Brittany and Steve’s At The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
When we first met I loved seeing how they relate to each other
and knew they would be fun to spend more time with. During the engagement
session the connection was even more obvious. It was a super cold day
and they did well with the elements.
On their wedding day the weather was perfect and they made it so fun!
We started at their home where they were getting ready on separate floors.
They wanted to do a First Look when we arrived at the zoo
and weren’t going to see other in their wedding clothes until then.
Their cat, Moska, looks like she wants to bat the jewelry around
but a nearby photographer kept her from wanting to venture closer.
Brittany’s mother Carol and sisters Breanna, Michelle,
Corri and Kristin helped her get ready while Steve enjoyed
hanging with his friends on the front porch.
I loved Steve’s blue suede shoes. Now that I think
about I’m wondering if that song played at the reception.
They were engaged by the elephants at the zoo and wanted
to first see each other there. We couldn’t
see any real elephants so we went with the statue as a substitute.
They married outside Wade Hall. Wade Hall,
one of the oldest zoo buildings in North America, dots the shore of
Waterfowl Lake. Built as a deer barn in 1884 at Cleveland’s Wade
Park – now University Circle – it was moved to its current location
in the early 1970s. Today, Wade Hall is home to a seasonal, Victorian-themed
ice cream parlor.
After father, Nate’s direction, Jackson made his way quickly
down the aisle after hearing his mother Sandra jingling his favorite “puff” snacks.
Did you notice Steve’s smiling face reflected in the window?
I loved seeing the relationship Brittany’s father Brian has with the couple.
This high five reminds me of photos I’ve done of
athletes leaving an arena as their fans watch. If I say “LeBron James
is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers” here will that help my Google
ranking bump up a bit? Hmmmm. Worth a try!
Who doesn’t love neck spooning giraffes?
Breanna and Michelle could not resist making meerkats of themselves.
Then it was off to the ceremony at the Primate, Cat &
Aquatics Building which houses one of the largest collections of primate species in North America.
I always enjoy seeing my engagement photos at the reception!
I love the eyes on this Mandrill.
On the left is a Crowned Lemur. Can anyone tell me what’s on the right?
I could not find a sign.
This Snow Leopard kept everyone entertained all night.
As did Steve’s dances moves!
Kids always want to touch the fish!
These Black Howler Monkeys go for a walk.
I love the photo bomb look with the
Queensland Grouper as a Nurse Shark and Blacktip and
Whitetip Reef Sharks swim by.
I’m so glad I was with Brittany and Steve
for their wedding at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!
For Brittany and Steve’s engagement photos see this:
For the wedding album layout with Meredith and her brother’s wedding see this:
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer