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Stacie & Dan | Cleveland, Ohio Engagement Session

Stacie and Dan are our good friends who visited us from Dayton for the weekend for their engagement session on the beach. Edgewater is one of my favorite places in Cleveland. I'm so happy I suggested it as the location for their session. I was immediately reminded that we should take advantage of it more often since summer is almost over!

Here are some of my favorites. I can't wait for your wedding in Mexico next year!! :)

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Kristin & Curtis | Cleveland, Ohio Wedding

Whether you're a fan of Harry Potter, or a fan of love, there's no denying Kristin & Curtis's love story is absolutely adorable.

Curtis asked Kristin out at a Halloween party when they were dressed as Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. That night he gave her a self made wand, inscribed with the words "Will you be my girlfriend?"

Kristin continued this magical theme by having the words 'Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure' engraved on the watch she gave Curtis as a wedding day gift. For non HP fans, or fans who may not know, this is Ravenclaw's house motto. (one of the 4 houses from the books and movies).

Once I heard this, I of course completely melted. Kristin & Curtis, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Here's to a lifetime of forever and Always.

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Chelsea & Matt | Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio Engagement Photographer

I'm so excited to share this couple with you all! I was so happy when Chelsea reached out to me a few months ago about taking their engagement photos in Ohio City. Immediately after she contacted me, I started brainstorming photo spots as well as the ones she had already mentioned to me. Since we live in the neighborhood ourselves, it was just a quick walk around the block for me to meet them! I especially loved when they suggested we sit down at one of my favorite places for a glass of wine at Market Avenue Wine Bar

Of course, no Ohio City engagement session is complete without a stop at Velvet Tango Room, West Side Market, and (obviously) Great Lakes Brewery.

Chelsea and Matt, I can't wait until your wedding in August! I know it'll be really fun, just like you two! 

Enjoy a few of my favorites from our session! :)

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Emmett | Cleveland, Ohio Newborn Photographer

So, I think newborn sessions may be my new favorite. Emmett was an absolute angel during our session! He slept the whole time. I can’t get over how cute this family of three is! Here are a few of my favorites below: 

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Goodnight, Emmett! :)

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Jordan & Marcus | Engagement Session, Cincinnati, Ohio Photographer

Now that I've lived in Cleveland for almost 6 years, it was so fun get out of my area code and explore downtown Cincinnati for Jordan and Marcus's engagement session! These two were so fun to be around. Our session included lots of laughs, great weather, and drinks! What more can you ask for?? I can't wait until their wedding in October! :)

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Spijkers Family Photos | Cleveland, Ohio Family Photographer

Happy Saturday friends! Hopefully you're staying warm with all this snow we just got! Lola just came in from playing outside and probably will now sleep for 14 hours. She loves the snow and could probably run around for forever in it! :) We always end up luring her back inside with treats. I brought my camera outside with me for a minute and ended up catching these two. Every other photo was just a running blur. 

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After that, I decided my time outside was done for the day. Now I'm sitting here nice and cozy with a homemade latte! :) 

ANYWAYS -- back to the original point and the title of this post which is 'Spijkers Family Photos'. These photos are from a few months ago when one of my oldest friends asked me to take photos of her and her husband and their ADORABLE 3 month old puppy. I love when clients bring pets to their sessions, and Lucy was no exception. She is the CUTEST ever, as you will see in the photos below. 

I just realized this kind of turned into a puppy/dog post, but I'm not mad about it! Here are my favorites from their session! :) 

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Aaaand for my favorite of all... 

THAT LITTLE FACE! I mean...come on. Dying over here over all the cuteness!! :D

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Once again, hope everyone is staying warm!! Let me know your favorite from this session in the comments! :)

Jessica & Bob | Cleveland, Ohio Wedding Photographer

In my last blog post, I committed to 'blogging more' as one of 2018 goals! So -- although I'm sitting here under my heated blanket with a forecast for snow tonight, I'm sharing with you my favorite photos from Jessica & Bob's balmy mid-September wedding! :) 

I first met these two when I captured their surprise proposal at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. :) I was so happy when Bob called me soon after to ask if I would be their wedding photographer as well!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their day, and again -- Congratulations Jessica & Bob! :)

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Kristin & Curtis, Engagement Session | Cleveland, Ohio Photographer

Hi everyone! After months of not blogging, I am finally catching up with some of my recent sessions as well as weddings from the past year! I’ve been blessed to have been so busy this year; but it’s also meant I fell behind on showing everyone what I’ve been up to! :/ So I apologize for the lateness, but I’m back! To start off my first blog post in almost 6 months (!), here are a few of my favorites from Kristin & Curtis’s engagement session!

Kristin and Curtis were an absolute blast to work with. For their photos we ventured to the top of a parking garage in downtown CLE, and to The Arcade. This was my first time meeting these two, but it was obvious how happy and in love they are. I cannot wait for their wedding in June!

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Ok get ready for blanket snuggling overload. I could not pick a favorite from these (obviously!), so I just included all my favorites! ;)

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Kristen & Dan | Cleveland, Ohio Wedding Photographer

Kristen & Dan's wedding day was full of beautiful scenery, close family and friends, amazing weather, a playground with swings, and lots of Lord of the Rings references! :) Both of them had family attending the wedding from all over the country. It was obvious to see how much these two are loved! A few of my favorites from the day are below.

Waleska & Ricky | Cleveland, Ohio Wedding Photographer

I love when a wedding takes me to new places I've never been. Waleska & Ricky's wedding was absolutely gorgeous and did just that. We spent some of our time taking photos at the Olmsted Falls covered bridge. The rustic wood and charm of the area was beautiful. Check out a few of my favorites from the day below! :)

 
 
 
 

Julie & Peter | Cleveland Engagement Photographer

I love Cleveland's neighborhoods. Ohio City, Tremont, and Gordon Square are all close to each other but yet have their own little personalities. I hadn't been to Gordon Square in awhile, and this session reminded me of some of the great things that make it its' own! Julie and Peter are so cute together, and Julie's daughter came along too! We started out at Gypsy Coffee and made our way around the block. Check out a few of my favorites below! :)

 

Magaña Family | Cleveland, OH Family Photographer

 
 

One of the perks of this profession is that it reconnects me with people who I haven't seen in awhile. It was so great seeing Natalie, another sorority sister from my Ohio University days again. Her little family is the cutest! All of the girls did such a great job and were adorable in their coordinating outfits. :) Enjoy a few of my favorites below! 

 

Waleska & Ricky | Cleveland, OH Engagement Photographer

Perfect light, gorgeous scenery, and a couple so in love -- what more could you ask for?? Waleska & Ricky's excitement for their engagement/upcoming wedding was obvious throughout our entire shoot. For their session, we explored Rocky River Reservation and their new scenic overlook near the nature center.  I cannot wait for their wedding this upcoming February! Enjoy a few favorites below. :)

 

Ferguson Family | Cleveland, Ohio Family Photographer

I've known Meggie & Mike since my college days, and it's so fun to now see them as parents. :) We ventured to a new part of Cuyahoga Valley National Park that I hadn't seen before, and discovered a gorgeous waterfall. I was somewhat nervous about navigating these hiking paths with the little ones, but these two were pros! Enjoy a few of my favorites from the session below. :)

Courtney's Wedding Morning | Cleveland, OH Wedding Photographer

It was such an honor and so much fun to be able to capture the morning of my dear friend Courtney's wedding! It included lots of makeup, laughter, and of course mimosas. Here are just a few of my favorites. Enjoy! 

 

The Murphy Family | Cleveland, Ohio Family Photographer

I loved visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park last weekend with the Murphy family! Over the past few months, I've had the chance to explore different areas of this vast park. It is definitely the hidden gem of Northeast Ohio; with 33,000 acres of hiking trails, waterfalls, and gorgeous photo spots! If you haven't been there, or maybe haven't been in awhile, I definitely recommend checking it out. Our session involved bright fall colors, silly faces, and lots of laughs. Enjoy a few of my favorites below! :)

Dia + Mike | Engagement Photographer - Cleveland, OH

It was honor to photograph some fellow bobcats, Dia & Mike last weekend! Dia and I were sorority sisters at Ohio University. I have so many great memories from our time together there! A few weeks before our session, Dia and I met for some coffee at The Root Cafe in Lakewood. She told me the story of how Mike asked for her Dad's blessing, and how he proposed in front of the sunset on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. :) These two were so fun and the laughing didn't stop throughout our session! Take a look at a few of my favorites! 

 I loved that Dia also brought along her OU blanket! It was so cute and definitely the perfect prop for these two alums.

Happy Tuesday friends! Go Bobcats! :)

Lush & Lovely Grand Opening | Cleveland Ohio Small Business

It didn't take long after arriving at the Grand Opening of this new Ohio City florist to see just how talented Brooke and Brianna of Lush & Lovely are. The following are just a few of my favorites from the party. I can't believe such beautiful flowers are within walking distance of my home! I wish them all the success in the world and look forward to what the future holds for their business. :)

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The Taseff Family | Cleveland Family Photographer

As soon as we started our session, I could tell Alta, Mather, and Case were naturals! With Cleveland names like that, it was only fitting that their mom, Ashley dressed them in Cleveland Clothing Company t-shirts. They were so cute! The kids even came up with some ideas for poses and back drops throughout the shoot. Enjoy some of my favorites below from our early morning walk through Ohio City. :)

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The Musson Family | Cleveland Family Photographer

I'm so excited to share my Monday night stroll through Ohio City! It was so great meeting Mark, Shannon, and their 19 month old daughter, Isla. I had been excited about this session as soon as Shannon contacted me. The streets in OHC are filled with such beautiful shade and gorgeous scenery, so I was looking forward to taking advantage of some golden hour light. Also, they happen to live 2 blocks away, so it wasn't a far walk! Enjoy some of my favorites below :)

Throughout our session, we struggled with trying to get Isla to crack a smile. She seemed very suspicious of me with my camera, but I managed to sneak a few smiles here and there!

Her favorite thing we encountered when on our walk was this puppy in the window! She could not contain her excitement - as you can see! :)

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And lastly, the following 3 photos are when we told Isla this photo shoot was over and she could go watch "her show". So happy! :)