News flash, not all weddings go to plan.  Actually, most don’t.  People are late.  Busses break down.  Your uncle decides the worm is a good idea.  I could go on and on.  However, this particular Saturday was as that dress material.  It was smooth…. just trust me.

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As you can plainly tell, Kate & Ryan are quite easy on the eyes.  I nick-named them GQ.  I didn’t tell them this to their faces.  Now it’s out there…..  awkward.

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This is another one of my favorites from the day.  Sure, I set them up by that window with purpose, but no one faked this.  That’s a genuine “Make-You-Giggle Neck Kiss” ™

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We were all over Cleveland.  The day started and finished at The Metropolitan @ the 9.  It was a fitting backdrop.  Kate’s dress is very elegant.  Classy.  Reminded me of a red-carpet event.  Red Carpet Bride.  Could totally be a A&E series.  I was fortunate enough to venture outside with it with the city as a backdrop.

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Awesome group of girls.  Carefree and fun.  They listened to me <3  What more could a guy ask for?  This is rare and it’s not lost on me!

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I’m quite candid in style.  I always have been.  I really do wish I was smaller, so I could tuck into corners a little better as not to be seen.  However, being hidden doesn’t mean being unaware.  My goal is to always be ready for what’s coming, before it happens.  I strive to see your mom heading for a kiss on the cheek and be aptly ready to capture it.  It’s fun.  It’s challenging.  It’s me.

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^^Absolute fave.  Can’t get over this dress.  Magazine, please.

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I’ve found, especially this year, that with experience comes an ease.  I’m able to focus on the reverence of a service more than I used to be.  I used to be more concerned with settings, placement, and light direction.  With more and more weddings under my belt, I actually have time and reverence to pause and remember what the day’s about.  Sure, I usually get the opportunity to capture some great imagery…but it’s more about this moment than anything.

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One of my favorite ceremony photos.  I like their reflections on the floor, but past that, there’s something to their body posture and pose.  I feel the weight of this moment in the image.

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Wedding guests.  Thank you.  Thank you for being excellent bubble producers.  Killer bubble producers.

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Yessir.  Party time.

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I’m not sure what he said, but I remember that it was pretty funny.  I was laughing as I took this.  Gotta love the green-space around our city.  I do, anyway!

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Stunning.  Absolutely stunning.

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This is how to be a bad ass.  Take notes.                I’ll wait.

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This is how to be adorable.  Take notes.                 waiting.

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Turn a parking garage door into a canvas.  Let’s be real, with GQ couple, this would be tough to mess up.

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I just went on and on about her dress.  Kate, I’m sorry if I made you uncomfortable.  Ryan, deal with it 😉

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Coffee as favors, you say?  Why yes.  Don’t mind if I do.

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The 9 is a newer space in downtown Cleveland.  It was actually designed by another one of my brides 😀  Regardless, it was designed so well for this wedding.  I’m telling you, I can’t really find fault with anything that happened that day.

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I got caught.  However, if you’re going to catch me, be as awesome as this girl.

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I heart this so, so much.

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I wish I had something more insightful to say, but when I look at this photo I just think “How cute is this??”

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Then, you get to this one and you’re just like “Shut up.”

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Sometimes people are afraid to dance….or they think they’re too cool to dance.  We didn’t have that problem here.

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Bridesmaids.

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“Yaaasssssssssss”

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Ryan has mastered the art of dipping, I’ll tell you that much.  Executed many times throughout the day.

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Is that much joy even allowed?  Be careful flaunting it.

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Kate & Ryan.  Thank you.  Thanks for letting us serve you, and thank you for being awesome.  That is all.