My session with this Senior was an a real blast, even if it did take two weeks to complete. Gotta love Cincinnati storms in the spring. Needless to say a down power line and hail didn’t derail our attempt to capture the spirit of this young lady. We started off shooting at International Friendship Park. After some time checking out the large Mirror sculpture and curved concrete benches, and a few weeks, we headed to Smale park. Smale Park is a great place to visit and an even better place to shoot portraits, especially later in the evening. She is active in her HS color guard and plays the cello so we made sure to utilize these props to accent who she is in 2016. I am grateful they allowed me to share in this special moment in their lives and want to wish her the best of luck in her senior year.
Snow? Wait is that Snow out there? As the sun popped up over the horizon most of Cincinnati was blanketed in a light snow. That didn’t put a chill on the wedding festivities that were about to begin. As the ladies were beginning the process of getting their hair and makeup done at Alba Beauty Studio the snow was all but gone. Sam and Sara are the perfect match of sass and fun with a huge helping of kindness. I seriously doubt they have ever met a stranger. Their love for each other is exuded in all that they do. As the wedding began at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center you could see the anticipation building to begin their new life as husband and wife. The wedding service was a fun representation of who they are with songs reflecting their personalities, they even took time for a celebration dance after the big kiss. If the wedding ceremony was a reflection of the love they feel for each other the reception represented their playful side. I truly think the dancing would have lasted well into the morning if it would have been allowed. I guess I should clarify that I don’t mean dancing by just them or a few people it was everyone. The dance floor was jam packed with smiles and love, and even the occasional twerk, the whole evening.
Sam and Sara, congratulations on your new life together and I wish you a life that includes more love than the day before.
I had the privilege to shoot this wedding with Bryn Weller. The wedding took place at Ault Park, which is an absolutely stunning location. The weather behaved well enough to get most of the pictures done before hand and during the ceremony before the skies opened up. The group then moved onto Washington Park for more pictures before heading into the reception.
Sam and Sara decided to have their engagement photography done at Sharon Woods in Cincinnati. The park was in great shape and was in fall mode with some great coloring. Sam and Sara will be tying the knot in early April. Come back later to see those pictures and read more of their story.
The city of Cincinnati did a wonderful job getting ready for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The city was decked out and bustling with activities. Between the mustache hunting, the Pepsi fan zone, and the game itself here are a few of my memories from the Weekend.
It was a nice Summer day so I decided to go and walk around Downtown. The All-Star game was a few weeks away and I wanted to check out the decor downtown and hunt down a few of the mustaches that are placed around the greater Cincinnati area. A majority of these images are taken around fountain square and the Aronoff center.
I wanted to enjoy one of the first warm days of spring so I decided to take a stroll across the Roebling Bridge. If you are interested in taking the nice walk you can either park at the entrance to the Bridge in KY at one of the many meters or at The Banks on the Cincinnati side. During your trip I recommend stopping at The Gruff in Covington. The Gruff has great food and a good Beer selection plus a nice Deli and is located at the entrance to the bridge. Here are a few of my favorite shots of the trip.
After a portrait workshop I did in Kentucky, I decided to stop down by one of my favorite places to shoot Cincinnati. I find the Great American Insurance building , with Great American Ball Park in the forefront makes for a visually nice Skyline. That particular night the Reds had something on their jumbo tron that was casting purple onto everything. The other image I posted is from the base of the Roebling bridge in Kentucky. The Roebling Bridge is a suspension bridge that opened in December of 1866. At that time it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.