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a whole lot of memories-

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Can we have more morning ceremonies with breakfast following? GOODNESS please, let’s make this a normal thing! Allison and Adam had a beautifully perfect, ceremony looking over Chippewa Lake at … a restaurant. YUP. You read that right. The Oaks Lakeside is a restaurant that resides in Medina, Ohio, and it is a perfect spot […]

The Oaks Breakfast Wedding Ceremony, Medina, Ohio | Allison + Adam

bride and groom walking back toward the restaurant with fall leaves everywhere

September 9, 2021

Weddings

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BACKYARD WEDDING FOR THE WIN. Who said you can’t have a wedding in your backyard, with a tented reception, and do your first dance immediately following tying the knot? WHO? No one!! Mike and Nicole succeeded in creating one of the most memorable Sunday afternoons! From family and friends, to even puppies and kiddos, this […]

Backyard Wedding, LaGrange, Ohio | Mike + Nicole

bridal portraits in the backyard

July 27, 2021

Weddings

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It is a magical thing this job of mine. Some days I get to create new memories in places I’ve seen a thousand times. This venue for instance: I lifeguarded at Silver Lake Country Club for seven years. So when Jason and Paige asked me to capture their wedding at SLCC, pulling into the parking […]

Silver Lake Country Club Wedding, Silver Lake, Ohio | Jason + Paige

bride and groom first dance

July 2, 2021

Weddings

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If there is anything to appreciate this year, it would be intimate backyard weddings. Originally Emily & Jamie planned a engagement party that would become a surprise elopement!! But even they had to alter their plans. (2020 held zero prisoners!) With constant positivity, these two hosted an intimate ceremony at Emily’s childhood home. It ended […]

Backyard Wedding in Hudson, Ohio | Emily + Jamie

bridal portraits for backyard wedding

January 29, 2021

Weddings

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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 Officiants & Ceremonies! Since I was raised Catholic, I started out with an easier time than most photographers. I knew those “long masses” like the back […]

Wedding Vendor Love Series: Officiants and Ceremonies

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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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