Old Courthouse Engagement
Kelsey and Michael were excited for their Cleveland Old Courthouse Engagement photo session.
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Well Kelsey was and so was I. Michael doesn’t love taking photos so much although he did great and did
have some fun along the way.
I was excited when she told me she wanted to do Old Courthouse engagement photos. I’m usually there for
a wedding or a short period before a wedding if the couple rents it for an hour. It was nice to have
a bit more time to explore the building without pressure. Often we’re with a bridal party that may prefer
to relax with some adult beverages.
Often couples will bring quite a few wardrobe choices but they knew what they wanted to wear and their
fashion choices looked great! Since we weren’t changing settings this worked perfectly.
Kelsey and Michael wanted to do some dancing photos in the wide open rotunda. This opportunity is a rarity
as usually there’s a ceremony or reception taking place so it’s full of chairs and tables. They were
spinning around quite well under Michael’s leadership. I must admit I’m jealous of his smooth moves.
Cuyahoga County Courthouse facts: The building was constructed from 1906-1912 in the Beaux Arts style of
Milford pink granite from Massachusetts. The site that was chosen was along the Cleveland Mall and
designed in the style that matched many of the same style of the federal buildings along the Washington D.C. Mall.
One of my favorite things is the front entrance flanked by bronze statues of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander
Hamilton sculpted by Karl Bitter.
I’m looking forward to their Windows on the River wedding in the spring!
Thank you for viewing this Old Courthouse Engagement,
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer