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Grab a glass of wine and be prepared to get lost in the Sweet Williams love stories

welcome to

my online journal

Grab a glass of wine and be prepared to get lost in the Sweet Williams love stories

behind the lens

brides

engagements

wedding

food

photographers

Journal Topics

From Saving The Date & Saying “I Do” One of the first things you will do once you are engaged is book a wedding venue! This is the first step to the wedding planning process (view a helpful wedding planning timeline HERE) and sets the stage for your wedding. There may be some brides who […]

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Brides

How To Choose A Wedding Venue

Melanie & Keith

Wedding At The Kelton House Columbus, Ohio When I first arrived on Melanie and Keith’s wedding day, the weather just wasn’t cooperating. It was pouring outside! Melanie chose The Kelton House for the gorgeous gardens but a little rain wouldn’t damper this sweet couple’s day. Melanie was such a radiant bride and wore a stunning, […]

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Wedding

The Exciting Next Steps For Sweet Williams Photography

  “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony Seventeen months ago, I started my own photography business. I LOVE being a photographer, but to set myself apart, […]

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Behind The Lens

A Mama Bear and Baby Bear Treat Two Mother’s Day ago, I was walking into William and Sonoma and found an adorable spatula that had a picture of a Mama Bear hugging a Baby Bear. I know it was meant to be a Mother’s Day gift, but I couldn’t help but think of my girls, […]

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Food

What’s For Dessert: Fudgy Mocha Cupcakes

Sarah & Greg

Summer Wedding At The Park of Roses Columbus, Ohio She sat in the bridal suite surrounded by her closest friends and family. The room was filled with so much joy and excitement for this bride-to-be. She held her vows in one hand and her mothers hand with the other. In just a few minutes she […]

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Wedding

Feeling Whole And 30 Days Strong

My Whole 30 Experience After marrying Musa, the honeymoon phase also included lots of food and snacks! Late night ice cream, pizza date nights, and munchy snacks started to consume my life. The fact is, Musa eats a lot more than me! I felt like when he ate, I had to too. My diet began […]

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Behind The Lens

The Story Of Us Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life! We got married at Crago Farms on August 27, 2016. Everything was absolutely beautiful! Words can not describe the feelings or emotions about what it is like to marry the love of your life! It is SO exciting! We had […]

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Behind The Lens

From Ms. To Mrs.

Our Engagement Session

Alley Park Lancaster, Ohio When it came to my engagement session, I had my mind set on a winter wonderland theme! Since Musa proposed in December (read about how he proposed here), I thought it was only fitting to have our engagement photos taken in the winter time. The hardest part of planning a winter […]

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Behind The Lens

#BTS Rusty River Barn

Romantic Fine Art Styled Shoot Utica, Ohio My favorite part about any event, the behind the scenes! I thought it would be fun to share with you the #BTS of our romantic fine art styled shoot at the Rusty River Barn in Utica, Ohio. Samantha Newman Photography and I started planning this styled shoot back in […]

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Behind The Lens

Rusty River Barn Utica, Ohio I am SO excited to share our romantic fine art styled shoot held at a new venue in the Ohio area, The Rusty River Barn. This venue was the perfect location for this summer wedding. Our vision for this styled shoot was to create a romantic, fine art wedding in an […]

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Wedding

Romantic Fine Art Styled Shoot

The Proposal

The Story Of Us On Christmas Eve, 2015, I woke up, took a shower, and put on my pink flamingo bikini with white lace cover-up. I threw my hair up in a bun, looked at myself in the mirror and decided I was ready for the day; after all, I was in Key West Florida […]

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Behind The Lens

Kayla & Logan

Wedgewood Golf & Country Club Powell, Ohio When we took Kayla and Logan out for their first look, Logan was just a ball of nerves. He was SO excited to be marrying the love of his life, Kayla. As Kayla walked to their first look spot she called his name, he turned around and was […]

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Wedding