Snowy Family Portraits in Akron Ohio

by Genevieve ~ January 30th, 2015

Surprises can be so fun and this one was no different. As a thank you to family friends, a couple wanted to gift them photos of their children, spouses and grandchildren. This is where we came in. We were hoping and planned for an outdoor snowy session not knowing we would end up with more than we’d bargained for. We took a chance and it payed off with some snow fall portraits and a week later a sunny day, perfect for dogs who love running in the snow.


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Jackie and Bryan’s Engagement Session at Huntington Beach in Bay Village

by James ~ January 27th, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jackie and Bryan for their engagement session at The Huntington Beach Reservation back in September.  We had a beautiful day to work with so we made the decision to bide our time and see what the sunset does over the lake which ended up working very much to our favor.  Jackie and Bryan have a very important third member of their little family so we started the session off at their favorite dog walking spot with the pup before we dropped him off at the house and headed to the beach. It’s a good thing we did because guess which image ended up hanging on their wall as a canvas print?  Yep, that one!

Keep an eye on the blog for their Cleveland Museum of Art wedding in August!


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Hannah and Justin’s Brookside Country Club Wedding by Heather and Jarred

by Jarred ~ January 20th, 2015

When Heather and I first met Hannah and Justin, we had a lot in common.  We both have small dogs – they have Yorkies, we have a Maltese – and we’re all regulars at the Powerhouse Gym in Canton.  Furry faces and making gains are two of our favorite things, so we became fast friends!

Hannah loves the vintage aesthetic, so we started with a Mad Men inspired Save the Date session at Brookside.  It took some doing, but I think we nailed the now classic logo.

We love one location wedding days, and we were excited when they told us the entire event would take place at Brookside Country Club.  The easy going timelines of one location events really help everyone stay comfortable and relaxed, and they would get to enjoy Banquet Manager Troy Grove’s excellent service and Chef Ken’s awesome food all day long!  Plus Brookside has a great outdoor ceremony location and quite a few excellent photo spots, it seems like we find a great new nook every time we work there.

The day went just like we thought it would – totally laid-back and fun.  The outdoor ceremony was beautiful, the light was perfect for photos, and the reception was a hilarious good time.  We ended the evening with a beautiful shot by the fire pit, which has become one of my favorite shots of the year.

We hope you enjoy the photos!


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The Bespoke Wedding Experience – A One Day Class for Photographers on How To Create Awesome Albums and Prints for your Clients While Providing the Best Experience Possible

by James ~ January 19th, 2015

Spend the day with James and Genevieve as they explain in detail the process they use to make the best wedding albums and wall prints possible for their clients while at the same time relieving their clients of the most burdensome aspects of the album planning and design process.  Learn how various aspects of your business – from pricing structure, communication, presentation, and album design  can move you past the “one size fits all” approach to wedding albums and bring you to the ultimate goal of wedding photography: a truly customized heirloom piece that is beautifully designed and a perfect fit for your clients.

Seating is limited to eight.  For more detailed information and to register, please fill out our contact for here:  Request Detailed Information


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Ashley and Jeremy’s Wedding at Brookside Country Club by Heather and Jarred

by Jarred ~ January 15th, 2015

Our friend and amazing planner Tricia Dever of Always Eventful approached us in 2012 to photograph the Canton wedding of stage stars Ashley Spencer and Jeremy Jordan.  Canton native Ashley rose to fame after appearing on Grease: You’re the One that I Want! and met Tony nominated Jeremy while working on Broadway.  Needless to say we were super excited to have the opportunity to work with them and capture the day that Tricia had helped prepare!

The day was filled with emotional moments, hot posing and polished dance moves.  We started with the ceremony at the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist in downtown Canton and moved to Brookside Country Club in Jackson for portraits and the reception.  While we were scouting the locations for portrait ideas, we discovered that Brookside had a piano that was a perfect fit for this musical couple, and we were able to incorporate it into some of our favorite images of the day.

This is one of Heather and I’s favorite weddings, and we thought it would be a perfect first wedding to share with all of you Genevieve Nisly Photography fans.  And it’s particularly relevant right now, as Jeremy is featured on this week’s Law & Order SVU – ‘Agent Provocateur’ - and his new movie The Last Five Years with Anna Kendrick opens in theaters on February 13th!  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


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Big News – We’re Growing! Heather and Jarred of Inlux Photo Join Our Team

by James ~ January 5th, 2015

We’ve been sitting on some big news for quite a while now, and the time has finally come to share!

Starting today, Jarred and Heather of Inlux Photo will be shooting weddings as an additional shooting team for Genevieve Nisly Photography.  We have been good friends and colleagues with Inlux Photo for many years and we are very excited to bring them on board and make them a part of our team.  Pricing and portfolio information will be on the website soon.

In addition to shooting weddings, Jarred will also be taking Chris’ place as our office manager to help us keep day to day stuff running smoothly.  Jarred brings with him nine years of experience in the local wedding industry which will prove quite useful in answering questions about your wedding day or portrait session.

There is, however, a few things that we should make very clear for those who’s weddings are coming up this year:

If you have already hired Heather and Jarred through Inlux Photo to photograph your wedding, it is still going to be Jarred and Heather who will photograph, process, and deliver your photos.  Nothing is going to change for you.

Similarly, if you have already hired Genevieve and James to photograph your wedding, it is still going to be Genevieve and James who will shoot, process, and deliver your photos.  Nothing is changing for you either.

And in the future, if you are considering Genevieve Nisly Photography for your wedding, you will know which team will be photographing your wedding, and you will meet, plan and work with that team for the whole process.

All clear on that?  Ok, good.

If you are a huge Inlux fan and you were hoping to have them for your wedding, you can still find all the sweet, sweet talents you see below for your wedding day right here.  Just under a different roof.



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Nicole and Scott’s Christmas Wedding at the Canton Club

by Genevieve ~ January 2nd, 2015

Even before Scott and Nicole were engaged, Nicole had admired the Canton Club and envisioned having a vintage inspired Christmas wedding there. Little did she know her dream would come true. Their wedding was an intimate, very emotional, classic and romantic celebration with touches of old Hollywood glamour just as Nicole had imagined.

Nicole and Scott met through work. She hadn’t noticed him *that* way but he certainly had his eyes on her. It took his persistence and after months he finally wore her down and won over her heart. Some things are worth fighting for and thankfully Scott never gave up!

Scott and Nicole: we so enjoyed getting to know you both and photograph your wedding day around Canton landmarks! So glad we braved the cold for a few outside photos. Enjoy these few photos before the rest are ready.

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Desmond and Erika’s Wedding at the Downtown Cleveland Renaissance Hotel

by James ~ December 16th, 2014

There were some stories told during Desmond and Erika’s wedding day about how they met.  Something about Desmond, the surgeon, running into Erika, the attractive nurse, with a gurney carrying a patient while on his way to the surgical unit.  Erika, out of her annoyance, quickly asked “Where did you learn to drive; India?”

I don’t know if any of this is really true, but hey, lets not let the truth get in the way of a good story. And if I can help this story get traction as a family legend that lives on for decades, then all the better.

Whatever actually did happen, it certainly happened for a reason, because it eventually led to this day, where two best friends made a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together.  And we were fortunate enough to be there to document it.

The day started out with the ceremony at The Church of the Gesu, then we headed over to the art museum for some chilly photos with what daylight we had left.  The cold chased us back to the Renaissance hotel  where the reception was held in the beautifully lit ambassador room.

Congrats, Erika and Desmond!  It’s been so great to get to know you!

Some of Genevieve’s favorite images:


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