From the moment that I met Nicole and Lawrence for their engagement session, I knew they would be one of my most favorite couples to work with. They have the most beautiful chemistry together. They are laid back, relaxed, sweet, funny, and not much posing needed as they just work so well together. We did their engagement session at two small Northeast Ohio parks, one called Arcola Creek Estuary, and the other Hogback Ridge, both located in my hometown of Madison, Ohio. Exploring those parks together, it did not take long for me to realize what a dream they would be to work with on their wedding day!

Nicole and Lawrence tied the knot at Happy Days Lodge, which is located inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a gorgeous and rustic venue in Northeast Ohio. It was so nice to be able to have their ceremony inside the same building as their reception, but you almost felt like you were outside with the openness of the room. But, before all of the festivities began, Nicole and Lawrence did the cutest first look I have ever seen! Why do I love a first look? We were able to get all of their family and bridal party photos done, so as soon as their ceremony was over, they went right in to cocktail hour and the reception. Easy peasy! The reception room was gorgeous!! Strung lights for just the right ambiance, and the decor that the brides mother made was perfect for the setting. Did I mention that the brides mom also made all of the bouquets AND the cutest cake topper ever?! To go along with the rustic charm, Old Carolina BBQ Co catered the food, and it AMAZING! Once the party got started, the dance floor was packed all night thanks to Brooks Music, who even got on stage and taught the crowd how to “Dougy!” It was truly an amazing wedding day in Northeast Ohio!!

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Mr. & Mrs. Repko - Happy Days Lodge - Lindsay Dawn Photography

Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Mr. & Mrs. Repko – Happy Days Lodge – Lindsay Dawn Photography


Lindsay Dawn Photography


Mr. & Mrs. Repko - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer -Happy Days Lodge

Nicole & Lawrence – Happy Days Lodge Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer


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  1. Audrey says:

    Their first look was PRICELESS!!!!!

  2. Kathy says:

    Everything looked gorgeous and fun!

  3. Yeah, your big group images are awesome!!! Always love seeing them! Great wedding

  4. Chanelle says:

    I’ve never been to Ohio – or anywhere in America for that matter of fact, but this looks like an awesome location and you did a great job photographing their wedding ☺️

  5. Ashton Kelley says:

    Oh my goodness I love all these rustic details, but their first look was extraordinary! <3

  6. Congratulations, Lawrence and Nicole! Your Northeast Ohio Wedding is absolutely beautiful and you choose an amazing photographer! The rustic feel, genuine connection between you all, and joy that was capture is just beautiful!

  7. Congrats to the newlyweds! Lindsey, you did a great job as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer. I love your group shot of everyone! So fun!

  8. Daisy H. says:

    Oh my what a gorgeous wedding! I love her dress and all those detail shots! I probably would have cried at their First Look. I’ll definitely recommend you for a Northeast Ohio wedding photographer!

  9. Cindy Jones says:

    Everything looks perfect! I wish them the best.

  10. Vanessa Hicks says:

    Seriously, this wedding is gorgeous! I love the rustic details of the day, and her dress is absolutely stunning!

  11. Raina says:

    Loving those fairy lights and this woodsy theme! Beautiful wedding!!

  12. Mercedes says:

    I love that location for their first look! It’s perfect framing for them. I love that last group photo of everyone. It’s brilliant!!!

  13. Natalie says:

    Love that cake topper! All of their food looks amazing!

  14. Kate Lynn says:

    The jenga pieces are such a nice touch for the memories!

  15. Kara says:

    What a beautiful Northeast Ohio wedding venue! I’m more familiar with the Appalachian parts of Ohio and didn’t realize that the northeast was beautiful as well. The train on her dress is just gorgeous.

  16. Tricia says:

    What a beautiful wedding. You captured their day perfectly!

  17. says:

    I love this one! Beautiful location, gorgeous couple and you did an awesome job!

  18. april says:

    Oh my goodness, I love everything about this wedding! So many details and wonderful moments captured! That last group picture is AmaZing!!

  19. criggs007 says:

    I love all of the details you captured of this Northeast Ohio Wedding! What a fun job it must be to be a wedding Photographer !

  20. What a beautiful Northeast Ohio Wedding!!! They are so lucky to have such an amazing photographer!!!

  21. I’m loving this Northeast Ohio Wedding venue! Looks like you enjoyed it as their Photographer as well!

  22. Christie says:

    This Northeast Ohio wedding looks gorgeous!! Congrats to the beautiful couple- how lucky they were to have you as their photographer!

  23. Lindsey says:

    You captured their details beautifulluly as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer!

  24. Lindsey says:

    You captured their details beautifully as their Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer!

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