Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Candela – Wildwood Cultural Center – Stonegait Winery – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Remember that dreamy winery engagement session I had last year? And that gorgeous ring shot on the grapes? Well, it was finally time for Emily and Buddy’s wedding! The ceremony was outside of a beautiful historical estate, at Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center. It was probably the shortest ceremony I have ever seen, about 7 minutes total!! What a beautiful place for the ceremony and the formal photos after. The scenery is spectacular, the different shades of pink bridesmaids dresses were dreamy, and my couple was on fire!

The reception was at a brand new beautiful winery in Madison, Stonegait Winery. Such an immaculate building inside, I can’t wait to go back! It is set up so perfectly for a wedding reception, with two bars, high beautiful ceilings, and the decor is perfect for the setting. As always, there was an awesome team of vendors, and you can see that list below!

Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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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…..

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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

Squire's Castle Maternity Session, Northeast Ohio Wedding and Portrait Photographer, Lindsay Dawn Photography

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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