Eva & Andrew’s Mount Union Spring engagement session is a burst of lovely pastel hue flowers & happiness! We met them at Mount Union University campus by the lake & we were so excited about the flowering trees lining the walkway. We were also excited to hang out with Eva & Andrew! They heard about us from their very good friends Katie & Kyle who are some of our favorite people (we shot their wedding in 2015) so we knew there was a great chance that Eva & Andrew would join the list of some of our favorite people. We were right. They are so much fun & we had a great time hanging out with them!
Mount Union University engagement photosTheir outfits are perfect even though Eva was slightly frozen, as the weather took a turn for the chilly on their scheduled engagement session date. Mount Union University engagement photosThis is Springtime perfection!Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosCould she be more beautiful? That’s a hard nope!Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosThe world is a more happy & beautiful place since Eva & Andrew met a few years ago at an overnight orientation mixer at a church during their first few days at Mount Union. Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosWe can just picture them strolling around campus after that holding hands, laughing, getting to know each other, teasing each other, & falling in love. They’re one of those couples everyone wants to hang out with because they’re great friends & have a really fun love of life.Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosOn the way to this session, I expressed my desire to shoot in some pretty purply pink trees that are so short-lived in the Spring. I’m so happy I got my wish!Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosBoth of them were tour guides during their time at Mount & they told us some fun little facts about the buildings. But mostly they just laughed & made fun of each other a little for good measure.Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosThey’re very adorable, no?Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosThese smiles! I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to guess that their smiles are what they first noticed about each other when they met that night at the mixer.Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosWe enjoyed our romantic time at the Shakespeare Garden on campus right by the football stadium as the lacrosse team serenaded us to jams such as Turn Down for What by DJ Snake & Lose Yourself by Eminem. ha! We may have all danced around a little. Hey, it warmed us up!Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosSo here’s something fun. hahaha! This is the rock on campus that gets painted by various groups for lots of different reasons. The night before their engagement session, these two & their friends went there to paint their wedding date on it with their wedding colors. Not even 24 hours later & someone else had already painted over it before the session. Womp womp! Sooooo we made the most of it & did our swagiest (not a word!) thing we could imagine by the “swag” rock. If you can’t be completely goofy & not take yourself seriously at all with the one you love most in the world, who can you ever be goofy with?!Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosAfter we got our swagger on, we decided to get a bit more fancy & hang out at a castle.Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosLove, love, love that wrap skirt!Mount Union University engagement photosThese trees could not have worked better with Eva’s outfit! It was on purpose, right, Eva?Mount Union University engagement photosSo before this engagement session blog is finished, I just have to share their proposal story with you all! Andrew set it up so well! He surprised her at the church where they met. When she got there, he had flowers & photos from all throughout their relationship hung up & when he proposed, Katie & Kyle were there to get photos & videos of it all. I love proposal stories when you can tell there was so much thought involved. They’re so special & meaningful.Mount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosMount Union University engagement photosEva & Andrew, we had a really great time with you both & we’re looking forward to your wedding in November! Keep the swag going until then! hehe.

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Happy Hump Day! Happy May! Yay! If you read the blog regularly, you know I’m goofy. If you’re reading the blog for the first time today, well, now you know I’m goofy already! Let’s get to Sheri & Ryan’s engagement session at Mill Creek Park, shall we?
mill creek park wedding photosWhen I say that Sheri & Ryan are our ideal clients, I am not exaggerating! They are adorable together, so evidently in love, and are both super excited about their engagement & wedding photos! In fact, Sheri has been following us for years & told us she knew we’d be her wedding photographers even before she got engaged. As soon as she & Ryan were engaged, she contacted us to check our availability  so she could plan her wedding date & venue around that. We could not be more thankful & humbled to get to be part of Sheri & Ryan’s story. They’ve been together for 9 (yes, that’s a nine & it’s not a typo) years! They’ve gone to every school dance together. They’ve been a part of each other’s life for as long as they can remember. And their friends & family are so excited to see them make it official this October. And the biggest reason they’re ideal clients? They’re most excited about their marriage, which is obviously the most important part of this whole thing anyway, right?!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosSheri’s hair! Those curls were perfect! And I loved her dress choice for their Spring engagement session in Fellows Riverside Gardens with all of the tulips!
mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosSheri & Ryan are high school sweethearts & they’ve been together ever since.mill creek park wedding photosGah! The sweetness! mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosDon’t you just love Spring?!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosWe had to go to THE spot where Ryan proposed to Sheri! Gosh, I just love their happiness together!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosThis magnolia tree is always one of our favorite parts of Spring in Fellows Riverside Gardens!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosOw ow! I loved these outfits!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosWhat a stunning bride Sheri will be in October!mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosSheri & Ryan Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside GArdens - Spring Engagement Photos - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0027We are seriously so excited for this wedding day! They’re so well-suited to one another & beyond sweet.mill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosmill creek park wedding photosSheri_Ryan_FBSheri_Ryan_Insta_0001Congratulations again, Sheri & Ryan, on finally (hehe) getting engaged! We’re really excited to be the ones photographing these memories for you!

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  • May 3, 2017 - 5:29 pm

    Marlena Gibson - Love these!!!!!!!! I’m getting all emotional and nostalgic thinking about teeny tiny “mini Kim” Sheri visiting at ksu Salem…and here she is all grown up and gorgeous and in her happily ever after journey!! The pictures are beautiful. I can’t wait for the wedding shots!ReplyCancel

Melissa & David got married Saturday at First United Presbyterian Church in East Palestine & enjoyed a wedding reception with their closest friends & family members at The Lake Club. To say that their wedding day was beautiful, full of romance, and complete with lots of happy tears would not do the loveliness of the day justice, but it’s a start. We’ll mostly let the photographs tell the story of the day & how much David & Melissa love one another. The way they looked at one another during their first look made us so happy! And their personal vows during the wedding ceremony? Oh my goodness, the tears those evoked! They’re inspiringly in love in the most authentic way & we are so happy we were the ones who got to be there photographing the wedding day! We did experience quite a bit of “good luck” the morning of the day, as “they” say when it rains. There for awhile, it seemed like the day would be a washout. But the weather took a turn & we got to take portraits outside after the wedding ceremony & the overcast day was perfect for photos at The Lake Club! We’re very happy for Melissa & David, and we feel so blessed we got to be part of it all!ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerMelissa’s talented aunt made all of the bouquets.ohio wedding photographerThe lovely Carissa did makeup for the occasion. She always does a great job! Brides, you can follow her on Instagram @cmaldo08.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerDavid loves photos! Those are the BEST kinds of grooms! And he’s a really outgoing, fun, goofy guy (and uber romantic when it comes to Melissa). Plus, he knows how to dress! Melissa & David both say he’s the fashionista of their relationship.ohio wedding photographerBut Melissa looked STUNNING on her wedding day! We’ll give her the fashionista award for that day! ohio wedding photographerThis was Melissa’s Beyonce moment. She said she felt like she had a glam-squad.ohio wedding photographerThen it was time for the first look! First looks get me all excited every single time. There’s so much anticipation & they’re always emotional & one of the best parts of the whole wedding day. We had planned for an outdoor first look, but it was raining at the time. The church worked well for Melissa & David to have their moment.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerOh my gosh! They’re beautiful together.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerStunning in every way! I overheard David tell someone that Melissa “On a scale of 1 to 10 was at least a 67.” ohio wedding photographerMelissa also wanted to do a first look with her dad before the ceremony. We’re so glad they did & we hope they’ll treasure these images.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerThen it was time for the ceremony!ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerDavid’s sister & her boyfriend beautifully sang during the ceremony.
ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerThat’s one heck of a first kiss! Bravo!ohio wedding photographerWe loved the sweet moments Melissa had with her grandmothers.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerThe Lake Club was looking classy, as always! ohio wedding photographerWow! That smile!
ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerDavid was so proud of his wedding ring & loved showing it off. Melissa just laughed.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerEven though they were a little chilly, they were troopers.ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerThe Lake Club always has the best sweets displays for weddings!ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerDamon of D&R Audio back there full of smiles doing his thing! ohio wedding photographerShout out to Emily & Bill of Jet Wedding Videography. We love working with them! They’re fun people & make great wedding videos! Also, we have a great working relationship with them & we know how to stay out of their shots & vice versa! ohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerohio wedding photographerWhat a wonderful wedding day! Congratulations again, Melissa & David! And thank you again for choosing us to be the ones to capture your wedding day memories! We wish you safe travels to Spain for wedding celebration #2! We wish we could be there with you all!

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Get ready to smile! Lindsey & Mike are one of those couples whose friends can’t even really remember a time before they were together. They just fit. We’ve known them a few years now because Lindsey was a bridesmaid in a wedding we photographed. She’s a really fun-loving person & fabulous friend! Mike is a hard working, down to earth guy & it’s really beautiful how much he adores Lindsey (but he also knows just when to tease her). When they got engaged, Lindsey contacted us to see when we were available so she could choose a venue & date based on that. . . I seriously have to pinch myself sometimes because we have THE best clients (friends really!) ever!
Boardman engagement photosOkay, let’s talk about Riley & her utter adorableness that just won’t quit. She’s such a sweet dog! And she’s very well-behaved.Boardman engagement photosMost Photogenic Furchild Award goes to Miss Riley!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBeaver Creek is definitely under construction right now! There are trees cut down everywhere & the blacksmith building is being reconstructed. We still found plenty of pretty spots for photos, though!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosAnd the light was gorgeous that evening! We love us some golden hour!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosWhat a cute family!
Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosLindsey is going to be the most beautiful & fun bride. I can’t wait until August!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosGorgeous. . . just gorgeous! But I also have to mention she’s smart & funny & generous.
Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosLindsey & Mike have known each other a long time. They were friends first, but it got to the point where all of their mutual friends were like, “Seriously, you guys! When are you going to get this over with & DATE already?!” haha! Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosRiley is so silly in this one. She insisted on being in this photo even though we were trying to feature her parents in this particular shot. Since I asked her to come stand by me she thought it was an invitation to go for a swim, which she had been (not so) patiently waiting to do since we took the shots by the creek. Boardman engagement photosHow fun is this?!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosAfter Beaver Creek, we headed to Lake Tomahawk. The sunset was fabulous! Boardman engagement photosThey are so sweet & I love Lindsey’s dress!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosThis beach isn’t quite like the one they got engaged on in Florida, but it is pretty!Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosOh my goodness, this sunset! God painted a pretty one for us! Boardman engagement photosAnd we CANNOT wait for this wedding! It is going to be so much fun & all of their family members & friends are going to be like FINALLY! haha! But seriously. . . these two belong together & we’re so happy for them.Boardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosBoardman engagement photosThis is a favorite!Boardman engagement photosHey August, get here already so Lindsey & Mike can get married! We’re ready!

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Kayla & Randy’s engagement session was our first journey back into photography after having our son a couple of months ago & we were really excited to see them again! When we first met with them after they got engaged, we immediately clicked with them & thought they were perfect together. It seems like forever ago now because their engagement is a long one as they’ve been traveling the world together. We still don’t get to photograph their big day until 2018. Time flies, of course, but it’s going to be difficult to wait because we absolutely love hanging out with these two & their love story is beautiful! We know their wedding day will be amazing & so full of love. We photographed their engagement session at one of their favorite places Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park & Nelson’s Ledges State Park. It was a phenomenal photo location & also fantastic because it’s a special place to them as a couple.nelsonIn Randy’s words: “I believe that opposites attract like some of the strongest forces in nature. Love is no different & we are definitely opposites in ways, but we complement each other greatly. Our views & dreams of travel & life align and we help each other grow in ways I never thought possible.”nelsonThe day of their engagement session was about 80 degrees, which felt downright lovely! It was very windy at the quarry, which made hanging the hammock interesting. We loved that they wanted to implement their shared interests into their engagement session & recommend that to all couples! It personalizes your session & makes it unique.nelsonnelsonnelsonWe basically didn’t pose them at all. They are just this darn adorable together. Let’s all say it together now. . . “awwwww!” nelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonI love that Kayla & Randy are high school sweethearts so they go way back, but I also love that they had to see whether their relationship could handle time apart when Kayla went to school two hours away after high school. They’ve been tested & they both agree it forged an even stronger & deeper bond between them.nelsonDuring college, Kayla studied in Germany for a semester. She flew Randy over as a birthday gift. What?! This was one of the catalysts of their mutual love for travel & exploration together. It’s the best when you can do what you love with the one you love.nelsonKayla has the most beautiful and bright blue eyes ever. . . ever! It doesn’t even seem real that someone’s eyes could be that blue.nelsonnelsonBecause of their mutual love for travel & warmer temps, they decided that they wanted to move to California. This was their plan when we met with them to talk with them about their wedding photography. They were preparing for their move when they saw that Skrillex & Diplo were playing in New York City on New Year’s Eve. They’re both musical festival junkies & love going to concerts together & this one was a no brainer for them.  As the weeks led up to the concert, Randy knew that this would be the perfect opportunity for him to ask Kayla to marry him. He searched tirelessly for the type of ring he wanted to surprise her with that he knew she’d love, but none were what he was looking for. He was starting to get discouraged & he would not settle for anything less than perfect for Kayla when he finally found a jeweler that would customize a ring & have it ready within days of the date they had to leave to travel to the concert. He ended up picking up the ring hours before they left Ohio.nelsonAs they enjoyed the amazing concert, Kayla turned to Randy expecting a New Year’s Eve kiss. Instead, in her words, she saw Randy “with a box, a beautiful ring, a smile, and a question. Since you’re hearing this story you know I said yes.” nelsonnelsonRandy made this cute sign. nelsonHere’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Kayla asked Randy pretty please to keep his long locks for their engagement session. He has probably already cut it & donated it as of this writing. But Kayla got her wish & the long locks are immortalized in their engagement photos.nelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonNelson’s Ledges is one of the coolest places on the planet. No really. And it’s only an hour from us.nelsonDon’t you LOVE their outfits?! They look amazing. Kayla’s dress! Randy’s vest! It was all working.nelsonOh, back to the story! A few weeks after the Skrillex concert, Randy said something that resonated with Kayla: always follow your dreams. She didn’t just let those words go over her head or in one ear & out the other. She took them to heart & one day she was contemplating everything. She realized that she wanted to travel the world with Randy. It wasn’t about living in California. It was about seeing everything they could see together & experiencing different cultures & continents together. And so began the research. During their search for their next destination, the opportunity for them to teach in Thailand came about. They jumped on a plane & haven’t looked back. Their engagement session was during a brief visit back to the States. nelsonnelsonWhen we first met with them, they told us they were moving to California. They booked with us for their wedding date in 2018 & a little bit of time passed. Then we got an email from them saying, “Hey guys. . . we’re going to Thailand for a year.” With most people, you’d say, “I couldn’t believe it.” But not with Kayla & Randy. We just smiled & said, “Of course, you are.” Now they’re back in Thailand for another year teaching. They’ll get back a few weeks before their wedding next year. Crazy, right? Nope. . . very Kayla & Randy. . . spontaneous, exciting, fun, adventurous, and wonderful. You can probably tell we love these guys! Their zeal for life is refreshing & the way they love each other is beautiful. nelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonnelsonCould they be cuter? Nope!nelsonnelsonnelsonWe can’t wait until Earth Day 2018!nelsonnelsonnelsonKayla & Randy, thank you both so much for choosing us to photograph these important memories! We’re so glad we know you!

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