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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


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If you need a hidden wedding venue in Medina, look no further than Blue Heron. This old golf course turned event center is cradled in some gorgeous grounds. With a perfect view of the sun setting, Kristen and Stephen said their vows alongside their family and friends and then partied the entire night away. First […]

Blue Heron Event Center Wedding, Medina, Ohio | Kristen + Stephen

bride and groom walking across bridge

August 5, 2021


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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


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Outdoor ceremonies rock my socks! My favorite reasoning for loving them, when the weather cooperates, is the sense of calm they bring. Granted, do not get me wrong, indoor ceremonies are beautiful as well. But, when it comes to fresh air and a cool Fall breeze, how can one ask for more? For example, Christina […]

Akron Art Museum Wedding Ceremony, Akron, Ohio | Christina + Sam

bride and groom golden doodle portraits

July 21, 2021


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September weddings at Barrington Golf Club are a beautiful thing. There is something about the crisp fall air tied with late summer sunshine that brings goosebumps on my arms. When you combine all of that with a marriage, well magic surely is swirling through the air! Alas, let’s not forget to mention Jenny & Mitch’s […]

Barrington Golf Club Wedding, Cleveland, Ohio | Jenny + Mitch

candid bride and groom

March 26, 2021


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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


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Capturing Leanna and Patrick’s wedding in New Hampshire was not the original plan. As life proves though, beautiful moments come out of chaotic ones, and this was one of them. By the luck of every straw, I was able to keep Leanna and Patrick on my 2020 wedding list. They found the magic of a […]

Saint-Gaudens Elopement, New Hampshire | Leanna + Patrick

bride and groom portraits with mountain background

January 3, 2021

Travel, 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


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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


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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