Cincinnati's Best Husband & Wife Wedding Photographers

We’re Chelsey & Jordan Barhorst – husband and wife Cincinnati wedding photographers and parents to the cutest little girl around. We’re Chip & Jo wannabes, 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 a shopping with an iced coffee in hand.

TYPE 7 – THE 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, 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.

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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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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meet the team

A business is only as good as the team you build.

That's why we're the best in town.

As our business started growing and our lives started getting busier, it became abundantly clear that we weren't going to be able to serve every bride and groom that wanted us to be there on their big day. We started wracking our brains, trying to think of a way that we could provide the same world-class wedding photography experience without physically being there to capture the day in person. We believe so fully in the idea that we provide much more than photography on the wedding day. And yes, while elite photography skills were a requirement when building our team, we first wanted to find good humans with souls meant to serve.

We were SO HAPPY when our first two choices, Caitlin Sworden and Krystal Franke, were so enthusiastic about joining our team! Not only are these two fantastic photographers in their own right, but they also happen to be two of our best friends! Both Caitlin and Krystal run their own photography businesses, and both have photographed at weddings with us in the past. Both of them exude the kind of qualities necessary to delivery a Chelsey & Jordan level of experience to every wedding they shoot. Should either of them photograph your wedding, you will be in MORE than capable hands!

Photographer and Nurse. Can't live without a good book, iced coffee, and roadtripping to the mountains.

Hockey mom & Educator. My planner and a glass of white wine are always within reach.

CAITLIN SWORDEN

KRYSTAL FRANKE

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TYPE 6 – THE loyalist

TYPE 4 – The DREAMER

WHY ADD PHOTOGRAPHERS?

As our business started growing and our lives started getting busier, it became abundantly clear that we weren't going to be able to serve every bride and groom that wanted us to be there on their big day. We started wracking our brains, trying to think of a way that we could provide the same world-class wedding photography experience without physically being there to capture the day in person. We believe so fully in the idea that we provide much more than photography on the wedding day. And yes, while elite photography skills were a requirement when building our team, we first wanted to find good humans with souls meant to serve.

We were SO HAPPY when our first two choices, Caitlin Sworden and Krystal Franke, were so enthusiastic about joining our team! Not only are these two fantastic photographers in their own right, but they also happen to be two of our best friends! Both Caitlin and Krystal run their own photography businesses, and both have photographed at weddings with us in the past. Both of them exude the kind of qualities necessary to delivery a Chelsey & Jordan level of experience to every wedding they shoot. Should either of them photograph your wedding, you will be in MORE than capable hands!

Hockey mom & Educator. My planner and a glass of white wine are always within reach.

CAITLIN SWORDEN

TYPE 6 – THE ENTHUSIAST

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KRYSTAL FRANKE

TYPE 4 – The DREAMER

Photographer and Nurse. Can't live without a good book, iced coffee, and roadtripping to the mountains.

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caitlin

I am a happy mama of two and who spends her days dancing to "Let it Go" 20,000 times and carting my little hockey player around. At the end of a long day, I love to curl up on the couch with a glass of my favorite wine and watch all the movies with my husband. I live for the the mornings I get to go to Starbucks and get lost in my work!

Your wedding should feel as though the world has stopped for a moment in time for your new marriage is all that matters! I am so excited to build you up, capture your stunning love, and capture all the beautiful veil shots! I'm here to make sure that you have everything you need and make sure your wedding day is the day you always envisioned. I will get overly excited and love every single moment of your day! This is the day that you will remember for the rest of your life! 

My passion is in finding love in the small moments: the moments in between where you steal a glance and a kiss – the moments between just the two of you.

krystal

I’m a nurse, a dog mom, a wife and a mama to be. I’m part world traveler and part homebody. I have a restless soul that craves grand adventures and endless mountain tops. My husband truly is my better half and marriage is the greatest adventure of my life. I’m a creative at heart and my camera never leaves my side. I believe life is short, so the answer to cookie dough is always yes.

On your wedding day, I’m there to remind you about what your day is all about. While this day is just a frame in time, your marriage is for life. The adventure is only just beginning! I’m here to celebrate your joy, dance in your excitement and capture the love that’s all around you. I’ve shed countless tears behind my lens and cannot wait to capture the beauty of your day. Get ready, this is going to be one of the best days of your life!     


I believe the beauty of life is in the details. It's in the tiny moments of connection and the excitement of new beginnings. I believe love truly is the most beautiful thing in the world


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