Happy New Year's Eve! We're down to the last remaining hours of 2017 and in the midst of the holiday season hustle I want to take a moment to reflect on what 2017 had in store - traveling adventures, crazy stories, and getting engaged.
Last weekend Donny & I had the privilege of photographing Ben + Angie in celebration of their engagement & upcoming wedding next year. We chose the beautiful Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, FL as our location. This has quickly become one of our favorite spots to shoot on the gulf given the variety of settings offered, including the beach, pier, fort, a 19th century battery, and surrounding land. Donny & I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this gorgeous sunset engagement session with such a lovely soon-to-be-married couple!
A couple of weeks ago, Donny & I had the pleasure of photographing Tom + Jamie in celebration of their engagement. These two were so much fun to work with! The best thing about engagement shoots is when midsession it starts to feel like you’re just hanging out with some good friends. Engagement sessions are such a great way to bond with clients & get a feel for what they prefer; it’s also a great time to practice posing before the big day! Tom + Jamie were so much fun to be around and were complete naturals. They made our jobs very easy. Sedona, their furry pup, also joined us for our Cleveland shoot, and she was so cute & spunky! (We always love when our clients bring their pets to celebrate with them!)
Following a major winter storm last week, Donny & I traveled to Olmsted Falls to capture the love between two individuals we had been eager to meet for months, Lauren + Drew. Lauren & I had been planning this session for a while around the weather, waiting for festive conditions & freshly fallen snow. We were in luck this week. NE Ohio received a thick blanket of snow, and we got even more than we needed—about 10 inches too much, probably! That being said, we couldn’t pass up the chance to make the most out of this winter wonderland. Although it was a challenge to work in (and trudge through) at times, we enjoyed it—wet socks, frozen fingers, and all :)
Last week, Donny & I had the pleasure of capturing the love between Nick & Hannah, an awesome couple (and Browns fans, at that) tying the knot next December. They also brought their furry babies, Bell & Brady, to the shoot! These two were so sweet & excited to be apart of all the fun. We’re always so happy when our clients bring their pups! (Donny & I are currently puppy deprived and we always appreciate the extra company!)
Happy 2019 everyone! :) It’s crazy to think that an entire year has gone by since I last sat down to write a New Year’s blog. I can vividly remember sipping coffee at a house I no longer live in and recapping my 2017 that was full of travel and excitement. Honestly, I would be lying if I said 2018 wasn’t much different than that - because it was. It was full of a lot of major ups and downs, transitions, changes, and general busyness, but I’m grateful for every second of it. Not only did I photograph more weddings than I ever have, but I also got to have my own wedding and marry my best friend, Donny, on our 6th (dating) anniversary.
Colton and Jessica got married on what I’m convinced was one of the most beautiful fall days of the year. Their big day was held at Alford’s Glen - a lovely, rustic barn venue with tons of surrounding woods. I knew it would be perfect for such an outdoorsy couple after getting to know them a little bit during their engagement session and throughout the wedding planning process. What more could you ask for than to roam through the sunlit forest after exchanging your vows with your best friends by your side? It was magical!