Category Archives: Cleveland Engagement Photography

Downtown Cleveland Engagement |Sage and Ted

First summer engagement session on the first day of summer. Sage and Ted are in the middle of planning their December wedding at White Birch Barn in Medina. With a winter theme for their wedding day, they thought it would be awesome to do their engagement photos with a summer feel. Sage selected downtown Cleveland for their engagement session so it would be a nice contrast to their barn wedding.

Since weddings and events in Ohio have postponed because of Covid-19, getting back to photographing portrait sessions in June has been awesome! Sage and Ted were up for their engagement session on June 20th, but it wasn’t until we got downtown when I realized it was the summer solstice officially the first day of summer. The summery evening in Cleveland did not disappoint!

Sage suggested that this was a perfect spot for a dip. Engagement sessions are a great time to have some fun practicing it before the wedding day. Ted had his dip down!

Elizabeth Glorioso – Cleveland Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Gina + Matt | Cleveland Engagement Session

I love family weddings. I am so excited about Gina and Matt’s Cleveland wedding next July(and I am excited to attend as a guest!)  Gina is my lovely niece so I will attend her special day on the other side of the camera. I knew Gina and Matt were moving soon so I wanted  to create engagement photos for them that were ‘very Cleveland’.

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Samantha + Scott | Engagement Session |Garrettsville, Ohio

Half the fun of being a wedding photographer is doing the engagement photo session. It is  a good time for me to get to know the couple and and for the couple to get used to being in front of a camera. When Scott and Samantha invited me to come out to Scott’s family property in Garrettsville, I was treated to acres and acres of beautiful land to hike through and to take a few photos where they got engaged. Plus the bonus of meeting Chloe the dog!

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Stevanna and Eric’s Engagement session |Stan Hywet Hall | Cleveland Wedding Photographer |Elizabeth Glorioso

Into late autumn, Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio is still a picturesque location for engagement photos. Stevanna and Eric are excited about planning their ceremony and reception at Stan Hywet and wanted their engagement session in the gardens in the fall- a nice contrast from their summer wedding. With the 70+ acres of gardens and grounds, it is hard not to find beautiful compositions in Stan Hywet’s landscape. I can not wait to return to photograph the wedding this summer in such a gorgeous place with so much Akron history.

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Anna and Tim | Cleveland Cultural Garden Engagement Session

I am looking forward to photographing Anna and Tim’s spring wedding in April, but it was also a lot fun to get some early fall photos outside in the Cleveland sunshine. I was excited that they selected the Cleveland Cultural Gardens for their engagement photo session. It is one of Cleveland’s true gems.

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Olmsted Falls Wedding | Brittany + Bill

With vintage style in mind, the historical downtown of Olmsted Falls was the perfect location for Brittany and Bill’s wedding. The Grand Pacific Chapel, built in 1851 as Methodist Episcopal Church, now serves as a non-denominational ceremony site for Cleveland weddings.

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We did the post ceremony photo shoot by the water nearby and then walked around the historic places of downtown for additional photos of Olmsted Falls.
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Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Cleveland’s Westpark did a fun wedding cake alternative,  a comic book theme for Bill(Captain America and Spiderman anyone?) and a topper for Brittany’s love of cats.Zakovec_Wedding_Glorioso_Photography_Cleveland-134

The attending wedding guests signed a Jenga piece for the newlyweds for them to remember all who celebrated with them at the reception.
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Mike and Erica’s Wedding|Gates Mills, Ohio

Mike asked to Erica to marry him on the 9th Street Pier in downtown Cleveland. The months of wedding planning went quickly and the big day arrived. Almost 400 guests, from as far as Italy, were to attend the ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi in Gates Mills on a beautiful day in June. A lovely wedding filled with family and faith.

Ceremony: St. Francis of Assisi, Gates Mills, Ohio

Reception: Hilton Double Tree, Beachwood, Ohio

Florist: Miklus Florist, Mayfield Hts, Ohio

DJ: Nick D’Bella, Cleveland, Ohio

Second Camera: Ryan Durdella

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After the wedding ceremony, we took a drive to Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Cleveland Museum of Art’s Wade Oval for some creative photos before kicking off the reception.

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Kristen + Tad’s Cleveland Wedding

Rain didn’t dampen the joy on Kristen and Tad’s autumn wedding day.  After the ceremony at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights, we headed to Wallace Lake in Berea, where Kristen and Tad had their first date and Tad had proposed.  I think that the drizzle stopped just for Kristen.

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Botzum Farmstead Wedding: Candace + Chad

It was farmstead wedding down to every detail. Candace and Chad had the most perfect autumn day for their October wedding. They were surrounded by family and friends there to share every moment and to enjoy a great party filled with laughter and fun.

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Jourdan + Jake Cleveland Wedding

High school sweethearts, Jourdan and Jake are soul mates. The love of each other’s lives. From their son Jace with Jake on the alter to Grandpa giving Jourdan a last kiss before going down the aisle, the love of family and friends also shined throughout their wedding day.

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