• Welcome! I'm Faye and I have been capturing and preserving life's important moments for over 18 years. Over the years I have photographed a variety of subjects. However, I'm most passionate about families and weddings. I'm confident my experience, compassion for others and my obsession for gorgeous light will result in beautiful heirloom photos to be cherished for lifetimes to come. If you are new to the site, peek through my portfolio. Or you may want to scroll down through the blog to view my most recent work along with some of my personal adventures. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Amanda for quite a few years now. She’s always been one of those people that makes the group more fun! She’s sweet and her smile lights up the room. I haven’t known Matt quite as long, but he’s just as sweet and fun to be around as Amanda. Matt and Amanda are just perfect for each other!

I’m pretty sure you will recognize a lot of faces in this gorgeous wedding. Also you might start to wonder how many different families and friendships are intertwined. Don’t worry the best man clears that all up later in his speech and I’ll help explain it to you too!

The ladies started early in the morning at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Landing with their pretty prep team! Angelica Ross Make-up Artistry did an amazing job!

Onto the Schuster Center Wintergarden for the reception! If you’ve never experienced a wedding here before you are in for a treat. It’s so gorgeous and open yet its warm and inviting.

All of the speeches at this wedding were wonderful. Most of us went from laugning to crying and back to laughing through them all!

The best man happens to be Matt’s brother. He decided to explain to everyone all the family and friend connections during his speech. He even made this poster board for visual aid. I’ll give you a recap of it all…however my delivery won’t be nearly as entertaining as Nick’s speech.

There are three sets of families listed as you see below. The first and longest connection is Mandy and Lindsay (Amanda’s sister) who have been best friends for like 20-25+ years. Fast forward to Jenny (my best friend of 15+ years & Mandy’s sister) dating and then married JJ (Amanda & Lindsay’s brother). Right around this same time Mandy (Jenny’s sister & Lindsay’s best friend) also met, dated and married Nick (Matt’s brother). If I’ve lost you…..you need to scroll down and check the visual aid…it comes in quite handy! 🙂 Shortly after Mandy and Nick got married Matt and Amanda met and have been together ever since. Small world right? I’m so glad I’ve been able to meet and hang out with all these wonderful families and friends over the years.

Michael Sherman and Ben Avci from Felix and Fingers dueling pianos kept the party going for hours! I’ve been shooting weddings for over 20 years and there is nothing better than live music! I knew these guys were going to be amazing but they exceeded expectations! SUCH A FUN IDEA FOR RECEPTION! Great thinking Amanda and Matt!

No wedding is complete without Tony Stark dancing with the ladies!

Amanda and Matt I can’t thank you enough for having us photograph your AMAZING day! A fun time was had by all who attended…that was wonderful to see! You two are so special and I’m so excited for you both and what the future holds.

The day ran smoothly with the help of Lisa from Party with a Snapp. Gorgeous flowers from The Flower Man

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  • Lindsay Geske - I love all of these!! Great job Faye!!June 15, 2019 – 11:29 am

  • Mandy - Amazing job Faye!!! Love them all! Such gorgeous photos and such a perfect day for a beautiful couple!! ❤️June 17, 2019 – 11:36 am

  • Amanda + matt » Jenny Barnes Photography - […] since gotten married and it was such a gorgeous event. You can see those photos over on my bestie’s blog. It was such a fun day to be a part of. Fast forward a few months and here we are. They just moved […]September 8, 2019 – 8:59 pm

Hello blog readers!  Meet Tina and Brian!   You guys….I know I say I’m excited a LOT on here about photos and the people in them.   But this time…..I’m REALLY EXCITED!   You see Brian is my little brother!  lol…okay okay…he’s not “my” baby brother, but he’s my brother in law and he’s the youngest of Andy’s siblings.  And since all my brothers are older….it’s fun to get to say I have a baby brother.  ANYWAY…..Brian and Tina have been dating for quite a while and I started hoping a year or two ago that he would ask her to marry him.  And I’m not the only one in the family who’s had their fingers crossed and rooting for Tina.   Actually just the last couple months at home  I started referring to Tina as “Aunt Tina” and told my girls they can start calling her that.  You see…Tina is WONDERFUL!  A total sweet heart and we adore her.  She’s as lovely in person as she is in these photos.  And Brian….well I like to give him a hard time, but he’s a great guy!

I mentioned the idea of a snowy engagement photography session here in the Dayton Ohio area and they were on board.  We weren’t able to make it out till about 5 days after the snow fell and I was really wanting a location with some untouched snow.  Luckily Tina suggested her parents back year which is gorgeous and goes on for forever!  It was the perfect setting.   Wanna know what else…Brian does NOT like photos…he and Andy are a lot alike in that department.  Actually  I know a lot of guys that don’t enjoy photos.  However Brian went above and beyond my ideas and it was So fun to see these two so smitten together!  I tried to narrow down my favorites  for the blog.

Brian and Tina I’m SO happy for you and can’t wait for your wedding this summer!

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  • Mama Signa - These are wonderful!!January 29, 2018 – 7:35 pm

  • Mom - Wonderful, as always. Lots of warmth, despite all the snow and cold.February 26, 2019 – 8:47 am