Courtney + Wayne | The Center Cincinnati Wedding

From my first meeting with Courtney and Wayne, there was a warmth, an energy of joy and easiness — perhaps in part because Wayne is a stand up comedian; mostly because these are two of the best humans I know. After story sharing and laughter, our consult wrapped, and I left with my fingers and toes crossed they’d book me as their photographer. I mean, we both have look-a-like pups with the same name, so it’s destiny, right? I think so.

When I look back on Courtney and Wayne’s wedding day, highlights are: the countless times Wayne was overwhelmed with emotion and cried (I still get goosebumps thinking about how Wayne loves Courtney so much he literally couldn’t control the tears), their belly-laugh-filled ceremony performed by a fellow comedian, a wonderfully loving and supportive family and community of friends, and an epic dance party to end the evening.

Prepare for some heart-bursting photographs, friends. This is a good one.

I am endlessly grateful that Wayne and Courtney, and their incredible family, have become friends to Rowan and I. Through Bombs Away! Comedy, Wayne and Courtney hosted a successful fundraiser to support Rowan’s gender affirming surgery. In 2021, I will have the honor of photographing the wedding of Courtney’s sister, Jen, and her partner, Tory, and I know more tears of love and joy will be shed then (if you wonder how I’m so certain, it’s because I’ll be crying, too).


Venue: The Center | Officiant: Brent Bowser | Rentals: All Occasions
Florist: A New Leaf | Cake: Happy Chicks Bakery | Donuts: Holtman’s
Catering: Eat Well Celebrations & Feasts | Band: Suede Jackets
Courtney’s Dress + Shoes: Madison James, from Lace Bridal Couture + Badgley Mischka | Suit: Jos. A. Bank | HMU: AV Beauty Bar
Jewelry: Montgomery Jewelers | Videographer: Reel Bliss Moments
Stationery Designer: Tessa McDaniel

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