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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Weddings at Highfields Event Center are by far some of my favorite. I love the gorgeous garden area, the lawn and patio for ceremonies, the modern farmhouse feel of the interior, the floor to ceiling windows, and so much more. So that’s why I was so excited when we chose Highfields Event Center for our […]

Highfields Event Center – Hudson OH


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Haley and Michael Arundel Haley and Michael’s Cleveland Yachting Club wedding in October was nothing short of an absolute dream. If you’ve ever met them, then you know just how joyful and kind they are. And their wedding day from beginning to end was so full of joy. The Cleveland Yachting Club was the perfect […]

Dreamy Cleveland Yachting Club Wedding

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If you told me 10 years ago that my life would look like what it does today, I would have never believed you I was a preppy, headband wearing, monogram-loving 18 year old college girl living in the South, and I had one dream and one dream only. I wanted to rule corporate America in […]

My Story from Corporate Girl to Cleveland Wedding Photographer


ransom sage farm wedding

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Tiana and Evan’s Ransom Sage Farm wedding was full of so much genuine joy, happiness, and celebration. The Details Tiana and Evan got married at Ransom Sage Farms, which is a beautiful farm wedding venue. They chose a classic white palette, with lots of greenery and pops of gold. It was a perfect choice for […]

Ransom Sage Farm Wedding | Tiana and Evan


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Edgewater Park Cleveland Engagement Session I love an Edgewater Park engagement in Cleveland. It is one of my favorite spots to shoot at! I just love how much variety you can have with your photos! There are so many beautiful willow trees, the rocks overlooking Lake Erie, and of course, Edgewater Park beach! Cleveland winters […]

Edgewater Park Cleveland Engagement



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The 8820 was the perfect venue for Katrina and Bryce’s wedding. But not just because of the setting, but because of the name. Let me explain – because when they told me about this, I thought it was just such a cool part of their story. And I can’t wait to share it with you! […]

Katrina and Bryce | The 8820


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One of my favorite things about having a Cleveland brand photography business is that I get to meet so many unique business owners. This session with Emily Jones and her team at Photography by Emily Jones was SO much fun. As photographers, a lot of times we have tons of images of our work, but […]

Cleveland Brand Photography for Photographers


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Gervasi Vineyard is one of those spots you just can’t go wrong with for an engagement session. The vineyard is beautiful. The pond is beautiful. The willows trees are beautiful. And there’s so much more to it the more you walk around! I love how versatile the venue is and how many GORGEOUS options there […]

Gervasi Vineyard Engagement Session

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One of my favorite things about being an Ohio brand photographer is meeting new business owners. Because honestly, I love learning about their unique business and what makes them passionate about it! Part of my process is learning about my branding client, who they serve, and how they serve them. So when I start drafting […]

Ohio Brand Photographer


cleveland microwedding

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Wedding Planning

The Cleveland microwedding trend is all the rage right now. More and more engaged couples are choosing to get married this way, and I am SO here for it! I love the intimacy, uniqueness, and stress-free vibe that microweddings bring. So much that I was inspired to plan a shoot around this idea! So let’s […]

5 Reasons For a Cleveland Microwedding