Bridal portrait photography
What is infrared or "IR" photography and why do we love it? Infrared photography refers to a special type of photography, which uses films or sensors, which have infrared light sensitivity. Sir Frederick William Herschel, a German-born British astronomer, discovered infrared light on 11th February 1800. While using a variety of colored filters to view sunlight, he observed that some colors passed more heat than others. Herschel hypothesized that the colors themselves may have actually produced different temperatures and set out to test his theory. Directing sunlight through a glass prism to produce a spectrum, he measured the temperature of each color with a thermometer. From the violet to red parts of the color spectrum, the temperature increased. Herschel then decided to measure the temperature beyond the red-colored light, where there was no sunlight. This area had the highest temperature reading of all, despite being invisible to the naked eye. He named this radiation ‘calorific rays’, however nowadays we call it infrared. We love it because it is a beautiful pictorial medium. These type of images make wonderful wall portraits because of its qualities. Used properly there is a lot of depth and mood, and the larger the image is made the more it becomes a piece of art. We usually will shoot a few IR images at each of our weddings and our clients love them. Many times it ends up as the cover image on their album. At first glance, it may look like a regular black & white image, look again. The characteristics of infrared images are quite different. A blue sky will appear black, or very dark, while foliage, grasses and trees have a snowy white quality. Ethereal and dreamlike [...]
Busy doctors Tracy & Jonathan tied the knot on a warm summer day in July. Preparations for the big day took place at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Cleveland where the couple also chose to have their "first look" along with some fun pictures smooching in the hotel elevator. We then headed to our photography studio in North Royalton for some formal wedding portraits and a few fun shots in our outdoor gardens. Tracy and Jonathan went with classic black & white colors for their wedding and chose stunning all red roses by Mary Huerner for the bouquets and floral decor. They tied the knot at the historic Tallmadge Church on the Circle and chose the luxurious and sophisticated Westwood Country Club for their reception venue. The 4-tiered wedding cake was made by Wild Flour Bakery and entertainment was provided by Cipriano Productions. Flowers: Mary Huerner Ceremony Venue: Tallmadge Church on the Circle Reception Venue: Westwood Country Club Cake: Wild Flour Bakery Entertainment: Cipriano Productions
On a lovely day in June, Jenny and Kyle were married. Jenny's dress was purchased from Catan Fashions and her bold gerbera daisy wedding bouquet was from Countryside Florist in Richfield. The ceremony was held at Saint Albert the Great in North Royalton. After their "I do's" Shima Limousine transported them in style to our studio location for some fun wedding portraits on our grounds. The party continued at Holy Spirit Party Center where Troy Entertainment played tunes while everyone danced the night away. Jenny and Kyle's whimsical wedding cake was provided by Rudy's Strudel.
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Lynnea and Voris were married on a lovely September day in 2013. Their ceremony was held at St. Charles Borromeo in Parma. Lynnea's dress is from Demetrio's and her flowers were provided by Bauer's Professional Touch. After the ceremony, the bridal party traveled to our studio for portraits courtesy of A1 Mr. Limo. Then it was on to the reception at Westwood Country Club. Lynnea and Voris chose the band Rick and the Cutting Edge to entertain guests.
Meet Lauren and Michael, a couple with a love for all things vintage. Lauren's vintage-inspired dress was from Something White and her bouquet was made from ribbon and vintage brooches. If you've spent any time on Pinterest then you've surely seen these! Such a unique idea for a wedding bouquet. The groom and his men sported superhero cufflinks and the bridemaids carried traditional floral bouquets made by Countryside Florist. Lauren and Michael said "I Do" at St. Basil the Great in Brecksville and then headed just a few short miles to our studio in North Royalton for indoor and outdoor wedding portraits. Their reception was held at the Cleveland Airport Marriott with a cake provided by Michael Angelo's Bakery and music by Mobile Jams.
Jennifer and Adam said "I do" at St. Clare in Lyndhurst. They traveled in style by NM Limo to Wade Oval and Severance Hall for portraits before heading to the gorgeous Intercontinental Hotel for their reception. Jennifer's flowers were made by one of our favorite florists, Creations By Lynn and her gorgeous dress was purchased from Catan Fashions. The Intercontinental Hotel provided the bride and groom with their wedding cake and TKO Entertainment DJ'd the event. A special place setting was set for the groom's grandfather who had recently passed away. Such a lovely tribute. Parting gifts for the guests were Krispy Kreme doughnuts! A perfect midnight snack after dancing the night away! Congratulations Jennifer and Adam!
Avid sailors, Carly and Robert chose nautical theme for their wedding and tied the knot at the Cleveland Yachting Club. The bridesmaids wore blue dresses and her flower girl was dressed in nautical stripes. Carly made her grand entrance by boat and then walked down the isle with her dad. After the nuptials, Dad took the happy couple for a spin around the marina in their boat. Once back on dry land everyone danced and partied in the on-site reception tent to the musical stylings of Art Company Orchestra. A good time was had by all!