Tag: portrait

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 dance photographer
Ballet Photography in Cleveland
If there is one thing I want to do as much of as possible, it would be ballet photography in Cleveland.  Taking talented dancers into the city and making wonderful images with them like I did a few weeks ago with Abby. I met Abby when she danced the Nutcracker with the Cleveland Ballet Company.  After a taking her picture in cos ...
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.
winter portrait
Let It Snow
It might be a little more like Spring in Northeast Ohio this week, but back in early December, I was ready to let it snow - a lot.  On one of the first heavy snowfalls of the season I got my favorite model, Bailey, to head out into the snow with me for a morning a making beautiful portraits.  We walked a local park stopping here an ...
Senior Pictures Field and Flowers
Field and flowers or concrete and cities?  That's usually the question I respond with when people ask where we should go for their portrait session.  Maddie wanted fields and flowers.  I knew just the spot. Maddie is another Eastlake North Class of 2017 Senior.  She's also the daughter of good friends - so no pressure to get thi ...
Eastlake North Senior Portraits
Chris is a Ranger.  A two sport Ranger.  As a kid he just played football.  Then he just played soccer.  Now he does both.  Last year he even became a bit of a local celebrity for hitting the longest field goal in school history during the first game of the season to cap a win for the good guys. We met up at the school to take h ...
Bailey – Scene Five
Scene Five.  Five.  That's how many times Bailey has been in front of my camera.  We work well together.  It's a collaboration.  It's the gym for creative exercise. A few weeks ago I was out exploring the area playing Pokemon Go  with my kids.  Yes.  WITH MY KIDS!  We were at a park I'd been to before but never really explored m ...
Olivia at Squire’s Castle
This young lady, Olivia, is dancer with my daughter.  This week she's living it big out in LA taking part in some workshops, but last weekend we got together to take some fun photos and get some portraits she can use as head shots. We worked our way around the grounds at Squire's Castle.  Avoiding a wedding and family portrait s ...
Meredith at the Beach
Occasionally, I reach out, share what inspires me and ask if anybody would like to help me out with a themed session.  Meredith answered one of those calls and we headed out to Mentor Headlands to have a bit of fun.  It was warm, the waves were rolling and the sun was shining.  We had a great evening making some fantastic photos th ...
Little Jackson
Little Jackson was less than a week old when I got to meet him and his parents last week.  I enjoy these simple newborn sessions.  At the families home, typically right in their living room.  All you need a plain wall and some nice light flowing in through a window.
newborn portraits
Little Mason
Little Mason was born two months ago, just before Christmas.  He's a happy little man and his parents love him to pieces!  I was so happy to spend a little bit of time getting to know him and capturing some of his very first portraits!  Can't wait to watch him grow-up!
Beauty and the Beach
Bailey is the beauty on the beach.  You might recognize her from other posts on the blog.  She's become my "go to" model when I want to try something different.  Different could be new gear - a new camera, a new lens.  Different could also be old gear - in this case an old Canon film camera. It was early and cold.  That blanket ...
Jackie – Class of 2015
Jackie is another of the great Class of 2015 Seniors that I worked with this year.  It was a fantastic fall day when we got together in downtown Willoughby to take advantage of the some of the historic architecture around the square.  Turns out the Jackie is a big fan of Christmas so we also lucked since the decorations were alread ...
Taylor – Class of 2015
Taylor is another Class of 2015 Senior!  She'll be graduating from Lake Catholic next Spring and looking forward to life after high school. We met in Downtown Willoughby a few weeks back to take advantage of a perfect evening.  We walked the streets and had a great time taking some wonderful pictures!