Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Naymik – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I first met Jenna & Mike in downtown Cleveland, for their engagement session last winter. I knew soon enough about their love for our Cleveland Indians, as we started their session in front of Progressive Field! They even wore their Tribe gear!

Moving ahead to their September wedding day, they had a beautiful ceremony along Lake Erie, at Lakewood Park. After the ceremony, it was off to Georgetown, a quaint little restaurant in Lakewood, Ohio. Not you typical reception, it was more of a brunch with immediate friends and family. It was a beautiful outdoor setting, with a breakfast buffet, mimosa & bloody mary bar, and even a donut bar! Can you guess what their guests favors were? Snack bags for the Tribe game after breakfast!! Yup, peanuts and Cracker Jacks for everyone!

What next for the bride & groom, and their bridal party? Change in to their custom made Tribe gear for the Indians game! The couple, their bridal party, and immediate friends and family all had tickets to watch the Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers. Well, crush the Tigers that is!

This was not your typical wedding day, but that is what I loved about it. They did it their way, they made their wedding day about what they love, and it was amazing and so beautiful!! Couples, take note!

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Cleveland Indians Themed Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Brides Dress: La Blanca Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaids: Kennedy Blue

Cupcakes: Peace Love and Little Donuts

Venue: Georgetown

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Dania & Jason’s Wedding at the Historic Sebring Mansion – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Dania and Jason planned the most perfect intimate wedding, which included Dania’s daughters as the bridal party, and under 20 guests of just immediate family. To them, that was perfect, and I could not agree more!

The Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa is about an hour and forty minutes south of me, from Madison, Ohio. A bit of a drive, but I don’t mind, give me all of the destination weddings!! When I pulled up and saw how grand this mansion was, I was in awe. It is almost finished with all of its restorations. The outside is complete, and only the back half of the inside is still being worked on. It is glorious, from the stained glass windows to the glass door knobs. My couple could not have picked a better location for their wedding!!

The ceremony was in the foyer, surrounded by intricate chandeliers and gorgeous windows. Following the ceremony, the family gathered for appetizers and drinks while we started on the formal photos. I could have photographed this couple all day in that mansion, so many possibilities!! We wrapped up their photos just in time for dinner on the third floor, in a beautiful dining room & bar. Take a look at how gorgeous it all was!!! Give me all of your mansion & destination weddings!!

 

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Liz & Matt’s Northeast Ohio Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I have know Liz & Matt for a lot of years, having worked together long before they were even a couple. We all met while working at the Redhawk Grille, and still work together. Matt was even featured in The News Herald when they wrote an article about the Redhawk Grille. I had the pleasure of watching these two fall in love, from the first beer after work, through the sunflower field proposal, and now while they plan their wedding. I could not be more honored and excited to be their wedding photographer!

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Liz & Matt’s Northeast Ohio Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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We had been planning their engagement session for months. Liz did an incredible job choosing and coordinating their outfits! We met at South River Vineyard for the first half of their session, Liz’s mom even bringing their fur baby Benji. Because, what’s an engagement session without your doggie?! South River Vineyard is a beautiful Northeast Ohio winery, with acres of sprawling vineyards, the premises even being remodeled from an old church. An amazing spot for year round events, family get togethers, dates, and even photo opportunities…and of course, delicious wine.

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After exploring the winery, we ventured a few miles north to Geneva on the Lake, and just in time for sunset. Lake Erie rarely disappoints with a beautiful sunset. Can you tell it was only 32 degrees along the Lake? You wouldn’t know it by all that gorgeous warm sunset light! I love shooting in Geneva on the Lake, especially during the off season when we have the streets to ourselves. There are so many amazing photo opportunities, from the Lake, to the ferris wheel at Old Firehouse Winery (even when the seats are missing), to the famous Eddie’s Grill (best burgers and fries in Geneva on the Lake), and all of the colorful spots in between. Liz & Matt complimented it all.

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Liz & Matt’s wedding is October 21, 2018 at The Grand Barn at the Mohicans . I am so excited about this venue, it will suite their woodsy wedding theme just perfectly. I love working along side Liz at Redhawk Grille , and being able to hear all the planning and details along the way is so much fun, just this week I learned of their wedding hashtag #LaydenInLove. I know their wedding is going to one of my favorites this year, and I can’t wait to see these two tie the knot!!

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Mr. & Mrs. Campbell – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – LaMalfa Party Center – Mentor, Ohio

Carly & Tyler had been planning their wedding for a long time, and it turned out magical. Surrounded by family & friends, they said I Do at their beautiful church, St. Justin Martyr Parish in Eastlake, Ohio. A gorgeous church, with beautiful light and stained glass windows. Luckily for Carly, the church is just blocks from where she got ready, her Grandmother’s house. Also the same house that her own mother got ready on her wedding day! Carly’s mom even showed me photos of herself getting ready there, and we reenacted some of those shots for Carly. How many people can say that they have had that opportunity?!

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Mr. & Mrs. Campbell – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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After the ceremony, we headed to Mentor, Ohio for formal photos in an historical Northeast Ohio building called The Matchworks Building, with original bricks built in the late 1800s. So much unique character in this building, and it was a warm alternative to the snow outside.

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The reception was held at the gorgeous LaMalfa Party Center, in Mentor, Ohio. A venue filled with unique areas for photo opportunities, delicious food, and amazing staff. You should have seen the appetizer buffet alone! I could have easily filled up on those appetizers alone, my favorite being the chilled salmon.

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Yes, Carly & Tyler had a little too much fun with the cake cutting. But, it was a blast. Did I mention that the mother of the groom made the favors or homemade soaps? Amazing!

Then it was time to get the party started! The DJs from Sound Styles Unlimited did not disappoint. This was not my first wedding with these guys, it was actually my third including my own wedding! Yup, they were my own wedding DJs. Kept the dance floor packed all night! Carly & Tyler had some surprise guests show up, the amazing The Irish American Club Pipe Band -East Side. Yes, bagpipes and all!! It was SO cool!! They were playing an event in the ballroom next store, and when they heard there was a wedding they just had to say hi. Everyone loved it!!!

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I want to wish Carly & Tyler the most blessed life together as husband and wife. They are the sweetest couple, with the most amazing family and friends. It was an honor to capture such a special day.

Cleveland Engagement Session – Sarah & Matthew – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Last weekend, I had an engagement session in downtown Cleveland, with the most amazing couple. Sarah & Matthew were such a pleasure to be around, we had so much fun exploring the city and finding things and places that we did not even knew existed. We started at a very popular spot, East 4th Street, which is a booming part of the city’s nightlife.

 

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Cleveland Engagement Session – Sarah & Matthew – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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How adorable is this Northeast Ohio couple?! I am SO excited to be there wedding photographer as well! They are getting married December 23, 2018 at the gorgeous Windows on the River in Cleveland’s historic First Energy Powerhouse building. Can you even imagine how beautiful their wedding is going to be?! I can’t wait to take their wedding images at this dream venue!!

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We wandered away from East 4th Street, and headed to Cleveland Public Square, which if you haven’t visited, you should!! There are so many great spots for photos, along with so many spots to visit and enjoy the day. Did you know that there is even a Taco Bell Cantina, where they serve margaritas? Yes, please! It is located just down from the House of Blues, which is another awesome Cleveland hot spot.

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On our way to the Free Stamp (those not from Cleveland, it is a giant rubber stamp statue, and it is pretty cool), we discovered a part of the city that none of us even knew existed. This huge open space, close to Lake Erie and the Browns stadium. Like Matt said, it didn’t even look like Cleveland, it was so cool!!

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How did this beautiful couple meet? They met at a coffee shop in college, just a simple meeting and look at them now. Matt proposed while they were visiting his family in Pittsboro, North Carolina for the holidays. On Christmas Eve, Matt took Sarah out to a nice restaurant for dinner, and after took her to see some beautiful twinkle lights and get some photos together. That is when he popped the question, and how fitting that their wedding will be just two days before Christmas this year!

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Now, I bet you can see and understand why I am so excited for Sarah & Matt’s Cleveland wedding this year! Not that I want to fast forward through summer, but seriously, it is going to be an epic wedding.

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New Orleans Anniversary Session – Destination Photographer -Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Just last month, I attended the my fourth AKP Retreat, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was, as always, an amazing experience. We spent four days exploring the city, talking business and photography, and meeting new and amazing faces. I find it ironic that this retreat was a year after my first AKP Retreat in Nashville, Tennessee. It was that retreat that changed my entire business, my focus, and my continued education. I cannot thank my dear friend, Aston Kelley-Werkmeister of Ashton Kelley Photography, enough for all that she has taught me, encouraged me, and inspired me. Not only in my business and photography, but in my personal life. I love you girl, I know you are reading this!!

Ashton knew of a fellow wedding photographer & her husband, both the team of Megan Crawford Photography in New Orleans. She reached out to Megan & Jarred, as the time we were there they were celebrating their five year anniversary. Lucky us, we got the honor of capturing their wedding anniversary photos! We had so much fun exploring the Garden District of New Orleans with these two. Such a sweet & gorgeous couple, and so in love!

 

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New Orleans Anniversary Session – AKP Retreat – Destination Photographer

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I had to throw in there some behind the scenes shots of my goofy friends, lol, so you all can see how much fun we have when shooting together. I love my AKP girls!! The trust and bonds we share are forever. These are my people.

I fell in love with New Orleans, and am now dreaming of going back as a destination wedding photographer. In another blog, I can show you two more couples sessions we did outside of the Garden District, in the French Quarter. I can find beauty anywhere, I can find the light and shadows anywhere, and I can make beautiful photographs anywhere for my clients. Planning a destination wedding in New Orleans, or anywhere in the world? I am your girl.

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Let’s talk about style. These two are the perfect example of what to where to your anniversary session, and even an engagement session. The mix of beautiful florals on Megan’s dress, combined with the clean blue suit that Jerrod wore, it is perfection. Have I ever mentioned how much I love a flowy skirt or dress in a session? They photograph beautifully!

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I am a Northeast Ohio Wedding & Portrait Photographer, based out of a small Lake County town, called Madison. But, I have a wanderlust soul, and want to see the world. My goal for 2018 is to book my first destination wedding, and I can’t wait to see it happen! I would love to go back to New Orleans, but would also love to explore Maine, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico(I will be there in June!), South Carolina, and much more.

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Take a look back soon, for more couple’s from New Orleans!

xoxo

Lindsay

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Squire’s Castle Maternity Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Meet Sunjeet and Benny, a gorgeous couple from Northeast Ohio. I had a blast taking their maternity photos around Squire’s Castle. I mean, who doesn’t love a gorgeous castle?! It was cold, and there was even snow still left from the last storm, but we made the best of it!

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I love working with couples like these two, so in love and they work so well together. Maternity sessions are a favorite of mine, and although Sunjeet came in a gorgeous gown of her own, I do have a collection of maternity gowns for my clients to use. Did I mention that I have been named twice, by Expertise, as a top maternity photographer in Cleveland? Such an honor for me, and my Northeast Ohio clients!

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Squire’s Castle is not only beautiful, but also has a unique story behind it. You can read all about it while you visit, there are plaques on the walls of the castle explaining its history. It is also a part of the Cleveland Metroparks, located in the North Chagrin Reservation in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

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In case you are wondering what Sunjeet and Benny are expecting soon, it’s a boy!! I know they will have the most beautiful baby, and he will be so loved. Looking to book your own maternity session soon? I would love to plan your session! I know so many amazing locations in Northeast Ohio, including this awesome bridge over the river!

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