What a fun shoot with Megan and Kevin. We hooked up in the Flats at 7:00 to take advantage of the wonderful sunlight and we bounced around from spot to spot. The Flats offer a lot of really cool urban backdrops and skyline shots and I love shooting there. Megan and Kevin were awesome to work with. They were up for anything and super chill. We thought we were all wrapped up when I spotted a lit-up Sherwin Williams mural of Cleveland that I wanted to get as a backdrop (the last image in the post). They were all about it and it was definitely worth the time and effort. I’m really excited about their wedding in June. I know we’re going to get some amazing photos.

 

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I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off the 2015 wedding season. The sun was out, the temperature was perfect and Emily and Steve were an amazing couple to photograph. They were so natural in front of the lens and so accommodating to every idea.

The ceremony was at the historic St. Peter Church in Cleveland. The reception was at the Ritz-Carlton Silver Grille at the Higbee Building, downtown. I had the pleasure of working with a couple new wedding professionals for the first time. Showcase Video Productions were really great to work with and I could tell were capturing some really amazing footage. I also loved working with The Element, which is a newer ensemble from Cleveland Music Group (formerly known and Jerry Bruno Productions). They were amazing! One of the most fun, diverse and tightest bands I’ve heard. It was also really great to work with Brandi Hamerstone from All Events Planned once again. She did a great job coordinating and keeping everything on track.

Emily and Steve had an incredible wedding celebration and I’m thankful to have been a part of it. Below are a few of my favorite photos.

This is Nate’s shot.

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Below is Nate’s shot as well.

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This is what happened after Emily was unknowingly standing on an ant hill.

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Emily hopped on stage to rock out Summer of 69 with the band.

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Emily and Steve had a very short window of time for their engagement shoot before they had to hop on separate planes. We met up in downtown Willoughby and shot around Erie St. It was really fun working with them and chatting about their upcoming wedding this April. Their wedding is the official kickoff of my 2105 wedding season and I’m really looking forward to it.

 

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