Ashley and Wesley’s MOCA and Cleveland Museum of Art Engagement Session

by James ~ April 1st, 2014

It was another blustery day when I met with Ashley and Wesley for their engagement session in Cleveland.  We originally planned to start outside, but the rain chased us into the new Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where we were able to make good use of the space.  We then headed over to the brand new Museum of Contemporary Art just down the street where Ashley’s farther had played a very significant part in the construction of the new building.  The reflective surfaces, angles, and geometry of the space created some very interesting opportunities and I can’t wait to further explore that space in the future.

Can’t wait until your wedding, guys!

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Kim and Grace’s Roma Album Collection

by James ~ March 19th, 2014

Straight from the “It’s never too late” department, here is Kim and Grace’s epic 50 spread (100 page) wedding album, and two companion albums for the parents, all in black leather.  I love it when we get to make an album that matches the wedding in terms of scale and scope, and this one definitely does the trick.  Kim and Grace have had a lot of their plate with a growing family since their wedding three years ago, so it’s understandable when people have to take a little bit of time before tackling those last revisions and approvals for their album.  The good news is that work is done, and their have their heirloom piece very shortly.  Enjoy!

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First of Three Wedding Albums to Receive a Silver Accolade of Excellence Award at WPPI

by James ~ March 7th, 2014

Genevieve and I are quite excited to let you all know that three of our wedding albums received a Silver Accolade of Excellence award last week at this year’s Wedding and Portrait Photography International’s (WPPI) annual convention and trade show in Las Vegas.  This is our first time entering an album competition, so we really had no idea what to expect, but were quite pleased with the outcome.

Today we are featuring the first of the three albums to win the award; Nick and Annemarie’s New Year’s Eve wedding album.  Enjoy!

Nichole and Doug’s Engagement Session at the Italian Cultural Gardens

by James ~ March 4th, 2014

As I recall, I ended up driving though rain, sleet, and snow on my way to meet Doug and Nichole for their engagement session back in October.  I think both Nichole and I were anxiously watching the sky to see if we could catch a break in time get a good session in.  Thankfully, the sky opened up just enough and at the right time for us to score some beautiful late afternoon sun without losing those amazing storm clouds.  Couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.

 

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Portraits of Baby RJ

by Genevieve ~ February 28th, 2014

Over the last couple of years we’ve gotten to know Roger and Martha by doing a few portrait sessions. They are such generous and kind people that I look forward to every meeting or session with them. We often end up getting sidetracked in conversation and enjoy discussing past and future plans for travels around the globe or culinary preferences. This session was no different!

Roger and Martha came to me to photograph their first born Elia. They have now welcomed their second child into their family. This sweet  and easy going little boy, named RJ, is destined to pick up some of his parents traits including being benevolent and big hearted. In the meantime, he enjoys cuddles with mom and dad and will be running before we know it!

Enjoy these images of newborn RJ before he grows up too fast!

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Allison and Alex’s Engagement Session at Great Lakes Brewing Company

by James ~ February 21st, 2014

Allison and Alex had their first date at the Great Lakes Brewing Company, so what better place to start of their engagement session?  A pint of brew also goes a long way towards calming the camera jitters that often crops up right before a session.  We made our way around the bustling little corner of Cleveland known as Ohio City before finishing off the session in some lesser populated corners just south of the river.  Keep an eye on the blog for their wedding post this coming September!

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Ken and Joe’s Engagement Session at Huntington Beach

by James ~ February 12th, 2014

Here’s another warm, summer engagement session to enjoy on another cold, winter day.  Today it’s Ken and Joe whom we met up with at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio.  After a moment of hesitation in front of the camera, they quickly warmed up, got comfortable with each other, and just enjoyed the rest of the session.  We are really looking forward to working with these two on their wedding day this coming summer at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.  Enjoy!

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Portraits of Sweet Baby Nolan

by Genevieve ~ February 10th, 2014

With Valentine’s time around the corner, I thought it appropriate to share some photos with lots of love and a little pop of red.

Baby Nolan came into the studio with mommy and daddy for his first official family portrait. Since his mom is also a photographer I knew there were high expectations for great images from the photo session. I’m pretty thrilled with the images below and I think Kalyn is as well!

It was so fun to capture 4 month old Nolan. He has such an expressive face and those eyes could melt your heart!

What better way to start the session than cute little toes?

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