PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-00Congratulations to Michelle and Greg on their first anniversary! There were so many great parts of this wedding day to remember. The vintage car driven by her dad was so much fun to ride in on the way to do portraits with the couple. And it was the perfect prop for fun photos. The Phoenix looked incredible all set up for their reception. And there was also the jazz band, The Hot Magnolias that Michelle’s brother plays in – perfect for getting the party started! What an incredibly wonderful wedding day! Michelle and Greg we wish you two all the very best! To see more of their wedding photos, be sure to check out their full blog post and coffee table album. PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-17 PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-21 PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-22 PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-28PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-32 PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-35PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-30PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-27 PottingerPhotoThePhoenixdowntownCincinnatiwedding-38

DSC_8153We were recently given this giant basket. It is so big it barely fit in the backseat of my car. Since it isn’t Easter I thought we could have a little fun with this as inspiration. What would you do with this basket? How would you use it for a family session? Would you put your dog dressed up as a superhero in it? Would you turn it over and cover it with a sheet and make a play fort? Give me your best out of the box and around the basket idea! One family will win a portrait session at a Cincinnati park (up to 5 people) in September. And don’t worry – you only have to use this prop for one of your photos! Leave a comment on our blog or Facebook page with your idea to be entered to win. Be sure to leave your comment today since this contest ends August 14th at noon!

Favorites: A new book by Sasha Souza!

Category: Favorites | August 10th, 2015

PottingerPhotoSashaSouzaBook-2When I look for inspiration I head to a favorite bookstore or museum. Everywhere you turn there is something taking you away to another country. From the lily pond gardens in a Monet painting in France to the guidebooks with exotic birds of paradise – I love getting lost browsing. Recently I had a chance to meet Sasha Souza at a local wedding event. She was a wonderful speaker and even took the time to answer many questions from the audience. Her recent book Signature Sasha: Weddings and Celebrations to Inspire is a perfect read for any bride. She gives tips on how to D.Y.O. – Design Your Own – which is more about making it unique to the couple than a simple diy. There are also great full color examples of some of her recent events and 30 color palettes to swoon over! The reading is light and fun and the photos are incredible. I would highly recommend this to any couple who want to personalize their event. I know I can’t wait to use some of her fun party ideas for inspiration for my next social event!

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