Cathy and James–back in Cleveland

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in engagements, portraits

Cathy and James, both native Clevelanders and current Seattle citizens came back to town recently for a portrait session in advance of their October Cleveland wedding. We decided on the Cleveland Museum of Art and surrounding area, taking advantage of the morning hours before the mad rush of wedding parties overran the lagoon.     ...

Gail and Ben: A wedding at Holden Arboretum’s Lantern Courts

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Weddings

Holden Arboretum’s Lantern Court was the perfect location on this beautiful summer day for Gail and Ben’s wedding. Although the evening ended with thunderstorms, the weather held off long enough for a lovely outdoor ceremony and photo session. Here are some highlights from the day:                       ...

Angela and Kevin

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Weddings

Angie and Kevin got married on an unseasonably rainy day in July, but that didn’t deter us from getting some great photos at Lakeview Park in Lorain after their ceremony at St. Joseph’s in Avon Lake. The reception continued at Ahern’s Banquet Center in Avon Lake. (The unique paper floral arrangements and bouquets were created by ...

“Bride in Black” at the Butler Institute of American Art

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in gallery, portraits

I’m very pleased to have been included in the 78th annual Butler Institute of Art Midyear National Exhibition, now on view through September 7th. The juried show is open to artists across the United States, and this year 91 pieces from 89 artists were selected from nearly 1,000 entries of 289 artists. While open to different mediums, ...

Caroline and Shmuel: An Orthodox Wedding to Remember

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Weddings

It is always gratifying when families ask us back to photograph more weddings, and this was no exception. Having covered her sister Suzanne’s wedding last year, we went in knowing that it was going to be a great day to remember. We started at the bride and groom’s respective homes for their preparations, and then ...

Liz and KC: engagement session at the West Side Market

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in engagements, portraits

When I asked KC and Liz where they wanted to do their engagement portrait session, they answered The West Side Market with no hesitation. The colorful and popular Cleveland landmark is a favorite of many, and for many captures a lot of the charm of this town.

Naked babies and cute kids–yeah, we do that too!

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in portraits

Kristen is the kind of client who really appreciates professional photography, and I was pleased that she sought me out when her previous photographer was no longer available. She wanted intimate, fun portraits with no distractions, and the studio was the perfect setting. I love when everyone gets involved with family photos; because the photos ...

Peter and Casey tie the knot at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in Weddings

Peter and Casey, Cleveland Institute of Art grads, came back to their old stomping grounds in University Circle to throw a wedding celebration at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The day was perfect for their garden ceremony, and the giant fossils provided a brilliant and fun backdrop to their reception. Here are a few ...

Jennifer and David

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 in Weddings

The May showers threatened, but ultimately held off for Jennifer and David’s wedding, providing us ample opportunity to make the most of our photo session. Here are a few highlights from their wedding at Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, and Pazzo’s Grand Ballroom.                       ...

Mindy and Antuan: E-session at the Cultural Gardens

Posted on May 28, 2014 in portraits, Weddings

In anticipation of their August wedding, I met up with Mindy and Antuan for a portrait session near Cleveland’s Cultural gardens. The warm afternoon light matched their sunny dispositions perfectly…