So stoked to see these two on their wedding day next month!! Seriously, they killed it in their session. So good!They said they were hesitant to do an engagement session, I said then don’t call it that. Call it a session with the love of your life without the chaos of a wedding day. The evening was so great, nothing but laughs and a good time the entire time. They had plans to have dinner and cocktails after the session. If you ask me, cuddling, laughing, taking pretty photos, dinner and drinks after is the perfect date.
To say that I absolutely love Chelsey & Matt is an understatement. I adore these two, had the pleasure of meeting them back in 2014 at Matt’s sister’s wedding and reunited once again for Amanda and Don’s wedding. So when it came time for their wedding it was no brainer that I was going to be there to capture it all. It’s so awesome when families hire me over and over for weddings, it’s always such a fun reunion with everyone. I’m no longer referred as Mr. Photographer, it’s more of ” hey it’s Edric!!!”. This wedding took place at a Cleveland historical building, Ariel Pearl International. A bank that was transformed into a venue, a trend that I’ve seen happen more and more to historical bank buildings in the Cleveland area. Personally, I think it’s so cool. These buildings are just gorgeous.
For the getting ready part of the day, Chelsey and Matt went the untraditional route and decided to get ready together in the deposit safe room. I think it adds another level when a bride and groom help each other get dressed to later tie the knot. Why not spent arguably the most important day of their life’s together from start to finish. And it gives a chance to capture moments you never see at weddings. For portraits we headed to an abandoned warehouse just outside if downtown Cleveland. While there, there was also another photographer doing commercial photos for a sports vehicle and a model doing some epic backflips. We decided to join forces and create a very non traditional wedding image.
The ceremony and reception was absolutely gorgeous, all decorations were done by family members. The theme was focused on Chelsey and Matt’s love for literature. They did a fantastic job with everything! This is one of those weddings I wish I could photograph over and over again. I even included a selfie I took with Chelsey and Matt in this post!
Downtown Kent,OH is such a great location for portraits. Totally worth the drive from Cleveland to Kent to photograph Allison’s senior photos. She was amazing to work with! I’m gonna brag a bit with this one, I absolutely nailed this session. She was open to try any creative idea I threw her way and it totally shows with the final set of images. Big thanks to her mom, she was tagging along with us that day. I of course recruited her for a few images to help me with the lighting. I always have a way of finding an honorary assistant during portraits.