Scott & Chelsea | Wedding | Cleveland, OH

I had the pleasure and honor to second shoot Scott and Chelsea’s wedding in Cleveland recently with Susan. It was a small and very intimate wedding, witnessed by close family members, relatives and kindred friends. They came to celebrate the union of two best friends who’ve been through thick and thin, sweat, tears and have the utmost love for each other. It was a fun and emotion-filled day and very, very unique in oh so many ways and then some. And oh, I finally get to shoot a tattooed bride!

The day started with hair and make-up at Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa in Mentor, OH. It took a bit of coaxing before fuss-free Chelsea agreed to get a bit of make-up done…

Isn’t she pretty?

Thereafter, we headed to Scott’s house where the bride & groom, as well as the Best Lady, Laura, got ready. Below is Scott’s father’s beautiful collection of bottles and containers bearing the family name – Jewell.

The ceremony was held at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH. We couldn’t pray the rain away, so the chairs had to be moved inside the castle. As it a shell castle, the light was still beautiful and everyone was kept somewhat dry.

Grandma arrived just in the nick of time.

The couple shared their heartfelt stories about how far they’ve grown stronger in their friendship and love for each other, amidst lots of hardships and unexpected life events.

And it’s finally official!

Their “getaway” car – a colorful and fun VW! How cool is that?!?

This circus tent cake was baked and decorated by Scott’s sister, Jessica.

Best Lady, Laura’s message to the B&G.

It continued to pour throughout the night, but the party is still ON!

I have a sweet spot for loving couples whose love has stood the test of time. If you have just got engaged, I’d love to capture your love story. Or maybe you’d like to gift a session to someone celebrating an upcoming anniversary, feel free to contact me for anniversary specials!

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 3:47 PM

    Susan Gertz - It was a privilege to share the shooting of this wonderful wedding with SohFong! I love the way your post captures all the love and fun of the day. Your photos brought a tear to my eye even though I was at the event and shot it myself along with you!

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 4:43 PM

    Tania Tan - Great photos!

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 4:55 PM

    Anjali Fong Photography - It was an honor to be shooting with you, Susan! Thanks so much for that wonderful comment!

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 4:55 PM

    Anjali Fong Photography - Thanks, Tania! 🙂

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 6:21 PM

    Laura Gertz Runyan - Oh no, I misspelled “privilege” on my note… embarrassing. But these are amazing shots. I know Chels and Scott will love them. Thanks for all your hard work, Fong.

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 10:02 PM

    Chelsea Robertson - This is amazing! Thank you so much!

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 10:43 PM

    Mala Krishnasamy - Simply beautiful – the bride, the castle, the car, the cake, the love. You got ’em all with your pics, thanks for sharing. All the Best to the awesome newly-weds.

  • 21 Jun ’13 - 10:55 PM

    Andrea LaGrow - These are absolutely gorgeous! They look like a very unique couple, and they chose to show that on their day. You were able to capture the magic of their day perfectly and I’m sure they will treasure these images forever. I don’t know who that man is that you captured by himself that you placed above the words “and it’s official”, but the emotion on his face is clear – and it’s one of my favorites from the whole lot. Love it!

  • 22 Jun ’13 - 12:23 AM

    Fong - They are a very “comfortable-in-their-own-skin” couple I’ve met and that awesome for their young age. The man you were referring to is the groom’s father. And the words, “It’s finally official” was meant for the kissing scene below it. 🙂

  • 22 Jun ’13 - 7:44 AM

    Amber - I adore the ceremony location!! What a fun couple!

  • 22 Jun ’13 - 9:38 AM

    Nghi - What an amazing location!! Love how you documented the entire day!

  • 23 Jun ’13 - 3:27 AM

    Anjali Fong Photography - The pleasure is all mine, Chelsea! 🙂

  • 23 Jun ’13 - 3:29 AM

    Anjali Fong Photography - Thanks, Mala! It was a really fun wedding! 🙂

  • 23 Jun ’13 - 3:31 AM

    Anjali Fong Photography - LOL. I didn’t even notice it! Thanks for the compliments and great company that day! XX

  • 23 Jun ’13 - 11:14 AM

    Fong - Thanks you, Nghi! And yes, it was such an awesome location indeed!

  • 23 Jun ’13 - 11:15 AM

    Fong - Thanks, Amber! I had a great time documenting the day! 🙂

  • 29 Jun ’13 - 12:41 AM

    Debbi Gertz - Such beautiful photos!

  • 2 Jul ’13 - 9:12 PM

    Anjali Fong Photography - Thanks, Debbi! 🙂

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