nutcracker ballet photography
The Nutcracker Ballet
I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to photography the Nutcracker Ballet as performed by North Pointe Ballet.  I started early during their warm-ups and then was given access to go anywhere on stage as they ran a full costume dress rehearsal of the show from beginning to end.  Here are just a few of my favorite images! ...
family portrait
Family Portraits
  Just a few of the many family portrait sessions that I took in 2018.  
pittsburgh wedding photography
Pittsburgh Wedding Photography
Late this summer I had the opportunity to make the trip from Cleveland to Pittsburgh to be the photographer for Katie and Chris on their special day.   Even though we had to dodge a few raindrops the day was perfect.  The ceremony took place at Duquesne University, where they both attended school.  Formal pictures took place right ...
engagement portraits
Engagement Portraits
Usually when I'm taking photos of Bailey it's for some crazy idea that I have but this time around it was her engagement portraits!  I ended up having two session with Bailey and Andrew because it rained the day of the first and that made getting into the river with a waterfall a bit more dangerous and less scenic than we were hopi ...
senior portrait
Senior Portraits
I met with Rhianna for her Senior Portraits at Squire's Castle before heading down to a smaller park close to a nearby river.  It was a fun session that even included a surprise visit from her boyfriend to ask her to the Homecoming Dance!
senior portraits
Eastlake North Senior
Nick is an Eastlake North Senior graduating in 2019.  We started off at the high school to get some photos on the soccer field and then went off to explore downtown Willoughby for while.  His portraits came out great!
Baby Eden is Growing Up
Baby Eden is growing up!  Just a few weeks ago I went back to see her for her six months portraits!  Can't wait to see her again when she turns a year old
Gilmore Academy Senior
Meadow is a Gilmore Academy Senior that I first met at the pool when my kids joined the local rec swim team. That shouldn't be a surprise to anybody that knows her.  She's always at the pool.  She's also a Class of 2019 Senior and getting ready to go on to new adventures after high school.  It was great to see her again and explore ...
Wedding in Vermillion
I went to a wedding in Vermillion.  The rain came and went the night before and it turned into  a beautiful late summer day.  Since my nephew was the groom it was the rare opportunity to spend a day "working" with my family!  Things started out unlike they always do.  This wild card on this morning was the requirement of stage for ...
dance photography
Into the City to Dance
Jake came into the city to dance a few weeks ago.  I met him in an area I haven't photographed in before and that was great.  Change is good.  New spaces lead to new perspectives.  There were some interesting elevations to take advantage of and we even got to climb fire escapes!
cleveland ballet project
Trevor Dancing in Cleveland
I came across a social media post that mentioned Trevor dancing in Cleveland a few weekends ago.  A couple messages later and we had scheduled a session in downtown.  With a new dancer, I also took a new direction and walked west for a change from Public Square.  It was a great night and the photos are really solid.
dance photographer
Akron Dance
I headed down to Akron for dance session a few weeks back with Kristi.  It was a chance to get into a new location to shoot and that always leads to a bit of creativity compared to the places you know well.  We had a great time walking around the city and found a some cool spots to capture some photos.
dance photography
Beach Dancing
There have been a lot of city sessions lately so how about some beach dancing?  Jessica is a dance major getting ready to finish up her academic career and move into the entertainment industry.  I'm sure she'll be very successful!  For this session we met at Mentor Headlands State Park.  Lake Erie was a little too rough to get in b ...
cleveland ballerina
Ballerina in Cleveland
This is what you get when you put a ballerina in Cleveland!  Leah is an amazing dancer and is only 13 years old!  I can't wait to see what she does with her art as she grows.