Sherry & Alex | Cleveland Botanical Garden WeddingMay 8, 2015

Cleveland Ohio Botanical Garden Wedding
Sherry and Alex were the BEST couple to help me kick off my 2015 wedding season. These two are so incredibly sweet with each other and everyone around them. All day they made sure that my second shooter Samantha and I were well taken care of. One of my favorite memories from their day? When we showed up to the reception and saw that they had set aside a table for us labeled “Beauty Capturers.” I think I laughed out loud, but I had been laughing the whole day so it was just another happy moment.

Sherry is hilarious … in a really unexpected way. One minute she was talking with her bridesmaids, the next she had them cracking up at the punchline of one her infamous jokes (telling jokes is a habit she picked up in med school). Alex didn’t stop smiling at her the entire day. He has the kindest disposition I’ve ever witnessed, and the two of them together are unstoppable.

Some of my other favorite moments from their day:

  • Sherry reading The Little Prince while she was waiting to go to the first look.
  • The flowering trees that started blooming just in time for Sherry and Alex’s sunny wedding day!
  • The hilarious groomsmen group hug.
  • Listening to the ceremony (and reception!) translated into Chinese for out-of-country guests.
  • Sherry and Alex’s Chinese tea ceremony.
  • Alex’s violin performance.

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Ceremony and Reception: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Videographer: KRR Production
Cake: Tai Wah Chinese Restaurant
Hair Stylist: Ramona Dauksa
Bride’s Dress: Simply Bridal
Honeymoon: Singapore and Indonesia!

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Silk Heirloom AlbumMay 4, 2015

RedTree Albums
Ahhhh! It’s here! My massive new sample album featuring Katie and Mason’s wedding. Massive because in 12 inches by 12 inches, and the champagne silk looks SO good on my mint green coffee table. This is the first time I’ll be offering silk heirloom albums, along with leather and linen. I adore the way the silk complements the film photos inside. It’s so pretty that I want to order another …

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As much as I love blogging, nothing beats looking at pretty photos in your lap. Feeling the slightly pebbled pages and seeing the vibrant colors firsthand is the best.

Heirloom Wedding Album
This photo is HUGE! I love the magnitude of the 12×12 album.

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May GoalsMay 1, 2015

Flowering Spring Tree

There’s this tree right at the edge of our front yard that seems to keep me in tune with the seasons. In the spring, it’s gorgeous. Lots of pretty white flowers everywhere. I know it’s officially spring when I see that thing in bloom. And I think (I think!) spring is finally here in Cleveland, Ohio, because that tree is snow white. Finally! Better late than never, right?

For me, spring brings the start of wedding season, and I dive headfirst into BUSY this month. I will be the first to admit to you that when I see all those days on my calendar marked with meetings and weddings and sessions, I get overwhelmed. I’m 100% goals oriented and deadline driven, but I tend to forget to take things one day at a time.

I was recently listening to this podcast and was struck by the idea of slowing down to gain more. Seems counterproductive, right? Wrong! Erin Loechner told Jess Lively that she walks to do errands instead of drives (I’m SO guilty of jumping in the car to go down the block. It’s embarrassing!) and sometimes hand washes her clothes, and by doing these things–taking time to savor each task and be more hands on in life–she’s fully aware and appreciative of each responsibility, no matter how mundane. And then she’s more productive when she’s working. Wow. I needed to hear that at the start of busy season! And you know what? I think I’ll walk to the coffee shop today and enjoy the flowering trees. :)

May Goals

  • Finish The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and read Animal Dreams
  • Plant our garden (lots of flowers and herbs this year!)
  • Finish our living room mantel design
  • Host our annual family cookout
  • Go on at least two bike rides
  • Put together a Summer Fun list with Nathan
  • CANCEL our cable for the summer (yes, we still have cable! Contemplating getting rid of it completely …)
  • Shoot six weddings and have two of them + two April weddings fully edited by the time June rolls around
  • Keep my Inbox below 15 at the end of each workday

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Piper & FamilyApril 28, 2015

Bay Village Ohio Family Photographer
Little Miss Piper brought her whole family to the beach to play. Her mom and dad chased her on the sand, her grandma kissed her cute cheeks and her uncle lifted her high in the air while she squealed. Piper is independent and unabashedly herself. She also isn’t stingy with the smiles and giggles. :)

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