This is one of our favorite engagement sessions for so many reasons! Marissa & Logan are so chill & laid back together because they’ve known each other their entire lives. Logan’s son Rolland is absolutely adorable! And the location for their session is stunning! The views! We’re looking forward to their wedding in January! We’re crossing our fingers for some fresh-fallen snow.
country engagement photosHe’s such a cutie! And even though he’s a rambunctious almost four-year-old boy, he was such a gem for the photo session! He listened so well & was a ham for the camera.country engagement photoscountry engagement photosPlus, his boots! I mean, it can’t get much cuter!country engagement photosThis little boy is very loved by his daddy & ‘Rissa (as he calls Marissa).country engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photosMarissa is super gorgeous! She’s going to be the most stunning bride & I’m so excited to see what kind of dress she chooses! Her sister Erica got married a couple of years ago & we photographed her wedding, too! We absolutely love when we get to photograph the wedding of a sister or a brother or a bridesmaid or groomsmen of a past bride or groom. Wow, that sentence was something else. haha! But seriously, we love getting to know the whole family a bit better & see the bridesmaid/groomsman become the bride or groom!country engagement photoscountry engagement photosThis is a favorite! This would be a stunning huge canvas print. Would it be weird if I hung this on my wall? Probably? Okay, I won’t. hehe. The views at Logan’s childhood home are unreal!country engagement photosThese two love to tease each other all of the time & laugh a lot. They have an unparallelled level of comfort together since their families have been friends for so many years. As kids, their families got together all of the time & even went on trips together. They were girlfriend & boyfriend in elementary school (awwww!) and then reunited again at a family wedding.country engagement photosAnd then he asked her to marry him while they were on a family snowboarding trip in Colorado. Marissa’s sisters & mom knew it was coming the entire trip & kept teasing Logan about when it was going to go down. They almost slipped up a few times because they were so excited they couldn’t stand it. He thought about proposing in front of the whole family, but then he ended up asking Marissa to marry him when it was just the two of them, which she said was  perfect. country engagement photosWhat a great looking couple!country engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photosMarissa’s hair is beautiful! They are cute together. The black and white is gorgeous. The End. ha!country engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photosThere were pretty spots all over the farm for photos!
country engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photosIf you follow our work, you know we are suckers for barns & we have fun making warm sunset-like light with our off-camera flash, a gel, & some Atmosphere Aerosol.country engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photoscountry engagement photosThis engagement session was a blast & we got a great variety of images for Marissa & Logan to enjoy for years to come & to use for their Save the Dates & wedding decor. We love engagement sessions!

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We got to celebrate Ashley & Joe’s marriage with their lively friends & family members on Saturday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard & Leo’s Ristorante in Warren. Everything was beautiful & went so smoothly. It never fails when we tell people that we’re wedding photographers that we hear, “Oh, you must have some pretty crazy stories.” We have really fun stories, that’s for sure, but it’s nothing crazy or out of control like people think. Brides are so organized & relaxed because they take their time & plan their wedding day carefully. Ashley & Joe’s wedding day was relaxed, full of stunning details, happy, and celebratory- exactly how a wedding day should be! The wedding day timeline was relaxed because Ashley & Joe did a great job with planning. And the people surrounding them on their wedding day were the people who support them most in life & will be there for them throughout their marriage. We’re so glad we were part of the beautiful day!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerAshley is a natural beauty! This is her with no makeup. . . seriously?! Gorgeous!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerJoe got Ashley a wedding day gift.
Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerKarisa (MUA extraordinaire) got to do her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s makeup.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerIt was a really special moment when Ashley’s dad saw her in her dress for the first time. Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerI can’t take it with these adorable kids. So stinkin’ cute!Youngstown wedding photographerWhen Joe saw Ashley his face absolutely lit up. He was beaming. Youngstown wedding photographerAnd just look at her! I don’t blame him one bit! She’s absolutely stunning!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerSo much happiness! I’ve said it a few hundred times, but I really mean it. . . this is one of my absolute favorite wedding day moments! The recessional is so full of joy! Youngstown wedding photographerAnd, yay, bubbles! St. Rose is a pretty spot for a bubble exit.Youngstown wedding photographerOne of the best parts of this photo is the way Ashley’s little brother is looking at them with so much adoration. I love it!
Youngstown wedding photographerI just want to say God bless Joe’s mama for raising four sweet boys. She was definitely outnumbered in that house!Youngstown wedding photographerThen it was off to Avalon for bridal party portraits. Ashley & Joe planned a stress-free day with lots of time so they didn’t have to rush through anything. Super smart!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerAshley was such a beautiful bride!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerMitolo’s Flowers in Niles did a fabulous job with the bouquets. . . especially Ashley’s!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerTheir wedding day was the perfect weather! It was a comfortable temperature, sun mixed with clouds, and there was a lovely breeze providing us with some Beyoncé wind for portraits!
Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerThis bridal party was a fun & rambunctious bunch. Always makes for silly photos.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerLeo’s looked amazing! Everyone did a fabulous job with decorating.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerThe cookie tables were off the charts!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerLori Sajnovsky made the wedding cake.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerTheir first dance was so cute!Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerThey are the most adorable father-daughter combo.Youngstown wedding photographerJoe’s dance with his mom was really sweet.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerThe Ovation Band killed it as always.Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerLive bands are always a great time at wedding receptions! They really get into it & the guests love the interaction! Youngstown wedding photographerAnd happy anniversary to Joe’s parents (the day after Joe & Ashley’s wedding day)!Youngstown wedding photographerAlso, happy birthday to Ashley’s mama! Youngstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerYoungstown wedding photographerOh, man! The rose gold on this wedding band! Gorgeous. Youngstown wedding photographerAshley & Joe, thank you very much for sharing your wedding day with us & trusting us with your wedding day memories! We’re looking forward to hanging out with you again when you return from your honeymoon! Cheers to many more years! Congratulations again!

If you’re new to our blog, hi! We’re Josh & Danielle & we’re married wedding photographers. We photograph weddings mostly in the Youngstown, Ohio area for couples who love one another & value their marriage much more than their wedding day. We’d love to document your love story; contact us about your wedding day here: Youngstown Wedding Photographer.

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Katie & Troy’s Youngstown engagement photo session in Mill Creek Park was full of goofy fun, laughs, warm light, and fun. It was just way too much fun. Did we say we had fun? Because we had a ton of fun! Katie & Troy are adorably goofy together & are always teasing & joking around. When your relationship starts by meeting at a party & includes someone pushing someone else into a pool at said party (we won’t mention who pushed whom lol), you know you’re starting an adventure!
Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkA lot of the images from this session are silly & fun. . . and we’re really happy about that because we always try to make our images reflect the people in them.Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkKatie is gorgeous! She got her hair & makeup for their engagement session done at Aria Salon in Boardman.Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkI really like that skirt!Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkThere were lots of sweet moments in between our bursts of laughter. Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkI think picking Katie up was Troy’s favorite part of the session. He had lots of ideas for those poses.Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkThat sunshine! We LOOOOOVE it. Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkKillin’ it with these outfits! Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkNo one else will ever know what to whisper to Katie to elicit that type of adorable crinkly nose smile. Troy has her heart. And he knows the way to make her laugh. Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkAnd Katie can joke around with the best of ’em, too! Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkKatie & Troy’s advice to other couples planning their engagement session is to take the whole day off of work so you can get Sawa for lunch together! Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkI adore this one! They are so cute! Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkNose nibbles.Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkAnd whatever this is. haha!Youngstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkYoungstown engagement photos in Mill Creek ParkKatie & Troy, we had such a great time hanging out with you two & making portraits! We’re really looking forward to the wedding day next year!

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Samantha & Michael enjoyed the loveliest wedding day on Saturday! They were both full of smiles all day & it was all about celebrating their love. We always love shooting at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown; it’s a gorgeous church to be married in! And just wait until you see the huge, happy smiles on their faces throughout the entire ceremony! It’s truly beautiful to witness two people so excited to spend together forever. After photographing the wedding ceremony at St. Columba, we ventured to one of Samantha & Michael’s favorite spots to hang out- Magic Tree in Boardman. It was a really relaxed afternoon & their bridal party & family members had a great time! Then it was time to party at The Lake Club! We absolutely love photographing wedding receptions at The Lake Club because they’re always organized & beautiful, and the food is amazing! The tunes were spun by Bryan Ladd Productions; he does a great job facilitating a fun reception! We also got to work with our friends from Acclaim Video Productions, Mike & Judy. All in all, it was a fabulous wedding day for so many reasons & we were really blessed to get to be part of it! Samantha & Michael, we know you’re enjoying your honeymoon, and we hope seeing a few images from your wedding day will bring a huge smile to your face just like that day! We’ll be in touch when you return from your travels!

I love starting off the day photographing pretty bridal details! Aren’t peonies such a happy flower?! They’re one of my favorites for Spring! Samantha got her bouquet at Sweet ArrangementsThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyColor Vanity by Lucia is such a cute makeup boutique & Lucia does a fabulous job with bridal makeup.
The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyJosh was with Michael & the guys at Mike’s parents’ home.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThis dress! Ahhh! Sam looked simply stunning. She literally made Mike’s jaw drop during their first look.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyFirst look time! All the feels & goosebumps! We love first looks!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThey exchanged letters & read them together. It was really sweet.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyAnd we got to take a few portraits before the ceremony. Seriously. . . that dress! They were both looking great!
The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyShe got her hair done at Panache Salon. The stylists there are so friendly & always kill it with bridal hair! And since I’ve been gushing so much about her gown I should tell you where it’s from; she got it at The Dress Bridal Boutique in Medina.The Lake Club wedding photographyMichael’s brother got to be part of the wedding day music experience with his guitar.The Lake Club wedding photographyAnd their adorable niece was the cutest flower girl! The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe cathedral has a great long aisle for brides!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyAnd the sunshine coming through the stained glass gets us every time!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe kiss!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThumbs up from the groom! Must’ve been a decent kiss. hehe.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThat’s some swag right there. . . their names on the sign!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club stairs always make for a classic bridal party portrait backdrop.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyDon’t ask. ha!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThese ladies were so much fun!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe clouds looked amazing reflecting in the windows. The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThen it was time for romantic bride & groom portraits!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyI love the ceiling treatment! It definitely gives the whole atmosphere of the reception a little somethin’ somethin’, ya know?The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographySugar Showcase made the wedding cake.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyYoungstown cookie table going strong!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographySomething interesting happened before the cake cutting. lol!The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographySamantha’s sister’s toast was so cute, funny, and sweet. We loved her story about how, as a child, Sam wore the same Precious Moments t-shirt with her name on it day in and day out until she wore it out. It definitely reminded us of our sweet daughter & how she loves to dress herself & always wants to wear the same few shirts every day! The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyMike’s brother’s toast was funny & sweet, too. Although he did tell on his brother for skipping college classes.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographySelfies with Gram.The Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyThe Lake Club wedding photographyWhat a fun & beautiful day! We’re so glad we got to be the ones to photograph it! Thank you so much, Samantha & Michael, for trusting us with your amazing wedding day memories! We’re looking forward to hanging out when you return from your honeymoon!

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Getting to photograph weddings is really special to us. We love telling the story of a couple’s first day of their marriage and we always envision our couples’ grandchildren forty years down the road cuddled up with their grandmas, grandpas, and cousins as they all giggle & get to hear the story of how their grandparents met & how their love has stood the test of time. I can picture them (no pun intended) admiring how beautiful their grandmother was in her wedding gown & how their grandfather looked at her with such love in his eyes as they look through their grandparents’ wedding album. We certainly don’t take this job lightly; we treat it as a privilege & view our clients as friends. Gianna & Nick’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful & so much fun. They are adorable together & everyone around them can tell that their loves goes very deep for one another. Nick absolutely cherishes Gianna & she thinks the world of him.  That love is what made their wedding day so amazing. The pretty & meaningful details enhanced that beauty. We’re so excited to share a few of our favorite images with you!
Gianna_Nick_FBGianna_Nick_Insta_0001noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahCandice did such a fabulous job with makeup! noahJosh was with the guys across the hall in the hotel. noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahIsn’t this Kate Spade tumbler adorable? I loved all of Gianna’s details!noahNick is a strength & conditioning coach for a college football team so this is super normal. haha.noahnoahnoahnoahFirst look time! noahnoahThey’re so amazing together. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahThis was Gianna’s suggestion & a little surprise for Nick. Of course, we had to hit up the hotel’s weight room since he’s a strength & conditioning coach, which brought them together and took them both to Mississippi together.noahnoahI love the last line of this sign so much. “Enjoy this moment WITH us.” #micdropnoahGianna blew everyone away when she walked down the aisle at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahThe sneaky view with the cool reflection and . . . noah. . . the classic first kiss view. That’s why it’s awesome to have two shooters!
noahnoahnoahReal talk- the weather was downright awful. These amazing umbrellas were clutch! And these people were top notch. They were troopers in the cold, wind, and rain!
noahnoahnoahYou wouldn’t know it was 38 degrees & raining with those beautiful smiles!noahnoahnoahnoahLooking dapper in that gray!noahnoahIt’s definitely not a secret we love veil shots.noahnoahnoahnoahCheck out that rain. Yowza! “They” say it’s good luck? noahnoahThank goodness for overhangs to stay dry yet still have the outdoor look.noahnoahLove the straps Gianna had sewn onto her gown!noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahGianna & Nick’s reception was the very first one at Noah’s Event Venue in Cranberry, PA. If you search it on Google Maps, there is no building yet. It was constructed just in time & it was beautiful.noahnoahnoahThis is the cutest. Each guest took home a bottle of wine personalized by Nick & G, as well as really cute personalized stemless wine glasses.noahnoahCowbells are huge where Nick coaches so they knew they had to incorporate that tradition into their wedding reception. Every SNL fan knows you can never have enough cowbell!noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahYou can’t go wrong with ice cream! Their guests were so spoiled!noahThese grandmas win the cuteness contest.noahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahnoahThese two won the anniversary dance & everyone’s heart.noahnoahThe night was a blast! And we would like to shoutout Oakwood Photo + Video; Alexa & Wes were cool & really easy to work with!noahnoahnoahnoahGianna & Nick, congratulations again & thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your wedding day with us! We are very happy for you & are excited to see what the future holds in store for you both! If you’re new to our blog, we would like to welcome you! We’re Josh & Danielle, married wedding photographers who like to laugh, have two cute kiddos, and quote Adam Sandler movies (the ones from the 90s & early 2000s- not the new ones!) all of the time (probably every day). We photograph weddings in the Youngstown, Pittsburgh, & Cleveland area. Be friends with us on the sosh medes- (hehe)

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