The evening I met with Jordan and Emily for their session could not have been more perfect. We decided to make the drive to the Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio and holy-moly was it ever worth it! On top of the location being on point, these two love birds are genuine and AMAZING in front of the camera! Just see for yourselves… :)
So, I nervously send a message to this awesome photographer, Ariel (http://www.ariellynnphoto.com/). She's incredibly talented and I'd love an opportunity to work alongside her but, in my head, I'm like "there's no way". Ha! Turns out there is a way! She graciously agreed to do a portrait exchange with me and it was nothing short of MAGIC. We made the drive to Headlands Beach, fingers crossed, because there was a chance of bad weather. Within the hour we spent there, we encountered literally every possible variety of weather (minus snow), and sometimes all at once! As you scroll through this post, you'll be able to see the progression of crazy elements we experienced. Ariel was the PERFECT person to do this with because she didn't mind getting dirt on her feet and rain in her hair. It was the session dreams are made of and I am DYING to do more like this! Adventures and spontaneity are the perfect ingredients for authentic, STUNNING images.
Blaire is a dear friend I met during an epic study abroad semester in Costa Rica. (SO MANY STORIES). She made me laugh to tears more times than I can remember. When I found out she was engaged, I secretly hoped she would ask me to be her photographer..mostly because I wanted to follow her around all day and I wanted to ensure my invite to her wedding. Ha! Seriously though. ANYWAY...I was honored to capture her spectacular marriage to a spectacular guy at a spectacular venue (Houston Station). It was beautiful and wonderful and all the things. :) Oh, and it was in Nashville, TN which is a city I now need more excuses to go and visit. SO FUN!