Why have an engagement session?

The engagement session is one of the best ways to connect with your photographer. This is taken months before the wedding. You get to know how your photographer poses you as a couple before the big day.

This will lead to less stress on the wedding day. Most of the interaction is with you and your significant other not the camera. Most of my direction is “Hold hands and walk this direction”.

I want to capture the moments where he or she makes you laugh, picks you up, putting your foreheads together, or a kiss that was not planned. This is a time for you to have fun and jump into the air, see a sunset together and dress up a little. It does not hurt to get your hair done, buy a new outfit, and look your best. He could even put on a nice suit and have a romantic dinner afterwards.

You are only engaged this short period of time and you are going to be married for 50+ years.

My goal is to make it a great experience and capture moments that you can remember for a lifetime. 

Click here to see my current Columbus, Ohio engagement session pricing

IronGate Equesterian Center Wedding

Photos from an inspirational shoot held at IronGate Equestrian Center. 

Shoutout to all the amazing vendors & models involved in both scenes ("Boho Love" & "A Soiree on the Bridge"):
Desserts and cakes provided by Cakes Creatively by Crystal • Cake and mini cakes provided by Sauer Cakes, LLC • Rental furniture provided by All Occasions Party Rental • Venue: Irongate Equestrian Center • Decor, linens, styling and floral provided by Prema Designs-Wedding and Event Design • Organization & Planning by Carmen Hall of Portraits by Carmen & Forget Me Knot Photography • Bridal gowns provided by Trousseau Bridal • Tuxedo and suit provided by Romanoff's Classic Tuxedo • Live Music provided by www.sintoniaduo.com • Invitations and paper products provided by Avant-Garde Impressions • Hair and makeup provided by Columbus Wedding Makeup • Hair and makeup provided by Carlye Myka • Hair provided by The M • Vase Decor & LOVE letters provided by Uncommon Accents • Participating models: Aaron Eldridge, Matt Carmody, Jamie Nicole Swickard, Tori Brooke Zipperian, Jessica Renee, Jeffrey Moor, Ua McCarty, Mallory Bramlage, and Julie Anne Foster.

Look like you lost 10 pounds on your wedding day.

Easy tips on how to look like you lost weight on your wedding day

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day. You are going to be photographed around 800 times that day so you want to look good. Even if you didn't lose any weight I will help you just by turning the right way. Your photographer might mention these tips but some photographers don't at all. My goal is to put the bride in the best light possible. The following tips will make you look your best no matter what. 

  • Don't face the camera straight on, turn your body 45 degrees so you have your shoulder slightly forward.
  • Don't push your hip into the camera, put your weight on the back leg away from the camera.
  • Don't put your chin down, push your chin away from your body toward the camera.
  • Women don't put your arms flat to your body, put your hand on your hip to create separation.  
  • Men put your hand on a chair or in your packet to create separation from your body.
  • Women don't stand flat footed like a guy when you are facing each other, place your toe to the ground to create an S curve toward the camera. 
  • Have your head turned towards the light like a window or the flash (even when taking a selfie) 

When you follow these tips your photos will look dramatically better. When you hire Kellogg Photography I will explain all these tips in detail to your bridesmaids so they look their best before I take any photos. Email me if you have any other tips you can think of for this list. 

Atlanta, Georgia Wedding at the Westin

Yesterday I had the  pleasure to work with  CJ Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The wedding was held at the Westin. 

Columbus Ohio Engagement Session | Megan and Brad

Columbus Ohio Engagement Session

Nationwide Conference Center Wedding | Laura and Rory

Nationwide Conference Center Wedding

Hair dresser: Michael Garcia’s Salon - Bexley
Make up: Michael Garcia’s Salon - Bexley
Florist: Amy Music - Posy Florals
DJ / Band: DJ Dayna
Reception hall: Northpointe Ballroom
Catering: Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Cake designer: Hannah Marie’s Bakery

The Ohio Statehouse Wedding | Alina and Alex

Names of wedding vendors Alina and Alex worked with:

Hair dresser: Charles Penzone

Make up: Charles Penzone

Florist: Mary

Brides Dress designer: St Patrick

Bridesmaids dresses: Asos

Wedding consultant: Penny

Tux rental: The Mens Warehouse

DJ / Band: Buckeye Sound

Reception hall: The Westin

Catering: The Westin

Greek Orthodox Church Wedding | Alina and Alex

Names of wedding vendors Alina and Alex worked with:

Hair dresser: Charles Penzone

Make up: Charles Penzone

Florist: Mary

Brides Dress designer: St Patrick

Bridesmaids dresses: Asos

Wedding consultant: Penny

Tux rental: The Mens Warehouse

DJ / Band: Buckeye Sound

Reception hall: The Westin

Catering: The Westin

The Vue Columbus Wedding Venue | Caitlin and Christopher

Names of wedding vendors you are working with:

Hair dresser: Jessica Blair

Make up: Columbus Wedding Makeup

Florist: Posy

Brides Dress designer: Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo

DJ / Band: Arnett Howard

Reception hall: Vue

Catering: Metro

Cake designer: Golden Delight

The Grand Event Center Wedding | Caitlin and Christopher

Names of wedding vendors you are working with:

Hair dresser: Jessica Blair

Make up: Columbus Wedding Makeup

Florist: Posy

Brides Dress designer: Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Angelo

DJ / Band: Arnett Howard

Reception hall: Vue

Catering: Metro

Cake designer: Golden Delight