2019 Year in Review – Weddings

I am so far behind in blogging *ducks head* but I would be remiss if I didn’t at least do a Year in Review post to show off all the beautiful weddings I was blessed to have photographed this year.  From family weddings, to best friends saying I do, to DISNEY WORLD and back again – it was a year to remember!  Thank you all for such a great year!

Starting with the nearest and dearest to my heart, my sister in law Cat married her perfect match, Chris.  I photographed their wedding in Columbus and we went to Highbanks Metro Parks for photos on an unseasonably beautiful day in April for Ohio.

Wedding portrait at Highbanks Metro Parks in April in Columbus Ohio

Next up was a beautiful wedding at the beginning of May in Wooster.  I returned to Secrest Arboretum for Emma and Cory’s beautiful wedding beneath the trees and their lovely casual reception that followed at Quailcrest Farm.

Wedding portrait at Seacrest Arboretum in Wooster Ohio

Then I headed down to Dover for a beautiful wedding with Angela and Aaron at Dover Alliance Church.  They did their first look and photos at Reeves Victorian Home and I couldn’t be more obsessed.  Such a beautiful spot for wedding photos!

May wedding portrait at Reeves Victorian Home in Dover Ohio

Next up in the Memorial Day weekend weddings was my husband’s best friend Paul’s wedding to his perfect match, Heidi.  They got married in a small intimate wedding in Alliance at Marlington’s small pavilion at the high school.  I also put on a florist hat and made her bouquet!

Alliance wedding in Ohio in May

At the beginning of June I headed to Medina to meet up with Jordan and Matthew at the beautifully newly renovated Blue Heron Event Center.

Blue Heron Event Center Wedding in June

Then it was time for Claire and Erin’s GORGEOUS wedding at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade.  If this image isn’t enough for you make sure to check out The Knot Ohio, their wedding is featured in the current issue!

Wedding portrait in Public Square in Downtown Cleveland

Next up I met up with the beautiful sister of a past bride of mine, Katie and her gorgeous husband Robert!  They were married at St. Dominic in Shaker Heights and their reception was at the Union Club in Cleveland.

Wedding portrait at Shooters Bridge in Cleveland Ohio

Then I found myself on a rainy day with Rachel and Adam at the beautiful Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland.

Wedding at Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland

Next up was Grace and Jared at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where the rain mostly stopped, whew!

Wedding at Happy Days Lodge in Ohio

Heather and Tim had a stunning wedding at Cleveland City Hall Rotunda on a perfect day in August in downtown Cleveland.

Wedding portrait at Public Square in downtown Cleveland

Melissa and Tomo had a beautiful ceremony at St. John Cantius and reception at A Loft in Cleveland.

Wedding portrait on roof at A Loft Cleveland
Sofia and Michael had a small and perfect intimate wedding at Gervasi Vineyard.

Gervasi Vineyard Wedding in August

Kristen and Shane got married at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and the weather gods were on our side – such a beautiful day!

Wedding at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Rachel and Jeremy had a small and intimate wedding in Pepper Pike at a beautiful park near the City Hall.

Wedding elopement in Pepper Pike Ohio

Amanda and Matt had an amazing wedding at Matt’s family farm in Burbank.

September wedding in Ohio

I returned back to Westfield Blair Conference Center with Katie and Chris for their perfect day!

Blair Conference Center at Westfield

Lorraine and Greg got married at LaMalfa after their first look at Coulby Mansion.

Coulby Mansion wedding portrait

Molly and Cory said I do at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow and followed it up with a beautiful wedding reception at Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls.

October wedding at Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Jessica and Philipp had a perfect small wedding at Sapphire Creek Winery in October.

Wedding at Sapphire Creek Winery in Chagrin Falls

We had gorgeous light and a beautiful wedding day for Allyssa and Chris who were wed at Parkside Church and had a beautiful reception at The Tanglewood Club.

October wedding portrait at Tanglewood Club

After that wedding I headed off to Orlando to photograph Kristin and Mike’s wedding at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin hotel!

Wedding photo at Walt Disney Contemporary Resort Mickey Ears

Luckily the gorgeous fall colors held in for Amanda and Dean’s beautiful wedding day!  They said I do at Mary Queen of the Apostles and danced the night away at Wagner’s of Westlake.

Fall wedding portrait in Westlake Ohio

Rachel and Brian got married at Roses Run Country Club just before Thanksgiving when the weather had finally cooled a bit.

November wedding at Roses Run Country Club

Grace and Jorge got married at Mapleside Farms at the end of November where not only the weather gods shined on us but the football ones did as well, O-H!

Christmas Light wedding photos at Strongsville Commons

Ann Marie and David said I Do at Holy Family in Parma and had their beautiful Christmas themed wedding at Tenk West Bank.

Wedding photo at the jackknife bridge in Cleveland Flats

Finally I said goodbye to 2019 with Erin and Matt at Embassy Suites!

New Year's Eve Wedding in Canton Ohio

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Family Portrait Session / Maternity Session at Cuyahoga Falls National Park

Fall Portrait of a Child in Ohio

Last fall was absolute magic when she finally decided to arrive.  October rained out almost every single session I had scheduled and I had to cross my fingers, toes and do a happy dance in hopes that the beginning of November (one of my FAVORITE fall session times, don’t let October woo you with her beauty!) would bring it.  AND SHE DID.

Before Amanda and Matt’s engagement session I had a lovely family/maternity session with this adorable family and I’m so glad the wee one stayed put so that we could squeeze this session in before their entry to the world!  As you can tell their sister was SUPER excited for this session and her newest sibling as well.

I also want to give a shout out for the SMART portrait session styling on this lovely little lady.  Her parents were so smart!  She was wearing a cream sweater with jeans and boots with a reversible puffer vest.  This meant multiple outfit looks with little fuss!  SO smart.

Finally, I cannot gush about this lovely mama enough.  That gown with those yellow leaves… ahh!  It was such a great day!

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Green Ohio Family Mini Session in a Field

Ohio family mini session in a field

Katy and I have been friends since the 7th Grade so when she booked me for her family session and mentioned that her location was a bit crazy I just rolled with it.  She wasn’t kidding.  It turns out there was a field that she’d been in love with and wanted photos at.  The field involved parking on a busy street and running around in a random field on the side of yet another busy street.  However, I will give Katy massive props, the field WAS beautiful and perfect and totally worth it.

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