I love family weddings. I am so excited about Gina and Matt’s Cleveland wedding next July(and I am excited to attend as a guest!) Gina is my lovely niece so I will attend her special day on the other side of the camera. I knew Gina and Matt were moving soon so I wanted to create engagement photos for them that were ‘very Cleveland’.
Amanda and Ryan were both beaming. The wedding day had finally arrived and they were super excited to kick off their celebration. Every corner of their ceremony and reception space was filled with details that were so “them”. From Ryan’s love of the Cleveland Browns to Amanda’s love for pinball, every element was added to reflect their personalities and the life they will share together. It was a blast to photograph their wedding story.
Venue: Hilton Doubletree Cleveland, OH
Rain held off just enough on Megan and John’s wedding day to make it a perfect spring afternoon to get married. They selected Our Lady of Angels, a wonderful old Catholic church on Rocky River Drive in Cleveland for the ceremony to take place.Ceremony venue: Our Lady of Angels, Cleveland, Ohio, Reception venue: St. Clarence Pavillon, North Olmsted, Ohio, Caterer: Ahern Catering, Floral design: Al Wilhelmy Flowers, Video: TKarla Productions, Hair Stylist: Carmen Grapentine, Makeup Artist: Makeup by Madison, Urban Oasis, Cake design: Michael Angelo’s Bakery, Entertainment: Marino Brothers
Half the fun of being a wedding photographer is doing the engagement photo session. It is a good time for me to get to know the couple and and for the couple to get used to being in front of a camera. When Scott and Samantha invited me to come out to Scott’s family property in Garrettsville, I was treated to acres and acres of beautiful land to hike through and to take a few photos where they got engaged. Plus the bonus of meeting Chloe the dog!
Even though my first wedding of this year was back in February, when spring FINALLY arrives to Cleveland it feels like the big kick off to the wedding photography season. I was very excited to document Anna and Tim’s wedding day that began at St. Patrick’s in Ohio City.
Anna and Tim’s reception was held at Windows by the River. I love capturing an evening of celebration and dancing.
With joy and laughter, Clara was very prepared for her Bat Mitzvah rehearsal at Park Synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio.
There hasn’t been too much snow to photograph in Cleveland this winter, but Clara’s Bat Mitzvah party that evening had plenty of winter-themed fun to shoot!
Event Design: Tariko Edwards Kendall, Whimzey Event Design, http://www.whimzeyllc.com
Music: Rock the House Entertainment, http://rthgroup.com
Into late autumn, Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio is still a picturesque location for engagement photos. Stevanna and Eric are excited about planning their ceremony and reception at Stan Hywet and wanted their engagement session in the gardens in the fall- a nice contrast from their summer wedding. With the 70+ acres of gardens and grounds, it is hard not to find beautiful compositions in Stan Hywet’s landscape. I can not wait to return to photograph the wedding this summer in such a gorgeous place with so much Akron history.
I am looking forward to photographing Anna and Tim’s spring wedding in April, but it was also a lot fun to get some early fall photos outside in the Cleveland sunshine. I was excited that they selected the Cleveland Cultural Gardens for their engagement photo session. It is one of Cleveland’s true gems.
I love autumn. It is my favorite season to take photographs, especially wedding photographs. Mid-September is still warm in Cleveland and is perfect for an outdoor wedding at the Vermilion on the Lake Clubhouse. The wedding day began in North Olmsted with her family and dear friends surrounding Nicole with some tears and laughter.
Andy was waiting for Nicole at The Vermilion on the Lake Clubhouse. They both agreed to have a “first look” before they walked down the aisle. Sometimes it calms the nerves before the wedding ceremony. Sometimes it brings a few tears.
With vintage style in mind, the historical downtown of Olmsted Falls was the perfect location for Brittany and Bill’s wedding. The Grand Pacific Chapel, built in 1851 as Methodist Episcopal Church, now serves as a non-denominational ceremony site for Cleveland weddings.