Jonathan & Ashley : 7.26.15

Was really happy to meet this couple tonight and give them this engagement shoot! We spent the evening at Rocky River park, such a beautiful night! There are so many images I really love from this session!

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Jonathan is a police officer so we incorporated that into the shoot! I always love personal touches put into sessions!
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Ashley is from California and Jonathan is from Ohio so we also made sure to incorporate the beach as well as the greenery of the surrounding park! Perfect combination of both home states!

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We all were a little adventurous and headed into the water to get some of my favorite shots of the night! Thanks guys for being good sports!

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I want to thank this couple for asking me to do this! Congratulations!

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If you are interested in a shoot like this, contact me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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Baby R : 7.21.15

VERY excited to meet this little one! He was born to VERY deserving parents who are wonderful people. It always fills my heart with joy to see loving people welcome a baby. This is such a special time for all of them and I was very happy to capture these moments for them.

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The new parents were handling this time like pros. Seriously. You would never guess that this was their first time around. It was so fun to watch them interact with him, they were both so calm and collected. I still have not reached a point of being calm and collected, my children are 7 and almost 2. Totally jealous of how relaxed they are!

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Beautiful light poured into his room and I definitely took advantage of that!

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^ Definitely my favorite image of the day ^

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Thank you so much Erin and Greg for asking me to do this!

If you are interested in a shoot please email me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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Baby A : 7.14.15

I was very excited to meet this little lady! Her Mom and I went to high school together, I shot her wedding and I shot her friends wedding on June 27th (she was in it and 9 months pregnant!) I was anticipating her arrival and she made her appearance last week!

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I was so happy to incorporate their dog into these photos!

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Carrie looks so great, she was only a few days post partum here and looked beautiful! This is such a special time for new families and I always make sure to incorporate them in the photos, even if they are basically zombies!

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Thank you guys for asking me to capture this important time!

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If you are interested in booking a shoot, please email me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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The M Family : 7.13.15

Been meaning to add a couple shoots I did last week!

This mama happens to be a photographer and was kind enough to hire me to do her family’s photos! Its always flattering when this happens and it always reminds me that I really need someone to do our photos (haven’t done them in 4 years, oops)

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The little ladies in this family were not dishing out their smiles, but I find candid and natural photos to be best anyway! The smiles I did get were both beautiful and genuine!

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Especially love being able to capture little personalities!

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I want to thank this family for asking me to do this!

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If you are interested in my photography services please email me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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Amanda & Dylan : 7.11.15

Amanda was referred to me by a couple mutual friends and it was SO fun working this wedding. I must have been laughing half of the day, the bridal party was hysterical, particularly the girls. Just all around a really fun day and a nice change of pace for me!

The day started off at Amanda’s parents house in Rocky River. Definitely enjoyed the relaxing morning everyone had!

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Absolutely loved Amanda’s dress, so beautful!

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Off to the ceremony and what a lovely ceremony it was! I really enjoyed the sentiments that the reverend offered and how light hearted the ceremony was!

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Then it was off to take bridal party photos in Olmsted Falls. Such a beautiful setting and the weather was perfect!

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Then we were off the Irish American Club in Olmsted Falls! This wedding was basically the Irish version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding! Both families are Irish, some relatives even came from Ireland. I loved every second of it!

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Loved the decor of this wedding!

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So much fun dancing at this one! I had a great time!

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I want to thank Amanda & Dylan for including me on their wedding day!

If you are interested in photos, contact me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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Brian & Jennifer : 7.10.15

I met this happy couple after they were referred to me by a local catering company. We met back in January at their home in Tremont and I immediately connected with them. They are both intelligent, witty and fun…I really enjoyed working with them on their wedding day!

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I started off stopping by their home to snap a few getting ready shots. Jennifer was very relaxed and happy, which is not always the norm for brides! We then headed over to Lincoln Park in Tremont for the first look.

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I love doing first looks. I think they are just as special, if not more, than just coming down the aisle. The couple has a private (somewhat) moment together, typically getting their emotions out, nerves out etc.. It is really one of my favorite things to do!

Once that was over, we bounced around Tremont for some bridal party shots and shots of the couple.

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The church is absolutely stunning. I am constantly blown away by the architecture in local churches in the Cleveland area. I have been to this church before but it never ceases to wow me!

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After the ceremony we headed over the the Ariel International Center in Cleveland for the reception. Great location that I have been to once before. We even got some shots on the roof!

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Awesome reception full of great dancing and fun!

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I want to thank Jennifer & Brian for including me on their wedding day.

If you are interested in my photography services, please email me at mandawakeman@yahoo.com

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Amanda & Bryan Engagement : 7.4.15

Amanda and I met back at a client’s wedding forever ago and she was kind enough to hire me now that it is time for her to get married! I really have enjoyed getting to know her, she is fun and very sweet. This was my first time meeting Bryan, not surprisingly he was also very sweet! I can’t wait for their country wedding in October! Here are just a few sneak peeks of their session!

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Thanks guys!

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