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I remember meeting with Erin last summer and talking about her and Paul’s wedding – since it was going to be in March, she hoped it would either be lots of snow or sunny and clear.  It ended up being a gorgeous sunny day for them.  Every time I looked through the lens at Erin, she had this beautiful smile on her face that would’ve lit up the day had it not been bright already (they both did!).  Thanks for allowing us to capture your day, Erin & Paul!  We had an awesome time.

This was made from a piece of Erin's mom's wedding dress.



Both Erin & Paul are proud Ohio State grads. 🙂

David took this fabulous shot.


These are just a few of the highlights.  See lots more in the video!

Ceremony | Holy Family

Reception | Davis Center

Gown | Jacqueline’s Bridal

Cake | Clarancedale

Entertainment | Night Rhythm Entertainment


The Arms Museum is where Brian proposed and proved to be a very romantic setting for their session.

One of my favorites from the day.

A friendly game of Trivial Pursuit...where I was warned that Brian always wins. 🙂

But today, they both win. 🙂



Rain is good luck on your wedding day.  If that’s true, Kristin & Steven received a lot of luck.  Despite the weather, it was an awesome day.  Beautiful couple, a fun group of family and friends, gorgeous church and an intimate reception at The Garden Cafe inside the Davis Center.  If you take a peek below, it goes without saying that the Live Photo Booth was a hit and we had a total blast with it!  Kristin, Steven and their guests took full advantage of the silliness.  I couldn’t help but laugh out loud all over again while I was going through the edits.  So much fun!  We really had a great time with you all.  Thank you so much, Kristin & Steven, for allowing us to capture your special day.  It was an honor.  🙂

They chose the balcony of the church for The Reveal.


Love the look on Steven's face when he first sees Kristin.

Absolutely loved their cake, especially the topper!

Borrowed this little cherub inside the Davis Center for a couple of cute ring shots.

He was really enjoying his cake. 🙂

Now some photo booth fun…


This is great stuff....keep scrolling.

Pretty creative with the napkins!


Fav photo booth image!


There’s a ton more in the video, so take a look!  Watch the video in high-resolution here.


Ceremony | St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church

Reception | Garden Cafe at the Davis Center

Dress, Tiara & Veil | David’s Bridal

Flowers | Something New

Cake | Sugar Showcase

Cake Topper | Mudcards on Etsy

While I’m making new friends all the time with what I do, sometimes I get to work with old ones (and make new ones at the same time) – which is awesome.  Donnie is a good friend of mine going back to our college years when we were  rocking around NRM Music (we both worked there in the day when music stores still existed) and hanging out at Cedars where his band and my husband’s band would often play.  Fast forward about 15 years – imagine how excited I was when he called me to ask if I would photograph his and Tasha’s wedding and then how sad I was when I realized the date they were looking at was already booked.  In a weird twist of fate a few weeks later, the couple who had originally booked the date decided they were going to move their wedding up.  I figured Tasha and Donnie at that point had found someone else, but sent him a quick email anyway.  They hadn’t and here we are!

We met in Canfield this past Saturday for part 1 of 2 engagement sessions – the (mostly) black & white wintery session.  It was cold and very snowy, but so fun.  I had a feeling it would be.  Tasha & Donnie told me that they laugh a lot when they’re together and they do.  I was laughing right along with them.

When I told them to give me a serious look - Don suggested the "Blue Steel" pose (Zoolander) - lol

So my personal favorite was a toss up between this one...and the next.

Thank you, both!  Can’t wait for part 2 – the warm weather engagement session and the wedding day!

xo – Michelle

Winter weddings.  Cold?  Yes.  Beautiful?  Absolutely.  Emily was stunning and her bridesmaids’ dresses (on seven gorgeous bridesmaids) were definitely my very favorite of the year.  The guys were equally gorgeous and fun – which made our job so easy.  Emily & Gino are two super sweet and thoughtful people.  They didn’t want their bridal party to get cold, so we had some fun inside with the group at the Poland Library and then heated things up outside with Emily and Gino by themselves.  These images were well worth bearing the cold and I think I could say I loved every single one of them.  It wasn’t just the atmosphere or the beautiful architecture.  It’s the way these two look at each other.  They are so in love and it couldn’t be more obvious.

An awesome party afterward at The Lake Club (seriously, the best place for a reception – I love shooting there) with Rudy and the Professionals.  Couldn’t have ended the year any better.  🙂

Emily's niece was the flower girl and so adorable.

Emily's dress was breath-taking.



Posing for grandma.


Grandpa saved the day on helping the littlest one down the aisle. How cute are they? 🙂

One of my favorites.

Gino's dad is a singer and sang their first dance. Such a beautiful moment.

A serenade from Rudy. 🙂

The parent dances were very sweet.

Congratulations and thanks so much, Emily & Gino!  It was an honor to be a part of your day.