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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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

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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

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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Wedding Vendors

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

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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

Wedding Planning

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

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I had so much fun chatting with Cleveland wedding planner Sirpilla Soirées about all things wedding planning! Sirpilla Soirees is such a fun team – Nicole, owner, and Kate, associate planner know how to plan an unforgettable event, and have fun doing it! I loved getting to learn more about what they do and how […]

Cleveland Wedding Planner

Wedding Planning

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Wedding Planning

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from couples is, “what are some reasons to do a first look?” and “should I do a first look?”. And it’s a great question for sure! Maybe you’ve always dreamed of something more traditional. Walking down the aisle and your groom seems you for the first […]

3 Reasons To Do A First Look


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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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Wedding Planning

I know, it took SO much work to finalize all of those vendors, gather up those RSVP’s, and more, and the thought of turning this upside down and starting all over again makes you want to curI up in a ball and cry. totally understand! Let’s work together to simplify this process for you in easier, more manageable steps!

Wedding Postponement Tips