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THE JOURNAL

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The rain held off all day until the second Lauren began walking down the aisle at Wetherington Country Club. Suddenly, the sky opened up and raindrops pattered against guest’s umbrellas. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, but the real luck is that it only last a couple minutes. It rained just […]

Lauren & Jacob: Wetherington Country Club Celebration

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2/03/21

Weddings

It’s the best feeling to photograph past couples as they prepare for a new stage of life. The first time I had the pleasure of photographing Kelsey and Keith was during their engagement session in September of 2018. Since that day, I’ve come to deeply admire these two and treasure the friendship that’s formed. When […]

Kelsey & Keith: Summer Maternity in Covington

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2/03/21

Lifestyle

Mitchell turned around to see his bride, Hannah, for the first time and tears immediately filled his eyes. They laughed and kissed, and once again I was reminded why I love first looks. The first time Hannah and Mitchell saw each other, they had so much time and freedom to soak up the moment. They […]

Hannah & Mitchell: A Celebration at Weymouth

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2/03/21

Weddings

I’ve been getting to know Erin and Cody for over a year. Though they probably don’t remember, during our first conversations I asked what they enjoyed most about each other. The answer they gave was sweet and simple, “We love how fun and easy our relationship is. We love being best friends.” In that moment […]

Erin & Cody: A Grand Resort Celebration

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7/20/20

Weddings

  “Appreciative of every moment given together.” That’s what Allie and Jake said when I asked them to describe themselves.   This sweet couple met in high school. They’ve been together for a long time – even while enduring years of distance during college. They waited so patiently for their wedding day to arrive, so […]

Allie & Jake: A Small Cleveland Celebration

6/30/20

Weddings

There was a single message woven throughout the Rusin’s wedding day. On a sunny May afternoon in front of their closest friends and family, Maddie and Nathan said “I do.” Those two words hold a promise that is both deeply profound and sacred. With those two little words, a covenant was established.   As their […]

Maddie & Nathan: A Four Seasons Barn Celebration

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6/01/20

Weddings

Stephanie and Trevor’s wedding at the White Birch Barn in Medina looked nothing like they planned. Their big party turned into a small celebration with just immediate family. Their full day event was reduced to a few hours. While their celebration wasn’t the grand party they originally envisioned, the declaration of their promise to each […]

Stephanie & Trevor: A Beautiful Small Ceremony

5/13/20

Weddings

What a perfect day!! We were lucky to have an unseasonably warm November afternoon for Emily and Daniel’s engagement session at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The sun was shining, the leaves were dancing on the trees around us, and we had Wade Lagoon almost completely to ourselves. It was like Cleveland was just ours […]

Emily & Daniel: An Autumn Art Museum Engagement

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3/25/20

Engagements

Tessa and Shaun’s wedding at Resurrection Church and the Bertram Inn was my final wedding of 2019, and it was certainly a day I’ll never forget. There are so many things I could say about this celebration. I could tell you how the classic black and ivory color scheme made it the picture of elegance. […]

Tessa & Shaun: A Black and Ivory Celebration

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3/25/20

Weddings

A few months ago I got an itch to travel. Something in my soul needed time away. I really wanted a change. I needed to see new things, smell new smells, and ultimately get a fresh perspective. I ask Niko to entertain the idea of taking a short birthday trip and to my delight, he […]

Our Trip to San Francisco

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3/13/20

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