find some pictures I took at the park. 

Abby’s Farm- This is a beautiful venue that gives you both a farm feel and a river view. There’s an indoor venue where you can host the reception or your wedding, a huge outdoor area where you could also have your wedding and reception, and a gazebo which is fantastic for photos. Find pictures of the farm in the gallery below.

Gorman Heritage Farm- If you love nature or farms then this may be the venue for you. This farm has a sunflower field in the summer that is truly a spectacular sight. This venue can be good for engagement photos as well. It’s a stunning sight that will truly wow your guest. You can find pictures of the farm and the sunflowers below. 

Sugar Event Loft- This is an indoor venue that I have shot a couple of weddings at and it is always decorated beautifully. The lighting is well and once you leave the indoor venue you can go outside to the Liberty Center to take some outside pictures with your bridal party. 

I hope this has inspired you to take a look at a couple of Cincinnati Wedding venues. Let me know your favorite venue in the comments section.

5 Reasons You Need a Mommy and Me Photoshoot

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Imagine this. You’re dressed up in a corresponding outfit with your child taking pictures in a studio or out at the park. What could be a more fun and bonding experience for you and your child? Today, I’ll be giving you 5 reasons you need a mommy and me photoshoot.

Bonding Time- the first reason that a mommy and me photoshoot is a good idea is that this will be a great opportunity for you and your child to bond with each other. Picture this, you could wear matching or corresponding outfits, take some photos and then even go out to eat afterward. It’ll be a great way to spend time with each other especially if your child’s getting older and ready to leave the nest soon. This could also be something fun to do with the little ones as well. 

Memories- I am a big believer in taking photos with your family so that you can have memories for when everyone gets older. Especially for your kids who will have kids of their own one day and want to share pictures of their childhood with their new families. Doing a photoshoot like this one will allow you to create those memories with your child. 

Mother’s Day Gift- The next reason you should do a mommy and me photoshoot is that it could make the perfect mother’s day gift. If you’re the father and want to plan something nice for your wife or the mother of your child, it would be a great gift to have the mother get all dressed up, take them out for brunch, and then to this photoshoot. They would have a great day and get to have some pictures of them with their child as a gift. Another option is if you’re the mother in this situation and want to get your mother (the grandmother of your child) a gift you could plan this photoshoot and get the pictures delivered to them as a Mother’s Day gift. 

Redo Photoshoot-This next reason that you should do a mommy and me photoshoot will probably pull at your heartstrings. in the picture for this post the mother wanted to redo a picture pose she did with her son when he was a baby of them laying down and holding hands. the reason I told you this is to give you another idea of what could happen for your mommy and me photoshoot. You would be able to recreate certain pictures you took when your child was younger or if they are already young or you don’t have any pictures of you together you’ll be able to make one and years later recreate it. 

Birthday Gift- the last reason you should do a mommy and me photoshoot is that just like using the photo shoot as a Mother’s Day present or surprise you could do the same for the mother’s birthday. This would be a great idea for a mother who maybe hasn’t gotten a lot of time to spend with her kids in a little while. You could start the day with the mother getting her hair, make-up, and nails done. Then you would drop off her and the child or children at the photoshoot locations. After taking pictures with the kid(s) the family could go out to dinner together as a family. What could be a better way to spend your birthday with your family? And you would get pictures from the occasion as well to keep for years to come. 

I hope this article has inspired you to do a Mommy and Me Photoshoot session. Tell me the last time you did a photoshoot like this in the comment section. I’ll see you all next week. 

7 Photos All Parents Need of Their Kids

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I’ve always believed that parents should get professional pictures taken of their kids to keep in a photo album so that when they grow up they could have memories to look back on and share with their future family. That’s why I’ve made this list of 7 photos all parents need of their kids. 

Newborn- These photos will be great to look back on once your kids are all grown up. It’ll remind you of the days when they were small enough to carry in your arms. Newborn photos are important not just for the parent’s nostalgia but also so that the kids can see what they looked like as a child and share them with their friends or spouse in the future. These photos can be taken within the first two weeks of the child’s birth or if you need a little more epitome to adjust to parenthood, they can be taken a few months after you welcome them to the world. 

First Birthday- It’s a huge milestone when a baby makes it to the age of one. So huge that it should be celebrated and remembered! What better way to celebrate and remember your kid’s first birthday than with a photoshoot? This will once again be good for you and your child to look back on through the years. I recommend a cake smash as part of your photo shoot for babies at this age. 

Kindergarten Graduation- This is another important milestone for your child. Their first graduation! Grab a small cap and gown for your child and prepare to get them some pictures of this moment. This will also be a good throwback picture for them in the future. 

Sweet Sixteen- While Birthday pictures at any age are highly encouraged, sweet sixteen pictures are one of the most popular. Go ahead and celebrate them with a photoshoot that they can share with their friends and family or even use on their birthday invitations for a birthday party. This type of photoshoot can be very fun for the teen because they can pick the type of theme they want and express their style. 

Prom- Every high school student who wants to go to prom should have prom pictures whether they’re taken by a professional or on your cell phone. This is a moment your child will probably want to remember and it might be one of the few times you’ll get to see them all dressed up. If you do go with a professional photographer, which I obviously recommend, be sure to have them capture your child and their friend group or date at a nice park. Some photographers offer this as part of their senior pictures package deal so be sure to ask if that’s an option for your child. 

Senior Photos- Senior pictures are another big part of your child’s senior year besides prom. They should definitely get senior pictures done to celebrate their achievement of graduating high school, to use as invitations for their high school graduation cards, and or just for memories of what their high school days were like. 

College Graduation- Just like when you’re child graduated high school, if they’ve decided to further their education at college, you should definitely have senior pictures of them taken celebrating their success at completing college. These photos once again can be used as pictures for graduation invitations, and to help them remember their college days. 

That’s my list of 7 photos all parents need of their kids. Can you think of any I’ve left out? Comment below and let me know. I’ll see everyone next week!

4 Reasons You Should Have A Double Maternity Shoot

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Double maternity Shoots. They’re super fun to do and I had the pleasure of doing one for two sisters this past month. Both were pregnant and expecting baby boys. They wanted to do a maternity photoshoot together and with their spouses as well. It came out beautifully and made me want to do more photoshoots like this one. So, I’m here to give you 4 reasons you should have a double maternity shoot!

  1. You can get Both Pictures By Yourself and With Your Double Maternity Partner! How many times have you taken professional pictures with your sibling or best friend during adulthood? Probably not many because life happens. Or if you have it might be a family or group portrait instead of just the two of you. If you both happen to be pregnant at the same time, this could be not only a great opportunity to get pictures taken together but also a great time to share an experience of your pregnancy journey with each other. It’s not quite often that you see both siblings or two best friends pregnant at the same time, especially if you’re twins! Now I know what you might be thinking. “I still want to be able to take pictures by myself. I don’t only want pictures with just another person.” Well, no need to worry about that. Another benefit is that even though you’ll be taking some pictures together, you can still take pictures separately and have your moment to shine. 

2. You Won’t Feel Awkward. If you normally feel a little awkward taking pictures by yourself then a double maternity shoot could benefit you. This would allow you to take pictures with your sibling or best friend, who can help you to relax a bit more or even come up with some pose ideas. This is especially true if your sibling or best friend may be more outgoing. They’ll be able to get you out of your comfort zone and into the photoshoot mood. Even if both of you are shy, you’ll both feel more comfortable trying poses together instead of apart.

3. You Might Could Save Money! This, of course, depends on the photographer but usually, it’ll be cheaper for the both of you to do a double maternity shoot together than to schedule two separate photoshoots apart. With me for example, I was able to shoot both of the mothers-to-be within an hour. So they were only charged for an hour instead of them both being charged for an hour separately. Keep in mind that every photographer is different and they may have different ways or prices for doing a double maternity shoot. 

4. You and Your Future Kids Will Get To Spend Time together. Perhaps one of the best benefits is that you and your sister or best friend will get to spend some quality time together. This could be a great time to catch up and bond with each other especially if you two haven’t seen each other lately. Another benefit to this is that by having a double maternity shoot together, the two babies to be will get to be together in pictures for the first time, even if they are still in your bellies! This will hopefully set them up to be very close friends once they are born into the world. 

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope I have convinced you to try a double maternity shoot with a sibling or best friend. Be sure to share this with someone you would do a double maternity shoot with! I’ll see you all next week. 

5 Ways to Prepare for a Maternity Shoot

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According to the USA Swimming Foundation: 64% of Black kids do not If you’ve never had a maternity shoot before or it’s your first pregnancy in general then this next post is for you! I’ll be discussing 5 ways to prepare for a maternity shoot. We’ll go over everything from booking your session to what to bring on the day of the shoot. 

Book During The 3rd Trimester- First things first, you need to find a photographer that does maternity shoots and book with them during your third trimester. Typically pregnant people like to book between 28 to 35 weeks. This is when your belly is the most noticeable but you’re (hopefully) not too uncomfortable. If you have an idea in mind that you want to shoot you’ll want to speak to your potential photographer to make sure they can make that idea into a reality for your photoshoot. 

Find the Perfect Theme- After booking your photographer, if you don’t already have a theme in mind, you’ll want to speak with your photographer to come up with a theme. Pinterest and google images can offer you some good ideas. Your photographer might be able to show you past maternity shoots that they did to help you decide what you want. If you need any ideas I have another blog article that discusses some potential ideas for you to use here: 

Book A Hair/Make-up Appointment– A lot of Pregnant people like to get their hair, make-up, and nails done. If that’s something you’re interested in you’ll want to book those appointments before your session. You want to make sure that you give enough time to your stylist and yourself to get to your photoshoot on time. A good rule of thumb is to get your nails done 1-2 days before the shoot, and hair and make-up done earlier in the day before the shoot. Usually about 3 hours or so. If you’re not interested in all the glitz and glam, just be sure to give yourself enough time to do your hair, make-up, and or nails. 

Choose or Order an Outfit- Once you figure out a theme, you’ll want to make sure you pick out an outfit that matches. For example, if you’re doing a milk bath maternity shoot, you might want to consider a light dress or a bra and panty set that can get wet. Or if you’re doing a theme that involves flowers you may want to get a flower crown for your hair and a dress or another outfit that has flowers attached to it. The opportunities are endless. When it comes to getting an outfit, you can either find one in your closet, order online, or go shopping so that you know what to wear before the shoot. 

Pack Your Props The Night Before- Finally, we are onto our last tip. If you already have any baby toys, clothes, decorations, or even a sonogram, this can be used during your photoshoot. Many parents to be like to include these items in their shoots as props. You’ll want to pick those items to bring with you the night before so you don’t forget. You might also want to pack other non prop items that come in handy such as lip gloss, lotion, a brush, etc.

Remember to eat and drink before your shoot to take the best photos possible. You don’t want to be hangry during the shoot or dehydrated. Good luck on your journey to parenthood! I hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any other tips, recommendations, or theme ideas, be sure to leave a comment at the bottom and share. I’ll see you next week!

4 Steps to Planning a Baby Photoshoot

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Planning a baby photoshoot is just as important as actually taking the pictures. It can also be just as tricky. You want a photo shoot that showcases the baby’s personality while also capturing their adorableness. In this blog, I’ll show you exactly how I do it.

Step 1: Conversing With Parents. Most of the time that a photographer takes pictures of a baby, they don’t know the baby. This is why it’s always good to talk to the parents to get an idea of what the baby likes and what the parents would like to see the baby doing in the photos. For example, the baby might really like a TV show or movie. By talking to the parents you can learn this and plan a theme around that television show or movie. The parents might also say the baby has trouble sitting up on its own, this will help you prepare to prop the baby up so it can look s though it’s sitting up on its own.

Step 2: Finding The Dress Code. A lot of times parents will have an outfit or two in mind that they want the photographer to take pictures of their babies in. The photographer should ask the following questions in regards to what the baby is going to wear on the day of the shoot: What color will the outfit be? Is it a dress? Skirt? Pants? Jumper? Or nothing at all. (Sometimes parents might want babies to be naked but swaddled in a blanket for a picture or they might want the baby to look like they’re taking a bath in a picture. This could require the baby to not be clothed.) Will there be any accessories such as bows, headbands, ties, etc? By finding out this information you can start to plan how the scene behind the baby will look in the photos. For example, in the photo above you’ll notice the baby matches the green decor. That’s because I asked the mother what color the baby would be wearing and she described a green and white dress. So I decided I wanted green and white to be the theme in the background. I also learned that the baby could sit up on her own so I didn’t have to bring a special baby pillow to make her sit up in the fake bathtub.

Step 3: Finding The Right Props. Now that you have talked to the parents to learn bout what the baby will wear and a little about the baby’s personality, it’s time to find the right props for the photoshoot. If the theme revolves around Christmas you might want to pick out green and red props to give it that Christmasy feel. If the theme is around the 4th of July you’ll probably want colors like red, white, and blue to give it that holiday feel. If the theme is around a TV show or movie, you might want to order a backdrop, plush props, or balloons that show off that movie or TV show. You’ll also probably want to make sure any additional props match the color of those TV or movie props. For example, I did a photo shoot for a baby that loved Cocomelon. I ordered some Cocomelon plush toys and some colorful balloons that matched the color of the plush toys to make the scene come together. For the picture above, Since I knew we were doing a green and white theme, I ordered some green and white flowers and vines to add so that the colors of the baby’s outfits would pop.

Step 4: Set Up The Scene. This is our final step before taking the actual pictures. You’ll want to set up the scene early so you can make any adjustments you need before the baby arrives at your studio. For example, if you set it up and it doesn’t look up to your standards, you’ll be able to run to your local store or find other props in your studio to fix the scene to your liking. I usually try to set up 30 minutes to an hour beforehand.

That is all my advice on planning a baby photoshoot. I hope this was helpful and be sure to check out my other baby photoshoot tips!

Most Romantic & Photogenic Places to Get Engaged in Cincy

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You’ve found the love of your life and now you have to plan a romantic and picture-worthy place to ask them to marry you, but where can you find such a place? Luckily for you locals, Cincinnati is a very beautiful city. In this blog, I’m gonna tell you five of the most romantic and beautiful locations to get engaged. 

  1. Ault Park- This is my favorite park in all of Cincinnati! It’s huge and offers you so many different places to propose. There are Cherry Blossom trees that bloom usually around March and April and are perfect for pictures and a romantic gesture. You could also go to the Brumm Garden wedding area, which has a gazebo-like area with plants surrounding it. It’s also very picture worthy and romantic. Another great option is the Pavilion, which has a great view of the park. Finally, there’s a botanical garden if you like being surrounded by plants.
  2. The Chateau Laroche A.K.A. The Loveland Castle- This is an authentic castle, what could be more romantic? The castle has many entrances and exteriors that are photogenic and your partner will love feeling like royalty during the proposal. There are also gardens surrounding the castle for our plant enthusiasts. You can even bring lunch and sit at one of the tables to have a meal together after the proposal, or before if you need an excuse to bring them to a castle for the proposal. 
  3. Eden Park- Another great option with lots of beauty. This park has a beautiful giant fountain in the center of it, which is a great option for proposals. Near the fountain is a beautifully decorated gazebo that’s great for privacy and pictures! Another area is the overlook up the hill of the park which allows you to see the Northern Kentucky skyline. Finally on the opposite side of the overlook is a pretty garden and a big lake with a bridge over it. This is yet another great option at Eden Park to pop the question at.
  4. Sharon Woods- This beautiful park is great if you want to be by a large body of water when you pop the question. There’s a waterfall in the woods with a balcony overlooking it. There’s also a bridge over the water that would be perfect for the occasion. 
  5. Devou Park- (Technically in Northern Kentucky but for our purposes we’ll call it Cincinnati!) – This park is so gorgeous! There’s an overlook that shows you the Cincinnati skyline. City skylines can make for great pictures! There’s also a gazebo near the overlook that would be great to utilize. 

There you have it. Five awesome locations in Cincinnati to propose at. Hopefully, you’ll choose one of them and if you do, I hope you’ll consider giving me a call to photograph you and your significant other!

8 Engagement Shoot Ideas to Make You Say I Do!

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Engagement shoots are a fun time to celebrate the next step in your relationship and also a good way to get some awesome photos with your fiancé. If you don’t have an idea for the type of engagement photoshoot you want I’m here to give you five ideas that’ll make you say I do!

  1. The Fairy Tale-This theme is all about recreating your favorite fairytale or creating a whole new one! You can recreate a look by your favorite Princess and Prince (maybe even change it to two princesses or two princes, or nonbinary mages; we’re all about inclusion over here.) or you can just dress up as the King/ Queen/NonBinary Royal that you are! Fancy dresses, crowns, tiaras, and thrones can all be used in these types of shoots. 

2. All The Romance- Picture this. A gazebo decorated in beautiful lights just after sunset. In the center of the gazebo are you and your fiancé sharing a kiss or maybe dancing, whatever you think looks best! Still don’t see the vision? Okay, try this: One half of the couple on their knee proposing to the other who is standing up. They’re on a bridge covered in beautiful decorative lights. (I like the decorative lights look personally) There are many ways you can create romantic looks like these that remind you of a rom-com.

3. The Adventurous Couple- This theme allows you to explore beautiful parts of the city or maybe even beautiful places outside of your city! This theme could happen on top of a mountain with one person proposing to the other, on a beach with the couple walking during sunset, on top of a cliff with a couple sharing a kiss, or in an open field with one part of the couple picking the other spin their arms! The possibilities are endless.

4. A Night On The Town- This option is perfect for those couples who want something simple and in the heart of the city. This photoshoot would take place in a crowded part of the area or downtown. Pictures would be taken of the couple hugging by large beautiful buildings, walking down city streets together while holding hands, or even just standard poses in your favorite part of town. 

5. Straight Out of A Movie- This one is fun if you like t cosplay or if you just have a favorite movie as a couple. In this scenario, the couple would dress up as characters from any movie (or television show) and recreate the movie poster or scene from a movie. Common examples of movie scenes that are sometimes recreated include The movie poster from Queen and Slim (with them next to a car), the Notebook rain scene, and the Titanic Boat scene.

6. Glamorous and Sexy- For the sophisticated couples, this shoot involves you grabbing your most fabulous Tuxedos or Gowns, getting all dolled up, and taking glamour pictures. This can be done well in a studio or outside. If you like this theme but are a little awkward/uncomfortable at being “sexy” (like me) your photographer should be able to help you come up with poses!

7. A Walk In The Park- For our Nature lovers, this is the perfect concept for you! You’ll be in either a park, the forest, or the woods. Sitting or posing by trees and getting pictures with beautiful flowers. You can also go to a local sunflower field to get some beautiful romantic images. Or if you’re more into the country look, you can try a local farm–with permission from the owner of course!

8. The Blissful Boat Ride- A beautiful concept, this photoshoot requires you to get out on a lake or river and ride in a boat while the photographer captures some posed and candid images. You can simply talk to each other and look out to the shore when doing candids. And you can do some seed poses for the staged ones.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your engagement shoot! Good luck!

Percy Jackson Cosplay Photoshoot

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If you know me then you know that the Percy Jackson series is my favorite book series! In honor of Disney+ bringing my favorite books series to life with a television show and casting the main three characters of the first book series, I decided I would do a little cosplay photography for one of my favorite characters in the Percy Jackson Universe: Hazel Levesque.


In the second Percy Jackson series (The Heroes of Olympus) Hazel Levesque is introduced as a teenage girl born in 1920s New Orleans but currently living in present-day San Fransisco. Sound impossible? Well, they explain how this happened in the series and you’ll just have to read it to find out! Hazel also has a curse that summons gems, these gems can cause those who possess them to suffer in different ways.


For this cosplay look, I ordered a popular shirt from the series on Amazon and matched it with some jeans and sneakers. Next, I bought some rhinestones to look like Hazel’s jewels and would hold some and scatter them around my feet for different looks. Next, I took the pictures on a self-timer using my camera. Now came the time-consuming part: Editing.


I edit using Adobe photoshop. To get myself looking like Hazel, I had to make it appear so my black curly hair was brown and my dark brown eyes appeared gold like Hazel’s. I also had to touch up some of the photos as you normally do when editing with a backdrop. If you’re a fan of the series

Tips for High School Grad Pics

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Graduating from High School is a huge accomplishment. And what better way to let everyone know and celebrate than with a photoshoot? If you need tips on the type of a senior photoshoot you might want, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Option #1 Sports

If you play any sports during your high school career this might be ideal for you. You can grab your old uniform and pose on a football, soccer, or baseball field. Or if you’re a cheerleader or Basketball player you can grab your pom-poms or basketball and take pictures on the basketball court. There are numerous ways to pose for any sport!

Option #2 Visual/Performing Arts

If you were involved more with visual or performing arts this idea is for you. If you were a member of the band you could grab your instrument and uniform and pose for a picture. If you were in the choir you could stand in front of a backdrop with a prop microphone. If you were in the theatre club you can take pictures on a stage in costume. The opportunities can be as creative as you want them to be.

Option #3 Clubs 

If you were involved with one or more clubs during your time in high school you might want to showcase that in your portraits. For example, if you were involved with the yearbook club you might want a picture with a camera in your hand or if you were involved with the Robotics club then you might want to take a picture with one of your projects or even with a trophy you won if you all competed competitively. 

Option #4 College Major

If you know exactly what you want to major in and want to tell the world then this might be a good option for you. For example, if you want to go to school for construction work, you might want to dress up with a hard hat and have blueprint props to show off what field you want to go into. Or if you want to study chemistry you might want to grab a white lab coat and some beaker glasses and pose in a fake science lab. You just have to get creative with this idea.

Option #5 Outdoor Candid

This idea is traditional and timeless. You’ll pose in some of your favorite outfits at different locations such as your high school, a park, a popular city landmark, a beach, or even a lake. This offers you pictures you can use both as your senior pictures or just as nice Instagram pictures months after you graduate.

Option #6 Indoor Studio Candid

This idea is also traditional but a good option if you want backdrops and pre-made sets instead of going outside and finding different places to take pictures at. You can talk to your photographer about ideas you have for set-ups or ideas they might have. 

What Season Should Your Wedding Be?

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You’ve just got engaged to the love of your life and now comes the next big question: when will the wedding be? Sure, there are lots of things to consider when planning when your wedding will be but the season is an important one. Let’s explore all the pros and cons of weddings in different seasons. 

Winter

A pro about having your wedding in the winter is that you can have a cozy feel. A warm fireplace with big windows to see the white snow outside can set the mood. Don’t forget to offer guests some hot chocolate in addition to their champagne!

Another pro about winter weddings is that you could save some money. Wedding vendors are usually not as busy during the winter since it’s not the traditional wedding season. That means vendors could have some deals or lower prices during this time. 

Many winter weddings are indoors but that doesn’t mean yours has to be. It just means you need to be a little more creative. You’ll need heaters, tents in case it snows, and probably an indoor option just in case guests get cold or the weather gets bad. 

The cons of a winter wedding are that you could be competing with winter holidays meaning some family or friends might not be able to make it for your special day. You may want to avoid late December and early January dates. A more ideal Winter date could be in late January or all of February.

Another con for winter is that you might not get as many outdoor pictures as you want on your special day. Cold temperatures could prevent you and your bridal party from staying outside for very long. Also with Daylight Savings, there are only so many hours of daylight before the sunsets. This could also mean it’s too dark outside to get pictures if your wedding is closer to the afternoon.

Finally, the last con with a Winter wedding, depending on where you live you might get a bad snowstorm. Snow emergencies can prevent you and your guests from attending the wedding.

Spring

Spring is a good option for your wedding especially if you would like it to be outdoors, everything is blooming and beautiful! It’s also usually warmer so you don’t usually have to worry about being cold while taking your wedding pictures or saying I do. 

Another pro is that spring is a less busy time of the year for your friends and families because of the lack of holidays or vacations planned. this means you’re more likely to have more people available to come to your special day.

The last pro for spring is that the days are longer. This means you have plenty of sunshine to take wedding pictures of, even if your wedding is closer to the late afternoon or evening. 

Moving to the cons of spring weddings. If you have allergies, this may not be the season for you. No one wants to feel sick on their wedding day.

Another con, the price of some of your wedding vendors and venues may go up. Especially in late spring when the typical wedding season begins.

Another con (which is very applicable if you live in the Cincinnati or Tristate area) if you have your wedding in early spring….the weather can be unpredictable depending on where you live. There’s been late March/early April snows in the past and just this week while I’m writing this article we had a hot week in the 60s and 70s and now we’re bout to have a cold week with light snow. You get the picture. You just might not know what you’re getting with early spring.

Summer

Summer offers more predictable weather and therefore you don’t usually have to worry about a freak snowstorm. You also get longer summer days and warm summer nights both of which are ideal for weddings and receptions, especially if you plan on having them later in the day. This once again means more sunlight for wedding photos!

Another pro for a summer wedding is that you’ll have more venue options(as long as you book early!!!). The reason you’ll have more options is that some venues are only open for warmer seasons like farms, sunflower fields, and other outdoor venues.

The final pro for summer is the honeymoon options. Your honeymoon options are pretty much unlimited. There are so many places nationally and internationally that you could travel to with summer usually being a great time for the weather. 

And now for the cons of summer. The Heat. if you do not like hot temperatures summer may not be an ideal season for you. Especially if your wedding gown has a lot of heavy materials, you could find yourself overheating a little if it’s outdoors. 

Another con for summer is the affordability. Late summer is the most popular time to host a wedding, and you can bet the prices for wedding vendors and venues are up at this time of the year. 

The last con is some of your guests may be going on summer vacation during the weekend of your wedding. This could mean certain people wouldn’t be able to attend.

Fall

A pro for Fall is that there is some natural beauty here just like in the spring. The leaves are changing colors, it’s still usually warm and sunny, and there are still some outdoor venue opportunities in the early fall. 

Another pro for fall is that if you are looking at late fall, the prices for wedding vendors usually drop since the wedding season is over. This could help you save some money which is always a plus!

Finally, fall weddings have the opportunity to have unique fall flavors on the menu. From pumpkin spice-themed desserts to Apple Cider drinks!

The first con of a fall wedding is that if it occurs during the late fall an outdoor wedding might not be possible due to the weather or cold temperatures. This is especially true if you’re planning to have one in the late fall. 

Another con to a fall wedding is that fall can be a busy time of the year in general. There’s back to school for kids, Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Not to mention some guests may be strapped for cash this season or lacking vacation time since the summer just passed.

Lastly, inclement weather could cancel your special day. During the late fall, snow can sometimes come out of the blue, especially in the Cincinnati/Tristate area.