An Epic Photoshoot at the Akron Art Museum: Alysse + Gio

“We met with Love Markel Gwaltney of Gra Photography in early September to discuss our vision for the shoot. A lot of the inspiration photos I found for an engagement photo shoot were very rustic, which is cool, but not a fit for a couple like us. I already had an idea for what I wanted to wear for one of the looks so I started with that vibe. I knew I wanted something highly elegant. We have a lot of casual shots together but nothing high end so we started there. Love showed us a whole range of past engagement shoots around the Northeast Ohio area. Seeing all of the past engagement photo shoots that she had done definitely put both Gio and I at ease. She’s a total pro at capturing couples in love.

And when we got the results, I saw that we were no exception…”

Words by Alysse Dalessandro. Photos by Gra Photography

 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum alysse and gio outside akron art museum
 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum alysse and gio laughing and walking on sidewalk outside museum
 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum couple posing in courtyard wearing elegant suit and dress
 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum kiss in courtyard
 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum alysse’s arms around gio, focusing on engagement ring
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 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum couple smiling at one another in courtyard
 engagement photo shoot at akron art museum alysse’s heels reading “love'“ and backs of gio’s sneakers reading “equality.”

VENDORS

Photography | Gra Photography

Hair | Sarah Delaine 

Makeup | Erin Thomas


We know that having a great experience is what makes great images. We are here to give that to you. We want nothing more than to celebrate your wedding day with you! We do our best to make it simple for you, keep it fun, and focus on the real moments that naturally occur between two people who are madly in love. You want to work with us too? Great! Let's get started on the process of becoming one of the very happy couples who have worked with Gra Photo.