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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!

Engagement Session Locations

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And the story of what I did to leave my full time corporate job and become a full time photographer I worked a corporate job for 3 years and I can’t tell you how many times I googled ‘How to be a full time photographer’ or ‘how to quit your 9-5’. Or something along those […]

How to become a full time photographer

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Engagements

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 photograph some of the most special memories a couple will have in gorgeous locations! After years of photographing lots of […]

The Best 5 Places To Get Engaged in Cleveland

Orchid house winery wedding

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Haley and Y are as sweet, kind, and fun-loving as possible, and such a joy to be around. And their joy-filled wedding day and each detail was a true reflection of that.

Orchid House Winery Wedding, OH

Wedding Planning

Bride on staircase with florals

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Wedding Vendors

Megan, owner of Blossom Cleveland, was kind enough to spend some time chatting with me about some frequently asked questions about wedding florals. Blossom Cleveland provides absolutely stunning full service wedding florals,

Cleveland Florist | Blossom Cleveland Wedding Florals Q&A

Orchid house winery wedding

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Kirkbrides is an award winning Wedding Planning company based out of Ohio. They offer partial and full wedding plannings to fit different needs and stages of wedding planning. So I thought I would bring two wonderful wedding planners on an Instagram live to talk through some of these frequently asked questions that brides have when planning their wedding. Here is a recap of our Q&A, and I hope it is helpful!

Cleveland Wedding Plannner | Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and Design

Wedding Planning

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Wedding Planning

One of the most common questions I get from my couples and friends getting married is, “where should we go to take our wedding photos?” And I honestly love this question, because the good news is that here in Cleveland, there are SO many good photo locations! In this post, I’m highlighting 3 of my absolute favorite photo locations for elegant, classic, and timeless photos below.

Best Wedding Photo Locations in Cleveland, OH | Cleveland Weddings

bella belle shoes and flowers

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When you’re planning your wedding, it’s easy to hear things like “you only get married once so go big!”, or “the more the better!”, or some phrase, comment, or thought that you need to be doing *everything* for your wedding. The bigger the better, the grander the better, and that more is more. And I completely agree that your wedding should be absolutely epic and nothing short of a dream come true. But, can I challenge this idea for just a second?

5 Things You Can Skip For Your Wedding

Wedding Planning

colorful floral wedding bouquet

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Wedding Vendors

A roundup of different styled of wedding bouquets for inspiration and ideas for your own wedding by Cleveland Wedding Florists

Cleveland Wedding Bouquet Inspiration: A Roundup of 2022 Bouquets

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I had the pleasure of chatting with Christa from Berries and Blooms Studio about all things wedding stationery! We discussed some frequently asked questions about wedding stationery, a little about their business, and what’s coming up next for them!

Wedding Stationery with Berries and Blooms Studio

Wedding Vendors