Memorial Day Couples Session | Couples Photographer | Patrick + Carrie

Couples Session

June 18, 2021

What a night! The Land certainly did not disappoint with this stunning evening on the shores of Lake Erie. Celebrating Patrick and Carrie’s engagement deserved a perfect scene, and that’s exactly what they got. These two couldn’t take a bad picture during this couples photography session. (It helped that they spent a lot of time laughing at each other!) Even some passing boaters joined in the celebration as the festive Memorial Day atmosphere reigned.

Downtown Cleveland Couples Photography Session

Coming from across the country for the holiday weekend, it made perfect sense to celebrate with my baby brother downtown! He and his beautiful bride-to-be were so in the moment all evening, soaking up the sunset off of the lake in style. Voinovich Park had all the angles we wanted, with skyline shots and open water just yards apart. There was even the bonus of a touristy script “Cleveland” sign for some hometown behind the scenes photos! As the sun got lower in the sky, the glow off the water was an amazing complement to the light and airy blue of Carrie’s dress. I couldn’t get enough shots of her and her flawless ring in that light!

To get our Chicago couple some more urban shots, we moved up to the Cleveland Mall and East 4th Street. Despite the holiday weekend, it was quiet enough to get some awesome portraits in spots that are usually super busy! I can’t get over how perfect the lights strung across the streets were. The soft blurry background lights made every look we tried a winner. Patrick even nailed the middle-of-the-street dip!

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from their session. Please reach out if you’re looking for an Albuquerque couples photography session, or any kind of portrait session. This location was in Ohio (hometown reunion tour!), but there are tons of urban or natural locations in the 505!


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