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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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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

Wedding Vendors

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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 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

Winter engagement session outfits

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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

Wedding Planning

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Engagements

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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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

Engagements

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Engagements

Hudson Springs Park was the perfect spot for Ande and Joe’s engagement session. It’s tough to find a good spot for an engagement session around the end of Winter/beginning of Spring because it’s still a little chilly, and the trees aren’t in bloom yet. But we found the perfect spot! The lake at Hudson Springs […]

Hudson Springs Park Engagement Session

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There is really nothing quite like a Squire’s Castle Engagement Session in the Fall. The leaves are changing, the trees are gorgeous, and of course, you get a castle as your backdrop. Let’s be honest, you can’t really go wrong with engagement photos at a castle, right? Squire’s Castle is one of my absolute favorite […]

Squire’s Castle Engagement Session

Engagements

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Wedding Planning

If you’re looking for some of the best locations for your Cleveland engagement session, here is a roundup of some of my favorites! Be sure to snag my FREE engagement location styled guide that includes different locations depending on what style you are going for with your sessions!

Best Cleveland Engagement Session Locations

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I get it, adding another thing to your wedding to-do list? No thanks! Especially if it’s something you have to drag your fiancĂ© to for an hour with an engagement photographer. Most guys aren’t dying to pose in front of a camera for an hour. I completely understand! All that said, I do think there are so many great benefits to having an engagement session. So if you’re one the fence about taking engagement photos, I hope this helps you gain some clarity on what some of the benefits of getting engagement photos taken are!

5 Reasons To Take Engagement Photos

Engagements

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Engagements

Sam and Natalie are two of the sweetest humans you will ever meet! They’re a couple that makes me feel lucky to get to be doing this! You can just tell how much they love each other, and when you’re around them you can’t help but feel ALL the feels. Check out their Acacia Reservation engagement session!

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