Joan + Dean // Camp Mary Orton Wedding

In extreme DIY fashion, Joan and Dean enlisted the help of friends and family from all over the country (and world!) to pitch in and contribute some small aspect to make their wedding day personal and unique. This beautiful outdoor wedding was held at Camp Mary Orton, which I’ve shot before , know well, and absolutely love. The highly delicious food (who doesn’t like smoked meat?) was handled by Columbus’s legit BBQ master at Ray Rays, while the graphic design and printing along with decorating duties slash flower arranging, came from Joan’s brother-in-law Kevin and her sister Mary. There are too many contributions like this to list, but I definitely got the sense that this was a very enthusiastic and eager group effort. And why wouldn’t it be? It was for THE JOAN AND DEAN! C’mon, who doesn’t love these two! I’m so thankful I was asked to be there to document this beautiful day.
Congratulations J&D!

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Columbus Wedding Photography // Jason + Lesley // Camp Mary Orton


These two amazing people put together a truly unique wedding on the grounds of Camp Mary Orton, and I am so glad I was asked to photograph it. Their personalities came through in every detail of the day. Let me run through a quick overview of events so you’ll see what I mean: an early morning zipline over the camp’s ravine, beautiful outdoor ceremony, tons of highly delicious middle eastern food, vintage dinner plates as wedding favors, live performance by The Casey Anthony Trio with DJ KGBeatz proving the dance music, a full court basketball game, Mikey’s Late Night Slice food truck, vegan cakes by Pattycake Bakery, and an insane Ace of Cups karaoke after party.

Thank you, Lesley and Jason, a thousand times over, for allowing me to be there to document all of this.
And another big thanks to the talented Mike Stempler for being an awesome 2nd shooter.

Oh, and if anyone has a bootleg recording of Jason’s rendition of ‘Refugee’, please send that to me immediately!


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