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You’ve probably heard it before many times that if someone would have told them that they were going to marry each other 5 years ago it would have seemed crazy. But somehow things change and now they can’t even imagine life without the other.

It’s exactly like that for Ashley and Matt. With Ashley, we got to watch her growing up. She’s beautiful, independent, so much fun and yet sincere. You can always have a great conversation with her and she is always about helping people. As we said, she was always independent and fun so if there was going to be a guy in her life he would have to be pretty special. No, not just ordinary, but truly fun and special. Because Ashley is Lee’s cousin we could tell this relationship was different that first Christmas we met Matt. Yes, she definitely had such an excitement and such a connection with him. He made her laugh even more and smile and he was such a great guy for her. They told us that their life together consists of laughing all the time and we could really see it when we were out together even on their engagement shoot. They are very different and yet have so many similarities. There’s always those little things that are special between couples and for Matt and Ashley, he is such a big blue jay fan and now Ashley has joined the band wagon and together they just love going to games. He’s perfect for her and she brings out the very best in him.
Their engagement was pretty special too as Matt prepared a picnic all by himself last summer on August 19 and after canoeing to their favorite spot he asked her the question.

Congratulations and love you Ashley and Matt and can’t wait till June 1st. It’s going to be an awesome day!

Remember Ben Stein, the teacher from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Add about 30 years and a giant gray beard. Then spend 3 days locked in a class on rubber rheology with nothing but a droaning voice and your fellow Goodyear rubber geeks.
Bret noticed a cute girl in the class. She was reading a book. He would later learn this was a sign of things to come. Vanessa wanted this boy to go away. She was reading Twilight a cheesy vampire romance. Bret was relentless in his pursuit. At the end of the day, Vanessa asked Bret if he would go out for drinks with the few out of towner’s who weren’t socially inept. The next few days included a short hike at the falls and a fantastic dinner at the classy Piatto Novo in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Vanessa thought ,”This guy has class.” Bret liked only having to pay for 1/2 of the date!

So began the courtship of Bret and Vanessa.

What an incredible couple that just love to have fun together and laugh and be themselves. Thanks guys for a really fun time out in the snow with you and we can’t wait for your wedding this summer!

Gorgeous couples in love! We’re so lucky to do this. Cinema, video, or photos, capturing real emotions and real stories of real life and real couples.
When we talk with couples in our office they have us laughing and often in tears too as we hear their stories of how they met. Not two the same, everyone is different and sometimes people grow up miles and miles away from each other and some live right down the street all their lives and never meet until….just the right timing in their lives.
Growing up a long country road away from each other….that’s all…just a long road, but a short distance. She had heard of him and he probably of her, but it wasn’t until they officially met last Spring and it seemed like they had known each other forever. Then the proposal, take a look on youtube and we’ve managed to catch a few shots here and there of Keri and Dan since then and here are a few more. We only had a couple minutes last weekend but they braved the cold and snow to have a few fun shots.
We’re extra blessed because Keri and Dan are family.

A few frames of the frosty morning from the Sony NEX 7 with Canon 24mm 1.4 now a 16.8mm 1.0
I also went out to test the new Metabones Speedbooster with the Sony NEX 7 and some of my Canon glass. First up in the video was the 70-200 2.8 IS All shot wide open, which with the Metabones Speedbooster makes it a 2.0 lens. All footage is straight from camera no grading.

I will be shooting more over the next few days and will be adding more to this blog post. Stay tuned!

I also took a quick flight out over the trees with one of my remote control helicopters! More on those soon too!

Shakespeare said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
How awesome to say that 9 girls, several that have known each other since they were babies…can still now in their twenties still walk with each other in a special friendship.
These girls are all special to each other in so many different ways and so doing a photo shoot together was just a fun thing to do.
Girlfriends are one of the “musts” in life.