Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Jessica & Jeff’s wedding earlier this year was perfect!  The weather, the bridal party, the day, and especially, the couple – from start to finish.  🙂  We started out that morning at the Salon at Creekside with Jess and her girls.  The girls were creating Bitmojis (this app is a must…lol) as they waited to get their hair/make-up done (by Sin Pretty Beauty) and were cracking us up.  A quick visit with Jeff and the guys and then we arrived at Jessica’s parents’ home where her dogs were all ready for their close-ups with their very own tuxes (too cute!).  Their wedding at St. Columba was beautiful.  This church is definitely one of my favorites.  What a gorgeous church to say I do in.

We had plenty of time for formals, which makes our day even more perfect.  So we visited The Butler, Youngstown Courthouse and the Cinderella Bridge before everyone danced the night away at Antone’s with The House Band.  I have to mention that her father’s speech was one of the sweetest, most heartfelt father of the bride speeches I’ve ever heard and pretty much brought everyone to tears.  I’m glad that Mike (Acclaim Productions – check out their video here) was there to capture that. <3

Jessica & Jeff – I’m so glad that you chose us to photograph your day.  I definitely feel like I’ve made some new friends along the way and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two!

Stay tuned for Jessica’s gorgeous Rock the Dress session in Pittsburgh!!  😉

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If I had to describe Katie & Nathan’s Sharon, PA wedding in one word – elegant.  New Year’s Day, fur coats, beautiful decor and The Corinthian…so gorgeous.  I love that she changed her dress for the first dance!  These two met, like most people meet these days – online.  The internet must be doing something right, because they are perfect for each other.  They keep each other laughing and Nathan’s love for Katie extends right thru to her little boy.  Their bond was very obvious to me, especially during the ceremony (check out the little guy sitting at the altar as they exchanged their vows…so adorable!)  I, also, love when a parent of the bride or groom serves as the officiant.  I’ve seen it many times through-out my career.  It’s so personal and emotional.  Nathan’s dad was the officiant for their ceremony.

Katie & Nathan – thank you so much for including us in your special day!  I wish you many years of happiness together!!

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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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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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