Posts tagged “Ohio

Mary & Joel {Downtown Cleveland Engagement Photography}

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We had such a fun time with Mary and Joel in downtown Cleveland on Friday night! They were the most gracious hosts – inviting us into their home for some lifestyle images, and then exploring some of their favorite places downtown. Their love is so authentic and joyful – you can’t help but smile when you’re around the two of them! Even though we only spent a few hours together, I felt like I had known these two my whole life. I am so excited to document their wedding in October! Hope you enjoy some favorites of our time together :)

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Justin & Nicole {At Home Lifestyle Cooking Photography}

LifestyleCookingPhotoShoot_1647This anniversary session was something completely new. Nicole works for a local catering company, and we connected through a mutual friend. Her and her husband only have one photo of themselves in the six years they have been together, and she wanted a creative shoot that reflected who they were as a couple. I proposed the idea of a lifestyle cooking shoot in their home, since cooking is something that they love together.  (I LOVE when clients give me the ability to think outside the box, and are willing to trust my ideas!) They have been hosting Sunday dinners at their home for the past several years; not only because cooking is something Nicole loves, but also because it’s how they love getting to know people — over a shared meal.  And let me tell you, they are incredible at what they do!! Justin and Nicole invited my husband and I to share in the meal they would create for the photo shoot, and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in my life!

Justin and Nicole – I was so humbled to be invited into your home, and then to be able to share an amazing meal with you both was the perfect end to our time together. Thank you for serving us – for taking care of our dishes, encouraging us to eat seconds, and surprising us with a delicious dessert and coffee! Thank you for trusting my vision, being good sports (especially you, Justin!), and for a friendship that was formed over spaghetti and meatballs. This will always be one of my most favorite sessions I’ve ever captured because of your graciousness and hospitality. Love you both!

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Emily & Jake {Dayton, Ohio Wedding Photography}

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From the bride….”Jake and I have been waiting for each other for over 8 years now. We’ve been longing for our wedding day since we’ve met each other. Our vision for this wedding is a joyful celebration of all the ways the Lord has blessed us in our past relationship and a day of thankfulness for finally allowing us to be married. Neither one of us truly believed that our wedding would ever come; the day itself will be an accumulation of 8 years of anticipation! I can’t even imagine how happy we’ll be after we say “I do!”

And she was right — from the beginning to the end of their wedding day, Jake and Emily were overjoyed, and it showed! I’ve never seen such an emotional groom – it was so obvious that he loves Emily with his whole heart and soul, and he couldn’t help but cry when he saw her for the first time, and said his vows to her because his heart was overflowing. It was an absolutely beautiful thing to witness, and I was wiping away tears at many points throughout their day! Also, I’m convinced that Emily is a real-life Disney princess because animals followed her around ALL day! I kept waiting for the birds to start chirping a song to her and landing on her shoulder. It honestly wouldn’t have surprised me! So be on the look out for some animal friends throughout these images ;) Jake and Emily, thank you for allowing us to capture these intimate, authentic images of your wedding day. You two have a once in a lifetime kind of love, and it’s incredibly inspiring to all those who know you. Love you both and wish you only the best!
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This was the moment! Their first kiss EVERRRR! So exciting :) BirminghamWedding_1545 BirminghamWedding_1546 BirminghamWedding_1547 BirminghamWedding_1548 BirminghamWedding_1549 BirminghamWedding_1550 BirminghamWedding_1551 BirminghamWedding_1552 BirminghamWedding_1553

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Not sure how a groomsmen managed to have a battery hidden in his suit, but when that happens, you have to document it!BirminghamWedding_1578 BirminghamWedding_1579 BirminghamWedding_1580 BirminghamWedding_1581 BirminghamWedding_1582 BirminghamWedding_1583 BirminghamWedding_1584 BirminghamWedding_1585 BirminghamWedding_1586 BirminghamWedding_1587

OK, does it get more precious than this? Tears were streaming down his face as he said his vows to his bride :)BirminghamWedding_1588 BirminghamWedding_1589 BirminghamWedding_1590 BirminghamWedding_1591 BirminghamWedding_1592 BirminghamWedding_1593 BirminghamWedding_1594 BirminghamWedding_1595 BirminghamWedding_1596 BirminghamWedding_1597 BirminghamWedding_1598

As I was shooting these bridal portraits of Emily, I happened to glance over and catch this look on Jake’s face. Total admiration and love for his new wife. You’d better believe I was crying behind the camera for this one!! BirminghamWedding_1599 BirminghamWedding_1600 BirminghamWedding_1601 BirminghamWedding_1602 BirminghamWedding_1603 BirminghamWedding_1604 BirminghamWedding_1605 BirminghamWedding_1606 BirminghamWedding_1607

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This was also a first – the groomsmen bought a fish and put it in the front seat of the getaway car for the bride and groom! BirminghamWedding_1630 BirminghamWedding_1631

 

 

Thank you to the amazing vendors that made this day possible:

Wedding Dress – Private designer at Lillian’s Bridal (937-433-4494)
Florist – Furst Florist (http://www.fursttheflorist.com/)
Ceremony Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church (www.cpcvandalia.com, revlcj@earthlink.net)
Reception Venue: Kohler Presidential Center (www.kohlercatering.net)
DJ: Taylor King (mattking@iheartmedia.com)
Cake: Cakes for All Occasions (937-754-0804)
Catering: Kohler Presidential Center Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses: JCPenney (http://www.jcpenney.com/)
Groomsmen and Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Rentals (http://www.menswearhouse.com/)
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas (www.weddingpaperdivas.com)
Favors: “Watch Our Love Grow” seed packets
Harpist: Cinamin Peppo