Lavender & Sage Styled Shoot Published by Showerbelle categories: press

I still get excited every time this happens, although I am not sure why. Maybe it’s akin to a child waiting for Christmas, knowing the excite that is just around the corner. I love sharing the wedding work I capture around Cleveland, so press features are always a welcome treat.

Last year, I worked with an amazing team of wedding professionals to capture a Lavender & Sage themed wedding elopement. Set amongst a real lavender farm near Cleveland, the session features some amazing scenery and design concepts. At the time, the team was thrilled to see it featured by another amazing blog.

Seeing that the style shoot also looked like an amazing bridal shower, Showerbelle just published the Lavender & Sage shoot as a new feature. I’m thrilled that Showerbelle included our work amongst some stunning work from other wedding professionals. You definitely have to stop by and check out the feature, as well as some of the other work Showerbelle has to show.

Just below you can enjoy a couple highlights from this shoot. Much more can be seen over at Showerbelle. Enjoy!

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Event concept & design - Baci Designer
Photography - Hunter Photographic
Location – DayBreak Lavender Farm
Invitations & stationery - Baci Designer
Bouquets, boutonnieres, bride’s crown and table flowers - Molly Taylor Designs
Wedding cake and desserts - Hummingbird Bake Shop
Vintage furniture - Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals
Bride and Bridesmaid fashions – provided by Something White Bridal Boutique
Wedding dress - Abingdon Square Gown by Lela Rose
Bride’s sash - Country Side Sash by Ivy & Aster
Bridesmaid dress – Penny Dress by Ivy & Aster
Bride & Bridesmaid Jewelry - Honey Rose & K Oh Deer Collection
Make-up design – Maggie Klienman of MKleinman Artistry
Hair design – Hayley Kane of Studio H

Food & Culture in New Orleans Published by Entouriste categories: featured, personal, press

Some surprises are certainly great surprises. I’ve been waiting patiently for news concerning our most recent publication. Today, the wait is finally over. Highlights from a recent trip to New Orleans focused on food and culture has just been published by Entouriste.com. In case you are unfamiliar with Entouriste.com, its a travel and photography blog with amazing content and insight shared from around the world. This happens to be my third feature on Entouriste.com and one I’m very excited to share. Definitely make the jump over to Entouriste.com to see the full story here.

Below I’ve included some additional highlights from our trip to New Orleans for you to enjoy. I can also offer some great travel tips if you are planning your own NOLA adventure soon. Devote a substantial amount of time to eating and drinking. Be a hedonist for a couple days and accept the associated weight-gain. The food and drink in New Orleans is stellar and unlike anything else around. Eat grilled oysters at Acme, beignets at Cafe du Monde, and have drinks at Cane & Table. Plan to shop a little while you are there. Trashy Diva has a well-appointed selection for smart ladies. Goorin Brothers has just the right hat for any gentlemen.

Also, enjoy the night life. If you view food as I do, like entertainment, then plan a special night out at John Besh’s Restaurant August. Take in tasty rum concoctions at aforementioned Cane & Table, or a live jazz show (followed by burlesque) at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. In short – eat, drink and live well. The gym will be there when you get home. Enjoy the details below and many more tips at Entouriste.

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Lindsey & Jared – An Emotional First Look categories: featured, weddings

When I arrived, the groomsmen were clearly ready to have fun. I think I must have walked in on some hysterical conversation when I entered the room. I’m still curious what they were talking about. Jared immediately spotted me as I began to introduce myself. “What do we do now,” he asked. “First, relax,” I said, “and start getting ready.” It only took a few minutes to realize that this was going to be a great group of gentlemen. By the time I reached Lindsey later that afternoon, it became abundantly clear that the entire group was amazing. The bridal party was composed completely of family, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, and the closest of friends.

Before heading to Fountaine Bleau for Lindsey and Jared’s wedding ceremony & reception, we first had something special planned. For their wedding, Lindsey and Jared chose to do a first look. Doing so creates a great emotional moment, but also solves a lot of scheduling issues. While planning for their wedding day, Lindsey and Jared both wavered between a first look and a traditional approach. At the end of the wedding, I asked Lindsey what she thought of the first look – “The best decision we made!” For the first look itself, we found a beautiful and secluded homestead in Avon Lake, not far from their wedding location. Thankfully the sun was beaming, but more important was the moment shared between the bride & groom. It was so beautiful.

And the great moments didn’t stop with the first look. The ceremony was deeply personal. One of my favorite moments was Jared being escorted down the aisle by his parents. During the wedding reception both the Maid of Honor and Best Man gave funny, heartfelt toasts. All the guests danced late into the night and clearly had a blast, especially Lindsey and Jared themselves. To the new Mr. & Mrs. – thank you so much for having me as a small part of your wedding! It’s an experience I won’t soon forget. I certainly hope you enjoy the little preview below.

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