Last winter, Ann, John and I had an awesome engagement shoot at The 9. I was really looking forward to shooting their wedding. I started out photographing the ladies at Marengo Spa in The Old Arcade Downtown Cleveland. We then hopped over to the Marriott at key Center where Ann and the bridesmaids got ready. Basil was photographing the guys at Yours Truly downtown, before also going to the Marriott. The ceremony took place at the beautiful Granger United Methodist Church in Medina. We took bridal party photos on the Center Street Swing Bridge and the Riverbed St. Park in the Flats. The weather was perfect and the bridal party was a lot of fun to work with. The reception was at the Marriott at Key Center downtown. The ballroom looked spectacular. Ann and John had private first dance in the room before any guests entered. The reception was amazing, especially when Ann and her mom busted out a well choreographed dance routine to a great mix of songs. The guests went crazy. Afterward, we stepped outside for some shots in front of the Marriott and the Fountain of Eternal Life. It was a great way to end the night.


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I began photographing the bridesmaids at Katie’s parents’ beautiful home. Graham was photographing Todd and the guys. Having photographed weddings for 10 years, it’s not too often I see something for the first time. However, Katie’s dress was something I had never seen before; A floral patterned print. It was unique and beautiful and it was perfect for her.

Katie and Todd were married at St Sebastian Parish in Akron. They set aside a good amount of time for photos after the ceremony. We shot at some areas on the church’s grounds and at a park across the street. We also shot at the Akron Art Museum, which is where they had their reception. After shooting outside, we wondered through the the galleries and took photos with some of the exhibits as a backdrop or prop. I was not permitted to use flash in the galleries, but fortunately, the lighting was pretty good. The museum is a great venue for weddings. It’s very unique and has a lot of great features for photography.

After sunset, Katie, Todd, Graham and I stepped outside for some night shots. I liked photographing outside the museum at night more than during the day. It has great architectural lighting and a lot of open space. Even though it was hot and sticky, Katie and Todd endured through the shoot and were excited about how the photos were turning up on the back of my camera.

The Sunrise Jones provided awesome entertainment throughout the reception. The guests were having a blast. Katie surprised everyone with a quick dress change. There was no doubt it was party time.

As always,  below are links the the vendors that helped make Katie and Todd’s wedding amazing.


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Jessica and Robert got ready and had their first look at Beachmont Country Club. Right after the first look we took some photos on the golf course. The ceremony was at Park Synagogue East. We headed back to Beachmont for the reception. The ballroom was decorated beautifully. The party got started right away with the Hora before dinner. After dinner, the party kept going, thanks to a fun crowd and a fantastic band like Tony Quarles and the Discovery Band.. It was also great to work with Video Memories once again.

Congratulations Jessica and Robert!

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Victoria and Sean were married at Noah’s Event Venue. It was a beautiful, sunny day for an outdoor wedding. Victoria and Sean’s fun bridal party included their four legged  “children”.  Their ceremony had some happy tears and a lot of laughs. We took bridal party and couple’s photos on the grounds at Noah’s. The reception was awesome. Everybody danced.  MC Sound did a great job. Victoria also had several funny surprises, including a video for Sean and some unexpected items during the garter removal, such as a duck slipper and  a roll of tp.

Nate and I had an amazing experience photographing Victoria and Sean’s big day. Congratulations Victoria and Sean!

Hair/Makeup: Francesco’s Salon & Spa, Teresa Carbone

Dresses: Catan’s Fashion

Tuxedoes: Men’s Warehouse

Ceremony Location: Noah’s Event Venue


Transportation: Shima Limo

Reception: Noah’s Event Venue

Cake Artist: Homemade

Entertainment: MC Sound

Additional special recognition: Family




Tanya and Roshone’s amazing wedding had all the bells and whistles. It even had some fireworks (in a good way) and butterflies.

I started out shooting prep shots of at the Wyndham at Playhouse. The ceremony was outdoors at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Tanya and Roshone couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day. After the ceremony, we took some portraits at the garden as well as Voinovich Park.

The Wyndham was decorated beautifully. Tanya and Roshone had gorgeous place settings, linens, ice sculptures, uplighting, floral arrangements desert tables, low lying fog and Sparkulars.

In the evening we hopped out to Euclid for some photos in front of the chandelier.

There were a lot of great professionals that helped to make Tanya and Roshone’s wedding an amazing event.


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