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Kate & ScottGlidden House Wedding PhotographyCaptured on Film

Kate & Scott’s Glidden House wedding photography ended as it began – with sparkles. The morning was filled with sparkling wine, and the evening with sparkling fireworks. In between was filled with Kate & Scott’s sparkling personalities. In all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a happier bride or groom.

Kate in particular floated about the entire day, moving from family member to guest. She took time to speak with everyone, and to ensure they were having fun. It was almost if priority for the day was her guests, not herself. Her effervescent personality perfumed the day with an abundance of joy. I believe this approach made the entire wedding such a wonderful experience. However, we did face one risk.

The sun shown brightly during Kate & Scott’s emotional first look on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Following the first look, the bridal party joined us at the Cleveland Museum of Art for some additional wedding photos. However, stormy weather decided to join us as well. Soon, we were surrounded by storm clouds. You could see the October storms moving in the near distance. By some force of luck, the weather remained only at the edges of the wedding. Even the outdoor ceremony was held without issue. Fortunately, the weather did make for some dramatic skies in the photos below.

I’m normally pretty tired by the end of a wedding day, but not for Kate & Scott’s wedding. The end quickly snuck up on me, and I was sad to see my wedding day had come to a close. Below are some highlights from Kate & Scott’s Glidden House wedding photography, mostly captured on film. I certainly hope you enjoy.

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As I noted above, I captured the majority of the wedding photos on film. For the photographers, I used a combination of Kodak Portra 400 film and a Hasselblad H1. Most important was the 100mm f/2.2 lens. That lens might be the best I’ve ever used. Enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Glidden House
Floral Design – Mayfield Floral
Wedding Dress – Catan Fashions
Groom’s Suit – Joseph Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse
Catering – Marigold Catering

Sami & JohnCleveland Courthouse Wedding

There is a certain comfort you develop with clients. The comfort can come slowly, creeping in from the edges, or quickly like lightning. I developed a deep comfort with Sami & John. More so with them than with most clients. For me, that comfort clearly contributed to their Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography.

I first met Sami at her cousin’s wedding. Shortly after our first introduction, Sami & John were sitting in my office to discuss their upcoming Cleveland Courthouse wedding. In that moment, I immediately felt at home with with them. Strangely, I could almost see the future. I could see that we could create something amazing together.

At their engagement session, the comfort working together was immediately apparent. They opened their life together to me. Offered me trust in their relationship and allowed me to capture how they are together. We captured easy moments, but also honest ones. The results of the engagement session simply made me anticipate their wedding even more.

Sami & John’s wedding quickly became my most anticipated of the year. Finally, the day arrived and it was honestly perfect. The whole wedding day flowed effortlessly. It was filled with loving friends, affectionate family, and gorgeous weather. And the honesty remained. Sami, John and I moved through their wedding day with a certain ease that comes out in the photos below.

By the time we reached their Cleveland Courthouse wedding reception, we were all primed for a party. Toasts were given, with some tears, and the dances begun. Before long, it was time to wrap up one amazing day. To close, we snuck up to the second floor of the Cleveland Courthouse to capture emotional end-of-night photos.

We shared a hug and I wished them safe travels for their honeymoon. The story won’t end there, though. I know the comfort, trust and friendship will continue for a long time to come.

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Anna & BryanKirtland Country Club Wedding

“Stop it, you’re going to make me cry” seemed to be a common refrain at Anna & Bryan’s Kirtland Country Club wedding. I had arrived early and took some time to look around the country club. Clouds loomed overhead as I walked around. Soon, I joined the ladies in a small room upstairs. Anna was in the make-up chair. Her bridesmaids sat around a small table telling stories while eating lunch. I would hear “stop it, you’re going to make me cry” from time to time as I photographed details.

The sense of exuberant joy welling up continued through out the day. I could have sworn I saw Anna shed a small tear during their first look on the country club lawn. Later, bridesmaids were beaming with joy, while at the same time just barely holding back. For the portraits, we had wandered deep into Kirtland Country Club’s golf course. I think we were by the tenth tee. We started to head back for the wedding ceremony. While walking back, I kept checking over my shoulder.

We arrived on the back lawn where the outdoor ceremony would be held. I organized the family and started taking portraits. Keeping and eye on the horizon, I sped up the pace. I could see in the distance, that dams were about to break. The first dam to break would be the sky. The storms had finally arrived. We just finished the family photos and everyone rushed inside. Meanwhile, the outdoor ceremony setup was quickly moved indoors. The second dam to break internal.

Tears finally arrived during the upbeat and heartfelt ceremony. Tears continued during the toasts at dinner as family shared fond memories. At one point I almost cried. Anna’s father ended his toast with “to Bryan and Anna, and all the connections.” I guess you had to be there, and you can be. See the video below by Leigh Zeidner Pictures to get a real sense of how power his toast was.

I hope you enjoy all the highlights below. And to Anna & Bryan – simply thank you.

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Make sure you check out the video featurette from Anna and Bryan’s wedding as well –

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Kirtland Country Club
Wedding Design & Planning – Kirkbrides
Videography – Leigh Zeidner Pictures
Hair & Make-up Styling – Lindsay London Bridal Beauty
Floral Design – Urban Orchid
Cake – Luna Bakery
Dress Boutique – Something White Bridal Boutique
Entertainment – Scott Jones, Cleveland Music Group