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Category: Weddings

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

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 in 2018, but Liz and Brian have not. High...

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,...

Courtney and Keith's Wedding
A Masquerade with Michael Myers

There is just something about Halloween that makes a perfect wedding. Going into the 2018 season, we had one key date open…October 27. There was a reason for this, as we met Courtney and Keith at the Michaud’s Bridal Show and literally had instant chemistry. Their personalities, enthusiasm and charm were so appealing. When Courtney told me the wedding was going to be a masquerade theme, we were sold. There is literally too much to talk about,...

Angela and Kyle's Wedding
From Grill Side to Side by Side

Angela and Kyle met while working in the restaurant industry. Their grill side banter blossomed into a beautiful relationship, with Kyle now being the Executive Chef at The Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar, one of Cleveland’s most breathtaking and historic buildings. The backdrop for their wedding ceremony was also glorious, offering floor to ceiling grand windows and multiple vantage points. For their portrait session, I felt we needed a majestic...

Sara and Austin's Wedding
Old Cleveland… New Cleveland

This wedding had it all…an enthusiastic bridal party, perfect summer weather, classic locations, and a couple that radiates positive and loving energy. A recent graduate from medical school near Columbus (and where Austin is from), Dr. Sara brought her fiancé back home to say, “I do!” Our day began at the Old Stone Church, one of Cleveland’s oldest buildings. Photographer's are limited to photographing in the back of the church or the...