Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!

2019 Weddings – Year In Review

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close, but here it is. Before I take 2020 by storm, I thought I would do a recap of all of the amazing weddings that I captured this past year! I had a total of 31(including one that I am second shooting today) wedding in 2019, WOW!!! This includes 28 of my own weddings, and 3 that I second shot for. This also includes 3 destination weddings! I second shot a destination wedding in Miami, had an amazing wedding up in Maine, and another beautiful and intimate wedding down in Hocking Hills. It was an amazing year!!

Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!
Every wedding from 2019! From Cleveland, to Maine, to Miami, and even Hocking Hills!

My first wedding of 2019 turned out to be a winter wonderland! The morning of Chris & Amy’s wedding was the start of the biggest snowstorm that we had in 2019. Luckily for us, they had their intimate ceremony early in the day, before it got too bad out. It was SO beautiful!!!!

Mr. & Mrs. King - Gervasi Vineyard Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. King – Gervasi Vineyard Wedding

My second wedding of 2019 was another winter wonderland, and on a Wednesday! It was a small intimate affair, with a church ceremony and a dinner following at the gorgeous Steele Mansion Inn and Gathering Hub in Painesville. http://www.steelemansion.com/.

Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose - Steele Mansion Inn Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose – Steele Mansion Inn Wedding

My third wedding of the year was a destination wedding in Miami, Florida in April. I second shot for my talented friend Emily, of https://emilymelissaphoto.com/. It was an amazing rooftop wedding at Hotel Aria in Coconut Grove, Miami. https://www.hotelaryacg.com/. It was a stunning wedding, and their were even pugs!!

Dianne & Geoff - Miami Wedding - Hotel Aria - Coconut Grove
Dianne & Geoff – Miami Wedding – Hotel Aria – Coconut Grove

My second April wedding was a local one, Mary & Scott were married at The Estate on Coffee Creek in Austinburg. http://coffeecreekestate.com/ The weather forced us to have an inside ceremony, but it blessed us with some beautiful sunset photos outside.

Mr. & Mrs. Lett - The Estate on Coffee Creak Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Lett – The Estate on Coffee Creak Wedding

My next wedding was Memorial Day weekend, down in Hocking Hills, Ohio. Deb & Paul rented a beautiful home for the weekend, for their closest family. It was blazing hot, so the ceremony was held inside, but it was so beautiful! They had a beautiful archway, a memory table, an amazing cake, and their closest loved ones.

Mr. & Mrs. Bryant - Hocking Hills Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Bryant – Hocking Hills Wedding

Laura & Patrick’s June wedding was a rainy one, but that didn’t stop it from being absolutely beautiful! The ceremony was held in a beautiful Catholic Church in Cleveland, followed by an amazing reception at the St. Paul Hellenic Center. In between, we took photos at Tower City in downtown Cleveland.

Mr. & Mrs. Svihlik - Tower City
Mr. & Mrs. Svihlik – Tower City

Emily & Buddy had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Wildwood Cultural Center in Mentor, followed by their reception at a new winery in Madison, Stonegait Winery. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the reception was one heck of a party!

Mr. & Mrs. Candela - Stonegait Winery Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Candela – Stonegait Winery Wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Coxson came all the way from West Virginia to have their wedding at the beautiful Lodge at Geneva on the Lake, back in July. It was an intimate wedding with their closest family & friends, at the gazebo overlooking Lake Erie. Afterwards, they all went out to dinner rather than a big reception. I love intimate weddings!

Mr. & Mrs. Coxson - The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Mr. & Mrs. Coxson – The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

Michelle & Alex were married on the hottest day of the summer, in mid July. Despite the heat, it was such a gorgeous wedding at one of my most favorite venues, Meadow Ridge Events in Windsor, Ohio. Beautiful ceremony, gorgeous couple, and an amazing party during the reception!

Mr. & Mrs. Wojciechowicz - Meadow Ridge Events Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Wojciechowicz – Meadow Ridge Events Wedding

Ann & Jess’s wedding was another scorcher of a day, just the day after my previous wedding. But, despite the heat, it turned out so beautiful. There was a beautiful ceremony on the hillside, just outside The Lodge at Allardale in Medina. The reception followed inside the Lodge, with a great dance party and even a popcorn station!

Mr. & Mrs. May - The Lodge at Allardale Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. May – The Lodge at Allardale Wedding

Stephanie & Gabriel were married at the same place that I met her, and that I used to work at, The Redhawk Grille in Concord, Ohio. Another hot day, but full of love and laughs. It is always awesome to work with people you already know! They had an intimate ceremony on the patio, before it was opened to the public, followed by a party under the awning in the back patio.

Mr. & Mrs. Hegrat - Redhawk Grille Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Hegrat – Redhawk Grille Wedding

Next up was Adam & Abbie’s wedding in Lincoln, Maine, which is about 40 miles north of Bangor. This destination wedding was a dream! They got married lakeside, on Adam’s family’s property. The whole family was there, as it was their usual family reunion weekend. I got to ride on a boat back and forth across the lake! Total wedding goals!

Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu - Maine Destination Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Beaulieu – Maine Destination Wedding

Daniel & Tyler had an amazing wedding day!! We did some fun photos around the Cleveland Flats, before their gorgeous ceremony at Pine Ridge Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. The reception was also at Pine Ridge, and such an awesome party!! These guys have the most amazing friends and family, it was an honor to capture it all.

Mr. & Mr. McHugh - Pine Ridge Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mr. McHugh – Pine Ridge Country Club Wedding

Jaime & Darin were married just a town over in Perry, Ohio, at the Perry Community Center. It was a beautiful ceremony along Lake Erie, with the reception in the Center just after. It was an intimate affair, with just immediate friends and family. The flowers were to die for, as well as the beautiful centerpieces and awesome DJ!

Mr. & Mrs. Mills - Perry Community Center Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Mills – Perry Community Center Wedding

Georgi & Cory had a backyard wedding, but man was it beautiful, and full of all of the bohemian feels. Her dress was pretty much my personal dream wedding dress, all the gorgeous lace and boho feels!

Mr. & Mrs. Heinz - Backyard Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Heinz – Backyard Wedding

Austin & Erica were married at Roses Run Country Club in Stow, Ohio, a beautiful setting, and most perfect day. We even got to ride around on golf carts!! There were touching speeches, beautiful flowers, and even an ice cream sundae bar. Now that is my kind of wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Crawford - Roses Run Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Crawford – Roses Run Country Club Wedding

I had done photos for Caitlin & Eugene before, so I knew their wedding was going to be amazing. The ceremony and reception were both at NOAH’S Event Venue in Mentor, Ohio. It is a gorgeous venue, with its own ceremony site and reception hall, and even a pool table! Caitlin looked like such a princess, I still can’t get over her dress.

Mr. & Mrs. Baraz - NOAH'S Event Venue Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Baraz – NOAH’S Event Venue Wedding

Haley & Steven were married at the beautiful Lake O’ Pines in Hartville, Ohio. Their entire wedding was designed by the bride’s mom, including the beautiful cake. When it came time for photos, and they took me to the lake to show me the decorated boat, I about fell over! This was like a styled wedding dream!!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Gruccio - Lake O' Pines Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Gruccio – Lake O’ Pines Wedding

Krysta & Jordon had their wedding at the beautiful Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. A huge thunderstorm had blew through the area the night before, knocking the power out at the venue, as well as the hotel they had to get ready in. This did not stop them from having a perfect wedding day! Landerhaven stepped it up, brought in more generators, and pulled off a fantastic wedding.

Mrs. & Mrs. Barrington - Landerhaven Wedding
Mrs. & Mrs. Barrington – Landerhaven Wedding

On the morning of Emma & Dustin’s wedding, I broke my pinky toe. Not cool! But, I taped it to the toe next to it and rocked that wedding!! They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Michaud’s Catering & Event Center in Strongsville, Ohio. The reception followed in side the hall, and it was a rocking party! They also had the coolest cake topper that I have seen yet!

Mr. & Mrs. Speiser - Michaud's Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Speiser – Michaud’s Wedding

Chelsea & Eric had a small and intimate wedding at their church, followed by their reception on the top floor of Pick’s at PLX in Portage Lakes, Ohio. They had just enough rain for good luck during the ceremony, then a wonderful dinner with their closest family and friends. I loved the location of Pick’s, right along the water, and made for some gorgeous photos.

Mr. & Mrs. Veigel - Pick's at PLX
Mr. & Mrs. Veigel – Pick’s at PLX

I first met Taylor and Brett at a Panera, to see if we would be a good fit for their wedding day, and we have been friends ever since! They had a beautiful fall wedding at Vermilion on the Lake. Their theme was very fall, and mixed in their love of the stars. Taylor had another one of my dream dresses, and very much was Brett’s princess. I even cried a little at this wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Wamsley - Vermilion On The Lake Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Wamsley – Vermilion On The Lake Wedding

Amanda & Sean’s wedding was up next, and I was back again to beautiful Landerhaven! It was a chilly but absolute gorgeous wedding, with both the ceremony and reception at Landerhaven. Not only did we do a first look with the bride’s dad, but also with one of her grandmas! Yes, I cried. Their reception was in the large ballroom, the DJs rocked the house, and their was even a giant sundae bar in a canoe AND a Spanish coffee bar!

Mr. & Mrs. Kilcher - Landerhaven Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Kilcher – Landerhaven Wedding

Lauren & Ricoh were married at the historic Peter Allen Inn, with a reception following at the beautiful Hartford Hill Winery. They had an amazing bridal party, with one of the bridesmaids even officiating the ceremony! It was a small wedding, with a dinner, cake, and speeches held at the winery. We had some amazing shots to take with a perfect sunset, and even an old truck!

Mr. & Mrs. Allen - Hartford Hill Winery Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Allen – Hartford Hill Winery Wedding

Trisha & Bill were married in the same small church that Trisha grew up in, in Monroeville, Ohio. They had a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their children and closest family and friends, followed by a wonderful dinner in the church reception hall. We got so lucky to take some amazing photos outside of a family members mansion before the ceremony!

Mr. & Mrs. Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Patterson

Bri & Dwight had a fall wedding dream at another favorite venue of mine, The Grand Barn Wedding Center at the Mohicans. Bri planned every detail out to perfection, including her gorgeous veil, the smoke bomb, and the amazing florals. This was a dream wedding, and my most popular one to date!

Mr. & Mrs. Thompson - The Grand Barn Wedding at the Mohicans Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Thompson – The Grand Barn Wedding at the Mohicans Wedding

Kristin & David were married outside of the beautiful White Birch Barn in Medina, with their reception following inside the barn after. This was my first time at the barn, and I loved it! The ceremony site, the bridal suit, and all of the photos spots around the farm are so perfect! The couple even had their dogs in the wedding!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Sklodowski - White Birch Barn
Mr. & Mrs. Sklodowski – White Birch Barn

Nicole and Max’s wedding sent me back to the beautiful Pine Ridge Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. This was my first Christmas themed wedding of the season, and I loved it! I loved the dance that Nicole shared with Dad, gave me tears! Such wonderful families, a great party on the dance floor, and an all around beautiful night.

Mr. & Mrs. Sinyuk - Pine Ridge Country Club
Mr. & Mrs. Sinyuk – Pine Ridge Country Club

My second Christmas themed wedding was a small intimate wedding at Cassi & Derek’s church in Madison, Ohio. They followed the beautiful ceremony with an intimate dinner at the Quail Hollow Country Club in Concord. The decor and the flowers were absolutely beautiful!!

Mr. & Mrs. Daughters - Quail Hollow Country Club Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Daughters – Quail Hollow Country Club Wedding

My last official wedding of the year was nothing short of spectacular! I loved all of the holiday touches that Michelle and Josh had at their wedding. We started the day with a first look, then went downtown for some amazing shots inside the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade. Following the Arcade, we went to the ceremony and reception venue, LaVera Party Center in Willoughby Hills. Talk about a dance party!!

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis - Cleveland Arcade - LaVera Wedding
Mr. & Mrs. Lewis – Cleveland Arcade – LaVera Wedding

Safe to say that 2019 was an AMAZING year for me!!! I am so honored to have played such a big part in so many wonderful couple’s big day. Truly, so honored. Cheers to the new year everyone!!! I can’t wait to start capturing all of the 2020 weddings!!!!

xoxo

Lindsay

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

Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Lake Erie Bluffs Wedding – Mr. & Mrs. Hruska – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Amanda & Derek had originally planned for a summer 2019 wedding, but a last minute decision had them move the date to December 2018. They had a beautiful, intimate ceremony, at one of my favorite wedding spots, Lake Erie Bluffs. The Bluffs is a part of the Lake MetroParks, sitting along the cliffs of Lake Erie in Perry, Ohio. There is a beautiful building on site, with glass doors making up two of the walls, and a fireplace taking up a third. So perfect for a small intimate wedding like theres!

Amanda planned the cutest holiday themed wedding, with a hot chocolate bar & cozy blanket station even! Did it rain a little? Yes. But, did we let it spoil the day? Absolutely not!! I grabbed my cute umbrella and we headed outside for some formal photos after the ceremony! Check out there beautiful December wedding, and the vendors listed below!

Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Lake Erie Bluffs – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Vendors:

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

Venue: Lake Erie Bluffs http://www.lakemetroparks.com/register-reserve/reserve-a-shelter/shelters/lake-erie-bluffs-lane-road-shelter

Catering: Rideout’s IGA https://www.rideoutsiga.com/

Officiant: Wayne Lett of UrWay DJ & Weddings http://www.urwaydj.com/

Cake & Cupcakes: Dee Bakes https://www.facebook.com/deebakes4u/

Bridal Gown: Formality Resale https://formalityresale.com/

Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski - Lake Erie Bluffs - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski – Perry Community Center – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I first met the bride and groom in the summer of 2017, for their winery and Lake Erie engagement session. What a gorgeous couple!! So, I was super excited for their September 2018 wedding! Christa & Matt had a beautiful church service ceremony, surrounded by all of their loved ones. For their formal photos, after the church, we headed to Lake Erie College. The college makes for some gorgeous images, with all of the brick and fountains. From there, we headed to one of my favorite Lake Metropark’s Parks, Lake Erie Bluffs. We found the Lake and some nature, both of which I love!

The rest of the wedding day was spent at the Perry Community Center, for the reception. What a great venue, right on the cliffs of Lake Erie. We even had a rainbow, after a random rain shower! The DJ kept the party going all night, and I even saw my first “money dance Polka!”

Check out the amazing wedding day!!

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Mr. & Mrs. Kempinski – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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Vendors:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

DJ: Jeremy James

Catering: Meola Catering

Cake: Cake and Candy Connection

Bridal Gown:Seams Unique

Decor: Designs by Bernie

Northeast Ohio Family Photographer - Lifestyle Photography

Puddle Jumping & Rock Skipping – Northeast Ohio Family Photographer

Puddle jumping and rock skipping is a part of what childhood is all about. And when I can incorporate that in to a family or children’s session, well that just makes my day! These three kiddos are my niece and nephews, and look how darn cute they are!! Every year my niece has a big dance recital, and every year her grandpa comes all the way up from Texas to see her in the show. How amazing and dedicated is that?! That is love! This year, their mommy thought it would be so sweet to have their photos taken with grandpa, and I have to agree that it was such a great idea. My youngest nephew does not have the same biological father as his siblings, but that doesn’t matter in our family nor to grandpa Jerry. Family is not always who you share blood with. My niece and nephews are not my biological family either, but they ARE my family. The oldest two were the ring bearer and flower girl in my wedding even. I love all three!!

So, off we went to Arcola Creek Estuary in North Madison, Ohio. We are so lucky in Northeast Ohio to have Lake Erie! The youngest found all the good puddles to jump in, and the other two had a blast skipping rocks with grandpa Jerry. You see all of the in between moments, the unposed ones? Those are the moments that I long for with family sessions! The laughs and the high fives, those are the real moments that I love. Those are what family is all about.

Northeast Ohio Family Photographer - Lifestyle Photography
Northeast Ohio Family Photographer – Lifestyle Photography

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Northeast Ohio Family Photographer - Lifestyle Photography
Northeast Ohio Family Photographer – Lifestyle Photography

Lindsay Dawn Photography

Oh look, it’s snowing, AGAIN! Let’s make the best of it..My favorite Northeast Ohio portraits in the snow!

It is April 17, 2018. It is a Tuesday. It is tax day. It is someone’s birthday, heck it is someone’s wedding day somewhere! It is also snowing…again!! OVER IT!!! OK, I know that this is Northeast Ohio, and it can snow at any time. BUT, it has been snowing since October, and we are SO OVER IT!! I mean seriously, it has been six whole months of this stuff. The daffodils are coming up, and they want to bloom damn it! We want sunshine, vitamin D! But instead, I am watching this snow accumulate on my Kia. Freaking winter wonderland outside my kitchen window! OK, end rant. Enjoy some of my most favorite Northeast Ohio photo sessions in the snow. Yup, we embraced it at the time. But come on people, it is mid-April, it is time for SPRING! Well, let’s make the best of it, enjoy the portraits in the snow!

We had some weddings…..

Lily&Lee

Lily&Lee

Natalie&Jeff

Natalie&Jeff

Natalie&Jeff

Northeast Ohio Snow Portraits
Northeast Ohio Snow Portraits

And some engagements….

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This engagement was from the first snowfall in Northeast Ohio!

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We even had some maternity sessions in the snow!

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And last, but not least, even a senior session!

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Here in Northeast Ohio, we have no choice but to embrace the snow. Do we hate it, especially by mid-April? Absolutely! Do we have every right to complain about it? YES!! But, let’s choose to see the silver lining…We can and do make beautiful portraits in it!! So, in conclusion, let us all agree that snow accumulating in April does suck. But, think of it this way…It can’t last through June right? Come on Mother Nature, it is almost wedding season! Get it together!!

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Places I went….

Squire’s Castle

Gervasi Vineyard

The Lake House Inn

Lakeshore Reservation Park

Downtown Willoughby

Sugar Pines Farm

Hidden Valley Park

Punderson State Park

The Matchworks Building