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Sara & Greg's Garfield Park Engagement Session


Sara and I chatted on the phone earlier this year as she was starting her wedding planning. Her and Greg are getting married at The Renaissance in downtown Cleveland this September, but are currently living in NJ. So planning their wedding hasn't been very easy! We were able to get together the ONE weekend they were able to make it out to Ohio before their wedding, and I'm so thankful we did! We had decided on doing the engagement session at Garfield Park in Garfield Heights, Ohio. I had never been to this park but the photos I pulled up online were beautiful! The day of the session the weather was beautiful but there was a low chance of rain. Luck would have it, it was pouring here in Parma about an hour before their session. I called Sara to talk logistics, we could change the location and try going to downtown Cleveland for some indoor locations or maybe move the session to Sunday morning and do a sunrise session at the lake. (I was second shooting a wedding that Sunday so...morning would have been the only option!)

Sara was ALL for shooting in the rain and trying to find some dry spots. She had her heart set on shooting at that park and I wasn't about to say no! We met at Garfield Park and started at the awesome stone staircase near the fitness trail. It was easy to find and there was so much tree coverage we were actually NOT soaked for the first 10-15 minutes. We walked the trail a bit before heading to the stone bridge at a different part of the park. They changed into their second outfit and were ready to go!

You guys....that stone bridge is absolutely beautiful! There is a pond near by and a gorgeous tree. The rain was coming down gently and they decided to go without the umbrella. There was a soft mist coming up from the pond and it was MAGICAL!! Here are my favorites from the session:

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Brenda, with Me and the Moon Photography, specializes in wedding & personal branding photography in Cleveland, Ohio and surrounding areas.