Brookside Farms Wedding: Kyle + Katherine

One week ago I had the privilege of spending Memorial day at Brookside Farms.  This was my second time photographing a wedding at this beautiful venue and I am eager to go back again.  What I loved most about this wedding was that the couple shined.  Sure the venue was beautiful, but the couple was what made these some of my favorite images.  Their love was evident and the family and friends that surrounded them shared in their love story.  After six years of dating, Kyle and Katherine were absolutely ready to say, “I DO!”  Every detail was planned out, love letters were written, but the moment they had their first look, the fun began:)  Smiles, tears, giggles…I got to witness them all day long.  Kyle and Katherine, you two are beautiful together.  Congrats!      ~Jen


Stow Ohio Wedding: Jeremy + Michelle


He started saving for the Michelle Esterle fund.  His sister invited friends over to their house for a party and after meeting Michelle that night, he knew he wanted to take her on a date, so he started saving up.  Jeremy and his sister had a deal that they would not date each other’s friends, but years later when he and Michelle reconnected, I think his sister was pretty excited to be bringing a friend into the family and to now call her sister.

They had a beautiful day, surrounded by family and friends and declared their vows to one another at Christ Community Chapel-Stow campus.  Then they were off to Guys Party Center in Akron for their reception, with a little stop at Firestone Metro Park for a photo-op beforehand.  Jeremy and Michelle, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your fun celebration and share in your love story:)  Contrats!  ~ Jen


A Burton Ohio Engagement: Kayla+Tim


I loved the small town feel, wide open fields and simplicity of Burton.  Since these two have grown up in Burton and went to the same school their parents went to, it was the obvious location for their engagement session. We spent most of our time at Century Village Museum and if you are ever in the area, you should check it out!  I’m certainly looking forward to being back in the area at the beginning of June for their wedding:)

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Engagement: Nicole and Kyle



I love nothing more than when I can capture two people just being themselves together.  When you are having fun with the one you love, it does not matter that its freezing outside.  Kyle and Nicole, it was a blast to photograph you two together and I can’t wait to do it again on your wedding day.

Stay warm!


Boston Mills Engagement Session: Megan+Jared

We went to the place where he proposed and had fun exploring and getting a in a few dance lessons;)   For their save the date cards, we incorporated their shared sport of golf and now we were going to capture their shared love of skiing (as much as we could in October) as well.  I’m a big fan of how these two tried to incorporate things that are important to them in their pictures.  And now that I know it is illegal (and highly dangerous) to take pictures on train tracks, the few pictures below will be the last pictures you will see from me with people actually on them.  Thanks for being such a fun couple to capture, Megan and Jared!m+j(engagement)-059m+j(engagement)-081m+j(engagement)-020m+j(engagement)-013m+j(engagement)-101m+j(engagement)-117m+j(engagement)-131m+j(engagement)-134m+j(engagement)-143m+j(engagement)-108m+j(engagement)-152m+j(engagement)-163m+j(engagement)-168m+j(engagement)-211m+j(engagement)-207m+j(engagement)-213m+j(engagement)-174m+j(engagement)-196m+j(engagement)-180m+j(engagement)-173m+j(engagement)-326m+j(engagement)-332m+j(engagement)-341m+j(engagement)-240m+j(engagement)-278

Wadsworth, Ohio Wedding: Bethany+Nate

This was the first time I have cried at a wedding I shot professionally.  The music was beautiful and when those doors to the sanctuary opened up to the bride and her father…well, I got choked up!  And turning around to see the beaming and tearful groom witnessing his bride for the first time did not help me one bit.  So many stories were shared about this couple and I felt like I knew their story so well when I was finished that day.  Bethany and Nate are beautiful people inside and out and I have no doubt that together they will be amazing.  I wish them all the best in this lifetime together:)



St. John Vianney Wedding (Mentor, Ohio): Michael+Kimberly

From getting her hair done, to the father-daughter dance, this bride was full of emotions and taking in every moment of her wedding day.  Every detail was in place and the day was just stunning.  It was really fun to watch Mike and Kim’s wedding day jitters melt away after they said, “I do.”  They definitely make each other happy and as we moved onto pictures and then into the reception, they were able to completely relax and enjoy their celebration with family friends.  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Shannon!


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Engagement: Alex+Mandi

I have really been enjoying getting to know Alex and Mandi as a couple.  They are so down-to-earth and easy to be around.  I think their engagement session took place on the last hot, sticky night in Ohio.  Nearly a thousand mosquitos had their way with us that night, but that didn’t keep this couple (or their pup) from enjoying their time together in front of the camera:)  I can’t wait for their October wedding!