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Alice & Noah – Cincinnati Engagement – Destination Wedding Photographer

I literally couldn’t wait for this weekend! I love traveling for my job so when Alice and Noah wanted to do their engagement shoot in Cincinnati, I jumped at the chance!

After a pretty long drive, we arrived at our hotel, where we met Alice & Noah. Our first stop was Smale Park near the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge. Alice & Noah’s outfits matched perfectly with the light blue bridge and beautiful park. We spent most of our time here because the amount of awesome spots to shoot were endless!

Alice wanted to go down the giant slide for a cute picture but in reality, she flew down it while Noah got stuck at the top. haha

My absolute favorite image of the day is the one at the beginning of this blog post. Those colors, that light and the grandeur of the scene were absolutely breathtaking!

Next, off we went to the Coffee Emporium to change outfits and do some sweet lifestyle photos of them drinking coffee and doing crossword puzzles. Snazzy coffee and a good puzzle are Alice & Noah’s happy place and you can totally see that in these adorable photos!

Noah is a geologist so naturally he brought some of his favorite minerals as props! This proved very helpful when it came to the ring shot. Love the purple against the yellow gold!


We hopped in car and drove over to the Findlay area for individual portraits. Of course the arch wasn’t lite up yet when we got there but that didn’t stop Noah from showing off his food baby. haha

A short 2 blocks later, we landed at Rhinegeist Brewery for our final outfit and night shots. This place was huge… it’s main floor is so large that they even use it for wedding receptions.  It has long picnic tables, corn hole boards and of course, amazing beer! You know I don’t care for beer but this place had the BEST cider beer. (just saying hehe)

After I got done drooling over this place,  Alice and Noah changed their clothes and we headed up to the rooftop to capture the sunset and Cincinnati skyline.

Alice & Noah got a pint of their favorite beers and then we focused on the beautiful sunset on the west side of the rooftop. I had my trusty lighting guy (aka my husband) who assisted me in capturing this unique lifestyle look with a punch of color. I love how it turned out. You don’t see images like this for an engagement shoot.

Last but not least, we walked over to the south side of the rooftop to get the skyline in the background of their last images. The skyline was much further away than I expected so I had to composite some of their shots so that you could see both them and the buildings. A little extra work but well worth it. What’s your favorite?

To see their full gallery, click here!

Photography: Sarah Sage Photography LLC

Lighting guy: Micky Sage 😉

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  1. Karen says:

    Wonderful pictures of two special people

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