My Best Friend’s Wedding

There is a great joy found in watching your best friend fall in love with a wonderful man and this spring I was able to photograph such a couple. After a year of getting to know each other and making a move to a different city together, these two became engaged and began planning a small wedding. They asked me to commemorate their engagement with some photographs and I recommended an evening session – aka golden hour. We ventured to the east side of the Cleveland Metroparks and found a great spot at the top of a hill. You can see their deep love as it comes through these images.

Less than 2 weeks ago, this lovely pair promised to spend their lives together and I was able to capture a few images in between all the fun. Enjoy!

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Josh + Cortney, engaged

This post is about a love story. This amazing couple met about two and a half years ago and started a relationship that has grown into something bigger than I think they could have imagined. This pair is committed to each other and they are passionate about helping other people. They are inspiring to me and I hope that shows in these images.

My favorite part of this session was their goal to be themselves and to incorporate items that represent them. The most important additions were their two dogs. Josh and Cortney spend a lot of time caring for these pups and it’s a big part of their relationship. Normally, I can’t do much with dogs because I’m allergic, but this outdoor session really worked out well for the whole crew. We enjoyed a somewhat (ok, very) cold evening in Wendy Park here in Cleveland and the engagement session was a blast.

What do you enjoy most about spending time in a park? Do you enjoy bringing your dogs and building relationships in the great outdoors?



Love on the beach

In less than 3 short months my baby sister is going to marry the love of her life. The opportunity to photograph the two of them was a chance to watch them goof off and have some fun amidst the craziness of wedding planning.

Beach photos were rather fitting for this pair of lovers as their wedding will be held in Charleston, South Carolina. We’re all counting down the days until we get to celebrate their wedding day with them. Hopefully I’ll have a few moments during the event to capture some photos for an update.

Here are some of our favorites from the sunset photo session. Enjoy!