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Category: Engagements

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...

Hannah and Alex's Engagement
Hometown Pride
Event Date 10/19/2018
Categories Engagements

Engagement Photoshoot in Downtown Willoughby, Ohio With Hannah and Alex’s wedding being two weeks away, I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on their engagement session last fall. I first met Hannah five years ago when she was the maid of honor at Morgan and Scott’s wedding. So, I was honored to receive a call from Hannah last year that she was engaged and wanted me to be the photographer for her big day. For their engagement...

Alexa and Alex's Engagement
A Highland High Reunion

Peninsula, Ohio Engagement Photoshoot From the moment we met Alexa and Alex, we knew they were our kind of couple. They are absolutely adorable! Alexa did not know it at the time, but as a Highland High School graduate, she was also hiring a wedding photographer who shared the same alma mater. We love nothing more than couples who are up for fun, and these two nailed it on their engagement session! From Alexa’s background in dancing, to Alex’s...