New Orleans Experimental Photo Session

I recently took a trip to New Orleans to attend the Professional Photographers of America Imaging USA convention where I was honored with two of my images being placed in the Top Ten in the “Wedding” category for the Grand Imaging Awards. One of them took second place (one of the greatest honors of my career, thus far). Anyway, the degree ceremony was a black tie event, so my assistant, Renee, was excited to wear a new dress that she had bought. Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of her in her dress (which, for Renee, was tragic) So after the ceremony, we decided to try to get an image of her displaying her in her dress. Well that turned into an all out session. I only had my little Canon G12 point and shoot. Now the G12 is an excellent point and shoot camera but it is still a point and shoot camera. So I wanted to see what was possible with a very limited tool while using only the light that was available to me. In this case, on this evening, it was mostly streetlights that were the main light source. We then went to a jazz club and saw  Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, a VERY COOL modern jazz band that, unfortunately, you would NEVER see in Cleveland (they were the coolest part of the trip. Check out Barry’s website -HERE-). I stretched the G12 all the way up to it’s capabilities in the club. You will see a lot of grain and some square formatting, but overall, it shows that with good light, you can create with any tool. Here are a few images (Renee would be more than happy if you left a comment).

bourbon street with just a point and shootnear the riverwalk with a point and shootbourbon street with just a point and shootnear preservation hall with a point and shoot camerain the french quarterin the french quarternear the french quarter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photography from Ryan and Halle’s Seville Wedding and Fieldcrest Reception

Just a few more images from Ryan and Halle’s wedding.

 

one of the bridal party

Ernest...he's a ladies man.

getting ready on her wedding daybridal bouquetbridal portrait with alternative croppingrim lighting a bridal portraitbridesmaids on the wedding daygroomsmen on the wedding dayfieldcrest wedding reception shot of the cakefieldcrest wedding reception shot of the centerpiecesmatron of honor speech at fieldcrestbride and groom's first dancewedding day sunset photo

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Ryan and Halle’s Cleveland Ohio Bridal Session – cleveland ohio wedding photographers

Ryan and Halle were married this past Saturday. They are waiting until March to go on their honeymoon. So how do they spend their first Monday as a married couple? Another photo session, of course!! We offer multiple sessions in our service and that includes POST ceremony sessions. Ryan and Halle wanted images in downtown Cleveland, more specifically on East 4th Street and in the Old Courthouse in Cleveland (or the Cleveland Courthouse) , two of the most popular spots in downtown, The biggest advantage of this session is that we can walk around and take our time with no rushing. I can’t wait to get started on their wedding album. Here are just a few from yesterdays session. Watch in the next few days for more images from their wedding.

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Halle and Ryan’s Seville wedding and Fieldcrest reception

This past Saturday was Ryan and Halle’s wedding. I photographed Halle’s sister Katelyn’s a few years back and one of her images made it onto the cover of Today’s Bride Magazine, so I had my work cut out for me. But from the beginning, Ryan and Halle have been great. Taking advantage of the multiple engagement sessions that we include in our service, Halle taking advantage of the bridal session that is included. They were primed for their wedding day.  The wedding took place at the Cornerstone Church in Seville. We then drove to Canton Ohio to 4th street, which is a location that Halle and Ryan scouted out before their wedding day. Then onto Fieldcrest in North Canton, Ohio for the reception. Halle had scheduled a January wedding so that she could get pictures in the snow. And, being Ohio, we had one of the sunniest, nicest January days on record. But that didn’t stop the Miracles!! They created a miracle by locating a theatrical snow machine. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!!! So Halle got snow on her wedding day. The day went by perfectly. R&S Productions handled the video; Big Ear Entertainment and Nick handled the reception and kept everyone on their feet;  Elite Photobooth provided an excellent photobooth (not a camera with a sheet in front of it but a top end photobooth!!).

I usually post 20 or so images from the wedding day. There are so many that I want to post that I will be making multiple post from their wedding. Here is the first bunch.

 

Ernest...he's a ladies man.

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Halle’s Seville Ohio Bridal Photo Session

Today is FINALLY Halle’s wedding day. Halle has had a grand total of four sessions prior to her wedding day (three engagement, one bridal). The bridal session is one that is included in our service. We feel that the more that our clients are in front of the camera prior to their wedding day, the more comfortable and natural they will be on the day that it REALLY counts…the wedding day!! Halle and Ryan have had sooo many good ideas and have been so great that I can’t wait to see what we come up with today at their wedding. Here are a few images from Halle’s bridal session that took place last week.

a photograph of the wedding dress

bridal portrait of Halle

bridal portrait of Halle with a reflection

 

my favorite bridal portrait of Halle

bridal portrait of Halle's cowboy bootsbridal detail photography

 

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On January 4th 2012, at 10:00 am Larry Spencer of Spencer Photography Inc. will appear on “New Day Cleveland” Cleveland, Ohio’s morning television show on Fox 8 to discuss wedding photography!!

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Kevin and Allison’s Cleveland Arcade Wedding and Reception

Weddings are always fun. Wedding receptions are great parties. Combine the two at a great venue on new year’s eve and it’s a blow out! Kevin and Allison were married yesterday at the Cleveland Arcade. The day started at the Cleveland Hyatt Regency hotel which is connected to and part of the Arcade. It is also directly across the street from one of Cleveland’s most popular spots for entertainment, restaurants and, yes, wedding day photography, East 4th Street. It was important to Kevin and Allison that we get as many images as possible there so we took full advantage of it. The reception was crazy fun. Rock The House kept the party going up until that magic countdown to midnight and the party only amped up from there. What a great day! What a great couple! Here are some images:

groom getting ready for his wedding

groom getting ready for his wedding

bridal bouquet

bride getting ready for her wedding day

rim lighting a bridal portrait

bride and her maid of honor going to meet the groom

bridesmaids joining the bride to go meet her groom

Kevin waiting for his bride to arrive

Allison approaching Kevin before their wedding ceremony in the arcade

Allison approaching Kevin before their wedding ceremony in the arcade

Allison approaching Kevin before their wedding ceremony in the arcade

the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day

the bride and groom hugging on their wedding day

one of their first bridal portraits on east 4th street

another bridal portrait on east 4th street

groomsmen on east 4th street

bridesmaids on east 4th street

wedding ceremony in the cleveland arcade

wedding reception in the cleveland arcade

wedding reception in the cleveland arcade

kevin and allison entering the arcade

kevin and allison with the cleveland skyline

allison throwing the bridal bouquet

A cool way to throw the bouquet

a toast a the arcade wedding reception

cleveland arcade first dance

kevin and allison with the cleveland skyline

new years eve at the cleveland arcade

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Allison’s Cleveland Arcade Bridal Session

Allison is getting married today!! Spencer Photography offers our bridal clients a session prior to their wedding ceremony. This session is a more formal session and always takes place on the day that the bride gets her hair and make up trial done. This session allows our client to get in front of the camera one more time (we also include engagement sessions in our initial investment) and let’s us have a more relaxed session, which definitely helps on the wedding day.  Allison decided to take advantage of the opportunity and did a GREAT job. I can’t wait to show some images from their wedding, which will be held at the Cleveland Arcade in Cleveland Ohio, tonight New Years Eve!! Here are a few images from Allison’s bridal session.

Allison in front of the Arcade

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