Well we FINALLY were given the perfect weather conditions for Mark, Sandy and Cody’s Akron family portrait session. Mark and Sandy’s first engagement session was in the middle of winter when it was, literally, 19 degrees outside…and they MEANT for it to be in the cold!!! (see it -here- ). When we scheduled a photo session that would include Cody, it was cold and rainy -here- . We got what we could but decided that we needed to have a photo session when it was more comfortable. We met this time in downtown Akron and it was just beautiful outside. The sun was shining giving us ample opportunities for different lighting techniques. After this session, I have no doubt the Mark and Sandy and, especially Cody, are ready for their big day. They will be getting married in the Akron area with their wedding reception at Guy’s Party Center. Here are a few images from yesterday. Be sure to leave them a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
From time to time I will get fellow professional photographers requesting one on one training with them to help them improve particular areas of their own photography. As a Cleveland wedding photographer, it is great to do these training sessions so that I can share the knowledge that I have acquired as a professional wedding photographer and portrait photographer. It’s is especially exciting, because it forces me to push the boundaries of my own knowledge by making me communicate that knowledge so that another professional photographer can easily understand. On Sunday, I spent the day with Kristy Steeves of Kristy Steeves Photography. Kristy had two of her clients, Tyra and Morgan, to model for us and we spent the day focused on natural light, posing and exposure. Light and exposure are THE two most important ingredients for a successful portrait so I really wanted to get Kristy to concentrate on those two things in particular. Most of our approach was focused on senior portrait photography since Tyra and Morgan are seniors in high school. They were both fantastic and Kristy is as lucky to have them as clients as they are to have her as their senior portrait photographer. It was a pleasure to share what I know with Kristy and I hope that she got as much out of the day as I did. Here are a few images that I captured during the day. Be sure to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Last week, I had a chance to meet Cody. Cody is the son of Mark and stepson of Sandy, who are my bridal clients. The week leading up to the session, the weather was perfect; sunny and mild. But, in typical Ohio fashion, on the day of the session, it was cold, windy and raining just a bit. Not the ideal conditions for a photo session, especially with a precocious four year old. But, we decided to push forward anyway. This really was an opportunity that I didn’t immediately recognize until I started editing the session. That is when I saw the many faces of Cody. He is quite the little character and that comes across in the images. Mark and Sandy will be getting married in June in Tallmadge with their wedding reception at Guy’s Party Center in Akron. I am looking forward to their wedding day and, especially, ready to see what Cody will have to offer us that day. Be sure to leave a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
I am primarily a wedding photographer. But I will still do family portraits, senior portraits ect. And, more and more, as my bridal clients start families, I am doing more family portrait sessions. The DeShon family is a prime example of this. I have known Lauren for quite some time and met Matt when they booked me for their wedding back in 2007. I have since done their maternity sessions; their first and second newborn session; and recently their third family portrait session. I love being able to stay in touch with my bridal clients and I especially love watching them start their families and then watching their families grow. It is also quite an honor to capture the important moments in their lives so that they can look back and remember.
Yesterday, Eddie, Sam and Max (aka Mr. Smiles) braved the cold and over an hour drive to meet me at historic Hale Farm and Village for their first family portrait session with me. Eddie and Sam are past bridal clients of mine. They were married on 7/7/07, the most popular date of the decade (has it been THAT long already?!!)! I’ve kept in touch with them and, thanks especially to Facebook, I’ve been able to keep up with Max, who is almost two years old. I FINALLY was able to meet the little guy at my clients Tera and Matt’s wedding, in which Sam was Tera’s matron of honor. Sam is prolific in posting pictures of Max on Facebook, and he is ALWAYS smiling (hence, Mr. Smiles). I am extremely happy to have finally gotten to photograph all of them together and look forward to watching Max grow up. Here are a few images from the session. Be sure to leave Eddie, Sam and Max a comment below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
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Today I had the extreme pleasure of photographing 12 day old Katie. Katie is the daughter and first child of John and Karen Logan. I was honored to photograph John and Karen’s wedding back in 2007 so it was great seeing them again (it was also pretty cool to see my work hanging all over their home. As past bridal clients, John and Karen enjoy incentives to have Spencer Photography photograph…really whatever they want. Well today, was their beautiful daughter, Katie. Here are just a few images.