Meet Michelle and Andrew.  NYC-based. Fit. Pretty.  Yoga Instructors. Basically the scorn of all of us normals 😀

Jelly as I may have been, I’m still thrilled for these two lovebirds.  I don’t say that lightly.  It could be easy to get jaded, seeing and capturing “Love” all of the time.  You’ll see it in the images, though.  Dese two ain’t fakin’.

best wedding photographers clevelandEverything and everyone told us it was gonna rain and ruin everything that day.  It didn’t and it didn’t.  This is why I don’t trust the weatherman [or woman].  Don’t trust them.  Don’t tune in on Monday the week of your wedding and stress over rain on the following Saturday.  Just don’t.  All you get for your trouble is an inaccurate forecast, a migraine, and a disappointed face from me.

best wedding photographers clevelandLook above.  Even if it looks like rain, we’re going to kick that rain’s ass.  Marcus – Visual Storyteller and rain-ass kicker ®

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandEvery image somehow tells a story.  Michelle has some of the prettiest hair I’ve ever photographed.  I mean it.  She’s just getting ready here.  Why does it look like a freaking Pantene commercial?  Eh?

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographersCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandMichelle wanted everyone around for her prep.  There were easily 20 people in the bridal suite.  It was amazing.  Kids everywhere.  Smiles and laughs everywhere.  My job, sometimes, is less a job and more an observation.  It’s a jobservation ®

Unique Wedding Photographer Clevelandbest wedding photographers clevelandKiller dress.  I left the door open to signify entry to a new beginning.  Fresh happenings and newlywed bliss…..

No, the door was just open for some reason.  I have no clue why.

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Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandStrapping young lad, he is.

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Unique Wedding Photographer ClevelandI had a lot of favorites the day of, but this one [above] is right at the top of the list.  The backlight is epic.  It tells a story. It’s almost as though I’m a Visual Storyteller 🙂

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Unique Wedding Photographer ClevelandThe veil thing was unplanned, but I love that.  Most of my best photos are unplanned.  Organic.  Crunchy, even…

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best wedding photographers clevelandGorgeous Ketubah.  I’ve seen a lot of them.  I love a simple design.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographyCleveland Wedding PhotographersHer face is priceless.  We did a first look and all of our Creative photos beforehand, but even still, this moment down the aisle still held weight to them. Not diminished.  Not in the slightest.

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Renaissance Wedding ReceptionWedding at Renaissance ClevelandTheir first dance was awesome!  Intimate at first, then they opened up the throttle into something fierce.  We’re all ever-changing, so why shouldn’t your first dance evolve as well?

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Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandTheir faces in this image 😀

Cleveland wedding reception venuesNaturally, after formalities, the pawty was stawted.  Holding back was not an option.

Cleveland Renaissance Wedding ReceptionWedding at Renaissance ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandThis shutter-drag technique is one I’m quite fond of.  It captures the motion of the moment.  Receptions are about celebration and movement [and dinner].  Even so, I adore a washed out image with a tac-sharp bride.  Additionally, she can dance!

best wedding photographers clevelandHe can dance!  On his hands!

Michelle and Andrew, thanks.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your story by telling your story.  Thank you for being bubbly, fun, and generally enjoyable and awesome.  Thank you for not having annoying New York accents [no offense], nor annoying New York mannerisms.  Most of all, thank you for hosting one hell of a shindig.  Please give me a buzz when you’re in town!


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