Studio shot of my daughter, Nina Marie. She's got a ton of personality!
Fun shot using a sparklers as the main source of light. No one was harmed in the making of this photo.
At 91, Grandpa Joe always had some great stories and advice.
A fishing boat returns home with a successful catch as the warm sun sets over the Ligurian Sea in Cinque Terre, Italy.
Rome is beautiful and at night it comes to life. The moon was perfect this evening and the clouds made for a pretty good exposure.
A view of Vernazza, Italy, from Monterosso.
While walking through downtown Cleveland, OH, near Public Square, I couldn't help thinking that these guys were protecting the city.
Taken early evening at Joshua Tree National Park. You can see the moon as well as some clouds in the distance.
Taken outside of Palm Springs, California, as the sun began to dip below the San Jacinto Mountains.
Portrait of Mr. Maday at an art show at The Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio.
LeBron James gets into the mood as the crew prepares the shot. On set of the 2014 Cleveland Cavalier's opening video production, by Think Media Studios.
LeBron James performs his famous "Powder Toss" for the Cleveland Cavalier's 2014 opening video, produced by Think Media Studios.
On set of the 2014 Cleveland Cavalier's opening video production, by Think Media Studios.
Caleb as he prepares an elaborate dolly shot. He is notorious for his focus, personality, and amazing results.
Artistic Director / Producer, Ryan talks with crew member, Mathias about the shot.
This cutie was mesmerized by my camera. The sun was just right to get this shot as she looked back at me.
Respect to this guy right here. Such a character and lovable man, he is my wife's cousin. Always hands me a $20 dollar bill for our daughter. I want a $20 dollar bill. Donnie...DONNIE!
Loved this one in Black and White. Taken at Mayfield Cemetery by Little Italy, Cleveland.
This is the city that I love.
Filmed this using a 10x macro adapter on my Sigma 300mm 1.4. Gizmodo featured this shot in a "Picture of the Week" contest, along with other photographs of insects.
View looking down onto Monterosso, Italy, which is the Northern most city in Cinque Terre. Beyond the castle and pink hotel there is a large amount of country protected from development. It is the birthplace of pesto and margarita pizza.
Fall colors in Ohio are beautiful.
Captured these guys taking a break from working at a festival and talking about something that looked serious. I was eating cheese fries smothered in ketchup and malt vinegar.
I saw these two walking on the beach and they agreed to a portrait. This was 4th of July so Huntington Park was packed with families and Americana.
My amazing nephew, Noah. It's been really cool watching this guy grow up and we always have a blast together. Now a teenager, he makes the cashiers in Marc's swoon. I've witnessed it firsthand; it's crazy!
This guy was awesome! I was walking around on the 4th of July at the Huntington Metroparks and he was there just grilling away. He brought his own grill so he was serious. He offered me a rib and of course I took it.
While playing with my daughter in the grass at the park, a group of boys began to play a game of soccer and took their shoes off to play barefoot. I snapped a picture of one of the boys' shoes. Love me some Nikes!
This gentleman was seated in a wheelchair off to the side listening to the live music being played. He was so content that I asked for a picture and he gave me this. Thank you for your service.
This woman had the most adorable baby and had her daughter's pacifier in her mouth as we walked past. I said "smile" and she immediately posed.
The best part about Cleveland is that you have a huge range of cultures living together. These women were enjoying this hookah as they waited for the 4th of July fireworks. Cleveland, Ohio, is faintly in the distance past the trees, roughly 12 miles away along Lake Erie.
As I watched a carnival ride pass by I noticed this girl making sure that her Mommy or Daddy were watching her. I think she got upset because they looked away in this shot?
This was my very first shot as I was testing the settings and framing for the fireworks photography.
While sitting at a cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood with the wifey, I saw an interaction between these two. I imagined him stopping her and complimenting her on her belt. It was kinda sexy.
Saw this on the ground in the Georgetown area of Washington, D. C.
I know this may not be a Converse shoe but work with me for the joke. Snapped this in Tremont, Ohio, while walking the streets by Edison's delicious pizza. Who does this?
The shadow from this custom art installation / bike rack made me want to jump on some clouds and collect some coins.
A freshly cleared opening from the local residents provides an expansive view of both the city and fireworks on the 4th. One of many breathtaking views of Cleveland to see in person.
This guy was chillin' on the patio at Market Garden Brewery on W. 25th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.
Loved our server's smile, hair and personality. I asked for a photo by telling her a joke: "Did you hear about the farmer's daughter? She couldn't keep her calves together!"
Phin on his 1st birthday. A friend's daughter was smitten with the handsome little dude and reached for his ear.
Phin in all of his cuteness plays in the back yard at his 1st birthday party.
Splash pool at Phin's 1st birthday party was the most popular attraction!
Phin looking up at his father, Jim. Love this family.
Found this gem in San Franscisco as we entered China Town on foot.
Eating lunch along the water, I grabbed this shot of Oakland, California, in the distance with the Oakland Bridge in the foreground. I love this part of our country.
I love taking photos from airplanes. The clouds were wonderful this day.
Took this as my wife, Maria, and I drove up the coast from San Francisco, California, to Sonoma. Beautiful.
Walking through China Town in San Francisco, California, we came upon what appeared to be an illegal game of cards. They weren't too happy with my camera. We kept going and found some dope-ass handbags for cheap.
Maria and I took a short boat ride around Alcatraz on our trip to San Francisco, CA. Our captain was awesome and I asked for a shot afterwards and got lucky with a friggin' seagull!
Love this new development in the mountains from an airplane. The roads look like something from a sci-fi movie.
This is my wife's cousin, Amy. She was Miss Grand Prix of Cleveland about 10 years ago. It's always a fun time when we are out with her and her crazy husband, Tony.
Our friend Sima Patel as the sun sets behind her. My wife and I were in Florida on vacation and Sima and her fiance' Pete were in town as well. We met up and had an amazing time.
Walking through Tremont, I noticed this sign on the fence. I loved the look and nostalgia behind it. Growing up, a neighbor had one of these fences and I thought it was the best because the holes were the perfect size for my little shoes.
Apple picking out west by Sandusky; there are some beautiful apple farms. Took this as the sun began to set.
As the sun set, I noticed that the water looked metallic.
My Best Man, Joe and his now wife, Gretchen, announce to the world that they are engaged to be married.
Taken off the back of my buddy Danny's boat as he shows a couple friends the lake that his family helped build. Taken on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
The Skerl's have an amazing family and this shot captures how happy they are.
This is a pond across the street from the VA hospital where my Dad visited a few times.
Testing out some glow stick lighting for our photo shoot.
Poonce enjoying a fine lager on the morning of the Ohio State vs Michigan football game. Just prepping for an Ohio State win and the long celebration that followed.
Geof and Rachel look at their newborn son, Jack, in his bright blue bedroom. They are amazing parents and have taught me a thing or two throughout the years.
Grandpa Joe confiding in his nephew Joe. At the time, Grandpa Joe's wife was living at home with Alzheimer's and he was the main care-giver at the ripe age of 90. When this picture was taken, the younger Joe had just lost his wife to cancer after a long battle.
Poonce doesn't give one "F" to about Michigan.
Uncle Vince's true personality shines in this one and you can tell he's blast to have a beer with.
When Tony, AKA T-Luv comes back into Youngstown, you know it's going to be a full-throttle weekend. It's obvious that the entire family looks up to the guy's amazing personality and smile. Love you, Tony!
I envisioned a crowd of thousands listening to this man change the world.
Found this gem when walking through Mayfield Cemetery by Little Italy, Cleveland.
Found this homeboy under the Detroit Superior Bridge. Do not ask why I was under there; I'm an artist!
Liked the colors in this one. I've always felt a special connection to nature.
This dude was jamming on his horn and I loved his emotion and fat fingers.
Walking away from the Spanish Steps with my beautiful wife, this white feather landed in front of me on the sidewalk and I felt like Forrest Gump. Such a beautiful memory.
Everywhere in Italy had knockers on the doors. There was incredible detail in each one we saw.
Beautiful town that my wife, Maria, and I hiked to from Corniglia, Italy.
View looking down at the Ligurian Sea. The most beutiful place on Earth thus far for me.
Two American girls partake in the cultural celebration that is Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, 2012.
Laughing in a tiny hat while eating a footlong sausage at Oktoberfest. I got lucky with this one!
One thing I noticed about Oktoberfest was that instead of fighting, most people become very friendly when drinking. These two were so happy walking through Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany.
I found an open restaurant kitchen window in Monterosso, Italy, between lunch and dinner while walking through the city. Some of the best food I've ever eaten is in this small town.
Walking along the water in Monterosso, Italy, we came across this woman begging for money. This was such a sharp contrast from seeing tourists with their shiny jewelry and fancy cameras (myself included).
Not sure what was going on but I've captured something.
Black and white grab of a smart and talented friend, Mindy, looking stunning before her big day.
A flower girl as she prepares herself to walk down the aisle.
Rob & Mindy, shortly after they exchanged vows.
Having your wedding at Punderson State Park is a great way to secure an awesome time. Having beautiful and loving friends and family is another. This picture has both.
The ring bearer begins his walk down the aisle on a bed of fresh roses at Punderson State Park.
Taken at Fairview Park Park Middle School at a talent show for middle schoolers.
Phin drinking water from the big boy cup.
Aunt Diane holding baby Joey for the first time.
Daddy is enamored by his little girl.
Caught this as we waited to enter the Vatican. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.
Walking home from a late dinner where I crushed a 28oz steak, my wife, Maria and I saw this pair of shoes outside of a residence. I thought this was pretty cool.
A guard patrols the monument as his shadow falls below an elaborate statue.
These streets had so much history to them and were covered with elaborate stonework everywhere we walked.
While eating gelato I saw this gentleman riding down the street on his bicycle wearing a pimped out suit with a serious look on his face.
Directly behind these stairs is the Spanish Steps. While walking back down we found an alternate route and I noticed the roses all down the steps. Such a powerful moment to see.
Caught this little guy/girl resting on a tree during a hike above Palm Springs, California. Beautiful area to hike.
A bike rests on a wall during a busy Saturday shopping fair in downtown Monterosso, Italy.
"Don't go away because I need more time..." Found written on a wall as we walked from the towns of Corniglia to Vernazza, Italy.
As we hiked from Corniglia to Vernazza, there were homes that sold wine and had views of the Ligurian Sea. Highly recommended.
Sitting above the bay in Monterosso, the Protector of the Animals statue guards the top village of Cinque Terre.
A painter sitting on a sidewalk in Rome painting the Victor Emmanuel Monument, Capitoline Hill.
Friend and local film and video guy, Bill, poses in front of a green-screen in preparation for a video shoot.
Professional model / stunt man, Colby poses for head-shots.
Senior portraits of Meredith taken on a beautiful fall day.
Zach finally gets to talk to his new bride alone before they are revealed to their guests.
After an elaborate fitting with a detailed back of her gown, this bride finally gets to show off her magnificent dress.
Taken on a beautiful farm in Northeast Ohio, the flowers were in full bloom on this warm, sunny day.
Lindsay walks down the street with her father as her soon-to-be-husband, Dan, and close friends & family await their arrival.
A garden angel sits in the shade of my friend Dan's grandmother's back yard in Mentor, Ohio. She takes care of her lawn religiously and it has an elaborate system of walkways, flowers, and garden decorations.
Lindsay takes a drag as she prepares herself for the rehearsal dinner.
Senior pictures for Haley, who was accepted into Kent State for Fine Art. Taken at the Butler Institute of Modern American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
Colby dances with his mother during the reception at his wedding.
Melanie and her Dad share a moment on the dance floor at her wedding.
Colby and his young neighbor share a moment at his wedding. Colby asked this little guy to be a big part of his wedding and he did an amazing job.
Joe Sr. holds Joe Jr. as he is baptized in Youngstown, Ohio.
Joe Sr. & Joe Jr. suck their thumbs for the picture.
Stella reads a book found in the pew at church for her cousin Joey's baptism.