Lauren and Jim engagement shoot, Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Meet Lauren and Jim. They are so much fun and they are in L-O-V-E !

I had a GREAT time photographing their engagement session. We picked a beautiful time in Cleveland for the session, right when Wade Oval , The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cultural Gardens were in full Spring bloom.

Both Lauren and Jim are doctors, and I expected a more serious shoot. It took about 5 minutes for these funny Docs to relax and have fun. They go so well together. Jim is a total goof ball, and Lauren just laughs and loves it. Here’s how the fun went down…..

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens, one of the prettiest places in CLE!

Lauren, you are so gorgeous….

AND then……  all silly broke out! Jim, you crack me up! It was time for the “Jim inspired shoot”…

Engagement shoots styled by JIm…..

Lauren thinks of everything…. She’s wearing the most beautiful shade of fuchsia, with touches of grey…  Ta Daa! Her wedding colors! Lauren and Jim refer to each other as LOML, a little inside joke… ( I think it stands for Love Of My Life )…. awwww…..

Off to Wade Lagoon in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  I get extra points for finding tulips the exact shade of Lauren and Jim’s wedding colors! Woot!

Jim’s signature engagement pose… The Pretzel….. Gotta love that smile!

Lauren and Jim brought along some cheerleaders- brother A.J. ( who had the voice of an angel… inside joke) and his wife, Haley. They were excellent prop holders, and tree branch designers, and entertainers. I might have to hire them for future engagement shoots….

Lauren and Jim, I can not wait for your August Wedding…. I need to practice laughing and photographing at the same time ! See you soon!

I’ve Already Been Devoured! – Cleveland Photographer

Behold the fashion piece, “I’ve already been devoured” by artist Angel Oster. Angela is a Cleveland artist with the coolest and most original eye I have ever seen. She creates whimsical and dark and spooky playful art. Whenever I come across her art, I HAVE  to snap it up!

Angela created  this fabulous piece for  the Cleveland Museum of Art in celebration of the newest exhibition, Forbidden Games : Surrealist and Modernist Photography. The Museum is producing a runway show featuring  surrealist inspired designs. Angela’s piece will walk this Friday night, from 5:00-9:00. If you are  Cleveland local, come visit the show, and check out the new photography exhibit!

Over Halloween weekend , Angela and her amazing Model, Doll Bambino and I had a crazy fun photo shoot. I got to try my hand at fashion photography of sorts!

Nothing gets your creative juices flowing like a Burlesque dancer being devoured by a scary fish at the bottom of the ocean.

It was a pure joy  photographing you Doll Bambino, come back anytime!  Angela Oster, you are a creative genius! I can’t wait until the show!