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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...

A fun fact about me, is that I’m 100% a plant lady at heart. My house is filled with them (our bathroom is a jungle!), and a favorite hobby is visiting plant nurseries (especially when we are traveling!) to find new additions and species. One of my favorite types of pl...

We went down to a local beach (that was suuuuuper pretty) for some fun in the sand! Not only did we get a lot of cute shots all together, the second half of our time was candids of everyone having a great time! Emily is the oldest and loved showing me all the seashells...

This next session has been waiting in the blog queue for a little while now, and I am so excited to finally share it! Natalie and Alex’s engagement session in the Italian Cultural Garden was what every engagement session hopes for --- cloudy/sunny skies, breezy, and pe...

The background for our session was beautiful Horseshoe Lake Park nestled right in Shaker Heights, Ohio. It’s such a perfect place for photos, as there’s tons of greenery and hiking trails for families and friends to explore. My favorite part of the session was how exci...

It's kind of crazy when I think back to the first time I met Angela and Maurice. I was in graduate school and had just recently moved to the area, not really knowing many people, but very excited to start photographing in New England. I remember the first time we c...

No matter what the setting or what silly jokes I asked them to say (yes, it is a thing!) they were just so clearly happy to be spending the time together, smiling, hugging, and just enjoying one another. Second, Ohio City is one of my favorite places in all of Clevelan...

5 Tips for Outstanding Engagement Photos: Secrets from a Wedding Photographer

After the exciting proposal, ecstatic, “YES!”, and celebrations with family and friends, your wedding planning is about to begin! One of the many things you will need to consider, are your eng...

Last month, before we knew for sure how everything was shaking out, I had a mini vacation down in the DC area to photograph some awesome families who I met while living there in 2013. The Cowden Family has been behind the camera many times, and each time is always pack...

Located in beautiful Bethesda, our session was perfect with tons of sunshine, giggling, and bubbles! My favorite parts of the session, were photographing Ollie practicing his walking and big brother, Taylor, showing me how to properly blow bubbles. There’s always tons...

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

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