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THE JOURNAL

the JOURNAL

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

One of the best and most important parts of my job as a wedding photographer is to know my couples. Listening to the details of their story not only helps me connect with them personally, it allows me to photograph them more authentically. I ask all my couples a few questions when we begin the […]

Takara & Kevin: Downtown Columbus Engagement

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2/07/20

Engagements

On a crisp Autumn morning, Niko and I did three of our favorite things. We stopped for coffee at Pistacia Vera, we met new friends, and we photographed their sweet, goofy interactions. Though we hadn’t met Maddie and Nathan, they felt like friends pretty instantly. One reason is because we spent plenty of time communicating […]

Maddie & Nathan: A German Village Engagement

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2/07/20

Engagements

It was a cold, rainy Autumn day when we arrived at Kingwood Center Gardens for Hannah and Reese’s engagement session. Kingwood is a large estate surrounded by acres of gardens, fountains, and manicured lawns. With the misty rain all around us, the estate looked like it could be straight out of the English countryside. It […]

Hannah & Reese: Rainy Engagement at Kingwood

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2/05/20

Engagements

Erin and Cody waited patiently for the Lord to provide each other. When they officially started dating, it wasn’t long until they knew they would end up together. It was roughly 4 hours into their 10 hour first date when they felt they would probably end up together.  Yes! You read that right, their first […]

Erin & Cody: Petros Park Engagement

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2/05/20

Engagements

When friend and fellow photographer, Kelsey, reached out to me about photographing her wedding, I was so excited. I spent four years studying Commercial Photography with Kelsey but hadn’t yet met her fiancé, Alan.   Convinced they would be perfect together, a mutual friend set Kelsey and Alan up on a date. It was clear […]

Kelsey & Alan: Sippo Lake Park Engagement

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2/05/20

Engagements

The aim of every engagement session is to choose a location that matches the couple’s personality and style. Stephanie and Trevor are getting married at the White Birch Barn in Medina, and they wanted to keep a rustic vibe for their E-session. After thinking through a few options, they picked the perfect place. OARDC in […]

Stephanie & Trevor: Garden Engagement at OARDC

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1/31/20

Engagements

Jessica and Brandon met at the gym. Jess just moved into town and didn’t know many people when she spotted Brandon. Right away, she knew there was something special about him. They began as friends, but after a little time, that friendship turned into the beautiful relationship you see below.   Jessica and Brandon still […]

Jessica & Brandon: A Cultural Gardens Engagement

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1/31/20

Engagements

  Emily and John are a big ball of light. They radiate joy. They’re playful, fun-loving, and full of surprises. In fact, when I asked John what his favorite quality about Emily is, he said, “Emily spreads love so easily. She is unconditional joy.” I can’t think of a more accurate statement to describe them […]

Emily & John: A Goldenrod Engagement

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1/31/20

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    High school sweethearts, Kristin and Tyler, are just that – SWEETHEARTS! We went to the same high school, but I never had an opportunity to really know these two because of our age difference. This engagement session was the first chance we had to spend one on one time together. The first thing […]

Kristin & Tyler: A Backyard Engagement

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1/30/20

Engagements