P.S. You’re Beautiful | Akron Ohio Makeup ArtistOctober 21, 2014

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One of the best things about being a small business owner is getting to know other small business owners. I’ve met so many cool people in this industry, and Karen Cole of P.S. You’re Beautiful definitely qualifies as cool. Not only is Karen an artist with her makeup brushes, she’s good at about 968 other things as well. This lady is passionate about her craft and such a breath of fresh air! If you’re looking for a wedding makeup artist or just want to get dolled up for a night on the town, definitely give Karen a ring. She’ll make you feel beautiful!

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Karen does a lot of the makeup for Cleveland Ballet Conservatory dancers (which just so happens to be run by the beautiful Kerry and taught by the lovely Heather. I’m so thankful to have been referred within this circle! These ladies are awesome).

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Karen’s studio space is so pretty.

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And then we headed outdoors for some editorial photos. I am a huge fan of this weathered porch …

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Thanks, Karen! I had so much fun with you!

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The Johnson Family | Bathgate Scotland Film Lifestyle PhotosOctober 14, 2014

Bathgate Scotland Film Family Photos
I’ve talked about our friends Lindsey and Alex a lot on this blog. They are some of the best people I know, and I can’t wait until we live on the same continent again! The main reason Nathan and I visited Scotland last month was to spend some time with the Johnson family and see what their life is like in the outskirts of Edinburgh. As awesome as Skype is, it just doesn’t paint the whole picture, you know? Plus, I wanted to hang out with my buddy Evie some more. :)

I have lots more photos of our time in Scotland coming soon, but I wanted to share my very first ALL film lifestyle session with this adorable family. Evie’s resemblance to a doll makes these photos that much more precious. She’s the sweetest little lady!

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Looking at this photo makes me smile. It makes me smile real big.

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Their dog, Henry, is the most well-behaved pup I’ve ever met. He also loves walks and is so patient with little Evie.

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Just a typical evening for the Johnsons. I like the coziness of this one.

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Oh, Evester. (Can I call her that, Lindsey? I think she’d like it.) This girl is a rockstar sleeper, lover of banana porridge and my backseat buddy.

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Love you guys.

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Kinsale and Cliffs of Moher, Ireland | TravelOctober 10, 2014

Kinsale Ireland Harbor
Here’s the thing about traveling: It’s so easy NOT to do it. There are so many reasons why now isn’t a good time to explore the world … we can’t take time off work, it’s expensive, we have too many responsibilities at home, etc., etc. I get it. Nathan and I toss around these (legitimate!) excuses all the time. After talking about this trip for years, I wasn’t quite sure it was really going to happen. But you know what? All that scrimping and saving and going without was worth it.

As I get older, I realize that having experiences and creating memories is more important to me than stuff. Traveling really opens your eyes to the world and allows you to spend quality time with people you may have been neglecting. I am the first to admit that I can get waaaaay too wrapped up in work, and this trip was just what we needed to reset our focus. Stuff will always be there, but once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the people you love won’t.

So if you’ve been putting off a trip–to Europe or to the next city over–I urge you to DO IT! You won’t regret it. I promise!

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The next stop in our tour of Ireland was Kinsale (see part 1 here). It’s a beautiful little harbor town in the south of Ireland.

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The cafes in Kinsale were delicious and so cozy. It was a little chilly on the water, so afternoon tea was really welcomed.

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I have to give a shout out to Don of Don & Barry’s Historic Kinsale Walking Tour. The whole stroll was so informative (Kinsale has a LOT of history!), and I just loved Don’s hat!

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Then we headed to the Cliffs of Moher, which was absolutely breaktaking. A must-see if you’re ever in Ireland!

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It’s insane how close you can get to the edge! It is not a tiny drop.

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Where we stayed: Golden Gate House (Kinsale), Twin Peaks B&B (Doolin)
Where we ate: Poet’s Corner, The Shack, Janey Mac, Bruno’s (Kinsale), Gus O’Connor’s Pub (Doolin)
What we did: Explored the Kinsale Harbor Walk, took Don & Barry’s Historic Kinsale Walking Tour, walked around Charles Fort (Kinsale), visited the Cliffs of Moher and hiked along the coastal walk (near Doolin)

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Lauren & Matt | Windows on the River Cleveland WeddingOctober 7, 2014

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One of my favorite things about Lauren and Matt–aside from the fact that they’re high school sweethearts!–is how genuine they are. These two are class acts and so are their friends and family. I feel like I say this about all my clients … but that’s because I have the best clients! Lauren and Matt  had perma-smiles the whole day and were just such a joy to be around.

Lauren and Matt, thank you for your fantastic attitudes and willingness to have fun and laugh in front of my camera. Your wedding is one of my most memorable of 2014, and I’m so grateful to have been your photographer. Lots of love and happiness to you two.

A special shout out to my friend Carolyn of Carolyn Ann Photography for second shooting with me!

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Lauren, you were such a beautiful bride!

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What a fabulous wedding party!

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Thanks, Carolyn, for this gorgeous photo!

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You guys are so fun. :)

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After photographing portraits downtown and in the Flats, we headed to Windows on the River for the reception. This was my first time shooting there and it didn’t disappoint!

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Ceremony: Saint Albert the Great
Reception: Windows on the River
Florist: Creations by Lynn
Cake: Wild Flour Bakery
DJ: Jerry Bruno (Dan Cormier)
Makeup and Hair: Chatterbox Hair Salon
Bride’s Dress: Coming Attractions, Mori Lee

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