Lindsey | Beaver Local High School

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Lindsey | Beaver Local High School

Lindsey, equally sweet and beautiful. She was a dream to shoot and was a total natural in front of the camera! We started the session in downtown Youngstown and then made our way to Mill Creek Park to finish up. Lindsey and her mom Erika were so fun, we really enjoyed the entire process! (and those donuts;)) 

Here are some favorites from Lindsey's senior portrait session! 

Makeup: The Makeup Boutique 

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Ryan + Kristen | Downtown Warren, Ohio Engagement Session

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Ryan + Kristen | Downtown Warren, Ohio Engagement Session

A few weeks back Logan and I got to hang out with Ryan and Kristen for their engagement session. These are two of the most fun loving people that you'll ever meet with hearts made of pure GOLD. I have to mention, the proposal was so epic you'll be sure to smile the entire time you watch it, that's right, Ryan (with the talents of Exodus Media) made a video and you can watch that here!

We shot in the heart of downtown Warren, where urban street-scapes and historically beautiful character come together to make for one diverse backdrop. Kristen and Ryan are literally a perfect match, and you will notice that just by watching them together. Logan and I are so excited to shoot and celebrate with you two this November! 

Here are some highlights from their session. :)

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Joel + Danielle Wedding | Stambaugh Auditorium | Mr. Anthony's | Youngstown, Ohio

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Joel + Danielle Wedding | Stambaugh Auditorium | Mr. Anthony's | Youngstown, Ohio

Danielle and Joel, two of the most fun people you will ever get the chance to meet! Their love story is so good too. They met through a mutual friend and as a group went to Chili's one night, essentially a blind date. A month later they started dating.

Fast forward to the proposal.

Danielle was on a girls trip in Chicago to visit a college friend. The girls were walking through Oz Park, when strolling towards them is Joel! He drove all the way to Chicago for one epic surprise. He then gets down on one knee and asked Danielle to marry him! Danielle was SO caught off guard that he was even there, her friends (in on the surprise) crying tears of happiness for them. Joel drove home that same day, now THAT'S a girls weekend she will never forget. 

I'm so thankful that we have the joy of capturing such fun couples on their wedding day. That we get to know them and spend time with them for sometimes over a year before thier wedding. Danielle and Joel's day was nothing short of magical and we are so happy for them, truly. They started as clients, and now we call them friends. Here is a peek into their Great Gatspy Inspired wedding day! 

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue: Stambaugh Auditorium

Reception Venue: Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center

Caterer: Mr. Anthony's

Planner/Coordinator: Ed from PMG Chocolatier

Cake: Das Dutch Haus

Rings: Tele Gold Inc.

Dress: Bridal Beginnings Pittsburgh

DJ/Band: SoundWaves Event Group

Florist: PMG Chocolatier

Hair: Sin Pretty Beauy

Make Up: Sin Pretty Beauty

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Adam and Laurissa Wedding | Butler North Church | Avion on the Water | Youngstown, Ohio

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Adam and Laurissa Wedding | Butler North Church | Avion on the Water | Youngstown, Ohio

Adam and Laurissa's wedding day was perfect in every way imaginable. The love that they share is genuine and heartfelt. The way that they honor each other is not just seen but felt in the gentle way they are when they are together. Surrounded by their family and friends, they got to celebrate the best day of their lives. I'm so happy to share some of my favorite images and tell the story of their day with you all.

Congratulations Adam and Laurissa Shaw! 

Ceremony Venue: The Butler North Church

Reception Venue: Avion on the Water

Caterer: Avion + Handels Ice Cream

Cake: Shannon Dawson

Rings: Komara Jewelers

Dress: The Exquisite Bride

Stationary: Minuteman Press

DJ/Band: The Music Man

Florist: Willows by Wehr

Hair: Maria Cesta

Make Up: Jamie Buckner

Transportation: Jubilee Limousine 

Videographer: Steve DeNunzio

Grooms Attire: Mens Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo

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Brad + Lydia | Proposal | Warren, Ohio

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Brad + Lydia | Proposal | Warren, Ohio

Ok, i've decided shooting proposals are my new favorite thing. Last weekend we had the honor of capturing our friends getting engaged and seriously, it was AWESOME. Even better: Lydia had NO IDEA, like, none. Zero. 

So it all started about a year or so ago, these two had an budding little thing for each other and we've been able to watch their love grow since then. I remember specifically being on vacation with the Tarleton's (Brad's family) and I think Brad and Lydia texted each other more than I text Logan in a whole year. ;) LOL.

Brad had secretly planned the entire proposal by telling Lydia that his grandma (grammy) wanted to take them all out to dinner. He went to Lydia's house to pick her up and take her back to his parents house where she would come to find that it was all an elaborate scheme. They weren't going to dinner, but he was going to ask her to be his bride instead. 

It was absolutely perfect, I may/may not have been crying tears of happiness for these two behind my camera. #guilty 

So, here is it! The proposal. 

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Patrick and Lindsey | A Lifestyle Engagement Session

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Patrick and Lindsey | A Lifestyle Engagement Session

She was new to the real-estate industry, recently hired to join the Burgan Real Estate Firm. She was invited by her new boss to her first work party, a Christmas Brunch at their home. She was SO excited to meet her new co-workers, one of them particularly showed up a little later than everyone else, was really outgoing and she thought... "he's must be trying hard to be funny." That guy was her new boss' son, Patrick. 

Lindsey asked Patrick to get drinks one night so she could pick his brain on how to get her real-estate career started. They talked real estate for about 10 minutes, but sat there laughing and talking for FOUR hours straight. She was drawn to his sense of humor and loved that they could just laugh at silly things. 

They knew by their third date they were meant for each other. He knew then that she was going to be the girl he would marry someday. Last fall Patrick asked Lindsey for her hand in marriage, and they are planning a gorgeous October wedding this year.

Guys, I'm so excited to share this engagement session with you! Special thanks to Stacey Rzonsa for connecting us to such an awesome, fun couple. We are truly honored to capture your special day. 

Enjoy! 

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John + Molly | Chagrin, Ohio Engagement Session

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John + Molly | Chagrin, Ohio Engagement Session

They met years back where they both attended Allegheny College. He was the quarterback and she was the girl with the gorgeous eyes. The rest is history!

We spent the day up in Chagrin, Ohio where Molly's family lives. The day was perfect, 65 degrees (in Feburary?!) and the warmth from the sun made if feel like a spring day. We are so excited for these two as they begin their journey together! 

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Christmas Mini Sessions - Part 2

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Christmas Mini Sessions - Part 2

Well this years Christmas mini's were quite the success. We had the opportunity to connect with family, friends, old co-workers, you name it. We also go to meet some new faces, which makes my heart so full! We really had such a great time with everyone. Here is round two of the sneak peeks for this years Christmas Mini sessions! 

(If you missed last weeks, you can find them in the blog archive!) 

Ariana + Caleb

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Christmas Mini Sessions - Part 1

Holiday Mini's are here!!! This is seriously one of my FAVORITE things to plan. I also love an excuse to hunt for things at the thrift and thats usually where I find the best treasures with some character. The theme this year was campfire Christmas, complete with a tee-pee! (incomplete without the campfire but thats besides the point, lol) I love all things boho and rustic right now so I wanted to incorporate those two elements into my mini theme. The kids loved the tee-pee so that is a win in my book. 

We started bright and early Saturday morning and headed out to Canfield, Ohio to Paradise Hill Tree Farm. Mr. Williams was so incredibly nice and welcoming, we are so appreciative for letting us shoot all day on his property! 

Round 1 of mini's consisted of ten families! I can honestly say, we are blessed with the best clients. Both old and new! We had the best day with everyone and It couldn't have been better. I'm so excited to share a few from each family with you guys! I hope you enjoy! 

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