Morgan + Zach | Romantic Engagement Session
The Cleveland Art Museum
I am so excited to share this engagement session with you! This artistic, industrial shoot took place at The Cleveland Art Museum where the clean, simplistic lines outlined the couple beautifully. We spent the afternoon exploring the museum and looking at art. It was a day filled with love, modern art, and celebration with champagne. It was a joy to capture the details of this shoot. Shout to Meg Holden Calligraphy and Every Blooming Thing for their beautiful work and Morgan + Zach rocking it out during the whole session, aren’t they stunning! Enjoy some of my favorites from this industrial, romantic engagement session!
When Life Gives You Lemons
Lemon Pie recipe
If you love anything sweet and a light dessert, this lemon pie will become a new favorite or weekly dish in your home. I found this recipe in the lovely Magnolia Journal which is a magazine that offers a fresh perspective for your home and lifestyle. This issue of the journal was focused on living a life of simplicity. Joanna Gaines dives into the tedious topic that no one enjoys confronting, spring cleaning. She provides helpful tips in how you can tackle each room of your home with a new mindset and being left encouraged and refreshed. My first step to spring cleaning was making this lemon pie for my husband. It definitely became an immediate favorite for us and will not be the last time we will have it in our home. It was a perfect way to bring in the warm weather of spring and forget about the cold of the winter. The best part of this dessert is the simplicity. It can be made during a hectic, busy week or given at a party you are hosting for friends.
Nonstick spray for baking
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (21 squares)
1/3 cup sugar (used for crust)
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 cups sweetened condensed milk (two 140z cans)
3 egg yolk*
2/3 cup lemon juice
Dash of salt
1 small carton (1 cup) whipping cream
2 Tbsp. sugar (used for whipping cream)
1 tsp. Vanilla
Lemon Slices, for garnish
Lemon Zest, for garnish
Mint Sprigs, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly coat a pie dish with nonstick spray
Combine the crushed graham crackers, 1/3 cup sugar, melted butter. Mix well and press into prepared pie dish. Bake for 8 minutes
Combine condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and salt. Beat on medium speed for 4 minutes and pour mixture into baked pie crust. Bake for 10 minutes
Cool pie on counter for 3o minutes
Place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or until set
Mix whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar until it is fluffy. Spread on cooled pie with lemon zest, lemon slices, and mint sprigs
Take 15 minutes this week to make this pie for your family and friends. It’s not only delicious, but it will bring on great conversations as you share this at the dinner table! Bon Apetit!
Hannah + Jeremy | Fall Engagement Session
Cuyahoga Valley National Park + The Artisan
This engagement is still one of my favorites to date. It took place at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park where we explored the trail and embraced the winter, cold air. It was so much fun to explore the park with them and capture their love for one another. They are a stylish and cute couple that has a heart for adventures and ministry. A few of their favorite memories together are times exploring the city of Chicago and finding new coffee shops to spend hours in while reading and having lasting conversations. So the backdrop of the National Park and local coffee shop perfectly fitting. It highlighted their love story and cuteness. It’s an honor to call them close friends of mine and document their love. Hannah and Jeremy thank you for a fun afternoon exploring the best parts of Akron! Now go enjoy the beauty from this sweet session!!