Janean & Brendan | The Club at Hillbrook Chagrin Falls Wedding

One thing about getting behind on blogging ... I get to relive all these gorgeous wedding days months later! :)

Janean and Brendan had a beautiful summer wedding at one of my very favorite Cleveland venues: The Club at Hillbrook. That place is so dreamy and it was the perfect setting for them to start their lives together. Officially! These two had been long distance for years and their favorite thing about their wedding day finally arriving was that they'd get to live in the same place together for the first time since college. I'd say that's reason to celebrate!

Ceremony: Divine Word Catholic Church
Reception: The Club at Hillbrook
Cakes: Michael Angelo's
Acoustic Musician: Eric Butler
Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero, Galleria Gowns
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Honeymoon: Bermuda!

Christie & Charlie | Pinecroft Estate Cincinnati Wedding

Almost a year later, this wedding is still just as sweet. And it gets me super excited for spring. :)

Christie and Charlie met at OSU freshman year and they never looked back. Through summers apart, medical school and planning for a life together in another state, these two say their favorite thing about the other is that they're perfectly balanced.

I have to agree, and that's just from one beautiful day spent photographing their new marriage. Christie and Charlie were never happier that day than when they were together. There was a lightness and reassurance every time we did a few portraits together, when they wed in the orchard at Pinecroft Estate, and when they danced through the night. What a beautiful thing to witness.

Congrats, you guys!

Ceremony and Reception: Pinecroft at Crosley Estate
Caterer: Funky's
Florist: Floral Verde
Cake: Maribelle Cakery
DJ: DJ Toad
Makeup Artist: Simply Makeup & Hair
Hair Stylist: Carly Kipp
Bride's Dress: Jenny Yoo, Carrie Karibo
Bride's Shoes: Calvin Klein
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale, Nordstrom
Honeymoon: Greece!

Wedding Details at The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm

Since I became a wedding photographer more than five years ago, I've had a handful of clients who have requested that I keep (most of) their wedding photos private. This can be a little bit tricky because I obviously use my client's photos in my own portfolio to book more work.

While I obviously want to showcase beautiful weddings, I also understand that brides and grooms have personal or professional reasons for keeping photos private ... and they still deserve beautiful wedding photos! I'm lucky to be at the stage in my business where I can afford to give up a model release here and there and it not affect my bookings, but I'm not going to sugarcoat it: When I book a beautiful wedding with a beautiful couple who have hired amazing wedding vendors, it's so sad to give up that piece of the project!

Lucky for me, this bride and groom who were married last spring agreed to me sharing detail photos from their day, and I'm so, so glad I have the chance to show off their vision AND credit some talented vendors (Fair Rarity did the beautiful florals; Borrow Rentals provided the farmhouse tables, the furniture and other big reception details; and The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm lent the perfect reception venue).


Erica & Chris | Cleveland Ritz-Carlton Winter Wedding

Erica and Chris first locked eyes across a printer at Deloitte. No, seriously. It'd take them a whole year to officially meet and talk though, this time across happy hour drinks and pizza, after Erica finished her internship with the firm.

I can't say enough good things about these two. It had to be fate that they met because they are the best of the best. Not only do they love each other fiercely, they love their families and friends and go out of their way to show them so. Erica and Chris are thoughtful, funny, extraordinarily kind, and both of them always have a smile on their faces. Anyone who knows them can attest to the fact that they're really fun to be around. I'm pretty sure these photos will prove it!

Erica and Chris, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful experience from start to finish! You make everyone feel special and that, in turn, makes you guys the most special.

Ceremony: St. Michael Church
Reception: The Ritz-Carlton
Florist: Molly Taylor and Co.
Videographer: JFray Productions
Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes
Band: Rock the House Live!
Makeup Artist: Lindsay London
Hair Stylist: MC Hair
Bride's Dress: Stella York, The Dress Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy, Bella Bridesmaids
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo
Honeymoon: Anguilla and St. Maarten!