Wedding photography is one of those catch 22 sort of things. You can’t really break into the business without experience, but people are (understandably) reluctant to hire a wedding photographer who has never shot a wedding before. The best way to get into the business (and to find out if you really want to commit yourself to wedding photography) is to shoot a wedding with an established photographer. I was lucky that my friend Lane of Lane Baldwin Photography in Cleveland invited me to come and get some experience by shooting Sarah and Jon’s lovely wedding at the Club at Hillbrook with her. In spite of the sore back and feet at the end of the day, I had a wonderful time and learned a lot. I’m so grateful for this experience with Lane and getting to shoot my first wedding with a couple as warm and friendly as Sarah and Jon, and I can’t wait for the opportunity to shoot more in the future!
Sarah had a hairpiece for the ceremony and another for the reception, as well as these silver shoes for the ceremony and a great red pair for the reception! Love brides who love shoes :)
These are Sarah’s great reception shoes – love the hearts on the soles!
I love how crafty Sarah is – she made all of the invitations herself and each was a little different.
She made the pinecone cake toppers as well, complete with little diamond ring and top hat!
There were about a million gorgeous locations around the venue for photos – and the weather was perfect!
Thank you, Sarah and Jon, for letting me come with Lane to be a part of your special day. Best wishes on the rest of your life together!
Ceremony & Reception: The Club at Hillbrook
Florist: Lowe’s Greenhouse
Makeup: Lindsay London
Cake: Just for You Bakery
Ceremony Musicians: Cleveland Institute of Music
Paper Goods: DIY
Bride’s Dress: Images Bridal
Groom’s Suit: JoS. A. Banks
Cake Topper: DIY
Primary Photographer: Lane Baldwin Photography