Category Archives: Engagements

Friday Q+A | Just Engagement Photography?

Opening-Cleveland-Wedding-Photographer-08It’s FRIDAY!!!!! Ok, so I might be a little excited!

We have big plans for the weekend, plans like: 1) Paint priming the office, 2) Organizing the laundry room, and 3) Laundry. Thrilled we are [said with dead-pan inflection]. But seriously, we are looking forward to the weekend, not only because it provides an opportunity for us to work on some house projects, but also because we really do get some more R&R and togetherness!

This is a first ever Friday Q+A and we wanted to answer a questions we sometimes get from prospective clients: “Can I hire you for JUST an engagement session?” We have struggled with this question for some time, and the answer came down to…

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Favorite Engagement Shots 2012

Opening-Wedding-PhotographerWe love engagement sessions with our couples! It’s just so awesome to relax, get to know our brides and grooms BEFORE their big day! (a day that can be, lets face it, stressful sometimes) To have the opportunity to talk, laugh, share with and photograph these amazing people is truly one of greatest pleasures in our life! PLUS we always walk away from an engagement session grateful to have the opportunity to document their love in a more casual setting. The engagement session really provides each couple with an opportunity to practice what it will be like together in front of our camera to give them CONFIDENCE on their big day! Plus, it’s great to have these images to decorate your home with. SO MANY of our couples mention that these are the only quality images they have of themselves together.

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Cari & Jesse | Engaged

Engaged-Cleveland-Wedding-Photographers35We were so happy to shoot the engagement session of one of my VERY BEST friends! Cari and I have known each other for eight years, but she’s one of those people you think you have known your whole life. We toured Italy together in 2009 and it was a blast! Shortly after that, I met Nathan and now she has met her Prince Charming! Cari and Jesse braved the cold and wind of a typical January day for this session. What was not so typical was the sun! We were so grateful that it decided to shine for part of the shoot. It may not have been warm… but it looks warm! We had a great time wandering the campus and streets of downtown Wooster!

Nathan and I cannot wait until we get to celebrate with them in May at their wedding! Not only are we the photographers… I am also helping with all the decor! This is the first wedding in which I will be involved in the decorating AND photography! I am so excited about putting things together, to not only make their day as fabulous as they are, but also having the opportunity to photograph what I designed! It’s going to be SO GREAT! I am excited about posting more about the style and theme of Cari and Jesse’s wedding in the future of this blog – but until then – here’s the a peek at how awesome they are together!

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Brian + Jade | Engaged

brian_JadeFarmland, forest, and camping set the theme for Brian + Jade’s lovely engagement session! We walked the expanse of Allerdale Park, stopping along the way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and peaceful scenes… oh, and taking a few photos too!

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Jake + Lindsay | Engaged

jake_LindsayI cannot even express how much we enjoyed working with Jake and Lindsay! They are the dearest couple EVER! Not only do they look GORGeous together, but they are an absolute joy to photograph.. naturals… perfect naturals! We had a beautiful evening for the shoot which began at the Cleveland Museum of Art, (a new favorite location!

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Dan + Trista | Engaged

dan_tristaIt was last fall that Trista contacted me and booked their wedding without having met Nathan or I (I love referrals from friends! Thanks Christa!) The theme for their October 2012 wedding was to be a masquerade! I was SUPER EXCITED to hear their theme and I am still excited when I think about their wedding. It’s going to be GORGEOUS!

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Tyler + Megan | Engaged

tyler_meganI was getting excited before I even finished reading Megan’s email a couple months ago: “We’re looking for engagement photography in downtown Cleveland.” We LOVE to shoot downtown! Endless backdrops and settings for great photos are everywhere! This shoot proves my point. Take a look!

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Dan + Katie | Engaged

dan_katieDan and Katie are one of the most adorable couples I have ever photographed! Ever since our first meeting last year I knew we were going to have a great time getting pictures taken! Katie was full of fun ideas that included paper flowers and bubblegum (as you can see from the images below.)

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Mike + Katy | Engaged

mike_katy2I love Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens! So when Katy told me she wanted her engagement photography taken there I was ecstatic! It is absolutely one of my very favorite place to shoot in Akron. The reason they chose this beautiful location is because it fits beautifully with their Jane Austin themed wedding next June. We started out in a sunny, but very windy environment – dodging a couple weddings they were hosting on the grounds, getting as many fabulous shots of Mike and Katy as we could.

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Josh + Renee | Engaged

josh_renee2These two wonderful people were incredible to photograph! I am so tickled about their wedding next June I can hardly stand it! Not only was it a GORGEOUS day, Josh and Renée were the most fun-loving and easy-going couple! Nathan and I had a blast hanging out with them for the evening, we also got loads of gorgeous shots of their love and togetherness.

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