The Donnelly family and I managed to trump mother nature and get a great family portrait. We had planned on an outdoor photo session with great fall colors at a park in the Cuyahoga Falls area. However, the cold rainy Ohio day had other ideas. After some scrambling, a local hotel was nice enough to let us borrow their lobby. I was really happy to have gotten this done, as some of the family had traveled all the way Pennsylvania! It was a lot of work to coordinate for the family (love the black shirts and khakis) and it paid off with a great portrait!
I think I might be an overzealous dad. I took my two year old fishing yesterday. It was pretty special having his little hands over mine, his little voice "catch fish daddy". Ashley brought the camera and was photographing the whole adventure. This is my favorite image. My enthusiastic little bear helping daddy zing our fly out into the pond, searching for the Walter of the bluegill world. At least until he noticed the dump truck parked next door...
Black Dog Photo Co. was down on the riverfront in Cuyahoga Falls to do a High School Senior session for Micheal. He is a sharp young man, and it was fun to get to know him during the session. The weather cooperated and we were able to do a nice combination fall colors, along with a more urban feel. Check out some images from his session!
It was a very special weekend. My baby sister got married! Ashley, Tommy, and I were all in the bridal party. Needless to say, it was a pretty big couple of days. Amanda Flavelle, of MC Life Portraits, was the photographer, and was kind enough to let Ashley and I in on the action. I have to say, it was more than a little surreal to be photographing a beautiful bride, that also happened to be my sister! The weather was perfect, and we all had a great day. This is one of my favorite images of Libby and Grant, the happy bride and groom. What a special experience to be a part of her day, not one I will soon forget.
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The nights are getting cool and crisp. The smell of fallen leaves is starting to drift on the breeze. In our house, the smell of fresh baked bread fills the air. One of my favorite parts of the fall is being able to turn the oven on after a hot summer, and pull out a hand made loaf of bread for the family. It must be ingrained in our European genes... Last night I made a loaf of Pain de Campagne and the light coming in the kitchen window looked so nice I had to grab the camera. I shot a couple of frames before giving in and tearing off a hunk of still warm and delicious bread. Beauty is fleeting I guess...
Black Dog Photo Co. had a pretty special day on Sunday taking some photographs before the Browns Vs. Titans game in Cleveland. We were on the field for warm ups, and then as the players ran onto the field. I posted some of the images below. Awesome!
Ashley and I on the field at Browns Stadium!
Browns player Joe Haden
Browns player Evan Moore
Madden cover boy, Browns player Peyton Hillis
A group of cancer survivors having a blast being a part of "A Crucial Catch"
Browns are fired up!
Mohammed Massaquoi, Colt McCoy, and Ben Watson running the gauntlet between the survivors
Oh well, the Cleveland Browns lost on Sunday. What else is new? However, this Sunday was a little different. October is breast cancer awareness month and the Browns were participating in an event called "A Crucial Catch". Black Dog Photo Co. was there to photograph the event (twist my arm a little harder...), and it was an awesome day. All the gray shirts you see are cancer survivors who made the gauntlet the players run through to start the game. The players were moved, and made sure to slap some fives to everybody! Josh Cribbs ,fellow KSU grad and the man in the photo, even signed some autographs. It was pretty special to be on the field promoting such a good cause, and cheering on our favorite team!
Well, it's official. Baseball season has ended, and with it summer comes to an end as well. Tommy loves to watch "play ball" and our evenings usually end with at least a few innings of Tribe Time. We also have a great time going to Akron to watch the Indian's AA team, the Aeros. After a game this summer, Ash grabbed this awesome photograph of Tommy and I heading back to the car. This morning is a gloomy fall day, and I can't help but feel like Tom is looking back on a baseball season, a summer, and a season full of memories...
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