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.

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 ...

Caroline and Shmuel: wintery engagement session at the Cleveland Cultural gardens

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in engagements, portraits

We caught up with Caroline and Shmuel over the Thanksgiving holiday to get some portraits in anticipation of their wedding next summer. The snow was ever so soft, and their enthusiasm couldn’t be thwarted by the cold.

Stephen & David at home

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in portraits

Creating portraits can be a real pleasure when your subjects have as much warmth and ease as Stephen and David. We shot inside of their 1902 Lakewood home, which has been meticulously restored and redecorated to reflect not only the era it was built, but the owners personal style and taste in art. (If only ...

Lara, Jon, and Oscar

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in portraits

Family portrait season is in full swing, and this time we did a studio session with Lara, Jon, and Oscar, and a few specific props… Full family portrait sessions start at $299 prepaid, which includes a $50 print credit. You can buy the session now and book the time later, or use it like a ...