Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Luke and Erin

Luke and Erin have been planning this day for a long time and the date finally came! They were married at St. Joseph's church and had the reception at St. Nicholas Hall. Luke is a firefighter and was able to use a firetruck for transportation. They are both avid hunters and they incorporated that into the theme of the reception. They packed the hall with 400 of their closest friends and everyone had a fantastic time!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Congress Lake Country Club Hartville

What a great way to end the year! Tana and Nate wanted either some light fluffy snow or a reasonably nice day. We ended up with a beautiful warm winter day. After the ceremony at Queen of Heaven Church, we went to Congress Lake Country Club. We went out on the golf course and took advantage of the golden glow of the setting sun to create some gorgeous images and some great memories!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Union Club in Cleveland

Since Gretchen and Brian wanted a late evening wedding and didn't want to keep all their guests waiting, we did all the photographs before the ceremony. They met for the first time on the gorgeous marble staircase at the Union Club in downtown Cleveland. The club was built in 1872 and was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees and poinsettias. There were so many beautiful areas and the architecture was just amazing. The dance floor had tiny lights embedded in the floor that made their first dance even more spectacular. The ceremony was at the Franklin Square Christian Church and was especially meaningful as Gretchen's grandfather officiated.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I'm starting a Senior Model program to help get the word out about the exciting things happening here at the studio. I've had so many happy seniors here this past year I wanted to start a program so their friends can get the same amazing experience and quality of photographs they received. I am currently taking applications and you can find the application by clicking here .
After you save the application and fill it out, you can email it back to me with a recent photograph of yourself. If you have any problems please let me know and I will send it to you directly.

Some of the benefits of the program are: 3 FREE sessions, model cards to hand out to all your friends and being featured on my website or blog and possibly next years image catalog. I will also give you customized images for Myspace or Facebook. The biggest benefit is having senior portraits all your friends will be jealous of!!

Here's a few sample Model cards.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Marriott Courtyard Hotel

I love weddings around the holidays because the churches are always decorated nicely and many times you get some gently falling snow that adds a nice touch to the photographs. Lisa and Adam had it all on their special day! The church was covered with poinsettias and they had some snow falling and beautiful decorations at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. In case you didn't notice the "ears" in the photographs, they are going to Disney World for the honeymoon.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Family Memories

I've taken the past 4 weekends off to spend some time with my wife and kids. I also had the opportunity to see my parents over Thanksgiving and it was great to visit with them again. I haven't seen them in a while so it was really nice to be able to spend some quality time with them. When I returned home, I received an order from Jessica and Kristopher's wedding that I did back in May. This is an image of grandma proudly holding her grandson's hand and walking around the church and me trying to capture the moment without being seen. This image unleashed a range of emotions - it's a wonderful reminder of how important families really are!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Raintree Country Club

Thankfully the beautiful fall weather carried over into November for Katy and Seth! They were married Saturday at Saint Paul's in North Canton and Seth's grandfather performed the marriage ceremony. It is a beautiful church with wrap around seating so you can see from every angle. After the ceremony we went to Raintree Country Club and took advantage of the beautiful day. The hall looked amazing and the food was really tasty!