This past weekend Kim, Edric, and I had the pleasure of photographing Adam and Hannah’s wedding at the Renaissance in downtown Cleveland. The couple from Michigan and their huge bridal party (dog included) were so easy to work with and I was thrilled to spend the day with them! Not only did the crazy April snowstorm fail to keep this beautiful bride from glowing on her big day, but it also didn’t stop us from capturing the undeniable love between the couple. The admiration that these two have for one another is evident, and I have the pictures to prove it! Enjoy a preview from Adam and Hannah’s downtown Cleveland wedding.
I’ve spent years behind the camera capturing my clients’ celebrations in life… weddings, babies, families… what an amazing honor it has been to get to be a part of these moments in their lives! But the last year of my life has turned the tables on me, and allowed me to be the client in my own photography studio… First, my wedding (check it out here!) put me in front of Gabriella & Sharon’s cameras, and I have to admit, it was fun being their guinea pig :)
But now, as the final countdown to life as I know it ticks by, I have continued to practice what I preach, and document my happily growing belly! I will be honest… I wasn’t sure I was going to do a maternity photo shoot (even though they are among my favorites to capture), and I wasn’t sure I would like seeing them. WRONG! I am so glad that I let myself be vulnerable and stepped in front of Gabriella’s camera to capture this very monumental stage of my life. I mean, I’ve waited 36 years for this, so it’s time to celebrate! I see the belly I spend all day rubbing and thinking about… I can see the absolute excitement and joy in my eyes at what this new phase of my life brings… I did see the sheer exhaustion too, but we took care of that in the editing process (teehee).
I gave Gabriella carte-blanch to do whatever she wanted during this shoot. I was determined to not be a backseat photographer. I love her creativity, her ability to set me at ease (I mean, my co-worker is now seeing a whole lot of me!), and most of all how she captured me in such a flattering way. I am so relieved, grateful & so glad to have done this photo shoot… especially because I can now refer to my own experience when speaking with clients.
My plans for the photos? I am going to be putting them in a spectacular linen album that ties shut with a ribbon… an elegant, but private keepsake. I’ll be sure to photograph the final product to show you how it looks!
So here are a few of my favorites from my pregnancy photo session… 20 days and counting until it’s the babies’ turn to be in front of the camera.. stay tuned!
I couldn’t be more excited to introduce our newest photo team member, Chris, and our brand new baby membership program… Bundles of Joy!
The first year of your baby’s life is full of tremendous changes, and we want to capture them for you…
Because of the amazing discounted rates, these bundle memberships are already in high demand— therefore, we will only be accepting 5 new babies each month, so don’t wait! Call to grab your spot!! 216.229.PICS (7427)
Call us to find out more— 216.229.PICS (7427)
Stay tuned tomorrow to meet Chris & see some of his amazing work..!
I asked to get out of the studio, and you listened! I had so much fun doing little Bennett’s first year photos at his house, along with his parents and big sister…
The candid and photojournalistic nature of at-home photos brings such a level of reality to the photos, and I have to admit, I’m partial to these kinds of photo shoots. The kiddos parents were super easy going, as I invited the tots to climb on the furniture, walk on the windowsills, and likely break every household rule… all for the sake of the photos, right? It didn’t hurt that they had fantastic windows that let in the light we needed to get beautiful photographs.
Stay tuned to the blog, because I’ve got more awesome shoots from this past week to share!
I’ll admit it… this winter has been freakishly mild. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been enjoying it! I love my studio. Our location is unbeatable, the people we get to see on a daily basis make our day so enjoyable, and how fantastic to have the ability to do shoots inside when the weather’s crummy outside! BUT… there is something about doing outdoor photo shoots that gets me so energized, and longing for the weather to clear up, warm up, and let me get back to playing outside with my clients!
This is a shoot from late last Fall that I never got around to sharing… I’m not sure what I was thinking!
Olivia’s senior portrait session was not done for the school requirements, but for her and her family to hang onto as a commemoration of this right of passage. Plus, when you look like this, you should be photographed!! The most annoying thing (not really) is that Olivia is as sweet as she is pretty… Ugh! How can you not fall in love with this girl???!!
It was cold out… very. I was bundled in my puffy coat, trying not to focus on my numb fingers, but you’d never know it from her photos! Olivia sported the cutest outfits, and was up for anything and everything I threw at her as we explored the property we were shooting at. This has to be one of my favorite photo sessions of last year– the light, the colors, and the subject all attributed to its success.
Senior photo sessions are so much fun because the “kids” are old enough to want to look good, and want to work with us to get the best shots possible… but have the spunk, energy, personality & inhibition that makes for a fun and successful photo shoot.
Take a look at some of Olivia’s favorites from her Senior Photo Session, and don’t wait to call and set YOUR outdoor photo shoot… Spring and Summer will be here soon!!