Tracey & Joe | Cleveland City Hall Rotunda WeddingAugust 14, 2014

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Tracey and Joe are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Their families are some of the kindest people. And their friends had some of the sweetest things to say about all of the above. I can’t believe I get to surround myself with such positive, happy people every weekend. I count my blessings every week.

These two met during a ski trip, and while Joe made a good first impression on Tracey, she initially thought he’d be perfect for her best friend. :D It didn’t take Tracey long to realize that Joe was a good catch.

“Joe cares so much about others and is always willing to make sure everyone else is accommodated before he worries about himself,” she said. “I love his generosity.”

It’s pretty fitting these two met on a ski trip because Joe’s favorite thing about Tracey is her sense of adventure.

“Tracey approaches every day looking to find something new and interesting to do,” he said. “Whether it’s travel, new restaurants, new bars or places to take a walk, Tracey is always looking to find our next adventure.”

Tracey and Joe, I can’t imagine a better couple to have spent my June 28 with. Thank you so much for inviting me into your lives and sharing your wedding day with me!

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The girls started the day at Tracey’s parent’s house and toasted to the soon-to-be married couple with mimosas made by Tracey’s dad, Mark. I have to give a shout out to Mark as he was one of the sweetest, most welcoming dads I’ve ever worked with!

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Looking dapper, Joe.

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Tracey and Joe did a quick first look right before the ceremony to ease nerves. It was so sweet. :)

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Love this one that my assistant Samantha captured right before Tracey and Mark walked down the aisle …

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I LOVE shooting portraits at the art museum. And I love shooting portraits at the art museum in film. :) These two make it look effortless.

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Then it was off to the beautiful City Hall Rotunda. What a gorgeous spot for a wedding reception!

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A few sunset portraits and then lots of dancing!

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This is my favorite photo from the whole day! :D

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Ceremony: Saint Basil the Great
Reception: City Hall Rotunda
Wedding Coordinator: Danielle DeBoe Harper
Florist: Heights Floral Designs
Cake: Clare Studwell
Caterer: A Taste of Excellence
Band: The Orchestra, Jerry Bruno Productions
Hair and Makeup: Fringe and Foundation Studio
Bride’s Dress: Mira Couture
Bride’s Shoes: Nina
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Something White, Alfred Sung
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse, Vera Wang
Trolley: A-1 Mr. Limo
Honeymoon: Hawaii!

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Baby Soren | NewbornAugust 11, 2014

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This session has a really special place in my heart because this little family goes to our church! I was SO honored when Leigh and Tim asked me to document this new season in their lives. I’ve come to adore newborn sessions, but photographing a friend’s newborn? It makes it that much sweeter.

Leigh and Tim are fantastic parents, and I’m already looking up to them. They both have such calm demeanors, and I’m pretty sure their relaxed attitude has transferred to Soren. I haven’t heard him cry once in church! :) These two are also both so intelligent, involved with the community and have hearts of gold. I strive to be Leigh and Tim when I grow up! Soren is a lucky baby boy.

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So peaceful.

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That cradle is a family heirloom. And because of that, this is my favorite photo of the whole bunch. :) Congratulations again, Leigh and Tim!

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Deanna & Scott | Cuyahoga Valley National Park MaternityAugust 7, 2014

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Deanna and Scott are expecting their first little one later this month. I’m so excited to meet the little guy, but I know Deanna and Scott are even more excited. :) These two have a fantastic relationship, and already I know they’re going to be such great parents.

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Deanna is such a sweet soul, who also happens to be a great photographer!

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Scott is such a fun guy and cares for Deanna so well.

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Deanna, you are a gorgeous mother-to-be!

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I love that quiet one up there on the left.

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Rachel & Ryan | Mon Ami Winery WeddingAugust 5, 2014

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Rachel and Ryan met during a night out in Chicago … over some banter. These two are both so witty, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that they joked with each other all night. It was probably hilarious. :) The only problem? Rachel lived in Chicago while Ryan called Cleveland home.

According to Rachel, it almost didn’t matter because Ryan was “so upfront with his feelings” that she was ready to make it work regardless.

“My favorite thing about Ryan is his unwavering desire to make me happy,” Even when I’m upset or feel self-conscious, he does whatever he can to make me feel better, beautiful and loved. I have never had to question the fact that Ryan loves me and will love me no matter what.”

I can personally attest to that just from watching the two of them from behind my camera. Ryan wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Rachel, and it’s one of the things that makes them so fun to photograph.

Ryan chimed in: “Rachel’s the most caring and thoughtful person I know. Everyone sees it the first time they meet her, and I will always cherish it.”

Rachel and Ryan, thank you so much for inviting me to document your day. You two are beautiful people, and I’m really so honored to have been your photographer. Enjoy this crazy ride! 

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Rachel’s dress was gorgeous, with buttons all down the back. And don’t even get me started on her shoes!

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Ryan kept stealing glances at Rachel during the ceremony. Adorable!

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Rachel’s sister made her awesome brooch bouquet!

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Favorite! I love the creamy skin tones from the Fuji 400H film!

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Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church
Reception: Mon Ami Winery
Florist: Mary’s Blossom Shoppe
Cupcakes: Becca Ritterspach
DJ: Pete Troy Entertainment
Makeup Artist: Natural Wave Salon
Hair Stylist: Staci Leyda, Scott Talbott Salon
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo, Linde’s Bridal and Prom
Bride’s Shoes: Etsy
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo, Linde’s Bridal and Prom
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Honeymoon: Greece!

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