Emily & Aaron’s Mooreland Mansion Wedding

Emily’s easy-going nature and Aaron’s witty humor helped define their relaxed wedding-day celebration at Mooreland Mansion, easily one of my favorite wedding venues in northeast Ohio. Coverage began with Emily and her bridesmaids getting ready in the Board Room and Aaron and his groomsmen prepping in the Interurban Room. They shared plenty of stories and laughs before heading out to a blooming Rose Garden for the ceremony. Vows were exchanged in front of family and friends in perfect weather. It was warm enough to feel like summer, and overcast skies evenly lit the mansion’s beautifully landscaped grounds. Bridal party members were formally introduced during cocktail hour as they entered the South Verandah. Then it was time for well-delivered toasts, wonderful dinner service and plenty of dancing. Here is a small collection of images captured throughout the day.

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July 1, 2015 - 10:22 pm

Andrea - Em & Aaron, these are absolutely gorgeous! What a great day!

Kelsey & Jose’s Cleveland Wedding

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It was a gorgeous June day for Kelsey and Jose’s quaint wedding on the north coast. Coming from many different states, close friends and family converged on the west side of Cleveland for a day full of sunshine, laughter and celebration.

It was a privilege to witness this union and document so many great moments. Kelsey and Jose’s shared faith and strong bonds with family and friends were obvious throughout the day. Bridal party members and family reserved special time to pray and reflect on this new marriage. Kelsey’s father officiated a personalized ceremony at the Orchid Cafe in Avon.

The day was capped off by a reception at Lakeview Park Rose Cafe in Lorain. Toasts, dancing, a walk on the beach at sunset and the hilarious “shoe game” highlighted a perfect evening. Kelsey’s brothers even busted out a pretty smooth “Stanky Leg.” Congratulations Kelsey and Jose! Here are a few of my favorite images from your day.

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June 17, 2015 - 10:19 am

aunt Debbie - Super. I feel the emotions of love fun and God’s presence. Love you.

June 17, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Aunt Sam & Uncle B - Tom sure did capture the love & emotion of this amazing beautiful day. I am so thankful that I was able to share in this wonderful day for Kels & Jose’ . the pictures are so perfect. I can’t wait to see the rest of them.

Erica & Blake’s Wedding at Gervasi Vineyard

I knew Erica and Blake’s wedding at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio would be a lively celebration when their save-the-date card arrived. It read “Let’s Get Weird!” These busy physicians simply wanted to get married and let loose with loved ones. Their mission was accomplished this past Saturday. A fun tone was set early when Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” kicked off the ceremony. Despite threats of stormy weather, the day started off with plenty of sunshine. We even had time to capture a few relaxed portraits in the vineyard. Evening rain didn’t dampen spirits as the reception went into full party mode. Guests were entertained with multiple choreographed dances. Erica, Blake and Luca’s intro dance was impressive. Erica’s 93-year-old (young) grandmother making an appearance on the dance floor was one of many highlights. Below is a small collection of images from a day filled with love and laughter. Congratulations Erica and Blake! I look forward releasing your complete gallery soon.
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Looking Back at a Busy 2014 Wedding Season

I had the privilege of photographing another busy season of weddings in 2014. I captured memories for many wonderful couples and their families, and I had the pleasure of working with great wedding-industry colleagues. I shot at several favorite locations throughout greater Akron, Canton and Cleveland, including Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Walden Inn, Shoreby Club, The Club at Hillbrook, The Union Club, Botanical Gardens, The Ritz-Carlton, Hale Farm and Village, and Lake Forest Country Club.

It was a fun and eventful year. I photographed weddings ranging in size from 18 to nearly 400 guests. Two weddings involved horses – giddie up! I’m told I photographed the first-ever wedding at Stan Hywet to feature a bride on horseback (led by her groom) during the recessional. Of course, shooting weddings in Northeast Ohio, it was another year of interesting weather. I managed to escape a rogue storm that came off of Lake Erie while I was shooting at the Great Lakes Science Center.

I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer for nearly 13 years. The profession has changed quite a bit since I dedicated myself to the business, and I’ve worked hard to refine my artistic style and technical approach to documenting the atmosphere, details and (most importantly) the emotion of each wedding I’m hired to document. 2015 is already shaping up to be another busy year!

Weddings in Akron, Canton and Cleveland

Weddings in Akron, Canton and Cleveland photographed by Tom Forrest.

March 30, 2015 - 10:42 am

David - Great job as always. Congrats on a fantastic year and definitely great weddings in 2015.

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