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Wedding Venue Inspirations!

January 19, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

How to Choose a Great Wedding Venue

Northeast Ohio is photogenic! We have many spaces indoors and out that make memorable engagement and wedding photos. Regardless of the season or size of the wedding, we can create your unique love story in pictures that you'll love. To choose a great engagement or wedding venue, you have to look with a professional photographer's eye. Light, lines, patterns, framing, symmetry, spontaneity, changing light through the day, natural elements, and manmade elements - all of these come into play when creating a great photographic background.

Cleveland Sign

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Cleveland Museum of Art

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Lake Erie

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Schoepfle Garden

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Olmsted Falls East River Park

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Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

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Your wedding, your life, is your art of living

January 06, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Your Wedding, Your Life, is Your Art of Living

Wedding planning often starts with looking through magazines and websites to find the pieces and parts that will make your wedding uniquely yours. Look deeper. Your own life, your treasures, your experiences, and what you consider to be style should be in the plan. This is a good thing to keep in mind when you’re looking at others’ photos. What is your style? What is your art of living?

British actress Helena Bonham Carter has a great quote about this very subject.

“I think everything in life is art.  What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

She’s right. For many young people, a wedding is the first time they integrate all the aspects of themselves and their relationship into an event. It will set the stage for the unfolding of the rest of your life and your art of living. Look carefully at the style of our photos. We try to capture the style and spirit of our subjects. That’s why they differ. At Daniel Photo Pro, we have no set “wedding style”, we seek to capture the art of living of our clients.

 


Congratulations! You’re engaged! What now?

January 02, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Congratulations! You’re engaged! What now?

If you got engaged over the holidays or even talked about marrying in the next two years, congratulations! Becoming engaged ignites an inner joy in two people that is like no other. The realization that you’re in love enough to commit to each other for life is an incredibly good feeling. Hold on to that awareness through the process as planning gets hectic. Know also that when you stand across from one another in the wedding ceremony to speak your vows, that feeling will come back again even stronger.

So after the initial euphoria of getting engaged has diminished, what do you do? First, have some heart-to-heart talks with your betrothed to understand what kind of wedding you want to have. Do it together. Weddings, like the marriage that follows, are about two people. If one wants a large one and the other wants something intimate, work out a compromise.

 When you have it, start planning. It helps a lot to imagine the wedding day and backtrack from there. Reach out to the big four as soon as you can: the venue, the officiant, the photographer, and key family members. Engagement photos supply you with the Save the Date photo. Post-pandemic travel is at an all-time high so you need to get your Save the Date cards out fast. Then, the caterer, the band, the florist, and all things that involve professionals should be booked. Of course, a heart-to-heart talk with each other and/or parents about paying for your wedding should occur early on. Don’t forget the honeymoon!

Use the excitement within you to energize your wedding planning. You can do this…together.

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 20, 2022

December 20, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 20, 2022

Free Valentine's Day Couple Photo Session 

Value $250

Photos for Valentine's Day save the date or engagement announcement

Two hour session (includes setup)

Choice of settings both indoor and outdoor

Photos can later be added to an engagement or wedding album

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings, and also with children, families, and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

 

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 19, 2022

December 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 19, 2022

Free Family Photo Session 

Value $550

Family photo for future save the date or engagement announcement

Any size family

Two hour session (includes setup)

Choice of settings both indoor and outdoor

Photos can later be added to an engagement or wedding album

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings, and also with children, families, and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

 

 

 


Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 18, 2022

December 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 18, 2022

Free Pet with Couple Photo Session 

Value $350

Photos for save the date or engagement announcement

Photos of pet alone and with couple

Two hour session (includes setup)

Choice of settings both indoor and outdoor

Photos can later be added to an engagement or wedding album

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings, and also with children, families, and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

 

 


Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 17, 2022

December 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 17, 2022
 

Free Photo Album with Engagement Session 

Value $300

Full color 12 page album

Includes your favorite engagement session photos

Hardbound cover with 8 X 10 inch pages

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings and with children, families and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 16, 2022

December 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 16, 2022

Free Pet with Couple Photo Session 

Value $350

Photos for save the date or engagement announcement

Photos of pet alone and with couple

Two hour session (includes setup)

Choice of settings both indoor and outdoor

Photos can later be added to an engagement or wedding album

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings, and also with children, families, and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

 

 


Free Couple Photo Session Christmas Deal of the Day

December 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Free Couple Photo Session Christmas Deal of the Day 

Value $250

Photos for save the date or engagement announcement

Two hour session (includes setup)

Choice of settings both indoor and outdoor

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings, and also with children, families, and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 8, 2022

December 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 8, 2022

Free Photo Album with Engagement Session 

Value $300

Full color 12 page album

Includes your favorite engagement session photos

Hardbound cover with 8 X 10 inch pages

No contract requirement

Contact us today:

Phone for Voice or Text: 440-787-3806

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.danielphotopro.com

We are an Avon Lake-based photography studio serving clients throughout northeast Ohio. We are a registered Ohio business.

These Christmas deals are our way of sharing the spirit of Christmas with new friends who are considering becoming engaged or married. We desire only to offer you photos for your pleasure that we are certain will bring you joy. We have 20 years of photography experience primarily with engagements and weddings and with children, families and pets.

Call today to schedule your Christmas deal or to ask questions. There will be no pressure whatsoever other than our availability on a date that works for you. Merry Christmas!

 

 


How the Magic of Your Wedding Day Will Surprise You

December 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

How the Magic of Your Wedding Day Will Surprise You

On your wedding day, what’s old is new again. What in the world does that mean? You’ve known the woman or man you’re marrying for some time. You’re familiar with many expressions or mannerisms that are unique to them in times of delight, happiness, excitement or even sorrow. By the time the wedding day rolls around, you’ve both done so much planning that you’re sure you know exactly how it will all unfold. Yet…when the day dawns a certain magic unique to wedding days swirls in the air and suddenly you realize it’s going to be a day like no other.

The first look at your bride in her wedding gown or your groom in his tuxedo is often where the magic begins. A wave of emotions will sweep over you…pride, joy, wonder, gratitude. The first look into each other’s eyes when the wedding vows begin to be spoken, the first kiss as a married couple, the first time you turn to face your friends and family as husband and wife…they’re all moments of life that are exquisitely unique to you and your beloved. The magic continues through the day as more and more first looks take place for you, your new spouse and your families. It’s why weddings are loved by all.

 


How to Honor the Grooms Feelings

November 18, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

How to Honor the Groom's Feelings

Because brides traditionally do a lot more of the wedding planning, on the wedding day, they’re not only brides, but event planners too. Brides cannot help but look around to make sure everything is the way they want it. Grooms are often part of the planning, but on the wedding day, they generally have more time to think. What do they think about? In interviewing grooms, we hear that in the back of their minds, they’re pondering what a very big deal this day is in the history of their lives. They’ve reached a milestone that puts them in a new league – that of husbands and possibly fathers – who have families of their own. The reality of the idea that it’s not just me anymore, sinks in. Grooms often feel not only an overwhelming love for their brides, but also a little bit of pride in themselves that they have come this far in life. Brides can shower their grooms with extra love on the wedding day by realizing that their beloveds might be secretly thinking very deep thoughts about their lives and future.

 


How to Create Ambience for a Small, Simple Wedding

November 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

How to Create Ambience for a Small, Simple Wedding

Some weddings are meant to be large and splendid; others - particularly second or third marriage ceremonies, are meant to be small and simple. That’s the beautiful thing about weddings…each couple can choose the experience they want to have when they wed. The important thing is to always give space in the wedding event for love to shine. Weddings are not meant to be fast-moving events. They are significant milestones in people’s lives where solemn moments, like looking into each other’s eyes during the vows, should be allowed ample time. Choosing the setting or venue for a small wedding is also important because it is part of the blend of elements that create the feeling of a wedding. Nature, such as the large weeping willow tree, next to a body of water, is an ideal setting. Big trees with their outstretched branches are like arms that nurture those beneath.

 


Build Time for Quiet in Your Wedding Photography

October 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Build Time for Quiet in Your Wedding Photography

Many couples, when planning their wedding, want dozens of photos of activities, family, and friends. However, the heart and soul of the day and the commitment being made are 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 looking at your pictures, you'll be happy that you did. The wonder of your wedding experience will be reflected in the quieter photos. 


How to Integrate Your Heritage Into Your Wedding

October 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

How to Integrate Your Heritage Into Your Wedding

Every couple who falls in love and decides to marry creates a new vision for their lives. When the “you and I” thinking transforms into the “we” thinking, fresh and exciting possibilities emerge. That’s why bridal showers, wedding showers, and gifts are part of the celebration. They help the couple to begin life anew. How then, to integrate one’s past, one’s culture, and one’s family traditions into a wedding and still keep it authentic to the desires of the couple?

Honoring your culture and your parents without letting them take over the vision of your wedding experience takes some careful consideration, especially if they’re paying for it. Before you begin, think deeply about what you love about your culture or traditions and get clear in your mind about the aspects you want to integrate into your wedding. Be sure you and your fiancé are in agreement, then respectfully but firmly work out the details with your family. There are ways to honor your past and unfold your future if you take the time to understand within yourselves what that means to you. Think before you plan!