“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, ...

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 ...

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…                                        

lawyers, artists, and doctors

Posted on May 19, 2014 in portraits

Even with wedding season starting up, we’re still scheduling headshots and portraits in the studio and on location. Lawyers, doctors, and artists are just some of the professionals coming in to get a serious photo done of themselves. In a very visually oriented online world, your photo is often the first impression you make with ...

The Professional Headshot

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 in portraits

Nowadays the most taken for granted image is the ubiquitous headshot, but your headshot is the first thing that makes an impression on prospective employers, clients, and associates! Whether you’re a professional, business person, musician or actor, aspiring commander in chief, or hipster entrepreneur, it’s time to get yourself a big-boy photo made! Headshots are ...

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 ...

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.