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Image of the Year ’23 Has Come to a Close

But We’re Not Done Celebrating Yet!

Presenting This Year’s Honorable Mentions

Ahhhh Image of the Year. Our annual tradition of celebrating the best of the best of all of the artwork we’ve produced over the past year. It’s a time for reflection, for gratitude, acknowledgment, and of course, some hard core competition! [ We can’t lie, we’re kind of competitive. This may be our favorite part of the year ]

The thing is, though, we can only include so many images in the competition itself [ this year we had 89 entries in Round 1 and 20 in Round 2 ], and it’s a real shame because we LOVE what we do and we think there are plenty of images that still deserve a shout out, even if they aren’t part of the official event. Hence, the Honorable Mentions!

Cleveland Engagement Photography2023 brought with it plenty of weddings, but also engagement sessions! And our couples really made a statement.

Best Cleveland Engagement PhotographerOne of those statements was “Here, let me lick your face”

Candid Wedding Photography ClevelandWe saw lots of bro love.

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerAnd of course lots of couple love 🥰

Unique Wedding Photography ClevelandOne of the best parts of capturing true authentic wedding photography is these moments 🤣 But seriously; Jess and Jake [ the happily married couple above ] are going to look back at this image and laugh every time [ and probably debate whatever it was that Jake was doing saying to illicit such a reaction 😜]

Creative Wedding Photography ClevelandBeautiful Wedding Photography ClevelandWe captured lots of sweet and tender moments, too!

Cleveland Engagement SessionsLike this beachfront Cleveland engagement session – who knew the shores of Lake Erie could look like this?!

Engagement Photography ClevelandOf course it’s the people that make the image shine 🌟

Fun Wedding Photographer ClevelandEspecially when it’s the bride crowd surfing at her reception!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding PhotographyIs that the same bride?? Yes. Yes it is.

Timeless Wedding Photography ClevelandLots of bottles of celebratory champagne were popped in 2023…

Authentic Wedding Photography ClevelandAnd some couples took a yoga break during their session 🧘 [ Fun fact, this is Emma from our team! Because we’re super ethical humans here at Making the Moment, she doesn’t participate in Image of the Year. But she does love yoga! ]

Wedding Reception Photography ClevelandThis guy isn’t doing yoga, but he is nailing it with the Dance Floor Facial Expressions!

Unique Engagement Photos ClevelandIconic Making The Moment right here. We can’t help it, we just love a breathtakingly beautiful big bountiful blue sky [ also we’re fans of alliteration ]

Cleveland Wedding PhotographerWe watched the evolution of our couples from the beginning of their wedding day to the end of the night. Take a look below to see what I’m talking about!

Bridal Photography ClevelandIt’s no secret: we LOVE capturing a candid wedding photograph and making it black + white. So timeless, so beautiful, so genuine.

Candid Reception Photography WeddingAnd then sometimes black + white makes a wedding photograph stand out in a different way! Still timeless, still beautiful, definitely still genuine.

Creative Wedding Photographer ClevelandBest Wedding Reception Photography ClevelandSee? We just can’t resist.

Unique Wedding Photography ClevelandWe also take every opportunity to do something unique and creative with our couples. No cookie cutter wedding photography here!

Authentic Wedding Photography ClevelandHow can you look at this image and not smile??

Indian Wedding Photographer ClevelandWe photographed so many Indian Weddings in Cleveland this year! It’s one of our favorite things to capture. We even have a whole webpage dedicated to our Indian Wedding Photography!

Candid Indian Wedding Photography ClevelandCleveland Engagement PhotographersPeople can say what they want, but our city is awesome and we love celebrating the home of our couples in their Cleveland engagement and wedding photography.

Unique Bridal Photography ClevelandBeautiful Wedding Photography ClevelandTHE VEIL MOMENTS THOUGH.

Wedding Photography Cleveland

Artistic Wedding Photography ClevelandArt. We make art. Your wedding photography doesn’t have to be boring; wedding photography is ART.

Cool Wedding Photographer ClevelandAlso we work with badass couples [ there’s really no other word for it! ]

Engagement Photographer ClevelandUnique Wedding Photography ClevelandBro love is cool, but they’ve got nothing on the bride squad.

Best Indian Wedding Photographer ClevelandIt’s pretty amazing to capture the best day [ and moments ] of people’s lives. Does it get better than this??

Unique Cleveland Wedding PhotographerYes; we believe the typical church formal wedding photographs are important. As are the non-typical church formal wedding photographs.

Genuine Wedding Photography ClevelandCreative Engagement Photos ClevelandSo much love! So many *awww* moments 🥹

Fun Wedding Photographers ClevelandAnd then there’s this 🤣

We love candids; especially when we catch a bride enjoying a sammich’ on a wedding day

Indian Wedding Photographer ClevelandIndian Wedding Reception Photographer ClevelandIs Surabhi an intense dancer? Maybe. Is she PSYCHED for an awesome Indian wedding reception? Definitely.  See what we mean by checking out her and Ransika’s wedding blog here!

Unique Indian Wedding Photography ClevelandArtistic Cleveland Wedding PhotographyGenuine Engagement Photography ClevelandSeriously, this year’s Image of the Year competition was awesome because our couples are awesome! Curious about the winner? Check out this post.

Unique Cleveland Wedding PhotographyThe team created amazing artwork and we can’t wait to see what 2024 brings us. Hopefully more super fun wedding parties with guys who can jump really high on command.

Dog Friendly Engagement Photographer ClevelandOh and we love dogs 🐶

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