Dustin + Rachel's Wedding | Cibréo Privato Cleveland

Dustin and Rachel's wedding was the best way to start off my 2017 busy season! Darren and I met this sweet couple last May and traveled to Cleveland for their engagement session. We immediately clicked and I knew that their wedding would be so much fun. These two tied the knot in their Catholic church in Brecksville surrounded by close family and friends. The entire day was emotional, intimate and full of love!

Rachel had contacted me days prior to her wedding worried about rain and I assured her that rain or shine, I would get those gorgeous natural light photos she always dreamed about! It rained ALL day but that did not stop us or the entire wedding party from having fun and embracing the weather! We grabbed the white umbrellas from my trunk (that I always take to weddings, just in case!) and had a blast in the rain outside of the Cleveland Art Museum. We also went inside to the atrium of the museum, which could not have been a more perfect indoor spot for photos! You would have never known that this spot was inside because the entire ceiling was made of glass! These are some of my favorite wedding party photos!

Dustin + Rachel's reception took place in downtown Cleveland at the cutest Italian restaurant, called Cibréo Privato. I am not even kidding, this was the best wedding food I have ever had! (And I have had a lot of amazing wedding food!) If you are in Cleveland, you need to try this place- yum! The toasts were all heartfelt and emotional, which is one of my favorite parts of a reception. This entire day was so fun and I absolutely love this #susiemariecouple! Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Freshwater!

Venue- Cibreo Cleveland | Florist- Lowe's Greenhouse | Bride's Gown- Bridal Shop: Galleria Gowns, Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero | Cake- The Cute Little Cake Shop | DJ- A Bride's DJ | Invitations- Minted

The Best of Engagements 2016

Another engagement season has wrapped up and it was a great one! With 24 weddings and 16 engagement sessions, it was a year full of Susie Marie couples! From rural country fields to the streets of downtown Columbus, we adventured all over during these sessions.

I loved getting to know each and every couple plus I had so much fun exploring all over with them. Scroll down and click right to view my top highlights from this 2016 engagement season!

Dustin + Rachel's Engagement Session

This past weekend was definitely a busy one! I photographed a wedding on Saturday, a bridal shower on Sunday morning and then traveled up to Cleveland for Dustin + Rachel's engagement session on Sunday evening! Darren and I loved meeting this sweet pair! They were my first 2017 couple to book me last year and we were so excited to finally hang out with them for the evening!

Rachel chose two perfect spots for their session. Voinovich Bicentennial  Park was gorgeous overlooking the water of Lake Erie on one side and the skyline of downtown Cleveland on the other. Their adorable pup Dallas even made an appearance for a few shots as well! East 4th Street in downtown Cleveland was another awesome location! This little street was full of cute restaurants, shops and lots of twinkly lights! This session was the perfect end to this busy weekend and I am looking forward to Dustin + Rachel's wedding next May!