Ever After Imagery: Blog https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog en-us (C) Ever After Imagery, Ltd. connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT https://www.everafterimagery.net/img/s/v-12/u257514399-o999248779-50.jpg Ever After Imagery: Blog https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog 120 42 Womantra : Cleveland Punk Band https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2018/3/womantra-cleveland-punk-band

 

If we’ve ever done a shoot for you, chances are you’ve had the pleasure of meeting my husband Patrick. He was probably carrying gear, setting up lighting or telling your kids a story to make them laugh. And while he’s phenomenal at all of the above it’s his real talent that makes me swoon.

Patrick is the drummer for the alternative punk band Womantra. If you haven’t heard their music yet, you need to check them out! The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com rated their debut album “Stand Up!” as one of the top 15 releases of 2017!

You have two more chances to see Patrick play before he goes on a short hiatus for paternity leave. (Paternity leave? Stay tuned for the next blog!)

This Thursday 3/29/18, Womantra will be playing live on radio station 91.1FM WRUW from 10:00pm to 11:00pm. You can also watch the show at https://wruw.org

This Friday, March 30th Womantra will be opening for Cindy Wilson of the B-52's! Show starts at 8:00 pm at The Winchester Music Tavern. You can purchase tickets here

 I will be there too. Come say hi!

Stay connected and learn about future shows by following them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/womantra/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2018/3/womantra-cleveland-punk-band Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:06:18 GMT
2018 Wedding Package Discount https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2018/3/2018-wedding-package-discount It’s the season of LOVE! Did you or someone you know get engaged over the holidays? 

We've got a special offer just for you...

Book your wedding with us before March 31 and you will receive 10% off your entire service! The discount is valid for all Ever After Imagery wedding packages. 

Contact us today to book your wedding date at the discounted rate!

 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2018/3/2018-wedding-package-discount Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:24:00 GMT
Brett & Kristen's Cleveland Engagement Session https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2017/4/brett-kristens-cleveland-engagement-session When I met Brett and Kristen for the first time it was almost a year ago to the day. In fact, it will be exactly one year when their wedding day comes this Saturday!

Sometimes you just know you're going to hit it off with a bride & groom. And when Kristen showed up wearing a t-shirt that her family brought back from Disneyland, that was my sign! And it was just the start. While chatting with her and Brett, I learned that we had so much in common. Brett and Kristen even met working at Target - the same place I first met Patrick!

I just loved this engagement shoot. It's so uniquely them. A trip to Target, a walk in the woods with their canine pal Crosby, a quick stop at home, and an adventure through downtown Cleveland where we braved a rainstorm and took over Playhouse Square. 

Patrick and I had an absolute blast. We can't wait to spend their wedding day with them! 

 



 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2017/4/brett-kristens-cleveland-engagement-session Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:37:44 GMT
Holiday Sessions https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/11/holiday-sessions For this year’s Holiday Sessions, we’re doing something different…

We wanted to break away from the traditional holiday-themed sets and poses. They’re nice and all, but everybody’s got those already! 

From the beginning, we’ve always believed in Photographing Life’s Love Story. We want our clients to remember and share their stories through natural, organic photography.

And so, for the 2016 Holiday Sessions – it’s all about telling YOUR story!

A one-hour photo session will take place at the location of your choice, capturing your family’s favorite Holiday tradition. Whether it’s baking cookies at home, picking out the perfect christmas tree, stringing up lights, toboggan racing in the snow, or a festive skydiving plunge* - we would love to capture the traditions that make your family’s story so special.

Book your session by Monday, 11/7, and get 25 foil-pressed Holiday cards (a $70 value) included free! 

Email connect@everafterimagery.net to book your session today!

Yours,

Danielle & Patrick

* Patrick will not make the jump but he's happy to film the landing. 

 

 

HOLIDAY SESSIONS 2016

at Location of Your Choice
Session Length:  1 hour
Cost:  $200

Package includes 12 digital image downloads
Additional downloads:  $15 per image

Book your session before 11/7/16 and get 25 foil-pressed Christmas cards free!
 

If booked after 11/7/16 -
Set of 25 foil-pressed Christmas cards:  $70
Each additional Christmas card:  $1.90
Return address printing: .20 per envelope or $20 for a set of 50 address labels 

Fine art prints, wraps and canvases are available on request.

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/11/holiday-sessions Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:50:17 GMT
Fall 2016 Mini Sessions https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/9/fall-2016-mini-sessions  

We're so excited for this year's Fall Mini Sessions at Coe Lake! 

Coe lake is one of my favorite places to shoot. It's just a five minute walk from the Downtown Berea Triangle, where you can enjoy great local food, ice cream, coffee and unique shops! 

 

Openings are very limited. Here are the details:

FALL MINI SESSIONS 2016
at Coe Lake Park
7 Berea Commons
Berea, OH 44017

ONE DAY ONLY
Sunday, October 2nd
Bookings: 2:00 pm - 6:00pm
Session Length: 20 minutes
Cost: $85 

Package includes 6 digital downloads
Each additional download $15 

October 2nd will be our last mini session day of the year. Sessions will be available during the holiday season, but the format will be changed significantly. Take advantage of these minis while you can!

Some openings are already filled.
Email connect@everafterimagery.net to secure your session!

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Coe Lake Couple Fall Mini Sessions Family Individual Kids Portrait Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/9/fall-2016-mini-sessions Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:32:45 GMT
Mini Sessions : Miller Nature Preserve https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/8/mini-sessions-miller-nature-preserve

In January of 2017, Ever After Imagery is running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon with my brother and fellow Disney fanatic, Nick Prokop. We’re supporting Autism Speaks – the leading group for research on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

To help the cause, we are holding a very special Mini Sessions day at Miller Nature Preserve! 

2739 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011

All profits will be donated to Autism Speaks 

Saturday, August 27th
Session Length: 20 minutes
Cost: $120 / family


Package includes admission
and 6 full-resolution digital image downloads


Send an email to connect@everafterimagery.net to secure your session.

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/8/mini-sessions-miller-nature-preserve Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:56:06 GMT
Dustin & Kate's Akron, Ohio Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/7/dustin-kates-wedding Are you guys ready for a story? Okay, here we go...

Dustin and Kate met once upon a time at their church in second grade. But as they grew up their lives took them in different directions, and they all but forgot about each other. They didn't meet again until they were adults, and they both happened to stop at the same Winking Lizard Tavern. Someone randomly fell off a chair and it got them talking. They thought they'd never met before until they found an old photo of them as kids together! 

Today, they're totally crazy about each other. And I just had the honor of photographing their wedding - at the same church where they first met as children!

What couple has a story like that!?

 

What does your wedding day mean to you?

Dustin:  "It's cheesy and simple, but it's the day I start my life with my best friend, and it feels so easy." 

Kate:  "Dustin is my favorite person. I wish it was socially acceptable to bring up in daily conversation how much he is my favorite person."

This is a public (and super vocal) plea to all the brides and grooms reading this - you've got to hire The Sunrise Jones! This is the first time I've had the pleasure of working with them. They sounded aaaaaaamazing and they knew just how to keep the party going!

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Akron Ever After Imagery Fairlawn Greystone Hall St. Hilary Parish Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/7/dustin-kates-wedding Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:18:14 GMT
Spring Mini Sessions 2016 https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/spring-mini-sessions-2016 When brainstorming the location of our upcoming Mini Sessions day, we first considered the lush, tropical foliage of our own back yard!

Then we came to our senses... ;)

This spring, we have chosen the Miller Nature Preserve in Avon!

The Nature Preserve is an absolutely beautiful 78-acre wooded property that's host to a 5,000 square foot exotic plant conservatory. We have reserved the location for two days of shooting. Here are the details!

 

Spring Mini Sessions 2016
at Miller Nature Preserve
2739 Center Rd
Avon, OH 44011

TWO DAYS ONLY
Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 10th
Bookings:  3pm - 6pm
Session Length:  20 minutes
Cost:  $120 / family

Package includes admission
and 6 full-resolution digital image downloads
 
Send an email to connect@everafterimagery.net to secure your session. 
 
The Miller Conservatory is host to exotic plant specimens from all over the world. And it's always warm and sunny...even if it rains outside.
We did some top-secret location scouting last year. Rhys has a much toothier smile these days!
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Avon, Ohio Ever After Imagery Miller Nature Preserve Mini Sessions Portrait Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/spring-mini-sessions-2016 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:52:19 GMT
Mini Sessions https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/mini-sessions Ever wonder what Mini Sessions look like? Well, something like this... :)

Our 2015 Mini Sessions were so much fun, it was hard to narrow down the photos! We met some awesome families and it was wonderful getting to capture what made them all so unique. 

We're already gearing up for 2016 Spring Mini Sessions. Get all the details, and be the first to book your session, by signing up for our email newsletter! 

Click Here to Sign Up!

 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/mini-sessions Thu, 17 Mar 2016 01:49:27 GMT
Jen & Patrick's Avon Lake Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/jen-patrick Jen and I were classmates in high school, and we later reconnected over Pure Barre. I was honored and excited when she and Patrick asked me to photograph their wedding! It was a celebration bursting at the seams with laughter and love!

The best father/daughter dance EVER!

Jen and Patrick, thank you for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day. We wish you two all the best! 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Avon Lake Ever After Imagery Fountain Bleau Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2016/3/jen-patrick Wed, 09 Mar 2016 02:36:41 GMT
2015 Mini Sessions https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/9/2015-mini-sessions

 

Our fall mini sessions this year will be held on Saturday, October 17th at Mill Stream Run Reservation in Berea.  

Holiday mini sessions will be on Saturday, November 21st. The location is still to be determined. 

Session Fee  $85

Included:

20 minute session

6 - 8 high resolution digital images

Your images will be available for download from a password-protected gallery within two weeks of the session.

Special pricing for print packages will be available. 

These sessions are for up to 6 family members. Additional family members are $10 per person. 

Email connect@everafterimagery.net to reserve your spot!    

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Family Sessions Mini Sessions Portrait Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/9/2015-mini-sessions Tue, 29 Sep 2015 02:53:11 GMT
Mommy & Me https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/8/mommy-me Tanja and Lili both attend Baby Bootcamp Cleveland with Rhys and I. Baby Bootcamp is a fantastic workout for the family with the most welcoming group of moms! If you are in the area, come check it out and say hello! 

This Mommy & Me shoot has been in the works for quite a while. I'm so excited to share these images with you! 

 

Tanja is a huge advocate for mothers and normalizing breastfeeding. Getting these beautiful images of Lili nursing were a top priority for her. Lili was born two months early, and Tanja was told she wouldn't be able to breastfeed her little girl. But she and Lili had other plans - they've been going strong for a year and half since day one! 

For a new mother who really wants to breastfeed, Tanja offers this advice: Don't give up and trust your body! Join a support group, talk to lactation consultants and ask questions. 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Baby Bootcamp Cleveland Coe Lake Ever After Imagery Family Photography Mommy & Me https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/8/mommy-me Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:59:35 GMT
Lindsay & Brad : Sawmill Creek Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/8/lindsay-brad-wedding Brad and Lindsay are one of the most genuine (and genuinely crazy for each other) couples I've ever met! Last November we did half of their engagement session in the bar where they first started dating - did I mention they are fun too?! 
 

Lindsay, I love that smile!

My Favorite!


The guests that were still around at the end of the night got a special treat when Brad was serenaded by his groomsmen! 



Brad and Lindsay, thank you for letting me be a part of such a wonderful day! Many blessings to your beautiful family! 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Sawmill Creek Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/8/lindsay-brad-wedding Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:55:28 GMT
Becky & Jeff https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/6/becky-jeff Becky and Jeff flew across the country to get married in a National Park which had escaped my radar before them. Despite Ohio's fickle weather, we could not have asked for a more perfect day for this beautiful couple! 

Fun Fact: Becky, her sister, at least one wedding guest and I were all in our High School Drama Club's production of "Get Smart." 

While we were taking bridal party photos, this adorable flower girl had other plans. So I rolled with it! 


That one on the left, my favorite!! 

O-H-I-O! 


Jeff and Becky, every time I see or hear of a cookie cake or an albatross I'll be remembering you and your special day! 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ever After Imagery Happy Days Lodge Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2015/6/becky-jeff Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:33:23 GMT
Maternity Self Portraits https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2014/6/maternity-self-portraits

 

Today, I am 40 weeks pregnant! According to popular baby websites our little one is approximately the size of a small pumpkin. Based on the contractions that started last night we are hoping that our little pumpkin will be one of the rare 5 to 10 percent of babies that actually arrive on their due date!

 

This pregnancy has been a whirlwind! The plan was to have my maternity photos taken by a fantastic photographer friend of mine. Time flew by and at 38 weeks and 5 days we realized if we were going to get any photos at all this was our last chance! So, we did them ourselves!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can not wait to introduce our baby to you all! We have been absolutely blessed with this healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy! The love and support we've received from our family, friends and even clients has been completely overwhelming!  It's been amazing journey and we are looking forward to the next adventure!

 

 

 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Maternity Personal Portrait Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2014/6/maternity-self-portraits Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:43:08 GMT
Brendan & Melissa: Olmsted Falls Engagement Shoot https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/10/brendan-melissa-engagement-shoot Patrick and I had a fantastic afternoon on this shoot with Brendan & Melissa!

As his cousin, and someone who's known him all his life, I especially love the photo below. That face looks no different than if you were to look at a photo of five-year-old Brendan. And I love Melissa for two reasons (there are more, but these are the important ones):
1.  She can make him smile like that.
2.  She is a fellow slightly-obsessed Disney nerd.

 

 

 

It was so easy to capture how happy they are. And it didn't hurt that Brendan kept whispering silly things
in Melissa's ear to make her laugh...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After rescheduling this shoot a few times due to weather, we finally rolled with the punches and I love the resulting images.

 

 

In less than 24 hours Brendan and Melissa start their lives as husband and wife. We couldn't be more excited for them! Love you guys!

Brendan & Melissa
How did you guys meet?
We met through friends

What are you most excited about being married?
Melissa: I'm just excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with him. I'm looking forward to every single day that I get with him.
Brendan:
I'm excited because I get to be with her everyday.

Melissa, describe Brendan in one word: There are way too many words to describe him, but I'm going to say "loving."
Brendan, describe Melissa in one word: "Compassionate."
 

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Engagement Photography Ever After Imagery Northeast Ohio Olmsted Falls Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/10/brendan-melissa-engagement-shoot Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:25:14 GMT
A Visit with Avo & Lola: Family Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/10/aliesha Before I even start this blog I must make two apologies. My friend Aliesha hired me way back in January to do this shoot of her family while they were in town. I'm sorry this has taken me so long to get up on the blog!! Secondly, she is a bit of a grammar nazi and I am totally about to use a word that isn't a word, Sorry. :)

This family is made up of some of the funnest people you could meet and made my job ridiculously easy!

Love, love this one!

a few shots of my favorite roller derby girl

 

Aliesha totally ordered this one as well as a couple others as large metal prints. I can't wait to see them hanging on her wall!!! (Hint, Hint)

This little dude was a major trooper. As one would expect January in Ohio to be, it was FREEZING!

Even after the shoot was over we continued laughing, I told you they were fun! Thank you guys for the laughs and the chance to create something special for you!

 


 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Crocker Park Ever After Imagery Family Photography Northeast Ohio https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/10/aliesha Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:00:00 GMT
Carolyn & Chris: Olmsted Falls Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/9/carolyn-chris-olmsted-falls-wedding On a beautiful sunny day in August, Chris and Carolyn got married at the historic Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls, Ohio.

I'm sure Chris would agree, Carolyn looked absolutely stunning!

 

This was absolutely the coolest unity ceremony I've ever seen done.

Check it out!
http://www.unitycross.com

Oh, and did I mention they are Mickey Mouse fans? How could I not love this couple!
And glitter on the cake!

 

 

The dance floor was always moving, thanks to these kids! 

 

 

 

Most Memorable Moment of the Day from Carolyn

The whole day was amazing. I think it was perfect, and I really don't think there is any ONE moment that stands out.

Advice to Future Brides and Grooms from Carolyn

If I could give any advice to future brides & grooms, it would be to remember that it is YOUR day. Do what is going to make YOU happy and try to ignore drama as much as possible. You are only going to get married once (hopefully) and you don't want your memories ruined by what went wrong. Let things go, and try to enjoy every second.

 

Details

Flowers: Lisa Daniel Floral Design

Cake: Becker's Donuts & Bakery

Officiant: Rev. Traci Von Duyke

 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Falls Olmsted Photography Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/9/carolyn-chris-olmsted-falls-wedding Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:52:51 GMT
Julie & Andrew: Grayton Beach, Florida https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/7/julie-andrew

Kin - Dee - Garden : (pronunciation courtesy of Mike) : Kindergarten, it's hard to believe that's when I first met Julie. I've had the honor of being her friend despite the great amount of miles we've put between us over and over again.

During one year of our friendship we attended the same college, which is also when we both met our husbands! You could have found us giggling in the school's darkroom together ruining many rolls of film! So, I was absolutely thrilled when she asked me to put those skills I learned so many years ago to use by documenting the most special day of her life on the beach in Florida!
 

Ring Box: RedHeartCreations on Etsy

Dress: Mod.com

Love that proud Mama smile!

Boutineer & Bouquet: KagCreations by Kim Gibbons on Etsy

My favorite shots of the day!

What a perfect first kiss as husband and wife!

After spending a whole week on the beach with this family we've come to adore them just as much as we do Julie & Andrew!

There will be more on that later!

My favorite shots of the night!

Julie & Andrew

Most Memorable Moment of the Day

Julie: The moment that I saw Andrew waiting at the bottom of the stairs for our first look pictures & the sweet words he said to me

Andrew: Julie saying “Heck Yes I Do”!  & Waiting at the bottom of the stairs to see he for the first time!

 

Advice for Future Brides from Julie

Have fun! Soak in every moment. Even if little things go wrong…don’t stress over them.

The little, quirky things are what make those fun, lasting memories that make you look back and smile

 

Advice for Future Grooms from Andrew

If your having a sunset wedding, be prepared to wait around ALL DAY. I was never nervous but I got antsy waiting for the time to come.

 

 

Details

Cupcakes: KaraBoo Bakery

Officiant:Judi Fraser

Wedding Sign: TRUECONNECTION on Etsy

Headpiece: Serenitycrystal on Etsy

Bow Tie: Collared Greens Tie Company

Suit: Banana Republic

These beautiful aisle bows were made by Julie's mother and family the night before the wedding!

 

Guestbook: JKartshop on Etsy

 

These amazing favors full of candies were all hand sewn by Julie herself!

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Destination Wedding Ever After Imagery Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/7/julie-andrew Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:01:36 GMT
Cleveland Business Connects https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/6/cleveland-business-connects Just in case you haven't heard...
Guess whose photography is being featured in CBC magazine?!



 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Cleveland Business Connects Cleveland Photgrapher Wine and Canvas https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/6/cleveland-business-connects Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:40:19 GMT
one plus one equals four https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/3/oneplusone My friend Lauren has a talent I wish I had, she's a great writer & blogger. One thing we have in common - we love to tell stories! We just use different mediums. Her blog "The Story of Us" has a subtitle of "one plus one equals four." I thought it was so clever that I stole it for the title of this entry, featuring none other than Lauren and her family.

 
After returning from the BBMK Workshop they were my first family that I tested all of my new found knowledge on. We all had so much fun and I am super proud of these images! Enjoy! 
 
 
 

 

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Family Family Photographer Lakewood https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/3/oneplusone Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:45:00 GMT
Indiana + BBMK Workshop https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/4/indiana-bbmk-workshop My passion for learning greatly competes with my love of creating. 
 
My high school art teacher was a big fan of taking us on field trips and to workshops. She always told us, "You can never have too many teachers." It has been quite awhile since I've had a live face-to-face teacher. So I was really excited to have the opportunity to take a little trip to Indiana and be a "pupil" of bobbi+mike
 
There is just no better way to describe it! 
 
 I went with the expectation that I would learn how to be a better photographer and business owner. They far exceeded those expectations -- not only did I get what I came for but so much more. Their honesty and openness spanned all the way out to the personal side of life. They really push you to think about why you are passionate about what you do, and have a life all at the same time! What a concept! :) 
 
They let us into their studio to pick their brains, fed us delicious food, and even let us geek out for a moment and be "super fans," hence the photo on the right!
 



Check out the bobbi+mike blog here, to see the amazing imagery they were able to create with 12 students hovering over them. Do you see me?
 

Now, I know you want to sign up! You can do that here
 
Since Patrick and I have never been to Indianapolis, we spent an extra day just exploring the city. 
 

 
We were checked out of our hotel by Scooby Doo. (Yes, it was Halloween.)

I've been on a quest to find the Holy Grail of sandwiches for over two years. After searching over 1,000 miles of this country for a Quizno's Chicken Carbonara, there it was -- just blocks from where we were staying!
 
We took Mike's suggestion and had a blast duckpin bowling. Indianapolis is home to the only authentic duckpin bowling alley in the Midwest. 
 

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Check out Patrick's mad camera remote skills on the left.
 
Stay Tuned, next up on the blog will be my first family shoot after returning home from the BBMK workshop!
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Education Personal Photography Workshop https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2013/4/indiana-bbmk-workshop Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:00 GMT
A Family Heirloom https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/12/familyheirloom At this particular wedding, the father of the bride had a special request. He sent me a photo of his mother, taken at her wedding, and asked if it was possible for me to recreate it with his daughter prior to the ceremony. 
 
Brides-to-be, let me tell you... I just love this idea! Your wedding photos are your first family heirloom!
 
This father's request tells me that his family will treasure these special photos, now and for generations to come. 
 
 
 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Cleveland Wedding Photographer Ever After Imagery Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/12/familyheirloom Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:30:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/photo-of-week_31 Happy Halloween Everyone!
 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Children Ever After Imagery Halloween Newborn Photo of the Week Westlake Ohio https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/photo-of-week_31 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Thriller https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/thriller Do you remember the first time you saw "Thriller"? 
 
The greatest music video ever made, Michael Jackson's creepy epic has a little bit of everything entertaining. It's spooky and cool and it even makes you laugh. It gets some serious (and well-deserved) airplay around the current season, as the reigning "White Christmas" of Halloween for 29 years. But it seems like "Thriller" is just as popular year-round at wedding receptions too!
 
Patrick and I love when "Thriller" comes on at receptions and everyone gives their interpretations of the classic dance moves. So here's a blog in the spirit of Halloween, and in honor of the best "Thriller" zombie we've ever seen.
 
At Brad & Mackenzie's wedding in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the bride's sister transformed from a bridesmaid to a monster. She even scared away the flower girls -- and one of them was her own daughter!
 
 

 
 






 


 


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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Gatlinburg Halloween Thriller Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/thriller Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Love Stories: Dan & Rita Engaged https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/love-stories-dan-rita-engaged From the first time we met to talk about the details of their wedding I knew I was going to love Rita! When I suggested that we meet at Honey Hut, because it was near her work place, she agreed with lots of enthusiasm. She is a fellow lover of the best ice cream in the world, I am sold! 
 
Below are just a few of their engagement shots from last fall at Patterson's Fruit Farm, where Dan proposed to Rita. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! 
 
 
 



My favorite!



These two are too much fun! 



They were up for anything I asked of them; even laying on the ground among the pumpkins! 
 

Tomorrow, we get the honor of shooting this amazing couple's wedding! 
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Cleveland Wedding Photographer Engagement Ever After Imagery Fall Love Stories Patterson's Fruit Farm Portrait Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/love-stories-dan-rita-engaged Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Love Stories: Family Photos https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/10/family-photos Sarah and I have known each other since we were five years old. Shooting photos of her family was a reality check on how fast time flies! With such a beautiful family they already have a lot to celebrate but they also just recently celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary!  
 
 
 
 
 
I can't believe the last time I shot photos of Zoey she was just a little baby. Now she's a little girl that looks a lot like her mother and wants to be just like her big brother. 
 
 
When I gave Sarah a sneak peek of the image below, she exclaimed that it was so much better than any school photo she could ever get. Warms my heart! 
 
 
 
 
These kids are rare they would have been happy to have their photos taken all day long! 
 
 
I can't wait to see where the next ten years leads them! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Baby Kira https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/8/baby-kira  
I've known my good buddy Jim nearly as long as I've known my wife Danielle. We met at Providence Church in Avon, Ohio when I started attending college. I played drums for the Providence worship ministry. Jim played guitar, and he was also one of the pioneering sound technicians when Providence moved into its new Avon facility.
 
I remember when Jim first introduced me to his girlfriend Sarah. I could tell how genuinely happy they were together. I had a feeling this would be a lasting relationship.
 
And they got married! Did I call that one or what?
 
At the reception, each of the guests was given a little pouch with three candy almonds in it. The almonds symbolized Health, Wealth and Fertility.
 
I quickly ate the first two almonds, but when the bride and groom came around, I handed Jim the pouch with the last almond. I said, in a very secretive sort of way,
 
"Guys, this is the Fertility almond. You can eat this whenever you're ready."
 
Jim took the almond and said, "You are so weird!" It was a compliment I'll never forget.
 
I took the picture below as proof that I didn't eat the almond:
 
Taken on a disposable camera at our table. This is why Danielle is the photographer.
 
 
A lot of time passed since Dani and I got to see the newlyweds. We started missing our friends, so we got a group together and saw "The Muppets" when they hit the big screen. 
 
As the previews started, I got a text from Jim, who was sitting a few seats down. It said, 
 
Looks like the almond worked man... we are expecting!
 
I looked down the row and Jim had the biggest smile. 
 
 
Kira Jean is the most beautiful little miniature human I've ever seen!


 Sarah says that when Kira furrows her brow, she looks a lot like her dad. I have to agree.


The Zellers' puppy Archie kept trying to interrupt Kira's glamour shoot...


 




Thanks to Jim, Sarah and Kira for letting us be a part of such a special time!

~ Patrick

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Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/8/photo-of-week Starting today you can make reservations at the new "Be Our Guest" restaurant within Beast's castle in Walt Disney World! Below is an eerily beautiful shot of the castle under construction in the Magic Kingdom's new Fantasyland. 
 
 
Shot: January 26, 2012
Posted: August 20, 2012

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Children; 18 months; Photo of the Week Ever After Imagery Personal Travel Walt Disney World https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/8/photo-of-week Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Sneak Peak: Mc Callie Family https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/8/sneak-peak-mc-callie-family
 
This shoot was so fun; I can't wait to share the rest of the images!

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Children Sneak Peak; Ever After Imagery: Families https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/8/sneak-peak-mc-callie-family Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/photo-of-week_26  
We weren't able to catch the fireworks because of rain... but I didn't let that stop me from having fun with the camera.
 
 
 

Shot: July 3, 2012
Posted: July 26, 2012
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Landscape Photo of the Week Rain https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/photo-of-week_26 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Mackenzie & Brad https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/mackenzie-brad Mackenzie and I met in 2000 at Mercyhurst College, now Mercyhurst University. She was a sophomore and I a lowly freshman. Below is just one of the many pictures of the great times we had which graced my scrapbook for the rest of my college career.  I can't seem to remember who won that battle... maybe because I lost? :) 
 
 
I was beyond excited when Mackenzie told me that she and Brad were getting married in Gatlinburg, and they wanted me to shoot their wedding! There are no words to describe how beautiful their location and day were! 
 

 
 
Can you tell that the junior bridesmaid and one of the flower girls are related?
 
 

 
Break out the toe separators; we all need to get ready!

 
And while the women are busy getting ready, the men managed to sneak in a toast at the bar. 
 
 
 

 
 
The ring bearer was not about to be left behind as he ran down the aisle to catch up 
with his Aunt & Uncle! 

 
 
These are for Becca, who was excited to see them...


 
I know I said this before, but Mackenzie, you look like a stunning classic Hollywood actress!


 
Brad's sister was super woman that day! Not only was she a bridesmaid but she made the cake and did the flowers too! 
 

 
 
My next assistant in full training. 
 
 
I can honestly say that I have never been so entertained by taking photos of other people dancing 
than I was at this reception.

 
One of our first wedding couples, AJ & Preston, getting down with their bad selves... yes please! 
 
 
New York, New York Kickline
 
 
The matron of honor performing the most epic Thriller dance I've ever witnessed!
 
 
Yes, she scared away the flower girls... multiple times. 
 
 
 
Mackenzie and Brad, we wish you a lifetime of laughter, love, and your own personal ballet performances! 
 
 
Original Hometowns; Mackenzie: Cortland, NY   Brad: Mount Carmel, TN 
 
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Park Vista Hotel
 
 
Officiant: Richard Willis
 
DJ: Gary Hagerman of Air Force One Mobile Disc Jockey
 
Wedding Coordinator at The Park Vista: Christine 
 
Florist, Cake and Super Bridesmaid: Rebecca Smith
 
Brad's Favorite Moment of the Day: When Mackenzie walked down the aisle!
Mackenzie's Favorite Moment of the Day: The whole day, the ceremony, the reception and her sister's thriller dance.
 
Mackenzie and Brad's Advice to future brides and grooms: "We say start planning as soon as possible. We had a year and it turned out to be enough time, but still very stressful. So get as much done as soon as possible because there will always be last minute things to deal with and they add a lot of stress. Try not to be stressed! Be flexible and don't sweat the small stuff. Enjoy the time with family and friends."
 
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Gatlinburg The Park Vista Hotel by Hilton Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/mackenzie-brad Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/photo-of-week
 
The breathtaking view of the Smoky Mountains from the room we stayed in for our last wedding in Gatlinburg, TN! 
 
Shot: June 22, 2012
Posted: July 7, 2012

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Ever After Imagery Gatlinburg Landscape Personal Photo of the Week Smoky Mountains The Park Vista Hotel by Hilton Wedding https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/7/photo-of-week Sat, 07 Jul 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/photo-of-week
 
Check out this handsome devil! I think I may have found my next assistant! :)
 
Shot: June 23, 2012 
Posted: June 28, 2012

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Children Ever After Imagery Photo of the Week Portrait Photography Wedding Photography https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/photo-of-week Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/patrick-my-favorite-subject-to-shoot

Patrick - my favorite subject to shoot and the most honorable, talented, hard-working man I know. 

He's the most amazing drummer I've ever seen, who devotes his talents to the Lord by playing on the best worship team in all of Ohio. 

He's got the biggest heart and spends his free time as my mechanic, dance partner, work out buddy and best friend. 

Saturday, he will be spending a very special day by my side shooting a wedding.

Happy 29th Birthday Love!



Shot: October 2010
Posted: June 2012

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Avon Lake Ever After Imagery Personal Photo of the Week Portraits https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/patrick-my-favorite-subject-to-shoot Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Photo of the Week: Our First Anniversary https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/photo-of-week-our-first-anniversary ‎20 weeks ago today... Patrick and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in the Magic Kingdom. We spent our entire morning on Main Street USA just soaking in the amazing atmosphere. It was filled with many magical moments thanks to the world's most wonderful cast members! One of my favorite magical moments began with a trolley ride to the castle. The Dapper Dans sat behind us singing love songs. Upon exiting the trolley they revealed to me that Patrick allegedly spent lots of money and time preparing for his debut with them singing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." It was the perfect end to a beautiful morning! 

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Sneak Peek: Reception Venue https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/sneak-peek-reception-venue The 2012 wedding season is going to provide lots of exciting and unique venues to capture! Here is a sneak peek of a beautiful reception location I'll be shooting in October.
 
 
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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Wedding; reception venue; Crystal Brook Farm; Chagrin Falls https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/6/sneak-peek-reception-venue Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Meagyn 6 Months! https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/5/meagyn-6-months  
There are no words for how beautiful this little girl is... so I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves this time. Enjoy!  


 
 
 



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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) 6 months Babies Portrait https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/5/meagyn-6-months Thu, 17 May 2012 22:15:00 GMT
Pink Dress and a Camera https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/4/pink-dress-and-camera Helping the bride get all gussied up, traveling around like rockstars, laughing with the girls and standing next to one of my best friends in the whole world while she says her wedding vows are just a few things I'm looking forward to this weekend. Also, passing cameras back and forth with my husband as we document this special occasion! Yes, I'll be wearing the pink dress accessorized with a camera when I'm not in front of one! 

Being asked to stand up with a friend during the wedding is such an amazing honor! What's your best memory of being a bridesmaid or a groomsman? 




 
And what's a blog post without some pictures? Images Shot: June 18, 2011 

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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Weddings; Bridesmaids https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/4/pink-dress-and-camera Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/4/photo-of-week Logan Po Liu was born on April 5, 2012. He is my fourth second cousin in two years! I can't believe how fast our family is growing! What happened over the past week for you that was exciting? 





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connect@everafterimagery.net (Ever After Imagery) Hillcrest Hospital Newborn Photo of the Week https://www.everafterimagery.net/blog/2012/4/photo-of-week Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:45:00 GMT