I was so excited that Zack and Michelle’s wedding day had arrived. As a wedding photographer, doing wedding photography at Glenmoor Country Club is VERY exciting. It is such a photogenic spot it is fairly easy to get dramatic wedding images there. I do try to approach Glenmoor like I do all of my weddings, trying to create images that, maybe, others may have not tried before. However, there are “MUST” spots at Glenmoor that need to be taken advantage of. This post I wanted to feature some of those spots as well as some of the details of the beautiful wedding that they helped make happen. Flowers are by Neil Leeson Decor Floral
Yesterday was the wedding of Zack and Michelle. The wedding and the reception took place at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio. The day went just beautifully! Perfect weather. Perfect venue. And, the perfect COUPLE!! Zack and Michelle made my job so easy. Their enthusiasm for not only their wedding day but for their wedding photography matched mine so we rocked it. Jennifer at Glenmoor did a wonderful job since the day was seamless. The flowers by Neil Leeson were beautiful as always. And, because I’m a “car guy” I was stoked that Zack and Michelle left (briefly) after the wedding ceremony in Michelle’s dad’s Bentley. Marino Brothers handled the entertainment at the reception and, as always, kept the party moving along nicely. We really didn’t have very much time afterward for pictures on Glenmoor‘s beautiful golf course, but that didn’t matter at all. I could have posted 50 more images here and still would have had a ton more to be happy with. Zack and Michelle will be leaving for Hawaii tomorrow so, to them, I say, ALOHA!!!!!
A PERFECT bouquet by Neil Leeson
Zack with his father
The ladies (You guys were AWESOME!!)
The Chapel at Glenmoor
Ready for the reception (Great job, Jennifer and the staff at Glenmoor!!)
If you have been a wedding client of mine over the last year and a half and I say the name “Renee” you will know exactly to whom I’m referencing. For that time period, Renee has been my assistant, second shooter, gofer, and more and more becoming my sounding board for ideas and her opinion. When she first started, she didn’t even know how to set the exposure on the camera. But since then, she has progressed to a point that I can trust that if I throw her into a situation, she will be able to handle it deftly. And, if you’ve been a client over that year and a half, you know that I am pretty demanding on her. My expectations for our work to our clients is so high, it makes for a tough assignment if you are my assistant. I require that my assistant be dedicated to me, as well. I cannot understand how some folks can trust just anyone every week to come in as a “second shooter”. Renee is so much more than that. Like my previous assistant, Amber, she is absolutely essential for me to get the type of images that I do. Because my expectations and demands are so high, I sometimes neglect to let her know that (she DOES tend to remind me every now and then if I am being TOO tough It is my policy to only show my work on the website and on this blog. But I want to share just few of Renee’s images from that last few weeks, and let everyone know how much I truly appreciate her and her dedication to Spencer Photography. THANK YOU, RENEE!!!
Yesterday was Matt and Erin’s engagement session. We started out at their house and made our way to the church where they will be getting married in October. It was almost as if they could read my mind (which, if you know me, could be kind of scary) because every time that I was about to give a hint of instruction they started to do exactly what I was going to tell them to do. That is pretty awesome. There church is so cool we had to be careful NOT to do too many images there so that we can save it for their wedding day. I’m digging their idea of, after they are married and they exit the church, instead of hopping into a limo, they hop on Matt’s Harley and ride away!! Here are a few of my favorites from their session.
How could we NOT take advantage of those clouds?!!
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Over the weekend I trekked down to the farm of Matt’s grandparents for his and Andrea’s second engagement session (we always include multiple sessions in our wedding photography service). It was a bit of a drive but it was SO worth it. Matt and Andrea (and Luigi) were awesome, and Renee worked for free!!! HA! Matt’s grandparents were so accommodating even pulling one of their vintage trucks out from their extensive (and WAY cool) auto collection for us to use in some of the images. Below are just a few of my favorites. Just one word of warning, though. If you’re cruising the streets of East Canton looking to drag race and you pull up to a Grandma in a vintage Chevelle, you had better think twice before taking her on, son! She is older, wiser, FASTER and has way better insurance.
Yesterday was Michael and Nicole’s wedding day!! I first met Michael at the Today’s Bride Bridal show almost 24 months ago. He was there with Nicole’s mom planning their wedding!! Nicole had been out of town finishing up her medical fellowship requirements so it was up to Michael and Nicole’s mom to do most of the initial planning. That is when I knew that their wedding would be something special. After having a spectacular engagement session in the Cleveland Museum of Art I knew I had my work cut out for me to top that. Their ceremony was at St. Bernard Church in Downtown Akron, Ohio. Michael and Nicole were fantastic and their wedding party and guests couldn’t have been better. The party hopped all night at the Barrington Golf Club in Aurora, Ohio. I don’t think there was one time that I saw an empty dance floor, Special Productions Inc. kept everyone on their feet. Here are just a few of my initial favorites from the day.
Yesterday was Todd’s senior portrait session, or as I like to call it, his senior year portrait session. Senior pictures are as important as any other portrait up to that point. I don’t do a lot, but when I do, my aim is that I can do the images in a way that is different, cutting edge and avoiding cliche when at all possible. Todd was a great subject; up for anything and relaxed in front of the camera. I hope that his images stand out amongst those of his classmates at Coventry High School. Here are a few of them. The last two images are interesting in that we fired a flash thru a garbage bin grate.
I just couldn’t wait until Adam and Danae returned from their honeymoon! Here are more images from their wedding this past Friday at the Oaks Lodge in Chippewa Lake, Ohio. Adam and Danae were SO great. Even when I mentioned that we could stop at the end of the night they wanted to do a few more images, and THAT is saying something!!