Some of you already know, I grew up in a restaurant. My father, Hany, opened a restaurant 6 months before I was born. We’ve always joked (and sometimes cried) about the restaurant being my big brother. Definitely an interesting experience. I believe it’s where I learned to be a people person and got comfortable around strangers. When I was really little, I used to sit in a booth and color pictures for customers. My dad had a cup near the register that said “Rachel’s college fund” (see photo below). It’s where I had my social interactions, saved money to buy my first camera, travel the world and had many chances to see first hand the blessings and the curses of running your own small business. In the past years, Nazareth Restaurant & Deli has moved from Cleveland & 161 to Hamilton Rd. You’ll have to go and try it out, tell them I sent youAnd if someone comes to your table with a baseball bat asking how the food tastes, that’s my dad and I’m not sorry!
Chalita is a photographer in the Netherlands. During my last trip to Amsterdam, she contacted me asking about meeting up. When I did a bit of facebook stalking and saw how lovely she is (and her boyfriend, Matthijs) I recommended we also do a little photoshoot during our meet up. It was one of the windiest days ever, we couldn’t really do anything outside. We started in the library and then (after getting kicked out) we decided to get permission and then shoot at the conservatory next door! It was super great to get to know these two, they have hearts of gold and gave me the sweetest homemade thank you gifts. I hope to meet them again. Check out Chalita’s photography website!
This is one of my favorite weddings ever. The wedding took place outside of the bride’s family’s home, in Sunbury, Ohio. I loved the details, the bottles the family turned into candle holders, the bar built by her dad…. so many special little details. Brian (more often known as Cuddles) and Emily have such genuine and passionate hearts for life and each other. They use their words beautifully and it was such a celebration of two becoming one. Definitely watch the VIDEO at the bottom of this post!View full post »
Okay, these two are really awesome and I’m really looking forward to getting to know them better. Sara and I met a couple of years ago, during a photoshoot with some dancers (she’s a dancer!). Not only is she a wonderful dancer, she’s also a photographer! We emailed around the time of both of our engagements and realized that we were both planning relatively offbeat, low key, low budget weddings and decided that we would do a little trading! So I’m excited to announce that Sara Long Photography will be photographing Adam and my wedding and we’ll be shooting Sara and Ryan’s wedding, coming up in less than 2 weeks! We’re so excited to be working with them and getting to know them more and more along the way!
This wedding was amazing! On the beautiful land in Sunbury, where the bride’s parents live. It was full of the handiwork of the family, so beautiful. The groom’s sweet emotion and expression during the first look had me in tears! Stay tuned for the longer version!
The beautiful song comes from Jane Marczewski.