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November 13, 2007

Jewel & Nijel: The Wedding

Filed under: Photography,Portraits,Weddings & Engagements — chantal @ 1:13 am

Every girl dreams of becoming a princess. And every princess wants her fairytale wedding, complete with Prince Charming, a full court, and a castle. Well, last month Jewel’s dream came true. She and Nijel were married at the beautiful Jeffry Mansion in pristine Bexley, Ohio. And a regal affair it was! Expertly coordinated by Deb Fraime of For You Event Consulting & Catering, this wedding was absolutely gorgeous! And Jewel was nothing less than stunning. The wedding took place in the late morning, and what started out as a crisp October morning, turned into a lovely autumn afternoon, with the sun shining, the bees buzzing, and smiles from ear to ear.

Having great pictures was really important to Jewel and Nijel, so they made a point of scheduling adequate time for that.  After the ceremony and reception, I was able to spend quite a chunk of time with them, both at a park where we shot some extra wedding party photos, and also back at Jeffry Mansion, where we wandered the grounds and captured some really beautiful moments.  I can not express how wonderful it was to have this extra time.  Whether its before the ceremony or afterwards, giving your photographer the time to create the images you’ve been dreaming of is so important! (***hint hint to future brides!!***)

To Jewel and Nijel: Thank you so much for letting me into your lives, to share and document your special day. Everyone was so warm and inviting, from very the beginning I felt like part of the family. I wish you nothing but the best of everything; I know God has a glorious plan for the both of you!

There were entirely too many awesome photos from this day, I had the most difficult time choosing which ones to share…but I managed, and here they are:


The Beautiful Princess Bride:


…with her Prince Charming


A few royal details:


Jewel and her Ladies having some fun:


The warm light in this little alcove was so inviting…


I tried a little alternative processing here, I really liked the result:


A private moment:



The full Court:




  1. I heard the email come through this morning, and I jumped out of bed to see what you had once again being able to create. Needless to say the first time I viewed the photo it was 2:00am, and I was unable to type my comments at that time. LOL!!!

    Chantal… What can I say, only two words can describe this…. TRULY AMAZING… You blow my mind with each and every photo that I see, the way you capture the emotions is just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for Jewel & Nijel, they are a very special couple, they made my job so easy, they were just AWESOME to work with as well.

    I wish you all much success in the future, and Chantal I look forward to working with you again.


    Deborah M.Fraime
    CEO/Event Coordinator
    “For You” Event Consulting & Catering Services, LLC

    Comment by Deb @ "For You" event Consulting & Catering — November 13, 2007 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  2. The Beautiful Princess Bride, what an amazing capture. All of them really. You really create wedding pictures that are memorable. Awesome work.

    Comment by DAVE ID — November 13, 2007 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  3. Beautiful!

    Comment by Heather — November 13, 2007 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  4. Really nice work Chantal. Wonderful. A good friend of mine actually put up a link for my wedding offer on her website. She sells decorative papers online. Many of her clients are soon-to be brides and others in the industry –

    Comment by shermancharles — November 13, 2007 @ 11:37 am | Reply

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    Comment by momma Ro — November 13, 2007 @ 1:10 pm | Reply

  6. The wedding pictures are simply beautiful. Deb Fraime did an excellent job, the table the cake…im speechless!!!

    Comment by Kim Sutton — November 21, 2007 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

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