The Artists. 

We’re Chelsey & Jordan Barhorst – husband and wife worldwide wedding photographers and parents to the cutest little girl around. We’re Chip & Jo wannabe's, Settlers of Catan champions, coffee connoisseurs, cocktail crafters, and world travelers. But most importantly we're problem solvers, party people, and world-class photographers.

about us

CHELSEY BARHORST

The Boss. Obsessed with the beach, wine night with my girls, and shopping with an iced coffee in hand.

TYPE 7 – YOUR HYPE GIRL

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JORDAN BARHORST

Designer, Dad. Lover of bourbon, a good jacket & floral tie combo, and nerdy baseball statistics.

TYPE 9 – The CALM ONE

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Chelsey

I’m a lover of salty ocean air whipping the hair across my face with my toes deep in the sand. I love walking hand in hand with my love and my toddler on my hip, catching the streetcar and laughing until my stomach hurts. I love exploring new cities- walking and seeing new things until my feet hurt but my heart is full.

I have been called many things by our brides: hype girl, sorcerer, and honorary bridesmaid are among some of my favorites. What have I done to earn these nicknames? I’ve pinned veils, fixed hair and makeup, bustled dresses, and most importantly, I’ve captured some of the most intimate and romantic moments between our brides and grooms. I’ll be on my A-game on your wedding day. I’m a “doer” that isn’t afraid to get my hands dirty, all while telling a funny story and taking photographs soon to be framed on your wall. I can’t wait to work with you, be your Cincinnati wedding photographer and hopefully earn a new nickname to add to the list!

I don’t live life like the ordinary; I love to adventure. I love to see. I love to experience. And I love to do it with my family by my side.

jordan

My happy place is taking in a baseball game in a new city. It’s Googling the best bourbon bar near me, wherever I may be. It’s campfires and tents with Chelsey and Sawyer. It’s binge-listening to podcasts on the highway. And for the past few years, it’s been behind the camera during wedding days.

On your wedding day I’ll be a calming presence. I’ll joke with the groom while making sure he’s on time for the first look. I’ll be ready with the next lens I know Chelsey will need before she even needs it, and I’ll be watching out for any minute details that just need a little tweak to be perfect. I can’t wait to meet you!

I love capturing both the big and small moments on a wedding day–from the groom hugging his mom away from the crowd, to the bride walking down the aisle–so that you can cherish them for the rest of your life.

our philosophy

Weddings aren’t cookie cutter – there’s no one-size-fits-all experience that works for everyone.

That’s where we come in.

We have a unique approach to photography and we do this by thinking about what we, would like in a wedding photography experience. Our couples like feeling heard – so we make sure to listen to your ideas for your dream wedding, and help you execute them. We love working with people we know – so we’ll never be a stranger. We want you to be comfortable with us- not just strangers with fancy cameras. Our ultimate goal is to help you be as relaxed in front of the camera as possible to capture true emotion and the story of your love.

We’ll be sure you don’t lift a finger on your wedding day. We’ll work closely with your planners, coordinators, and other vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly. We’ll create a timeline with your planner that prioritizes spending time with each other while also getting the most out of your photography investment. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, stepping in to fix a bridesmaid’s hair, chase down a rogue family member for photos, and hold umbrellas for you in the rain. We’re more than wedding photographers – we’re here to serve you.

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When we opened up shop, we wanted to provide nothing but the most supportive, positive, and luxury photography experience Cincinnati had to offer. We do this by thinking about what we, as a couple, would like in a wedding photography experience. We like feeling heard – so we make sure to listen to your ideas for your dream wedding, and help you execute them. We like working with people we know – so we’ll never be a stranger. It’s our goal to be like a long lost friend or family member on your wedding day, not just strangers with fancy cameras. This extends to your family and friends as well – by the end of the night, we’ll all be on the floor dancing together.

Most importantly, we would want to be able to enjoy our day to the fullest – so we’ll be sure you don’t lift a finger on your wedding day. We’ll work with your planners, coordinators, family members, and other vendors to make sure everything runs smoothly. We’ll work with you to create a timeline that prioritizes spending time with each other while also getting the most out of your photography investment. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, stepping in to fix a bridesmaid’s hair, chase down a rogue family member for photos, and hold umbrellas for you in the rain. We’re more than wedding photographers – we’re your most important wedding tool.

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Hunter & Mckena stopped by our home for dinner, drinks, and to recount their C&J Experience!

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