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Welcome friend! Grab a cup of coffee and stay a while if you want! I hope you find some sweet love stories and images that make you excited for your day, some helpful wedding planning tips, or a new lifestyle hack you can't wait to try! I love sharing anything I find that I think could help you or make your life a little easier :) I hope I can just do that with this little space on the internet!

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My favorite tried and true locations for engagement sessions in Cleveland if you have no clue where to go!

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Wedding Planning

I can’t believe it’s been a little over 6 years since I sat down and wrote my own wedding vows – a few hours before our wedding began. That’s right, I wrote my wedding vows not just on our wedding day, but a few hours before our ceremony, in my wedding robe, hair and makeup done. Today, I’m sharing 4 Do’s and Don’ts for writing your own wedding vows!

Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

cleveland-engagement-edgewater

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The best 5 places to get engaged in Cleveland, OH Where to get engaged in Cleveland, OH Cleveland is full of beautiful spots for proposals. As a Cleveland wedding photographer, I love being able to shoot some of the most special memories in gorgeous locations! After years of photographing lots of gorgeous locations, I’ve put […]

The Best 5 Places To Get Engaged in Cleveland

Engagements

gordon green wedding florals

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Weddings

Jessie and Andre’s wedding at Gordon Green, Cleveland OH, was truly a dream day. This incredible couple, their wonderful families, stunning decor, and unforgettable moments came together to create a truly perfect day.

Stunning Gordon Green, Cleveland OH Wedding | Jessie and Andre

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Branding Photos are all the rage right now, but before you book yourself a session, you probably want reasons you need branding photos, right? Or maybe you’re wondering if brand photos are even for you. Maybe you’re wondering what they even are. I totally understand! Let’s talk about what branding photos are NOT Let’s get […]

5 Reasons You Need Branding Photos

Branding

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Wedding Planning

The Elliot, Cleveland OH is the newest venue in Cleveland. There are so many things I love about this venue! The venue is not only so gorgeous but it has such a beautiful story and transformation – (which makes my photographer heart oh so happy!). The venue was originally the Holy Ghost Church in Tremont, […]

The Elliot, Cleveland OH

basil place chardon engagement

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Lexi and Ross Lexi and Ross’ engagement session at Basil Place in Chardon, OH was one of my absolute favorite sessions! Not only are they such a sweet couple, but they were such a joy to photograph. I had so much fun with them! Basil Place is one of my absolute favorite wedding venues. It […]

Engagement Session at Basil Place in Chardon OH

Engagements

Winter engagement session outfits

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Wedding Planning

When it comes to Winter Engagement Session outfits, you don’t have to sacrifice style for warmth! I will say, some of these styles are going to be more geared towards a 40-50 degree weather winter day, and some can definitely withstand some lower temps if you layer enough! I also highly recommend bringing a warm […]

Winter Engagement Session Outfits

cleveland museum of art brand photography session

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The Cleveland Museum of Art has quickly become one of my favorite spots to shoot at. We did a Fall mini session with Ashley from Ashley’s Extensions – Ashley and I met back in April of 2021 for her first branding session, and I’ve had the pleasure of capturing photos for her throughout the Spring, […]

Cleveland Museum of Art Brand Photography Session

Lifestyle