Category: portraits

ballerina portrait
Ballerina Portraits
Elizabeth is a ballerina I met through North Pointe Ballet.  I've photographed her multiple times during performances and was very happy to meet her in the city for a session.  This one also took place in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.  Nothing gets you attention in the city like wearing a tutu in a garden!
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Senior Portrait Photography
Sofia is a Class of 2020 Senior at Eastlake North High School.  We met up in the Cultural Garden on MLK Boulevard in Cleveland one evening earlier this year for her photos.  The gardens made the perfect setting for her portraits!
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cleveland boudoir photographer
Cleveland Boudoir Photography
Bailey has been on this blog many times.  This session was a for a Little Black Book she gave her husband before their wedding day (that post coming soon!). 
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cleveland wedding photographer
Cleveland Wedding Photographer
I'm not sure I've looked more forward to photographing any other wedding than Bailey and Andrew's.  Bailey has been spent so much time in front of my camera that I couldn't imagine not being there on her big day.  Andrew is a really nice guy and incredibly talented tattoo artist that his left his mark on me more than a few times.  ...
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dance photographer
Cleveland Dance Photography
Rachel is a recent grad from the dance program at Cleveland State University.  I've worked with few members of the program and was really happy to meet up with her for a dance session at Edgewater Park one evening this summer.  The photos turned out great!
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engagement portraits
Engagement Photos and Cleveland Museum of Art
I've know Danielle for a long time.  She used to help care for my children over the summer and I've asked her to model for me a few times as I tried new things with my portrait work.  I was so happy to her she and Nithanial were going to get married!  Really looking forward to photographing their wedding in 2020!
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Maternity Dance Portraits
I haven't been too diligent about blogging lately but I'm going to try and get caught up over the next couple weeks so lots of new posts coming!   I met Kristi last year for a dance session in Akron and was so excited to find out she was pregnant and wanted to do a maternity session focused on dance!  We met on Mother's ...
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Ballet in the Flats
I met Jessica through North Pointe Ballet and this Spring we met up to do a session away from the performance stage and in the streets of downtown Cleveland.  It was a pretty chilly evening when we met on the East Bank of the Flats for our session but the sun was shining!  We managed to only shiver in between photos!
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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! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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.
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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 ...
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