Mackenzie & Ian. Upper Sandusky. Ohio Wedding.

A little bit about the couple:

  • How did you meet? We met in grade school and graduated high school together.

  • What is the favorite/best date you’ve been on together? When we visited Chicago for the first time.

  • Who proposed?  How? He did. He proposed at the Columbus Zoo in front of both of our families after arranging a nice dinner. It’s a tradition that we go to the zoo with our families!.

Mackenzie and Ian have known each other for a long time. I was excited to hear about their plans, when they decided to book me as their wedding photographer. Kenzie and Ian booked me over a year before their wedding date. I think being engaged for two years made the planning process slightly less stressful for them as they could take their time and really enjoy it.

Despite waiting so long for their special day, both the bride and the groom felt some nerves the morning of the wedding. Neither could believe that the day was finally here. Luckily they both had an amazing support group in their bridesmaids and groomsmen. They made sure the couple had fun, and relaxed before the ceremony. The Quality Inn in Upper Sandusky hosted the ladies and men as they got ready.

As we headed to the ceremony site at First Evangelical Lutheran, it poured and poured. You never know what you will get on a December day in Ohio. Kenzie and Ian got rain. However, the wet weather did not dampen their spirits in the slightest. After the ceremony, I snuck them out a back door to grab a few portraits with a little natural light. I normally prefer to have more time with the bridal party and the couple outdoors, but the rain forced us to improvise.

When I ask couples what they most want documented, I get a wide variety of answers. For some it is the details, for others the wedding party as a group. Mackenzie and Ian said that they wanted me to document people having a good time at their wedding. I can 100% do that. It is one of my favorite things. Their guests made my job easy. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing, and eating, and congratulating the couple. The reception was held at the Master’s Building at the Wyandot County Fairgrounds. It was spacious and comfortable. The DJ, Nyte Flyte, kept the timeline on track and gave all the guests some great entertainment.

Personally, the element of this wedding that most impacted me was family. Both the bride and groom have parents who have separated and now have new spouses. Having four families could very easily make any gathering uncomfortable or stressful. But not these families. Each birth parent and bonus parent was nothing but helpful and kind the entire day. They all acted as a team to ensure that Kenzie and Ian had the best experience. Much like the rain outside, love showered the entire day.

Kenzie and Ian are truly wonderful for each other. I am happy I got to document their wedding.



REBECCA TRUMBULL IS A SENIOR, FAMILY, AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LOCATED IN TOLEDO, OHIO. SHE HAPPILY SERVES BOWLING GREEN, OHIO AND ALL OF NORTHWEST OHIO WITH HER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY AND COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORK.

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