TARI + KEVIN | KELTON HOUSE ENGAGEMENT SESSION, COLUMBUS OHIO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS ENGAGEMENT SESSION, COLUMBUS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
XXX DAYS LEFT but who cares... I’m already yours forever
— Tari

TODAY IS THE DAY!!! 

We are so excited to celebrate your love as well as ringing in this NEW YEAR with you both!! Here's to confetti, champagne, silly New Year's hats, sparklers, and BALLOONS!! You become MR. and MRS. TODAY!! YAY!! 


We call Tari our 'Instagram Bride' because she found us on Instagram. What a fun world we live in. She emailed us around Wedding Expo Season so Elle would fill the team in on their conversation and we all instantly fell in love with her. I mean it's seriously not difficult she is the cutest. So, when we finally met with Tari and Kevin in person and they told us all about their New Year's Eve wedding we definitely wanted to be apart of their special day...and they wanted us! YAY! 

While at their consult Tari and Kevin told us a little about where they lived and it sounded like the perfect place for an engagement session! I hadn't heard of Olde Towne but I had heard of the Kelton House (we had a wedding there last year) which was right behind their house. I couldn't wait to see their house and the awesome wall art near near there too. Their house is tucked in the cutest little village and I couldn't wait to explore! 

After checking out their adorable home (and snatching a few of their decorations - they just so happened to be perfect for their shoot) we headed out towards the Kelton House. On the way we found an amazing ivy covered house and had to stop. This was a great way to start out the session and shake off all the nerves. Turns out Tari and Kevin had actually been practicing their poses and where naturals! 

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

ENGAGEMENT SESSION TIPS

We wanted to show both our causal and dressy side. We wanted some relaxed pictures around our home because we really love our neighborhood and we connect with it, We also wanted to show off the beauty of Spring so the Kelton House was perfect. As for our dressy photos, we basically just wanted to look badass.
— Tari

TARI TIP: "Work together on what you both want to wear and what looks good. I think it's important to pick something you feel amazing in because your confidence will show in the photographs."

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

TARI TIP: "Choose locations together! Think of places of sentiment or a type of art you like. Location says a lot about what you want for these pictures, so choose something that compliments your style well."

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

They had this adorable sign in their living room as decoration! Loved it so much we borrowed it for their shoot! 

The Kelton House garden is basically like a secret garden, it is tucked away behind the house hidden from plain sight. It also had PINEAPPLES!!! That's a definite win in our book. I loved that it took Tari and Kevin about 2 seconds to get completely comfortable with us and own every pose we threw at them. EVEN THE EVER FAMOUS LIFT POSE! Dang guys, you look good. 

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

Tips On How To Prepare For The Session

Honestly, be relaxed and excited for it. Even if you aren’t very into getting your photographs taken, if you have a positive attitude, you’ll have a ton more fun! Make sure that both you and your fiance provide ideas and make it fun. And if you need it , loosen up. (Kevin and I even took a shot before to get rid of nerves).
— Tari
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

ENGAGEMENT STORY

Kevin promised not to propose on my birthday. Months later, he had a surprise trip planned for my birthday. We arrived at Pine Lakes Lodge, which was the perfect way to escape city life. We had a wonderful evening together and after staying up after midnight (which meant my birthday was over) he handed me a present ‘ he must have forgotten’. I opened a necklace with a cursive ‘C’ on it, for Cook. By the time I looked up, he was unwrapping a tiny box. It was so private and special! I could not have been more excited.
— Tari

Happy Engagement Anniversary Tari and Kevin!! 

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

AN ENGAGEMENT STORY

We met while I was a senior in high school. Kevin was a freshman in college and working at a local gym. We recognized each other from school and church and reconnected. We fell for each other very quickly and I’ve been falling in love with him every day since.
— Tari
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

Just wait until you see this awesome wall! This is in a parking lot right down the road from their house and they rocked their outfits to match! As Tari said, they looked totally BAD ASS!!! 

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

Want to see the individual and shareable versions of Tari & Kevin's Engagement Photos!??? We've created an online album and the Link is at the bottom of this Blog Post! Scroll Down!

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

Funny or  Memorable  Moment During Your Engagement Shoot

Ummm, definitely eating the glitter! HAHA The weather was very interesting that day and so it made the glitter a little difficult and it more or less ended up all over us and it was a blast! We were raining glitter everywhere at the end of the night!!
— Tari
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

We figured that since they are having a NYE Wedding we had to bring our confetti and poppers to celebrate their love. It was so much fun! But Brett definitely hit them with glitter and they got some in their mouths. SORRY GUYS!! 

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

To finish up their shoot we found this super awesome wall and used yet another one of their house decorations for a cute end to a fun session. If you'd like to see their whole album click the link here -----> TARI + KEVIN E-SESSION

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio
Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio

Want to see the individual and shareable versions of Tari & Kevin's Engagement Photos!??? We've created an online album and the Link is at the bottom of this Blog Post! Scroll Down!

Tari and Kevin Engagement Session! Downtown Columbus Ohio


Photo's By: Brett Loves Elle Photography, Columbus Ohio's Premier Wedding Photographers. Available for travel worldwide! Columbus Wedding Photography, Ohio Wedding Photography, Downtown Columbus Wedding.