Meet Chelsea and Ted and their sweet pup, Flora. We explored a lot of Cleveland the evening of their engagement photos, including Town Hall (where Chelsea and Ted met, and ironically my favorite Cleveland restaurant!), Mitchell's Ice Cream and my favorite bridge in The Flats. These two bleed Cleveland and it was so fun to see the city through their eyes. We really live in the coolest place. :)
Ali and Stephen planned the most epic engagement session I've ever photographed. These two are passionate to their core. They love Cleveland, their neighborhood of Collinwood and each other. Unique architecture is their jam (especially for Ali the architect!) They get giddy when Lake Erie freezes and they can explore the icy waves. They are enmeshed in their community, and I could tell just how much they adore this place they call home within minutes of meeting them.
We combined all that stuff they're passionate about for one unbelievable engagement session. During the coldest time of year I might add. These two were more than troopers in the near-zero-degree weather, they had a blast. Obviously, they were fun to photograph.
We started at the Penfield House in Willoughby, a Frank Lloyd Wright design surrounded by tons of land. While the house is for sale right now, you can reserve it for a night or two. Yeah. You can STAY in a Frank Lloyd Wright house. How cool is that?! Ali and Stephen have stayed there and even got engaged in the living room!
Then it was on to frozen Lake Erie ...
I could barely feel my fingers here, but they look radiant!
Katie and Sam braved the windiest fall day for their downtown engagement session. Gah! I love this city so much. Take a look at how well they embraced the weird weather to get some beautiful photos in this awesome city of ours.