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May 5th was a pretty special day – the super moon, cinco de mayo and Deanna & Josh’s union.  Beautiful persons both inside and out…as a couple – they are truly glowing.  I have loved working with them.  Their wedding was so touching and a lot of fun.  Some of my favorite images ever have come from their day.  You need to catch the video below, to be sure to see everyone’s reaction when they first saw Deanna in her gown (especially her and her mom looking in the mirror…tears).  Plus the most awesome group shot.  Most of you already know the back-story, if you follow me on Facebook.  The adorable ring bearer and flower girl misunderstood when I shouted out to the bride and groom, “okay, now kiss!”.  The results were perfect – lol.  And David’s capture of the guy’s with the super moon at the end of the night was surreal.


Thank you, Deanna & Josh, for including us as part of your day.  It has been both an honor and a pleasure and I feel like I’ve walked away with some new friends.  🙂

Be sure to check out the video for lots more!







Ceremony | Old North Church of Canfield

Formals | Stambaugh Auditorium

Reception | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Dress | Toula’s Bridal – Maggie Sottero gown

Hair  | Mara Duncan of Salon Marzano

Make-up | Katie Monroe

Tux | Rondinelli

Cake | Tara Thompson

Florist | C & C Ribbon for ceremony and Lou Fusillo for reception

Entertainment | Tony Koussa Jr. Band


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I have been dying to blog this one, but have been struggling with updating the site and the blog all at the same time.  Yes, I am still working on my site update.  It is mostly complete and I should be there soon (fingers crossed).

I was really excited for this session.  I knew it was going to be amazing.  Angie (Maizie’s mom) has such an eye for styling, she should definitely be getting paid for it and seriously, if you are thinking of having a stylized engagement or any other type of session – you should consider hiring her.  She is, in fact, working along side of me as one of my wedding assistants this year and I’m really excited about that, too!  But back to the session, Angie had some really great ideas and an endless supply of cool props.  Maizie is gorgeous and should be a model, so it was quite easy to see how this was going to go….

I can’t wait to photograph Angie’s girls, again!  Always gorgeous and fun!!  Thanks so much, Maizie & Angie!








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Krista & Chris won me over twice….not only are they dog lovers, but they’re also Beatles fans.  🙂  Check out their sweet family below and the cool shots we got when we ducked inside The Lemon Grove to dry off!  Can’t wait for your wedding, you two!  Thanks for a fun shoot!








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Part II of the best of is all about the couples from the engagements to the weddings.  Many, many fun and awesome people that I get to work with!

Be sure to pick up your latest copy of Metropolitan Wedding.  I was invited, once again, by editor – Karen Luke – to shoot a spread for this year’s issue.  I went to The Lake Club for the bridesmaids shoot and the children’s shoot.  My little girl was, also, asked to model as a flower girl and she was a total pro.  It was so fun and I want to thank Karen for including me in this awesome resource – our area’s very own top notch wedding magazine.

At the risk of sounding like a Grammy acceptance speech, I want to thank my husband, David, for his continued support.  He is a huge help as my assistant/2nd shooter and just basic all around support.  🙂  Plus – he really caught some amazing shots this  year.  Running your own business is not easy, but he manages to do that (he is a home improvement contractor) and still takes the time to help me with my mine.  Thanks to Bill Dodd and Mike Krisuk, too, for assisting when David could not.  You guys are awesome!  I am in the process of training a good friend with a great eye who will be assisting me this year, also, and I’m really excited about that.  So some of you will be seeing a new face with me – Angie!  I know she’s going to be great.

So without further ado…here are some of my favorite shots from the 2011 engagements, weddings and day after sessions.  🙂








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Wow, where did 2011 go?  What an exciting year it has been!  I was just re-reading my post from last year and it just doesn’t seem like I wrote it 12 months ago.  Such a full year both personally and professionally…maybe that’s why it went by so fast (?).  Anyway, I’ve decided to split up my “best of” post this year into several posts, so stay tuned for a couple more.

I find myself, once again, very excited for the coming year.  Referrals this past year were through the roof and I thank you all for that.  That is one of the biggest compliments I could possibly receive.  2011 was a year full of familiar faces and it will be, again, this year, because of that.  Most of you know that my focus is on wedding photography, but I felt a slight shift this year as I seemed to be shooting more of everything (and loving all the families, children and newborns that I got to work with).  Some great updates will be coming to the site gallery and I have many blog posts to catch up on, so that you’ll be able to see all of the fun and gorgeousness I’ve had lately.

So this post will be about the many lifestyle sessions I had this year.  I don’t know if I consider them my best, but they are for sure some of my favorite.








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