City lights, Fast cars, Cleveland…216

City lights, Fast cars, Cleveland...216

My husband and I drove around for a while before I was content with what I had in my head of the shot I wanted. Nailed it! This is my city… the home of the 216!


The Duck Games!

Welcome to The Duck Games! Through out the summer months of 2014 I will be placing these blue eyed rubber ducks some luck to you all, BUT you have to find them first! Each duck has a number on the bottom. Each duck is worth a prize such a a free session, free print, free merchandise, free tickets to the movies, etc… but the big lucky duck of them all is the Wedding Duck! Who ever finds this duck will win me as your photographer for one full day at your wedding, a $2000 value!! (Prints and CD’s are not included) You must be a fan of The Studio 216 on Facebook first to get the clues in order to finds each duck. The more friends and family you invite to this page, the more posts and pictures you share, the more clues I will give out to the location of the ducks! Why would I give away a wedding? Why not?! Who ever has the drive and motivation to go hunting for a rubber duck damn well deserves a free wedding from me because that is my kind of peeps! Plain and simple 😉 Happy Duck Hunting Folks!

The day Allison and Andrew Said “I DO”

This wedding was at The Church in Aurora followed by a reception at The Bertram Hotel & Conference Center Inn on May 24, 2014. Flowers by Susan Massar Photographer Jill Wilson. Band, The Benjaminz. Song in video is Wings by Birdy.

I was honored to be a part of such an amazing day!


The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

At one time children sang, danced and acted on this stage, most likely escaping their own reality, after all, it is acting. Coming from a background in performing I can tell you that stepping on that stage, abandoned and practically destroyed, I still saw sparkles, beauty, lights and felt the warmth of the curtain call and standing ovations as I gazed above and saw ropes attempting to tie back what was left of the curtains hang above me. I got chills head to toe and then was overcome with sadness. People question why I would want to see a dirty old abandoned building? Why not? There are so many unanswered questions that run through my head while I photograph and it amazes me such as why could this beautiful school and youthful stage not be saved? How could the dreams, hopes and future talent of Cleveland just be thrown away and now be a pile of garbage and walls for graffiti? Although I give props to Cleveland for all they are doing to bring the city up, I am saddened to see what has been left behind. To see more images, please visit my Facebook page!