We'd like to give a HUGE shout out and congratulations to Armonty & Damon Bennett on their wedding!
Thank you for allowing me to capture your special day, I know it was an amazing experience, here's just a sample of how truly amazing it was.
Back in the office after a nice weekend getaway with the family! ☀️⛴ That means answering messages and editing away! There are two very special weddings which are due for delivery soon! 💗
My littles are enjoying a couple more days of relaxation before they head back to school. But, they are excited to see their friends again and meet their teachers. What do your children look forward to most for back-to-school?
1 122 hours ago
I really can’t believe we are going to be a family of 4 in a couple months. I actually forgot I was pregnant a lot during the first two trimesters, but now that I’m in the third trimester the waddle is real and I am definitely feeling it 🤰🏼 •
That being said, September will be my last full month for any sessions excluding weddings. I will be going on maternity leave after the second week of October so if you are needing family or senior pictures please reach out! This time of year books up so fast and I’d like to get all sessions delivered before baby girl #2 is here! 🤗
1 412 hours ago
You, me and the sea (actually a super crowded little beach but you’d neva eva know) 😉
Hopping back into work with a little more pep in my step. The burnout has been real these past few weeks & I suppose I hadn’t really experienced a full season with such intense editing & consistent sessions. So you know that I fell victim to the pressure of doing it all & feeling it all.
But some time away & two weekends free of weddings has been incredible for my mental health & therefore has made me pretty excited to get back into it.
I love this job & you all but sometimes to love something well you need a breather from it ✨
This month I’ve been enjoying a break in my wedding season. But this engagement session was the perfect way to refresh and excite me for the second half of my wedding season. Todd and Erica are on the blog today and I am loving the hybrid mix of digital and film images. One thing I know is true, film was MADE for the beach. Go check them out on the blog today!
6 183 hours ago
It’s Monday!! 🥳 It’s my favorite day of the week. Anyone else love a Monday?
4 443 hours ago
Alittle sneak peek from Friday’s perfect wedding! We had so much fun with Kendra, Trent and their families! Congratulations you two! ❤️💍
Also, here’s alittle pro tip for SPARKLER EXITS💥: Get the LONGER sparklers! They last longer (obviously lol) so you can run through them more than once + then you can play with them afterwards! 👍🏼 This photo was taken after the couple did a walk through with a kiss and then a silly, fun run through after that. They grabbed someones sparklers for some fun pictures afterwards! Literally obsessed! 😍😍 PHOTOGRAPHERS TIP: don’t be afraid to bump that iso and use the light from the sparklers and NO flash! Challenge yourself 👌🏽 you’ll be surprised how cool the photos can look!
4 403 hours ago
This beauty is my cousin. She celebrated her love for her fiancé (now HUBBY!) on Friday. Their evening was absolutely flawless. Such a laidback, true to self wedding. Congratulations ❤️ #caitrosewedding
6 353 hours ago
I have to say, there is something incredibly romantic about eloping ❤️ It was pretty special to be invited to capture this sweet and intimate day with Eryn and Keith Friday. Are they not the cutest 🥰
I did a poll with all of you lovely folks out there and got an overwhelming HECK YEAH when it comes to brining back couples on my feed! So expect to see more of some gorgeous people gracing your Instagram. ❤️
1 684 hours ago
Lila and Donny after reading their vows ❤️
1 3811 hours ago
These trees wooed me as we walked by as they hang over the walkway and cover over these two.
Because who doesn’t love a good wedding dress twirl 🔥
8 5312 hours ago
Just a little Sunday evening thoughts as I close up my week (yes I 100% think the weeks end on Sunday and start on Monday and if you think it’s the other way around you’re wrong) 👏🏼 Back to my actual point- Being busy is NOT a badge of honor...I am burning my candle at both ends constantly and while that’s what I pray moves the needle it’s fricken hard sometimes. 👏🏼 I literally have to write “do not schedule” on random days of the month in my planner because otherwise I’ll never get a day off. 👏🏼 Don’t misunderstand me either I’m not saying this for pity I’m saying this so people understand the reality - While being busy has been a blessing it’s also worn myself thin. And for some reason in the entrepreneurial world folks are wearing it like a badge of honor and I’m here to burst your bubble and say I don’t think it is. 👏🏼 Take time for the little moments. Do some real self care. Consume shameful amounts of Chick-fil-A sauce & love on the sweet old people in your life. Because the business stuff will be never ending - but life is not. 👏🏼 #sundaythoughts#ohioweddings#ohioweddingphotographer#columbusweddingphotographer#clevelandweddingphotographer#toledoweddingphotographer#farmengagement
Did we sweat a lot? You bet.
Is there a chance we all got poison ivy? Scrubbed my legs with Dawn dish soap just in case!
Was it all worth it to get beautiful photos? Heck yes, it was!
Enjoyed this afternoon getting to know one of my 2020 couples!! I’m halfway booked for next year so if you’re getting married, reach out now! 🖤
I was honored and extremely thankful for the chance to document the love shared between Sean & Stephane. These two are absolutely enthralled with each other, and getting a glimpse into their culture was such a fulfilling experience for me.
Nearly the entire ceremony was in French, and they even carried on some traditions like the ribbon ceremony.
They exited the church after ringing the bell and their friends were waiting with confetti 🎉
I love this moment 💛 One year ago today. Happy anniversary Zach + Olivia!
5 14214 hours ago
Hello to my newest followers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So its been a while since I've been on THIS side of the camera! So I wanted to introduce myself! I'm Belinda! I'm based in Columbus Ohio...but I love to travel...especially to Italy! (Wink wink...for any of you considering an Italy destination wedding!) Lol⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I would describe my style as sophisticated, timeless and romantic! I'm inspired by European charm! You'll see hints of it throughout my work! I'm very type A...I crave organization, details and thoroughness! Lolol I LOVE to laugh! And I'm obsessed with Italy, coffee and running! And I feel as though I have a special job! I get to give you the gift of memories! I'm capturing your story through photographs! That you'll enjoy for years to come! And so will future your generations! Isn’t that special?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm going to be honest for a minute...it wasn't easy for me to be on THIS side of the camera...I just had a baby girl just 7 weeks ago! And before that, I was an avid runner! OK...obsessed runner! Lolol I'm working hard to get back to my old self! But I want to tell you...I think it is important to be captured...just as we naturally are! A photo is very important. It tells the story of a single moment. I'll look back at these forever and think of this very precious and beautiful time in my life! I have a healthy baby girl, who smiles with her toothless grin and laughs JUST like me! And a beautiful toddler girl that I think is literally THE most kind- hearted child in the world! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I can't wait to capture such special memories for you! And in a natural way! Weddings, engagements and anniversaries! Those are all such special moments that all need documented! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m really bad about posting. I’m gonna do better! I have so many sessions to share. You may see me double posting in a day. Not sorry. ⠀
Isn’t this the dreamiest field and one of the cutest couple you ever saw?! Gotta love golden hour.
Also. Comment down below if offering eGift Cards to give to your friends and fam would be something you’d be interested in!
6 13614 hours ago
Sweethearts + Ice cream ❤️
5 5314 hours ago
ok people. I’m feeling a GIVEAWAY opportunity!! 30 minute styled session with your boo or a friend. Requirements:
1. Must be following @rileyelizabeth614
2. every comment that tags a friend or small business counts as an entry
3. Repost this on your story 👋🏽💖
Hello it’s me and all you really need to know is I have horrible posture and I’m always the one with the extra hair tie.
29 18118 August, 2019
I’m forever waiting at the end of the aisle for you. I’m focused on the moment you round that corner and come walking down that aisle toward your man. I’m focused on his genuine reaction as he joyfully waits for his bride to walk in to his arms for life. I’m focused on your mom passing tissues to your groom’s mom as they are both crying. I’m focused on capturing those genuine moments. The moments that don’t always get plastered all over Instagram, but are held so dear to your heart. I cry behind my computer so often as I watch those real moments unfold through photos.
So bride, just know I’m on your side. I’m cutting out distractions, anything that doesn’t let me focus 100% on what matters most to you. ♥️
101 1,89615 August, 2019
Kristi Ann looking like a QUEEEN on her wedding day. ✨