Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Julie & Chad: Wedding

I love being apart of wedding days. They follow a similar pattern, but there's always so many aspects that make each one unique. Chad and Julie had a gorgeous day for a wedding! We had so much fun and I'm so glad we were a part of the celebration.

Here's Julie's mom and Crystal (excitedly!) getting Julie into her dress. (Thanks, Crystal, for connecting us with Chad and Julie!)

Everyone admiring the beautiful bride:

Sometimes it's just no fun to stay in your seat. :)

This is moments after the kiss... Chad is trying to get lip gloss of his lips, haha.

We had just a few moments of daylight to work with after the ceremony, and the whole bridal party was so awesome considering the temperature dropped a bit!

We spent time with just the newlyweds before heading to the reception:

Their cake was a beautiful addition to fall theme resounding throughout the day.

There's something so beautiful about the way a couple looks into each other eyes during their first dance.

And last, but not least... I wish I could take credit for this one, but it was all Chad... My Chad, that is :)

Jackie & Chris: Wedding

Chris and Jackie's wedding day was an absolutely stunning event! All of the details, the locations, and (of course!) the amazing couple made for an awesome wedding. If Chad and I were to plan our wedding all over again, it would look a lot like this!

The ceremony was very emotional.. Jackie, you're so adorable!

I love this moment that every couple experiences on their wedding day :)

We had an AMAZING location for their formals. All of these were shot on one piece of property.

How much fun is that swing??

And how could I pass up an outdoor spiral staircase?

Can you believe this is here in town?? And in October at that!


Jackie has an amazing sense of style, check out the awesome reception details:

Once the reception began, Jackie changed into her party dress! It made for great photos!

These two were amazing on the dance floor.

I absolutely love the expressions on their faces in this one!

Thanks again, Jackie & Chris!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nabia: Senior Session

I love my clients! They inspire me! And Nabia was no exception. She has such a great style, and is really a natural in front of the camera. And such a trooper! It was not warm or nice out by any means... I was wearing a coat, arm warmers, a hat, boots. If it had been me in front of the camera, I wouldn't look half as great as she looks!

Thank you so much, Nabia, for the great session!

I love how relaxed, yet confident Nabia looks in these two:


The only word I can think of for this one is "Stunning".

Rocking the accessories :)

I didn't have anything like this in my head before we started shooting- but I'm thrilled with this shot!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Kim & Dan: Engagement Session

Wow. Dan and Kim completely rocked their session out! We shot at the gorgeous Stan Hywet Gardens. With weather reports saying rain, rain, rain- we were SO happy to not see or feel one drop the whole time :) And hello- hot couple!! Check out the preview!


When we walked into this vast open-ness of leafy ground, I knew we had to do this shot..
"Camera 1"

"Camera 2"

Tunnel of Love? I think so :)

What's a great engagement session without a creepy dancing baby statue?


Can't wait for your wedding!! It's so close already!! :)

Lauren & Matt: Engagement Session

I think my favorite part of portrait sessions is the oportunity to shoot at a new location. It makes my mind run wild with new ideas :)
Matt, Lauren, and I went all over downtown Cleveland. We started the shoot at a location that's very special for the two of them. On the night Matt proposed, they dined at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. I loved that we were able to incorporate that into their photos! Hope you enjoy the preview!

The front of the pub made for a great backdrop.

Can you believe that beautiful tree was in the middle of downtown??

Haha! I love this one! These two are so playful together :)