Cleveland Museum of Art Engagement Session with Amanda and Dean

engagement session at cleveland museum of art

Last May I met up with Amanda and Dean for their engagement session on a super windy day at Cleveland Museum of Art.  Sometimes you just have to roll with what Ohio weather throws at you!  These two just smiled and let me keep repositioning them to keep the wind blowing the hair in the right ways!

Their wedding was a few months later and I can’t wait for you all to see it – such a perfect day!

(more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Spring Maternity Session at Seacrest Arboretum in Wooster

Spring Maternity Session at Seacrest Arboretum

I should apologize for my lack of blogging.  I’m now over a year behind on my blog, a few months behind on my Facebook and my Instagram is mostly not updated.  While I should have spent the downtime catching up, updating and doing all the behind the scenes work I instead bought a Nintendo Switch Lite and played a lot of Animal Crossing and read a lot of books.  In retrospect it’s a pretty healthy way to cope with the sudden loss of my job and career so I’m trying to stop apologizing for what I haven’t done.  2020 has been a YEAR… and it’s only August!

Now that is all out of the way, let us get to the good stuff like Amber and Andrew and this long-awaited maternity session!  It’s wild to look back on these photos because I photographed this little babe’s 1st birthday party back in June!  Their son is the sweetest little man who has the brightest smile.  I photographed their wedding in my first year of business (!) and have documented different stages of their lives over the years.  I even took pictures of their secret maternity session the winter before when they knew they were pregnant but hadn’t told anyone yet.

When Amber reached out to me about doing their maternity photos I told her about how I would be photographing a wedding nearby and it just-so-happened to be where they got married.  It was quickly decided that after Emma and Cory’s wedding I’d meet up with them at Seacrest Arboretum for their maternity session.  The light was PERFECT and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful.  I loved how there were so many flowers in bloom as well!

(more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

Secrest Arboretum and Quailcrest Farm Wedding with Emma and Cory

Secrest Arboretum Wedding in May

About two months ago I started this blog post fully intending to have it go live long before their first anniversary.  Then my brother in law had a medical issue and open heart surgery during a pandemic and well, it’s been a helluva spring.  I took a bit of a step back from the ‘busy work’ of my job to handle all of the fun things that happen when a pandemic hits just as wedding season gets underway.  So I’m back, my BIL is doing great and I’ve got a pretty good system on handling 2020 couples that are wanting to shift dates.  Whew!  So, let’s fly back to a year ago today.  When it wasn’t SNOWING like it is right now as I type this.

Emma and Cory got married on a STUNNING spring day at Secrest Arboretum.  I hadn’t been there since Amber and Andrew got married there long before the tornado (and got to smoosh in a quick maternity session with them after this wedding there, so perfect).  The flowers were all blooming, it was warm and SO sunny.  They’ve made so many beautiful changes to the arboretum since my last visit and the area where they hold wedding ceremonies is absolutely stunning!

I can’t believe it took over 10 years to get there but Cory was the FIRST Cory I’ve had as a client!  Later in 2019 I had another Cory (and will have another one this year) so it seems that the Corey/Cory draught is finally over!  LOL!

One thing I really loved about Emma and Cory’s wedding is that it was a simple but lovely wedding.  While they did have a reception, it wasn’t full of formalities and instead was a casual afternoon with loved ones and great food.  The guests all seemed to enjoy themselves – especially all the kiddos who had a blast running around together.  The younger ones stayed inside at Quailcrest Farm while the older kids were outside playing with the games set up and running in the fields nearby.  It was the most perfect Ohio wedding!

Thank you both so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day!  I hope that your first anniversary is a wonderful day!

Cake: Cake Wasted / Catering: Buehler’s / Ceremony: Secrest Arboretum / Florist: Wooster Floral & Gifts / Reception: Quailcrest Farm

(more…)

no comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *