Ellen & Andy’s engagement session is probably one of my all time favorites. I made a connection with these two very early on so I knew the session would be awesome. For starters, The Ledges is a beautiful gem in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, pair that with an adorable couple and you get some magic. We shot until the sun was completely gone – those being some of my favorite images. While they were watching the tail end of the sunset- I heard Ellen say to Andy that he’s a good egg, and then they proceeded to talk about what kind of egg. Weird dad jokes are my favorite so I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself. I’m so excited for their wedding, just so I can hang out with these guys again. 🙂  adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE adventure-engagement-sessionPINIMAGE

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Cleveland weather is predictably unpredictable. Lisa & Justin’s wedding day was no different. It was looking pretty rainy for the first look and then the radar cleared up, so we decided to not use our rain location. It did drizzle, but Lisa was a trooper. I’m always prepared for the elements and I love when my couples embrace them.

Because I photographed Lisa’s twin sister’s wedding last winter there was already a sense of ease going into the day. I knew some of the bridesmaids and of course Lisa’s parents. Speaking of Lisa’s parents – Lisa’s dad gave an amazing speech that had everyone in tears and he can really get down on the dance floor. But, my favorite moment of the day had to be when Justin saw Lisa coming down the aisle. He started crying, took a deep breath, and smiled. Even though they already had a first look, he still gave the reaction every bride hopes for (see! first looks aren’t evil 😉 .)

L&J – Thank you for welcoming me into your lives and allowing me to share in your special day!

Special thanks to Andrea Hallgreen for second shooting with me! bride-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bride-getting-ready-weddingPINIMAGE bride-shoesPINIMAGE first-look-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-weddingPINIMAGE bridal-party-weddingPINIMAGE bridesmaids-photosPINIMAGE bridesmaids-photosPINIMAGE groomsmen-photosPINIMAGE groomsmen-photosPINIMAGE 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 bride-groom-portraits-weddingPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-ceremonyPINIMAGE wedding-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-toasts-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-toasts-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-toasts-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-toasts-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-reception-first-dancePINIMAGE father-daughter-dance-wedding-receptionPINIMAGE mother-son-dance-wedding-receptionPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE wedding-reception-dancingPINIMAGE ring-shot-weddingPINIMAGE

Venue: Tom’s Country Place

Portraits: The Flats

Entertainment: TKO Entertainment

Officiant: Shannon Hajek

Hair and Makeup: Brittney Haponek

Cupcakes: Cupcake Wishes

Wedding Dress: Jewel, David’s Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse

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