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 ...

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…                                        

Brenda and Ryan: a spring wedding in Ohio City and The Club at Hillbrook

Posted on May 14, 2014 in Weddings

Brenda and Ryan celebrated their vows at the beautiful St Stephen’s parish in Ohio City, and followed with a reception at the elegant Hillbrook Club. The party lasted into the night, driven by Ryan and Brenda’s exuberant dancing. Here are a few favorite images form the day:                 ...

Katie and James: a very intimate backyard wedding

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 in Weddings

In over 15 years and hundreds of weddings, I’ve been fortunate to see quite a wide variety of celebrations, not only in terms of traditions, but also size and scope. I was honored recently to have been invited to document one of the smallest weddings I’ve ever shot, as Katie and James tied the knot ...

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 ...

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!  

Clare and Jayson

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 in Weddings, winter weddings

The first wedding of 2014 was an intimate, late afternoon gathering at Lakewood’s Nicholson House. A cold rainy, snowy day took nothing away from the festivities and good cheer. And in spite of the inclement weather and darkness, we still managed to make it outside for a final portrait.

Wedding Favorites: Best of 2013

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Weddings

2013 saw quite a range of weddings, from less than 50 to more than 500 guests, from Croatian to Jewish Orthodox, straight to gay, high school sweethearts to second time around-ers, skydivers, rockers, harlem shakers, rain, sleet, and snow… I covered it all, and it was always a delight and challenge to capture the real ...