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Megan & RyanCleveland Engagement Photos

“Hey, Hunter,” Megan beckoned across the Cleveland Museum of Art courtyard. They’d spotted me first. I had been nervously pacing, but that now melted away. It was time to start their Cleveland engagement photos.

Megan and I hugged, and then I shook Ryan’s hand. “How are you, sir? Can you believe this weather?”

This day was perfection. The sky was completely clear. The warm air lightly shifted about, creating a barely discernible breeze. We had collectively planned this day for quite some time. There was discussion about me coming to Boston. After some back and forth, we settled on Cleveland instead. We still had to choose final locations, which led to some more back and forth. I’m certain that Megan & Ryan had many other decisions to make as well. I’d say there was lots of wardrobe discussion, but let’s be honest, these two are naturally stylish.

More important than all of the planning was attitude. Megan and Ryan are so perfect together, and even more perfect in photos. They were immediately relaxed (wine helps) and engaged with each other. I think the best word to describe their Cleveland engagement photos would be heartfelt. As we worked, we all had a connection together. The connection created a natural warmth that comes through in the photos. That connection got me a bit excited. I even remarked on it during the shoot.

When their Cleveland engagement photos were done, Megan & Ryan headed out for a dinner at L’Albatross. Meanwhile, I rushed back to the office. Immediately, I shoved the film into an express envelop. I had to get the images completed immediately. I needed, like needing water, to see the photos. When the film was finished, I realized everything I had hoped for came true. I love every inch of the photos below, and then some. More so, working with Megan & Ryan has been a dream.

I certainly hope you enjoy the highlights below as much as I.

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The photo below is a happy accident. My camera bumped my hip and fired – and I love the resulting image. Go figure!

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Cleveland Engagement Photography – Museum of Art – Clare & Kyle

The quarter made a clang as I dropped it into the parking meter. I checked the time on the meter as I heard a car door shut. Glancing left, there stood Clare. She was a vision in midnight blue standing in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her dress was an ocean at night; the last hint of blue before all goes black. The neckline was decorated with a constellation of stars. “Oh hi Hunter, I didn’t see you there,” Kyle said from my right. A little speechless, I simply said said “Oh hi.” Looking closer, I noticed the ever so subtle match between Clare & Kyle. He wore a dark blue neck tie speckled with silvery polka dots. It was finally time for their Cleveland engagement photography, so we set off across the green, chatting as we went.

After just a few minutes, it becomes clear that the match between Clare and Kyle is more than fashion. They stood side-by-side in front of the museum as I took a few photos. They gripped each other tight, whispering small jokes between them. Clare would light up with a smile, followed shortly by Kyle. Then the mood would change. She would simply melt into him, just enjoying the closeness. As the engagement session went on, the mood rolled like waves between happiness, love, and comfort.

About halfway through their engagement photography session, we took a little pause for something special. And it requires some explanation. Clare and Kyle will be have a traditional Cleveland wedding, with rather normal vows. As an opportunity to do something different, they each wrote a simple note detailing why, exactly, they would marry each other. Kyle read his note first as Clare shed a tear or two. Then Clare read her note. At the end, Kyle said “You have to hug me now,” and Clare ran forth and leapt into his arms. I swear those photos below are really, really real.

To end their Cleveland engagement photography session, we headed over to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The gardens have quickly becoming a favorite spring and summer photography location. Following a quick outfit change in the car, we got started again. Taking our time, we moved through he Italian, Greek and Hungarian gardens, capturing engagement photos as we went. The clouds finally cleared and we captured some sunset photos just before the end.

It’s really easy to get excited for Clare and Kyle. They truly are that rare, stunning couple who makes my photography work super easy. To say the least, I cannot wait for their upcoming Cleveland wedding. If it’s anything like their engagement photography, it’s bound to be amazing.

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Cleveland Cultural Gardens Wedding – Michelle & Adam

I was strapped into my car tightly and absolutely flying down Fairmount Boulevard. The reason for my haste was so that I could beat both Michelle and Adam to their first look location. I wanted to be ready and waiting with time to spare. The boutonnieres from HeatherLily resting in a box next to me also had me nervous. I could picture them melting in the sun, so I kept them blasted with fresh AC. Michelle & Adam’s Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding had to be perfect!

I finally reached the Cleveland Museum of Art where Michelle and Adam would have their first look. With a chance to catch my breath before they arrive, it finally hit me. This was going to be an amazing wedding filled with emotional moments. Already I had seen the bridesmaids hug Michelle tightly after she donned her gown. Michelle also brought tears to her mother eyes simply by presenting a small gift. The weather was the best we’ve seen in weeks and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The day could not be more perfect for their Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding ceremony.

Just a few moments later, Michelle and Adam arrived separately. We got Adam & the groomsmen pinned with their boutonnieres and then moved Adam into position for the first look. With a helping hand, Michelle slowly stepped out of the white limo and made her way into position. “Stay here,” I whispered, “and wait for my sign.” I slowed backed away and then gave Michelle and Adam a wave. They found each other’s hands, turned the corner and saw each other for the first time. I think Michelle nearly cried. The moment was so intense, with emotions thick and vibrant like the colors in a painting. “Oh my God, you’re getting married!” I yelled out at one point.

Just like the first look shared between Michelle and Adam, the rest of the day was happy, beautiful and smooth as silk. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens wedding ceremony was filled with family, friends and sunlight. The Maggiano’s Little Italy wedding reception in Beachwood was beautifully decorated and the family style dinner was so tasty. Below are just a few highlights from the day. For Michelle and Adam – thank you, sincerely, for allowing me to have just a small part in your wedding day.

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Wedding planning & design – All Events Planned
Bouquets & boutonnieres – HeatherLily Floral & Event Design
Wedding ceremony – Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Ceremony officiant – Tim Greathouse
Wedding reception – Maggiano’s Little Italy, Beachwood
Cake & cupcakes – Grandma Campbell’s Cupcakes
Wedding dress – White, by Very Wang
Groom & groomsmen suits – Jos. A. Banks