“This summer has been like a good dream that keeps going and going and going. ”

Unique Wedding Photographer ClevelandPoignant words spoken by a poignant Erin. That’s the intro we received to their story. Their beginning. It’s what capturing them felt like to me.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerI pined after July like a teenage prom date because of this wedding. No lie. This isn’t just something I’m saying. It’s the truth. The energy from their Engagement Session was literallllllyyyy unstoppable.

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerWhen my presence was made known first thing in the morning, Erin greeted me at the door, chipper as can be, CHIPPER AS EFF, like I’ve-never-seen-someone-so-happy-to-cut-watermelon-chipper. She was busy making breakfast dishes and snacks with Kayla, her fiancé’s daughter, for the bridal party to partake in. To indulge in.

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandThis was a straight-up gift-fest. She gives a gift and then they cry and then they give a gift and then she cries. I left my tin tear pale in the car … damn it … words of love and affirmation were also exchanged.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerErin’s dress screamed un-traditional. ORIGINALITY is practically audible in this image. It’s like her.  And chipper, the dress is chipper.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandRight, so Dwight and his groomsmen were honestly watching a fireplace when I came in. They were all watching a fireplace.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer Cleveland…and they were drinking delicious drinks.

Wedding Photography in ClevelandTheir morning was so low-key.  They were telling me how they became friends, how they’ve embarrassed each other, and how they’re still friends to this day.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandCandid Wedding Photographers ClevelandWedding Photography in ClevelandCleveland Wedding PhotographerWe scooted downtown for their First Look. Again, a non-traditional order of events for a non-traditional bride in a non-traditional dress. A First Look basically consists of seeing the apple of one’s man-eye before the ceremony. We took all of their wedding images beforehand as well!

Candid Wedding Photographers ClevelandSeeing each other before the ceremony allowed them to take their time, truly take each other in, and just spend time, QT, together without any pressure or worry of being anywhere. It was just them. Just this moment.

Unique Wedding Photographer Cleveland… and then this moment.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandThe bridal party was incredibly chill. Incredibly well-mannered. Incredible looking. I’d elect to walk around town with my friends in suits and dresses all day, erry day.

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandWedding Photography in ClevelandAwwww … that’s sweet 😀

Candid Wedding Photographers Cleveland-_-   I see what you did there …

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandDwight saw/felt it too …

outdoor wedding clevelandTheir ceremony was wonderful. They desired a sunset ceremony on the beach from the very beginning of our first conversation. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for them. Blessed is an understatement.

Beach wedding clevelandThey managed to incorporate dance and symbols of significance into the ceremony before Erin even walked down the beach with her father. It was an intentional, intimate, and aesthetically pleasing experience that I shan’t forget. Just beautiful.

outdoor wedding clevelandPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandThis. This is one of my favorites from this wedding.

Beach wedding clevelandBeach wedding clevelandBest Wedding Photographers ClevelandQuick note and aside – if sunset images are important to you [ talking to brides/grooms to be ATM ] just let us know! I made it a priority to set aside a bit of time when the colors were at their boldest for some beautiful wedding imagery. I love how these turned out.

Beach wedding clevelandPhotojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandUh huh.

outdoor wedding reception in clevelandAfter the ceremony, everyone drove to Graffiti Social Kitchen in Battery Park for an unforgettable night of food, toasts, ice cream cake, drinks, bears, and fireworks. Ok, there weren’t any bears.

outdoor wedding reception in clevelandoutdoor wedding reception in clevelandDirectly after the pictured guests took over an entire street for Erin and Dwight’s sparkler exit, we snuck off with them for a private ceremony commemorating their prayers and dreams for their future.

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandI’m incredibly happy for you, Erin and Dwight. I can’t wait to see you two grow. I can’t wait to see you thrive 🙂

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