Maroon Bells Colorado Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt

Colorado Destination & Cleveland Hometown Engagement Photos – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography – Northeast Ohio & Destination Wedding Photographer

When Rachel & Matt told me about their vacation plans for Colorado, and that they wanted to take their engagement photos there, I was so thrilled at the idea! I mean, how freaking awesome is that?! They had plans to stay in Breckenridge, CO, take their photos somewhere in the Rocky Mountains nearby, then head to Denver to stay with family and attend the Browns versus Broncos game. They had originally planned on hiring a local photographer for the mountain photos, until I reached out and let them know that I had family there to stay with and that I would love to take them. So, they bought me a flight out there for the first weekend in November and we did it!!

I decided to make a weekend of it, and take my husband along since he had never seen the Rocky Mountains or Colorado. Rachel & I decided on Maroon Bells, which is really two mountain faces overlooking a lake in Aspen, Colorado. So, my husband I flew in to Denver and grabbed our rental car and drove the 4 hours in to the mountains. Unfortunately, the directions I had took us to the other side of the lake, to the actually hiking trail in the middle of no where. Rachel and Matt were in the right spot, but had no cell service. I tried calling, texting, Facebook calling, emailing, and nothing. So, my husband and I franticly made our way to the other side of the mountain just as a panicked Rachel and Matt were leaving. Both them and us thinking something terrible happened to each other. Thankfully, Rachel spotted us driving in and turned around. By the time I got out of the car, the sun had already set. But I grabbed my camera and we made magic! I didn’t even take the time to grab my coat, LOL! We got some amazing images, and shot until it was too dark to shoot anymore. With no time for them to change in to another outfit, I promised them we would take some more back home in Cleveland.

Flash forward to December, when we scheduled part two of their engagement session! We met down in the Cleveland Flats, and started outside of Shooter on the Water. They have the coolest bridge, and such great views along the boardwalk. I love the Flats. There are so many cool bridges, and the skyline, and industrial touches. It was an awesome part two for these two, to have such awesome nature photos AND urban!! Check them out!!

xoxo

Lindsay

Maroon Bells Colorado Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Maroon Bells Colorado Engagement Session – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Maroon Bells Colorado Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Maroon Bells Colorado Engagement Session – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session - Rachel & Matt - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Cleveland Flats Engagement Session – Rachel & Matt – Lindsay Dawn Photography

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Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Tichar – The Old Stone Church & Nuevo -Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Christy and John Mark’s wedding day was nothing short of a dream wedding. Fall came very late this past year, but with that it made their wedding day a fall dream with it being the peak weekend for the amazing colors!

It was a bit windy and chilly, so we had to get creative with the first look, since Christy had a cathedral length veil. SO worth it!!! Her veil even took flight shortly after, luckily caught by her bridesmaids LOL! What better place to take formal photos than Wade Park, in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art?! It made for such a stunning backdrop!!!

The Old Stone Church, just across from Wade Park, is stunning!! Their ceremony was dreamy!! With all of the groom’s nephews as the ring bearers, it made for quite the introduction for the bride…SO CUTE!! With the help of my amazingly talented second shooter, Dana(see her info below), we were able to capture images from the balcony and from the very front of the church. AMAZING!

Their reception was in the most perfect spot, Nuevo, overlooking downtown Cleveland and even the Lake Erie sunset. Amazing food, gorgeous views, and the DJ kept the dance floor packed all night. Did you see the cigar bar? Check it out!!! And find all the amazing vendors below!

aLoft - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
aLoft – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wade Oval – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Old Stone Church – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo - Cleveland - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Nuevo – Cleveland – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography: http://www.lindsaydawnphotography.com/

Second Shooter: Dana Marie, LLC: http://www.distractionphoto.com/

Flowers: Avalon Gardens & Inn: https://www.avalongardensinn.com/

DJ: VYBE Entertainment: https://vybentertainment.com/

Bridal Gown: A Brides Design: https://www.abridesdesign.com/

HMUA: Bare Beauty Boutique: http://www.barebeautyboutique.com/

Church: Old Stone Church: http://www.oldstonechurch.org/

Reception: Nuevo Cleveland: http://cleveland.nuevomodmex.com/

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographe

Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding & Destination Wedding Photographer

 

Jenna & Stephen could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day at Brookside Farms. The weather man was calling for possible rain, but we ended up with picture perfect weather…literally. Even though the venue is a bit of a drive for me, I can’t wait to photograph another wedding there! Why? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Everything a bridal party and guests need is all on the farm. Everything! There is a cottage for the guys to get ready in, and a decked out basement room for the girls to get ready in(vanities, fridge, places for HMUA to work, etc).
  2. The gorgeous chapel for the ceremony is about 25 feet from the reception barn. Yup, after the ceremony the guests can just walk on over for cocktail hour!
  3. SO many amazing places to take the formal photos! There is a covered bridge, an historic inn, and acres and acres of beautiful farmland.
  4. The receptions bard is huge. A great beautiful area for all of the guests tables, separate huge area for the dance floor. And another great space for a photo booth over by the massive bar.

I loved everything about Jenna & Stephen’s wedding. The color scheme of wine & navy is a favorite of mine, and photographs so beautifully. One of the bridesmaids used to be a florist, and mans she did not disappoint with the flowers. They were so gorgeous!! A talented cousin of the bride even made the amazing wedding cake! Now let’s talk about Jenna’s gorgeous gown…Obsessed!! The couple’s families and friends made me feel like one of them for the day, and I could not be more grateful. Now, stop listening to me and check out all the pretties!

Brookside Farm Wedding - Mr. & Mrs. Kudley - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Brookside Farm Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Kudley – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Second Photographer(Pre-Ceremony & Ceremony): Kaitlyn Bernauer Photography

DJ: Jack Lyttle

Venue: Brookside Farm

Catering: Village Catering

Bridal Gown: The Dress Rack Median

Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie

Florist: Abbey Smith (bridesmaid)

Cake: Jeanne Plank (cousin of the bride)

South River Vineyard Engagement Session - Emily & Buddy - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Emily & Buddy – South River Vineyard Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Emily inquired with me back in early summer, about being their wedding photographer. I was so excited that I was available on their date next summer! Not only are they a gorgeous couple, but their reception is going to be a new winery in town that hasn’t even opened yet! The thought of all of the weddings I could capture, right here in my home town, that gives me all the feels.

It seemed only fitting that we capture their engagement photos at another local winery, South River Vineyard . This winery is such a dream to photograph at! It has beautiful architecture, all built around an old church, and gorgeous acres of vineyards. I always try to plan engagement sessions around sunset, and boy did we get the most gorgeous sunset ever!! Pair all of that beauty with an amazing couple, and Emily’s to-die-for ring, and I would say it was one of my best engagement sessions ever.

South River Vineyard Engagement Session - Emily & Buddy - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
South River Vineyard Engagement Session – Emily & Buddy – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Lindsay Dawn Photography