Shelley and Jeff | Zoar Gardens Engagement Session | Canton, Ohio Wedding Photographer

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It's been a little while.

Let's be real. It's been a LONG while. The reasons I've been neglecting the blog are long and boring and have mostly to do with a certain clingy 2-year-old so I'll spare you the details.

But I'm back! Shelley and Jeffrey's wedding last weekend (sneak peek here) inspired me to share some favorites from their engagement session last year. Full of shenanigans and laughter (spoiler: just like their wedding day), it's sessions like this one that make me so grateful to know wonderful humans like these.

So keep scrolling for flowy-floral-dress-golden-sun-unbridled-joy-filled photos!


Morgan and Evan | Canton, Ohio Downtown and Lakeside Engagement Session

A gorgeous bride-to-be, a man in uniform, an adorable little boy, — these are the things engagement session dreams are made of.

Morgan and Evan's engagement session was effortless, fun and unique. We started out on a rooftop, adventured around downtown Canton, then made it to Sippo Lake Park just in time for the perfect sunset. Morgan, Evan and even little Ezra were complete naturals. You can feel so much chemistry, love and excitement radiating from these photos. Looking back on them to put this post together makes me so happy and excited to photograph their wedding this weekend.

Morgan and Evan — this is the week! I can't wait to see you Saturday!


Lauren and Brian | Canton, Ohio Engagement Session

You'll recognize these two from their wedding photos I shared late last summer on Facebook. But today I'm going to back up a minute and share their engagement session.

Lauren is the little-sister-of-my-best-friend-turned-actual-friend. I had SO much fun helping her plan her wedding, making invitations and just hanging out. And bonus: I got to photograph her and Brian's gorgeous faces.   

We had a beautiful and warm summer evening for their engagement session. We started in their backyard and snapped a few quick photos with their adorable dogs, Copper and Kyrie. Then we ventured over to Sippo Lake Park just in time to catch a beautiful glowy, golden sunset.

Their wedding was equally beautiful, but I'll save that for another day. For now, enjoy the first chapter in Lauren and Brian's wedding story.