Engagement Portraits at Squire’s Castle
I met up with Heather and Anthony for their Engagement Portraits and Squire's Castle in Willoughby not too long ago. We had to bail on our initial appointment because the weather was just awful - cold, cloudy, raining...Cleveland, right? What a difference 24 hours made for us. The sun was shining, the leaves were just beginning ...
Matt from Mentor High School
Matt is from Mentor High School and another one of my fantastic Class of 2016 Seniors. He's a lacrosse player so we met at the high school for some photos on the field as our first stop. From there it was off the Mentor Headlands, where a rough Lake Erie and an a very Autumn looking sky, full of large white clouds, made for a gre ...
Rock and Roll Senior Photos
I met Morgan on a beautiful late summer evening down at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her Senior Portrait session. She's a big fan of the architecture of the Rock Hall and downtown Cleveland so this location was perfect.
A short walk around the area, a quick oufit change and just enough time to get creative and capture the ...
Henn Mansion Wedding
Melissa and Ty surrounded themselves with family and friends for an intimate wedding at Henn Mansion in Euclid, Ohio. The afternoon was beautiful and Lake Erie made a fantastic backdrop for the festivities. A brief ceremony on the patio was followed by a great party that kept the mansion jumping. Mother Nature even cooperated a ...
Senior Photos in New England
"We want to know if you'll take Emma's Senior Photos...in New England?"
I didn't even need to think about it.
I go way back with Emma's parents. I've known them since I was a senior in high school back in.....well, let's not say how long ago that was.
I flew into Logan a couple of weeks ago and started driving west to the ...
Maternity Portraits at Mentor Headland’s Beach
This maternity portrait session took place a couple weeks ago and Mentor Headland Beach. That beach is on of Rev and Vijay's favorite places to visit so it was fitting to go there in the evening, stroll along the sand and take pictures as the sunset started.
Family Portraits at the Rock Hall
This family portrait session took place at the Rock Hall in downtown Cleveland. One of the best things I hear when I meet a new client is that they were a referral from somebody I worked with in the past. That means that a past client really likes what I'm doing and it also means that my new client is going to get what I do. Lis ...
Bridal Portraits – Film Session
Bridal Portrais on film is something I've wanted to do for a while. Not just any film though. I've been using my old 4x5 field camera for a lot of personal portrait. It's big. It's clunky. I only shoot black and white film with it. It makes beautiful images.
Kat seemed like a perfect bride to ask so we've worked together a ...
Plated Landscapes Hog Roast at Spice Acres
I had the pleasure of shooting (and eating) at the first Plated Landscapes dinner of 2015. This year's dinners kicked off with a hog roast at their Spice Acres Farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Before we get to all the pictures, let's pause to remember Maxell. He was a good hog. Good and tasty.
Typically, these di ...
Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage!
What a great day! Looking forward to being able to photograph all weddings - not just some!
Kat and Ricky – Our Lady of Peace and Tudor Arms
Kat and Ricky were married on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Our Lady of Peace in Shaker Heights. The church is a special place for her family. It's the same one that her parents were married in. It's the church she grew up in.
That blessed ceremony was followed by a excellent party at the magnificent Tudor Arms. The ball ...
Ryan is a model and actor here in the Cleveland area. We connected after I put out a social media post looking for somebody to be interesting while I messed around with an old 4x5 camera and some expired film. There were no promises - old film, old chemistry and trusting me to develop it all in bathroom tub. Really, that's the d ...
Rose – Class of 2015
Rose is another Class of 2015 Senior that I had the pleasure of working with. We met on a damp afternoon at the Holden Arboretum for her portrait session and walked the grounds. It was late fall and there were some fantastics colors and fall grasses just waiting to be used as backdrops. Even though it was muddy, it was a great s ...
Beauty and the Beach
Bailey is the beauty on the beach. You might recognize her from other posts on the blog. She's become my "go to" model when I want to try something different. Different could be new gear - a new camera, a new lens. Different could also be old gear - in this case an old Canon film camera.
It was early and cold. That blanket ...