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Just a hopeless romantic who believes the love stories in the books & movies are out there, just waiting to be photographed.

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I'm Cate and I'm so happy you found my blog. This blog is a journal of weddings, elopements, resources, and a sprinkle of personal life. Don't forgot to say hi, on your favorite post!

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The Best Date Night Ideas During Self-Isolation

Awesome date night ideas you can do at home, no hand sanitizer needed! Coronavirus have you stuck inside, an introvert, or just trying to save money? I’ve got some of the best date night ideas at home that you can stay in your jammies for. I put together the ultimate list to get you through […]

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10 Venues for an Intimate Wedding

After 35 weddings in 2019 alone, I photographed a good array of wedding venues. Ranging from barns, backyards, restaurants, parks, and in the dead of the city. These are (in my opinion) are the best Ohio wedding venues to have an intimate wedding at with the nearest and dearest to your heart. Even if you […]

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Strongwater Columbus Intimate Wedding

Mary and Rob decided on an intimate wedding at Strongwater. Strongwater is one of my favorite wedding venues in Columbus, Ohio. It is so versatile, so you can build your vision around the industrial and modern vibes. They really wanted to create an experience for their family and friends and the best dinner. They had […]

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Canyon Run Ranch Wedding

If you are having a wedding in the woods, this gallery is for you. Caitlin and Alex’s sunset wedding at Canyon Run Ranch was golden and magical. So many tears during the ceremony, I couldn’t focus on who to photograph. Caitlin was seriously one of the happiest and giddiest people to get married. Even during […]

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Saguaro Palm Springs Session

The Saguaro in Palm Springs is perfect alone. Take Maquel and Hayden and put them on a skateboard and you get this perfect Palm Springs vibe photoshoot. Each room in the Saguaro was a themed color and of course, we photographed in the pink room. 💓This time of year is perfect in California for engagement […]

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Sunrise Oregon Coast Elopement

    Winter in Oregon + sunrise = magic for an elopement photographer. Sam and Zach traveled to the coast from Portland and got some practice for their future elopement in October. Being from Ohio and missing the west coast so badly, I planned a trip out to Oregon in the middle of February and […]

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Oregon Coast Engagement Photos | Oregon Photographer

One random night in January of 2019, I decided I was going to take a trip to Oregon. It had always been a bucket list location. I ran a giveaway for an engagement session, with two winners. Liz filled out the giveaway form and didn’t tell her partner Lacy because she wanted to surprise her […]

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Jorgensen Farms Wedding | Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

I am all about fall time weddings, but a fall September wedding at Jorgensen Farms? GOLDEN. INCREDIBLE. GORGEOUS. Jorgensen Farms Decorations Katie and Mitchell’s wedding at Jorgensen Farms Historic Barn was beautifully detailed inside and out. They decided on a gorgeous ceremony in the garden where the whole garden had a fence of hydrangeas wrapping […]

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Salt Flats Couples Session | Photographer in Utah

Where it all started! I met Kendra and Mike right before our couples session at the Bonneville Salt Flats in between rain. I was in Utah visiting Zion National Park for The Heart University in-person workshop. This was a bucket list location of mine. A few other photographers and myself planned to photograph one couples […]

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7 Best Tips for Slaying Engagement Photos

HECK YEAH! So you have finally booked your engagement photos and you are pumped as heck or a bit unsure how to start preparing for them? Orrrrrr maybe a bit of both. Over the years and 100+ couples later, I am stoked to share this short and sweet guide helping make the most out of […]

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Lake Lyndsay | Wedding on the Lake

Rachel and Jake’s summer lake side wedding in Hamilton, Ohio close to Cincinnati. Sparkler exit, sunset bride and groom portraits, fun reception dancing, and a father and daughter first look.

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Choctaw Lake Engagement Photos | Columbus Engagement Photographer

A summer lake sunset engagement session on Choctaw Lake close to Columbus, Ohio. Brittany and Dylan danced, played, danced, and giggled all the way up the shore line and grabbing ice cream at the end.

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