I remember last summer when my mom had told me about her 50th high school reunion coming up that August, and I remember her telling me at the last minute that she wasn’t going to go. You see, my mom was a window, having lost my dad back in 2007. She didn’t want to go and feel like a 5th wheel. I encouraged her to go, told her she might even meet a nice man. She laughed! Well, thankfully she did go, and it was there that she met Rod. Here we are, not even a year later, and they are married!! I have not seen my mom so happy in years!

My mom didn’t think that at her age she would ever find love, not ever find someone to share the rest of her life with her. Goes to show that you can find love at any age! Look at the smile on her face!!

Brenda(yes, mom has a name LOL) and Rod had a beautiful wedding in May, surrounded by close friends and family. They had a beautiful church service in Madison Village, a small town in Northeast Ohio, and the same church I grew up in. My daughter, and my mom’s sister stood by her side. Rod’s best buddy stood by his. My son and nephew walked my grandma (mother of the bride, and their great-grandma) down the aisle, and my brother gave our mom away(that is when my tears started). I had the honor of capturing it all.

Go to the reunion, or the party, or whatever it is that you are afraid to go to alone. You never know what could happen, you may meet the love of your life!

Mr. & Mrs. Burger - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographe

Mr. & Mrs. Burger – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer


Church: Central Congregational Church

Reception: Quail Hollow Resort

Flowers: Daughter’s Florist

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography

Mr. & Mrs. Burger - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

My Mom Found Love at Her 50th High School Reunion – The Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer


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  1. Audrey says:

    Such a sweet love story!!!!

  2. I love looking back on this wedding. So happy for your mom

  3. Breanna says:

    What a great story! Your Mom (Brenda) ha, looks lovely, what beautiful memories you captured for her.

  4. So excited for your mom these pictures are gorgeous

  5. Oh my gosh, that is SO precious!! I love that you encouraged her to go… it makes me think of all the times we just talk ourselves out of doing things and we don’t know what we’re missing. Beautiful work and congratulations to your mom and Rod!!

  6. What a sweet story – I am so glad she went! Your mom is lucky to have a talented photographer for a daughter – you photographed her wedding day beautifully. Where are you based in Northern Ohio?

  7. elizabethweitz says:

    What a beautiful love story!! Gorgeous images!

  8. EJ says:

    This is so sweet, I’m happy for you Mom! Great work!

  9. Amber says:

    congrats to mom!!! Love exists at any age

  10. Lindsey says:

    I love that you shared their story about never being too old to find your soulmate. They could be made into a Nicholas Spark novel!

  11. Raina says:

    You’re mom’s story is just the sweetest!! Gives me all the feels!

  12. jan@super.sk says:

    How awesome is this story! And you did so amazing job capturing it!

  13. Marie Sales says:

    I love their love story! Their Northeast Ohio wedding was so beautiful, so awesome for you to photograph their wedding too! And you’re so right, don’t miss get togethers because you never know what story you may have from it!

  14. Shauna says:

    Stopppppp this is seriously the best love story ever.

  15. Sarah says:

    Oh wow! Now I see why you are the best northeast Ohio wedding photographer. These are incredible, I over the way you captured them !

  16. Laura Smith says:

    Oh my word, this is the sweetest story I’ve read in a long time! Sending a huge congratulations to your mom and Rod! Your mom is so lucky that you are such a talented Northeast Ohio wedding photographer and were there to capture their day so beautifully!

  17. Ashton says:

    What a true honor to capture your mom’s wedding day! I love how they met!

  18. What a beautiful love story and she was so lucky to have such an awesome Ohio Wedding Photographer on her special day!!

  19. What a beautiful love story and she was so lucky to have such an awesome Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer on her special day!!

  20. Christie says:

    What a sweet love story for this Northeast Ohio couple!! You must have really loved being their Wedding Photographer!

  21. How special for you to be the photographer at this Northeast Ohio wedding!

  22. This literally just made me sooooo happy! I just love the story here and such a lovey wedding album from a talented Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer!

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