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Category: Engagements

Chakira and Joshea's Engagement
Crisp Air and Brilliant Backgrounds
Event Date 11/04/2021
Categories Engagements

Berea, Ohio Engagement Pictures I was telling someone the other day how the weather has shifted over the years. As a child, I remember vibrant autumn colors by the second week of October, and often a light snowfall before Halloween. Fast forward, Octobers are getting warmer, and autumn waits until late October, and even early November to be on full display. Such was the case with Chakira and Joshea’s engagement session, on a crisp, but colorful,...

Jen and Nick's Engagement
A Relationship Started on a Bet

Peninsula, Ohio Engagement Pictures As you may know, Peninsula, Ohio, is one of my favorite locations for photography. Regardless of the time of year, it provides many distinct and striking backdrops. This photoshoot, however, was particularly special as Nick and Jen grew up in the Peninsula area, and graduated from Woodridge High School. Their story began on the high school track team. Nick and Jen were flirting with each other towards the end...

Jessica and Miguel's Engagement
A Surprise Location

Kent, Ohio Engagement Photoshoot It was wonderful meeting Jessica and Miguel in person for their engagement session on October 16, 2020. We first met via FaceTime, just as the Covid shut down transpired. Immediately, even before the session started, we really connected and a delightful evening was developing. I have conducted many photoshoots in Kent, including outside Treno Ristorante, where we started and concluded the evening. But the...

Jessica and Drew's Engagement
From the Cedar Point Peninsula to…Peninsula

Peninsula, Ohio Engagement Pictures It’s no secret how much I love photographing portrait sessions in Peninsula, Ohio. Not only does it provide location diversity and natural textures, but it also photographs well during any month and season. Highlights include the towpath trail and the Everett Road Covered Bridge. So when Jessica and Drew needed a recommendation for their late November engagement session, there was no doubt where we were...

Marissa and Nick's Engagement
Cleve (Land That I Love)

Downtown Cleveland Engagement Photoshoot I absolutely love my job and all my couples. I have so many memories of meeting couples for the first time as strangers, but walking away extremely comfortable, and then becoming friends during the engagement session. Marissa and Nick illustrate this perfectly. In honor of their upcoming wedding, I wanted to post some highlights from their engagement session last August. Nick and Marissa have a real...

Mallory and Michael's Engagement
Berea, Ohio…Nature’s Hidden Gem
Event Date 07/31/2019
Categories Engagements

Berea, Ohio Engagement Photoshoot I get asked many times about the best photography locations in Northeast Ohio, and without thinking, Berea would be on my top-3 list. For engagement sessions, I love starting at the Berea Falls Overlook. With its old stone train bridge, giant boulders, waterfalls and rapids, it resembles a mountain ravine. Follow that up with Coe Lake, a very clean and accessible park with pathways, bridges, and a spectacular...