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Weston’s 18 Month Portraits

Happy Halloween to adorable little Weston who came in for his 18 month portraits before he heads out to trick-or-treat as Charlie Brown.

Olmsted Falls Community Church & West Side Irish American Club Wedding – Alix + Nick

High school sweethearts Alix & Nick were married on a January afternoon.  They said their "I Do's" at Olmsted Falls Community Church.  The bridal party dressed in shades of blue and silver,  then traveled to our studio to take advantage of the spring-like weather and do some indoor and outdoor portraits.   The celebration with friends and family continued at the West Side Irish American Club where everyone danced the night away. Congratulations Alix & Nick! Wedding Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Dress: Brides by Demetrios Flowers: Cheryl Roseman Ceremony Venue: Olmsted Falls Community Church Reception Venue: West Side Irish American Club Transportation: A1 Mr. Limo Cake: Michael Angelo's Bakery Entertainment: TKO

St. John Cantius & St. Paul Hellenic Banquet Center Wedding – Chrissy + John

Chrissy and John were married on a lovely June afternoon afternoon. The bride and her girls chose our studio location for hair and makeup. Chrissy wore a dress from David's Bridal and pearls borrowed from her mom. Then it was off to the ceremony at the historical St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Tremont, built in 1925. After the ceremony the bridal party came back to our studio for some fun portraits before heading to St. Hellenic Banquet Center to celebrate. The ballroom was decorated with in black & pink with table centerpieces made by the bride. Guests were served cocktails through an ice sculpture and danced the night away to music provided by PCI. Congratulations Chrissy and John! Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Dress: David's Bridal Ceremony Venue: St. John Cantius Reception Venue: St. Paul Hellenic Banquet Center Flowers: Helen Frantz Cake: Tonia Glynn Transportation: Brentwood Limousine Entertainment: PCI 0

St. Patrick’s Church & Tudor Arms Wedding – Sarah + Kevin

Black tie/vintage was the theme Sarah and Kevin chose for their fall wedding.  The day started with preparation and a first look at the historic Tudor Arms Hotel.  The hotel was built in 1933 has been painstakingly restored to in order to preserve its status as a historical landmark.  The couple and their bridal party then headed to the Palace Theater and to East 4th St. for some portraits. The ceremony was held at another historical landmark, St. Patrick's Church, Bridge Avenue; which was founded July 2, 1853.   Sarah's bouquet was adorned with several brooches and she wore jewelry all given to her by family members.  The ceremony ended with a bagpipe recessional and then it was back to the Tudor Arms for dinner and dancing! Congratulations Sarah and Kevin! Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Ceremony:  St. Patrick's Church, Bridge Avenue Reception:  Tudor Arms Hotel Dress: Atlas Bridal Flowers: Prestige Floral Cake: Wild Flour Entertainment: TKO Transportation: A1 Limo

Valley View Wedding – Lindsay + Wayne

Lindsay & Wayne who met back in 2008 were married on a lovely August afternoon.    The couple chose to get all of their wedding day portraits done prior to the ceremony, so the day started with preparations at our studio.  Lindsay made all of the bouquets out of paper and hers included pages from her favorite book "Pride and Prejudice."    Her gorgeous engagement ring and wedding band were both family heirlooms.  In keeping with the casual & fun vibe of this outdoor wedding, the bridal party all wore Converse.  No aching feet at the end of the night!  The ceremony was held at Valley View Woods Park and the reception took place at the bride and groom's home.  Prior to getting the festivities started, Lindsay and Wayne planted a Sycamore tree in honor of their big day.  Guests dined on BBQ & cupcakes and partied under the stars.  Congratulations Lindsay & Wayne! Dress: David's Bridal Photography: Christopher Norris Photographers Entertainment: Good Vibrations Food: Old Carolina Barbecue Company Cake: Save Room

Flying south for the winter!

Barbara Bower is a popular wedding and portrait photographer with us in the summer and fall months. She has earned her Photographic Craftsman and Masters from the PP of A. (Professional Photographers Association of America) In the winter months she travels to Florida and operates her own business photographing her passion, horses. Barb wrote a blog post for us to give a bit of insight as to how she stays warm and busy during these cold winter months. Palm Trees and 80 degrees in February, And the best part is being in horse heaven! During the winter months the competitive riders and trainers head south to get out of the cold to train and compete with the best. I love this time of the year since it gets me out of the winter weather of Cleveland AND I get to meet and photograph some of the best riders in the world with their beautiful horses. The farms down here are also amazing with most looking like homes with beautiful woodwork in the barn and shutters on the outside of the stalls. I have been traveling to this land of OZ for over 7 years now and I can't imagine being anywhere else this time of year. There are wonderful barns and beautifully landscaped areas to photograph all of the equine subjects. Since I have been coming down to Florida I have met several Olympic riders in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage and Polo industries. When the season is over though, it is nice to get back home to my family, friends and all of my animals. Stay warm Cleveland! Barb www.barbarasvisions.com

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 [...]

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.