Nina: 13 Months
       
     
Supeck Wedding
       
     
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 At 91, Grandpa Joe always had some great stories and advice. 
       
     
Sunset on the Ligurian Sea
       
     
Colosseum at Night
       
     
Vernazza, Italy
       
     
Defend Cleveland
       
     
Joshua Tree at Night
       
     
Wind Farm at Dusk
       
     
Artist: Anrij Maday
       
     
LeBron Focus
       
     
LeBron James Powder Toss
       
     
Anderson Varejao: Swat
       
     
Director of Photography: Caleb Crossen
       
     
The Talk
       
     
Looking Back
       
     
Donnie
       
     
Tomb
       
     
Cleveland, Ohio: Relax
       
     
Cicada
       
     
Monterosso, Italy: From Above
       
     
Cattails in Fall
       
     
The Breaks
       
     
Beach Couple
       
     
Noah
       
     
Grills
       
     
Nike
       
     
Bay Days: Veteran Portrait
       
     
Pacifier Mom
       
     
Hookah
       
     
Carnival Girl
       
     
Bay Days: Fireworks B/W
       
     
D.C. Flirt
       
     
Georgetown
       
     
Concrete
       
     
Cloud
       
     
Cleveland, Ohio: 4th of July
       
     
Market Garden Doggy
       
     
Market Garden Brewery: Server Portrait
       
     
Young Love
       
     
1-Year-Old Phin
       
     
Splash
       
     
Looking Up
       
     
Cigarette Butt
       
     
Oakland Bridge
       
     
Cloud Surfing
       
     
Barbed Wire Vineyards
       
     
The Hustle
       
     
Bay Captain
       
     
Lines from Above
       
     
Amy
       
     
Dr. Patel
       
     
Sears Armadillo fence
       
     
Ohio Fall
       
     
Wetland Shine
       
     
Engagement: Joe & Gretchen
       
     
Roanoke
       
     
Shoulder Ride
       
     
MLK Pond
       
     
Glow Stick
       
     
Poonce at LaVilla
       
     
Baby Jack
       
     
Family
       
     
F - Michigan
       
     
Vince
       
     
T-Luv
       
     
Abraham Lincoln Statue: Cleveland, Ohio
       
     
Levels
       
     
Bridge Spider
       
     
Summer Wings
       
     
Rome, Italy: Horn Performer
       
     
Rome, Italy: Market
       
     
Rome, Italy: Feather
       
     
Knockers
       
     
Vernazza, Italy
       
     
Monterosso, Italy: Railing
       
     
American Girls at Oktoberfest
       
     
Munich, Germany: Hot Dog Lady
       
     
Oktoberfest Friends
       
     
Down Time
       
     
Beggar
       
     
Caught Ya!
       
     
 Black and white grab of a smart and talented friend, Mindy, looking stunning before her big day.
       
     
Curls
       
     
Paradise
       
     
Ring Bearer #1
       
     
Punderson Wedding
       
     
Ring Bearer #2
       
     
Talent Show
       
     
Big Straw
       
     
Diane Holding Baby Joey
       
     
Daddy Love
       
     
Vatican Sky
       
     
Street Shoes
       
     
Victor Emmanuel Monument, Capitoline Hill: Rome, Italy
       
     
Rome Streets
       
     
Rome Businessman on a Bike
       
     
Rose Petal Stairs
       
     
Palm Springs Hike
       
     
Bicycle
       
     
Don't Go Away.....
       
     
Wine Stop
       
     
St. Francis of Assisi
       
     
Painting the Emmanuel Monument
       
     
O'Boyle
       
     
Portrait: Colby Forlani
       
     
Meredith
       
     
Wedding: 1st Moment
       
     
The Dress
       
     
Hand in Marriage
       
     
Rehearsal Dinner
       
     
Garden Angel
       
     
Smoke Break
       
     
Haley
       
     
Mother Son Dance
       
     
Father Daughter Dance
       
     
Best Buds
       
     
Baptism of Joe Jr.
       
     
Thumbs
       
     
Stella
       
     
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Nina: 13 Months
       
     
Nina: 13 Months

Studio shot of my daughter, Nina Marie. She's got a ton of personality!

Supeck Wedding
       
     
Supeck Wedding

Fun shot using a sparklers as the main source of light. No one was harmed in the making of this photo.

webphoto_250.jpg
       
     
 At 91, Grandpa Joe always had some great stories and advice. 
       
     

At 91, Grandpa Joe always had some great stories and advice. 

Sunset on the Ligurian Sea
       
     
Sunset on the Ligurian Sea

A fishing boat returns home with a successful catch as the warm sun sets over the Ligurian Sea in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Colosseum at Night
       
     
Colosseum at Night

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.

Vernazza, Italy
       
     
Vernazza, Italy

A view of Vernazza, Italy, from Monterosso.

Defend Cleveland
       
     
Defend Cleveland

While walking through downtown Cleveland, OH, near Public Square, I couldn't help thinking that these guys were protecting the city.

Joshua Tree at Night
       
     
Joshua Tree at Night

Taken early evening at Joshua Tree National Park. You can see the moon as well as some clouds in the distance.

Wind Farm at Dusk
       
     
Wind Farm at Dusk

Taken outside of Palm Springs, California, as the sun began to dip below the San Jacinto Mountains.

Artist: Anrij Maday
       
     
Artist: Anrij Maday

Portrait of Mr. Maday at an art show at The Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio.

LeBron Focus
       
     
LeBron Focus

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 Powder Toss
       
     
LeBron James Powder Toss

LeBron James performs his famous "Powder Toss" for the Cleveland Cavalier's 2014 opening video, produced by Think Media Studios. 

Anderson Varejao: Swat
       
     
Anderson Varejao: Swat

On set of the 2014 Cleveland Cavalier's opening video production, by Think Media Studios.

Director of Photography: Caleb Crossen
       
     
Director of Photography: Caleb Crossen

Caleb as he prepares an elaborate dolly shot. He is notorious for his focus, personality, and amazing results. 

The Talk
       
     
The Talk

Artistic Director / Producer, Ryan talks with crew member, Mathias about the shot.

Looking Back
       
     
Looking Back

This cutie was mesmerized by my camera. The sun was just right to get this shot as she looked back at me.

Donnie
       
     
Donnie

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!

Tomb
       
     
Tomb

Loved this one in Black and White. Taken at Mayfield Cemetery by Little Italy, Cleveland.

Cleveland, Ohio: Relax
       
     
Cleveland, Ohio: Relax

This is the city that I love.

Cicada
       
     
Cicada

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.

Monterosso, Italy: From Above
       
     
Monterosso, Italy: From Above

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.

Cattails in Fall
       
     
Cattails in Fall

Fall colors in Ohio are beautiful.

The Breaks
       
     
The Breaks

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. 

Beach Couple
       
     
Beach Couple

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.

Noah
       
     
Noah

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!

Grills
       
     
Grills

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. 

Nike
       
     
Nike

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!

Bay Days: Veteran Portrait
       
     
Bay Days: Veteran Portrait

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.

Pacifier Mom
       
     
Pacifier Mom

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. 

Hookah
       
     
Hookah

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.

Carnival Girl
       
     
Carnival Girl

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?

Bay Days: Fireworks B/W
       
     
Bay Days: Fireworks B/W

This was my very first shot as I was testing the settings and framing for the fireworks photography. 

D.C. Flirt
       
     
D.C. Flirt

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. 

Georgetown
       
     
Georgetown

Saw this on the ground in the Georgetown area of Washington, D. C.

Concrete
       
     
Concrete

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?

Cloud
       
     
Cloud

The shadow from this custom art installation / bike rack made me want to jump on some clouds and collect some coins.

Cleveland, Ohio: 4th of July
       
     
Cleveland, Ohio: 4th of July

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.

Market Garden Doggy
       
     
Market Garden Doggy

This guy was chillin' on the patio at Market Garden Brewery on W. 25th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

Market Garden Brewery: Server Portrait
       
     
Market Garden Brewery: Server Portrait

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!"

Young Love
       
     
Young Love

Phin on his 1st birthday. A friend's daughter was smitten with the handsome little dude and reached for his ear.

1-Year-Old Phin
       
     
1-Year-Old Phin

Phin in all of his cuteness plays in the back yard at his 1st birthday party.

Splash
       
     
Splash

Splash pool at Phin's 1st birthday party was the most popular attraction!

Looking Up
       
     
Looking Up

Phin looking up at his father, Jim. Love this family.

Cigarette Butt
       
     
Cigarette Butt

Found this gem in San Franscisco as we entered China Town on foot.

Oakland Bridge
       
     
Oakland Bridge

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.

Cloud Surfing
       
     
Cloud Surfing

I love taking photos from airplanes. The clouds were wonderful this day.

Barbed Wire Vineyards
       
     
Barbed Wire Vineyards

Took this as my wife, Maria, and I drove up the coast from San Francisco, California, to Sonoma. Beautiful.

The Hustle
       
     
The Hustle

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.

Bay Captain
       
     
Bay Captain

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!

Lines from Above
       
     
Lines from Above

Love this new development in the mountains from an airplane. The roads look like something from a sci-fi movie.

Amy
       
     
Amy

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.

Dr. Patel
       
     
Dr. Patel

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.

Sears Armadillo fence
       
     
Sears Armadillo fence

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.

Ohio Fall
       
     
Ohio Fall

Apple picking out west by Sandusky; there are some beautiful apple farms. Took this as the sun began to set.

Wetland Shine
       
     
Wetland Shine

As the sun set, I noticed that the water looked metallic.

Engagement: Joe & Gretchen
       
     
Engagement: Joe & Gretchen

My Best Man, Joe and his now wife, Gretchen, announce to the world that they are engaged to be married.

Roanoke
       
     
Roanoke

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.

Shoulder Ride
       
     
Shoulder Ride

The Skerl's have an amazing family and this shot captures how happy they are.

MLK Pond
       
     
MLK Pond

This is a pond across the street from the VA hospital where my Dad visited a few times.

Glow Stick
       
     
Glow Stick

Testing out some glow stick lighting for our photo shoot.

Poonce at LaVilla
       
     
Poonce at LaVilla

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.

Baby Jack
       
     
Baby Jack

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.

Family
       
     
Family

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.

F - Michigan
       
     
F - Michigan

Poonce doesn't give one "F" to about Michigan.

Vince
       
     
Vince

Uncle Vince's true personality shines in this one and you can tell he's blast to have a beer with.

T-Luv
       
     
T-Luv

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!

Abraham Lincoln Statue: Cleveland, Ohio
       
     
Abraham Lincoln Statue: Cleveland, Ohio

I envisioned a crowd of thousands listening to this man change the world.

Levels
       
     
Levels

Found this gem when walking through Mayfield Cemetery by Little Italy, Cleveland.

Bridge Spider
       
     
Bridge Spider

Found this homeboy under the Detroit Superior Bridge. Do not ask why I was under there; I'm an artist!

Summer Wings
       
     
Summer Wings

Liked the colors in this one. I've always felt a special connection to nature.

Rome, Italy: Horn Performer
       
     
Rome, Italy: Horn Performer

This dude was jamming on his horn and I loved his emotion and fat fingers. 

Rome, Italy: Market
       
     
Rome, Italy: Market

Decisions, decisions....

Rome, Italy: Feather
       
     
Rome, Italy: Feather

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.

Knockers
       
     
Knockers

Everywhere in Italy had knockers on the doors. There was incredible detail in each one we saw.

Vernazza, Italy
       
     
Vernazza, Italy

Beautiful town that my wife, Maria, and I hiked to from Corniglia, Italy.

Monterosso, Italy: Railing
       
     
Monterosso, Italy: Railing

View looking down at the Ligurian Sea. The most beutiful place on Earth thus far for me.

American Girls at Oktoberfest
       
     
American Girls at Oktoberfest

Two American girls partake in the cultural celebration that is Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, 2012.

Munich, Germany: Hot Dog Lady
       
     
Munich, Germany: Hot Dog Lady

Laughing in a tiny hat while eating a footlong sausage at Oktoberfest. I got lucky with this one!

Oktoberfest Friends
       
     
Oktoberfest Friends

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.

Down Time
       
     
Down Time

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.

Beggar
       
     
Beggar

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).

Caught Ya!
       
     
Caught Ya!

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.
       
     

Black and white grab of a smart and talented friend, Mindy, looking stunning before her big day.

Curls
       
     
Curls

A flower girl as she prepares herself to walk down the aisle.

Paradise
       
     
Paradise

Rob & Mindy, shortly after they exchanged vows.

Ring Bearer #1
       
     
Ring Bearer #1

Gimme five...carats!

Punderson Wedding
       
     
Punderson Wedding

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.

Ring Bearer #2
       
     
Ring Bearer #2

The ring bearer begins his walk down the aisle on a bed of fresh roses at Punderson State Park.

Talent Show
       
     
Talent Show

Taken at Fairview Park Park Middle School at a talent show for middle schoolers.

Big Straw
       
     
Big Straw

Phin drinking water from the big boy cup.

Diane Holding Baby Joey
       
     
Diane Holding Baby Joey

Aunt Diane holding baby Joey for the first time.

Daddy Love
       
     
Daddy Love

Daddy is enamored by his little girl.

Vatican Sky
       
     
Vatican Sky

Caught this as we waited to enter the Vatican. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining.

Street Shoes
       
     
Street Shoes

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.

Victor Emmanuel Monument, Capitoline Hill: Rome, Italy
       
     
Victor Emmanuel Monument, Capitoline Hill: Rome, Italy

A guard patrols the monument as his shadow falls below an elaborate statue.

Rome Streets
       
     
Rome Streets

These streets had so much history to them and were covered with elaborate stonework everywhere we walked.

Rome Businessman on a Bike
       
     
Rome Businessman on a Bike

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.

Rose Petal Stairs
       
     
Rose Petal Stairs

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.

Palm Springs Hike
       
     
Palm Springs Hike

Caught this little guy/girl resting on a tree during a hike above Palm Springs, California. Beautiful area to hike.

Bicycle
       
     
Bicycle

A bike rests on a wall during a busy Saturday shopping fair in downtown Monterosso, Italy.

Don't Go Away.....
       
     
Don't Go Away.....

"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. 

Wine Stop
       
     
Wine Stop

As we hiked from Corniglia to Vernazza, there were homes that sold wine and had views of the Ligurian Sea. Highly recommended.

St. Francis of Assisi
       
     
St. Francis of Assisi

Sitting above the bay in Monterosso, the Protector of the Animals statue guards the top village of Cinque Terre.

Painting the Emmanuel Monument
       
     
Painting the Emmanuel Monument

A painter sitting on a sidewalk in Rome painting the Victor Emmanuel Monument, Capitoline Hill.

O'Boyle
       
     
O'Boyle

Friend and local film and video guy, Bill, poses in front of a green-screen in preparation for a video shoot.

Portrait: Colby Forlani
       
     
Portrait: Colby Forlani

Professional model / stunt man, Colby poses for head-shots.

Meredith
       
     
Meredith

Senior portraits of Meredith taken on a beautiful fall day.

Wedding: 1st Moment
       
     
Wedding: 1st Moment

Zach finally gets to talk to his new bride alone before they are revealed to their guests.

The Dress
       
     
The Dress

After an elaborate fitting with a detailed back of her gown, this bride finally gets to show off her magnificent dress.

Hand in Marriage
       
     
Hand in Marriage

Taken on a beautiful farm in Northeast Ohio, the flowers were in full bloom on this warm, sunny day.

Rehearsal Dinner
       
     
Rehearsal Dinner

Lindsay walks down the street with her father as her soon-to-be-husband, Dan, and close friends & family await their arrival.

Garden Angel
       
     
Garden Angel

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.

Smoke Break
       
     
Smoke Break

Lindsay takes a drag as she prepares herself for the rehearsal dinner.

Haley
       
     
Haley

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.

Mother Son Dance
       
     
Mother Son Dance

Colby dances with his mother during the reception at his wedding.

Father Daughter Dance
       
     
Father Daughter Dance

Melanie and her Dad share a moment on the dance floor at her wedding.

Best Buds
       
     
Best Buds

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.

Baptism of Joe Jr.
       
     
Baptism of Joe Jr.

Joe Sr. holds Joe Jr. as he is baptized in Youngstown, Ohio.

Thumbs
       
     
Thumbs

Joe Sr. & Joe Jr. suck their thumbs for the picture.

Stella
       
     
Stella

Stella reads a book found in the pew at church for her cousin Joey's baptism. 

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