September 8, 2016

Jen & Derek | Monastery Event Center Wedding | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking forward to this day!! Jen and Derek are quite possibly two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and I was so honored to get to know them, photograph their engagement session, watch them plan the wedding of their dreams, and now call them friends.

 

Jen and Derek’s love story started a long 12 years ago, where they met at a football game and quickly became high school sweethearts. Life happens, and the two went their separate ways and off to college. One of Derek’s best men described meeting him in college, saying that while Derek might be indecisive about a lot of things, he knew from the get-go that a girl named Jen had stolen his friend’s heart. During Jen’s sister’s maid of honor speech, she talked about a time when Jen and Derek were broken up and she was off at college in a state that wasn’t home to her, Derek asked to come visit her while he was in the area just because he knew how much it would’ve meant to Jen. They had formed a bond and a family already in each other, and it was just a matter of time before fate would bring them back together.  Jen told me that she knew all along that Derek was her “person”. They married on the 12 year anniversary of their first date at the Monastery Event Center in Mt. Adams, and there were lots of tears, laughter, and so much love. I’m so excited for their future together!! XOXO

 

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Klip Company

Two Little Buds

Amsale

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Kenneth Cole

Ceremony & Reception | The Monastery Event Center

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CSC Special Events (DJ Jimmy)

True Artist Studios

  1. Olga Mays

    September 13th, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Dear Jen and Derek, you two are already blessed, but we wish you continued blessings and a lifetime of joy together. This one wedding day is a short celebration of how you two will live the rest of your lives. Keep celebrating long after the wedding!!! Olga & Hartley Mays

  2. Olga Mays

    September 13th, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Dear Jen and Derek, you two are already blessed, but we wish you continued blessings and a lifetime of joy together. This one wedding day is a short celebration of how you two will live the rest of your lives. Keep celebrating long after the wedding!!! Olga & Hartley Mays

  3. Ashle Lindsey

    September 14th, 2016 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful wedding! That ring shot is stunning!!!

  4. Michael

    September 14th, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Lovely photos!!

  5. Mikayla

    September 14th, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Oh my! You captured their emotions and this whole day perfectly!

    Mikayla | Mikayla Christiansen

  6. Katie

    September 14th, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Love how candidly happy the groom is <3 Such a beautiful group!

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