Mary Kay & Jim : 5.28.16

I have known Mary Kay for about 16 years. I was the nanny for her grandaughters and occasionally her grandsons too! These kids were so important to me for so many years and now they are all grown, off doing their own things. I miss when they were little but it have been so nice to see them grow up!

I was so excited when Mary Kay asked me to capture her little wedding. It was truly an honor working with this family. The Carroll’s have always treated me like family and I am forever grateful for them and all they have done for me!

Their wedding was special and intimate. A cute little ceremony in a chapel and a nice reception back at Mary Kay and Jim’s home. I was happy to capture all of it!

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Left to right, Morgan, Molly and Meredith. Morgan was not even 2 when I started babysitting for this family! The other girls came along after and were a huge part of my life for about 7 years until I went off to college!

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Thank you again Mary Kay & Jim!

Haley and Alex : Engagment : 5.27.16

This was a fun shoot! I met this couple last fall and knew immediately we would mesh well! They are laid back and fun and I had a great time at this shoot!

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Alex was a Marine and is now a police officer. I love to incorporate personal touches in shoots! The couple also recently purchased a home and are very proud of it! So we took photos there as well!

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April & Dan : 5.14.16

This post is slightly different than what you normally see from me, mainly because this wedding was different from many weddings I shoot. This wedding was intimate and unique and I wish I could do more weddings like this. Let me say though, that I will always enjoy big and formal weddings because while a lot of weddings are the same, each one is special in its own way.

April & Dan have been together for a long time. Rather than getting carried away (which is easy to do when planning a wedding) they chose to focus on making sure their guests had a great time and that their wedding centered around the two of them. They didn’t have a huge bridal party or a big party bus. There was no 45 minute long ceremony. This wedding had lots of adorable little personal touches and felt very much laid back and fun, like the two of them.

I chose to only include photos of April & Dan. They honored their friends and family, just like at every wedding, but I felt this post should reflect their wedding and I really love this collection of shots of just the two of them.

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Dan is a firefighter. I always love incorporating stuff like this into weddings. It is obviously a big part of their lives and I was excited to integrate this into their wedding photos!

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Reception was at Vermillion on the Lake. Love this place, have been a couple times in the past!

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Love this shot of them outside the lodge!

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Plans for an outdoor ceremony were foiled by Mother Nature, but the ceremony indoors was cute and comfortable for everyone!

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Dan and April are fellow Golden Retriever parents like my husband and I! I absolutely adored their cake topper, so cute!

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Thank you Dan and April for including me! Your wedding was one of my favorites!

Anthony & Denise : 4.16.16

I’m back! It has been a winter/early spring packed with lots of changes for me both personally and professionally! I am really looking forward to this new wedding season and I loved kicking it off with this couple!

I met Denise through a very good friend of mine and have really enjoyed getting to know her and Anthony! They are super funny and it made the day so much fun!

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After the salon we headed to Denise and Anthony’s house for some getting ready shots.

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Then it was off to the church!

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We headed downtown with the bridal party and braved the high winds and chilly temps, but everyone had fun! There were so many fun shots I had a hard time choosing, so here are some great photos of the bride and groom.

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This couple’s reception was one of the most unique venues I have ever seen, The Parma Astrodome. It was so cool inside, such a great idea!

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Thank you Anthony and Denise for including me on your big day!

Megan & Ryan : 1.30.16

What a wild Saturday I had…the weather was a bizarre and balmy 55 degrees. The bridal party was absolutely hysterical and kept me on my toes all day long. Here are some of my favorites from Megan and Ryan’s wedding!

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Ryan had one of the most genuine and heartfelt reactions I have ever seen when he saw his bride coming down the aisle. It was an awesome moment!

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We ventured over to Coe Lake in Berea…I was there a few weeks ago with a bridal party but this time it was sans jacket. I just couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have such nice weather!

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After Coe Lake we went downtown. I just love this shot of them in front of the Terminal Tower.

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One of my favorite bridal parties ever, they kept me laughing all day!

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Thank you Megan and Ryan for trusting me with your special day!

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Mike & Kate : 1.16.16

Happy New Year!

January has been super busy and productive for me! I have been catching up on editing, doing bridal fairs and shooting some beautiful winter weddings!

Here are some previews from a wedding I did a couple weeks back!

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I met Mike and Kate a VERY long time ago. Kate was smart to book WAY ahead in advance! We have really gotten to know each other over this time period and I was very excited that the day was finally here!

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It was a chilly day but we managed to get some beautiful shots. Really happy with how these turned out!

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Mike is a firefighter/paramedic so we spent some time at the fire station he works at!

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We moved everyone over to Coe Lake, a favorite of mine!

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Their reception was at Springvale Ballroom, another favorite of mine!

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I had a great time with this couple and hope to work with them on future milestones!

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