Sunday, July 29, 2007

Jess and Scott

I'll just start with "wow". Wow.

I had the privilege of photographing Jess and Scott's wedding on July 14 at the Silver Grille in Cleveland. Owned by the Ritz Carlton and located in the old Higbee department store building, the Silver Grille is a monument to Art Deco and a beautiful setting for a wedding and reception. We had a great time hanging out with Jess and Scott and their super-nice families, not to mention making some awesome photographs of the event! Here are a few of my many, many favorites:

Scott's mom choosing a make-up style while the girls hang out and play cards

I love this shot with Jess' mom so cute in the background!

Jess and Scott's adorable pooch . . .

and his equally adorable tuxedo!

The array of attendants' dresses

The guys got to hang out in the pool

Jess' parents and grandma were so cute during the ceremony!

Check out the custom aisle runner - awesome!

Most of the Higbee building is unfinished, so we snuck off to make some romantic images against the unique "warehouse" backdrop

You know I love placesetting details!

Great lighting in this shot, for sure!

We even went into the kitchen to see the inner workings. This is the sorbet course set-up.

Love this cake-topper!

Awww, aren't they sweet??

Congratulations Jess and Scott!!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Stacy and Dave

07-07-07 was the wedding of Stacy and Dave. We had a great time photographing Stacy getting ready at the Renaissance downtown, followed by a first meeting with Dave in the gorgeous hotel lounge. Afterward, we took the limo tour of downtown, shooting in a variety of locations and making some great photographs! Then it was on to the Athenaeum for a beautiful ceremony and reception. What a great time!!

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Melissa got this great shot of Dave and the guys. Love it!

Marcella's was the site of this great shot.

I took this shot through the slats of my bench at the ceremony. I love shots that have some humor!

The stage lights cast a beautiful magenta glow on everything and I loved capturing that whole feeling.

Congratulations, Stacy and Dave!!

Happy Anniversary, Mia and Ben!!

I'd like to say a big Happy Anniversary to Mia and Ben, who were married one year ago at St. Joseph Cathedral. Mia, you'll remember, is the cover bride on the current issue of Columbus Bride magazine! If you haven't seen it, check it out - she looks gorgeous!

Here are a few shots from their wedding:

Happy Anniversary, Mia and Ben!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

What's up

I feel like it's been ages since I've posted, with the exception of giving a shout-out to Jessica and Kevin in honor of their anniversary! It's been super busy around here, with fantastic summer weddings (which I'll blog soon!), helping a fellow photographer shoot a wedding in Canton, and doing a major remodel of my client meeting area and kitchen. I'm loving it so far, but the house still looks like a construction zone!

Meanwhile, I had to turn in my new ad for the fall issue of Columbus Bride magazine today, so I spent some time working on it and thought I would share the results! This shot was from Melissa and Tom's wedding back in May and was one of my many favorites from their day:

I love shooting these kinds of images and I think this ad says a lot about my style and the things I look for when creating posed portraits. There's more to you than just a pretty face!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Happy Anniversary, Jessica and Kevin!

Congratulations to Jessica and Kevin, who are celebrating their one-year anniversary today! Melissa and I had a great time shooting their wedding at the Athenaeum last year and wish them all the best!

Here are a few of my favorites:

Monday, July 02, 2007

Katie and Pete

June 22 was a perfect day for the gorgeous Museum of Art wedding of Katie and Pete. We had perfect weather and a beautiful couple! All the details were lovely, and you could just tell how happy Katie and Pete were to be tying the knot!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day. Katie and Pete chose to see each other before the ceremony, so we arranged a meeting where Pete surprised Katie with a gift of diamond jewelry! Very sweet!

Congratulations, Katie and Pete!!