In late September, I traveled to Cincinnati to photograph my friends Melissa and Charles' wedding at the Cincinnati Marriott at Rivercenter (technically in Kentucky, but still greater Cinci!). I have known Melissa and her family for over two decades, and she is a photographer herself, so it was an extra pleasure and honor to be there to capture the day!
When Melissa and Charles planned their fall wedding, I doubt they were expecting a hot, sunny day, but it ended up that way: it was over 90˚! Luckily, their hotel was cool and they were great sports outside in the heat. I began the day as Melissa, her mother Sallie, and her bridesmaids got ready at the hotel. Melissa and Charles then had their first look just outside, on the banks of the Ohio River. We did portraits next to the river with the bridal party shortly thereafter, and explored the historical murals near the Cincinnati-Covington bridge. After that, we retreated from the heat for Melissa and Charles' ceremony in the hotel's gazebo.
After the ceremony and family portraits, Melissa and Charles enjoyed a cocktail hour and beautiful reception overlooking the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline as the sun set. The night was full of fun and dancing, and I stayed a bit late to enjoy the party myself with friends and family.
Below are some favorite images from the day. Congratulations to Melissa and Charles!