I still get excited every time this happens, although I am not sure why. Maybe it’s akin to a child waiting for Christmas, knowing the excite that is just around the corner. I love sharing the wedding work I capture around Cleveland, so press features are always a welcome treat.
Last year, I worked with an amazing team of wedding professionals to capture a Lavender & Sage themed wedding elopement. Set amongst a real lavender farm near Cleveland, the session features some amazing scenery and design concepts. At the time, the team was thrilled to see it featured by another amazing blog.
Seeing that the style shoot also looked like an amazing bridal shower, Showerbelle just published the Lavender & Sage shoot as a new feature. I’m thrilled that Showerbelle included our work amongst some stunning work from other wedding professionals. You definitely have to stop by and check out the feature, as well as some of the other work Showerbelle has to show.
Just below you can enjoy a couple highlights from this shoot. Much more can be seen over at Showerbelle. Enjoy!
Just in time for the holidays, I am launching a short series of MINI family photography sessions around the Cleveland area. These abbreviated family sessions are a great way to remember your beautiful family during our most gorgeous season – and save some money as well. Even better, MINI seasons are a great way to capture the perfect photo for the annual holiday card.
Each session lasts about 30 minutes and results 10-15 photos for you to review. As a bonus, a couple beautiful fine-art prints are included for you to decorate your home. Even better, you can choose to add holiday photo cards to the session. Just pick from one of four standard designs and save big. The holiday cards will then be shipped to your door just a couple weeks later.
Sessions are limited! Only five spots are available at each of the two locations. Book today to ensure a spot is still available just for your family. In case your curious to see some awesome examples, check out the family+seniors portfolio.
Only $195 – save $155
Compared to my normal lifestyle family sessions, these mini sessions are a great way to capture beautiful imagery, save time and money.
30 minutes session at one of two locations One 5×7-inch fine-art print One 8×10-inch fine-art print Online proofing of 10-15 images Add holiday cards for a handsome discount (see below)
Two Dates & Two Great Locations
Chosen for their great fall scenery, Huntington Park on the west side and Holden Arboretum on the east side feature amazing autumn color.
October 13th (Columbus Day) Holden Arboretum (east) October 15th Huntington Park (west)
Make Life Easy – Add Holiday Cards
Sending holiday cards can be a pain – especially custom cards featuring your family. There’s an better way – add custom holiday cards to your MINI session.
Choose from four great designs Includes 5×7 flat cards & envelopes Return address labels included too! Just select a photo to feature & your done Designs & options to be shown at the session
“Would you ship this overnight express,” I asked Maria as I gave her a handful of film. “It needs to get to California immediately,” I followed up. Protected safely within each roll of 120 film were memories. They were memories of Bailey & Walt’s wedding at the Hyatt Arcade in downtown Cleveland. But they were also my memories. Memories of an amazing two weeks spent with new friends.
The memories told the story of an amazing wedding day. Like Bailey laughing and crying with her sisters as she got ready. Bailey’s sisters were practicing their processional walk, as Bailey and I gave each other a knowing eye of comedic intent. Further on in the story was the first look shared between Bailey and Walt at the Cleveland central library in downtown.
They saw each other for the first time again, nestled among the stacks of books (and strangely audio tapes). We chose the library because the joy of reading is particularly important to both Bailey and Walt. And this story continued outside as we captured additional portraits around the library with family and friends looking on.
It was only when I started to edit the photos that I could see full meaning of the memories captured on that rather hot day in downtown. It’s a story of a bride and groom, obviously obsessed with each other, who wanted simply to share their joy and thanks with family and friends. Both Bailey and Walt didn’t miss an opportunity to express their gratitude. For example, they took a really special moment during the ceremony to specifically thank their parents. Or even the special “after party” they threw for friends at a bowling alley around the corner.
The day was filled with grace and gratitude. I simply hope I captured their wedding with the same seemingly effortless beauty that Bailey and Walt so clearly invested into their wedding. And for Bailey and Walt – thank you so much for treating me as a friend. It was so nice to capture your wedding, but also to hangout together afterward. And for everyone, I hope you enjoy a few highlights below.