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Yesterday I met Nick and Salena for their photo session in Cleveland. They mentioned that they wanted their engagement pictures to reflect the autumn season, so we would want to do the pictures in a park. I couldn’t think of a better location than Wade Oval Park. Wade Oval quickly became my favorite location in Cleveland for pictures. It’s always beautiful. And for a photographer, one advantage is that it is different every time that I am there. Great light and different qualities of light is why I love it.
We started with some “family” pictures of Nick, Salena and their dog, Galavant. This dog was made for pictures. Only a puppy but very calm and listens to their owners (hat tip to Nick and Salena). After Galavant’s aunt picked him up we started their engagement pictures in earnest.
I always include engagement pictures with my wedding photography service. The engagement session allows me to get to know my clients better and allow them to get comfortable with me and with being in front of my camera. This is invaluable on the wedding day where I need them to look, feel and act natural in front of the camera. I’ve covered this many times but it can’t be stressed enough.
I am looking forward to Nick and Salena’s wedding and reception at Glenmoor Country Club next year. Here are a few of my favorites from the photo session in Cleveland.