christy + Josh
We've been together now almost 15 years! Which is absolutely insane to think about.
We're hard workers, best friends, new parents, dog parents, lovers of travel, good friends, good food, and spending time with those we love most.
a few differences:
• Josh is vegetarian. Christy is not.
• Josh doesn't drink alcohol. Christy does.
• Christy is super organized. Josh, not so much.
We call St Bernard, just outside of Cincinnati Oh, home. We live in a 120+ year old victorian with our 5 lb, thirteen year old yorkie, Lily, and our baby boy, Milo.
When we're not spending time with really amazing couples on their wedding days, we spend our free time traveling as much as we can, renovating properties in our neighboring town of Elmwood (currently working on building #3!), being studio owners of Locust + Vine our rental space designed for photographers, and soaking up all the baby snuggles, laughter, and craziness after becoming parents at the end of 2022. And yes, we're pretty much always busy lol. But we wouldn't have it any other way.
We find inspiration in
traveling, spending time with loved ones, music, art, interior design.
We started our photo biz! And shot a whopping 4 weddings our first year!
We purchased our first commercial property to make our dream studio. We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into, but eventually renovated the entire building! We're currently working on our 3rd property that will soon be our new office space!
At the end of 2012, Christy left her full-time job as a hair stylist to make a go at this dream.
We continued to grind over the next few years!
Josh left his job, after @15 years doing IT apple tech support, to join Christy full time.
We finally got married! After almost 11 years together. We eloped in Tulum, Mexico with our immediate families, then threw a huge party back home!
The year of Covid. The year we learned of our infertility diagnosis. The next few years were some of the hardest we would endure.
At the end of 2019, after years of hard work, we opened our rental studio space, Locust + Vine!!! We've continued to open additional spaces over the following few years after completing the building and are still expanding!
We became parents!! Our son, Milo Anthony, is the most amazing blessing and we couldn't be happier. We're so incredibly grateful to have him in our lives, as well as to have an open adoption with his parents.
Still here. Still doing what we absolutely love!! And are just so damn thankful. We take on a limited number of weddings each year to provide our clients the best care, we have so much love for weddings, and the people it brings into our lives.
Life is good. <3
born + raised in harrison, oh.
From Josh about Christy : She's one of the smartest and hardest working people I know. She's the mom of the family and friend group. Everyone reaches out to her for advice. She's really organized when it comes to things like finances and work, but her closet is another story. She's been like a mom to her younger siblings for so long, she was instantly an amazing mom to Milo. Everyone that meets her wants to be her friend. And she does become friends with all of our couples, and gets so excited to be a part of their day.
LOVES: Target, reading, anything with peanut butter, sugar cookies, chapstick. (I have the worst dry skin. Ugh), salt & straw, documentaries.
raised in costa mesa, ca + norwood, oh.
From Christy about Josh: He's legitimately the nicest guy you will ever meet, and I'm not just saying that because I'm married to him. He's super funny, handy and can literally fix anything. He has the biggest heart, and sweet tooth ever. He's incredibly kind. He can be a bit quiet at first, but he's literally never met a stranger. He's laidback, a great cook (thank goodness, because I'm not.) He's vegetarian and won't even kill a bug. He's an amazing friend, an amazing dad, and just someone you'd love to have with you on your wedding day.
LOVES: sweet tea, busken smiley face cookies, headblade (if you're a bald dude, look into it), mexican food, graeters ice cream, art history.
AT A GLANCE
we love a good thrift or antique store
We're both the oldest child in our families. We've also both lost younger siblings so we know the pain of losing an immediate family member.
love nature, but also really love the city.
Live in a 120+ year old home in St bernard, oh. And our studio is located in elmwood, oh.
being real, telling people we love them because life is so so short, skyline chili, plants, traveling, new experiences.
staged moments, doing things you don't wanna do to make others happy, gold star chili (even though christy worked there throughout high school), rude mean people.
agree? we're probably a great fit.
Listen, you want to love your photographers work. But you also want to love them as people. And we feel the same about our clients. We want to feel a connection with you and make sure we are all a great fit. We try hard to share about ourselves on a personal level, so you know if you can get an idea of who we are and know if you want to connect with us.