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Ever meet a person that’s just so sweet, you immediately want to be their friend?  That’s how I would describe both Amy & Brian.  I think if you asked any of their friends or family, they will probably tell you the same.  And their love for each other?  Well, check out the images…I think you can see that sweetness for yourself.

Fall colors for three adorable little flower girls.

Love how Brian is checking out his ring here.

Love how Brian is checking out his ring here.

A lot of fun with this crew.

The lighting that night provided by Special Light was spectacular!

There were so many cookies - they took up two tables. Yum! 🙂

Brian & Amy heading to the floor for their 1st dance as husband and wife.

Check out the bubbles in the background. Although, I don't think these two noticed them. 😉

Amy & her proud father.

Both of Brian's grandmas were so cute and they were dancing all night long!

The House Band kept the dance floor full.

Congratulations, Amy & Brian!  It was a blast working with you and we wish you a lifetime of happiness.  🙂

Lisa & Walt said I do in Boardman, but the party headed to PA after that to Wally’s hometown of New Castle.  New Castle Country Club was a great setting for their formals.  We avoided a few flying golf balls before reaching the New Englander for the celebration.  There were so many great images, but these are some of my favorites from the day.

The girls were great with helping Lisa get ready.

Something borrowed...

Lisa wanted a picture with Wally before the ceremony, but did not want to break tradition. 🙂

Congratulations, Lisa & Wally!  We had a great time with you both.  🙂

As I was beginning the day at a wedding I was shooting in mid-July, I received a phone call from my brother.  My heart sank – my new nephew was coming and he was early…very early.  Needless to say, as I was taking pictures during the ceremony – I was also praying extra hard and couldn’t stop thinking about his arrival.  What a strong little boy he is.  He came through everything so quickly and after a few weeks in the hospital, he was headed to his home.  Of course, we couldn’t wait to go down to visit him.  He was all my little girl and I could talk about even before he was born.  And so late in August, we went to meet William for the first time and he got to have his “newborn” session.  I might add…he’s perfect.  🙂

He got lots of kisses that day...one from my sister-in-law

...his daddy (my brother)

...some extra special love from his big brother. 🙂

and a little smile for Aunt Michelle 😉

Kristie & Craig met while they were students at Mt. Union College, so it was pretty fitting that they travel back from Cincinnati to exchange their vows there.  Got some amazing images of the bride and groom in the quickly dying flower garden, which was gorgeous even while taking on it’s Fall appearance and took the group out on the football field for some fun shots.  Then to Avion on the Lake where I finally figured out what a gobo is.  LOL – check out their dance image below, if you’d like to know, too.

Craig is a big Ohio State fan...check out the socks.

Daddy/Daughter dance...love this moment.

Their initials on the wall are being created by a gobo light - a question I had/missed on the CPP Exam the day before. 🙂

Congratulations, Kristie & Craig!  Thanks for allowing us to capture your day.  🙂

Most of you know, that a few months back I set a goal for myself.  I decided that I wanted to become a Certified Professional Photographer.  Some people asked me why?  To me it was simple, in our modern day when these amazing cameras have become so affordable and there are now so many new “photographers” turning up everyday, how do you set yourself apart?  How do I prove to my clients that I have worked hard studying, learning new techniques and spend a huge amount of my time trying to consume every bit of knowledge I can to take my passion to the next level?

So, during the summer I submitted my images to the panel of judges and did a big happy dance, when they notified me that I passed – that was 1 of 2 parts to becoming a CPP.  The 2nd part was an exam.  A really, really tough 100 question exam which I drove to Akron to take in the early morning hours about a week ago.  I was sure I didn’t pass and when I got home that morning, I was already checking their site to see when/where I’d be taking the exam next.  The testing sites usually aren’t very close and are few and far between.

Yesterday, I ran out to get the mail and in their waiting for me was this gold tube – and I mean, really shiny gold – and it was from PPA (Professional Photographers of America).  I knew what it was before I even opened it…what else could it be?!  I passed-yay!  Inside was a brand new certificate and it read – Michelle M Galazia, Certified Professional Photographer.  Wow – I’ve got a little tag at the end of my name now.  No, it’s not MD, but to me it may as well be.  I’m such a photo geek, I know – my husband reminds me everyday, but I’m loving every minute of it.  🙂 🙂 🙂