Right, so…

There was a moment [ Actually, about 10 moments ] where the wedding planner from Kirkbrides and I just geeked out over this couple in the Shaker Heights Country Club bathroom.  Like, that happened.  I don’t even know if I need to write any more about this day.  That just sums it up, right there.

engagement ring inspirationOk, scratch that.  I have four [ 4 ] things to say.  They’re in no particular order, particularly in particular **
**I’ll probably say more than four things

Cleveland Wedding PhotographyFirstly [ one ] Their apartment can be seen across the water, here.  That’s one reason we went to Heritage Park for our creative photography session. Jason proposed there.  I don’t think it was this very spot but it might have been this very spot.  Let’s just say it was this very spot so that this story is even more amazing than it actually might be.  Truncated couple stories FTW.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandWedding Photographers ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandSecondly [ two ] Emily’s mom has the best of smiles.  This, naturally and genetically, was passed on to Emily, herself.  Their family name could be Heartonsleave.  If you say it quickly it sounds plausible.  Try it.  HeartONSLEEVE

Artistic wedding photographers ClevelandWe’re always welcomed into homes. Safe spaces.  Spaces where you present awkward pool photographs with pride.

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandWedding Photographers in Cleveland OhioWedding Photography in ClevelandThirdly [ three ] She just did that with the leg cross and the looking off into the distance and the hands on the arms of the chair perfectly and the smile.  Ridic.

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandSee?  They’re thinking “Ridic

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandArtistic wedding photographers ClevelandArtistic wedding photographers ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographersCleveland Wedding PhotographyCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandFourthly [ Four ] you’ll see it later on as well, but these two make the most adorable faces.  Emotive.  You just know exactly what they’re feeling.  Heartonsleeve

Wedding Photographers ClevelandWedding Photographers in Cleveland OhioPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandArtistic wedding photographers Cleveland…and they occasionally dance

Candid Wedding Photographers Cleveland…and their friends put things in their mouths that really shouldn’t be in their mouths…

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandThis is one I would print.  Fo sho.  The journey from Downtown where we bountifully partook in plentiful wedding photography bliss over to the Shaker Heights Country Club was like 45 minutes.  Those 45 minutes were utilized and realized with some sort of Redbull/alcohol shot concoction that I’m pretty sure is illegal.  Let’s keep it betwixt us, eh?

Wedding Photography in ClevelandThumbs up 😀

Cleveland Wedding PhotographersCleveland Wedding PhotographyShaker Heights Country Club Wedding ReceptionShaker Heights Country Club ReceptionAnd we’ve arrived and there’s cupcakes.  I’m in.

Shaker Heights Country Club ReceptionWedding Reception ClevelandJust love it when my couples decide to dip right in front of me in the correct direction.  This is harder to pull off than you realize!

Wedding Reception Venues ClevelandWedding Reception ClevelandUnique Wedding Photographer ClevelandAbsolute fav.  I feel bad for Emily as she’s being assaulted, but I also feel part of this moment…whatever the hell is happening here…  This ritual also seems illegal.

Wedding Reception Venues ClevelandThis is definitely illegal.

Wedding Reception ClevelandRight, so as a gag, Emily had giant emotive faces printed of Jason.  Part hilarious, part true, all real.  These were such a hit.

Shaker Heights Country Club Wedding ReceptionWedding Reception Venues ClevelandAlmost too much real life tho.  Jason is playing the bass like a pro whilst Emily plays Jason like a pro.  Truth?  Truth.

Wedding Reception ClevelandThis face could also be blown up to poster size and put on a stick.  Face on a stick.  Sounds illegal.  Some kind of Game of Thrones stuff going on there.

Shaker Heights Country Club ReceptionShaker Heights Country Club Wedding ReceptionObvi, Jason has a passion for music.  Obvi, they opted for a live band from Cleveland as opposed to a DJ.  There’s no right answer, but these guys rocked the joint.  It was the right call and the right vibe for this crowd as evidenced in this smattering of photographs.

engagement rings clevelandEmily, Jason — Thank you SO much for having me as your wedding photographer. Honestly, I felt more like a friend than a hired professional. Emily, you’re the cutest ham around! Oh, and Jason, you sing ‘ight. As I raise my Bud Light, I’d just like to wish you two many years of happiness and love.[ with all the goofy faces and even more crap beer. Sorry Jason ]

By the way, totally stealing the face cutout idea for my wedding [ now I just have to get Elliott to let me photograph his silly faces haha ]