Kent State Performing Arts Center Wedding Photos | Jake & Andreina at the KSU PAC
I already knew the Kent State University Performing Arts Center was modern, beautiful, and a great venue for a wedding. However, what I found out for Andreina and Jake’s wedding was that the KSU PAC is also most likely the best venue for a rainy Ohio fall day in terms of quantity and quality of light! It was wonderful to use the modern, bright, and open spaces inside the PAC for natural light photographs throughout the first look and portraits! White and silver finishes abound, with some rich wood and metal textures sprinkled throughout. This made for an incredible backdrop especially when the weather was less than ideal.
Andreina’s Jenny Yoo wedding dress was absolutely stunning, and she looked incredible. Making bridal portraits was a joy with the light, dress, florals, and beautiful bride coming together so wonderfully. I was so happy to find that I had plenty of light to shoot medium format color film indoors, and the results speak for themselves! The ceremony was beautiful as well. The auditorium at the PAC is great, and the crew did a wonderful job with decor and lighting.
Andreina and Jake grew up in the Tuscarawas County area and then relocated to the heart of the Bourbon Trail, so they brought some great bourbon along with them as well. Jake’s private bottle was Willett Pot Still Reserve from the Willett Distillery located in Bardstown, KY. They also served Eagle Rare from the Buffalo Trace Distillery at the reception. When couples can incorporate a unique touch that aligns with their own interests and even their local area, it’s always a big win! It was a joy to photograph a wedding at the Performing Arts Center, and I hope to be back soon!
Congratulations Jake and Andreina, and thank you for trusting me to photograph your wedding!
Venue – The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas
Jenny Yoo Gown – Twirl Boutique Lexington
Hair – Amber Steineck – Shear Attitude
Makeup – Rig & Co. Berlin
Photography – Tyler Rippel
Cake & Pastry – Cupcakes by Anna
Catering – Benson’s Market & Catering
DJ and Photo Booth – Digital DJs
Hasselblad H1 + 100mm 2.2, Kodak Portra 400 + Ilford HP5+ film, FIND lab.
Digital photographs matched to Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford film with Mastin Labs.