Celina, Ohio Wedding – Zach and Amanda

When you leave a wedding day feeling like you’ve been with family all day, it is a great feeling. That is exactly how it was at Zach and Amanda’s wedding.   I have known Zach’s family for a while. It started when I photographed his senior photos a few years back and since then I’ve photographed his siblings and cousins senior pics. So when this wedding day happened it really did feel like I was shooting a family wedding.  Amanda just fits in so perfectly.  What a great match they are.  And her family was equally as wonderful in their hospitality and kindness.  Seriously, best day ever.

There were so many special elements of this day but a couple really stand out.  At the reception, Zach sang to Amanda. And listen, the boy can sing!  There wasn’t a dry eye and it was so so special. The look of love on Amanda’s face was so beautiful.  In addition, I loved that Zach and Amanda incorporated their loved ones who have passed away, into their day.  Amanda had a beautiful pin in her bouquet that belonged to her grandfather. And, Zach wore his grandfathers ring and also the watch belonging to his late Uncle, Ty.  Both were beautiful ways to remember their loved ones.

I could say so much more, but let’s get right to the photos.

Thank you SO much Zach and Amanda.

Much love to you,


MEET THE NEWLYWEDS: Zach and Amanda WEDDING DATE: June 24, 2017 LOCATION: Grace Missionary Church, Celina OH and the Jr. Fair Building at the Mercer Co. Fairgrounds HOW THEY MET: Zach and Amanda met in November 2015 after meeting online.  ENGAGEMENT: They were engaged in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the top of the Ferris wheel at a place called “The Island”. Zach asked Amanda to take a picture of the mountains and when she turned around, he was on one knee. FIRST DANCE SONG: From the Ground Up by Dan + Shay HONEYMOON: Aruba FAVORITE WEDDING DAY MEMORIES: Amanda – Zach singing to her. Zach – Putting the unity cross together. ADVICE TO FUTURE BRIDES AND GROOMS: Don’t stress out during the planning. Have fun and enjoy every moment with your significant other. VENDOR LIST (see bottom of blog post.)

Dress: Emmy’s Bridal, Minster, OH
Tuxes:  The Mister Shoppe, Coldwater, OH
Cake: Made with love by the Grandmother of the bride
Florist: Floral Reflections, St. Henry OH