Engagement | Colleen & Marshall | Cleveland, OH

•  I met up with Colleen and Marshall and their wedding coordinator/past client Heidi and the day of the meeting they not only booked me but also set up the day (within the month) that they wanted to do their engagement shoot.  I love it when clients are so on the ball with things!!

•  We were so worried that weather was going to create a problem the day of the shoot but it actually ended up being perfect – you just never know what you are going to end with in Ohio, especially after the winter we’ve had (it’s not spring here yet!).  It may not have been a balmy day but it also wasn’t sub zero or raining!

•  After deliberating a bit we ended up doing a random stroll of downtown Cleveland with a similar path of meandering to Sarah and Zack.  The big difference was due to the cold no hecklers were out on East 4th Street, whew!

•  These guys were so fun to play with and were game for anything I tossed their way.  Not a single complaint about the length of the session or the temperatures to boot!  Can’t wait until their October wedding!

•  Marshall was really hesitant about the use of the umbrella during the shoot.  Colleen had purchased it in case the rain did fall but it didn’t but by the point of the day that we figured out it wasn’t raining she was really digging the idea of the umbrella so we ran with it and used it in a few shots.  I always love it when pics that people think are going to be weird or odd they end up being fantastic – much like the umbrella shots.


engagement session in alley on east 4th street in cleveland ohio

I stopped at this spot with Tracy + Dan a couple years ago and I still love it.  It probably has something to do with the fact that I’m a bit obsessed with multi-colored lights.  No clear here!


engagement session at hyatt arcade in cleveland ohio

We popped into The Arcade for a quick warm up and a few quick images before braving the wind again.


black and white engagement portrait on stairs at the arcade in cleveland

I really love the lights on the steps at The Arcade!


engagement portrait with brick wall in downtown cleveland

This brick wall is one of my favorites downtown due to the awesome textures.


engagement portrait cuddling in cleveland

I love this shot so much even if Marshall had a crazy coat collar!


engagement session kissing on nose in cleveland

My favorite image from the day, this was not scripted – Colleen did this all on her own.  Awww right?


engagement portrait in black and white in downtown cleveland

You know the “Mom Shot” was coming right?  Just because the image is more traditional doesn’t mean I don’t love it!


fist bump during engagement session in cleveland ohio

Nothing says love like a fist bump right?  😉


engagement picture in a garage in cleveland

I don’t know why but I absolutely freaking love this shot.  I think it’s because it’s definitely not the ‘norm’ and there are all kinds of leading lines.  Photographer geek moment, forgive me!


black and white engagement image in garage in cleveland

Another image of similar ideas but I can’t choose between the two so you get both!


engagement session in front of sherwin williams sign in cleveland

I like this better than that dude that played basketball’s sign!


engagement session with umbrella in cleveland

The umbrella!  Isn’t it perfect??

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  • Mark ParkerMarch 30, 2011 - 7:39 PM

    Beautiful session Cory Ann! Of course a beautiful couple helps a ton!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • - Corey Ann PhotographyOctober 13, 2011 - 8:02 AM

    […] 13, 2011. Filed under Wedding // •  You may remember this delightful couple from their engagement session last spring in downtown Cleveland.  It was such a fun day and I have been looking forward to this wedding for a […]ReplyCancel

  • - Corey Ann PhotographyJanuary 5, 2012 - 12:54 PM

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