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THE JOURNAL

the JOURNAL

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

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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

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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

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Madison and Dan’s wedding at Combustion Brewery and Taproom was the picture of simplicity and elegance. Combustion Brewery is an industrial venue. It has big metal windows that let in streams of natural light. The walls are covered with teal and gold wall tiles. Madison and Dan played up the beauty of the venue by […]

Madison & Dan: Combustion Brewery Celebration

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2/05/20

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From the moment I stepped into the Luttmer celebration, I knew it would be both beautiful and a blast to photograph. The green, ivory, taupe, and gold color scheme was a gorgeous palette that set the tone for a sophisticated party. The florals by Botanical Expressions was also a lovely touch that added some romance […]

Megan & Brian: A Shelby Oaks Celebration

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1/31/20

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What a beautiful thing to be surrounded by friends and family! Shae and Brad’s celebration was full of guests who love them, tease them, and made sure they were enjoying every second of their wedding day. This one was extra fun for me, and not just because I knew nearly everyone there (though reunions are […]

Shae & Brad: A Rustic Dusty Blue Celebration

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1/23/20

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Where to begin? Paige and Justin’s gorgeous August celebration at the Lakewood Country Club was a picture of romantic elegance and sophistication. So much of the beauty in these images is because of this couple’s excellent taste, attention to detail, and truly loving interactions. They wanted a wedding that was gorgeous and laid back. This […]

Paige & Justin: Lakewood Country Club Celebration

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1/22/20

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Julia and Andy’s wedding at Lake Erie Building was filled with elements that reflected their fun, creative personalities. Their elegant vision blended beautifully with the industrial feel of their venue.  Lake Erie Building is a bright venue with clean white walls and big windows. It was the perfect blank slate for their dusty pink pops […]

Julia & Andy: A Lake Erie Building Celebration

1/21/20

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It’s a small world. Larissa reached out to me early last year after she found my business online. Even though we were strangers, it felt like we already knew each other. Maybe that’s because our paths had already crossed once before.   Niko and I met Larissa’s brother, Arlin, while we were in undergrad at […]

Larissa & Vince: A Historic Tallmadge Celebration

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1/13/20

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Rebecca and Joe tied the knot on one of the hottest days of the summer. It was a balmy 90 degrees for this July wedding, but the heat couldn’t diminish the overwhelming joy of this celebration. When I spoke to Rebecca about her vision for the day, she was clear about one thing. She wanted […]

Rebecca & Joe: A Blair Center Celebration

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1/02/20

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