I have know Liz & Matt for a lot of years, having worked together long before they were even a couple. We all met while working at the Redhawk Grille, and still work together. Matt was even featured in The News Herald when they wrote an article about the Redhawk Grille. I had the pleasure of watching these two fall in love, from the first beer after work, through the sunflower field proposal, and now while they plan their wedding. I could not be more honored and excited to be their wedding photographer!

Engagement Session - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Liz & Matt’s Northeast Ohio Engagement Session – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer





We had been planning their engagement session for months. Liz did an incredible job choosing and coordinating their outfits! We met at South River Vineyard for the first half of their session, Liz’s mom even bringing their fur baby Benji. Because, what’s an engagement session without your doggie?! South River Vineyard is a beautiful Northeast Ohio winery, with acres of sprawling vineyards, the premises even being remodeled from an old church. An amazing spot for year round events, family get togethers, dates, and even photo opportunities…and of course, delicious wine.






After exploring the winery, we ventured a few miles north to Geneva on the Lake, and just in time for sunset. Lake Erie rarely disappoints with a beautiful sunset. Can you tell it was only 32 degrees along the Lake? You wouldn’t know it by all that gorgeous warm sunset light! I love shooting in Geneva on the Lake, especially during the off season when we have the streets to ourselves. There are so many amazing photo opportunities, from the Lake, to the ferris wheel at Old Firehouse Winery (even when the seats are missing), to the famous Eddie’s Grill (best burgers and fries in Geneva on the Lake), and all of the colorful spots in between. Liz & Matt complimented it all.





Liz & Matt’s wedding is October 21, 2018 at The Grand Barn at the Mohicans . I am so excited about this venue, it will suite their woodsy wedding theme just perfectly. I love working along side Liz at Redhawk Grille , and being able to hear all the planning and details along the way is so much fun, just this week I learned of their wedding hashtag #LaydenInLove. I know their wedding is going to one of my favorites this year, and I can’t wait to see these two tie the knot!!

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  1. They killed their session! I love the location and the story behind their love.

  2. ash10k says:

    I love that you already knew them so well before you worked together. It shows that all THREE of you have a chemistry from these photos, and again… I’m digging these locations!

  3. Wow, I love the great variety of images you captured!

  4. Sarah JOHNSON says:

    Love these Lindsay. One of the cutest wineries in Ohio.

  5. Emily says:

    Gorgeous session. Love the pull backs!

  6. ivorydoorstudio says:

    Such a beautiful Ohio engagement session! How cute are their mugs!

  7. Tricia Ann Welch says:

    Lindsay, I honestly have to say…. I am having a really hard time choosing favorites from this season! Each one is better than the last!

  8. sarah Funk says:

    the shots in the vineyard, the fur baby, the matching mugs… Im swooning over here. You did such a fantastic job on these!

  9. Jessica Hunt says:

    They are going to have SUCH a beautiful wedding day!!

  10. Raina says:

    Beautiful church!! Will they be getting married there? I love that they included those “L” mugs for their new shared last name!

  11. Jennifer Mills Blume says:

    What a beautiful winery, I didn’t know that Northeast Ohio produced wine! How amazing that you knew the couple before becoming their Wedding Photographer, definitely will make for incredible photos on their wedding day!

  12. Kara says:

    Oh! You are in Northeast Ohio! Beautiful area! I’m loving these pre wedding photos. They are just gorgeous! Good photographer work. 🙂

  13. what an incredible engagement session! I can’t wait to see this lovely couple’s epic day! I love all the locations and activities that you chose for them! I hope that Northeast Ohio is starting to warm up a little bit for you!

  14. I love working with couples I know really well! It’s always such a fun time. You captured their engagement session beautifully. You can tell they are comfortable with you as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer!

  15. Rachel says:

    Everything about this session is perfect! Love their outfits, the locations, the pupper! <3

  16. Jessica says:

    Such a beautiful session! I love that long sleeve shirt she is wearing! And… it’s always my favorite when couples bring along their dog!

  17. Shauna D MacDonald says:

    loveeeee the cocoa ones! so different.

  18. Jan says:

    Beautiful e-session. And I love how you was able incorporate the dog into the session too!

  19. They must be so glad they chose you as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer because these are GORGEOUS! I love how much variety you gave them and that they were able to include their pup!

  20. Liz Cleland says:

    I love the country vibe in these photos. Also the photos you shot in golden hour are AMAZING!!

  21. Meghan says:

    Great variety of locations in this session! I’m loving the pop of red and the golden hour shots! Awesome job!

  22. christie says:

    What a gorgeous Northeast Ohio couple!! You must love being their photographer and can’t wait for their wedding!

  23. This is a sweet engagement you captured as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer!

  24. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to see their Northeast Ohio Wedding pictures by the best Photographer in town.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    What a gorgeous and unique set of engagement photos! I loved the little chapel! You are clearly an amazing northeast Ohio wedding photographer! Can’t wait to see the pics from their wedding!

  26. sarah Funk says:

    This session is beautiful! I love their outfits and the pretty golden light!!!! You are the best northeast ohio wedding and portrait photographer!

  27. Hanna says:

    Wow Northeast Ohio has so many beautiful locations for Engagement Sessions and Weddings. I feel like you were really able to photograph so much variety for this beautiful couple. I love the Ferris wheel photos and the bright red color pops are stunning! Congrats to the beautiful couple!

  28. Daisy H. says:

    Those are great locations! They’re so happy and very lucky to have you as their Northeast Ohio photographer for their wedding! Beautiful couple!

  29. Jamie says:

    Congratulations to your co-workers! Being friends makes it all the more special, many excited hours of chatting and planning ahead! Best wishes to them, and Northeast Ohio is lucky to have you!

  30. bethleungphotography says:

    Glad to know you’re in Northeast Ohio! I’m not too far in Chicago 🙂

    That’s such a gorgeous session! Your co-worker’s ring is amazing <3

  31. Tyger Alexis says:

    I love engagement shoots! This couple is so sweet and you did such a gorgeous job of capturing their playful love for one another. That chapel though! I love the shots of them on the beach!!! Stunning work!

  32. christie says:

    What a fun Northeast Ohio engagement shoot! Will you also be their Wedding Photographer when they get married?

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