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Old Stone Church & Windows on the River Wedding – Jordan + Anthony

Jordan and Anthony showed some Cleveland pride by holding their ceremony and reception downtown. They said their "I Do's" at Old Stone Church on Public Square. Afterwards the bridal party traveled around the city hitting all the hot photo spots! The celebration with friends and family continued at Windows on the River on the West Bank of The Flats and home to the Cleveland Aquarium. Guests danced the night away! Congratulations Jordan and Anthony! Wedding Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Dress: Global Bridal Wedding Planner: Leslie Conwell Ceremony Venue: Old Stone Church Reception Venue: Windows on the River Transportation: A1 Mr. Limo Cake: Wildflower Bakery Entertainment: Ryan Prater

Metropolitan at the 9 Wedding – Shalonda + Jeff

Meet happy couple Shalonda & Jeff who were married on September 12, 2015 “I Do’s” were exchanged in one of the gorgeous ballrooms at the Metropolitan at the 9. The bride and groom then headed to the rooftop for a few quick pictures in between the raindrops. Afterwards is off with their bridal party for some fun shots around town. They made stops at North Coast Harbor, Tower City, Playhouse Square before heading inside the gorgeous new Heinens that was once the Cleveland Trust Company. Before the party got started we stopped at The Vault for a few final shots. Friends and family dined and danced to music provided by Billy J Entertainment. A wonderful time was had by all. Congratulations Shalonda & Jeff! Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Ceremony Venue: Metropolitan at the 9 Reception Venue: Metropolitan at the 9 Florist: Duffy's Dress: Fyodor Atelier Cake: Patisserie 42 Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo Entertainment: Billy J Entertainment

Family Session – The Sirochman’s

We've had the honor of photographing John & Cartha's family for the last several years and this year the family was dressed casual in white and khaki.  It's a pleasure to photograph a family throughout the years as children grow up and welcome new additions of their own.

Old Stone Church & Wyndham Hotel Wedding – Colleen + Kevin

Meet happy couple Colleen and Kevin who were married on May 23, 2015 “I Do’s” were exchanged at the historic Old Stone Church on Public Square. The bridal party then headed to North Coast Harbor for some fun portraits before heading to the Wyndham Hotel to party. They ended the evening with a few night portraits under the theater districts 20-foot-tall, 8,000-pound GE chandelier at Playhouse Square. Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Ceremony Venue: Old Stone Church Reception Venue: Wyndham Hotel Florist: Molly Taylor Dress: Perfect Bride Cake: Wild Flour Bakery Transportation: Northwest Limo Entertainment: Selective Sound

Naomi – 10 Months Old

Naomi got two new teeth so she stopped in today to show them off! How cute is she?

St. Albert the Great & Pazzo’s Wedding – Rachael + Brian

Adorable couple Rachael and Brian who recently did an fun country/equine style engagement session were married this past weekend. Rachael and the girls chose to get dressed and do preparation pictures at our studio where the country theme continued with cowboy boots for all the girls. After a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Albert the Great the full bridal party returned to the studio for some fun wedding portraits then they headed downtown to the West Bank of The Flats for a few fun pictures under one of the many old railroad bridges. The bride & groom's country style carried through to the reception at Pazzo's Grand Ballroom where tables were decorated with mason jar glasses and sunflowers that Rachael's Grandmother grew. After dinner, Rachael & Brian danced to "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton for their first dance. Guests took fun group shots complete with big hats and sunglasses and Si Robertson even made a guest appearance! ;) Great party! Congratulations Rachael & Brian! Dress: David's Bridal Ceremony: St. Albert the Great Reception: Pazzo's Grand Ballroom Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Cake: MichaelAngelo's Transportation: Mr. A-1 Limo Entertainment: Marino Brothers

St. Paul Croatian Church & American-Croatian Lodge Wedding: Kristina + Michael

Native Clevelanders Kristina and Michael currently reside in Tampa Florida but came back home to tie the knot. Kristina's got ready for the big day at a relatives home, where she donned a beautiful lace dress and rhinestone encrusted heels that she did herself! St. Paul Croatian Church in Cleveland was filled with family and friends as the couple said their "I Do's." Afterwards the bridal party traveled back to our photography studio for some fun wedding day portraits, complete with an ode to our newest Cleveland Browns player Johnny (Football) Manziel! Everyone then continued celebrating the happy occasion at the American-Croatian Lodge with a few teary-eyed toasts, lots of great food and fabulous music. Congratulations Kristina and Michael! Many thanks to the amazing creative team who made this wedding possible: St. Paul Croatian Church American-Croatian Lodge Video Memory Aqua Limo Fun In The Oven Vesna Derezic Jon's Bridal - Tampa Florida

A quick history lesson on wedding cake!

Did you know......the wedding cake is a tradition that dates back to the Roman Empire?   A loaf of bread that the groom broke over the bride’s head as a symbol of his dominance in the marriage.  The color of the cake was typically white to symbolize purity. The joint task of the bride and groom cutting the cake was meant to symbolize their first joint task in married life. The gesture of feeding cake to one another was a symbol of the commitment the bride and groom are making. In medieval England, the bride and groom would pile sweet rolls between themselves and would attempt to kiss over said pile without knocking them all down.  It is said that this was witnessed by a French pastry chef who returned to his country and created what is today’s classic French wedding cake—the magnificent croquembouche. During the mid-17th century to the beginning of the 19th century, the “bride's pie” was served at most weddings. Guests were expected to have a piece out of politeness, it was considered very rude and bad luck not to eat the bride’s pie. One of the traditions of bride’s pie was to place a glass ring in the middle of the dessert and the maiden who found it would be the next to marry, similar to todays tradition of catching the bouquet. Over the centuries the wedding cake has evolved into a multi-tiered extravaganza which is often centered on the dance floor as a focal point at the reception.  The multi-tiered wedding cake was originally reserved for English royalty.  Today's wedding cakes are often covered with rolled fondant.  However, it has only become popular over the last decade with exposure from cake challenges on the television networks. The [...]

Joslyn Turns Three!

This little cutie came in for her official three year portraits. We had some fun outside and then came in so she could dance around in her Peppa Pig tutu. She was so excited to be three and get to eat cake and ice cream and open presents. Who wouldn't be? Check out some pictures from her session.