Peninsula || Akron Senior Photos

I’M BETH

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I never thought I would be a wedding photographer. I started my professional career in Boulder, Colorado, riding on the backs of motorcycles, chasing professional cyclists through winding roads and epic climbs. I never thought I would find another career as exhilarating and rewarding but I was DEFINITELY wrong. I photographed weddings in Colorado, but it wasn’t until moving East, to Charlottesville, Virginia, that I really fell in love with them. I love all of the beauty of the flowers and the pretty clothing, but I what I LOVE MOST is documenting the love between the TWO OF YOU, and the COMPLETE JOY of your BEST DAY EVER. 

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Akron senior photos are always fun! I grew up in Kent, Ohio but moved to Colorado after college. We come back to Ohio to see friends and family every few months. It is so much fun to watch my high school friends’ kids grow up and start new adventures of their own.

I went to school with Quinn’s mom, Gina, and we had so much fun planning and creating Quinn’s Akron senior photos. We started out at Sarah’s Vineyard outside the Cuyahoga National Park. Any regular followers to my work and this site know that I am obsessed with National Parks! I like to take every opportunity to create senior portraits in the most beautiful locations whether in Ohio or Virginia. Akron is on the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park which is home to so many beautiful features and is it easily accessible. (And, you know, Winking Lizard for dinner is always a win)

Our first stop was the Everett Road Covered Bridge. It is always one of my favorite places to stop in the Cuyahoga River Valley — whether for a bike ride, hike or in this case an Akron senior photo session! Next up, we ventured to Peninsula — home to the towpath, many more cool bridges and plenty of wild flowers.  If you are interested in an Akron senior portrait session, I highly recommend a visit to this area — just watch out for all the cyclists!

ABOUT EVERETT COVERED BRIDGE

Everett Covered Bridge, which crosses Furnace Run, is the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County. But in the 19th century, it was one of over 2,000 in Ohio, the state that led the nation in covered-bridge construction.

The bridge played an important role in the 19th-century transportation system. Local histories emphasize the role of the Ohio & Erie Canal. With the canal, farmers could ship products to Cleveland and beyond. But to get to the canal and other local destinations, people needed functional roads.

For more information: NPS

ABOUT CUYAHOGA NATIONAL PARK

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in the state of and one of three in the , with in and bordering . Cuyahoga Valley is also unusual among several other national parks in America, being adjacent to two large urban areas and including a dense road network, small towns, and private attractions.
 
For more information: NPS
 
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