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Stephen & Alyssa's Intimate Backyard Ohio Wedding by chelsie burkhart

Oh how I love these small intimate backyard weddings! Alyssa, who is also a phenomenal hair stylist one day asked me while I was getting my hair done "Okay, Chelsie...just tell me what days in October you have available and we are going to make this happen!" Granted, we were having this conversation in September! haha with only a few weeks to plan, Alyssa and Stephen pulled off such a gorgeous backyard wedding at Stephens sisters house. It was perfect. A bit cold, but nonetheless perfect.

The pond and fall trees made for a picturesque backdrop during the lovely ceremony. They even had a basket full of blankets and hand-warmers for the immediate family who attended the ceremony. It may have been chilly that day, but Stephen & Alyssa pulled off this whirlwind of a charming intimate wedding.

An in-home maternity sesh by chelsie burkhart

Lish has been a friend of mine since middle school. We grew up talking for hours on the phone... she was kind of like my second mom teaching me how to cut up waffles and how to make mashed potatoes hahah. She was always the one out of our group of friends who was the homemaker. She knew how to cook, she knew how to clean, and had a natural ability to care for others (hence, why she makes such a great RN). A few years after high school she met the love of her life. Someone who can make her laugh, balance her out, calm her down, and really care for her unconditionally. It makes me so happy that I am able to capture this blessing in the making. Im so excited to meet Baby Graham and watch him/her grow up and be able to capture Alicia & Jasons love for the little one.  You both are going to be stellar parents.

 

 

Love you guys <3

Christian & Katie :: Engagment by chelsie burkhart

Gah! Say hello to Christian & Katie. When I first spoke with Katie, I fell in love with her and Christians love story. I'm a sucker for romance so hearing theirs made my heart flutter a little.  Long story short, they ended up meeting on a mission trip that Christian was filling in on for his friend. There were people from all around the country that went on this mission trip and Christian and Katie ended up living only an hour apart. Talk about meant to be!

I'm so blessed that Katie & Christian chose me to capture these beautiful moments. Everything from their boho inspired style along with their genuine personalities... I dont think this session could have been any sweeter.  Thank you Events Held Dear for the incredible session styling and Madison House Flowers for the beautiful headpiece! 

 

Credits:

Photo session styling: Events Held Dear

Flower Crown: Madison House Flowers