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Category: Weddings

Jessica and Scott's Wedding
A Timeline Twist

A Music Box Supper Club Wedding Jessica and Scott are such a cool and alluring couple. When I first met them, I was so impressed how they did not want a typical wedding. After sharing their vows, they desired to spend substantial time with their friends and family right away to commemorate their day, so literally everyone could enjoy every minute. Most of the portraits would then be taken during golden hour lighting, when the sun is lower in the...

Richelle and Karl's Wedding
Rain On Your Wedding Day? No Worries.

A Wedding Reception at Woodside Event Center in Broadview Hts Richelle and Karl are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Their kindness just radiates. We have shared many treasured moments with them the last two years, including their 2018 engagement session (click here to view the blog). So, the last thing we wanted on their wedding day was a steady rain, but as we discuss at every wedding consultation, it is vital to have an...

Christina and Andre's Wedding
A Blessing at Peacock Ridge
Event Date 07/21/2018
Categories Weddings

Peacock Ridge, in North Lawrence, Ohio, is a fairly new venue that has grown drastically in popularity, and for good reasons. With the quaint barn, elegant lake altar, and sweeping landscape views, it has become a favorite venue of mine, with a few more weddings slated in the next year. Christina and Andre were a referral from a past couple of mine, and I instantly had a great connection with them. Their fun-loving personalities and genuine smiles...

Grace and Peter's Wedding
February in the Flats

We initially met Grace and Peter at Jessica and Mark’s 2017 wedding.  Jessica and Grace are cousins, so it was delightful for us to be surrounded by family and friends. It’s uncommon for a Cleveland February to provide such epic outdoor backdrops for our couples, but Grace and Peter’s day was nothing short of stunning and the weather was unseasonably warm.   Grace’s elegant lace dress mesmerized Peter at St. Charles Borromeo Church in...

Meagan and Nick's Wedding
Holiday Elegance

Walking into the bridal suite at the Renaissance Hotel, we were immediately greeted by smiles and hugs from Meagan’s mom and the bridesmaids. Meagan was wrapping up her make-up and had a permanent smile. She was so relaxed, truly ready to enjoy every second of her wedding day. This was going to be a great day! Meagan and Nick share a romance that’s honestly palpable. The sincerity and passion of their first look reveal at the Cleveland Public...

Katie & Justin's Wedding
A Cross-Fit Connection

Katie and Justin are proof that typical proposals don’t have to be the norm. As their workout run came to a finish, Katie went inside the CrossFit gym, where they first met, only to find Justin on one knee asking her to marry him! She may not have had perfect makeup and manicured nails for her proposal, but their wedding was picture perfect. Katie’s sparkled tennis shoes set the tone for the day. Just look at the twinkle in her eyes and...

Kayla and Zack's Wedding
Prince Charming and a Puppy

The Hyatt Regency in Cleveland’s Old Arcade was the setting for Kayla and Zack’s elegant wedding, and it started with a huge surprise. Kayla opened a letter from Zach revealing there would be a new addition to the family upon return from their honeymoon…a golden retriever puppy. Yes, this was going to be a great day! Having meet Zack at a previous wedding, and starting the season off with a late winter engagement session, I became very...

Liz and Brian's Wedding
NYE in the CLE

A Wedding at St. Basil Church in Brecksville As we get ready to ring in the new year, I wanted to revisit the two-year anniversary of Liz and Brian, and their immaculate New Year’s Eve wedding. Anyone who knows Liz and Brian will tell you they are one of the nicest and most genuine couples on earth. Their personalities and smiles transmit so easily, and they exemplify a “Rising Star” couple. You may find that you neglected your resolution...

Carrie and Kevin's Wedding
This One Time at Band Camp
Event Date 09/22/2018
Ceremony St. Mary's, Hudson
Portraits Western Reserve, Hudson
Reception Bertram Inn, Aurora
Categories Weddings

Music filled the air from beginning to end for Carrie and Kevin’s wedding, who now live in Nashville. The couple both attended Hudson High, but never knew each other. It wasn’t until after high school when they finally met, this one time at band camp. St. Mary’s Church was a magnificent display for their elegant ceremony, and Carrie’s attention to detail with her blue bottomed shoes, and pocketed dress. Close friends played vital roles,...