Ellie and Taren

Wedding Date:   June 21, 2019

Their wedding day story, by Kathy Simindinger  ~  Lima Ohio Wedding Photographer 

Ellie and Taren are each well-known and admired in our community.  Individually they are amazing people and together they make an incredible couple. You do not have to spend too much time with them to discover that they definitely have something very special going on.   Seeing the look in their eyes for each other is proof of their special connection.  They share so much joy!

Ellie decided to do a “first look” with her dad and then with Taren.  I am a big fan of “first looks” for lots of reasons but being able to capture beautiful outdoor wedding photos before the ceremony is one of the best reasons.  It also allows the bride to share private intimate moments with her dad and her groom before the craziness of the day takes over.

When you are planning an outdoor wedding, you hope and pray that the weather will be sunny!  Having no rain or wind are always a plus.  Ellie and Taren had the best weather of the season for their amazing day.  They were blessed with sun, warmth and no wind!

They had gorgeous weather, a beautiful ceremony and a perfect wedding day!

Ellie’s hair:  Bailey Dackin

Ellie’s Make-up:   Abbie Houston

Getting ready location:  Jameson Manor

Wedding Ceremony:  St. Gerard’s Catholic Church Courtyard

Officiant:  Father Jim Szobonya, C.Ss.R., Pastor at St. Gerard’s

Reception:  UNOH Event Center

Wedding Décor:   Sandy Dackin (mom) and Sandy Dackin (Aunt)

Wedding Cake:   Sandy Dackin (mom)

 Flowers:  The Flower Loft

Photographer:   Kathy Simindinger Photography  (www.simindinger.com)

Second Photographer:  Joyce Honigford

D.J.s:  Tony Hammer and Brent Garver


It went like this……

Getting Ready at Jameson Manor


The Dress

Mom’s finishing touches

First-Look with Dad


First-Look with Taren


Portraits at Jameson Manor


The Wedding Party and Family



At St. Gerard’s ~ The Wedding Ceremony


At Gerard’s ~ After the Ceremony


The Reception at UNOH



  1. Tony

    July 11th, 2019 at 1:54 am

    It was an honor to be part of one of the most important days of your lives. The pictures are fantastic! Love you both!

  2. Sandy Dackin

    July 11th, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Beautifully done, Kathy! It was the most amazing day for two incredibly special people. Thanks again, for capturing it so well!

  3. Linda

    October 21st, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Good job with their wedding photos. Btw, I like the different blue bridesmaid dresses.

  4. Lauren

    October 21st, 2019 at 11:51 am

    What a great looking family! You captured them well.

  5. Sagari Lisoy

    October 21st, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Such a simple elegant wedding! The manor makes for such a beautiful backdrop and i am still swooning over these colours!!

  6. Alisha Cornett

    October 21st, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Love her wedding colors and bouquet. Congrats to the sweet couple!

  7. Gracie

    October 21st, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    I love the coordinating shades of blue. Not enough grooms go for color. Beautiful wedding!

  8. Alison

    October 21st, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Beautiful! Looks like such an amazing wedding!!

  9. Kristin

    October 21st, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    What a beautiful day!! You captured it so well!!

  10. Carol

    October 21st, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful photos! Looks like an amazing day! You captured it beautifully!

  11. wedding photographer cape cod

    October 28th, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    these are amazing!!


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