Today I want to share some of the wedding photography of my assistant, Renee, from our recent wedding in Cleveland of Dave and Ashlee. I know that I don’t say it enough, but I am proud of the progress that Renee has made over the last three plus years she has been with me. When Renee first started assisting me, I had to teach her everything (which is my preference) from how to set the camera to where to place the lenses in my bag. I tell everyone that she was my little ball of clay to be molded (bwahahahaha!) Her progress is evident in her work; in the fact that I can trust her to do any job that I ask of her and that she can (mostly) accept my constructive criticism (which is saying a lot). Again, I am very proud of her, I appreciate her more than I can say and love her as a friend. Here are a few images from Dave and Ashlee’s wedding in Cleveland, captured by Renee. Every image that you see (except for Ashlee getting dressed) was set up by Renee and, other than some basic color and exposure correction, there has been ZERO post production work on these images. If you are a professional photographer THAT is a HUGE deal. Be sure to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Here are a few more images from Eli and Karlee’s wedding in Cincinnati. Be sure to leave them a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Being a Cleveland wedding photographer, it is nice to sometimes have the opportunity to participate in an out of town wedding. On Sunday, I had the opportunity to photograph Eli and Karlee’s wedding in Cincinnati. The wedding and reception took place at Karlee’s uncle’s farm. The rural setting was great. As I said, being a Cleveland wedding photographer, I am used to a more urban setting, so the wide open country space was a fantastic change of pace for me. The day was a bit chilly and windy, which posed a challenge, especially for the wedding party, but all went perfectly. Eli and Karlee were just perfect. Kind, accommodating and just a pleasure to work with. I want to thank them, their families and their wedding party for being so awesome. This is part one of a two part blog post. There are so many awesome images that I had to break them up into two separate blog posts! Be sure to leave Eli and Karlee a comment below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
As a Cleveland wedding photographer, one of the things that I like to do with my wedding clients is have a photography session with them before their wedding day (I usually insist on one). If my clients wish to have more than one engagement session I will do it and it is included in our wedding photography service. The better prepared they are for their wedding day, the better they will DO on their wedding day. This was Dave and Ashlee’s second session before their May wedding in Cleveland and reception at Michaud’s in Strongsville. I have to say, they are definitely ready for their wedding day. Here are a few images from the session. Be sure to leave them a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
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.
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Yesterday, I met up with a great bunch of professional photographers in Utica, Ohio to share what I have learned as a professional wedding photographer, and as a professional photographer in general. My main objective was to show that beautiful portraits can be taken anywhere with very little equipment. A lot of us get wrapped up in our tools and need to be reminded that good quality directional light is priceless compared to a bunch of “stuff”. The participants were more than interactive and asked great questions. I hope that they got as much out of it as I did. I would like to thank Erin Foster of Irish Eyes Photography for hosting the event, for her enthusiasm and also for briefly loaning us her adorable baby daughter to model for us. Also thank you to our beautiful models Tiffany and Nicole who braved the frigid temperatures and didn’t complain a bit. I give workshops based on demand, so the next one will be when folks ask. Here are a few images from the workshop. Be sure to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Here is the second half of the blog post from Patrick and Laura’s wedding in Cleveland (The first half of the blog post can be seen -here- ). This portion covers the wedding reception at The Union Club of Cleveland in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Union Club is a beautiful venue and I look forward to working there again soon. Be sure to leave Patrick and Laura a comment below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
The weather was just about perfect for Matt and Tera’s Cleveland engagement session. We had the Cleveland skyline with the Key Center in the background. We captured a beautiful sunset over Lake Erie (Yes, this is Lake Erie! And in Cleveland!!). They are getting married next month in the Sandusky/Milan area and I am really looking forward to their big day. Here are a few images.
Here are a few more images from Matt and Andrea’s Canton Ohio wedding ceremony and their reception at the University Center at the Kent State Stark Campus. I could probably post a hundred more images from their wedding day. Everything really was perfect. It does help that Matt is in the wedding industry, though.
The main reason that I do engagement sessions, other than to get to know the couple better, is to get them comfortable in front of the camera. So what do we do? We schedule a session at one of the most intimidating locations on the planet (the freakin’ Shoe!!) Yesterday, I had the distinct honor to have Craig and Christina’s engagement session at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. This was very exciting for me, not only because I had never been inside, but also because we were able to go onto the field. The sun posed a bit of a challenge, but my little 580 handled that (photo geek terminology). It was great to get to spend time with Craig and Christina and they are another example of why I have the BEST clients on the planet!! I will, most likely, post a few more images that we took around the campus of the Ohio State University. But the images from Ohio Stadium had to be posted on their own. Be sure to leave a comment for Craig and Christina below and to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.