Lauren and Daniel flew in from San Francisco for a winter engagement session. It is always wonderful to get to know our couples and their personalities through an engagement session. When we show up for their wedding, it is like meeting up with friends! We started the shoot at Sagamore Hills. There had been a light dusting of snow the night before, which set the perfect winter scenery for photography. We then progressed to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, shooting around Brandywine Falls.
Congratulations Dustin and Danielle! I had the amazing privilege of photographing Dustin dropping down on one knee in the rain last night on New Year’s Eve. A few days before Dustin and I did some location scouting at the Sheraton and decided to use a private balcony over looking the falls and gorge of the Cuyahoga River. Their friends setup special lighting and photos help set the mood and memories. It was pouring the whole night as I waited outside for them (maybe like 10 minutes, but I was in my favorite Outdoor Research jacket). It was simply amazing! Hope to see you two soon!
Jordan and Matthew had a lovely engagement photography session at Edgewater Beach and Rocky River Metro Park. It was great to meld nature and cityscape for this down-to-earth couple.
Katie and Pete had a fantastic engagement session in downtown Cleveland. It was wonderful to match the sparkle of this couple with the fall color Cleveland’s architecture.
We had a wonderful engagement shoot with Jennifer and Jimmy at the University of Akron. During the shoot, we got to learn all about Jimmy’s current research project as well as hearing what Jennifer was up to at the bank.
It was really fun watching Jennifer and Jimmy talk about their university days, as they met at the University of Akron. They would talk about different buildings they had stayed in or had classes in.
Kyna and Vincent got married on a beautiful October day at Landoll’s Mohican Castle in Mohican Ohio. The ceremony and reception was sweet and meaningful to the couple.
Kyna and Vince first laid eyes on each other in the summer of 2011. Their best friends were in a relationship and made the introduction. There was a connection, but Kyna lived in Columbus and Vince lived in Sandusky. As the summer progressed, they talked and saw each other sparingly.
Dave and Jess had a beautiful ceremony at St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Parma, Ohio, followed by a lovely reception at St. Demetrio's Cultural Hall in Rocky River.
Dave and Jess met on St. Patrick’s Day at the University of Dayton. Jess was in town visiting a friend while Dave was attending the university. They discovered that they both lived in Cleveland and so thought that they would see each other over the summer.
Kaitlin and John had a terrific wedding at the Hynes Hill Convention Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Both Kaitlin and John love the outdoors and were pleased to celebrate their union together in the beautiful park.
Kaitlin and John met through a social activity and have spent their time since enjoying the outdoors and their Rhodesian Ridgeback dog, Arrow.
Kaitlin and Eric had a spectacular wedding at The Antrim 1844, a historic mansion in Taneytown, Maryland. On this twenty-four-acre estate, they celebrated their love and commitment to each other in the presence of friends and family.
Mindi and Andrew had an adventurous wedding in the rain and Landoll’s Mohican Castle! This couple met on a ride home from school in a friend’s car. They became close. A lot of life happened and now they are tremendously happy to be committing their lives to each other!
Maria and Jake had a delightful wedding at St. Albert the Great’s Church in North Royalton, Ohio followed by a great reception at the Columbia Ballroom in Columbia Station Ohio.
This couple met through a mutual friend, Julie. Julie and Jake grew up together and she introduced Maria and Jake at a tailgating party for a Brown’s Game. Both Maria and Jake are huge Brown’s fans and it is their favorite time of year. After only three months of dating, Maria’s dad became very sick and Jake stepped up, helping around the house. Maria says that Jake is such a blessing in both her life and her family’s. He took on a huge role after knowing her for only a couple of months. The two fell in love and are now married!
Jen and Matt are an adventurous couple and had a terrific wedding at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. They smiled through the rain and celebrated with friends and family!
Matt and Jen met at REI and started dating by going on bike rides. They had their first kiss in a hammock at Jen’s backyard in German Village. Jen and Matt continued to spend their time together traveling and enjoying the outdoors. They love to do pretty much anything outsie. From biking to rock climbing, kayaking to hiking, they are happy to live out the adventurous life. Of course, their dog Nigel joins them for most of their adventures!