Genevieve, Avon Lake Class of 2016, Cleveland Senior Photographer

Its no secret that Genevieve is the most amazing assistant Karen Menyhart Photography has. This year is Genevieve’s senior year.   Genevieve helps with all of the senior shoots we do. Genevieve works every wedding schlepping gear, helping with lighting, and shooting a camera on her own. When It came time to do Genevieve’s senior pics, we knew they had to be different .

We wanted a shoot that said something about her and her passion. Presenting to you dear blog reader, Genevieve’s senior year in working pictures.

I have been documenting Genevieve and her passion for years through my lens. Every shoot she is a light model, or a focus tester, an ice light ninja, or the reflector stuntwomen, and always the punchline of my corny jokes. She faces everything I throw at her with a smile.

During downtime, she’s the creative pose test group. As soon as a shiny new lens  comes out of the box, she’s my go to model.

For every shoot, test run, and candid moments caught this year, I am so grateful and privileged to work with her. I can’t wait to see what she will do with her future through her own lens. I am so proud of my Genevieve, Momma loves you so.

ps- stay tuned for her portrait session in the spring…..

 

Frankie and Matt, Akron Engagement shoot

I adore these two! For a complete blog post, please visit Frankie and Matt on www.karenmenyhartweddings.com

Jenna, Avon Lake Class of 2015, May senior shoot, Cleveland Senior Photographer

Sometimes Seniors wait until May before graduation to have their senior portraits taken. I always think this is a fab idea. There are gorgeous flowering trees out in May, and you can only have the flowering trees in your session at that time of year. I had a ball meeting up with Jenna and her Mom , shooting a fun session at the Miller Road Conservatory, Bay Arts and Hunington Beach. Jenna is probably packing up her stuff soon and heading out to Bowling Green. As an alumni of BG, I can tell you Jenna, that you will love it! Best of luck, Go Falcons!

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!

Something Blue, a rocking Cleveland Engagement Shoot

Nick and I had soooo much fun photographing Jess and Chris’s Cleveland Engagement Shoot! These two just go together, they have a special magic about them!

We started off out shoot in Lakewood, and then off to Clevleand , where I found this A-Mazing blue wall… Chris loved the doors of Saint James Parish… he thought they were photo awesome, and I have to agree. Chris also rocks a suit….

Jessica grew up in Cleveland, and Chris grew up in Columbus… Once they met, he packed his bags and headed for the CLE! One look at Jessica and we know why!

Did I mention how fun they are? Nobody puts Chris in a corner….

After the amazing blue wall, I ran around one of my favorite Cleveland neighborhoods with these two fun peeps……

I was REALLY feeing the blue on this shoot!

Jessica, you are soooo darling!

Off we went into the sunset ( literally) and finished the shoot at Cleveland’s Edgewater Park! I can not wait to shoot your wedding in September, Jessica and Chris! Thanks for the really fun night!

Zoe, Avon Lake High School, Cleveland senior photographer

 

The first thing I noticed about Zoe is her sweet smile. She has a groovy vibe about her. Totally laid back and fun, I had a ball shooting Zoe in her element. Zoe is a true artist. You can tell by the way she dresses and by her creative spirit that she dances to her own inner music. Zoe and her mom contacted me about senior pictures after she graduated from high school.  We created this fab shoot for her in a studio space, across from where she takes art classes in Cleveland. Zoe was at home in this creative space. I took one long look at the huge sunny loft window, and I was in love! The space, the light, and my artsy gal inspired me to create something special for my little artsy muse.