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I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.

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THE DONUT TABLE. Sorry, but it is 1000% necessary to begin this post with those three words, bolded & in all caps. Because yup, you guessed it – the donut table was EPIC. Epic I tell you, just EPIC. Actually I’m getting ahead of myself, their entire day was epic! The first moment they called […]

Greystone Hall Wedding | Kathleen + Graham !!

October 30, 2018

Weddings

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I’ve got a bone to pick with you people. I understand that selfies have a bad rap. I get it – dang youths – just taking it way too far sometimes!  (Said in Schmidt’s voice) But what happens when we define a selfie as a snapshot in your life. As a memory of what you […]

TAKE THE SELFIE! | A Photographer’s Ode to Portraits

October 24, 2018

Creatives, Personal, Portraits

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As I round out my 5th year in wedding photography, I’ve come to realize that every couple I photograph has their own definition of love. Love is truly individualized, and is what we believe it is, yet it also holds a specific common standard. Even though the overall goal of the definition is the constant […]

Blue Heron Wedding, Medina, OH | Angela + Jud!!

October 17, 2018

Weddings

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Okay, first of all – no I didn’t just go to Scotland for Harry Potter landmarks (although that was my initial primary reason for the trip). OHH SHUSH (pics are below). Okay, okay, but yes I definitely plan all my excursions based upon books I love and movies I am obsessed with. There I said it. […]

Scotland Destination Engagement | Arthur’s Seat | (& Harry Potter)

October 10, 2018

Engagements, Personal, Travel

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I’ve got a thing for pretty things, as any girl would, of course! But my definition of pretty has changed a ton over the years, especially as I continue down this path as a wedding photographer. Naturally it has sparkles and shiny objects you can wear on body parts, but there is also that definition […]

Mohican Wedding | Kelly + Marc !!

October 8, 2018

Travel, Weddings

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I have three words for you: Nick Miller Moonwalk. Yup. These two, apart from their absolutely laid-back and genuinely kind personalities, also LOVE New Girl as much as I do. ANNND when it came to their First Look  –  well scroll down – because Andrew Nick-Miller-Moonwalked allll the way down to see his bride! I’m stilly laughing […]

Ricciardi Tree Farm Wedding | Maddi + Andrew!!

October 5, 2018

Weddings

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Okay, so I wrote an Instagram caption the other day. It wasn’t my typical gushy girl kind of caption. Instead it was long and didn’t have any exclamation points. (Rare right?! haha) But it was a topic that seems to be taboo now a days, which is to take care of yourself. Mental health is something […]

Photog’s Life: The Burnout!

August 1, 2018

Creatives, Personal

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This gem of a couple is MARRIED and allll my squeals and jumps were in rare form. First of all, I just need to say this venue was a gorgeous backdrop – even if it torrentially down-poured 50% of the day. Ohhh Ohio for ya. Secondly though, Corey + Brian are that type of couple […]

Watersedge Vineyard Wedding | Corey + Brian !!

July 26, 2018

Weddings

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Hiiiii friends! If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a while, or at least over a weekend, you’ll know that when I have a wedding I immediately go home and back up the images. During this time, I have accomplished an array of activities that keep me from falling asleep at my computer (although one […]

Photog’s Life: How to Stay Entertained While Backing Up Photos

July 15, 2018

Creatives, Personal

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Timisoara, Romania Wedding I have been trying to write this blog post for a couple weeks now and I still am unsure how to begin. I think I have to start waaaay back when, during a sunrise engagement session the moment Ioan and Iesareela hopped out of their car in Akron, Ohio. FIRST – I’s […]

Destination Wedding: Ioan + Iesareela Popescu are Married!!

July 10, 2018

Travel, Weddings