So I know, I know…it’s been 2 months since my last blog post.  I’m sooooo sorry!  It doesn’t mean I have halted my photography. Not in the least!  It’s been for good reason!  First, since I have such rockin’ clients that keep me in high demand, I literally have been working my butt off from dawn until well after dusk  with little time to think about blog posts (having 3 jobs and studying for a possible 4th during wedding season doesn’t help!) Second and foremost, I have been working on a new branding and a new blogsite to post all the lastest, fun, fabulous photoshoots onto.  And after months of hard work and obstacles along the way…it’s FINALLY here!  Please go check it out!


Also be sure to check out and “like” my new Facebook Page.

When you go over to the new blogsite, be sure to leave some love in a comments section and let me know what you think! 🙂


My friend Judy recently called on me to come visit her at her financial planning office in Solon, Ohio to take some photos of the place and of her staff.  Their sole male team member, Zach, was putting together a new website for them and they wanted some nice photos to include on the side.  I was game for the opportunity!   They are such a warm and welcoming group with such good spirits, that I couldn’t believe when my 1.5 hour time was up!  Below I’ve posted an image of the group.  If you like to see more of my images on their website be sure to check it out here: Financial Network Investment Corporation. And DEFINITELY check them out if you are in need of some financial advice/planning.  You won’t regret contacting them. 🙂

Here's the whole gang: Sharon, Zach, Jewel, & Judy.



When I found out Erik and Katie met playing Warcraft, I knew that their wedding was going to be anything BUT stuffy.  Despite rain storms and stomach bugs causing some last minute changes in their wedding day timeline, Erik and Katie stayed chill and calm on their big day.  They had a few fun tricks up their sleeves as surprises for family and friends on their big day to make it memorable.  Check them out below in some of my favorite shots from the day.

The gals getting ready. This might have been right before the accidental eye poking. haha.


The details of the bodice of her gorgeous dress


Rings and her pretty pink reception shoes


Zipping Katie in!


The gorgeous bride


Father and daughter both look pretty happy!

There were some funny moments during the ceremony. 🙂


the bouquet


Fun times at Danny's Ice Cream & Burgers off of Rt. 91.


Tell me that this couple is not a fun couple? I mean, finger dancing! Love it! 🙂


Who says you can't find perfect photographic backdrops for a wedding in a cemetary? haha.


So sweet!


Nothing says love like sticking out your tongue. Haha



A stolen kiss!


Super Heros!!


I loved that they had Stewie and Brian as part of their cake!

When I walked in and saw John Kerata of the DJ Crew heading the music, I knew there'd be fun dancing.


The girls getting down!


Groomsman dancing with grandmother of the Bride = So cute!!


Here’s a sneak peek of Miss M’s boudoir session.  If you would like to see more images from her session in the post  below, feel free to contact me for the password: tamarak58@yahoo.com.

A very sexy, Soon-to-Be Newlywed! 🙂

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I met Monai and her mom over at Wade Park by University Circle for a mid-week photoshoot and it was a surprisingly, GORGEOUS Cleveland May day! I forget how much I love this part of Cleveland and we found lots of fun little nooks and crannies to take some fun images of the beautiful Monai.  I swear she must have been keeping up with her America’s Next Top Model, because I barely had to even direct her.  I loved it!  This Horizon Science Academy grad knew how to work the “smize”! haha.  So here are a few of my favorites from the afternoon.  Enjoy!

See? She knew what she was doing! haha




Loved these doors that we found


We lucked out when we found this cute little alcove for some fun shots


We stopped by the Peter B. Lewis building for some pics too. Love her smile here.


I loved the contrast of the bright green against her white, navy, and red clothing choices.


Working the model walk. 😉


The next Ms. Tyra Banks?? You all heard it here first! Haha.


One last shot with some pretty backlight. 🙂

Congrats Monai!


All of you know I do a ton of photos for clients for their kiddos during their 1st year of life.  And I love doing them!  But why stop after that? Who says you are ever too old for family photos?!  They don’t have to be just of the kiddos!  We all tend to forget about taking family photos as the children get older, but we shouldn’t!  With warmer weather here in Ohio again (or at least a peek of it…Ohio weather is always a tease!), why not book a summer or fall photoshoot with your family? Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today…just book it!  There is nothing like a little family time…and some nice photos to document these special moments with your loved ones. 😉

With that being said…I can’t write a post on a photoblog without photos, right? Here are some photos from some recent family sessions. 🙂

The Paxton Clan

The 'big kids' 😉

The 'youngin's' acting goofy!

The Dolejs family

I spy 'grandma' looking on towards her children and grandchildren. 😉

I think someone thinks her grandfather looks silly with her umbrella! haha

Who says you need a stero-typical pose? Nothing like fun candids to capture the moment.