Marietta, Ohio Wedding | St. John the Baptist Catholic Church


Marietta, Ohio 2020 Wedding
Marietta, Ohio Wedding

Friday I packed my bags and jumped on a plane to Marietta, Ohio for Hope and Brenden’s wedding at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. You might remember Hope and Brenden from their beautiful engagement session last winter. We had a beautiful snowfall that created the most dreamy images. Living in Georgia now, I often miss the snow and photographing in it, so it was a treat to photograph such a beautiful couple while it was snowing. 

Not only are Hope and Brenden a beautiful couple, they are also the kindest, sweetest, joyful, caring, and most thoughtful. They met through mutual friends in high school and instantly felt a connection. Hope and Brenden spent a lot of time with one another becoming great friends which led to their sweet relationship. 

Hope told me that she knew Brenden was the one soon after they met, but it was solidified when one Sunday he showed up to mass and sat right next to her. He constantly blew her away and went above and beyond for her. 

When it came time for the proposal, Brenden saved up and booked a flight to Paris where Hope would be for a day on a travel abroad trip. He asked someone to take a picture of them, got down on one knee, and asked Hope to be his wife. 

Two years later, Hope and Brenden stood together, hand-in-hand, in front of God and their family and friends, and said “I do.” They had the most stunning ceremony in the beautiful St. John the Baptist Catholic Church that Hope grew up attending. Their wedding was perfect from the friends and family that were gathered around them to the beautiful details they planned. 

Hope and Brenden, from the moment I’ve met you both, Jesus’s love and joy burst through you. You both are so kind, loving, fun, and beautiful from the inside out. I love the way you love your family and friends and treat strangers like they are family. I hope you love your photos as much as I loved taking them, and every time you see them, they help you to re-live your magical wedding day over and over again. Congratulations on your new adventure together! It was a blessing to document your wedding day and watch you two dedicate your lives to each other with God. 

Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding
Marietta, Ohio wedding

The Creative Team

Ceremony: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Reception: Marietta Shrine Club

Videographer: Logan Fouss

DJ: DJ Associates

Florist: A Unique Flower Shop

Hair Stylists & Makeup Artist: Friends of Bride

Bridal Dress: Abbott’s Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade

Cake: Village Cakery

Catering: Theo’s Catering

Bridesmaids Dresses: Abbot’s Bridal (Mori Lee)

Groom Attire: Men’s Warehouse

  1. Hope Harra says:

    MONICA WHERE DO I BEGIN?? Thank you for being such a beautiful soul inside and out!! You have been such an amazing and dear friend from the moment we met years ago. You inspire me every day with your work ethic and positivity! I am in awe of your talent!!! I could not be happier to have these moments captured by such an amazing photographer and friend! Brenden and I are so blessed to know you and so thankful for you!!! I love all the pictures so so much!!!

    • Monica Ebbing says:

      Oh my goodness Hope, you are the sweetest!! Thank you SO much for asking me to be apart of your day! You two are the most amazing people and I couldn’t have been more blessed to capture these moments for you!!!

  2. Ashley Canterbury says:

    These are so Gorgeous!! I love this couple with all my heart!! It a was a beautiful wedding that I was honored to be a part of!

  3. Katrina Schwendeman says:

    Monica these are amazing! Everything is so beautiful in these 😊

  4. Robin Schilling says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! You did such an amazing job! I appreciate the hours you spent from the beginning to the end capturing all the precious moments with our family and friends on our special day!…Much Love ! …God Bless you always! ❤️

  5. Caitlin says:

    These pictures are stunning!! Love!!

  6. Kayla Wilson says:

    Such gorgeous photos! It was a beautiful day! Congrats to the Harras!!

  7. Nicole Newman says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures of a wonderful day!

  8. Taylor Hilverding says:

    These pictures are so amazing Monica!! Thank you for capturing this special day!

  9. Alli says:

    Wow!!! 😍 These pictures are beautiful. And, that article was so nicely written. Hope and Brendan are two very special people.

  10. Megan says:

    You did an amazing job for Hope and Brenden’s wedding!! It was a wonderful day 💗

  11. Melissa Hesson says:

    Such a beautiful wedding! Everything was just perfect from the church to the venue!
    Hope and Brenden are the most gorgeous couple and I wish them a life time of happiness. ❤️
    Great photography!

  12. Kendra zbinovec says:

    So blessed and honored to be included on this special day!!! The pics are absolutely gorgeous and y’all are so sweet!

  13. Sydney Bailey says:

    I don’t know what my favorite part about all of these are. Obviously Hope but those flowers and the beautiful moments captured in stunning photos. These are perfect!

  14. Corynne Swift says:

    These photos are stunning 😍, what a beautiful couple!!!!

  15. Julia says:

    The most amazing photos to capture this day forever <3

  16. Ning Vorasane says:

    Such a gorgeous wedding and gorgeous couple!!! Love these photos! ❤️

  17. Taylor says:

    So so beautiful wow!!

  18. Maggie Thiessen says:

    These photos turned out beautiful Monica!
    Hope and Brenden, I am so happy to be friends with you both. This was such a special day and I am honored to have celebrated it with you!

  19. Cierra Simmons says:

    I am blown away! These photos are absolutely stunning and so are the beautiful couple. Your love radiates in these photographs. Congratulations!

  20. Olivia Patterson says:

    Monica the photos are absolutely STUNNING! I love the bride and groom with all my heart. They deserve the best and you gave them that and more with these beautiful photos that they will have forever.
    Thank you!

  21. Ashley says:

    These pictures are amazing! Such a beautiful couple and day! Congrats to the Harra’s! ❤️

  22. Laura K says:

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful! It was a perfect day for a wedding!

  23. Michelle O'Connor says:

    These photos are STUNNING! What a beautiful day to celebrate Hope and Brenden! I am so lucky to have been present on this day and I can not wait to see the rest of the photos Monica took!

  24. Sara Schilling says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple. Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Much Love an Happiness.

  25. Sue Green says:

    The pictures are wonderful! Beautiful bride! Beautiful wedding! The pictures capture all of it! Thank you!

  26. Terri says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  27. Melinda Harra says:

    Absolutely stunning ! Beautiful pictures!

  28. Love it 😍😍😍 So much love and such vibrant colors!

  29. Randy Schilling says:

    Such a wonderful job ❤️😍 love all the pictures!!
    I am amazed that how wonderful these moments were captured. Such a blessing to have your talents at our daughter and son in law’s wedding 💕

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I'm Monica, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Georgia! I believe whole heartedly in marriage and your love connection, not just a pretty wedding day. My heart is to serve you to the fullest.