Pierce Family - An In Home Family Session by Suzanne Price

This is our second in home session with the Pierce family and it's so fun to see how much little E. has grown! We really wanted to keep things natural and open, and between playtime, some yard fun, a feeding, a bath - we covered a whole evening of activity. Needless to say, time spent with the Pierce's is always so sweet. I can't wait until next time!

Lyndsey + Jamie | A gorgeous Cleveland engagement session by Suzanne Price

This summer has been exceptionally beautiful and Lyndsey and Jamie only enhanced the gloriousness of this particular day. Betsey and Stella, their two fur kids, made a sweet showing at the beach - don't you just want to pet those little cheeks?

We can't wait for your wedding day, Lyndsey and Jamie!

The Hammond Family by Suzanne Price

We had so much fun trouncing around the woods and the beach with this energetic, adorable bunch. I'm sure it's not like this everyday, but you two sure seem to make parenting three young kids look easy. We loved spending time with you! 

Evan + Alexa | An elegant Ohio wedding by Suzanne Price

We had been looking forward to this wedding for SO long. After a fun jaunt to Brooklyn to meet in person for the first time and make some engagement photos, we knew we were in for a day filled with fashion, aesthetic wonder, kindness, and elegance.

What truly made the day were the INCREDIBLE friends and family this couple has. The wedding was in Ohio primarily because Alexa's grandmother resides here. She couldn't travel for the big day, so they came to her. I think we were all shedding more than a few tears as they shared many an embrace. 

So great, you two. Bravo! 

VENUE | Anna Dean Piggery

DRESS | Sarah Seven

FLORAL | The Bouquet Studio

FOOD + DRINK | Taproot Catering, Happy Camper Bar Car, West Side Bakery

Beer brewed and bottled by bride and groom! Signage and concrete vases by the couple as well!

Make your own weekend. by Suzanne Price

Self employment may seem glamorous (and yes, I'm fully aware of its perks) but more often than not I'll find myself working 50 or 60 hour weeks and ignoring all the signs that it's time for a little exercise and relaxation. 

We originally booked this trip to Hocking Hills for a photo shoot, but when it needed to be rescheduled, we decided to take advantage of a few days away. No internet. No cell service. Just the four of us. I chose a beautiful little place called Wyandot Woods, and I'm SO glad I did. Canoes at our front door, sweet little fire pit, lots of places to walk, and close proximity to the state parks in the area. I'd love to go back and rent out all six cabins with family or friends!

 

Pam + Jeff | A Vibrant New Orleans Wedding by Suzanne Price

Pam and I had a connection before we met. She was the english teacher for Suginoko and Suzumekko preschools in Japan after I moved back to the states in 2008. We lived in the same apartment, taught in the same classrooms, and share the same child/mother bond with the matriarch of Suginoko, Gota Sensei. When we finally met our spirits matched like magnets, and I was just so thrilled when she asked me to document her marriage to sweet, smart, and utterly hilarious Jeff! 

We started off our coverage the night before with Pam and Jeff's impressive rehearsal dinner (this is reserved for ANOTHER journal entry) and continued on the next morning to the beautiful Benachi House for a day of celebration steeped in the particular southern charm that only New Orleans can offer. Take a look for yourselves!

Kendel + Paul | A Lush Cleveland Engagement Session by Suzanne Price

Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White was the light
That shines through the dress that you wear

-- Green is the Color by Pink Floyd

Kendel led me to this secret little swath of lush forest greens and inspiration ran wild! She did her own hair (incredible plait, yes?) and made the lovely little floral adornment. We ended the session at Rocky River Park where this couple had their first date (prom!) a decade ago! Paul and Kendel brought along the scarf that he gave her when he proposed. See that gorgeous ring? It was custom made by the local and crazy talented Liza Michelle Jewelry.

Morgan + Ryan | a chic Brooklyn wedding by Suzanne Price

After some lovely chats on the phone, we were so excited to meet Morgan and Ryan in the flesh. They are a sweet, smart, stylish couple and it was clear from the start that their day was going to be something special. After a chilly and magical first look at Brooklyn Bridge Park, we headed to the Green Building for a truly joyous ceremony and reception filled with Beatles songs and references. We loved every moment! 

Ceremony + Reception Venue | The Green Building

Catering | Pies n' Thighs

MUA | Ashley Mooney

DJ | James Mulry

Florals | Trees & Petals

Cake | Momofuku Milk Bar

 

Lizzie + Ryan | A Beautiful Cleveland Elopement by Suzanne Price

We were so thrilled to be a part of Lizzie and Ryan's elopement at Cleveland's stunning restaurant The Plum. Lizzie's brother is a chef and prepared a beautiful meal for the couple and their guests which made it even more special! High ceilings, tons of natural light, and the most beautiful color palette - Lizzie's design made the space sing even more! Of course Lizzie's beautiful blue gown from Miranda's Vintage Bridal is a total show stopper. Take a look for yourselves!

 

Japan: Spring 2017 by Suzanne Price

I've just returned from a completely magical week in Japan. I spent most of my days at and around Ryokan Sanga in the Kurokawa onsen village, deep in the mountains of the Aso region of Kyushu, where Beth Kirby of Local Milk and Haruka Sakaguchi of the Denizen Co cohosted a peaceful and thought-provoking retreat centered on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. I learned so much, found some personal peace and confirmation, and made some new treasured friends. Below are some photos of the ryokan, a nearby ceramic village called Ontayaki no Sato, and the town of Tsuetate which was adorned with koinobori (fish banners) for Kodomo no Hi - Childrens' day. 

The Dempsey Family by Suzanne Price

It's such a fun, gratifying experience to watch a family grow over the course of a few years. Little personalities emerging, sibling relationships being forged in those very first moments. And more and more I'm leaning toward only doing family sessions in and around the home and perhaps on little purposeful outings. It feels stressful for both parents and children to have to stand still and smile for photographs. The dynamic of relationships and giggles, cries, quiet, silliness, and joy welling up naturally is where true magic is to be made. 

It's always a pleasure spending time with the Dempseys. This light filled shared bedroom is the perfect little spot to sprawl out and enjoy a morning. 

Leah + Pat by Suzanne Price

Leah is bright and funny, formidable in her tiny frame. Pat is quiet and quick witted, a wily smile never far away. Observe the way they look at one another. Lives well lived, together. We adore you Leah and Pat!