My goal when doing wedding or engagement pictures at Stan Hywet is to be as unique as I can be. Stan Hywet is so iconic to Akron and all of the areas with the space have been photographed thousands of times. So, the challenge is to always create unique photos for my clients. Engagement Photos at Stan Hywet Reid and Michelle wanted Stan Hywet as the backdrop for their engagement pictures. We had to hit all of the popular areas with Stan Hywet in order to accomplish that. As I mentioned, within each of these areas, I really wanted to turn the spaces on their heads and create something that is new to me. Stan Hywet gardens always have beautiful light. I placed touches of flash here and there to enhance each space and achieve the composition that I had in my head. Great for Engagement Pictures From the start, Reid and Michelle were fantastic. Although, like everyone stepping in front of my camera for the first time, they were a little nervous, it didn't show. I think they looked completely comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. This will pay off big time on their wedding day, which I am very excited to document. They will be having their wedding ceremony at The Chapel in Akron and their wedding reception at Firestone, two of my favorite wedding spaces in Akron. Here are just a few of my favorites from their engagement pictures at Stan Hywet.