Natalie + Alex // Italian Cultural Garden, Cleveland, Ohio

Happy Wednesday, friends! Somehow July turned to August and the planning for end-of-summer and fall weddings begins. It’s so strange to have always have been part of the busy “back-to-school” mindset for the past 23 years, with this year being the first time I am not following that rhythm. It’s an adjustment, but I am so excited to become used to a different kind of season!

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 perfect temperature! And, it took place in one of my favorite places to take photos; the Cleveland Cultural Gardens! What I love about this location, is how astounding the foliage and architecture is in all of the gardens! It’s definitely a hidden gem of the east side, and I am always super excited to go there for sessions.

We began at the top, taking photos near the iconic fountain and surrounding rose bushes. Both Alex and Natalie looked absolutely effortless throughout the hour we were together, and you can just tell how much they adore one another! We also headed over to Cleveland Museum of Art right on University Circle to get some nice shots near all the beautiful architecture. By the end of the session, we had taken so many, it was definitely hard to pick a handful for this post. :)

Thanks again for such a fun time, Natalie and Alex!

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

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