Tara & Justin
Introducing Tara and Justin! I am excited to share the beautiful love story and the beautiful wedding day with you! These two are just so sweet! I had a blast photographing their special day and learning about the two of them!
The two love birds met while Tara was a cosmetology student at the Aveda Institute and Justin was a student at Ohio State and was working at the Aveda call center. It wasn’t until two years later, when Tara started working at the school that they started dating.
The proposal story is too cute! They had been dating for five years. Christmas was coming up and Tara wanted to keep things low key for the day. He also already knew that she didn’t want any crazy or fancy proposals. So on Christmas day, while enjoying a dinner at home, he popped the question! It was so perfect and personal and intimate for the couple. I couldn’t be happier for them! They spent the rest of the evening watching Tara’s favorite movie, White Christmas.
As seasons of life have changed for these two so have their favorite things to do together. When they were in those early seasons of dating they just adored doing the normal day to day things together. Even grocery shopping is fun to do together as a new couple in love! Now that their family has grown to a family of three (almost 4! A little boy is on the way!) their favorite together activities include taking family walks and trips to the park. And of course, watching the Bachelor. Everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure!
The Big Day!
The wedding day approached with a looming forecast of hail. Thankfully there was no hail even if they did get rained on. Even so, it was a beautiful and relaxed ceremony and reception!
The ceremony was stunning. Tara says, “I was so tuned into what was happening everyone there could have been naked and I would not have noticed.” hehe! I’m glad that wasn’t tested! They were so wrapped up in the beautiful moment! Tara’s best friend sang just before Tara walked down the aisle to her groom and it was so beautiful and so sweet and personal that her best friend was the one who sang! Truly stunning!
Tara made all of her own centerpieces for the reception. Talk about a talented bride!
The beautiful couple honeymooned at the Sandals resort in Ochos Rios! They had a blast exploring there and were able to hike Dunn’s River Falls! Now their spending their post wedding time with their sweet daughter Scarlett and awaiting the arrival of their little boy.
Take a look at some of my favorite shots from their big day!