Mike + Ashely’s Wedding – Waters Edge Vineyard in Louisville, OH

Mike and Ashley Reynolds picked the perfect day last October to get married. It was warm with absolutely gorgeous sunshine!  The Waters Edge Vineyard in Louisville was a perfect choice for their intimate wedding. This venue is very beautiful with multiple options for ceremonies and receptions. Mike and Ashley where brave and chose the outdoor gazebo to have the ceremony. But it worked out beautifully. The live violinist and cellist was such a classy and beautiful touch out on the gazebo.

I also loved the attention to detail in all the decorations in the reception. It suited the couple perfectly. It was so fun to photography. And as for the dancing, I have never seen a more lively group of all ages dancing together. It was so fun. I was so impressed by Steve from Cipriano Productions as the DJ. He definitely was responsible for the lively party. He was able to lead everyone to the dance for and keep the party going all night.

We ended the night out by the lake with the gorgeous fountain which was my favorite part of the whole day. After I took the photo by the fountain I showed it to the bride and she said, “I look like a Disney Princess!” As a photographer, that was on of the nicest compliments a bride could say.

It was such a pleasure working with this sweet couple. And I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Vendor List

Associate Director at Waters Edge – Diane Watson 330-495-6921

Bridal Attire: Doreen Leaf Designs

Cake, cupcakes, or dessert: Purple Door Bakery

DJ or musician: Cipriano Productions

Cellist – Matthew Reese Violinist – Joe Lautzenheiser

Florist: Cathy Cowgill

Invitations: Paper Allure

Jewelry: Taylor Made Jewelry

Officiant: Kenny Thomas

Tuxedo: Doreen Leaf Designs

Favors: Uncommon Scents

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Molly + Manny’s Engagement Session – Cuyahoga Falls, OH

How gorgeous are these two? This is Molly and Manny. They will be getting married in only a few weeks!

We had so much fun hiking all over the Virginia Kendall Ledges. My passion in photography is incorporating portraiture in beautiful landscapes. I love doing this with clients and with my own family. So I was so happy when they chose Virginia Kendall.

It was also so nice getting to spend time with Molly and Manny and get to know them before the wedding. They are going to be a such a beautiful bride and groom!

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Brody + Melinda

I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine – Oceans by Hillsong

This beautiful song was played while Melinda’s father walked her down the aisle. It was so touching how Melinda and Brody made Christ the center of their ceremony. Their faith was very evident in their kindness toward others and their love for each other.

The attention to detail was impeccable at the Phillips wedding. They chose the gorgeous The Barn on Enchanted Acres as their venue. It was a perfect choice for that kind of day. It was 11 degrees as a high for their day! So it was so nice to have the preparation, ceremony and reception all in one location.

The snow blew all morning and afternoon. But as soon as we went out to take pictures the orange sun peeked though the clouds. It was so such a lovely touch to a beautiful day for these two.

 

Bridal Attire: Toula’s Bridal (Bride) RenzRags (Etsy Shop, Bridesmaids)

Cake, cupcakes, or dessert: Litty’s Bakery

DJ or musician: Steve Anderson

Florist: Silk Worm Florist

Hairstylist & Makeup artist: Danielle Glenn (Hair) Evan Monticelli (Make up)

Tuxedo: Joseph A Bank

Favors: Chocolates by Erin

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Casey + Tyler Wilson’s Wedding

Meet Casey and Tyler. They were possibly the most fun-loving couple I’ve photographed to date! I loved all the details of their wedding that made it so them! Note all the super hero paraphernalia! And their first look was definitely the sweetest I’ve ever seen! Tyler’s reaction was priceless. You can tell how much love they share! Thank you for allowing me to share in your big day!

Wedding Venue: Parkside Church in Green

Reception Venue: Hartville Kitchen

Bridal Attire: Lavender Bridal

Cake, cupcakes, or dessert: Hartville Kitchen

DJ or musician: DJ Crew

Florist: Flowers by Pat

Hairstylist & Makeup artist: Chrissy Smith

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Officiant: Ben Walters

Photo Booth: Black Tie Entertainment

 

Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse

Favors: St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

 

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Elizabeth and Mark Hilton’s Wedding – North Canton, OH Wedding Photographer

I had the wonderful privilege of photographing Elizabeth and Mark Hilton’s wedding.  They were married on September 24th at Jackson Friends Church.  But I started my day at Mark’s house photographing the guys. They were running a little behind that day, as typical weddings go. Then, we headed to the church. It was so sweet to see how much love was showered on Elizabeth from her family as she was preparing for the wedding and throughout the day. Family seemed to be such a huge part of their lives. It was especially fun to see family members from Armenia who came to attend the wedding. Some hadn’t been here in twenty years!  The wedding went smoothly except for the adorably dramatic show from the ring bear. Their reception was at The Walsh Barrett Center. The campus was gorgeous and provided so much photographic opportunity. And then it was off to party! And this family sure can party! Literately everyone was on the dance floor. Including one relative in her 90’s having the time of her life. It was the cutest thing. And the reception really picked up when Elizabeth’s father came out and played with his Armenian band. I was having so much fun I was sad to leave! Mark and Elizabeth have such a wonderful life ahead of them. You can see how much love they share. I wish them the very best! And I want to thank them once again for choosing me to be a part of their big day!

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Jason and Marie Christman’s Wedding – Akron OH Wedding Photography

Jason and Marie Christman chose Octorber 3rd as their wedding date. They were hoping for fall leaves and warm temperatures. But instead we had rain and freezing weather. But my second shooter Mari and I tried to make the most of it by pushing our creativity. During the wedding portrait sessions we brought it inside the Wolf Creek Winery. Jason and Marie were so natural enjoying the wine and each other. And I’m so glad we brought some umbrellas so we could get a few shots outside. The overlook out on the deck was gorgeous. That session has become one of my favorites. On the way to the reception we stopped at the Holy Cross Cemetery to Marie could visit with her mother. It was so sweet that she chose to do this on her wedding day.

It was such a pleasure working with you Jason and Marie. Thank you for choosing me to photograph your special day and I hope that you have a beautiful life together!

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Bridal Attire Doreen Leaf Designs 831 Sunnyside St SW, Hartville, OH 44632 – http://www.doreenleafdesigns.com/

Tuxedo: Joseph A. Banks

Florist – Pink petals Florist – http://www.pinkpetalsflorist.com/

Hair Stylist – Nolas Salon and Day Spa – http://www.nolashairsalon.com/

Ceremony: Guardian Angels – Copley, OH

Double Tree Hotel by Hilton –  Akron, OH

Wolf Creek Winery, Barberton OH

 

 

Eric and Rachel’s Anniversary Session – Quail Hollow State Park – Hartville, OH

Eric and Rachel asked if I would be interested in rephotographing them in their wedding attire for their one year anniversary. I say…”Umm..YES!” This was basically a photographer’s dream session! And on top of that Eric and Rachel are incredibly sweet and funny. We had such a fun night creating this session together.

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