- a place for some words &
a whole lot of memories-

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Update: if you are new here and desire an explanation of what my Wedding Vendor Love Series is allll about – click that link! This week I’m chatting about working with Videographers! Since I was raised Catholic, I started out with an easier time than most photographers. I knew those “long masses” like the back of my hand. […]

Wedding Vendor Love Series: Officiants and Ceremonies

May 19, 2020

Creatives

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Update: if you are new here and desire an explanation of what my Wedding Vendor Love Series is allll about – click that link! This week I’m chatting about working with Videographers! Ahh, the other half to this memory capturing profession of mine! First, I must say THERE IS SO MUCH TALENT in this part of the […]

Wedding Vendor Love Series: Videographers

May 19, 2020

Creatives

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2019 holds so many wonderful memories! I’m sooooo incredibly grateful I was able to end such a positive wedding season on a such a magical note! And yes, I’m talking about Kelly and David! These two human beings are LOVE GOALS! From knowing each other since they were weeeee youngins, to dating and eventually becoming […]

Portage Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Kelly + David !!

March 12, 2020

Weddings

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WELP, round two from my 2019 of “capturing work friends from that high-school era of mine”. Thank you for indulging me in that intro – haha – here is a better one: This girl, good golly, is a light to all humanity. Her soul is pure, through and through and yes she found a match […]

Portage Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Katie + Blaine!

February 21, 2020

Weddings

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Sometimes there are moments of a wedding that just end up verrrrry differently than planned. The trick with getting through chaos is to first: have hired a wedding planner / coordinator! If you didn’t: at least make sure to NOT bob and weave. You need to roll. Roll with whatever is happening. Find some excitement […]

Waters Edge Vineyard Wedding, Louisville, Ohio | Elaina & Chad

February 13, 2020

Weddings

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I could talk about my business goals until I’m blue in the face, which I find hilarious. Because growing up it was alllll about the life goals. College graduate in 4 years Married by 23 Babies by 27 (while somehow finding time to travel Europe and cultivate a job I loved.) I’m rounding out my […]

Life Goals: 2020

February 3, 2020

Personal

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What do you get when you put together the perfect summery-fall day combined with football watching at Stan Hywet, the Art Museum, an epic bus ride, a transformed ballroom annnnnnnnd an out of this world cookie table? You get Nicole + Tyler’s wedding! That’s what!! 🙂 Sooo many pieces helped make the day ten times […]

Stan Hywet Gardens Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Nicole & Tyler

January 28, 2020

Weddings

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WHAAAAAT. LAUREN AND JORDAN ARE MARRIED?! Oh man oh man oh man. Before I get into how St. Bernard’s in Downtown, Akron is a gorgeous traditional cathedral and how Firestone Country Club never fails to disappoint, I must say this: I can’t begin to acknowledge how excited I am for these two. When two people […]

Firestone Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Lauren & Jordan

January 11, 2020

Weddings

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I began 2019 with the mindset that I needed to take care of myself. If I’m being honest, that is probably one of the weirdest professional goals to write down. But I did it. I took out my goal sheet (hey all my OCD nerds out there!) and wrote with a newly sharpened No. 2 […]

2019 Marissa Decker Photography Recap

December 31, 2019

Personal

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Capturing weddings is one thing, but capturing humans that connect with my own soul is an entirely unique purpose that I hope continues until I retire from this awesome career. This couple, from the moment I met them SOO LONG AGO, were products of my own spirit animals. Their casual, yet captivating, love engulfs me […]

Vale Royal Barn Wedding, Fenton, Michigan | Alaina & Zach

December 20, 2019

Weddings