Downtown Cleveland is so underrated. I love the energy happening downtown these days, the vibrant restaurants, the architecture. I mean, come on, that shot up there doesn't look like your typical Cleveland, right? Well, it is. It's Cleveland, and I love it.
I'm always excited when a couple suggests the city for an engagement session and Melissa and Derek were committed to it. We traveled all around to get some of their favorite spots, and they were such sports the whole time. Enjoy my favorites of this lovely couple!
Love that Tower City shot ...
We seriously had the most beautiful day for this shoot!
This is one of my all-time favorite engagement sessions! Not kidding. Between Anna and Clede's energy, the beach, the light, and the perfect sunset, it all just came together beautifully. These two are New Yorkers who are coming all the way back to Anna's hometown of Cleveland to get married next year. It's sure to be a fun one ... I can't wait!
After I met with Kathy and Justin for the first time, I felt like they were friends. I love when client meetings go that way. I invest so much into my business and my clients because I really do care about the people I work with. I really, really enjoy getting to know couples over the course of their engagement and keep up with them after their wedding. It's the absolute best part of my job. So, hanging out with Kathy and Justin and their two adorable dogs for an evening was a good time in my book! Enjoy some of my favorites from their Bay Village engagement session.
I know I sound like a broken record, but my clients are really the best. I met Katie and Kyle on a reallllly cold, snowy, Cleveland day and they rocked the outdoor photos. Just take a look at that photo above. Oh em gee!
These two are adorable (obviously). Would you believe they almost didn't meet?? Both are grad students at Case Western (read: really smart!) and attended a Mardi Gras event sponsored by the school. When Katie's class ran late, she almost missed the event. She ended up not only making it but sitting next to this intriguing person she hoped she would see again. :)
"From our first conversation I knew that he was smart and funny, but I soon learned that he was also serious about faith, devoted to his family, and had many of the same priorities as me," Katie remembered. "It seemed like every time we hung out, I learned something new that I loved about him."
Katie and Kyle will tie the knot in just a few weeks, and I know it will be a fantastic celebration. I'm so looking forward to working with these two next month!
We started on the steps of Severance Hall in University Circle. They had their first date inside that building!
Katie, you are so gorgeous! The lovely Lindsay London will be doing Katie's makeup on her wedding day and Katie decided to do her trial run for the engagement photos. Smart girl!
So cute ...
Those lashes! So pretty, Katie.
These ones in front of the art museum are my favorites! You two are naturals. :)