Rafael and Brandy decided on summer engagement pictures in Wade Oval Park. Wade Oval is connected to the Cleveland Museum of Art and is near Severance Hall, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History among other great spaces in Cleveland.
Bridal Shower Day
They decided on this day because it was the same day as Brandy’s bridal shower. She was getting styled for the day so it made perfect sense. We wouldn’t have much time so we needed to choose an outdoor location that was convenient for them. Wade Oval Park was perfect.
Cloudy Day Engagement Pictures
It was a cloudy day. It poured rain the day before so everything was shiny (I love shiny). There was just enough sun for us to get great light to contrast the thick clouds. Rafael and Brandy had a couple of props that they wanted to incorporate into their engagement pictures. The shots with the props inspired other compositions that I wouldn’t have thought of without them, so I was pleasantly surprised.
COVID-19 has affected their wedding plans this year as it has with everyone that was planning a wedding in 2020. They had to move their wedding and reception out of the Cleveland area. Their new venue is one of my favorites in Northeast Ohio. I am very much looking forward to their wedding and reception at Glenmoor Country Club this October.
Here are just a few favorites from the summer engagement pictures in Wade Oval.