The Adkins in home family portraits

I met the Adkins family for their in home family portraits. There are a number of reasons that I do family portraits in home and on location but the main reason is that the pictures are more intimate and convenient. They are relevant to the lives of those in them because they are taken where they spend most of their lives. It is, by far, most convenient for them since they don’t have to leave home. Additionally, the images are 100% unique since no one else can get the same pictures.

My primary purpose was to get newborn photos of baby Madelyn. I first met Madelyn (and her parents) at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General NICU where she was staying after being born 7 weeks premature. You can see some of those pictures -here-. She was such a good baby for her portrait session at home, just as she was at Akron General. We were able to utilize a lot of space in the Adkins home. I focused on areas with quality light and those were in abundance.

We then did some photos of Madelyn with her three brothers and then of the whole family. Here are a few of my favorites,

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Rob and Kim’s Photos at Marblehead Lighthouse

Rob and Kim will be getting married in Sandusky this year so we decided to do some engagement photos at Marblehead Lighthouse. Marblehead is an historic town in western Ohio. The lighthouse is a big attraction there. Rob and Kim wanted to get some images featuring the lighthouse. You can see their first engagement session -here-.

Rob and Kim actually had their first date at the lighthouse. I love it when my clients choose a location like this for engagement photos. It makes the pictures totally relevant to their relationship increasing the intimacy of the photos themselves.

The evening couldn’t have been more perfect. Pretty much all sun, with a few sparse clouds. I tried to use the direct sunlight as much as possible. It does have it’s challenges but when we get it right, the results are great.

Doing photographs by Lake Erie at sunset is always a wonderful opportunity. I’ve always said that Ohio has some beautiful sunsets. A few clouds stayed around so that helped and we got some great sunset pictures.

I am looking forward to Rob and Kim’s wedding day in a few short months. Here are a few favorites.

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Brian and Katie’s wedding reception at Tanglewood Club

After their beautiful wedding ceremony atΒ Communion of Saints Parish , we would end up at their wedding reception at Tanglewood Club in Chagrin Falls.

Before Tanglewood, however, we headed to downtown Chagrin Falls for some creative images around town. We were lucky. There was a carnival setting up so we HAD to use some of the rides for pictures. I would have loved to have them all lit up and running but we still had a unique opportunity.

We made it to Tanglewood in time to get some images on the golf course before it rained. Although it ended up just a light rain. Stacey and the staff at Tanglewood had everything in place. Brian and Katie had a lot of unique details and Tanglewood looked great.

One of my favorite details was the balloon drop. At around 10:45 down they came and it was such fun! Marino Brothers made sure that the dance floor was filled all night and it WAS filled all night. Professionals, as always.

Since they day that they booked me, Brian and Katie have been fantastic to work with. It was an honor to document their wedding day. I want to thank them, their families and their bridal party for being so great to work with. Here are some images from their wedding reception at Tanglewood Club.

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Brian and Katie’s Wedding Day in Cleveland Heights

Yesterday was Brian and Katie’s wedding day in Cleveland Heights. Such a gorgeous day for a wedding. My day started at Katie’s parents house where she and her ladies were having their hair and make-up done. I always enjoy hair and make-up being done at home over a salon. It’s more meaningful, intimate and the pictures are always better. It’s also MUCH easier for the bride.

Brian was with his guys at the Hampton Inn in Solon. For the guys, again, a home or hotel is best for the reasons that I just noted. I left Katie and left my assistant, Kim, to stay with her. This way, there is no breach in the wedding day coverage. Brian was great to work with and his guys were a lot of fun.Β  After some images around the Hampton Inn, I headed back to Katie’s parents to document Katie finishing up getting ready.

After some very brief creative images, we headed to the wedding ceremony at Communion of Saints Parish in Cleveland Heights. A beautiful church in the heart of Cleveland Heights and one of the most beautiful churches that I’ve see in in quite some time. More images from there and the wedding reception at Tanglewood Golf Club tomorrow. Here are just a few favorites from the beginning of the day.

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Jason, Carolyn and their dogs at Wade Oval

It was a beautiful evening for a photo session with Jason, Carolyn and their dogs at Wade Oval Park last night. Perfect, actually. Jason and Carolyn will be having their wedding and reception at the Tudor Arms Hotel next month. They had their engagement session at Playhouse Square (-here-) a while ago. They wanted another session with their dogs. Wade Oval Park seemed the perfect place.

It was sunny, a little breezy and just perfect. We walked around the Cleveland Museum of Art and found interesting textures and great light. I love this area because it is so diverse and changes constantly. There is always such great light there.

We ended up behind the museum in Wade Oval. The lake was teaming with geese and fish. The light was just beautiful being right before sunset. The dogs, Bailey and Holly, were such good puppies. Great subject the entire time.

I am looking forward to their wedding and reception at Tudor Arms. We may pay Wade Oval Park a visit on their wedding day. πŸ™‚ Here are a few favorites from their session.

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