We had originally planned to shoot Vanessa and Andrew’s engagement session in October but the weather just wasn’t cooperating. Luckily we scheduled for a beautiful day in November and everything worked out perfectly.
Downtown Cleveland is one of my favorite spots for an engagement session. I was born and raised in Cleveland and I love it! I spent a lot of time downtown as a kid so I’m really familiar with all of the best spots to do a photo session.
The only unfortunate part about the day we chose was the fact that there was a Brown’s game going on downtown…and it just so happened to end at the exact time we had planned to start the photo shoot.
As we were trying to get photos, huge groups of very drunk Browns fans were yelling things and causing all kinds of traffic disruptions. But I’m a wedding photographer; I’ve dealt with my fair share of drunk and yelling individuals.
We started out on E. 4th and got a few shots before making our way around and past public square. Unfortunately, they were in the process of setting up public square for Christmas so my typical shots locations in that particular area weren’t available to us.
We made a big loop and headed back to E.4th once we got some great golden hour shots. And it only made logical sense to end the session at the casino. Night shots on a rooftop are pretty amazing. I always recommend that my wedding clients give me at least 10 minutes on their wedding day to do a few night shots as well. They always end up being some of the very best shots of the day.
Vanessa and Andrew will be getting married in September next year and I can’t even wait!