A couple’s love is the emotional element of engagement and wedding photography, but sometimes they also love the jewelry, so why not create memorable photos of it too? Whether heirloom jewelry or a surprise engagement ring, jewels come with radiance that blooms in photography. Pairing jewelry with other accessories, often results in truly memorable photography. Daniel will explore creative ways of integrating them for unique photos, so be sure all of your accessories, including shoes, are clean and photo-ready. And leave enough time in the pre-wedding photos to have fun pairing things!
Although photography is one of the costs of the engagement and wedding experience, there is one aspect of photography that makes a huge difference. It’s not money, it’s TIME. It’s the willingness of the bride and groom to take the time to let the photographer creatively experiment in the present moment with all of the elements around them. Light, shapes, angles, color, emotion, all of these and many more are part of the creative process in the photographer’s mind. He tries one thing and then sees something else that might add another dimension to the photo. That ability comes from having taken thousands of photos over his lifetime. Patience is rewarded with photos that bring tears to the eyes because they are so uniquely you and express what is so very meaningful to you. When it’s time for photography, take lots of deep breaths and give yourself the gift of time. This is often why the very best photos are sometimes created during the engagement session and after the wedding.
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Cleveland is now a destination city that has become cool in the world of travel. And why not? It’s a great city full of energy. Young lovers find Cleveland’s landmarks to be exceptional places for engagement photography. Our Great Lake, especially at sunset, the amazing architecture of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, boats in the harbor and the huge Cleveland sign shown above are just a few of the location spots that add time and place to the couple’s photos. In Cleveland, love is in the air!
What do you do when it's winter in northeast Ohio and you want engagement photos that blend your love with the beauty of nature? Ask your photographer for help! At Daniel Photo Pro, we know the locations where magic can be made. Although photography shot outdoors in winter can often be captivating, the warmth of plants and trees indoors is also a great way to help a couple relax and let their love bloom. In the years to come, it won't matter that your engagement or wedding photos were shot in locations reflective of the time of year it actually was. It's the love that shines through smiles and embraces that is meaningful when you look at the photos years from now. The following photos were shot on the same day when it was 26 degrees outside!
In most wedding planning, the bride is the driving force making the choices that create the wedding of her dreams. In weddings though, just like in marriages, both bride and groom will be happier if each gets to include things that are important to them. Most guys love their cars whether the cars are vintage or the latest model. Guys and cars make cool photos and great memories. It can be okay to forget the limo and use your own wheels for great photos.
Fall. The most colorful time of the year. Always warm colors like the love that's in their hearts. Nature is embracing us inviting to love even more.
The love this young couple shares goes through beyond the screen and radiates happiness.
One of the pleasures of being a wedding photographer is seeing the unique ways in which each couple creates their experience. Since the basics are often the same - ceremony, reception, family photos etc., it's the little things that can make lasting memories. Creating decorations, gifts, little flourishes that capture your personalities and the various aspects of your relationship often make some of the best photos. Creativity doesn't have to be costly. Simple, natural things put together can give your guests a memory of what you and the day are all about. Here are some fun photos of personality coming through.
http://www.zenfolio.com/danielivan/e/p774937574If you’ve looked into wedding venues and haven’t found one that is satisfying, consider your own home or that of a family member or friend. Yes, it’s more work to create your own venue, but it can also give your wedding a very unique and special feel and may save you money. We say “may” because sometimes people who have home weddings end up spending as much on renting items for the wedding as they would using a professional venue. That’s no reason not to do it, but just take the time to think through everything that may need to be rented. From the photographic point of view, consider whether or not there are places within the home or lawn that will make good backgrounds. Gardens are great if they are weeded or if enough flowers are in bloom. If the wedding or reception is indoors, is there available natural light? Is there enough space so that the guests are not too close to the wedding couple during the ceremony? If you’re trying to decide whether or not to have a home wedding, take lots of photos on your phone or any camera of the rooms and lawn or gardens where you think you might hold the activities. Spaces can look very different in photography than they do in real life. You may also want to consider having one part of the wedding at home and another part at a different venue. We at Daniel Photo Pro will be happy to take a look at your photos to help you decide if you wish.
Lisa and Michael’s wedding was held in a restaurant and the reception was held in her parents’ home. The results were spectacular!
We all have tons of photos in our phones and computers, but rarely do they capture moments in time like true photography. The Kelly family took the time to allow Daniel Photo Pro to capture one particular day in the lives of Kristin and her children, Nicholas and Avery. Long after the photos in phones have been deleted, the Kelly family will have prints from this wonderful day, framed and preserved for generations. Kids grow up fast! Quality photography, especially on location in a beautiful natural setting creates long, long lasting memories. Take the time from your busy schedule to think about how you will feel years from now looking at photography that has preserved not only the great moments, but the great people of your life.
Bringing a new life into the world is magical. It's a magic that we "Danielphotopro-Photography"are all trying to capture for eternity.
The magnificent Sunflower field has once again brought magic to the city of Avon, Ohio. We are greatly blessed to have this glorious field of yellow which provides a spectacular background for pictures, in our community. The most beautiful part is that it was planted in the memory of a young girl who died of brain cancer. The spirit of Maria lives on in the joy her Sunflower field brings to others. This unusual idea of honoring a child started small but has grown stronger as more people have become aware of the field which is replanted and enlarged each year. Let the beauty and magic of nature transform your body and heart so that you may live the healthiest and best life you can.
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A flower among the flowers is what I call Andra. Every photography session is new and different. Nature compliments Andra and Andra compliments Nature. Gardens and beds of flowers are wonderful places for photography because they make humans peaceful and joyful, thus you get better photos!
Eyes are the window of the soul, the poet says. In our photography we often focus on eyes open and closed, or looking down as this bride is doing.
Weddings are interesting events in that the bride and groom are contemplating the big step they are taking while surrounded with all kinds of activity. We find it's good to get them away from the buzz of activity and into nature for some quiet moments. Many couples, when planning their wedding photography, want dozens of photos of activities, family and friends, but the heart and soul of the day and the commitment being made is often found in the quieter photos. Leave time in your photography schedule for nature and spirit! After the big day is over, and you're quietly looking at your pictures, you'll be happy that you did.
In northeast Ohio, we are blessed with one of the Great Lakes, our own Lake Erie. Wedding photography is special when taken near any body of water, even a pond, but there is a magnificence about photography on our great lake. Sunset photography is almost always exquisite because you have the backdrop of the huge lake and the huge sky. The palette of colors that Mother Nature creates on this background makes the most amazing photography especially when you throw people who are deeply in love into the mix!