Tagged: wedding photos

Cleveland Courthouse Wedding – Sami & John

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.

Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John Cleveland Courthouse wedding photography with Samantha and John

Cleveland Wedding Photography at Westwood Country Club – Jacklyn & Adam

There stood Jacklyn’s wedding dress, lightly hung over a mannequin. Over the shoulders hung a bolero encrusted in silk flowers. Behind was a wall of bridesmaids dresses draped in front of the windows. Sunshine passing through the dresses perfumed the room with pink. This simple, elegant detail was an early sign for the day to come. Jacklyn and Adam’s wedding at Westwood Country Club would quickly become one of the most beautiful in my recent memory. Cleveland wedding photography can be erratic. There are cold winters, wet springs, breezy and stormy summers. This day, however, would run start to finish without a misplaced step.

Below are a couple of my favorite photographs. I love the contrast in the photo of Jacklyn getting ready with the assistance of her best friend. I also love the swirl and motion to her dress as she adjusts after putting on her shoes.

After the beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral, we made a couple stops in downtown, and then headed for Westwood Country Club. We were lucky enough to have evening time on the golf course for portraits. All the while, the setting sun cast a peachy tone across the rolling green. What started in a bit of a rush, cooled into a relaxed pace as I worked with just Jacklyn & Adam. The amount of time we had for portraits turned out to be just perfect. We were able to get really strong images, but also easily make it to cocktail hour.

And the real party began with cocktail hour and carried right into the wedding reception. There was a high-energy toast by the Maid of Honor set to Vanilla Ice (srsly!), an emotional toast from Jacklyn’s dad, and even some end-of-night portraits outside. Definitely check out the highlights below. If you haven’t seen Jacklyn & Adam’s Cleveland engagement photos, I highly recommend checking them out as well.

Cleveland wedding photography at Westwood Country Club Cleveland wedding photography at Westwood Country Club Cleveland wedding photography at Westwood Country Club Cleveland wedding photography at Westwood Country Club Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Cathedral Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Cathedral Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Cathedral Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Church Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Church Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Church Cleveland wedding photography at St. John's Church Cleveland wedding photography in downtown Cleveland Cleveland wedding photography in downtown Cleveland Westwood Country Club wedding photography Cleveland wedding photography at Westwood Country Club Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography Westwood Country Club wedding photography

The Country Club Pepper Pike Wedding – Grace & Rahul

Wedding season in Ohio is quite different than, say, Florida or California. You would think our peak season would be June or July, but it isn’t. Instead, photographers patiently wait for October. When autumn finally arrives, the outdoor color absolutely explodes, and so does our work. Seemingly, every day is filled with family photo sessions or weddings. This year, I hotly anticipated October. Partly because of the impending color, but mostly because I would be working with some amazing clients, including Grace & Rahul.

By happenstance, I had actually met Grace & Rahul a year before their wedding at another wedding. We briefly crossed paths at a wedding rehearsal for Grace’s life-long friend, Leah. It was from that brief encounter that I was ultimately engaged to for Grace & Rahul’s Country Club Pepper Pike wedding photography. As accidental encounters go, this was definitely a happy one. When the morning of Grace & Rahul’s wedding finally arrived, I knew it would be a smashing success. We had a great plan, with great people, awesome vendors, and some stunning weather. Autumn can be chilly in Ohio, but this day was rather pleasant.

Better than the weather and scenery were the people. Grace was relaxed and ready for the wedding day to unfold. Her bridesmaids kept the entire day light and fun, especially her two sisters. Rahul and the groomsmen were simply awesome. In particular, Rahul’s Best Man gave a stunning toast, bringing all the guests to cheers (excuse the pun). Beyond the people, the wedding design was amazing as well.

Brandi from All Events Planned and Grace had pulled together a gorgeous design. Flowers were richly composed of deep autumn colors of orange, peach, red and green. I especially like the hosta leaves incorporated into Grace’s bouquet. The floral design also spilled over to the cake, which was also richly decorated with rose and lily. The gentleman wore picture-perfect tuxedos, while the ladies donned dresses just a shade off navy blue. The blue tone then carried over to the wedding stationary and print goods, such as ceremony programs and dinner menus.

By the end of the evening, the wedding had been a smashing success. It was so much fun, and I’m thrilled to have had a small part in Grace & Rahul’s wedding day. Below you can see just a small preview, mostly captured on film. I especially love how the outside portraits turned out. I certainly hope you enjoy!

A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul First look at a Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic First look at a Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic First look at a Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic First look at a Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic Country Club Pepper Pike bride and groom portraits by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul A Country Club Pepper Pike wedding with Grace and Rahul Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic Wedding at the Country Club Pepper Pike by Cleveland wedding photographer Hunter Photographic