Thank You for a Great 2015!

Coming off another great wedding season, I’m feeling sincere gratitude. I was hired by another group of amazing couples, worked along side several dedicated wedding vendors and continued to network with some very talented colleagues. Most importantly, I was able to document hundreds of moments (some expected and many unexpected) for my clients and their loved ones. I’m truly thankful for the many people I got to know and work with throughout the year.

I had the privilege of shooting at many of my favorite venues, including Mooreland Mansion, Tudor Arms, The Lake Club, Renaissance Cleveland, Pine Lake Trout Club, Gervasi Vineyards, Severance Hall, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Ritz-Carlton Cleveland, Hyatt Regency at the Arcade, Barrington Golf Club, Firestone Country Club, Windows on the River and more.

After almost one and half decades of photographing weddings, I still have a passion for documenting milestones for couples who appreciate meaningful story-telling photographs. While technology continues to evolve and effect how we record and share images, I’m thankful my honest approach to creating timeless images of real life and emotion still appeals to many couples.

Of course, my business wouldn’t continue to survive in such a demanding and competitive industry without the support of great vendors, like-minded colleagues and awesome past clients who continue to share my name with couples and families in need of a dedicated photographer.

Thank you to everyone who helped make 2015 such a great year! I hope the images I captured help preserve great memories for generations. My services have been reserved for several great weddings in 2016 (some dates still available), and I look forward to documenting details, atmosphere and real emotion for several couples getting married in the new year.

2015 Review Collage

Bridget & Michael’s Cleveland Westwood Country Club Wedding

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This awesome wedding day started with the ladies getting ready at Bridget’s parents’ house in Westlake and the guys cleaning up at Michael’s parents’ home in Lakewood. Family and friends then assembled at the Church of St Dominic in Shaker Heights where Bridget’s Uncle officiated one of the funniest and most personalized weddings I’ve ever witnessed. Father Tom, who has obviously known Bridget her entire life, knew Michael since his spirited elementary school days. Great stories about Bridget and Michael coming of age were weaved into a perfect homily. After the ceremony, we captured family photos outdoors on church grounds and then headed to Bay Village for a few relaxed creatives. Then it was off to Westwood Country Club for a lively reception. The Orchestra from Cleveland Music Group provided excellent entertainment throughout the evening. Here are a few highlights from this great day!
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Julie & Alex’s Cleveland Wedding at Severance Hall

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Julie and Alex travelled back to Cleveland from New York for their wedding at historic Severance Hall (home of The Cleveland Orchestra). Hugs, toasts and plenty of laughter highlighted the day from preparation to the last dance. Family and friends gathered for a formal ceremony in Severance’s amazing Grand Foyer. I’ve photographed several weddings at Severance through the years, and it continues to offer one of the most elegant atmospheres in the region. The venue is timeless and and always looks stunning, especially in black-and-white images. After the ceremony, the bridal party took a stroll across the street to Wade Lagoon for a few quick relaxed portraits. The celebration then continued back at Severance. Guests enjoyed an evening of dancing with music by the Grand Avenue Band (second week in a row I’ve had the pleasure of working along side this fun and talented group of musicians and singers).

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Robin & Jeremy’s Wedding at Firestone Country Club

The weather was perfect for Robin and Jeremy’s Akron wedding. Jeremy and his groomsmen capped their preparation efforts with a quick taste of Crown Royal purchased by Jeremy’s father in 1967 and reserved for such special occasions. Robin and her bridesmaids took care of their finishing touches at Saint Albert The Great Roman Catholic Church in North Royalton. There were several great moments during the ceremony, including when Robin’s father shook Jeremy’s hand and kindly reminded him to “take care on my daughter.” After family photos at the church, it was off to Firestone Country Club for a few relaxed shots with the bridal party on the golf course. Cleveland’s Grand Avenue Band led an entertaining reception full of dancing. They even invited a few younger guests to help out with singing duties.

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