So, typical wedding right? lol, come on.  

No. No, this particular marriage vow party thing was full of abnormal, yet extra-awesome extras that made it unique.  Basically, this is our jam.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographersMeet Crystal and Frank.  Look at that.  One image in and he’s already helping her step down from a base surface higher than his base surface.  What a guy.  What a legend.


Oh. Snap. Check this out [ the above ]. Crystal and Frank had us craft one of our super sweet Wedding Fusion Films for the two of them. Got a moment? Watch it above.

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*Backyard Chiqué phrase coined by our planning friends over @ Kirkbrides

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Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer ClevelandKiller candid wedding photograph of Sara + Anna [ from our Cinema Team ] interviewing Crystal as the Hot Air Balloon goes up in the background of their interview set.

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hot air balloon wedding rental clevelandCrystal. Frank. I LOVED being your wedding photographer.  FREAKING A. I love you two. Love your fam, and your friends; and I  loved how personal, relaxed and freaking fun your wedding was.