The Yogi Smith Blog

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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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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


gordon green wedding florals

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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



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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


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


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Being a Cleveland Wedding Photographer means that I have gotten to shoot at what in my opinion are some of the best Cleveland wedding venues. Cleveland has so many absolutely stunning wedding venues, and I am sharing a few of my favorites, organized by aesthetic. One of my favorite parts of getting to know my […]

15 of The Best Cleveland Wedding Venues

Wedding Vendors

cleveland wedding couple

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Wedding Planning

The week of your wedding is usually the craziest, most exciting, and fast paced whirlwind of your wedding experience! You’re so close to the actual day and all of the anticipation is brewing, but it still feels like there are a million things left to do, you want to get it all done and not turn into a total bridezilla at the last minute. I have been there, friend! Here are a few things that you’ll want to tackle before your wedding day so that the day itself goes more smoothly, and you can enjoy it stress free – cause who doesn’t want that, right?

5 Tips For The Week Of Your Wedding