Lori Pickens

Marietta Wedding of Amanda and Kyle at Lafayette Hotel

I had the pleasure of photographing this was a gorgeous wedding at Lafayette Hotel in Marietta, Ohio. Amanda and Kyle are such a fun and laid back couple, and really made my job as their photographer easy! And hello, aren’t they just the most beautiful couple?!?

bride and groom at lafayette hotel marrietta ohio
close up of bride and groom at lafayette hotel marrietta ohio

Their two nephews were the ring bearers and were the cutest little guys. Amanda and Kyle were both so mitten with both of them.

Groom and nephew ring bearer with suspenders

Kyle’s sister (one of the bridesmaids) was my “helper” that day and was just all-round awesome! She was there to assist me with anything she could and really helped make everything run smooth. I just love when the family is so supportive of the bride and groom and really do everything they can to make their day as perfect as possible. Such love and devotion.

Groom hugs sister bridesmaid in pink champagne dress

fun bridal party with champagne
pink dresses, suspenders, bow ties and little boys included

Amanda’s wedding color was champagne pink, and it was stunning! Every detail of her special day turned out beautifully.

detail show of bridal bouquet sitting on wedding dress
bride getting ready with reflection in mirror

You wouldn’t know it from the pictures, but the day started off pretty darn crazy. It was the same day as several of the local proms, and with it being a rainy afternoon, several highschool couples had flocked to the gorgeous hotel and its lobby. Like literally people everywhere! And while it’s great that they had a pretty place to take pictures, we had a wedding and bride and groom who had paid to take pictures at the hotel. I made sure we got all the good spots that we needed, and made sure my clients got the unique shots we wanted like the fun elevator shot (that I know is a favorite of Amanda’s) and the antique phone booth. One sweet couple staying at the hotel, even let us go through their room and shoot on the little balcony that overlooks the river. Amanda and Kyle were troopers through it all! Never let it overshadow their special day and always had confidence in me and my ability to capture their memories!

black and white shots of bride and groom in antique elevator at LAFAYETTE hotel in Marietta, Ohio

black and white shots of bride and groom in antique phone booth at LAFAYETTE hotel in Marietta, Ohio

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Mid-Ohio Vallery or Parkersburg area, I would love to talk with you about your upcoming big day! <3

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