"You Truly Bring out the best in each other"
On the morning of Saturday, October 2nd, EP drove out to Medina and Brunswick to capture memories for Jen and Josue while they prepared to walk down the aisle. The energy in both locations was electric--you could feel the excitement in the air not only from bride and groom but from the people closest to them that they asked to stand by their side for their big day.
Jen and her ladies got ready at her Maid of Honor's home, enjoying champagne and light breakfast snacks while getting their hair done by Janell from Hair Classics and Makeup by Dolled by Tan. Meanwhile, Josue and the boys put on their suits and bouts at Jen and Josue's home while enjoying soccer match on television, cracking open some bud lights and playing a few games of pool--It soon became time for the final details before heading off to the chapel.
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
The ceremony took place at St. Francis Xavier church in Medina, Ohio. From the alter decorated with flanking floral arrangements from Melinda's Precious Petals and gold bows accenting the pews to the shimmering light making it's way in through the stained glass murals in the church, the scene was set and ready for a beautiful mass leading into their nuptials.
After saying there vows and being reintroduced as man and wife, Jen and Josue captured their family portraits at the church, then hopped onto their party bus through Rockstar Limousine, with their bridal party to have portraits taken down the street at Medina Square before meeting the rest of their guests at Caros Party Center for the reception.
When it comes to the way that our team captures weddings, it's a combination of posed portraiture and capturing candid moments. Our team prides ourselves on capturing genuine reactions from anyone on the other end of our lens. From the moment on finger presses the shutter, we're having conversations with you, we're engaging you, we're directing you and sometimes we're just being down right goofballs just to ensure that we're capturing some of the most authentic moments we can on your wedding day.
If we had to label our style, it would fall in the realm of traditional and artistic photography.
"Aireonna masterfully captures peak moments of expression through poses and eye contact that carry an immense amount of storytelling potential. Paired with her compositional skills and love for both vibrant and subdued color palettes, she is one of those Cleveland event photographers whose style is ideal for just about any gathering."
"When you're lucky enough to meet your person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can't get better than that."
Caros Party Center in Brunswick, Ohio is a unique venue that sits at the edge of a breathtaking four-acre private lake and 120-wooded acres with plenty of opportunities for photo opts. After arriving to the venue and mingling with guests, we snuck Jen and Josue out to capture some intimate moments of just the two of them.
I've always found it to be so important as an event planner and a photographer that at some point during the reception the bride and groom deserve a moment alone, just so that they can full embrace the new journey that they've started. While your wedding day is all about the two of you, sometimes it's easy to get caught up and saying hi to all of your guests that you don't get enough time for just the two of you.
After dinner service, cake cutting, special dances and toasts, the dance floor opened and DJ Christian Dela Vega kept the crowd moving the entire night long. After all was said and done, one simple yet beautiful phrase from the Maid of Honor's speech stuck with us throughout, "you truly bring out the best in each other"--there are no words could describe this couple better!
It all starts with that first consultation. After you've inquired about our services we send you a link to our packages to review and schedule a meeting before we even venture down the path of contracts and invoicing, so that we can learn more about you, what you're looking for and help you determine which of our packages would work best from you.
Based on the type of package you choose, we offer anywhere between 1-3 detail meetings throughout the wedding planning process so that we can develop a plan together.
During our consultations, we like to take both partners out for drinks or coffee on us so that we can get to know you and so that you can get to know us! We want you to be able to be your most authentic self on your wedding day and that means being comfortable with the people that are going to capture intimate details on one of the biggest days of your life!
Create Timeline + Location Scouting
During our consultations, we start by learning the details of your wedding day so that we can create a timeline that you are able to share with the rest of your vendors so everyone is on the same page the day of.
From there, we set a date to visiting your venue to scout out ideal locations both on-site and in the vicinity of your venue to create the perfect shot list.
With Aireonna's background in event planning we are also able to assist you with booking additional vendors and problem solving any linger details about your celebration!
After you've decided to bring on EP and we have our first consultation, we send you a homework assignment!
In order to ensure that your timeline flows seamlessly, it's imperative that you fill out your family group list and let those individuals know in advance that they are requested for group photos.
During the day of, our team takes the extra steps to make sure that the appropriate parties are in the loop to ensure we stay on track.
Whether that be letting the officiant know in advance to reminder all family members to stay seated for family portraits or going to find Uncle Bob who thought he had enough time to run to cocktail hour for a beer before his photo.
Our wedding packages
When it comes to wedding and engagement photography EP is a fond believer in developing relationships with our clients so that you are able to be your most authentic selves when it comes to capturing some of the most intimate moments of your life.
We offer free in-person and/or virtual consultations throughout the wedding planning process so that we can develop a plan together in order to produce the images YOU desire rather than trying to fill out our portfolio by coming up with the best game plan for your photo schedule and creating a timeline of the day.
From assisting you with finding vendors, scouting out locations for your engagement and wedding photos to visiting your venue and meeting with your coordinator prior to your big day we work with you every step of the way to make sure your day is as stress-free as possible!
With 4 packages to choose from at affordable pricing and payment plans, all of our photography packages include a second photographer to ensure not a single moment is missed at no additional cost.
All wedding packages must be booked at least 9 months in advance (with a minimum of 6 months at an additional rate)
BONUS receive a 10% discount off engagement portraits when you book us for both engagement and wedding photography services!
Send us an email today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our packages and set up a consultation today!
Sweet + Simple
The Extraordinary Wedding
The Dream Team
Ceremony: St. Francis Xavier
Reception: Caros Party Center
Photography: Extraordinaire Photos
Videography: Samantha Marie Videography
DJ: Christian Dela Vega
Florals: Melinda's Precious Petals
Makeup: Dolled by Tan
Hair: Hair Classics
Bridal Dress: KR Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Party Bus: Rockstar Limousine