Archive for June, 2011


Maternity: Amber + Jordan – Northeast Ohio Maternity Photographer

Amber + Jordan were looking for some outdoor shots to capture Amber’s pregnancy.  We headed down to Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and really had a great time on a Saturday morning.

Now I will patiently await this baby’s arrival in August….

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Family: James + His Folks – Northeast Ohio Family Photographer

I recently ran into James‘ mom at a store.  She excitedly says to me, “We need James’ 18 month pictures.”  Score.  “Oh and some family pictures.” Double Score.  “And by the way, James is going to be a big brother!”  Trifecta!

Always a pleasure seeing those baby blues!  Cannot wait to meet the new guy!

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Engaged: Katie + Nathan- Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Katie + Nathan were sent to me by a good friend and were super excited to bring their four-legged friends to their engagement shoot at Squire’s Castle.  Special thanks to my husband, E, for shaking keys behind me to get the cats’ attention.

What a great summer evening!  Katie + Nathan- I am looking forward to your Fall wedding!

To see more from this session, be sure to check out the Facebook album.


Engaged: Sara + Craig – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Sara + Craig found me through a friend on Facebook.  I love the interwebs!  When it came to their engagement photos, Sara asked for a location that had pretty scenery and hopefully, water.   I knew Chagrin Falls would be a perfect match for this fun couple.  

Thanks for being up for anything, Guys!  I cannot wait until your big day in August!

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Married: Julie + Brian – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

I am just going to skip to all the true stories, because you will not be able to handle all the fun.

True Stories:

*  Julie is one-half of the very first set of twins I ever met.  I actually still remember when their older sister, Leslie, brought their ultrasound pictures to show and tell in second grade.  (have I ever mentioned I am a memory sponge?)

*  By the way, aforementioned sister, Leslie, is my bestie.  XOXO

*  Julie and I were co-bridesmaids for Leslie in 2009 in Colorado.  Brian had just proposed a month earlier.

*  Speaking of which, Brian surprised Julie in the Denver International Airport terminal with a ring and a proposal. 

*  I remember talking to Julie +  Brian at their engagement session about how May 29, 2011 seemed so far away and I couldn’t imagine, my then 8 week old babies, would be close to two years old by their wedding date.   Well believe it, sista!

*  Julie +  Brian met nine years ago, working at Macaroni Grill in High School.  Since then, they have survived two different high schools, two different colleges and physical therapy school.

* Although, they relocated to Pittsburgh…. but still root for the Browns.

*  Julie + Brian also share a a ceremony location with BOTH sets of parents who married in the same church over thirty years ago.

*  This was probably THE craziest and fun bridal parties I have ever dealt with.  I have never seen so many groomsmen on the dance floor.  ALL NIGHT!

*  Keeping it local.  Three of Julie’s vendors (myself included) all grew up in the same hometown.

* I managed to get Julie to step in (accidentially)  dog poo during their First Look.  Luckily, Julie was so cool about it.  Whew. 

*  I worked with Heidzillas over Memorial Day weekend last year as well.  It’s kind of our thing.

*  Julie + Brian = Awesome. Period.


See?  You can’t even tell she was stepping in dog poo.  MAGIC!

Julie got Brian tickets to see The Foo Fighters.  I was secretly hoping there were three tickets in there.  One for their trusty photographer too.

I love the coming-down-the-aisle shots.

Tiffany got this great shot from the balcony!  Look at all that love and support in the room!

A shout out to Julie’s “womb-mates”:  Her twin sister, Jill, and older sister, Leslie.  Respectfully.

Reason #34562 to love these guys?  A GREAt sense of humor, when we say, “pose!”


Reason # 45555 to love these guys?  When I say, “hey, wanna do something cheesy?” Julie replies with, “Always.”

A fan favorite.

Julie + Brian- it makes me sad that this blog is the final chapter in our Dipert Wedding/ Colleen Reed Photography story.  You made such a beautiful day for yourselves and I know I, or any of your guests, will never forget it.  Oh by the way, Brian, you’ve been Iced.

To see more highlights from Julie + Brian’s big day, be sure to check out their album on my Facebook Fan Page.


The Players:

Ceremony: Olmsted Community Church

Reception: St. Clarence Pavilion

Hair:  Ladies & Gentlemen

Day of Coordinator: Heidzillas

Florist: Mariel Krakowiak & Mary Scott

DJ: TKO Entertainment

Limo Bus: All Occasion Limo

Photobooth- Red Eye Photobooth

Cupcake Artist: Shelly Greer

Stationery/Paper Goods:  Designed by the GROOM!

Second Shooter: Tiffany Luc





collective awwww – northeast ohio child photographer

Taking a break from editing to bring you the cuteness of my children.



whoa. landon is nine months- northeast ohio child photographer

I still can’t handle all this growing.


For fun, let’s check out Landon’s big cousin’s nine month session.

Be sure to follow Landon’s journey from an inside baby to a walking, talking toddler over on Facebook.