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Bridal portrait photography

St. Sava & Carrie Cerino’s Wedding: Brittany + Andy

High school sweethearts Brittany and Andy were married on a lovely July afternoon. The nuptials were held at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, the church Brittany's Grandfather helped to build. After the ceremony the couple headed back to where it all began (Normandy High School) for a few quick pictures then it was on to our studio for some fun and formal portraits with the rest of the bridal party. The reception was held at Carrie Cerino's, the location of Brittany & Andy's 6 month anniversary. The ballroom was decorated with purple and silver, along with a monogram that hung above the head table that Brittany's Dad made! Andy was also surprised with a groom's cake that showed their love for Ohio State and the Cleveland Indians. Guests danced the night away to music provided by TKO Entertainment. Congratulations Brittany and Andy! Have a wonderful time in Italy! Brides Dress: Dora's Bridal Flowers: Florist Shop Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Videographer: Workshed Weddings Limo: All Occasions Limo Ceremony: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Reception: Carrie Cerrino's Cake: Carrie Cerino's Entertainment: TKO

Allison & Jonathan – May 31, 2014

Allison and Jonathan who met through a mutual friend, were married on a lovely spring day. Allison and her bridesmaids spent a relaxing morning on our deck drinking mimosas and eating a light breakfast before it was time for hair, makeup and pre-bridal portraits. A1 Limousine provided the transportation for the big day and ushered the ladies off to the Old Oak Bible Church for a late afternoon candlelit ceremony. The happy couple chose to do a "Sand Ceremony" to signify their unity. Once the "I Do's" were said, the bridal party and family members returned to our studio for some formal wedding day portraits. The Aspen Room at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville was aglow with a bright blue uplighting to coordinate with the bride and grooms wedding day colors. Everyone partied and danced the night away. Congratulations Allison & Jonathan!

Wedding day shoes!

Brides want to look perfect from head to toe on their big day so finding the perfect pair of shoes is essential.  Some brides spend as much on their shoes as they do on their dress, it is a reflection of their personal style.  From the classic white pump to a comfy pair Converse to rhinestone encrusted Christian Louboutin's  and everything in between...photographing the bridal shoes has become an important detail we make sure to capture on the wedding day.  Take a peek at some of our most favorite wedding days shoes!  

Floral Favorites

Spring is ALMOST here.   Seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born it also marks the beginning of wedding season!   In celebration of warmer days ahead, flowers soon to be in bloom we have put together a collection of some of our favorite wedding bouquets.

Infrared Imagery

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 [...]

Flashback 2013 – Tracy & Jonathan

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

Flashback 2013 – Jenny & Kyle

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.

It’s Official!

Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year! “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” How will you be incorporating this gorgeous color into your upcoming nuptials? In your wedding bouquet? Uplighting perhaps? Click here for more information about Pantone colors, how they are picked and how they influence everything from weddings to fashion and beauty to home interiors.

2013 Flashback – Lynnea and Voris

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.

2013 Flashback – Lauren & Michael

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.