Jen contacted me for a maternity mini session, but I didn’t realize at the time that we would be taking photos just DAYS before she was scheduled to have her new little one! (With rain in the forecast, it was a bit nerve wracking, as there were no options for rescheduling!)

Jen is looking fantastic, which she credits to having to chase 2 year old Lucas around the house.  Everyone was coordinated in tones of blue.  We simply went to a little field area near their home, and the light was right and the rain held off.

A 30 minute mini session is perfect for a maternity session, especially when we’ll be in the studio next week to photograph the new addition.  Just long enough to capture some family portraits to document this very special time.

Some faves:


I had initially met with Joanna & Omara quite a while ago, they were wedding planning, and needed a photographer, but didn’t have a date picked.  After a while and a little bit of coordinating with their desired vendors, they finally settled on an April 2014 wedding.  So, now it was time to forward on the engagement portraits!

They knew what they wanted- a vineyard look, and a beach look.  So, with some coordination with our friends at Paper Moon Vineyard in Vermilion, we set up a session for a beautiful sunny evening.  At Paper Moon, we thought we were alone, until we came upon Al, a gentle older guy with a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig shotgun over his shoulder.  Fortunately, he was of the sort to ask questions first!  Since I was assistant-less on this very sunny night, I was happy that Al was ok with holding the reflector for me.  (Thanks Al!)

Let me tell you about photographing Joanna & Omara- it is AWESOME!  They are totally easy to work with, relaxed in front of the camera, and Joanna was just non-stop with batting the eyelashes, and giving me lots of model faces.  It felt like a fashion shoot, and was a blast!

Sunset in Vermilion is fabulous, the light was incredible, and paired with our stunning couple, Wowza!  So happy with the images we got!

A few faves:


  • Omara - August 29, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    You didn’t mention that I learned a new word!!!! Canoodle!!! lol!ReplyCancel


Jodie is a smart cookie.  Not only is she taking some Advanced Placement classes during her senior year at Berea Midpark High School, but she also chose BLP for her Senior Portraits!

At BLP, the goal for Senior portraits is to always make you look your best, and to not take the same images over and over.  BLP is not a factory studio, but instead, each session is custom crafted to the individual for a fun, fantastic experience that doesn’t look like everyone else’s!  🙂

Jodie elected a Signature session, so we met up for about 2 hours at the Cleveland Museum of Art (aka “BLP Studio East”).  We started with a few shots with her adorable Goldendoodle, before multiple outfit changes and strolling the grounds of the Museum, getting a variety of looks for Jodie to choose from.

A BLP Senior session is unlike any other!  For info on our Signature sessions or the uber-incredible Senior Glam session, check out the on-line Portrait magazine, which is linked to the Blog here, up top where it says “Portrait Information”, and then call or email to reserve your time slot!

Some faves from Jodie’s session:


Sure, everyone’s busy and it’s tough to coordinate schedules, but a family portrait, especially an extended family portrait, is a most important thing.  Distances divide and the years roll by.  There is no time like the present to get everyone together!

Jennifer contacted me for a session that showcased not only her family group (previously seen here– look at how LITTLE Charlie was!!), but also her brother and his family, and her parents.  The result was a “seaglass” wardrobed awesome-ness.  We did a few large family shots, some of the individual groups, had some laughs, and a great time together.  I know that these images are going to be important to the family; for the kids to be captured in time with their grandparents is so special.

This session took place at the always fabulous Cleveland Museum of Art, and the weather was just about as great as this family.  Thank you for having me photograph your family at this precious time.

  • Extended Family Session » BLP Blog - December 28, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    […] an extended family session!  Cristi, along with her husband and two kids, were part of another large family session that took place in August.  Wanting to do something similar for her side of the family, we made […]ReplyCancel