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Category: Engagements

Ashleigh and Devon's Engagement
A Partnership Formed 1,100 Miles Away

Engagement Photoshoot at Wade Lagoon and Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden Ashleigh grew up in Longview, Texas, while Devon grew up in Broadview Hts., Ohio. So, how did these two meet? After a family transfer to Ohio at the start of ninth grade, Ashleigh attended Padua High School. In 2014, they both met at their first jobs at Stancato’s, a local Italian restaurant. Love and commitment were born, as they have never dated anyone else, and they...

Charlotte and Damien's Engagement
Christmas Lights, Camera, Action!

Public Square Christmas Engagement Pictures I was originally scheduling a late autumn engagement photoshoot for Charlotte and Damien, but did not have many dates left until November, which can be a risky month. One day, Charlotte called me with a better idea. What if we spent an evening on Cleveland’s Public Square in December, with the background being strictly Christmas lights and displays? I loved it! Classy but casual, simple but splashy. A...

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...