Category: portraits

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!
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.
Taylor Dances in Cleveland
Taylor dances in Cleveland in this post of images.  She is another of the fantastic instructors at Dance Studio M.  As usual for me, it was a just a walk through the city and picking out the spots that looked interesting in the moment.  Made a lot of great images!
High School Senior
Matt is a high school senior at St Ignatius in Cleveland.  I met up with him on campus and we took a walk around the school and over onto W. 25th street  to get some great photos.
newborn photography
Newborn Portraits
It's always excited when I get to take newborn portraits.  Especially for somebody that I've worked with before so I was very happy to get the call from Haleigh that she was going to be welcoming a little one into her world and that she wanted me to take the first portraits.  So say hello to sweet, little Evelyn!
cleveland senior portrait
Solon High School Senior
Cayla is a Solon High School Senior that met up with me for her Class of 2018 Senior Portraits at the Cleveland Museum of Art a few weeks ago.  We spent some time inside and then made it outside for a few shots in between the rain drops.
Westlake High School Class of 2018
This Westlake High School Class of 2018 Senior is a special one.  She's not only my niece but she is also a partner in crime with my two children whenever family gets together.  She done a lot.  She was a star soccer player.  Now she's a star book reader.  I imagine she's read a library's worth of books so it was fitting that we en ...
cleveland family portrait
One Year with Phil
It's been one year with Phil!  That's right!  This little dude is one year old.  It's been so fun watching him grow up and staying in touch with his parents since first met them at their wedding.  Well, I actually first met Katie and her sister's wedding!  It's great to work with families and get to know them well. Phil's first ...
willoughby senior portraits
Willoughby South High Class of 2018
Ben is a Willoughby South High Class of 2018 Senior.  He played football there and has bigger plans after graduation.    The morning we met at the park was crisp and cool and a bit like a wildlife adventure.  I'm pretty sure there were more wild  turkey and deer walking around than people!  
senior portrait
Class of 2018 Soccer
Nick is a Class of 2018 Soccer player so we met up at the local high school to start of his session.  Unfortunately, the main field was being used by the football team but we found some great light over on the practice field to make a few photos before moving onto a local park.
senior portraits
Class of 2018
Dani is a Class of 2018 Senior at Eastlake North High School.  I met up with her at the Chagrin River Reservation for some pictures before heading to a lake front location to wrap up her session as the sun was going down.  As always, if there is a chance to get wet, then I'll probably talk people into it!  Dani was no different! ...
In the River
I said, "Bailey, our next session should be in the river."  She didn't flinch.  She just asked what she should wear.  So here we are after an hour in the river.  Waist deep.  Stumbling over rocks.  Fading summer light.  Wondering if there are leeches in the water.