Angela & Matt | Pittsburgh Engagement

Angela_Matt_000a_WEBWe had been looking forward to Angela and Matt’s Pittsburgh engagement session all summer! Angela booked us over a year ago and had been avidly following us since! Not only were we excited to meet these two and photograph them together, but driving to Pittsburgh provided, for us a much needed day retreat as a couple! We did a little shopping, visited Amanda’s sister, and stayed at the best little bed and breakfast we have ever seen! It was wonderful!

… and so were Angela and Matt; wonderful, that is. They truly are perfect for each other and totally ROCKED their engagement session! It was so nice to hang out with them, and get to know…

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Abbey & Andrew | Warren Ohio Engagement

Warren Ohio Engagement photosAbbey and Andrew call Warren Ohio home so that was the obvious choice for our engagement session. Warren offers some beautiful old architecture and landscaped gardens near it’s downtown square.

Abbey first met Andrew while playing volleyball and they still play together! It wasn’t long before they knew they were meant for each other and started planning for “I do’s.” It’s clear to see that Abbey and Andrew are a great match!

We had a great time getting to know them and their handsome labradoodle…

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Amanda & Jeff | Adventures on the Gorge Wedding

Amanda_Jeff_Blog001a_WEBAdventures on the Gorge was one of the most beautiful locations we have ever photographed a wedding! Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, and boasting breathtaking vistas, it was a perfect spot for a marriage celebration! We were so glad that Amanda and Jeff choose the same place he popped the question, to be the venue they would exchanged “I do’s.”

Amanda is a brilliant doctor who has a passion for people’s health and natural wellness. I first met her a few years ago when we each had booths at the county fair across the isle from one another. Along with her brother Tim, Amanda was promoting their new business, Whole Body Health; answering health related questions and giving massages. Nathan and I were at the fair to raise awareness for our then, newly rebranded studio. Amanda and I exchanged casual conversation and discussed each other’s passions.

Fast forward months later and Amanda (the photographer) needed some serious help from Amanda (the doctor). Five months pregnant with severe migraines, we went to Whole Body Health for treatment, thankfully to discover other long unidentified…

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Aleks & Rob | Peninsula Ohio Engagement

Aleks_Rob_010_WEBMeet Aleks and Rob! This lovely couple were troopers as we photographed their Peninsula Ohio engagement session in some of the hottest and stickiest weather this summer! We all needed to hop back into our cars for a blast of air conditioning before the next location! In spite of the heat our session turned out great!

We have photographed many times in the lovely town of Peninsula, and every time we do, there is always more to explore and places to discover! From the nature trail to the quaint village buildings, it seems to never end. We usually have to stop because it’s getting too dark! Aleks and Rob were…

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Amber & Nick | Cuyahoga Falls Wedding

Amber_Nick_Blog000a_WEBAmber and Nick’s wedding day was exquisitely beautiful! Even the weather cooperated, with not a cloud in the sky as we drove up to the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls for what would be a most elegant wedding! Amber and Nick were very flexible when it came time for portraits! In spite of mid-day heat we were able to spend a good bit of time outside for some great portraits! Again, during dinner, we caught some sweet light, as horizon and sun kissed goodnight! It was magical, and we are so glad they wanted to take time, and a little walking, for those moments they will now have forever!

We all know how most brides take on a fair bit of the planning and detail execution, of which Amber did it quite well. However I was quite impressed how our groom lent a creative hand with a particular detail. An artist himself, Nick hand engraved leather knife sheaths for each of his groomsmen (see photo below)! Each and every gorgeous detail showed much thought and creativity by Amber and many others (scroll to the end of post for links to the talented team of florists and designers who helped make the day a reality). We love documenting days like this…

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Samantha & Brett | Holden Arboretum Wedding

Pine Ridge Country Club WeddingEvery wedding we photograph involves two beautiful people committing themselves to one another surrounded by family and friends. This alone is a special thing we get to observe nearly every weekend, but it was especially true of Samantha and Brett’s Pine Ridge Country Club wedding celebration! These two beautiful people meant a lot to a lot of people! It was truly a day set aside to celebrate, not only Samantha and Brett’s relationship, but their relationship with all of their family and friends too!

Samantha and Brett had been friends for awhile in school before it occurred to them, much later, that they were meant to be together. Their friendship over time grew, not just romantic, but also deeply secure, like two old souls together. Much the same as two wanderers who find their home in one another.

From the intimate ceremony at Holden Arboretum to the sparkler exit from Pine Ridge Country Club, I don’t think I once saw Sam’s face without a beaming smile! You can tell in every images, they are overjoyed to be together. This is something that we love to capture…

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Jenny & Adam | Assumption Hall Youngstown Ohio Wedding

Jenny_Adam_000a_blog_WEBOur friends Jenny and Adam just got married at Assumption Hall in Youngstown! Of course, we weren’t friends before we met to talk about photography…. but now we are. They were even so thoughtful to give our soon-to-arrive baby girl two of the cutest little outfits! You see, when we met met them in Cleveland last Fall for their engagement session, Amanda was 8 months pregnant! By the way, our little girl arrived early this year and we are adjusting well to a family of four. More on that another time!

Back to this celebration. The wedding was beautiful! Jenny rocked her J. Alexander gown! As it happened, Rain did decide to attend this party and wouldn’t leave! It drizzled all day, but our fabulous backup location, the Butler Art Museum, was probably the best choice! Those grand pillars make such a dramatic image and we love looking for creative ways to use them in a photo. The architecture was a perfect compliment to the romantic couple!

And then there were cookies. Cookies are a thing in Youngstown, and if you’re getting married, tables piled high with with cookies are the norm…

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JoEllen & Matt | Thorncreek Winery Aurora Ohio Wedding

Thorncreek Winery Aurora Ohio Wedding Ever since their beautiful engagement session at Beckwith’s Orchard last fall, we’ve looked forward to this wedding!

To say Matt chased JoEllen, would be both literal and metaphorically true. Signing up to run a half marathon together seems to me, the perfect test before a commitment of marriage! Not being quite as “into” such an endeavor as she, Matt committed to the race because it was important to JoEllen. A great way to develop a relationship, if you ask us! And it seems JoEllen thought so too.

Ceremony day was hot with a chance of thunderstorm, but no matter how humid it was, JoEllen and Matt both looked fabulous the entire day! It was more than the makeup and hair gel… it was how comfortable they were in each others arms. Their genuine smiles when they glanced each other’s way. Those moments of “coming home” to each other and finishing the engagement “race” together. This day was a celebration of all that, and the beginning of much more.

It was truly a beautifully perfect day for you both and we were honored…

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Shannon & Brian | Kent State Engagement

Kent State EngagementThere’s a story about a random meeting and box of pizza that first connected these two on the Kent State campus. That was just the beginning of what would later become a great friendship! Soon they’ll exchange “I dos.”

We frequently shoot around the Kent State campus, but is was especially vibrant the evening of our session with Shannon and Brain! It could have been wet and dreary and we still would have felt cozy with them! They had this infections connection throughout our session. In spite of a little “admitted” camera nerves, they seemed SO comfortable in their skin and “at home” together…

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Allyse and Jon | Akron Ohio and Happy Days Lodge Wedding

Allyse_Jon_001_blog_WEBIf I were to describe Allyse and Jon in one word, it would be happiness! They were truly beaming whenever they were together! From the start of the day in Akron Ohio to the festive reception at Happy Days Lodge they were in each other’s arms! Weddings can be intense, but when you’re spending your day with a couple like Allyse and Jon, you can’t help but benefit by it! Even with the intense heat of the day, and humidity that seemed to be 150%, just being in Allyse and Jon’s company melted away any adversity!

In spite of the heat we were able to spend time outside getting some fabulous couple portraits and wedding party photos. We even grabbed a few sunset portraits before the day ended. Allyse and Jon were so easy to photograph and are a striking pair!

Muted pastels and gray looked fantastic on the wedding party! Shout-out to Amy at the Bouquet Studio who rocked the florals for the day! The Happy Days Lodge was truly transformed by the fine floral artistry (check out the photos below). We particularly liked the combination of orchid, roses, and peonies…

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