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Athena & Ronnie’s Warren, Oh wedding at St. Demetrio’s was emotional to say the least.  Her father not only gave her away, but he was, also, the officiant.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the church when Rev. Valantasis spoke of the day he brought his daughter home from the hospital.  It still brings a tear to my eye when I think of it.

We began that chilly day at Lake Newport for their first look.  This was probably the quietest, most peaceful first look I’ve ever done.  The lake was so quiet and the boardwalk was empty, except for us.  Then we headed to the flower garden for some quick formals and off to the church.  I had never been to St. Demetrio’s before that day – wow, so beautiful!

Here is a link to the highlight video created by Mike Tsagares of Acclaim Productions – highly recommend him and Judy for videography every time! 🙂

Thank you for having Jamie & I as part of your day, Ronnie & Athena!!  It was truly an honor.  <3

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Katie & Kyle celebrated their absolutely gorgeous Canfield wedding reception at Avion on the Lake.  So many amazing handmade details!  But let’s go back to the beginning – we met that morning to get some prep images and Katie getting ready.  She had a little gown for her dog (aka – her first baby)!  It was so sweet (see the pictures below)!  Then we headed over to St. James Meeting Place in Boardman Park for a beautiful ceremony and some pics with Kyle’s dad’s classic car afterward – so cool.  Millcreek was where they chose to do their bridal party formals where we had such a great time with this crew.  I think you’ll be able to tell from the images below.  We had literally hours to hit some different locations and have some fun.

The reception, needless to say, was a ball.  Between the photo booth and the dance floor, they had us cracking up for most of the night.  Back to those details – the cake topper was created from an image from the engagement session!  I loved the leaf ornaments…and the cookies – yum!

So happy that they chose me to capture their day!!  It truly was awesome.  🙂

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Jordan & Andy were planning on including a classic car in their engagement session, so I immediately thought of Struthers.  I love this location!  Many don’t know that Struthers is where I spent the first decade of my life.  Probably 90% or more of my relatives are still there and it’s also where my parents own love story began.  🙂  It kind of holds a place in my heart and the memories flood back when I’m there.  We started off at this amazing old steel bridge.  You know the kind where you can see through the bottom?  Yeah, it kind of freaks me out a little (not a fan of heights), but I do love shooting on it – so I try not to look down…lol.  The streets of “downtown” are full of textures and color and then a walk away is the park.  I met a Selah’s employee that night and he asked why I liked shooting there?  I told him to look around.  It’s gorgeous!  I think I see it with a different eye than him. 😉

Jordan & Andy were awesome.  They completely rocked their entire session!  I’m pretty sure that their December wedding is going to be one of my favorites this year.  🙂

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Ashley & Matt – I can’t say enough good things about these two!  From the time that Ashley and Matt’s mom came to see me at the studio (thank you, Chrissy, for referring them), I knew I wanted to be their photographer and, thankfully – they felt the same!  🙂  What a beautiful wedding with such gorgeous details, the best hashtags ever (#ijustgotgroped, #gropefest2015 – their last name, in case you’re wondering…lol), the best favors ever (Stone Fruit Coffee!)and awesome friends!  We had such a blast with you all (especially in the photo booth later that day!)

I found out recently that Ashley’s Rock the Dress session is going to be a maternity session instead!  So I want to wish them a huge congratulations!  I couldn’t be happier for you both!!  You’re going to be the best parents!  Stay tuned to the blog for more of Ashley & Matt and their growing family.  😉

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They told me they met on this very bridge at YSU. 🙂

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Emilee & Matt’s wedding is going to be here before you know it, so on the day of their bridal shower – we, also, set out to do their engagement at Youngstown’s gorgeous Mill Creek Park!  We weren’t sure if the weather was going to cooperate at first, but even with the off and on sprinkles – it ended up being beautiful.  We started out in the flower garden.  At the last minute, Matt suggested Bear’s Den for their 2nd location and wow! – what a gorgeous spot.  Still high-fiving Matt for that one – amazing.  Here are some of my favorites!

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