Date Night at the Market
I met Dave a few years ago while we were both working at American Eagle. After college, I parted ways with the company but he and I stayed Facebook friends and when I saw that he and Kristin had gotten engaged, I was so happy for them! Dave is such a great guy, I knew that Kristin had to be a really awesome person. To say I was excited when she reached out about photographing their wedding is an understatement!
When we started to plan their engagement session, they asked for suggestions on a more unique location for their photos. I sent over a list of ideas and they picked two of my favorite suggestions: the North Market and a parking garage. I had not photographed at either location before and I was so excited to do it for the first time with Kristin and Dave! I always do everything I can to make the experience for my couples special and unique and ensuring my couples have a blast at their engagement session is key to that experience. Oh, and it goes without saying that the North Market is one of my most favorite places in the entire city.
We met at the Market on a Sunday afternoon and spent our time catching up and eating delicious tacos and ice cream! Once we finished up at the Market, we walked around the area for a bit and found so many cool spots. Honestly, one of my favorite parts about shooting downtown is getting to explore the city with my couples. Not only does it make the experience more fun and unique, it also gives us the chance to find new areas to explore together. It makes the experience (and locations) unique to them!
From the Market, we walked all the way down Vine Street, to Neil Ave, and then to Goodale Park. When we finished there, we walked back to the Arena District and to the parking garage Dave & Kristin had parked in. We drove all the way to the rooftop and finished off our shoot watching the sun set over the city. I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend an evening than that!
Dave and Kristin are going to be married in May 2019 at a beautiful venue in Cleveland and they’re so excited for their day! I loved getting to chat with them about their wedding plans and learning more about Kristin. By the end of the session, it felt like we had been friends for years already! If their wedding day is going to be anything like their engagement session, I know it’s going to be an amazing day! Until then, I’m just going to obsess over their engagement photos – hope you enjoy 🙂