Many years back, when Laurel first stepped foot into The Brown County Inn, she knew that if she were ever to get married, this would be the place she would want to have her wedding.
Laurel’s aunt and uncle, Julie and James, became owners of this historic property back in 2009. This place that they call “home” was originally built in 1853 as an inn and was operated as an inn for over 100 years. Now, in the small historic village in Lynchburg, Ohio, it stands as an historic landmark. Concerts are held regularly both inside as well as outdoors on the gorgeous property.
Wind the clock back 12 years or so when Josh and Laurel first met on Match.com, they apparently didn’t think of each other as much of a match even though they went out a few times and then just decided they were best suited as friends. They parted ways for many years, but Josh continued to hold Laurel near and dear to his heart. He knew that Laurel was a very talented singer/musician and reached out to her one day, asking if she would give him guitar lessons. Laurel wanted to make sure that that was all Josh really wanted and that he was going to indeed commission her for her work. Josh did end up coaxing Laurel into giving him some lessons, but love blossomed this time around for the couple, and they were able to find many common interests, especially sharing their love for the outdoors. These two are super passionate about rock-climbing, hiking and camping. As a matter of fact, they couldn’t dream of a better honeymoon than hitting up the open road and camping in the great outdoors!
Josh, is also a really talented photographer and owner of Josh Beeman Photography. I love photographing fellow photographers and am humbled by their trust, especially when I know how picky most photographers can be.
Josh and Laurel wanted to have a super chill-relaxed wedding day without a whole lot of hustle and bustle. They knew the day would go by quickly, and they wanted to be present for every moment with their guests. They truly liked the photojournalistic style and wanted lots of candids of their guests.
I really loved the simplicity of the backyard-style wedding that they had, and thanks to their wedding planner, Cindy Ball, there were so many beautiful details that just tied everything together. Cindy was amazing – I absolutely loved working with her, so if you are in need of a planner, I highly recommend her!
As a wedding photographer, based here in Cincinnati, I travel all over the country capturing couples’ love stories, and always feel so blessed to be able to do what I do.
Thank you, Josh and Laurel, for inviting me into your lives, and giving me permission to capture your story! May God bless your journey in life together and that you always put Him first. Everything else will fall into place. 🙂 Laurel and Josh will also be having a little baby bee buzzing around very soon – congrats you two!