We were so happy when we got the call for Emily and Max’s winter wedding at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We first met Emily and her family when we photographer her sister, Rachel, and Daniel’s wedding at Tudor Arms a few years ago. We had a great time with Amy, Ira, Rachel, Dan, Andrew and Emily the first time around. we were excited to not only see them again, but make new friends with Max and his family, who welcomed us graciously the night before at the rehearsal dinner.
We joined up with Max and Emily a the newly renovated Ritz Carlton for wedding day prep and first look. After a round of hugs, we jumped in to photographing the little moments that illustrate relationships as we love to do. We explored around the Ritz lobby with Emily and Max as well as the streets outside before heading over to the museum. The rain held up for us and we were able to try a few new ideas and locations around the museum that worked our really well before heading in for the katubah signing.
Of all the spaces at the museum where the ketubah signing could have taken place, they chose a very specific spot where the dome of the nearby synagogue was visible through the window. Amy’s family has been deeply involved at that synagogue for years so this added the perfect personal touch. As the sun set, the lights of the dome came on and provided the perfect backdrop for a packed out room of friends and family for the sacred ceremony. The ketubah signing was immediately followed by a stunningly beautiful candle lit ceremony and reception in the museum’s atrium. There’s no better way to describe them then to just point you down to the photos below.
Max and Emily – it was so great to see you again and we are so glad we got to photograph your wedding! We have a ton of amazing material for you but here are some of our favorites in the meantime!