- ELSIE de WOLFE -

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

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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

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When I began my business way back when, I sought the help from not only Google, but also a few different wedding professionals. This led me down a very narrow path toward creative-destruction. I began to play the comparison game so intensely that I questioned my own methods and my own instinctual approach. I regret […]

My Top 5 “Out of Focus” Black And White Photographs!

December 4, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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What do you get when you put together a beautifully confident clan of bridesmaids, a group of sports enthusiast groomsmen, a Cleveland dive bar, and rubber ducky cake toppers? You get Ellen and Mark and their wedding day. That’s what you get. First things first – I love Cleveland and everything it has to offer […]

Hyatt Regency “the Arcade” Wedding, Cleveland Ohio | Ellen & Mark

November 26, 2019

Weddings

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2015. There I said it, 2015. Shall I get more specific? Sunday, October 18, 2015. Want to see how my photography looked almost 4 years ago? Welp, here we go. I’m feeling the season of giving near, and decided to give love to those weddings that gave me allll the love waaaay back when! Let […]

2015 Throwback Wedding: Brookside Farm, Louisville, Ohio | Katie & Jeremy

October 18, 2019

Weddings

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For this beautiful wedding, let’s travel to the cutest little area of Chagrin Falls, in the middle of an Ohio summer with one amazing couple: Shannon & Ian! These humans belong to that engagement session where the soon-to-be groom asked me at the end if he could do one specific shot re-enacting the HP moment […]

The Tanglewood Club Wedding, Chagrin Falls, Ohio | Shannon & Ian

October 17, 2019

Weddings

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Amy and Matt are two of the most beautifully kind people you will ever meet. EVER. The energy, patience and constant smile that surrounded them was a perfect reminder of it. I will say it is a true testament to how strong a relationship is based fully on the love that surrounds them. And this […]

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Amy & Matt

October 3, 2019

Weddings

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The ocean holds so many of my favorite memories. From family vacations to internships to just watching the sun rise. It is a place that calms my entire spirt and allows my life to take a pause. With that said, I think I found my sweet spot. The end all be all. One where I […]

Hilton Head Island Wedding, Hilton Head, South Carolina | Reanna & Kyle

September 26, 2019

Weddings