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One of our favorite moments during the day was their first-look. Janice could not hold her excitement in, and it clearly shows! It was so much fun meeting their families and taking a couple of group portraits before the ceremony began.

When the time came to plan out their photos, we landed on two locations that allowed us to have Maya off-leash as well as some adventuring in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We totally lucked out that day as we shot before and after a huge storm that blew through th...

After we headed over to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, we all headed to the Glass House’s upper level. It seriously felt like we were lost in a jungle! If you haven’t been to the greenhouse, it is filled to the brim with tons of exotic plant life. Butterflies and bird...

This next session is a really special one. <3 After Sam and Emily booked me for their wedding day, they asked if we could do something a little different for their engagement photos.

Their sweet pup Oscar was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy (ALS for dogs) no...

What do I love about in-home, newborn sessions? They're about quiet coos between swaddles, tiny toe stretches, itty bitty wardrobe changes, and just letting things go with the flow. We don't rush or have specific setups --- it's all about taking it in and l...

It’s a pretty banner day when I have a surprise proposal on the agenda, but it’s OMG-I’M-NOT-CRYING-YOU’RE-CRYING when it’s happening to two of my loveliest friends! So, when Brian told me about his plans this past winter, it was an immediate yes as far as #allthephoto...

So of course, their wedding day was just as bomb dot com as we celebrated at the Happy Days Lodge in CVNP! The day started off windy and snowy, but that didn’t stop all the happy to be found at the lodge. The ceremony was soooo magical with twinkly lights and the cutes...

March 20, 2019

Everything about this next wedding was #OMG! First of all, Mary and Mike are both the sweetest people you will ever meet.

Not only did we debut a few of the baby’s future outfits (how cute are those OSU booties?!), we also found this little gazebo that said “Tree House” on it to match their Winnie The Pooh theme. It was fate! At the end of the session, Abbey did a quick wardrobe change in...

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Allison Hopkins is a Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh wedding photographer 

focused on unscripted, artfully crafted, and real moments.


allison hopkins photography is a cleveland and akron, ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photography company focused on unscripted, artistic, and real moments. 

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