When Laura and Paul walked into our offices this past summer, excited about their wedding [ and eachother ] we asked for trust. We always believe that working with our wedding photography couples is a two-way street; they’re vetting us, just as much as we’re doing the same. After a few quick questions, we instantly saw the depth of the two, and not only did they put their trust in our artwork, we found ourselves believing in the two of them.

Groom Creative Wedding Photography ClevelandThis is Paul. He’s more than just a good looking piece of man-meat. Laura describes Paul as gentle, kind, hard worker.

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Artistic Cleveland Wedding PhotographersBefore we dive deeper; as wedding photographers in Cleveland we’re only as great as the fellow wedding vendors we come alongside.  We’re thankful to all our wedding vendors who played a part here for this beautiful Lebanese wedding;

Groom Cleveland Wedding PhotographyGroom Journalistic Wedding Photographers ClevelandFun side note; Paul’s last name mean’s “Good Listener” in Arabic. Laura’s mean’s “Falcon”.  This means that their offspring will be attentive bird creatures. #Fact #ItsScience

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Photojournalistic Ceremony Wedding PhotographersThe flower girls were reminding me keep it down. One threatened me with violence if I didn’t shush.

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Unique Groomsman Wedding Photography ClevelandJust a few classy guys hanging out on a rooftop in Cleveland. No big.  We’re just casually buttoning up at the same time; that’s all. Wait, backstreet boys album cover you say?

Best Wedding Photographers ClevelandElegance. We value elegance deeply in our wedding photography.  I titled this post “connected” due to the intimate and obvious level of connection that Laura and Paul share.  Their wedding images bespoke this connected-ness. 

Romantic Wedding Photographers ClevelandReception Decor Best Cleveland PhotographersWhere else to have your Lebanese wedding reception in Cleveland?  Taza of course.Elegant Cleveland Wedding Reception PhotographersI had thought that by “Drawn Butter” that the butter would be elaborately drawn onto the lobster via a sharpie marker or other art utensil of some sort.  It wasn’t. To compensate, I took my crayons [ I bring them to EVERY wedding ] and drew mustaches on several of the lobsters [ and one of the groomsmen; Ferris if I recall ] to ensure that we could class things up a bit.

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Best Cleveland Wedding PhotographersLaura LOVES her sister. They’re super close. Laura shared later that one of her favorite parts of her day were the wedding toasts.

During Laura’s brother’s speech, there was a joke growing up that her brother would be her maid of honor instead.  In his speech, he turned it down; not because he didn’t want to walk up the aisle with Paul’s brother, but because he didn’t want to wear the dress.

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Intimate Cleveland Wedding Reception PhotographersThem are real words.

Best Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers ClevelandEvery father of the bride thinks of this dance for years as he raises his daughter.

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Candid Wedding Reception Cleveland PhotographyAlcohol. That’s the answer to my last question and the reason for the above.

Intimate Cleveland Wedding ReceptionPhotojournalistic Cleveland Wedding Reception PhotographyRomantic Cleveland Wedding Reception PhotographersLaura. Paul. Seriously; we adored being your wedding photographers.  Freaking thank you. Many years of joy and happiness to you and your families!

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