Cleveland Family Photographer

Welcome Baby M | Cleveland Newborn Family Photographer

To say I love these photos is an understatement.  This session was SO much fun and I was so happy to be invited back to photograph this awesome family again - the last time being when little sister was the newborn 2 years ago.  It's really an honor to document families as they expand and grow.  I used the small but mighty Fuji X-T2 and 18mm f2 lens for the ENTIRE session.  I love this little camera so much - it makes moving around SO much easier and it doesn't kill my neck at the end of the session.  It's quick to focus and the colors are amazing. 

Villagra Family | At Home Family Film Session

This family is all kinds of amazing - I was so excited to photograph them in their home again.  The last time was 2 years ago and it was really fun to see how their family has grown since then.  I also loved seeing photos from our last session on their walls.  This time around I shot all film and am SO happy I did.  The more I shoot film the more I fall in love with it.  

Portra400 | Canon1V and Pentax645n

Baldi Family

This is my second photographing this family and this time was just as fun as the first.  They totally trusted to do my thing and even let me try some new ideas on them and I think it totally worked out.  

I shot the entire session on film - which is a tad more stressful than digital when you can't rely on your lcd to make sure you got exposure right or got the right moment.  It requires you to really pay attention to your entire frame because you can't click the shutter 10 times and then pick the best one.  You need to wait for the moment and anticipate and also, sometimes, be ok with missing it.  Another one will happen.  Film is a challenge - but its also incredibly fun.  I have decided that I will only be shooting sessions on film from here on out.  SUPER excited about it!  

All the photos in this post were shot with Portra400 on my Pentax645n and developed and scanned by Millers Photo lab.  I still need to take the 35mm to be developed but I wanted to share these right away!  More to come!