The Pearson Family - Columbus, OH Fall Portrait Session

Thank you to Mr. Pearson for contacting me about this family session! I photographed an event that Mr. Pearson and his wife attended four years ago and he contacted me from there about an Ohio State graduate session for his son Stephen and then-girlfriend (now wife) Allie, and then I also photographed their engagement session a few years after that. It was so great to meet more of the Pearson family and also to finally meet Stephen and Allie's little boy! Being the dog lady that I am, I also loved that their little dog Sophie tagged along to the park and got to be in the family photos.

We braved the rain for this session in their Dublin neighborhood and made it about halfway through before it started coming down. We rushed back to their home to finish with some more indoor family portraits. Even though we were forced in by rain, incorporating outdoor and indoor images gave a nice variety. 

Thanks again to the Pearson family and happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah + Mike - Columbus, OH November Wedding

Sarah and Mike are the best couple! They love each other so much and are so generous and loving with their friends and family. It was one of those weddings where people were cheering for them all through the ceremony and everyone was so happy to be there. 

The couple got ready separately in a hotel in downtown Columbus, and then we all traveled to North Bank Park for their first look and first round of family and bridal party images. The weather was PERFECT... you don't know what you'll get in November in Ohio and we definitely lucked out with the weather. Sarah and Mike had a huge bridal party (11 on each side) and thanks to you all for helping me to keep the posed images organized and moving smoothly. 

After North Bank, we headed to their venue, Vue Columbus, where we did a few more posed family images and the group prepped for the ceremony. A cocktail hour followed and then the bridal party was introduced! The couple had a burrito bar for their guests (yum)! I loved the toasts and their cake was simple and stylish... all in all, a truly beautiful wedding that I loved capturing. 

Lots of love and happiness to the newlyweds! Thank you again!

Hotel: Doubletree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
First look: North Bank Park
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Vue Columbus
Photography: Erika Flugge Photography
DJ: Buckeye Entertainment
Catering: Metro Cuisine
Bridal Dress: Hyde Park Bridal
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

The Miller Family - Columbus, OH Fall Mini Session

I was so happy to photograph the Miller family again! Baby Clark has such a huge personality; he is SO adorable. I spent half our mini session running around after him for cute candids of him on the loose, and it was a definite success :) The rain held off for us and it was amazingly still decently warm for November in Ohio. I'm getting spoiled with all this extra time I've been able to photograph outdoors! 

Enjoy the images and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Vance Family - Columbus, OH Fall '17 Session

I'm always happy to photograph for the Vance family! I captured Evie's birth a few months ago and she is bigger and bigger every time I see her (I take it that's how it works!)

It was very cold for this session, but the kids braved it as much as they could... poor Evie got a little cranky there at the end. Kaela chose Prairie Oaks Metro Park on the west side for us and it is such a beautiful place in the fall. Enjoy the images and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Larson Family - Columbus, OH Fall Mini Session

Thanks to the Larsons for another lovely fall family session! It's so fun photographing families year after year and watching them grow. The Park of Roses had the most perfect fall trees on this date and the leaves fell a couple days later, so we got super lucky with our choice of date! It was perfect timing.

Thank you to the Larson family! Happy Thanksgiving.

Andrea + Derek - Waldo, OH October Wedding

I was so happy to photograph Andrea and Derek's wedding day! These two are a great couple and I knew their barn wedding would be fun and unique. They opted for a father/daughter vs. mother/son Connect Four game instead of the traditional dances (love this idea) and had lots of games out for their guests. They also chose cheesecakes over wedding cake and had a self-serve bar complete with Derek's home-brewed beer and a Manhattan mix they made themselves. Everything fit them so perfectly. Make sure you look for the images of Andrea's vintage ring... it is GORGEOUS.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thanks to you both for including me and Chris in your day. Sending lots of love and I hope to see you soon!

Kayla + Zane - Columbus, OH October Wedding

My husband and I have known Kayla and Zane for a long time! They both used to work at my husband's brewery and are both still active in the beer industry here in Columbus.

I was so happy to hear they got engaged, and that they contacted me for their wedding photography! K+Z kept things super casual, opting for an intimate ceremony along the river at Scioto Park under the most amazing tree. They held their reception nearby at La Scala, complete with a huge family-style Italian dinner (I ate so much pasta and it was amazing). Also, how amazing is Kayla's dress?? She looks beautiful.

Kayla and Zane, thank you for inviting me and Chris to be part of your day, and for the honor of capturing your wedding! It fit you two so perfectly and I wish you lots of love and happiness in the years to come. xoxo!

Ceremony Venue: Scioto Park
Reception Venue: La Scala
Photography: Erika Flugge Photography

Katie + Zachary - Cincinnati, OH Engagement Session

I loved photographing Katie and Zachary! They are such a fun couple and you can really see their personalities and happiness in their images together.

They chose Ault Park in Cincinnati for their session, which is a gorgeous spot! There was a wedding taking place in the building that overlooks the park (which I watched from afar while I was waiting for K+Z!) and so we used several other beautiful spots throughout the park.

These two are getting married next October! I wish you both all the best and lots of love!

Whitney + Matt - Columbus, OH October Wedding

Whitney and Matt's wedding was absolutely stunning. I'm so glad they were referred my way so I could capture their day; it was such a joy. They love each other SO much and I loved watching them be so giddy and just happy to be with each other as Mr. and Mrs. 

Highlights include a donut table, cupcake decorations that said "treat yo self", Matt crying when Whitney walked down the aisle (and again while we were doing their newlywed portraits), Whitney's incredible veil, and so much more.

The images speak for themselves... enjoy! All my love and congratulations to the happy couple.

Venue: The Lakes Golf and Country Club
Photography: Erika Flugge Photography
DJ: Josh Staley Productions

Taylor I Columbus, OH Styled Session

I've known Taylor for a loooong time (longer than I like to think about) and as teenagers, we used to go exploring together with our cameras. We've both come a long way and definitely both stuck with our creative sides! She operates a business reselling vintage goods and we collaborated on this session so she could have images for her upcoming new website.

She killed it! I absolutely love the way these turned out and they represent her and her business so perfectly. Can't wait to photograph for you again Taylor! xo!

The Smith Family I Columbus, OH Fall Session

I was happy to hear from the Smith family for another fall session! We had a mid November session last year and it was absolutely freezing, and then we had such warm weather for their October session this time around. That's Ohio weather for you!

It's so fun photographing families every year and seeing their kiddos grow and change. Thanks to you all for this fun shoot!

Mrin I Dayton, OH Senior Session

I photographed Simanti and Adam's wedding a few years ago, and was so happy to hear from them for their daughter Mrin's senior session! They chose Cox Arboretum Metro Park, which was the same location as their wedding. It's a beautiful venue with a lot of nice options for outdoor portraits.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation Mrin! Thank you for a lovely session and I wish you all the best in the future.

Conley Family I Columbus, OH Fall Session

I was so happy to photograph for the Conleys again! I shot their wedding in September of last year and was excited to be able to do a family session for them that was close to their anniversary date. Their son is so sweet and curious and I adore him! Jen used to work with my husband (and is friends with his older sister) and so we've known each other for a long time. We adore you guys! Thank you for this fun session! xoxo

The Vance Family I Columbus, OH Home Birth

When the Vances asked me to photograph the birth of their second child, I was totally floored and didn't really know what to expect. Being on call to photograph a birth is nerve wracking!!! I even brought my camera with me when I went to go watch the solar eclipse, because I had no clue when I would get the call... it turns out I had absolutely nothing to be worried about. 

When the time came, I went to their home and within two hours, baby Evelyn was here! It was incredibly intense to watch Kaela's contractions get more and more painful and closer together, and then in a moment it was over and she had a baby in her arms. What an incredible thing to capture.

I photographed her again a few days ago for a newborn session and she has already grown so much in these first few weeks! It's wild how quickly they change. Robert and Kaela, she is beautiful. Congratulations again on your growing family, and thank you for trusting me to capture such an important moment in your lives!

Carly + Ben I Columbus, OH Engagement Session

Carly and Ben are such a sweet couple! It's easy to photograph when people are able to just be themselves in front of the camera and enjoy each other's company. They chose Grandview Heights as the location for their session, as they live in the area and it's where they had their first date (at Jeni's, as you'll see in the images!) We started at Wyman Woods and then worked our way through a few different locations off Grandview Avenue, and ended at Jeni's where they had a little ice cream date. 

Thanks to Carly and Ben! I'm looking forward to photographing your wedding in February.

Niederkofler Family I Columbus, OH Fall Session

I used to work with Chris and I was happy to hear from him for a family session! This was my first time meeting his sweet kiddos. They loved having their picture taken and there were no tears... what more could I ask for? :)

Thanks again for this fun session! Enjoy!

Sheryl + Josh I Columbus, OH Maternity Session

It was so nice to meet Sheryl and Josh! A family member of theirs gave them this session as a gift so Sheryl could have some maternity images taken before her (their!) rainbow baby is born in just a few weeks. This was a joy to photograph! I hope their little one comes into this world happy and healthy.

All my best to your family, Sheryl and Josh!

Anderson Family I Columbus, OH Newborn Session

Congratulations to our friends Jess and Hyde on their sweet baby girl! It was amazing to get to capture Rae in her first few days. She did such a good job while we poked and prodded her and kept changing her outfit :) I know she will grow so fast and I hope you'll hold these images dear to your heart. We love your little family! Congratulations again!

Chelsea + Hayden I Readfield, ME August Wedding

I was so honored that Chelsea and Hayden wanted me to travel to Maine to photograph for them! Chelsea is my best friend's little sister, and being able to stay with the family in their Lake Maranacook cabin was amazing. They really treated me like a member of the family (I love you guys!) Being able to have coffee on the dock every morning was so nice... I wish I could start every day like that. :)

While the groom and all the guys on the trip were off on the boat for the afternoon the day before the wedding, the bride and all the girls went to a nearby farm to pick flowers for their bouquets. This was such a good idea, and a really good thing for all the girls to be able to do together! It was a win win win; I was able to capture photos of them getting their flowers, they supported a local Maine business, and the bouquets looked gorgeous.

We had beautiful weather before and after the wedding day but of course, it rained the day of! Hey, that's good luck, right? The morning of, the venue was switched from Camp KV to Chelsea and Hayden's rental cabin there on the lake. It was beautiful and they made the decision to switch early enough in the day that we had plenty of time to set everything up there in the yard. It worked out perfectly and looked beautiful!

Chelsea handpainted every single buoy in their colors, including miniature versions with guests' names so they could find their seat! She literally thought of every detail. It being a Maine wedding, everyone got a 'How to Eat a Lobster' place setting with a lobster cracker! I could go on and on about how much I loved the tablescapes and all the details, but I think the images will speak for themselves.

Lots and lots of love and congratulations to the newlyweds, Chelsea and Hayden! Enjoy :)

Sarah + Cameron I Athens, OH July Wedding

Sarah and Cameron are the most loving, giving couple ever! They are so welcome and friendly to everyone around them and their wedding day was no different. So much love in the room!

They chose Stuart's Opera House as their ceremony and reception venue. Stuart's just underwent a major renovation and expanded their lobby and it looked amazing. I was excited to photograph the first wedding in the new space, and I'm sure Sarah and Cameron were excited to have this lovely new room for their celebration! 

After squeezing in some family formals on the side of the building, I took the newlyweds out front for some photos in the main square, and then it was time for them to greet their guests and enjoy their party. Cameron owns Devil's Kettle Brewing in Athens (stop by and give him your business!), so of course there was great beer for their guests and the food was also amazing. Each table had a different bouquet of flowers and the decor was perfect.

I have so much admiration for Sarah and Cameron and my husband and I look forward to seeing them again the next time we're enjoying Athens! Lots of love and congratulations to you both!

Venue: Stuart's Opera House
DJ: DJ Barticus
Catering: Kiser's BBQ // Restaurant Salaam
Cake: Sweet Arts Bakery & Cafe
Florist: Sue Zano
Hair/Makeup: Infinity Salon
Photography: Erika Flugge Photography