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It’s the season for meeting newly engaged couples, and I’m loving every second of it. If you’re new here and you have questions about what I do, here are answers to some of the most common questions past couples have asked. 1. How long have you been shooting weddings? I photographed my first wedding as […]

13 Frequently Asked Questions by Couples



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This past July Ruffled Blog hosted a styled shoot at Laurel Hall, one of my favorite venues in the midwest. The goal of styled shoot is to bring vendors in the wedding industry together for one big creative collaboration! I try to attend at least one or two styled shoots each year for several reasons. […]

Laurel Hall – Ruffled Blog Styled Shoot



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A few times a year I like to do a personal project just for me. This keeps photography fun and stretches my creativity in new ways. My new sweet friend and fellow photographer, Sierra, helped me bring this elegant wedding portrait session to life. She and her husband, Seth, drove up to Cleveland and we […]

Sierra & Seth: Styled Wedding Portraits



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There was a time in the early years of my business when I forgot the importance of personal projects. I forgot the joy the of dreaming something up and putting it to action. I forgot how special it is to make something just for yourself – to stretch you, to try new things, to better […]

Carrie & Christian: A Fine Art Cincinnati Styled Session



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Mercedes pulled out their wedding album and we walked back through their day together. I couldn’t help but smile as we poured over the pages. Picture after picture, I remembered taking each one like it was yesterday. Suddenly they weren’t just photos in a book, they were vivid memories. The vows they wrote themselves, their […]

Mercedes & Daniel: A Columbus Anniversary at Whetstone Park of Roses



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Inspiration for the Modern Boho Bride When my friend and fellow photographer, Amanda, asked to create a styled shoot with her, I was immediately on board. During this season, weddings are sparse so its fun to stretch your creative muscles and step into a new sort of challenge: styling. This shoot was  a great opportunity […]

Winter to Spring Bridal Inspiration

Spring Bride; Columbus Wedding; Winter Bride; Modern Boho; Bohemian Bridal Inspiration; Kate Mannella Photography


For the Bride

One of my goals, this year especially, has been all about trying to understand the heart and needs of my clients so I can better serve them. The thing I’ve learned this year that’s been most surprising to me is that a lot of couples feel really overwhelmed about choosing the right photographer. They look […]

Know How to Confidently Choose Your Wedding Photographer


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1. Pictures can be used for wedding decor. Having pictures you can use later is probably the most obvious reason for doing an engagement session. Looking for ways to spruce up your Save the Dates, wedding website, or reception decor? Your engagement session is a great opportunity to get cohesive, professional photos that will look […]

5 Benefits of an Engagement Session


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I love serving my brides and grooms well on their wedding day. Part of serving you is giving you the knowledge to create the best opportunities for gorgeous photos. After all, the wedding day comes and goes and it’s the photos that reignite our memories of the day. So, here are seven ways to elevate […]

Seven Ways to Elevate Your Wedding Photos


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So you just got engaged… Kisses ensue. Champagne is poured. All your friends and family are rejoicing that you get to prepare for this new stage of life with your forever love. You are living in that newly-engaged bubble for a couple days until…it hits you. You must begin planning the wedding. *cue the popped bubble* Let me tell ya, I remember how difficult planning the wedding can be. There is so much to consider. You want the dress, the cake, the right venue, and of course, the photographer. But how do you know which photographer best fits your needs?

How to Choose the Best Wedding Photographer for You


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