Author Archives: Julie Paszczykowski

Cecilia, age 3

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with three year olds, you never know what you might get. This was the very first image I grabbed of Cecilia and I think it’s my fave! Pouty looks always win!

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Then a good old-fashioned game of peek-a-boo behind the curtains did the trick to warm up for some smiles!

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Jumping on the bed is always a sure fire way to get giggles!

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and snuggles with mom to end the sweet birthday session…

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Happy birthday, sweet, sweet girl!

 

Mom’s dress: Free People,   (borrowed from JP’s studio closet)

Cecilia’s dresses: Chasing Fireflies (light pink dress) and Brit West (tan dress)

 

Ashvin & Stela ~Toledo Botanical Gardens~ Winter Engagment session

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When your wedding is planned in a month you take photos whenever you can! I believe it was a whopping 15 degrees on Monday when we braved the weather for a few images before their wedding this Saturday. What troopers!

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But , man that sky was gorgeous!

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Stela lived in Italy for quite a while and then New York. I’d say Ohio is a bit of a change for her!

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Even more snow over the next couple days! Bring your boots!

Katie & Saebom {Youngstown, Ohio}

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Katie & Saebom tell of their day in their own words:

How we met:  at the Cleveland Clinic where Katie was a nurse in the cardiac ICU and I did my anesthesia fellowship.  Allison, one of her coworker and friend set us up.  Before Allison introduced us, I was bummed because I overheard Katie talking to another physician and telling him that she was engaged.  Turns out it was a story she was telling him so he’d quit bothering her.
Saebom was a cardio-thoracic anesthesia fellow and I was an ICU nurse at the Cleveland Clinic. I had my eye on him for some time and was trying to get people to figure out his ” situation ” for me. One doctor told me he was dating someone ( which was not true ) but thankfully my coworker, Allison got the inside scoop and let him know I was interested.

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Our first date: valentines day 2010.  luckily got last minute dinner reservation at a restaurant in Tremont Ohio and luckily, Katie didn’t cancel on me (as she’s told me she thought about doing because of nerves).  then went to Dave and Busters and got my ass kicked in basketball.  (got her back in air hockey though).  Then drinks afterward… I got beer and she got…  a tequila sunrise  …  still cracks me up that she got that!
Our first date was at a fancy restaurant in Tremont on Valentine’s Day. After that we went to Dave and Busters and he got to see first hand how competitive I am and that I hate to lose in anything. I whooped him in bball and bragged until he put me to shame in air hockey. Afterwards, we went to Applebee’s to get a drink. I didn’t drink but wanted to act cool so when I ordered, I confidently ordered the only drink I could think of…..a tequila sunrise hahaha…. I will never live that down

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My thoughts the morning of the wedding: I was very excited but nervous about the weather. Not long after my bridesmaids came to the house, Saebom sent me a picture ( text message ) of a rainbow outside and said don’t worry about anything. He was absolutely right! (K)

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 we had our ceremony at Katie’s folks place, Ann and Gary.  seeing the final result of the preparation by Katie’s parents, their backyard always looks great but on that day, it looked like a national garden (S)

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When the harpist started playing ” a thousand years “….I almost lost my breath. It was so beautiful.

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I loved that it was in my parents back yard. I loved that all of our family and friends were there to celebrate with us!  And I loved having someone play the harp, flute, and sing! (K)

 

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When I first saw (Katie) walking/standing down the aisle : I felt pretty relaxed up to that point but when I saw her coming around the corner, I had palpitations.  First time that’s ever happened. (S)
 I was so excited to see Saebom for the first time at the “altar”. I have been looking forward to that moment since he asked me to marry him! (K)

 

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Advice for couple getting married :  This wedding is about you and your significant other. Don’t try to compare yourself or your wedding to anyone else’s. The day goes by fast so take time to take it all in and don’t stress the little stuff!

Emily & Brandon 9.8.17 The Oliver House/Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Emily & Brandon could not have asked for more perfect weather for their wedding day! Surrounded by family and friends, these two were full of emotion the entire day and I was so lucky to be asked to be a part of it!

Emily chose jewel tones for her maids dresses and allowed them to choose any of those colors in a lace that they liked. I think they nailed it!

(this image below is shot through a mirror I held up for the reflection)

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And those handmade (with LOVE) boutonnières!! each one unique and personal!

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Can we just talk about this bouquet for a moment?? GAH!! Emily chose very special embellishments to adorn her flowers and each flower had a special piece of her heart attached!

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When I asked her to go stand by her dress for a moment she was overcome with emotion. Have I mentioned I LOVE emotion!

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Just before Emily’s father came in to see his youngest daughter for the first time in her dress, she let go of a few more tears..

 

 

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Pastor Chad (AKA PC) prayed with Emily just before heading out to get the guys in place, and Emily’s maids prayed again, as Arianna lead them all in words of peace, encouragement, and love.

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when Brandon saw his beautiful bride being walked towards him by her father he couldn’t hold back his feelings of joy.

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As PC prayed over the couple at the end, they realized Brandon hadn’t out his shoes and socks back on and they would be walking back up the aisle as husband and wife like ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’! Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion!

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venue: The Oliver House (Maureen, coordinator)

Hair: Sarah Jones

Brides dress:  Atlas Bridal

Videographer: Bearded Wolf Productions

Flowers :Eco Flowers (maids)

Music : Calvary Church worship team

Photo Booth: Picture This!

Cupcakes: Cake In A Cup

 

JP’s assistant: Alaura

Elizabeth & Brad ~backyard engagement session

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I include an engagement  session in all of my wedding collections. I believe it’s a great way to get to know the couple a little better after the initial consultation and booking. Having them in front of my camera, even if for only 30-45 minutes, prior to the wedding day, helps us all to know what works, what it’s like to be photographed professionally (if they haven’t, and most couples haven’t before the wedding day-selfies don’t count!!) , how EASY it is to be in front of my camera, and then I get to know a little more about them.

 

This sweet couple have a little girl, Cecilia, just two years old.  Though she wasn’t as fond of the photo shoot, having just woke up not too long before, she was just a little too adorable not to try to capture her in a few images with mom and dad!

 

We got to photograph on Elizabeth’s family property in Sylvania, Ohio, which is also where their reception was held! (more on that later!)

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