Love from the EastSide

By August 11, 2011 January 10th, 2018 photos, Wedding

Erica and Scott are a perfect fit and their friends noticed the future possibility before they did-or so the story goes.  These two met at their friend’s wedding and starting talking, and well the rest, I think you know. Cleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyThey decided to tie the knot in Mayfield, Ohio,  a small little town with big character.  Spring was in bloom that day and we all know that spring showers bring May flowers. But we just got the showers.  Thankfully, Erica and Scott are into great wedding photography as much as they are into each other so it didn’t dampen their day.  In fact it made the photos that much better.Cleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCleveland Artistic Wedding PhotographyI was very surprised to find a cool area behind the Courtyard by Marriott to photograph the guys.  They had recently replaced their sign and the old one was sitting on the ground on behind the hotel.  Of course I was going to use it because that is what Making the Moment is all about– being different in our approach to wedding photography.Willoughby United Methodist Church Wedding Photography Although Erica and the girls had their hair and make-up taken care of at the hotel, they got ready at Willoughby United Methodist Church. There was a very nice sitting parlor which had a door that opened to the outside.Creative Willoughby Wedding PhotographersWilloughby United Methodist Church Wedding PhotographyThe bridesmaids used this mirror in the bathroom for one last touch-up.  I love when great moments like this happen in a wedding day.Creative Willoughby Wedding PhotographersI do love photojournalism, and it is probably why I capture so many photographs on a wedding day.  One of my favorites from Scott and Erica’s wedding is this image of her bridesmaids helping her up the stairs.  It rained so hard a few minutes before the shoot that both the courtyard and even the church basement flooded.  That being the case, every effort was made to protect the dress which made for such a special memory.Cleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyIn spite of the rain, the service was beautiful.Cleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCreative Willoughby Wedding PhotographersTo dodge the weather, we shot some images around the church which was in the heart of downtown Willoughby.  The older church lent itself well to some timeless and fun images.Cleveland Creative Wedding PhotographyCreative Willoughby Wedding PhotographersThe heavy off-and-on rain finally stopped and we had a chance to shoot a very fun creative wedding photography session.  I found this old train depot, that was marked as a historic sight, but buried back amongst some old warehouses.  With all the red and orange it was a perfect spot for some outside the box Making the Moment style photography.Modern Willoughby Wedding PhotographersModern Willoughby Wedding PhotographersModern Willoughby Wedding Photographers width=The reception took place at the Croatian Lodge Party Center in Eastlake, Ohio which on the outside doesn’t look like much, but as we all know, it’s the inside that counts.  The Croatian Lodge Party Center has beautiful lighting, plenty of space for large parties, and oh yes– amazing food.  Erica and Scott really added to the venue with their decorating and the unique look of  individual cakes from Cakes by Nadine on each table as it’s center piece.Croatian Lodge Party Center Wedding ReceptionScott and Erica took to the floor for their magical first dance, and then friends and family cut loose.  We got a chance to see the next generation of dancers I will be photographing for years to come.  These two boys knew all the moves and were showing it off.Croatian Lodge Party Center Wedding Reception PhotographyA fun day, a fun night– a great start of a fun life for Scott and Erica. Croatian Lodge Party Center Wedding Reception Photography


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