Archive for May, 2011

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!



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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.

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For Erica and David’s engagement session we headed to downtown Cleveland.  Since the couple will be getting married in a beautiful nature setting in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, they decided they wanted to go for more of an ‘urban’ shoot for their engagements.  With their adorable pupster in tow, they met me downtown East 4th street and we had fun getting in some shots around Cleveland.  Check them out!

They LOVE their pupster so we made sure we got some fun shots that included the pup. 😉

A little pup tongue action!

And possibly a little tongue action between David and Erica...lol. 😉

Aren't they cute?! 🙂

The obligatory shot by the Browns Stadium for the boys. 😉

Take a stroll down East 4th

A tender moment with the Cleveland skyline in the background

Whispering sweet nothings? 😉

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So when you photograph babies…you never know what experience you will get when you show up.  Well, sweet little miss Grier welcomed all of us to the start of her afternoon photoshoot with probably the smelliest diaper full of “peas” that I have smelled in quite some time! haha.  While me, mom, and dad were all giving “stink” faces, taking care of business actually made this little missy all smiles. 😉  Guess you gotta do what you gotta do to get a good photo. Lol.  Check out some of our favorite images from her session below.

Dad just told me that he's never feeding me peas again. hahahaha, he's funny.

Hangin' out in the Shaker Lakes Park

Someone's lovin' the slide at the park!

The kiddos seem to really love the grass. She couldn't stop touching it. 🙂

Such a sweetheart in this cute dress and headband

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So as luck would have it, the day of my photoshoot with 6 month old Brandon there were some big rain storms (not too strange of an occurence in the springtime in Northeast Ohio) that day which meant no photos outside and a power outage at their house!  Fortunately, we made luck with the natural light that we did have and were able to get some great shots of this handsome little guy.  Check them out. 🙂

I agree with the bib. 😉

A big smile hangin' with Momma

What you don't realize is that this is the 1st time B sat up on his own! 🙂

Tummy time!

Brandon and Dad

I think someone's ready for some Summer beachtime!

B's trick during our photoshoot? Sticking out his tongue. So cute!

With that face, i think he's got his parents wrapped around his finger! 😉

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For Sharon and Matt’s engagement session, we decided to head back to where it all started…Niles McKinley High School.  🙂  Many times it takes my couples a little time to warm up and feel comfy being “lovey-dovey” in front of the camera.  Not these two though!  They made it easy for me to catch them in those special moments between the two of them.  I’m already getting excited to photograph their big day in September!  Check out a few favorites from their session.

A loving pat on the head


A kiss on the forehead


The start of it all..


Eskimo kiss


A stroll by the McKinley Memorial Library


Sweet Embrace


Warm nuzzle or whispering sweet nothings? Probably a little of both. 😉

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