Rustic Wedding at Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon, Ohio // Sam + Stephen // Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Brooke Townsend

Oh man. I have photographed quite a few weddings now at the Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon which is wonderful because I live so dang close to there! But this wedding felt like it had an extra spark of magic because of two things…. 1) The sunset we got on that HOT September day was pure MAGIC. All day long. and 2) These two are the most playful and wonderful people ever!

Sam + Stephen were so fun to work with from the very beginning. They had full and total trust in me to just do my thing and let me really just have fun with them. It’s funny because they booked me without us ever meeting in person and when it came time to their engagement session, it felt like we had known each other for so long when we finally met! And I feel like that is the absolute best.

These guys kept their day traditional opting to only see each other at the ceremony. But, we made sure to carve a little time out for the c u t e s t “first touch” I’ve ever seen. And when Stephen finally saw Sam walking down that isle looking as stunning as anyone ever could be, the tears couldn’t be contained and honestly, the raw emotion between these two make some of these photos my favorites ever.

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