Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

What should you ask your wedding photographer?

When you start planning your wedding you have to lock down the most important things first. You should put the deposit down for the venue, ceremony site, then the photographer, and DJ or band.

I made a list of the questions you should ask when meeting your potential wedding photographer.

  • What do you to further your education in photography? 
  • Do you regularly attend any photography conferences?
  • Do you have a degree in photography? 
  • How long have you been photographing weddings?
  • Have you been published anywhere?
  • Do you have lighting for the reception?
  • Will you help us with the wedding timeline?
  • In the contact does it state when we get to see the photos after the wedding? 
  • How do you backup the wedding photos? (one place should be online)
  • How long do you need for the creative bride and groom photos?
  • Have you shot destination weddings? 
  • Do you have a backup equipment?

What you should expect when you meet with Brian Kellogg

When you meet with me here is what you should expect. We will first get to know each other to make sure you are a good fit. We might talk about if you travel and your favorite cities to visit. Where family is coming from for your wedding. I might ask what you and your significant other like to do together. I always like this question because it tells me what you are into and I like to calibrate on a possible location for your engagement session. If you like the outdoors we would go to Hocking Hills, If you like video games I would suggest 16-bit arcade, If you love Chicago we would go to Chicago and hit some of your favorite spots.

After that we would talk about your wedding and what you have planned for the wedding day. I love to hear all the details. During this time I am thinking of all the weddings I have photographed and what worked well in the past. I might suggest uplighting with your wedding colors if the venue works well with it. I might have a few suggestions for your center pieces after hearing what you like to do together as a couple. If the couple loves writing I might suggest having an old typewriter to have guests type a short message to you. If you like golf, have golf balls as your seating cards. My goal is to help you make it an experience for your wedding guests and make your wedding unique to you with a little personalization.  

After we talk about your wedding day we look at the sample albums. If you are looking for something different you have come to the right place. I have an 8x20 inch flip up calendar style album and large 12x18 with impressed textured leather. I have traveled to Las Vegas and Nashville looking for the best album maker and the one I work with now is simply stunning. 

When you are finished with the albums I will go over my current packages. You will pick a free bridal magazine as free gift for coming in to meet with me. If we are a good fit I will let you know how to move forward and secure your wedding date. 

 
 

Everal Barn Westerville Wedding | Bridget and Travis

Wedding vendors Bridget and Travis worked with:

Hair dresser: Uptown Hair Design

Make up: Chelsea

Florist: Flowerman Columbus

Brides Dress designer: Christine Lee

Bridesmaids dresses: RenzRags on Etsy

DJ / Band: Todd Jones from Team DJ

Reception hall: Villa Milano

Catering: Villa Milano

Cake designer: Sue Larson with Le Gateau Bakery

Videographer: Josh Nagel with Nagel Productions

The Virtues Golf Club Wedding | Haylee and Eric

 

Names of wedding vendors Haylee and Eric are working with at

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Hair dresser: Annette Cox- Hair Factory

Make up: Kim Russo – Macy’s Easton

Florist: Village Flower Basket and Gardens- Devon

edding consultant: Pam – Virtues Golf Course

Tux rental: President Tuxedo

DJ / Band: John Moore

Reception hall: Virtues Golf Course

Catering: Virtues Golf Course

Cake designer: Sweet Persuasions- Pickerington

Via Vecchia Winery Wedding | Abigail and Matthew

Via Vecchia Winery wedding photography

I always like covering different wedding venues around Columbus. Via Vecchia is a pretty unique setup where they use the alleyway to host the ceremony. The redbrick and the rustic look to the venue is great. They also use wine barrels at the top of the aisle. The details for this wedding are great. They had a book folded to spell out Matthew's last name and the florist did an amazing job. The weather could not have been better for this wedding either. We started the day at the Renaissance Hotel rooftop to get a few photos of all the guys. After that we headed to Via Vecchia Winery. Abigail and Matthew had their first look and we got started with their portraits. The first look is always nice because the bride and groom get to spend more time with family and friends during cocktail hour. Partway through the reception I took Abigail and Matthew outside for a sunset photo. The only thing was that we were in the middle of the parking lot and had no option but to take it there. I turned my flash up to full power and made the parking lot go dark and the sunset was just right. We also went to another side to get a photo of the hanging lights in the background. Make sure you scroll down to view some of the photos from this wedding. Congratulations Abigail and Matthew! 

Names of wedding vendors you are working with:

Hair dresser: Leah Brys

Make up: Leah Brys

Florist: Hilliard Floral Design

Brides Dress designer: BHLDN

Bridesmaids dresses: Asos

DJ / Band: Dangerous Dave DJ

Reception hall: Via Vecchia Winery

Catering: Scott’s Catering

Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer | Courtney and Matt

Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

Courtney and Matt’s wedding was so much fun to photograph. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to photograph such a great couple. I first started at Courtney’s parents house. I love the moment when Courtney’s mom is helping with the dress and when all of her bridesmaids see her for the first time. After they got ready I went on over to the guys for some portraits beforehand. The ceremony was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church and went great! After the ceremony we went to Heritage Golf Club for the rest of the portraits. Despite a little bit of rain that day the portraits came out wonderful. Congratulations Courtney and Matt!

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Wedding consultant: Jody Unger
DJ / Band: Matt Ryan DJ
Reception hall: Heritage Golf Club
Cake designer: The Cake Studio
Videographer: Family Friend – Bob Reardon

 

The Renaissance Hotel wedding Columbus Ohio | Whitney and Darryl

Here is a sneak peek slide show I made of Whitney and Darryl's wedding photos taken at The Columbus Renaissance Hotel. Enjoy!

Whitney and Darryl's Columbus Ohio Wedding Photo Slide Show

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer.

Renaissance Hotel Wedding Photos | Lyda and Jesse Part 2

This is one of my favorite weddings of the year. Everything from the location to the family moments was perfect. I could not be happier with these images. Even the weather being overcast made the images look so much better. I even recreated an image that I took a long time ago on the pool deck that also turned out perfect. 

I started the day at Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Dublin. I got some great shots of Lyda getting her makeup on and hair done. Wen then went to the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. I did a little backlighting to the dress and also got an emotional shot of Lyda and her sister Mylene hugging. We then did a first look with her groom Jesse. We traveled all around for the wedding party photos from the Renaissance pool deck to the State House lawn. The ceremony was perfect and I even got to end the night using the pool refection. Congratulations to Lyda and Jesse! 

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Brian Kellogg is  a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

J Liu Wedding with Milena and David Part 2

I had a great time with Milena and David at their wedding. We started at the brides house for some getting ready photos. We then traveled to St. Peter Catholic Church in Columbus for the ceremony. I'm glad my wife Jenna was with me to capture some great moments as the bridesmaids are getting ready. There are so many great moments to this ceremony. After the ceremony we went to Antrim Park Lake for some fun portraits with the bridal party. We also went to a bike path bridge near Thomas Worthington High School. The photographs turned out fantastic. We also got the entire bridal party to hang off the back of the trolly. We then traveled to J Liu's Restaurant for the reception. J Liu is a fantastic location for a reception. They have a large upstairs ballroom most people don't see when they have dinner at the restaurant. We also went out to the balcony for a sunset shot that turned out amazing! Congratulations to Milena and David!

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Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer

Medallion Club Wedding Photos | Katie and Michael

This wedding was a lot of fun to photograph because I tried a few new things and worked out perfectly. I started at the Medallion Club in Westerville Ohio as the women are getting their hair done. The guys soon arrived after that. When everyone was ready Katie and Michael had their first look. We had it outside the clubhouse in the shade. After shooting a few photos I let them talk for a little while. I always like doing first looks because the groom is less nervous and I get more time to take portraits. The bride and groom also get to enjoy cocktail hour with their friends. I found some wonderful spots along the cart path at the Medallion Club to take photos. I was so happy to make the iPad slide show for them at the reception. All the photos turned out great. I can't wait for my next wedding at the Medallion Club! Congratulations to Katie and Michael!

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Medallion Club Wedding - Westerville Ohio

Brian Kellogg is a Westerville Ohio Wedding Photographer.

Heritage Golf Club Wedding | Courtney and Matthew

Here is a sneak peek slide show I made of Courtney and Matthew's wedding photos. Enjoy!

Courtney and Matthew's Columbus Ohio Wedding Slide Show

Brian Kellogg is a Columbus Ohio Wedding Photographer.