Ally & Brendan’s La Pizzaria Wedding by Heather & Jarred

by Jarred ~ May 26th, 2015

Ally has been a family friend as long as I can remember.  I think of her as a kid playing in the ocean on beach vacations, so it was both surreal and satisfying to see her as an adult, marrying her longtime boyfriend Brendan.  This was one of those hometown weddings where we knew, or were in some way connected to most everyone in attendance, which always drives home the importance of these events, seeing people you know and know well in the midst of a wedding day.

We started the day at the Damascus Friends Church, where they were married by the entertaining John Ryser.  Although it was raining during the ceremony, the weather cleared up on our trip to Stadium Park in Canton just in time for our creative portraits at the McKinley Monument.  We moved on to La Pizzaria for a family style meal and a great dance party.  We finished the evening with a sparkler send off and somehow nobody got burned! 😉

Thanks for having us guys, we look forward to sharing the rest of the photos with you!ally-brendan-001-la-pizzaria-canton-wedding-photographer-genevieve-nisly-photography

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Shannon and Gary’s Wedding in the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

by James ~ May 20th, 2015

Sometimes life happens at it’s own pace.  It took years of living in the same neighborhood in Murray Hill, frequenting the same restaurants, shops, and eventually the same personal trainer before Shannon and Gary were able to connect over some particularly grueling workouts.  But no matter how long it took, the important thing is that they did finally connect, and this past Saturday, a new family was formed.  Gary and his son Brandon, with Shannon and her daughter Gianna.

After morning preparations at the Wyndham Hotel, it was off to Wade Lagoon near Case Western, Gary’s alma mater, where Gary and Shannon had their first date.  We were able to work our way around the pond to the very bench where they spent that date, with the sky threatening all the while, but never following through on that threat.  We had just enough time for a quick round at Dolce Vita, their favorite restaurant in Little Italy, before heading off to the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda for the ceremony and reception.

Brandi of All Events Planned along with The Budding Tree and Party Decor all helped Shannon and Gary put together a beautifully decorated and elegant setting that matched perfectly with the pillars and marble of the Rotunda.

Gary and Shannon, thank you so much for making us a part of your wedding.  We had a great time with you and we’re so glad you found each other!

Let’s start with some of Genevieve’s favorites:shannon-gary-007-wade-lagoon-cleveland-wedding-photographer-genevieve-nisly-photography

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Winnie’s Newborn Portrait Session

by Genevieve ~ May 15th, 2015

Over the last several years we’ve spent quite a bit of time with Heather and Jarred and become close friends in the process. We had the privilege of photographing their wedding in NYC a couple years ago. And just earlier this year they joined Genevieve Nisly Photography as an associate photography team so we see even more of them. When they announced that they were expecting a baby girl, we were thrilled for them!

Since we photographed their wedding, it only seems logical that we should capture this next big phase in their life so we did just that. I present to you their sweet daughter Winnie photographed at their home in Canton.

Congrats you two! It’s been wonderful watching you become parents. Winnie has great role models in you both.

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Eric and Jacke’s Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Cleveland

by James ~ May 13th, 2015

Jacke and Eric’s wedding this past weekend at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Cleveland took an updated approach to the traditional wedding style.  Modern elegance and sophisticated style could be found at nearly every turn, but all without Jacke and Eric taking themselves too seriously.  Which is a very important thing.  Weddings are supposed to be a fun celebration, right?  And fun we had.

After morning preparations, Jacke and Eric had their “first look” before heading off on foot in the unseasonably warm weather to create some portraits for the two of them.  Downtown Cleveland is a wealth of opportunity if you are will to keep your eyes open for it and we’re really excited that we got to try out some new locations and ideas.  Afterwards, we headed back to the Ritz for the ceremony and reception where guests were treated to a wonderful meal and fantastic entertainment by The Avenue Band.

Jacke and Eric – we had a great time getting to know you and thank you for being so pleasant and so much fun to work with on your wedding day.  We can’t wait to show you the full take and the final album, but in the meantime, we’re a collection of some of our favorite images to hold you over.  Enjoy!

We’ll start with Genevieve’s favorites:

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Baby Brooks’ Portrait Session

by Genevieve ~ May 5th, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Heidi for several years now from working weddings together. While she is no longer an event coordinator and we don’t see each other as much as we used to, we still make time to get together with our husbands and kids or sometimes just the two of us.

Heidi and Devin came to me to photograph their firstborn Morgan and I was excited when they asked me to capture their second child Brooks. The whole family came in to our studio for the session with big sister Momo eager to pose. Momo is thrilled to have a baby brother and loves doting on him, sometimes against his will.

Congrats Devin and Heidi! What a beautiful family you have!

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Haruko and Doug’s Wade Oval Engagement Session by Jarred

by Jarred ~ April 30th, 2015

Haruko and Doug chose the perfect location and date for their Cleveland engagement session!  Wade Oval was in full bloom on April 25th, and the skies were clear allowing the light to flow through the flowering trees, which gave us this surreal spring look that is only available for a few days each year.  These images will be the perfect compliment to their Cleveland Botanical Gardens wedding in August.  I loved their chemistry, and I know that their Japanese Garden wedding will be a beautiful celebration.  Heather and I can’t wait to spend the day with them!

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Jen and Dan’s Peninsula Engagement Session by Jarred

by Jarred ~ April 28th, 2015

Jen, Dan and I enjoyed one of the first warm spring days at some of my favorite shooting locations – the Everett Road Covered Bridge and Indigo Lake.  We used the rustic textures, wild fields, setting sun and their excellent wardrobe choices to capture that optimistic early spring feel.

This set of photos will contrast nicely with their sparkly winter wedding in December in Canton.  We’ve had a great time every time we’ve hung out and I have no doubt that the wedding will be the same.  Heather and I are really looking forward to it!

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Amber and Greg’s Tudor Arms Wedding by Genevieve and James

by Genevieve ~ April 13th, 2015

Amber and Greg originally met in high school but it took another five years before they reconnected and started dating. While they are different in many ways, Amber being outgoing and Greg being more reserved, they also have surprised themselves with how many similarities they have and how those similarities have increased over the past six years of dating.

In planning their spring wedding, Greg and Amber chose a stunning location, the Tudor Arms Hotel, with elegant, timeless and romantic touches! Everything came together beautifully even if the chilly weather kept us indoor all day. After the long winter we’ve had, the subtle pops color was a breath of fresh air.

With photography being very important to Amber, they made sure to give us ample time for photos. This means we got to have fun, try new ideas and locations throughout the hotel.

Thank you for following our work since 2011 Amber! We are thrilled for you and Greg and wish you many MANY wonderful years of marriage! May Greg keep making you laugh daily and you keep experiencing new things together.

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