Sara & Jonathan are amazing people on their own, but when they’re together they’re an unstoppable pair. They simply belong together. A portion of their engagement session was in Jonathan’s grandparents’ backyard, which is where he asked Sara to marry him. When he proposed, it was decorated with beautiful Christmas lights and family members were near to snap photos of the entire thing unfolding. Everyone was beyond overjoyed. Not only are Sara & Jonathan totally in love, but their families completely adore Sara & Jonathan as a couple. We know that their wedding day will be full of love from everyone involved. . . we can’t wait!
This is the porch swing at his grandparents’ house. These two make it look great!Cuteness overload.See what I mean?Josh spotted this BRIGHT tree down the street so we ventured down there for some photos. Lots of cars were driving by and plenty of people beeped their congrats.Then we stopped at our (and Sara & Jonathan’s) favorite local coffee spot, Generations Coffee House. We blogged about them awhile ago. . . they’re pretty amazing.:)We love the coziness of Generations. It was perfect for these fun shots with Sara & Jonathan! They’re coffee lovers.After warming our bellies with yummy beverages, we headed back out to the chilly evening at a pretty property Sara loves. It belongs to her sister-in-law’s parents & she thought it would be a great place for a Fall engagement session. She was right.Fall foliage for the win!Her joy is infectious. . . and it’s often caused by Jonathan.One of Sara’s favorite Bible verses is 1st Corinthians 13:13.
These two aim to keep Christ as the center of their marriage so they wanted to incorporate that faith into their engagement session. And another shared interest of theirs- running. They’re only half crazy, though. They run half marathons together. Funny story about when they first started dating. They’d both been runners before they started dating, but Jonathan only ran shorter distances at the time- a mile or two. Sara asked if he wanted to go for a run one day (6 or so miles) and he agreed. He said he had to keep up and go the distance with her even though he was in pain because he really wanted to impress her.:)It must have worked.And then, once it got dark, we busted out our new toy and did some light painting! I love the results! You’ll be seeing more of this from us in the future. It’s a really fun way to get creative.Sara & Jonathan, thank you both so much for choosing us as your photographers; we’re really excited to share your wedding day with you!

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Brittney & Tyler’s engagement session is full of cuteness, Fall colors, and amazing clouds. They’re adorable together! They weren’t sure about where they wanted their engagement photos taken, but Brittney said they’d like a country setting and somewhere with bright trees. . . enter our backyard! (And, thanks to our awesome neighbors, a bit of their backyard, too).
I love her socks with her boots! And I’m not trying to brag here, but our backyard looks phenomenal this time of year! I love it!Brittney’s eyes are crazy gorgeous.These two have known each other for a long time. They went to neighboring high schools & just finally ended up getting together one day. He proposed after a long day at the beach complete with segways and metal detecting. In telling the story she honestly admits that she was getting a little tired of doing the metal detector, but he convinced her to keep going for a bit longer & she’s really glad she did because the treasure they found in the sand was definitely something magical. . . a box with a diamond engagement ring inside!:)We asked him how nervous he was about the whole burying the engagement ring in the sand thing & he said it was pretty crazy to think about after the fact, but he wasn’t too nervous at the time.After shooting at our house, we headed over to one of our favorite farms in the area. Shout out to the generous & kind owners for allowing us to use their property for photo sessions!See what I mean about the clouds? So cool!I love this one. . . it’s so cute!Seriously, Brittney?! Model status. And, not to reveal all of our secrets, but this is fake sun. We love how sunlight looks streaming through the cracks of a barn, but it was really cloudy that day so we weren’t going to see the sun shine through the barn. So we created it with our gelled speedlight on a 10-foot light stand and an approximately 5’11″ photographer named Josh holding the light with an extended arm where the sun would be. I love the results.And, in a once-in-a-lifetime occurence I’m sure, this little tree frog decided to humor us for a ring shot!  Yes, that is a real frog that Josh picked up off of the ground. It took a few tries, but we got him to cooperate. And we named him Samuel.:)Brittney & Tyler, we’re so glad we got to hang out for your engagement session. Your wedding day will be here soon. . . can’t wait!

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Holly & Billy are one of those couples whose happiness is infectious. You can’t see them without smiling because they just look so happy together. Josh & I were smiling a ton on their wedding day because of how fun they are and how they look at one another. Just wait until you see their first look photos! Their ceremony and reception were both at The Lake Club. The weather was very tricky that day so they ended up having the ceremony on the terrace, although the original plan was to have it by the lake. No matter what the weather was doing, it was a lovely day & two people in love got married. . . and that’s what matters!
Don’t you love Billy’s shirt?To anyone who says, “Don’t do a first look because it’ll take away from the groom’s reaction during the ceremony,” just wait until you see Billy’s reaction to seeing Holly walk toward him down the aisle. Their first look was awesome & allowed us to shoot their bride & groom session, the bridal party photos, and the family formals before the ceremony, which was very relaxing and fun. Because everything was at the same location, trying to cram all of those photos in during cocktail hour would’ve been tough. We’re so glad these two chose to do the first look & their reactions to seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day were so special and emotional.Every girl wants a husband who looks at her the way that Billy looks at Holly. He adores her.He had to show off his tux.:)
They’re so happy together! This reminds me of their engagement session.Because of the ample time that the first look afforded us, we were able to get relaxed family formals.
Billy is from New Orleans. . . just wait until you see the theme for the reception decor!Then it was time for the ceremony. Billy cried when he saw Holly walk toward him.:)We had some time during cocktail hour (and it had stopped raining- yay!) to get some more bride and groom portraits. So pretty!A Dream Comes True Floral did a lovely job with the bouquets & centerpieces.Holly, you were a gorgeous bride.And Billy looked handsome.
We found some Fall colors even though not too many trees had changed yet.Then it was time to party. . . New Orleans style.The Classic Bakery made the cake.This is Morgan; she introduced Holly & Billy so everyone at the wedding can thank her for making it happen.:)I love how much they laugh together!The Music Man DJ kept everyone up and danicng throughout the night & his uplighting looked great.Their first dance to “To Make You Feel My Love” by Garth Brooks:Billy’s parents weren’t able to make it to Ohio for the wedding. Billy got to share a dance with Holly’s mom.Huge group hug at the end of the reception:Holly & Billy, thank you two so much for choosing us to photograph your wedding day! We pray you’ll have a long & happy life together full of successful kettlebell competitions, pug love, Chick-fil-A, and the love you felt for each other on your wedding day that grows even stronger every day.

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  • October 16, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Kelly M-R - Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Tracy Henry - Beautiful pictures kudos to the photographer. Of course my little brother is very photogenic!ReplyCancel

Janet & Alexander’s wedding was our first ever Hispanic wedding & the entire ceremony was performed in Spanish. It was a beautiful day full of love! Janet had planned a beautiful Fall colored palette for the wedding day & everything looked lovely. The wedding ceremony was at Templo Fuente de Gracia in Campbell & the reception was at Avion on the Water.
Jessa from Green Girl Envy did Janet’s hair & makeup & she did a really wonderful job!
Janet’s eyes are stunning!Alex was all smiles as he got ready for the day at his house.Janet’s bridesmaids surprised her with lots of fun gifts on the morning of her wedding. Then it was time to get married!We traveled to the Silver Bridge in Mill Creek Park for some bride & groom portraits since we had time in between the ceremony and reception to do so.Alex has a goofy sense of humor that Janet adores.
And it’s apparent to anyone that Alex treasures Janet.
The colors Janet chose definitely fit the theme of the day.Janet had a few words for her parents that were very emotional. Her father and mother had split up awhile back & her father got very sick earlier this year. They thought they were going to lose him. Janet’s mother was there to care for him throughout his struggle, he got better, and now they’re back together again.:)For the garter removal, Alex’s family blindfolded him to “make it more challenging.” Then they secretly substituted Alex’s mom for Janet in the chair. Everyone was laughing so hard.Alex’s parents from Puerto Rico got to come to Ohio for the wedding.Janet & Alex, gracias for sharing your wedding day with us! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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Three engagement sessions in a row on the blog?! ‘Tis the season!:)We had a really fun time with Kayla & Matt for their engagement session. Firstly, they so very kindly surprised us by showing up with an adorable gift for our baby on the way. I’ve been so blown away by our clients’ kindness to this little one who isn’t even here yet. . . I feel so blessed by the couples whose weddings we get to share! Sometimes it’s very surreal to think that this is our job. Our clients are the best! Secondly, Kayla & Matt are so natural & loving together!

We started their session at the Poland Library. Their outfits were on point! I (of course, it’s teal) really like Kayla’s dress & it looked great on her! And Matt looked dapper. Plus, his shoes were great!
They’re so sweet.So these two got engaged on a golf course. Kayla thought they were just out for a regular ol’ round of golf together until Matt was down on one knee proposing to her. After that, all of their friends & family were there to celebrate!
Her engagement ring, though! So pretty!
We stopped at The Butler for a few photos before heading to Fellows Riverside Gardens & Lake Glacier at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown.They can be eye to eye when Kayla is standing a step above Matt . . . in heels.:)Their comfier clothes were also very stylish! These two know how to dress. I loved the layers they wore & they photographed really well. Kayla & Matt are both very photogenic so they would’ve looked great in anything, but their outfit choices just added to the beauty.So cozy & comfy. . . very Fall!My gosh, Kayla! You’re so beautiful!See what I mean about how photogenic they are?What a great smile Matt has! And we could probably talk comedy movies with him all day. Thanks for letting Josh throw leaves at you! Kayla & Matt, you two are so kind & fun. We are very excited for you to start your married life together & we’re very honored to be a part of the big day next year!

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