Rebecca & Steve | Peninsula Ohio Engagement

Peninsula Ohio Engagement photos Nestled along Ohio’s iconic Towpath Trail is the lovely village of Peninsula Ohio. There are so many quaint little shops, great food, as well as a charming train station, and all all within a few minutes walking distance! Of course, we were super thrilled when Rebecca and Steve expressed their desire to have their engagement pictures taken there! It was rather cool and overcast, but colorful backdrops abounded as we meandered through town and trails.

Rebecca and Steve’s story, from first message to ring, was evidence they couldn’t be more perfect for each other! They would say that God led them to one another and we’d have to agree! Their deep admiration…

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Jennifer & Ryan | Brookside Farm Wedding

Brookside Farm Wedding canton ohioWe knew we loved these two the minute we met them! They are so light-hearted and fun! We had a lot in common too, like our love for travel, and being ultra passionate about details … even to a fault. So naturally we were thrilled when they booked their beautiful Brookside Farm wedding with us!

Jennifer KNEW the minute she met Ryan, that he was the one! When Ryan finally came around, he decided they were meant to be together too! Thus it began, building a life together, planning this gorgeous wedding, and doting on their adorable little pooches! (whom we met during their engagement session this summer!)

Jennifer’s dress was simply stunning, and a perfect compliment to the autumn pallet of her wedding’s colors! Each detail showcased Jen’s style and was well worth all the time and effort she put into them. From a popcorn table and cigar bar to a huge selection of delicious home made deserts everything was perfect! Oh! And I must mention the chandeliers! *gush* how I love them! What an elegant and romantic to way to set the tone of the entire celebration…

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JoEllen & Matt | Beckwith Apple Orchard Engagement

JoEllen_Matt001_WEBThese two are just adorable together! We loved getting to know them a little more before their wedding next year!

At the beginning of their session, they admitted to me that they were slightly nervous! It’s extremely good for me to remember, that even though I photograph couples frequently, they aren’t used to being in front of a camera all the time! Part of photography is helping people relax in front of the camera. I tend to do this by talking. I figure, if they are listen to what I am saying, maybe they won’t be so nervous. For JoEllen and Matt, they were looking relaxed and natural in no time! It certainly wasn’t hard to see that they are very much in love. In fact, their…

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Amber & Nick | Hinckley Lake Engagement

Amber_Nick_002_WEBIt was so enjoyable getting acquainted with Amber and Nick, and their beautiful dog, Jubilee! Nathan often meets with clients, so I sometimes am meeting our couples during their engagement session for the first time. That’s just another reason I love getting together with each of our couples to take some portraits BEFORE the wedding, not only to meet them for the first time, but also to “break the ice” in what it’s like in front of our cameras. Plus, look how CUTE! These portraits are begging for a wall collage! Amber and Nick are making our blog look GOOD!

This time of year, the weather is always a little sketchy. We’ve already had…

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Amanda & Rick | Zoar Village Engagement

Amanda_Rick_000_WEBIf you’re looking for beautifully quaint location for a evening out, or a day trip to take in some historical landmarks, visit Zoar Village! it was the first time Nathan and I had ever been to this Germanic early American village. It was truly beautiful. For a history bough like me, I was in loving every minute of the old village, with its early American architecture and plaques of fascinating information everywhere!

We met Amanda and Rick at a fabulous local tavern that has been operating since 1909! Since the evening was gorgeous, we enjoyed a lovely alfresco dinner before the shoot. Over dinner, creative wedding details began to flow…

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Jennifer & Ryan | Brookside Farm Engagement

Jen_Ryan_Engaged003_WEBI love it when we meet a couple, and it’s like we’re old friends from the start! That’s how it was for our e-session with Jen and Ryan! They were so natural together as you can see in these photos! Both Jennifer and Ryan work in the healthcare industry and have soft spot for small canines!

We started shooting on the beautiful grounds of Brookside Farms to show off our couple’s fun and casual side. These included family portraits with the dogs, whom even posed for a few shots, adding lots of adorableness to our session! The combination of rural landscape, lovely couple and beautiful summer weather made for a perfect photo setting, but this was only the first half…

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Tawni & Derrick | Stambaugh Auditorium Wedding

Stambaugh_Auditorium_Wedding000 Tawni and Derrick’s elegant black tie wedding at Stambaugh Auditorium was truly the “best party in town!” Every detail was flawlessly planned and pieced together by an amazing team of planners and designers! The end result was a true masterpiece, and perfect celebration of Tawni and Derrick’s future together!

Even more than the decor, close-knit family, and wonderful friends surrounding them, Tawni and Derrick’s love from its beginning, to this day, glowed as the true masterpiece, and it was easy to celebrate with them… their happiness was, and is, contagious.

I will never forget the day Nathan and I met Tawni and Derrick for the first time last summer. They were (are) ambitious and fun-loving, but also, easily adoring toward each other! Westminster campus turned out to be a perfect engagement session location for all the memories that place holds for them! We took our time taking pictures, and loved every location on the campus that Tawni and Derrick recommend!

As the story was told, our lovely couple was matched for a party date…

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Christine & RJ | Thorncreek Winery Wedding

Thorncreek Winery WeddingWe loved every minute of this beautiful wedding! Knowing the kind-hearted, talented team that Christine and RJ had brought together, only heightened our anticipation of this not-to-miss celebration! The day didn’t disappoint with perfect blue skies and cloudless sunshine! So bright it was that Christine took to carrying our white umbrella for some personal shade. There really wasn’t a cloud in the sky!

All the details merged perfectly thanks to RJ’s meticulous care of the schedule and excellent communication! We began getting-ready photos around the corner at the Bertram Inn and then made our way to ThornCreek for the first look and pictures before the ceremony began!

There were so many tears and laughter! At the first look RJ couldn’t help but shed a few at the sight of gorgeous Christine, and Christine teared up during the ceremony, causing my eyes to well-up and heavy sigh with a happy smile. Christine and RJ’s ceremony was every bit as moving as any that came from the bottom of two people’s hearts in love. With each vow, you could tell they were sealing their souls as one…

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Sarah & Brad | Ohio Farmstead Engagement

Country_Engagement_SB001_WEBRolling hills, endless fence-lines, and a century old barn, were the backdrops for our farmstead engagement session with Sarah and Brad.

This couple is laid-back, fun, and definitely in love! They balance and compliment one another well. Brad is a steady guy with outgoing personality and soft spot for his girl. Sarah is an expert in the world of horsemanship, with an adventurous side, but she couldn’t live without Brad! They call this rural community south of Youngstown, OH home. You can tell they aren’t afraid of hard work, and together they plan to carry that commitment into their own family…

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Kaitlin & Evan | Cleveland Botanical Gardens Wedding

Cleveland_Botanical_Gardens_Wedding_0_WEB_ It seems like I start every post with a blurb on the weather, but it does have a huge impact on the mode of our photos, and we do indeed LOVE sunshine! So on with the weather report….

Nathan and I started our drive to the Cleveland Botanical gardens in overcast skies and rain. We hopefully explored the forecast hoping for some good news. There was a 50% chance of rain until 6pm, after that, 20% chance. Our couple, Kaitlin and Evan, had schedule ceremony for 6pm and all the pictures afterward! YES! Hopefully, with Nathan and I’s general good luck when it comes to weather, we won’t have any untimely downpour… now to pray for a little sun. We weren’t disappointed, the sun came out as if it was in the schedule!

Their ceremony was just as rich and sweet as their love. They praised each other’s souls and sensitive spirits in heartfelt, beautiful vows! It is always an honor for us to witness such vows, and be reminded of the ones we made to each other just a few years ago!

Kaitlin and Evan met in high-school, and have been together ever since. Kaitlin and Evan have the sweetest love for each other! They both respect and are…

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