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Category: Weddings

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...

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,...

Kayla and Zack's Wedding
Prince Charming and a Puppy
Event Date 09/28/2018
Categories Weddings

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...

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,...

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
Event Date 07/07/2018
Categories Weddings

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...

Olivia & Derek's Wedding
All the Cleveland Fun and Then Some!
Event Date 11/17/2017
Categories Weddings

Being storytellers, it’s a little hard to describe in words how much we adored this wedding. As the saying goes, “you just had to be there.” From the moment the day started until the last dance, the enjoyment was non-stop. Olivia and Derek are more than just clients to us, they became true friends. The day began with a majestic service at St. Vitus Catholic Church, without a doubt one of the most breathtaking churches in the city. The couple...

Katie & Justin's Wedding
A Cross-Fit Connection
Event Date 09/02/2017
Categories Weddings

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...