Sunday, April 29, 2007


I thought I'd put up a few images from a great bridal session we had yesterday with my second shooter Karen's sister Dyan. Dyan will be married in Amsterdam in August and we had the pleasure of photographing her at the marvelous Will Shively's studio in the Short North. We used Dyan's "real" gown and a used one purchased at a secondhand store. Better to rough up the "fake" dress!

We got a lot of really super shots, but here are just a few. I'm sure I'll post more later, so be sure to check back!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hildy and Howie

Thought I'd throw on a couple shots of my fur-covered family, Hildy and Howie.

It's been a while, and the last shot was in black/white. So now you get to see her in all her red glory! Whatta sweetie!

And here's a shot of Howie. He's as hard to capture as Hildy, but here he is just sitting out in the yard yesterday.


Last weekend, my great former bride, Mia, made the trip to Columbus from her home in Painesville to spend Sunday shooting with Melissa and me. Mia is a fabulous model and we had a great time shooting with her in an abandoned industrial area (in her wedding gown, no less!) and then back at my house in my living room. We had so much fun and created some absolutely gorgeous images of Mia. Turns out the light in my living room is stellar for shooting, so I'm definitely looking forward to doing more in there!

These post-bridal shoots are a great way to have some fun and play a little! I'd love to shoot more of my brides in this manner, so don't be shy!

Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

This first one was taken by Melissa:

And these are mine:

Suzy and Brandon

Melissa and I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Suzy and Brandon this past Saturday, April 21. We couldn't have asked for better weather! The wedding was beautiful! Suzy chose the most fabulous color for her bridesmaids to wear and, with the vibrant bouquets and the brilliant blue sky, made for some fantastically saturated images!

The wedding was held at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church in Clintonville, with the reception at Confluence Park. Here are some of my favorite shots:

Isn't she a beautiful bride?!!

Here are the amazing blue bridesmaids dresses:

Melissa created this great shot across the street from the church at the Longview Barber Shop. Love it!

After the ceremony we had a little fun shooting in Brandon's grandpa's vintage Cadillac Eldorado. Can you say swanky?! Woohoo!

Then Melissa had the great fun to ride with the newly married couple to the reception and captured this very fun shot:

I love photographing the bouquet/garter toss with the fisheye lens. It always makes for some interesting and unique images, like this one!

Congratulations, Suzy and Brandon!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Becky and Keith!

Congratulations are in order for Becky and Keith, who were married one year ago today. Check out the gorgeous flowering tree behind them in the first shot! Beee-u-tiful! Just like their wedding! They were married at St. Patrick's in Dublin, with a fantastic reception at the Golf Club of Dublin. We had a great time - what a super couple! Happy Anniversary, Becky and Keith!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Tara and Chris!

Happy Anniversary to Tara and Chris, who were married one year ago today at St. John downtown, with a fabulous reception at The Westin. We had chilly temperatures on their wedding day, but nothing like we've had recently, and definitely no snow! Tara was a master of gorgeous details, which were in evidence everywhere! Here are a few shots I loved from their wedding. Happy Annivesary, Tara and Chris!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Jill and Tim

Jill and Tim invited me to their stomping ground in the D.C. area for their super fun engagement session. After they picked me up at the airport, we headed to their house to pick up their dog, Laila, for a romp in the park. OK, next to my Hildy, Laila is THE sweetest poochie! She's just adorable! Check out their family portrait:

Then, it was out for some lunch at the Austin Grille in Silver Spring. The couple who dips together stays together!!

Next on our adventure was a subway ride. Check out the reflection of the woman snoozing in the seat behind them!

We capped off our tour of the nation's capitol with a stop in the Bishop's Garden at the National Cathedral. What a beautiful, serene place!

We had a fabulous time hanging out and seeing the sights. Jill and Tim were great hosts and I can't wait for their wedding in May! Thanks, guys!!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Jacque and Jeremy

I spent part of Friday afternoon shooting Jacque and Jeremy's engagement session in the Short North. We had a fabulous time wandering the streets and shot some in Goodale Park as well. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and we couldn't have asked for better weather. Jacque and Jeremy were super to work with and we had a great time getting to know each other better. Here are a few of my very favorite shots from their session: