Can I let you in on a little secret? I kind of love winter. It’s not a statement you hear often, mostly up here in New England where the winters are particularly fierce, but there is just something about that season that is beautiful, cozy and intimate – and how can you not love that? Belle Ombre Photography packed all that winter beauty into a shoot that will make your heart sing with the help of Swank Floral Creations, A Cupcake A Day and J Paris Designs, and you can see it all here.
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From Belle Ombre Photography
…Ohioans are used to cold weather and snow but this winter has been the exception. With serious snowfall, record lows, and more calamity days than one can count on two hands. We were “chomping at the bit” to get out of hibernation and have a little fun. As you can imagine – winter tends to be a very slow season for weddings around these parts, so we pulled together some of our favorite vendors for a winter inspiration shoot that will satisfy any brides dream of a winter wonderland wedding. The timing for this shoot was everything, we needed fresh snow but also needed fresh flowers, a wedding cake, models, and everyone’s availability. It took careful planning but believe it or not, our opportunity came fast – one week later we were shooting. Our model (Kate) was a true warrior, it was 21 degrees with a wind-chill of 7, we couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with for this shoot. The session took place in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which spans several cities in Northeastern Ohio.
Photography: Belle Ombre Photography | Florist: Swank Floral Creations | Wedding Cake: A Cupcake A Day | Hair & Makeup: Beauty Therapy | Bridal Gown & Accessories: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Coat (fur): 4 Ladies & More Consignment Boutique | Furniture Restoration & Design: J Paris Designs | Invitations & Placeholders: Pink Tomato | Venue: Cuyahoga Valley National Park
We spent this morning at the beach with these two cuties and Jeremiah and Rachel Photography, albeit we didn’t have our toes in the sand with them, we felt as if we did. And because we loved it so much, we couldn’t resist sharing another pretty from these talented photogs, and ooh darlings, it’s a pret-ty one. A Bride in a blush dress, sparkle and shine in every corner, gorgeous rings, shoes and blooms galore… we’ll leave it at that and let the gallery speak for itself.
From the beautiful Bride…My wedding day was the happiest day of my life! I was all smiles & overwhelmed with all the love surrounding me. My best advice to other brides is to take it all in. The day flies by, so stop and soak it up when you can!
From Jeremiah and Rachel Photography…From our first interaction with Stephanie and Ian, we knew we loved them. Their wedding was filled with so much love from the two of them and their amazing friends and family. Stephanie is a girl after my own heart and I adored her touches of glam pink and sparkles throughout the day. I especially love weddings in early summer, when peonies are still in bloom! Nothing says romantic wedding like fluffy white and blush blooms. She told me on the day of that she knew pink was a popular wedding color, but she really tried to make their own, and I think they did just that! Stephanie had two wedding dresses made especially for her, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I still can’t tell you which one I loved more, but I LOVED being able to photograph such a gorgeous bride in two spectacular dresses! Her ceremony wedding dress was a dream, with layers and layers of tulle and magic, with her reception dress being a sexy, pink lace mermaid dress. Stephanie looked radiant all day with her cascading blonde hair and shimmery eyes. Everything about Stephanie and Ian’s day was wonderful and had their own unique touch to it, from the custom paper goods and the pink ombre wedding cake, to having Ian’s step-mom perform the ceremony.
Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Floral Design: Flowers On Orchard Lane | Wedding Dress: Cara Bridal | Wedding Dress: Jasmines Bridal Shop | Cake: The End Dessert Company | Ceremony Venue: Griggs Reservoir Boathouse | Brides Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Soiree | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff D'Zage 8056 | Catering: Carfagnas | DJ: Encore L'Amore Entertainment | Grooms Attire: JCPenny | Bracelet & Earrings: HelenaNoelleCouture On ETSY | Paper Goods: Alexandria Lindo On ETSY | Photobooth: Dan Buckley Photography | Rentals: Chavari Chairs From Lasting Impressions | Veil: Thelittlewhitedress On ETSY | Videography : Sway The Crowd Productions
Engagement sessions make my heart melt. I love to see a couple on the verge of their great adventure, and this shoot from J. Hannah Photography is such a fabulous example of why. No props are needed when there is a love like this, just two people totally in love, ready to take on the world. See even more here.
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From J. Hannah Photography…Please enjoy this beautiful, nature, engagement session with my clients Susan and Luke. Hocking Hills State Park is in the south-east portion of Ohio and has a ton of hiking trails and caves. Luke proposed to his high school sweetheart, Susan, around the most famous area, Old Man’s Cave. That particular area was roped off the day Luke proposed and the day of the session, but we were rebels and headed to that section anyways! We spent the day hiking around the beautiful park and capturing some great shots. My favorite photos are by the waterfall which we discovered by taking a trail we had not seen before. My favorite candid moment was when Luke helped Susan keep her balance as she walked on a stone barrier, so she didn’t have to walk through the mud.
Photography: J. Hannah Photography | Location: Hocking Hills State Park