Beach-Themed Summer Wedding at Vermilion on the Lake

It’s officially off-season which means that I’m going to finally get all caught up on my blogging from 2017 weddings and engagement sessions! And I couldn’t be more excited to begin sharing all of my favorite photos from the past year. Up first on my queue is the Kehr wedding!

Keone & Jenn were one of my first couples to book their wedding for 2017 and over the 12 or so months between their engagement session and wedding day, we really got to know each other and became friends. I really enjoyed getting to know them on a personal level and it just made me more and more excited for when their wedding day actually came! The Kehr wedding took place in Vermilion, Ohio at Vermilion on the Lake on August 27, 2017. It was a beautiful, sunny day – perfect for a lakeside wedding! I have only photographed one other wedding at Lake Erie and both times I loved it.

The day started off with Jenn and her girls and parents getting ready at the Kehr family’s home. My second shooter met Keone and his guys at the resort they were getting ready at and we all reconnected at the venue, Vermilion on the Lake, right before the festivities really started. Keone and Jenn opted out of a first look and out of all of the weddings I photographed in 2017, Keone was easily the most emotional groom – in a good way! Every bride dreams about how her husband-to-be will react to seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time and Keone’s reaction was textbook perfect! Tears and all! Which, as expected, made me tear up, too!

After the ceremony, we knocked out all of the family portraits, photos of the wedding party, and took a few photos of the newlyweds. This wedding was the first one where I incorporated OCF (off-camera flash) into my workflow and I’m so glad I started using it! I cannot imagine what my wedding season would have looked like without it. The reception was so full of laughter, emotion, and love. I definitely cried a few times that day!

Here are the 3 things I loved most about this wedding day:

  1. The family dog as a groomsman – isn’t he the cutest?! He got lots of lovin’ that day!
  2. How obvious it was that Keone and Jenn’s friends and families truly love and support their marriage!
  3. The beautiful sunset Keone, Jenn, and I got to witness on their wedding day. Life is beautiful and worth celebrating.

Congrats to the Kehr’s! Scroll lower to relive their special day!

Click here to look at their engagement session and continue reliving Keone and Jenn’s love story!

All photos are © Steph Parker Photo.