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a whole lot of memories-



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Nothing says engagement session like two weeks before the wedding! If I wasn’t already excited for Brittany + Matt’s wedding, this session would do it. These two were beautiful, compassionate and had the Blue Steel look down pat! It was so fun spending the sunset with them!! Enjoy some of my faves (and get as […]

Brittany + Matt’s Engagement | Indigo Lake

July 18, 2017


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Sarah & Ryan had such a beautiful day filled with so many things that described them as a couple! From the light and airy Anna Dean Farm in Barberton, OH (The Piggery) as a venue, to the LOTR’s seating chart to even the cake design! It was a small, yet delicate way to show off […]

The Piggery Wedding, Akron Ohio | Sarah + Ryan!

July 17, 2017


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True Story: my to-do lists are thousands of miles long. When I jumped into this profession I didn’t realize how much commitment was needed, especially for the non-creative aspects of the job. On a typical day, I wear multiple hats.  They range from business manager, to creative director, networker, editor, website designer, social media strategist, […]

Thoughts From Your Photographer

June 25, 2017

Creatives, Personal

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This is how the conversation went: “Mariss, can we hike somewhere after I finish Step 1?” “Sure Jen! Anywhere in particular?” “I want to see a National Park!”  Even though we have one in our own backyard, why not out west? So we researched & booked the necessities. My CF card quickly filled with more […]

Pacific Northwest!

June 20, 2017

Personal, Travel

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Bridgette + Mike were two people completely immune to jet lag. Well maybe not, but I am pretty certain getting off a plane at 4am and then doing a sunset anniversary session deserves some kind of award! (If it were me I would be useless the entire day!) But, nope! They were troopers! It’s beautiful […]

Bridgette + Mike’s Anniversary Session | Moraine State Park

June 13, 2017

Portraits, Travel, Weddings

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These two stole my heart, completely! I looove meeting new couples & hearing allll their love stories! Especially ones that fit each other like a glove! By golly, they just make me awe out loud (yes, I am a gushy, sappy romantic)! Steph + Scott were no exception. They are adorable in every sense of the word! To […]

Steph + Scott’s Engagement | Allardale Park

June 7, 2017


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I am a big family person. Sunday dinner’s growing up wasn’t an option it was a priority. You were there at the time Grams said so, because it was family time. My immediate family tripled in number when it came to out-of-town weddings, sporting events, or honors ceremonies. When we were little we traveled to Florida every […]

Palm Beach Portraits

May 18, 2017

Portraits, Travel