Brant & Mary Pat : 9.26.15

Wedding #2 of this weekend for me and I couldn’t be happier with the results of this one! Absolutely loved working with this bride, I also shot her cousin Leah’s wedding a few weeks back!

I loved how relaxed and fun this bridal party was, definitely made my day go by fast!

Thanks to Alicia who was here to assist all day!

Here are some of my favorite images of the day.

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Brant wrote her a beautiful note and gave her customized Ray Bans!

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Off to the ceremony, love Brant’s expressions as he saw Mary Pat coming down the aisle.

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It was Mary Pat’s idea to get this awesome group shot of the congregation, I got them to cheer 🙂

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Another Satruday spent with a bridal party in the Flats! Love the variation of photos you can get in this area, such a cool place!

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We stopped and checked out the new mural on W. 25th and I was really excited about the way it turned out!

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We also stopped at Merry Arts in Lakewood where Mary Pat used to work 🙂

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Loved the decor of this reception!

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Christina & Nick : 9.25.15

Another friend wedding! Christina is the younger sister of a friend of mine from school and it was a pleasure working with her and her lovely fiance (now husband) Nick!

The day was low key and fun, I really enjoyed all of the personal touches these two added to their day, you’ll see them throughout this post!

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Christina’s Mom grew all of the flowers for the wedding in her backyard. The Dahlias that she had were absolutely stunning and I tried to incorporate those in several images.

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Christina also wore her Mother’s wedding dress!

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The bride and groom had a very emotional first look in her parent’s backyard.

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We headed downtown for bridal party photos!

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It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with fantastic lighting! Really excited about these!

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Christina made that darling little cake topper!

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Baby E : 9.24.15

I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful little lady today for the first time! I have known her mama for 15 + years and shot her wedding too! It is so fun to watch friends become Moms and I am so excited for this little family!

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Such a beautiful baby!

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M’s Senior Portraits : 9.21.15

I have known this beautiful girl since she was a year old. I babysat for her and her sisters from the time I was 14. Now she is a senior in high school and it is still impossible for me to believe!

We started out at the Prayer’s for Maria sunflower field in Avon. This field of over 2 million sunflowers was planted in memory of a little girl who passed from cancer. The sunflowers are only in bloom for about a month, so this was definitely special! I loved the way the photos turned out there, here are a few of my favorites.

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Probably time for her to just go ahead and be a model.

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Thanks Morgan! And thanks Heather for asking me to do this!

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The V Family : 9.20.15

It was a pleasure meeting this family and working with them for the first time! They were so loving and wonderful with each other, I barely gave any direction…it was so nice!

This was a quick mini shoot in the Old River area in Rocky River.

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Really loved meeting this family. Thanks guys for asking me to do this!

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John & Becky : 9.12.15 : Shot by Alicia

I never had the pleasure of meeting Becky in person, but when she originally contacted me I was open for a majority of the 12th. Her wedding fell during times where I didn’t have anything going on so I was excited to shoot her backyard wedding in Grafton.

Unfortunately, life happens and our family lost my husband’s Grandfather just about a week before this wedding, so I was unable to attend this wedding myself because he was laid to rest on the 12th. My main shooting partner Alicia was there to save the day and she took over for me. Before I praise Alicia for how amazing she is, I want to thank my other shooting partner, Sam, for taking over part of my other wedding on the 12th!

This is why it is always important for photographers to have a team of other photographers they know and trust. I started implementing a team of girls working with me when I was pregnant with my daughter, in the event something were to happen. This protects everyone, especially clients!

Now for some amazing photos by Alicia!

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Alicia loved how relaxed the vibe was. She was very complimentary of the entire wedding, especially John and Becky.

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Absolutely love this shot of them during their ceremony. Great job Alicia!

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I want to thank Becky for contacting me and entrusting Alicia to take over your day. It really looks beautiful. And thank you again Alicia for all of your hard work.

Photos by Alicia

Edits by Manda

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Since this blog is so personal to me, I just wanted to share the last photo of my children, mother in law Gayle taken with Grandpa Art. He was a special guy with a great sense of humor and we miss him!

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Kealy & Joe : 9.19.15

Weddings are fun for me but even more so when my clients are first and foremost, my friends. Kealy and I know each other through her sister Lauren who is a close friend of mine. I love their entire family and I am very fortunate to capture a second McNally wedding! I have enjoyed getting to know Joe over the past year of planning this wedding and look forward to seeing these two at future family events and the occasional run-ins at the bar!

The day started off incredibly early for me, but I don’t think I stopped laughing from the second I arrived. Once everyone was ready I snuck the girls away for a group shot.

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These earrings belonged to Kealy’s Grandma, Lauren also wore these on her wedding day and I also got a shot of the box they came in because I just think it is so special!

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My shooting partner Alicia was with the guys over at the church and spent time with them while they were getting ready. I really like this one of Joe and his brothers!

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Love this shot I got of Joe watching Kealy come down the aisle…

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We managed to dodge the rain off and on for photos in The Flats. I love the industrial look that Kealy wanted, really turned out cool!

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^ Groomsmen shot by Alicia ^

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Reception was at Aherns and it was nothing less than I expected. A lot of good food, booze and hilarious dancers. I had a terrible time picking out favorite images from this reception!

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I want to thank Kealy, Joe and their families for including me yesterday. I always feel so welcomed working with them and I had so much fun!

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