Photos I shot while on vacation earlier this year

I’ve been doing a lot of photography work recently, but its been for clients that are still reviewing the work or haven’t used it for their websites/businesses yet and so I haven’t been able to show it. Because of this, I’ll fill in the second post this week with some photos of a vacation I was on earlier this year. I went on a…

2013 Brodyn’s Friends Golfing for a Cure Event Photography

Recently I worked with the organizers of the 2013 Brodyn’s Friends Golfing for a Cure to be held on Monday, July 15th at the Ridgewood Country Club. Brodyn is a super sweet boy who was born with┬áNonketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH) and has been bravely battling it along with his supportive family and a wonderful group of friends. Founded by his loving parents, Heidi and Dan,…

The Color Vibe 5k Akron Photography

Microsoft Paparazzi Photographer Gig in Cleveland

A few weeks ago I was hired to pose as a paparazzi photographer and photograph people at the grand opening of the new Microsoft Store in Beachwood Place Mall in Cleveland, OH. Kelly Clarkston was putting on a free concert in the mall’s parking lot to celebrate the opening of the new store and we were hired to shoot paparazzi-style photographs of the crowd…

50th Wedding Anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz at the MAPS Air Museum

I was honored recently to be asked to photograph the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz at the MAPS Air Museum in Canton, OH. The parents of a good friend of mine, they have enjoyed a half century of good health and a large family of five children. Mr. Schwartz serves of the board at the MAPS Air Museum and is highly…

Amish Paradise

In a departure from more serious photography, I present to you one of the funniest photos I’ve ever snapped. A few months ago I was on vacation to the Bahamas and was at a very exclusive resort in Freeport when I saw an Amish couple walking around in paradise. Living in Ohio, seeing Amish people isn’t anything new. They drive their buggies down the…

Reebok CrossFit Open 13.5 at CrossFit Legacy

The regional qualifying round of the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games is complete. The organizers of the CrossFit games wanted them to go out with a bang, so they saved what could be considered the most intense workout for last. Clocking in at 4 minutes, the 13.5 workout gave the athletes the shortest workout of the Open, which means it was probably be the most…

Exotic Tulips in a Vase Still Life Photo

I wanted to shoot a still life photo of these exotic tulips that was outside of my comfort zone. This might not look like a terribly difficult image, but it took about 1.5 hours from start to finish to capture. Firstly, it was at night, so there was no natural lighting to use in this photo. Natural light is so great because it’s so…

Week 4 of the CrossFit Games at CrossFit Legcy

The 13.4 workout was much different than the previous week’s. For starters, it was 5 minutes shorter, but that certainly doesn’t mean it was easier. The extremely high intensity of the 13.4 workout was balanced between the raw, brute power of clean-and-jerks, and more isotonic but punishing toe-to-bars. The 13.4 workout consisted of: 3 Clean and jerk (men 135lbs, women 95lbs) 3 Toes-to-bar 6…

Vietnam War Photos Released For the First Time

I have to share this. Charlie Haughey was drafted and sent to Vietnam as a rifleman, but was given a camera instead of a gun. He was told to take photos to boost morale, and told specifically that he wasn’t a combat photographer. When his tour was up, he delivered over 2,000 negatives to the US Government, but they never saw the light of…