Melissa & Paul’s Engagement Session – Glamorgan Castle

Melissa and Paul love each other.  I only state that so plainly now because these words will appear before their photos and to state it afterwards would be redundant to the point of ridiculousness.  It’s in there every moment together; a nearly visible sparkle around them that intensifies the longer I shut up and let them do what they do so naturally.   So, that’s what I am going to now…no need for me to say anymore as I am sure we’ll have plenty to say in words and photographs after their wedding next month.

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Kelsey & Nick – Gervasi Vineyard Engagement Session

One of the main things I love about Kelsey & Nick is that they know what they want and they have their own “mutter language” that they use to communicate quickly and decisively and honestly I don’t know that they even need that because there are constant quick glances and little smirks that I know they can each read like a book.   And they don’t let an opportunity pass them by, like when Gervasi Vineyards in Canton granted us rare permission to hold their engagement session there with the caveat that it be in the off season of February or March.  In Ohio that can mean -15F or apparently 60F+ . This wise couple kept an eye on the forecast and called me based on a promising 7 day forecast and nature delivered with a sun as bold and bright as you might see in Tuscany itself.   Check it out.

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Betsy & Marshall – Kent State University Engagement Session

I have to face the truth; I’ve seen a pattern and I am cool with it.  I am popular with out-of-state couples.  Fact.  Like Betsy and Marshall who hail from Nebraska (though Marshall is an Ohio native). And it does make things a little trickier when planning the engagement session because whatever the weather we’ve got to make it work.  Fortunately this has been one funky non-Winter here in Ohio so when Betsy and Marshall said it’s gotta be the second weekend in February I had hope…and an indoor backup plan.   I always love a chance to shoot at my alma mater, Kent State University and boy howdy does the atrium of the Fashion Museum make a grand place to duck into in inclement weather.  And since it was a wee bit chilly we began indoors and then ventured out on campus.  Marshall is also a graduate of KSU so we found a few of our mutual favorite spots and showed off some of the campus to Betsy.  One thing I have to say about these two is that no matter what crazy stress they had going on, and whistle stop wedding planning is always crazy stressful, they set it aside for an hour and simply enjoyed being with each other in front of my lens.

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