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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Collected 2014 | Northeast Ohio Collaborative Wedding ShootJuly 28, 2014

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Northeast Ohio is full of talented, creative, inspiring people. I’m so lucky to have the chance to regularly work with some of the best of them. And last month I had the chance to work with a whole slew of creative wedding professionals at a collaborative event called Collected.

My dear friends Mallory + Justin created Collected to give local vendors in this industry a chance to create for themselves. And also come together and get to know and inspire each other. It was so fun to be a part of Collected, and I’m so grateful to Mallory + Justin for inviting me!

The event was held at Mallory’s parent’s house (thanks, Bairs!) in Waynesburg, which was really the perfect setting. Talk about gorgeous property! Heather of Fair Rarity, Janelle of With Love and Whimsy and  Colleen of Borrow Rentals made the backyard look even more beautiful with this first setup …

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Many thanks to Jessica and Frankie for modeling for us. :)

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For me, one of the best things about Collected was that I got to shoot a ton of film. I really do get giddy when I pull out my Mamiya, so that was inspiring in and of itself.

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Maggie of MKleinman Artistry did a fantastic job on the ladies’ makeup throughout the day.

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Just look at this bouquet in the next set. Heather! You are phenomenal!

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Amanda of Baci Designer always, always impresses me with her pretty stationery.

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Rebecca is gorgeous. Does she not look straight out of an Anthropologie magazine??

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A little Aztec inspiration …

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Brian, you killed it!

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Collected 2014 hosted by Mallory + Justin Photographers

Vendors
Florals: Fair Rarity
Furniture + Accesories + Styling: Borrow Rentals
Creative Styling: With Love & Whimsy Events
Makeup Artist: MKleinman Artistry
Stationery: Baci Designer
Baked Goods: Salvino Dolci
Headbands: Little White Feather Shop
Photographers: Mallory + Justin, Carolyn | Carolyn Ann Photo, Heather | Inlux Photo, Lisa | Brightside Photo, and yours truly! :)

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Jaclyn & Alex | Hines Hill Stone Cottage Intimate WeddingJuly 25, 2014

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These nuptials have been a long, long time coming. Jaclyn and Alex met in FIRST grade on the playground. Come on. So cute! What is so remarkable though is that you’d never know these two grew up together. There is a sense of comfort between them, but they also treat each other with complete respect and tenderness and love, almost as if they met just a year or two ago. Watching them from behind my lens, it seemed as if everything was new and they were in awe of the each other. This was one of the most heartfelt weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing and the whole morning was really sweet.

Jaclyn and Alex elected to have an intimate wedding, which I so appreciated. I have really come to love intimate weddings for their personal flair. Not only can you really make the day your own with a lot less, but you get to spend quality time with the people most important to you. And let me tell you, Jaclyn and Alex have some awesome people in their lives! Take a look at their fantastic day …

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The morning started off DARK. I mean, rain clouds were everywhere and it seemed inevitable that their outdoor wedding would be moved indoors. Miraculously the sky cleared and the whole morning was dry!

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What a fantastic place for a wedding! Hines Hill never disappoints. And the Stone Cottage is so quaint.

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Jaclyn’s family is Scottish and she incorporated all kinds of Scottish touches throughout the day, including this luckenbooth ring attached to the boutonniere. So cool!

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Jaclyn, you are seriously gorgeous. I love this photo of you putting on your vintage hat!

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These two are really so cute. :)

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Meet Mia, Jaclyn and Alex’s beloved dog.

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Can we talk about this gorgeous hat? Its lace is from her mom’s wedding dress. What a thoughtful touch!

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We had a ton of time for portraits, which meant we got to wander all over the Hines Hill property. I so appreciate Jaclyn and Alex bearing the humidity for the sake of these photos. :) And do they not look straight out of The Notebook in these photos?

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What a fantastic morning. Thanks for inviting me to share in it, Jaclyn and Alex. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and fun!

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Melanie & Matt | Sandusky Ohio WeddingJuly 23, 2014

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Melanie and Matt met in middle school, but not as wide-eyed 7th or 8th graders … as teachers! Matt was the band director at the school and was asked to help out with choir, which was Melanie’s area of expertise.

“During those classes there were many glances back and forth with many accompanying smiles,” they said.

Not long after, Melanie and Matt became official and leaned on each other through thick and thin.

“I realized Matt was the one when my father passed away and Matt was there for me the entire time,” Melanie said of the hardest time in her life. “The support and love he showed me made me realize I wanted him around for all the important things in my life.”

Melanie and Matt made it really official when they tied the knot in Sandusky a few weeks ago. They had a beautiful day, which isn’t really surprising because these two radiate joy. It’s so evident that Melanie and Matt have a really good, really respectful relationship. They make each other laugh … all the time! They have fun together … no matter what they’re doing. And they’re really supportive of one another.

Melanie and Matt … thank you for including me in your day. I’m pretty sure my smile was plastered to my face the whole night! :) Enjoy Disney and continue having FUN in life together!

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The “J” in Melanie’s bracelet up there is for her dad, who was beautifully remembered throughout the day.

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I love first looks! Of course Melanie and Matt had an adorable one.

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They made time for sunset portraits, which was great because it was such a beautiful evening! And I got to try out a new film (Kodak Portra 800)!

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Ceremony: First Congregational Church
Reception: Castaway Bay
Florist: Corso’s, Lisa Johnson
Cake: Tonya’s Cakes
DJ: DNA Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Studio 1
Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo, Bride’s World
Bride’s Shoes: TOMS
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bride’s World
Tuxes: Tux World
Popcorn Bar: Campbell’s Sweets Factory
Honeymoon: Walt Disney World!

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