Top 12 of 2012

After some very tough decisions, we’re finally ready to announce my TOP 12 favorite images from this year!
I chose these images based on the following:
1. Do they evoke an emotional reaction?
2. Do they tell a story?
3. Difficulty of composition and lighting.

If you see yourself in the top 12, you’ll receive a $50 credit towards any photo shoot or product in 2013.
Our way of saying thank you for being such a wonderful ‘model’!

Comments are appreciated, as there’s a chance a few of these may be entered in a professional judging competition.
Since I had more than 50 images to choose from, I also want to share the “runners up”. Don’t forget to check them out too!

baby and daddy

1st trip to the beach

1yr cake smash

baby and mommy

blue eyes

violin seniors

fall engagement

quiet moment engagment

bride in thought

dance wth mom

seeing stars

1st dance

Jake + Katy | Married!

On a beautiful June day, we arrived at David Anthony Salon in Amherst for some fabulous getting ready candids. Some of the best story telling images happen in the salons, love the candid, relaxed, yet high anticipation moments! Katy is a classic beauty marrying her high school sweetheart. Jake is a dedicated Marine who loves his girl and his country. Their engagement session last summer had a vintage military theme in Little Italy…very classy and fun!

They picked a remarkable outdoor photo venue for the wedding too…Schoepfle Gardens. See below for all the vendor links and enjoy the photos!

Salon: David Anthony Salon & Spa in Amherst OH
Church: Good Shepard Baptist in Amherst OH
Outdoor picture location: Schoepfle Gardens in Birmingham OH
Reception Hall: VFW Vermilion
Cake Designer: Walmart in Lorain OH
DJ: Ed with Jagged Edge

Why I love photographing weddings….

The other day, a potential bride asked what I love most about weddings. I’m sure my off-the-cuff answer didn’t do justice to my mind & heart, so here’s my well-thought out answer.

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable milestones in your life. To be chosen as your photographer is one of the greatest honors!  I get to be there from slipping on the dress to the grandpa’s rendition of the twist.

Telling your story through pictures is like Shakespeare’s role in Romeo & Juliet. There’s a love story to be told, and I get to write it. Your albums will be passed down to many generations. In a sense, our artistic vision makes a history impressing within your family. And family is the most important experience of humanity.



Pumpkins and wheat fields | Rick & Jenn’s Wedding Day

I’ve known this family since I was about five years old, so I was really looking forward to this wedding. Couldn’t wait to see the fall decorations and her mother’s wedding dress made into the ring pillows. To top it all off, guess who won the anniversary dance longest married couple….MY parents! Way to go, mom & dad. What’s your advice to the bride & groom? “Never go to bed mad and learn to say yes, honey”

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Queen of Peace, Grafton
Florist: Botamers
Scenic Location: Indian Hallow Park, Grafton
Reception Venue: American Legion Post 717, North Ridgeville
Catering: Sterk’s 440-967-0028
Cake: Cakes Candy and Flowers
DJ:Jim @ DJ ENtertainers


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