Cathryn & Shannon at Josaphat Arts Hall

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Weddings

The spring wedding season got underway at the very charming and unique¬†Josaphat Arts Hall, a converted church on Cleveland’s near east side which functions as both art gallery and event space. Cathryn and Shannon’s wedding brought together elements of both Jewish and Christian faiths, with a grand reception immediately following. Here are a few favorite ...

family photo/dance party

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in portraits

Old time friends and colleagues Catherine Butler, Jordan Davis, and their son came by the studio for portraits and high-jinks. Hats, dance moves, and costume changes made for a lively session. I’ve known Catherine and Jordan since our shared DJ days way back at WRUW, where we spun the latest and most obscure music of ...

Girls on Film (part 4)

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in education, film, portraits

With the new studio, my ongoing series “Girls on Film”¬†continues. This time we shot a brief series of studio headshots both in digital capture, plus a set with the 4×5 large format camera on b&w negative, printed on 16×20 silver gelatin in the darkroom¬†(the film prints are featured here). The large format photographs were shot ...

Ten questions for me (warning: spoilers!)

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in events, Weddings

I was recently invited by Megan Torres to participate in a feature on her wedding style blog A Touch of Modern. I hope I didn’t give away too much!  

More favorites from our big portrait week

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in portraits

To celebrate the opening of the new studio and gallery, we’ve been running a portrait special all week; here are a few more highlights… In this age of instantaneous smartphone pics, it’s easy to forget that image making can be something more, created with the highest quality technology, and done with the care and attention ...

SLAP in the studio

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in commercial, portraits

As portrait week continued, we brought area jazz/utility trio SLAP into the new studio to pretty them up a bit.   Slap can be heard around town and regularly at such establishments as the Ohio City Wine Bar, West Side Market, arts festivals, education concerts, and private functions.

Grand reopening of the studio and gallery–March 14th

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Artwalk, events, gallery

Join us Friday March 14th, as part of the monthly Tremont Artwalk¬†and check out our new studio space–right across the street from the old location at 2687 W. 14th. We will be open from 6-10PM and will feature recent portrait work. Since Mastroianni Photography and Arts opened in early 2009, we’ve featured dozens of artists ...

Hayden in B&W

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in portraits

One of many who took advantage of my¬†$100 portrait sale, Hayden had a vision of what she was looking for. And we were able to do just that–an elegant, b&w studio portrait…    

Studio portrait sale: $100 for one week only!

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in events, portraits, promotions

To celebrate the opening of our new location at 2687 W. 14th (across from the old address), we are offering $100 studio portraits for one week only between March 8 and March 16 (full sessions are normally $299). Take advantage of this sale to update your professional headshot or family portrait for the new year. ...

Breaking in the new studio

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in gallery, portraits

It’s been a hectic few weeks as we moved the studio into the new space, and although it’s directly across the street, it’s definitely not a lateral move. While somewhat smaller, the new studio is superior in creature comforts, and mechanical and structural integrity. Beautiful wood floors welcome, and functioning HVAC make you want to ...