Olivia & Bobby wed at the Parker Family Farm in Akron. This place was gorgeous! They have a huge barn for the reception space, tons of farmland, plenty of farm animals, and a neat little pond. I loved getting to shoot in so many neat areas in one location.

My favorite part of the day was the first look. Olivia & Bobby have been waiting a long time to get married, so the day was filled with much anticipation and excitement. It was so sweet to witness. 🙂

We finished off the day with some sunset photos and alpacas! So fun!

Thanks Olivia & Bobby for having me! first-look-wedding-bridePINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-wedding-portraitPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaid-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-photos-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-photos-weddingPINIMAGE groomsmen-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremony-first-kissPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-dogsPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE cake-cutting-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-toastsPINIMAGE wedding-reception-toastsPINIMAGE wedding-reception-toastsPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE farm-weddingPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE father-daughter-dance-weddingPINIMAGE mother-son-dance-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE

Venue: Parker Family Farm in Akron

Catering: Village Catering

Videographer: Jess Heckert & Kyle Hang

Cake: Edible Designs

Florist: Countryside Florist

Entertainment: TKO Entertainment

Wedding Dress: Brides by Demetrios

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: JF J. Ferrar

Honeymoon: Mexican Cruise!

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I hit the jackpot with Anna & Mike. I’ve never met two people so warm, kind and funny. Starting the day with Anna was one hour of constant giggles. Anna and her friends are hilarious, which resulted in some of my favorite preparation photos ever. On top of these ladies being super funny, they were also so sweet. They care deeply for their girl, Anna and it really showed.

Mike & Anna started out as friends, who grew into best friends and then started dating. I’m really not surprised it started out this way. You can’t help but want to be friends with these two, their joy just rubs off on you.

The ceremony was held in the gorgeous Japanese Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. After the ceremony we wandered around the gardens, just the three of us. Then we headed to the Cleveland Museum of Art with the Bridal Party. It was a perfect 75 degree day in July, I was definitely getting spoiled all around.

The most entertaining part of the day was the bouquet toss. It got caught in the draped fabric on the ceiling. I won’t spoil the rest, you’ll have to scroll down to see.

Anna & Mike, I’m so glad we became friends! Let’s get that ice cream soon! 🙂 wedding-dress-wedding-shoesPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE groomsmen-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE groom-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE garden-wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremony-first-kissPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-photos-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-photos-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-photos-weddingPINIMAGE groomsmen-photos-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-cakePINIMAGE wedding-receptionPINIMAGE cake-cutting-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-toastsPINIMAGE wedding-reception-toastsPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE father-daughter-dance-weddingPINIMAGE mother-son-dance-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE bouquet-tossPINIMAGE ring-shot-weddingPINIMAGE

Ceremony: Cleveland Botanical Garden

Portraits: Cleveland Museum of Art

Reception Venue: Michaud’s Catering & Event Center

Cake: Emmycakes

Florist: The Bouqs

Entertainment: Cleveland Music Group

Wedding Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Groom’s Attire: American Commodore

Hair Salon: Studio CEO

Makeup Artist: Jennifer Babb

Honeymoon: Hawaii!

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Sometimes I just click with my couples, sometimes for no rhyme or reason, but other times over things, like dogs. Maura & Mary love dogs. Mary said that she had to contact me when she saw I was a dog lover. In her initial email to me I think she talked more about her dogs then Maura. I knew from the get-go that I really wanted to work with these two. After their engagement session and several texts about various wedding related things, we became friends. I was so excited to spend the day with Mary & Maura when their wedding finally came around. It was a day filled with happy tears, dogs, of course, donuts (also, of course if you know these two), and some amazing dancing.

My favorite part of the wedding, hands down was when their officiant read a passage from the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. It was incredibly powerful and amazing to witness.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. It is so ordered.”

I was so honored to document this wedding and so thankful I got two awesome friends in the process. (Three if you count Whiskey!) invitation-suite-wedding PINIMAGE bride-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-dogPINIMAGE bridal-party-photos-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-portraitsPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-couples-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE same-sex-wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE same-sex-wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE same-sex-wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE same-sex-wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-detailsPINIMAGE wedding-details-donutsPINIMAGE wedding-details-donutsPINIMAGE ring-shot-donutPINIMAGE donut-cake-cutting-weddingPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE first-dance-weddingPINIMAGE father-daughter-dance-weddingPINIMAGE father-daughter-dance-weddingPINIMAGE bouquet-toss-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGEYou might recognize these two from earlier this year. Can’t wait for Erin & Chris’ wedding in October! 🙂

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Venue: West Side Irish American Club

Donuts: Jack Frost Donuts

Florist: Affordable Florals

Entertainment: Audio Extremes

Hair Salon: Folicle

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