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John + Kate | Downtown Toledo Engagement Session

EngagementJessica Patton18 Comments

This was such a fun session! I love this couple. They are so genuine, creative, smart, driven and just cool! And I've just started to get to know them! John and Kate wanted to have pictures that were super candid and truly uniquely them. They LOVE coffee so we started in this adorable newish coffee shop in Downtown Toledo called Rustbelt Coffee. This place has such a cool vibe and the decor is amazing!!! I love how these shots just capture them hanging out and being themselves. It felt like I was basically their paparazzi while they were on the cutest date! ;) 

It started snowing while we were inside so we rushed out for the photo op! The ones of them in the parking lot behind the coffee shop turned into some of my faves. It's so fun to photograph in the snow! 

Lastly we headed on over to the Toledo Museum of Art. John and Kate love it there. They are even getting married there next year so it was extra special.  It started snowing again on our way in!!! This time it was like a blizzard. So amazing! Inside the museum It was fun to experiment with different lighting and things I don't normally get to try. They will be getting married in the room with the cool light expo!

Cannot wait for your big day John and Kate!!! 

Enjoy these faves. <3

Casey + RJ Part One | Middlegrounds Park | Downtown Toledo Engagement Session

EngagementJessica Patton27 Comments

I'm gong to go ahead and put this out there that this is one of our Top 5 favorite engagement sessions we've ever done. Casey and RJ were so fun and easy to photograph! Their chemistry, laughter, joy, perfect wardrobes ( I wanted to steal all of Casey's clothes), and the connection we've built so far together are a few of the things that made it so perfect. Can we talk about her dress from Anthropologie for a minute? K.

I have to give a huge shout out to Billie Jo of Beauty by Billie Jo who did Casey's makeup for this session! It looked flawless and photographed beautifully. We highly recommend her! We could also write a whole blog post on why you should get your makeup done for sessions! Someday. :) 

We went to two location and had three outfits therefore we decided to break this up into two blogs for your viewing pleasure. Also, there's just too many we want to share!

I met Casey and RJ downtown at Durty Bird on the most perfect fall afternoon for their engagement session. After a glass of wine and catching up on all things wedding planning, my wedding and new house we moved onto our first location. Casey wanted some photos by the water so we checked out the new park in downtown Toledo, Middlegrounds, which I highly recommend ! It's beautiful and I imagine will only be better next year as it grows. 

These two were up for anything! We climbed down rocks to get closer to the water and they danced their way through the park cuddling, laughing and giggling. Making my job so hard. ;) 

I hope you all enjoy these favorites from the first part of their session as much as we do! Stay tuned for Part Two!