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Olmsted Falls Engagement Session in the Fall with Deena and Spencer

Not long after I returned from my yearly trip to New England I met up with Deena and Spencer for their engagement session in Olmsted Falls.  The weather that day was kind of iffy and it was sprinkling a bit off and on but they decided to go for it since their schedules were pretty tight and they weren’t too bothered by a bit of rain.  I am SO glad they did because even though there was a bit of drizzle it really was a perfect day and the images we got were fantastic.

What’s even better is that they were able to have their THREE dogs brought in for the end of their session and you all should know by now just how happy adding beloved pets makes me!  I LOVE working with animals and these guys were a treat and joy to work with.  You’d think it would have been absolute chaos (well, it was a smidge) but they were all quite well behaved.

I can’t wait until I meet back up with these two in September!!

 

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Mr Anthony’s Wedding with Jenna and Nicholas

On a crisp but beautiful fall day (the day before I headed to New England!), I met up with Jenna and Nicholas for their beautiful wedding in Canfield. I was also lucky enough to have the ever amazing Tom Forrest along with me as a second photographer for their magical day.  I started off with Jenna and the ladies as they got ready at her parents home (complete with wedding soup!!) and from start to finish it was one of those weddings that left me with a huge grin and a love for what I do.

Since I had last seen Jenna and Nicholas they had relocated for work and life had been busy!  You wouldn’t know it from seeing them on their wedding day though because they were both so calm and just ready to be married.  Their love is one of beaming smiles and warm fuzzies and it was an absolute joy to document it.

Many congratulations to the two of you!  Thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding day.

Cake Artist: Sugar Showcase / Ceremony: St. Michael’s Church / DJ: Marino Brothers / Reception: Mr. Anthony’s

I started my day with Jenna and the ladies at her parents house and it was so much fun.  I especially loved the cute outfit they had their dog in!

bride with dog before wedding in canfield ohio

Jenna smartly decided to not dress until she got to the church.  I’ve had a lot of brides lately choose to do this and I think it’s a brilliant move, less chance to get stuff mucked up!

bride mother getting bride ready at st michael in canfield

Jenna did a first look with her Dad and then pinned his boutonniere on and he could not stop grinning.  It was adorable.

Bride pinning boutonniere on father before wedding

While I was downstairs with the ladies Tom was with the guys and captured this great photo of them when they arrived and were walking into St. Michael’s Church in Canfield.

groom and groomsman walking into church in canfield ohio

Nicholas had his own first look with his Mom and it was super sweet.

groom and mother first look before wedding ceremony in ohio

I love this portrait that Tom captured of Nicholas.

Groom portrait in black and white before wedding ceremony

The guys looked pretty amazing!

Groom and Groomsman outside of St Michael Church

Before the walk down the aisle Jenna’s Dad took a moment to himself.

Bride

It finally was showtime!

Groom watching Bride walk down aisle

Jenna’s Dad is so proud!

Bride and Father walking down aisle at St. Michael Church

Bride and Dad before Wedding Ceremony in Canfield Ohio

It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony!

Wedding Ceremony in October at St Michael Church in CanfieldThe first kiss!

First Kiss at St Michael Church in Canfield Wedding

They did!

Wedding Processional at St Michael Church Canfield

Their smiles say it all during their exit from St Michael’s!

Exit from wedding ceremony at St Michael Church

After the ceremony we headed over to the ever-popular Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown for their photos.  It was perfect, as always.

Wedding Portraits at Fellows Riverside Gardens

I really loved the gowns that Jenna’s ladies wore!  So pretty and an amazing color!

Bride and Bridesmaids in long blue gowns

How great are these gals and gowns?  Also note the bouquets, aren’t they amazing?

Bride laughing with bridesmaids in blue

THE BRIDE’S MOM MADE THE BOUQUETS!  How amazing is she? She was the florist for the wedding and did an amazing job.

Bride with white and blue floral bouquet

I loved the tuxes these guys wore!

Groom and Groomsman in October in Youngstown Ohio

Seriously, how gorgeous are these two?

Bride and Groom black and white portrait in Youngstown

I love when my clients aren’t afraid to mix it up and have different numbers on each side.

Odd numbered bridal party in Youngstown Ohio

I loved this bridal party!  They were a lot of fun!

Relaxed candid bridal party portrait

If this photo doesn’t sell you on October weddings in Ohio, I don’t know what will.

Bride and Groom after October Wedding in Ohio

The giggles are my favorites.

Bride and Groom giggling under veil

How amazing is Jenna’s gown?

Classic wedding portrait at Fellows Riverside Gardens

One last walk around the gardens before we headed down into Mill Stream Metropark!

Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown Ohio Wedding Photo

With just Jenna and Nicholas with me as their driver (busses apparently aren’t allowed in the park) we headed down to the Silver/Cinderella Bridge inside Mill Stream Run.  It’s such a beautiful bridge and I’m LOVING how it looks with leaves covering it.

Bride and Groom kissing on Cinderella Bridge in Youngstown

You can’t go wrong with a dip – and this bridge needed a dramatic dip!

Bride and Groom dipping at Cinderella Bridge in Youngstown

These two humored me when I saw the way the light was streaming through the trees in the woods next to the parking lot and begged them to go inside for a few photos.  I think it was worth it!

Wedding photo in October in Youngstown Ohio

I loved the centerpieces at their reception at Mr. Anthony’s!

Autumn wedding centerpiece at Mr Anthony

Their sweet, simple and perfect cake from Sugar Showcase was beautiful.

Sugar Showcase white wedding cake in Youngstown

Soon it was time for the entrances and I loved that Nicholas did a baby powder entrance like LeBron James.

Groom doing a LeBron James style entrance to wedding receptionLeBron James style wedding entrance to reception

After dinner the dancing started and their first dance was one of my favorites!

First Dance at Wedding Reception at Mr AnthonyGroom twirling Bride during first dance

I love how they kept dipping all day long!

Groom dipping bride after first dance during wedding reception

Then they continued onto the parent dances with Jenna’s father going first.  I may have teared up watching them dance.

Father daughter first dance at Mr AnthonyFather daughter first dance at Mr AnthonyMother Son dance at wedding reception at Mr Anthony

Once the dance floor opened up the floor was packed all night long thanks to the ever amazing Marino Brothers doing such a great job.

Packed dance floor with Marino Brothers at Mr Anthony

You know I couldn’t close out this post without a ring shot… this one you get two because I couldn’t decide between them.

Wedding rings on glasses at Mr Anthony

Nicholas’s ring is his grandfather’s and I love when rings have sentimental meaning behind them!

Gold glitter background with wedding rings

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Canton Ohio Engagement Session with Amanda and Dylan

In October Ohio sure knows how to put on a show and I was so glad that when she was showing off I had a session booked, especially glad that I had one booked with Amanda and Dylan.  We met up on a particularly beautiful day I met with them at the Canton Garden Center inside McKinley Monument Park.  They are such a sweet and fun couple and I had a great time working with them and playing with the leaves!  I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!

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