A little aboue me: When I'm not photographing people or watching The Office, I like to take my pup Lewis on walks with my boyfriend Tyler. I'm a very extroverted person who enjoys laughing loudly and making Others smile (which usually means INAPPROPRIATE jokes or meme refernecces).
I started what is now Native Light Photography back in 2010 when my friend asked me to photograph her wedding. I was a kid who had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I quickly became obsessed with capturing love stories.
Since then, I've studied a lot of camera technicalities, learned how to file my own taxes, meet new clients, and other important adult things you need to run a business and make a living. It's been hard work, but it allows me to capture love in a way that I feel most expresses genuine emotion, and tells stories in the most authentic way possible.
Oh, & here's me hanging with some couples I've photographed!
These two said it best on their wedding day: "Not every love story includes the marriage of best friends... but we're lucky like that"
Stephanie & Kody's friendship shines through every moment they are together. The laughter, inside jokes, and special connection between these two is infectious and their wedding day was a beautiful reflection of that.
Gosh, where do I even start with these two? From the day I shot their snuggly engagement session of them cooking pasta in the kitchen, I could tell right away these two were going to have an beautiful and unique wedding.
Their wedding took place at Rivercrest Farm, a gorgeous farmstead located in Dover, Ohio. Every details, from the DIY florals to Renee's beautiful sequined dress, was thought out and artistically put together. (AKA, a photographer's dream). No matter how many time's I've relived their day through these photos, I still am obsessed with the details, and get teary at during their vows.
It doesn't take long for anyone to notice that Kadi & Brian both share something special, and it truly sets them apart from most other couples I've photographed. When they first shared their vision for a simple yet meaningful wedding ceremony, I never could have imaged exactly how powerful that day would be. Their love is so pure and witnessing them commit their lives to each other while their close friends and family watched was moving, to say the least. Their wedding day was also shared along with their two adorable dogs, who added a sweetness to their day and made me wish every wedding ever included dogs.
There are some people you meet in life, and you inherently just want them to be happy. Almost as if seeing them happy is the equivalent of you yourself being happy because they just radiate it and you can't help but get caught up in it and end up smiling like an idiot.
I immediately bonded with Kayla + Austin over mutual love of pickles, dogs and travel stories. They completely killed it at their engagement session, with equal parts of fun and steamy vibes blending so effortlessly. Their wedding next year is going to be legendary, I'm so excited to photograph it.
Emily & Chris hold a special place in my heart. Not only are they dear friends, but everything about their wedding day was thoughtfully and beautifully planned. Their wedding was held at the home of Chris's mother here in Columbus. From their breathtaking florals, powerful ceremony and romantic first dance, I can't stop reminiscing on what a special day this was.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all the wonderful vendors who helped make this wedding happen!