Lauren + Timmy // Cleveland, OH // Wedding

Lauren + Timmy's wedding day was so magical! The couple found me through a mutual friend from high school and we'd talked on the phone months prior to meeting, as the two live in Arizona but were both Cleveland born & raised. The first time we met in person was at a local favorite, Mama Santa's in Little Italy. Lauren and Timmy told me that Mama Santa's, the small pizza joint on the corner of the street, was the couple's first stop after stepping off the plane in Cleveland whenever they arrived home. That's when I knew we'd be a good fit.

 When I asked Lauren if she was nervous on the day of her wedding, the soon-to-be bride answered calmly, "I mean, Timmy's my best friend. Why would I be nervous to spend the rest of my life with my best friend?" The line was delivered so gracefully and authentically, and it was truly evident throughout the entire time I spent with them. The energy of the entire wedding party was so fun and wild, I constantly felt like I was surrounded by good friends. 

What a wonderful way to kick off the first wedding of the year! If this was a reflection of my upcoming weddings, I truly can't wait for the following weddings this 2018. 

If you're interested in booking a 2018 shoot, whether it's a family, couple, or solo portrait session, please fill out my contact form here! I'm looking forward to working with you!

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GRL PWR Clothing Collection // Cleveland Heights, OH // Creator Collaboration

Let me start off this entire post by saying that this was one of those shoots that made me really step back and take a look at the beauty in what I do. Of course, I see magic in every shoot; whether it's a headshot session with a new friend when they start to really loosen up + smile, or a wedding day that's filled with tiny moments of pure joy. But this one got me thinking about the power of art + creativity in a community. These things bind us all together; the people who are a little unconventional with those who have clear-cut mindsets, the dreamers with the doers, the introverts with the extroverts. We find each other, gravitating slowly and magnetically in the way that opposites usually do, only to find that we're all pretty similar in our mission to add color to our lives. This one was one of those sessions that made me love photography for its ability to capture that magnetic force between us all, and the talent that exists within my  hometown.

This chilly Should-Be-Spring-But-It's-40º-Outside day was brought to life by Emily Roggenburk's wonderful new clothing line and some incredible, badass ladies. Emily's line is all about women's empowerment and the models that came were absolutely perfect in illustrating the line and bringing it to life. I think it goes without saying, but DAMN girls are friggin' incredible. Check out Emily's clothing line here!

I cannot thank Emily and the models enough for coming out and spending the day letting me take their photos. Check out all of the ladies on their respective social media platforms (in order of photographs posted) : Ann Marie, Alex, Tatiana, Michaela, Melissa, & Jacqueline

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