Daniel Photo Pro: Blog https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog en-us Daniel Photo Pro 2024 [email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:45:00 GMT Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:45:00 GMT https://www.danielphotopro.com/img/s/v-12/u1036561975-o722349173-50.jpg Daniel Photo Pro: Blog https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog 120 80 Location Spotlight - Grand Ballroom in Garfield Heights https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/6/location-spotlight---grand-ballroom-in-garfield-heights Location Spotlight - Grand Ballroom in Garfield Heights

We recommend the Grand Ballroom because the main room has the "good bones" of elegance. The many shining chandeliers, the marble-design floor, and the wall and furniture colors that complement one another create a space that works well for people and photography. It has a timelessness, which is perfect for wedding and reception photography. After all, a wedding is the beginning of a new experience in time for the happy couple and the expanded family. 

To see the website featuring the Grand Ballroom, search www.sausalitocle.com

 

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Pure Joy - the Gift Your Wedding Gives https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/6/pure-joy---the-gift-your-wedding-gives Pure Joy - the Gift Your Wedding Gives

Your wedding guests spend a lot of time, money, and energy to be participants in your wedding experience. So what do you give them in return for their support? The most meaningful gift is the emotional experience of the event, from the tears of the ceremony to the wild moves on the dance floor. Wedding receptions are one of the few times when everyone of all ages, dresses up in outfits they love, and dances their hearts out. The whole event is about the joy - two people creating a deeper union, surrounded by loved ones who just want to celebrate! The gift of Pure Joy that your wedding gives is unique, so plan it well. Daniel Photo Pro can capture it all so that you can rekindle those feelings for years to come. 


 

Daniel Photo Pro is one of the Northeast Ohio top 10 Best wedding photographers

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Why Red is a Powerful Expression for Your Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/5/why-red-is-a-powerful-expression-for-your-wedding Why Red is a Powerful Expression for Your Wedding

Red is the first color that humans perceive, after black and white. It is the first color babies see. Humans have had strong feelings about the color red for thousands of years. It generates feelings of power, love, vigor, and beauty. Red is the color of our blood and our hearts. It certainly symbolizes passion, love, and desire. Those are the qualities you want in your marriage for the long term! If you like red, it's the ideal color for creating an emotional wedding experience. Even better, the experience comes alive in vivid wedding photos. Red makes a statement! We are in LOVE and plan to stay that way forever!

 

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What is the Purpose of Your Wedding? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/5/what-is-the-purpose-of-your-wedding What is the Purpose of Your Wedding?

You may think the purpose of your wedding is to make public the commitment you and your beloved are making and to involve your loved ones in celebrating it. However, what weddings are really about is CONNECTION. Human beings who connect - who tune in to each other even a little more than they were - adds depth, meaning, and joy to everyone's life. 

After the wedding, all those who participated are more connected to you and your new spouse as a couple, to your family, and to your community of friends, co-workers, and neighbors. If weddings weren't about connection, couples could marry and simply post the commitment in the news or online. Connection is made at gatherings, and weddings are one of the most joyful gatherings of all. As wedding photographers, it is the connections and the shared joy that we work hard to capture. As the years pass and the photos are re-visited, it's the smiles and the people who mean more and more.

Daniel Photo Pro is one of the top 10 Best wedding photographers in the Cleveland area and northeast Ohio.
 

 

 

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Happy Mother's Day! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/5/happy-mothers-day Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mothers out there!
 

Mother's Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the women who have played a significant role in our lives. It is a day to express gratitude and appreciation for all the love, care, and sacrifices that mothers make for their children. On this day, we pay tribute to the mother of all brides past and future, who have raised strong, independent women ready to embark on their own journey of love and marriage.

To all the mothers out there, we send our true and genuine wishes for a happy Mother's Day. May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and love as you are celebrated for all that you do. You are truly deserving of recognition and appreciation for your endless devotion and unwavering support.

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mothers out there!

 

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The One Rule for Having a Successful Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/5/the-one-rule-for-having-a-successful-wedding The One Rule for Having a Successful Wedding

In her book "The Art of Gathering," author Priya Parker writes that "90% of a gathering's success is set in motion before the actual event."

Whether the gathering is a dinner party or a large wedding, advance planning of every detail is important. That may seem overwhelming but it's really good news! If you plan well, and keep meticulous records of everything you're doing and of the agreements you've made, your potential success is much greater. Of course, things happen because weddings are composed of people, and people don't always do what we want. But having a variable of 10% is reasonable. The book gives numerous examples of how to set gatherings up to succeed before anyone has even left for the event. A lot of it is good, old-fashioned thinking about how others will feel being invited to and experiencing your wedding. You may not believe you have time to think about how each guest will feel, but it's important, so take the time. 

Even with a wedding planner, weddings are challenging because most people plan only one (or hopefully just a few) in their lifetimes. Use a notebook and paper or a computer but do plan every aspect from announcement to the last guest leaving, and your wedding is very likely to fulfill your dreams.

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Defy Wedding Day Stress Say Yes to Joyfulness https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/5/defy-wedding-day-stress-say-yes-to-joyfulness Defy Wedding Day Stress - Say Yes to Joyfulness!

How do you create a stress-free wedding experience for yourself, your betrothed, and your guests? Is it even possible? Isn't stress part of the excitement of it all? First, understand the difference: stress is an emotional state due to demanding circumstances. Stress is negative. Excitement is a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness. Excitement is positive.

So set an intention, yes, decide to be excited on your wedding day, but not stressed. Your bubbling joy is the gift you give to those who love you. Now that you've decided, what actions do you take to ensure that you can carry through with your decision?

Number one: don't experiment. When it comes to your dress, hair, and makeup, go with what makes you feel good. Be who you are! Choose to look special, but don't try to create a new self for this one day. The person marrying you is doing so because of how you have been in the past. Listen to others' ideas if you must, but honor yourself by choosing what pleases you. 

Number two: make a budget and stay within it. Money matters cause more stress and more discord among couples than just about anything else. Just as you learn to say no to ideas that aren't you, say no to being overly showy or grand in your wedding plans. 

Number three: talk with your photographer so that he or she truly understands what you want captured in your photos. Even a simple wedding can look elegant in the photos. 

If you would like a copy of our Wedding Tips, give us a call. We've observed over the years how brides create stress and have lots of tips on how to transcend it. Daniel Photo Pro is one of the top 10 best wedding photographers in our area. 

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Best Friends...Baseball Caps...How to Make a Wedding Yours https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/4/best-friends-baseball-caps-how-to-make-a-wedding-yours Best Friends...Baseball Caps...How to Make a Wedding Yours

In weddings as well as life, little things can make a big difference. In this photo, the groom and his men make their stand with their red baseball caps. In the following photo, the bride's choice of brilliant red is uniquely her.  Fancy or simple, indoors or out, matching or wildly colorful, what brings joy forever are the smiles of best friends and loving family. So add the small touches that make the wedding special for you and your beloved, and be sure to choose a photographer that captures those smiles beautifully! 

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Daniel Photo Pro is a top ten wedding photographer in northeast Ohio. Contact us for an engagement session or wedding consultation.

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How to make a bride look spectacular! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/4/how-to-make-a-bride-look-spectacular  

How to make a bride look spectacular!

 

Daniel has always had a keen eye for unique and spectacular backgrounds. Whether it's a picturesque sunset over the ocean or a vibrant cityscape, he has a talent for capturing the beauty of his surroundings. When you and your fiancé stand in front of one of these breathtaking backdrops, Daniel's photographs become pieces of art that seem to have fallen straight from heaven.

His ability to find the perfect angle and lighting creates images that are not only visually stunning but also emotionally captivating. Each photo tells a story, evoking feelings of love, joy, and wonder. With Daniel behind the lens, every moment becomes a memory to cherish forever.

So next time you're looking for a photographer who can truly capture the magic of your special day, look no further than Daniel. His eye for beauty and creativity will ensure that your photos are nothing short of extraordinary.

 

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How to Do Creative Reception Seating https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/4/how-to-do-creative-reception-seating How to Do Creative Reception Seating

Part of having a memorable wedding is to make the reception fun for your guests. The fun can start from the minute they walk into the room. Here's an example of the seating chart for a wedding Daniel Photo Pro did. This photo of the seating chart illustrates a creative way the couple wove their love of baseball and football into the reception theme. A wedding and reception are all about the blending of friends and family so that they get to know each other.  Carefully considered seating so that each table has a blend of guests from both the bride's and the groom's side is important. A creative theme life this one gives guests that may not know each other a good conversation starter.
 

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A Special Offer for a Special Bride https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/4/a-special-offer-for-a-special-bride  

A Special Offer for a Special Bride 

April Fool's Day may be known for its pranks and jokes, but it could also be the perfect day to find your wedding photographer. Imagine the surprise and delight on your loved ones' faces when you announce that you have found the perfect photographer to capture your special day. with our expertise, we believe in creating timeless and beautiful images that will leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees them.

To celebrate this auspicious day, we are offering a complimentary engagement session to anyone who takes a leap of faith and contacts us today. Let us capture your beauty and love in stunning photographs that will amaze your friends and family from the moment you start sharing them. Don't let this opportunity slip away – contact us now and let us make your wedding dreams come true.

 

 

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Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro - Passionate Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/daniel-of-daniel-photo-pro---passionate-photography Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro - Passionate Photography

There is one big difference between a person who uses photography to record the people and experiences in their lives, and a photographer. The difference is not about training, it's about their sheer delight in capturing a moment in time. Passionate photographers love the actual moment of framing and shooting a scene. It's thrilling to use all of their senses, feelings and knowledge to first see a photo in their mind's eye, and then to click - capturing that nanosecond of life. That's Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro. Whether the potential photo in front of him is a bride or a sunset, he revels in capturing all that exists in that moment. That's why he's very good at wedding photography. Lovers marrying, families full of emotion, friends joyful to be part of the event, that's all part of the passion of living and that's why Daniel specializes in wedding photography. Daniel Photo Pro is one of the best service wedding photography businesses in northeast Ohio. Take a look at Daniel's work on danielphotopro.com

 

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Create a Memorable Wedding Exit https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/create-a-memorable-wedding-exit Create a Memorable Wedding Exit

In every wedding, great planning goes into the beginning of the ceremony, when all stand for the bride coming down the aisle. It's a wonderful part of the wedding experience for the guests. At Daniel Photo Pro, we counsel couples to plan a memorable exit too, either to the reception or off to the honeymoon. Marriage vows and the ceremony should be solemn, but the exit can be fun and truly reflective of the couple's new adventure in life as one. Consider how guests will be part of the exit so they go home glad to have experienced your spectacular day. 

Give us a call for ideas on your grand exit and we'll give you ideas about how it can best be photographed. This is where experience matters. Our goal to be in the top 10 wedding photographers in our area, means we're committed to going the extra mile for our engagement and wedding photography clients. 

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How to Choose Your Bridal Style https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/how-to-choose-your-bridal-style How to Choose Your Bridal Style

If you're a bride-to-be, before you start scanning the web and thumbing through magazines, take an hour to look within and consider who you truly are. On your wedding day, you want to look and even more importantly, feel, authentic. Of course, you want to look your best, but if you don't feel authentic, you'll be acting all day. Your family and friends are there because they love you as you are. When you start looking at styles, you'll see things like classic, romantic, free-spirited, glamorous, modern, vintage, whimsical, etc, etc. Find the word that captures your authentic style before you take on an expert's word. 

Should you experiment on your wedding day with a new style? No! But do experiment before all you want. Try different hair and makeup styles; try on lots of dresses and shoes. The difficulty of being a bride is that it's a one-time thing. You want to win an Oscar for your first performance. Resist that desire, and focus on creating a wedding that reflects you and your beloved, the love you share, and the life you want. Be yourselves. 

In our quest to be one of the best wedding portrait photography businesses in northeast Ohio, Daniel Photo Pro works with brides and grooms before the wedding so that we're ready to capture their special day in the best way possible. Our blogs are full of the wisdom we have gained from experience. We publish one every week at danielphotopro.com/blog

 

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Your Wedding Hairstyle - Own It! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/your-wedding-hairstyle---own-it Your Wedding Hairstyle - Own It!

How to wear your hair is one of the great struggles brides have in wedding planning. Hair is the frame of the face and the one thing a bride can have some control over. The weather, the guests, the groom, the technology...there is much that can't be controlled! Women know their hair and how it best behaves. On your wedding day, however you decide to wear your hair - own it! Make your decision and resolve not to worry about your hair. If you want your wedding photos to reflect your inner and outer beauty, wear a dress, makeup, and hairstyle that are you, then let your joy shine through. 

As wedding photographers, we've observed that hair that is styled up, generally stays in place longer than down hair. Hair that is up and contained, isn't as likely to wilt from humidity, heat, or sweat. Still...the priority is for you the bride to show up the way you want to in the style that is you. Don't let anyone else make the all-important hair decision. After all the bride is the queen and it's your day! 

Our goal as one of northeast Ohio's top 10 wedding photographers is to reflect your unique beauty and love in photos you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

 

 

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A Vision Beyond Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/a-vision-beyond-photography At DanielPhotoPro, I transcend the ordinary to capture the extraordinary. Recognized as the best wedding photographer in the field, my ethos is rooted in a deep understanding that wedding photography is more than just taking pictures; it's about capturing the essence of who you truly are. My laser-focused approach ensures that every photograph reflects the genuine spirit and unique love story of each couple.

Nature and Love: A Symphony in Every Shot

I believe in the powerful harmony between the natural world and the spirit of love. As a top contender among the top 10 wedding photographers, my signature style involves weaving the beauty of nature with the intimate moments of love, creating stunning wedding portraits that stand the test of time. My dedication to the best wedding portrait photography ensures that every image is a testament to the love shared by the couple, enveloped in the breathtaking beauty of the natural surroundings.

The Essence of Time in Crafting Perfection

DanielPhotoPro stands out for my unparalleled service in wedding photography, emphasizing the invaluable role of time in the creative process. I advise my couples to embrace the journey, allowing me the time to experiment and explore various creative avenues. This commitment to the art of photography ensures that I capture moments that are not only visually stunning but also deeply personal and emotive.

DanielPhotoPro: Where Your Love Story Becomes Art

Choosing DanielPhotoPro means entrusting your most cherished moments to a photographer who is committed to turning your love story into a masterpiece. My reputation as the best service wedding photography provider is built on my ability to create a visual narrative that is as unique and profound as your relationship. My photographs are more than just images; they are a celebration of love, captured with an artistry that elevates your wedding memories to timeless works of art.

Elevating Your Moments: The DanielPhotoPro Promise

As your chosen photographer, my promise is to deliver an unmatched level of service and creativity, solidifying my position not just among the top 10 wedding photographers, but as your personal best choice for capturing your special day. I aim to ensure that each photograph I deliver meets the highest standards of wedding portrait photography, reflecting the depth of emotion and the beauty of the moment in every frame. With DanielPhotoPro, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're investing in a lifetime of memories.

Celebrating Love Through Lens

The accolades I've received as the best wedding photographer are not just professional achievements but heartfelt endorsements from couples who've trusted me with their most precious moments. Their stories shared through my lens, are a true testament to the quality of service and the personal touch I bring to every wedding. These testimonials speak volumes of the trust placed in DanielPhotoPro, and I cherish each opportunity to be part of your love story, capturing it with the respect and dedication it deserves.

In the realm of love and nature, DanielPhotoPro stands as a beacon of excellence, blending the essence of your love story with the majestic beauty of the natural world. Let me capture the heart of your journey, creating a legacy of memories that will forever echo the depth and joy of your special day.

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Great Wedding Photos Start On Great Lake Erie! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/3/Great_Wedding_Photos_Start_On_Great_Lake_Erie Great Wedding Photos Start On Great Lake Erie!

Lake Erie is our very own freshwater ocean. She's like a woman in all her ways of being: passionate, beautiful, stormy, placid, sun-dappled, joyful, and sometimes sorrowful. She is a wonderful background for lovers who want engagement or wedding photos.  Lake Erie and the great, grand, glorious sky above her changes daily and often hourly. Every sunset and sunrise is singular, the palette of colors ever-changing. Like your love story, Lake Erie is maturing and evolving. Let Daniel Photo Pro use our creative magic to capture a unique Lake Erie scene for your engagement or wedding photography. 

As one of Northeast Ohio's top ten wedding photographers, we thrive on the possibilities that photography on Lake Erie offers. Take advantage of our phenomenal Great Lake and Daniel Photo Pro's promise of satisfaction. Give us a call soon. 440-787-3806


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel Photo Pro - Where Your Love Story Becomes Art https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/2/Daniel_Photo_Pro_Where_Your_Love_Story_Becomes_Art Daniel Photo Pro - Where Your Love Story Becomes Art

It doesn't matter how many weddings there have been in all time; your love story is unique to you. Everything that is on the day of your wedding is singular to you and your betrothed - the light, the temperature, the feelings, the place, the people, the things that you have chosen to include. You can create the overall feeling you want, but recording it for history is the task of your photographer. A great photographer is like a honeybee with 5000 eyes, he is looking far more deeply at the scene in front of him than a normal person. That's why a simple photo can become artful and a source of greater joy to you, the lovers in the story. That is also the joy of doing wedding photography. It's filled with opportunity. Daniel Photo Pro, part of the northeast Ohio top ten photographers, loves the passion that is at the heart of it all. 
 

 

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A Spectacular Wedding Starts with a Long Train! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/2/A_Spectacular_Wedding_Starts_with_a_Long_Train A Spectacular Wedding Starts with a Long Train!

Go ahead, indulge yourself! If you want to be a princess on your wedding day, choose a dress with a long, elegant train. For some reason, it moves people like nothing else. It extends the aura of the bride as it follows her slowly down the aisle. It thrills the groom to see his beloved looking so graceful and filled with joy. The wedding guests get a sense of the momentous occasion as they witness the bride with an elegant train gliding by. 

The dress with a long train can also be an enjoyable surprise for friends and family used to seeing the bride in casual wear. Your wedding day is the day to break out of any shell of shyness. A long train is grand for everyone. If you possibly can, keep it a secret so the experience of it is even more amazing.

The train can serve as a stunning backdrop. In photography, the train adds depth, structure, texture, and a sense of timelessness. In the photo below, see how the train adds a creative dimension to the woman standing at a window in a simple setting. The lightness and transparency of the train billowing on the floor speaks volumes about her day ahead.

As your chosen photographer, my promise is to deliver an unmatched level of service and creativity. We take our place in the top 10 wedding photographers of northeast Ohio seriously. We ensure that each photograph we deliver meets the highest standards of wedding portrait photography, reflecting the depth of emotion and beauty in every frame. With DanielPhotoPro, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're investing in treasured memories.

 

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How to Be a Beautiful Bride - Smile! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/2/how-to-be-a-beautiful-bride---smile How to Be a Beautiful Bride - Smile!

There's a good reason people being photographed are encouraged to smile. It makes them look better! Weddings are serious but when it comes to photography, smiles create light from within that the camera loves. Brides are often so self-conscious about looking good that they can't smile naturally so their smiles appear forced. 

Authentic smiles cause tiny creases around the eyes so that the whole face appears to be smiling. Smiles that are forced do not genuinely convey the joy a bride or couple may be feeling. Weddings are happy occasions! Create your best overall look but when it's time to smile...SMILE with your whole being. You'll love how your photos turn out. We will do our best to make you love, love, love your photos if you and your new spouse do your parts and express your happy selves. Daniel Photo Pro, a top 10 wedding photographers of northeast Ohio, is at your service.


 

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Create Wedding Photos for Your Future Pleasure. https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/2/create-wedding-photos-for-your-future-pleasure-not-for-instagram Create Wedding Photos for Your Future Pleasure.

As soon as they're engaged, many women think first about how to make their wedding social media worthy. Resist! The pressure is ridiculously great today to make yourself and your relationship look a certain way online. However, in five years, when those anniversaries roll around and you're cuddled up looking at the photos with your spouse, those Instagrammable shots won't matter. They may not even exist. Everyone you created the photos for will have moved on through countless weddings. Your wedding photos are for you, for the walls of your home, for your albums, for your children. Triumphs on social media are short-lived. With Daniel Photo Pro, our mission to be in the top 10 wedding photographers drives us to create photos that will bring tears to your eyes years from now. Keep it real. 

 

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First Dance...A Wedding Tradition that Seals the Union! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/1/first-dance-a-wedding-tradition-that-seals-the-union First Dance...A Wedding Tradition that Seals the Union!

Everyone waits with anticipation at the wedding reception for the First Dance. It's a well-loved tradition, and also one that the bride and groom often do not look forward to! However, the First Dance is the spark that puts the sparkle in the union of two souls who have now become one. That's one reason everyone loves it. Even for those couples who aren't especially fond of traditions, the First Dance should not be missed. It's not just for you. Especially for older people, the First Dance brings back memories of happy times and the great loves of their lives. So dance with smiles on your faces and joy in your heart because it's a one-time dance and the camera is watching! In our quest to create the best wedding portrait photography, we've found that first dance photos can be transformed into truly memorable photos.

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Location Spotlight: Cleveland Zoo https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/1/location-spotlight-cleveland-zoo Location Spotlight: Cleveland Zoo

Do you want to add a little wild life to your wedding plans? The Cleveland Zoo is a great place to do that and for unique and memorable wedding photos. In addition to being a world-class zoo, it offers many beautiful spots for engagement and wedding photos in every season. Stillwater Place is an ideal venue for a reception of 300 people or less. There are several other venue spaces within the Zoo and the Rainforest which make for highly enjoyable wedding experiences for your guests. Kids will love it. As a bird and wildlife photographer for decades, Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro particularly loves shooting photos at the Cleveland Zoo. Every day and every moment is different. Your photos will be unique and will capture the wonder and character of the place. The Zoo's website has details. Just go there and search: wedding events.

 

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Wedding Venue Inspiration 2024 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/1/wedding-venue-inspiration-2024 Getting Married in 2024?

NE Ohio Venue Review!

Begin your exploration of wedding venues here with this sampling of Daniel Photo Pro favorite spots. NE Ohio has an abundance of venues where engagement and wedding photos are always good. Below is a sample of client favorites. If you have a range of date possibilities for your engagement or wedding, text us for a list of suggestions: 440-787-3806

Lake Erie - Lorain East Beach

 

Lake Erie - Cleveland Edgewater Park

 

Avon - Tom's Country Place

 

Cleveland Museum of Art

 

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Cleveland - The Sign!

 

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Chagrin Falls - Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens

 

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Location Spotlight: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2024/1/location-spotlight-renaissance-cleveland-hotel Location Spotlight: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Do you yearn for a touch of drama in your wedding photos? Some brides yearn only for tradition, some want a style that's hot today, and some brides want a bit of dramatic flair in their wedding experience. Drama, done well, creates emotion in a photograph. It is evocative of memories of dramatic experiences in one's past like unforgettable sunsets or first kisses. Knowing in advance whether or not you and your betrothed want drama in your photos, helps you narrow down the choices for your venue or at least places to do the photo shoot.

The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel downtown is an example of a place that offers architectural elements that make dramatic backgrounds for wedding photos. Any venue with a grand staircase is ideal for brides because long wedding dresses look so elegant when the fullness of the dress can be used. Black and white photos also add depth and drama to the scene. Another way to create drama, if architectural elements are unavailable, is to use creative staging and lighting in a single element such as the shoes below. Dramatic photos have a timelessness to them. Take a look at our website and you'll see several examples of drama. 

 

 

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How to Present Your Tattoos in Your Wedding Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/12/how-to-present-your-tattoos-in-your-wedding-photos How to Present Your Tattoos in Your Wedding Photos

A tattoo is a different kind of lifemate. It will always be with you like the person you are marrying. Your tattoo was chosen to express to the world for all time, an idea that is deeply meaningful to you. It may be as important as hair and makeup in your wedding planning. If you want your tattoo to show prominently in your wedding photos, choose a dress that works with it. Your tattoo can add beautifully to your wedding attire. 

 

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Revel in Red for a Romantic Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/12/revel-in-red-for-a-romantic-wedding Revel in Red for a Romantic Wedding

Red is the color of romance, love, and passion! Throughout history, it has been associated with fire, longing, energy, sexuality, and joy - the intense emotions in life. So red, interspersed with white and gold, is an ideal color palette for a wedding. Red also symbolizes courage and strength, two traits needed for a long and meaningful marriage.

“Even a touch of red in a photograph, pulls the viewer in to look more deeply at the image,” explains wedding photographer Daniel Ivan. 

Color, shape, and symmetry are all important in creating images that are unique and compelling. As you create the decorative elements for your wedding, take the time to look with a critical eye at your creations and imagine what they’ll look like in a photo.

 Weddings are short, photos are forever! 

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Location Spotlight: Sapphire Creek Winery in Chagrin Falls https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/12/location-spotlight-sapphire-creek-winery-in-chagrin-falls Location Spotlight: Sapphire Creek Winery in Chagrin Falls

Sapphire Creek Winery was created in 2016 to bring the integration of nature and wine lovers to Ohio in the tradition of the Napa Valley wineries. The marriage of nature and fine wine evolved into a romantic location for weddings and receptions. Enjoy a glass of wine with your significant other in this romantic place immersed in nature and watch what happens! A wedding may follow one day!

If the wedding proposal has already been made and accepted, Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens is a lovely place to bring your loved ones together for the event of a lifetime. It is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

 

 

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The Wedding Dress Train...Essence of Elegance https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/12/the-wedding-dress-train-essence-of-elegance The Wedding Dress Train...Essence of Elegance

Why is it that the train of a wedding dress makes such a statement? Why does it add elegance to even a simple dress? In part, it's because of a very long and dramatic history. In medieval times when it began, the wedding dress train was an indication of wealth and power. In modern times, it's not so much about wealth; it's more about style, elegance, and a strong sense of self. All brides want all eyes on them when they walk down the aisle, but one dragging a ten-foot train is really making an impact! A wedding dress with a train also adds a variety of elements to the wedding photography.

On the most memorable day of your life so far...TAKE THE TRAIN!

 

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Christmas Photos That Withstand the Test of Time https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/12/christmas-photos-that-withstand-the-test-of-time Christmas Photos that Withstand the Test of Time

Why take professional photos at Christmas when you can take hundreds on your phone? Why go to a special place? The malls and shops are full of decorations. Why go to the time, trouble, and expense of having location photography done at Christmas? The answer is simple. The photos taken will not get lost in the black hole of phone photos. They will be meaningful and worthy of framing. They will capture your lives at a moment in time that is both precious and unrepeatable.  Both the experience of the photo session and the particular Christmas will become embedded in your memory. For parents and grandparents, quality photos and real prints make wonderful gifts. 


 

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Children or No Children: The Wedding Dilemma https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/11/children-or-no-children-the-wedding-dilemma Children or No Children: The Wedding Dilemma

Some brides know clearly whether or not they want to allow children at their wedding and/or reception. Others wrestle with this dilemma. If the bride or the groom is re-marrying and children already exist, it's typically clear that the wedding is the genesis of a blended family and they should be part of it. Sometimes a couple has young nieces and nephews whom they cherish and want to include. Some couples don't want the added stress and unpredictability that children bring. What if a baby starts wailing during the vows? 

From a photography perspective, children can add a fun and lively dimension to a wedding or reception. They are often entranced by the lights, colors, emotion, and unusual adult activity at a wedding, which results in photos of wonder. On the other hand, if the couple is creating a certain ambiance that doesn't work well without the full cooperation of the guests, children are best left uninvited. Make that clear early in the process so childcare can be arranged. The main thing to remember is that it's your wedding. One day in a whole lifetime of days; it's okay for you to have what you've dreamed about. 

 

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Wedding Away, Wedding at Home How to Hold Two so All Can Come https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/11/wedding-away-wedding-at-home-how-to-hold-two-so-all-can-come Wedding Away, Wedding at Home

Hold Two Events so All Can Come

Destination weddings are fabulous, but not all can attend. Mobility, expense, work... many things prevent invitees from attending. How do you include everyone in your wedding joy? A simple home wedding following the destination wedding is a cost-effective and satisfying solution. Photos or videos of the destination wedding can be shown, but keep the presentation short.

There is no need to re-create the destination wedding; it's best to have a new approach. The "home" can be anyone's home - parents, grandparents or friends. In planning, take an observant walk through the home before the planning process begins. Don't try to create special spaces from scratch, use what's there. A simple table or window sill can be decorated. That's the fun of home weddings - they allow more creativity. Be sure to think through the movement of people throughout the event. From arrival when coats need to be hung, to seating for those who will need it, to eating and drinking. If possible in the original invitations, tell the guests they may choose one event to attend. It's better if the home wedding is planned in advance instead of as an afterthought. Everyone will feel honored.

 


 

 
 

 

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Before the Wedding...Look Twice at What You're Creating https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/10/before-the-wedding-look-twice-at-what-youre-creating Before the Wedding...Look Twice at What You're Creating

Look at what you're creating through the eyes of the guests and through the eyes of a camera. This is a very important part of the wedding preparation process. The way your guests see things and the way the photography will capture them is different. For example, guests will look at a little table with theme-based items on it and think how cute. The camera will capture the shape, size, color, and style of the items. When you look at your photos over the years, you'll remember those special touches and be glad that you created them. During the long process of wedding planning, it can feel like this is just too much trouble. Yet the photography will prove that isn't so.

It's also important for brides to let a trusted friend look closely at the details for an objective viewpoint. The rule of thumb for objects to be pleasing is to put them in groupings of three or five. Plan the visuals for your wedding with great care and you'll treasure both the smiling faces of those you love and the unique ambiance you created for years to come.

 

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Wedding Photo Books Give Timeless Protection https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/10/wedding-photo-books-give-timeless-protection Wedding Photo Books Give Timeless Protection

Wedding photos are priceless. They are taken on one of the most important days of a couple's life. Only the birth of children takes precedence over the day a couple commits their entire future to each other. The expressions of emotion on the faces of the bride and groom, and on those of family and friends cannot be recaptured on non-wedding days. They are unique to weddings because for thousands of years, some form of this ceremony of commitment has existed. It's in our DNA. We humans love and value weddings. 

Photo Books are the best way to truly preserve your photos. Technology is constantly evolving. Your photos are best protected when printed and hard-bound. Plus a book is easy to grab off the shelf and enjoy any time with anyone for decades to come. Our Photo Books, available in a variety of sizes make great gifts for parents and grandparents. 

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How to Evaluate Your Wedding Venue for Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/10/how-to-evaluate-your-wedding-venue-for-photos How to Evaluate Your Wedding Venue for Photos

Venue selection is one of the top three wedding decisions to be made. The other two are your dress...and the groom! Seriously, spend time looking at your venue selections like you were a photographer. It needs to have a variety of photo-worthy backgrounds. Having both indoor and outdoor spaces for photographs is a big plus. Good weather is never guaranteed. If your selection has great outdoor spots for photos, but there’s no sun and everything will be held indoors, the venue should have good lighting and areas for photos. When you’re choosing your venue look at these: Lighting both indoors and outdoors at the time your wedding or reception will be held; spaces where you can assemble all of the wedding party for photos, and romantic little spots for the photos of you and your beloved. 

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Wedding Photo Pro Tip: Use Nature as Your Backdrop https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/10/wedding-photo-pro-tip-use-nature-as-your-backdrop Wedding Photo Pro Tip: Use Nature as Your Backdrop

Most couples when planning their wedding photography think of the venue and what the wedding party will be wearing. Little thought is given to the background, or backdrop as photographers call it. If you want photos that are different and extraordinary, think about the backdrop early in the process. In any season, even winter, there are places and spaces where nature can provide the beauty and drama that make photos memorable.

Mountains or even little hills, great glorious trees, water - whether in a great lake or a little pond - always adds depth and drama. Reflections in still water give a timeless effect to the photo. There is something compelling about the combination of primordial nature and the brand-new beginning of a marriage. It takes more time to plan and to execute photography that incorporates nature on a grander scale, but the resulting photos become art for the walls of the new home, not just photos in a book.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Yearning for a Traditional Wedding? Go For It! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/9/yearning-for-a-traditional-wedding-go-for-it Yearning for a Traditional Wedding? Go For It!

If you long for a traditional wedding, then create one! Disregard what magazines, friends or influencers say is “trending.”  It’s your dream! The beauty of a traditional wedding is that it celebrates your religious or cultural background and provides a bridge to your future. Do what feels “right” to you and your betrothed. Don’t get caught up in the social media madness that everything in your wedding has to be curated. Weddings are all about creating new branches on a family tree. Be authentically you.

 

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Be One with Your Wedding Bouquet https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/9/be-one-with-your-wedding-bouquet Be One with Your Wedding Bouquet

Most brides choose flowers that will go with their overall wedding theme. Weddings require so many flowers - for the bride and bridesmaids, the wedding venue, the reception, etc. Often the bridal bouquet is just a bigger version of the bridesmaids’ bouquets.  We suggest an alternative! Coordinate the flowers all you want for the entire wedding, but customize the bridal bouquet so that it enhances you, the bride!

When you walk down the aisle, the first thing people see is the bouquet you’re carrying, followed by your smile, then your entire dress. The flowers you are carrying should complement your dress, your skin, and your hair.  They will be part of your unique look both to the guests and especially in the wedding photos.

When you choose your dress, plan your bouquet too so that it blends beautifully with your radiance as a bride.

 

 

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Show Who You Are Not Just What You Look Like https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/8/show-who-you-are-not-just-what-you-look-like Show Who You Are, Not Just What You Look Like

Most graduating seniors focus on their appearance for their senior photos. The whole idea of senior photos is to preserve a record of who you were at this pivotal time in your life. It’s essentially the launch of the rest of your life as a grownup! What will matter, years from now, is the spirit and zest for life that you exemplified when you were a senior. That’s what will thrill you. How full of promise and potential you were as a vibrantly alive human being.

Work with a photographer who cares as much about who you are as what you look like. You’ll have photos to remind you to live up to your potential!

 

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Does Your Photographer Thrill You? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/8/does-your-photographer-thrill-you Does Your Photographer Thrill You?

We often speak with couples trying to find the “right” photographer or one that “fits”.

Anyone can buy a bunch of equipment and become a wedding photographer, but that does not mean great photos. Excellent photography captures the emotion, color, spirit, and special moments of a wedding.  It comes from the eye, experience and passion of the photographer. That’s what sets Daniel Photo Pro apart. Daniel loves and lives for photography.

That’s why we encourage and offer free engagement sessions. Daniel wants to see you through the lens of the camera. Some people always look good in photos, others need the photographer to discover how to capture their best look.

As far as the nuts and bolts go, we offer packages to meet the wide variety of needs and budgets, but it works best when we hear what you want so we can customize for you. In the end, it’s about the photos and whether or not they will thrill you. Ours will.

 

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Location Spotlight - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/8/location-spotlight---cleveland-metroparks-zoo Location Spotlight - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Put a little Wild in your Wedding!

Northeast Ohio is a land abundant with natural beauty both in the wild and in the cultivated areas. The great Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a little of both! With dappled natural light coming through the trees, our Zoo is a marvelous place for photography for it adds a quality of timelessness. The softness and colors of nature bring out the beauty in humans as well.

Plus, the Cleveland Zoo has created First Class venues for weddings and receptions; state of the art facilities that pamper guests and nurture the bride and groom. We love doing wedding photography at the Zoo. You will love everything they offer.

Give us a call to explore natural areas for your engagement, wedding, and family photo needs.

Daniel Photo Pro photography brings out the best and most beautiful in you!

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Love Each Other and Allow Your Photographer To Capture This Magic Moment https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/8/love-each-other-and-allow-your-photographer-to-capture-this-magic-moment Love Each Other and Allow Your Photographer To Capture This Magic Moment
 

There is something truly magical about the moment when two people exchange vows and commit to spending their lives together. It is a celebration of love, unity, and the beginning of a beautiful journey. In order to preserve this special occasion for eternity, it is essential to have a skilled photographer capture every precious moment.A wedding photographer is not just someone who takes pictures; they are an artist who can encapsulate the emotions, joy, and love that radiate from the couple on their big day. They have the ability to freeze time and create memories that will be cherished for generations. By allowing a professional photographer to capture your wedding day, you are ensuring that every detail is documented flawlessly. From the nervous excitement before walking down the aisle to the tears of joy during heartfelt speeches - these moments deserve to be preserved in all their glory. Moreover, having a professional behind the lens allows you and your loved ones to fully immerse yourselves in the celebration without worrying about capturing every single moment yourselves. You can relax knowing that an expert is capturing all those candid smiles, stolen glances, and intimate gestures that make your love story unique. The investment in a wedding photographer goes beyond just capturing images; it's an investment in memories that will last a lifetime. These photographs will become family heirlooms passed down through generations, reminding future family members of your love story and how it all began. So why not put those rings on your fingers and allow your photographer to capture this magic moment? Trust them with preserving one of life's most significant milestones so you can relive those cherished memories over and over again.

 

 

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A Small Family Wedding Can Give You The Same Satisfaction As A Big Expensive Wedding, https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/7/a-small-family-wedding-can-give-you-the-same-satisfaction-as-a-big-expensive-wedding A Small Family Wedding Can Give You The Same Satisfaction As A Big Expensive Wedding

 

            Weddings are often seen as grand events, filled with extravagant decorations, lavish venues, and a multitude of guests. However, it is important to remember that the true essence of a wedding lies in the celebration of love and commitment between two individuals. Therefore, a small family wedding can provide just as much satisfaction as a big expensive wedding. Firstly, a small family wedding allows for a more intimate and personal experience. With fewer guests in attendance, the couple can truly connect with each guest present and create lasting memories. This closeness fosters an atmosphere of love and support that may be lacking in larger weddings where the focus is often on impressing others rather than cherishing the moment. Additionally, smaller weddings are often more budget-friendly. By opting for a smaller guest list and simpler arrangements, couples can save significant amounts of money that can be used towards other important aspects of their future together such as buying a home or starting a family. This financial freedom allows for greater peace of mind and less stress during what should be one of the happiest times in their lives. Furthermore, small family weddings offer an opportunity to prioritize quality over quantity. With fewer guests to cater to, couples can invest more time and effort into creating personalized experiences for their loved ones. From heartfelt speeches to meaningful gestures, every detail becomes more significant when shared with those who truly matter. While big expensive weddings may seem appealing on the surface due to their grandeur and extravagance; it is important to recognize that true satisfaction lies in celebrating love surrounded by those closest to us. A small family wedding provides an intimate experience filled with genuine connections and cherished moments that cannot be replicated by any amount of money or extravagance.

 

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What to do for those who cannot attend your destination wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/5/what-to-do-for-those-who-cannot-attend-your-destination-wedding What to do for those who can't attend your destination wedding

PWE - Pre-Wedding Event!

If there is one word to describe destination weddings for both the wedding givers and the wedding attendees it’s this: expensive! There are usually family and/or friends that you would like to attend but can’t afford the travel or can’t do it for health or timing reasons. It’s disappointing for all.

The solution is a Pre-Wedding Event (PWE). It’s not a shower or an engagement party, it’s a gathering of people who share in the engaged couple’s joy and want to give them the hugs and good wishes they would give if they could attend the wedding. This type of event is a loving and gracious way to treat those who can’t attend the grand affair. PWE’s can be simple or elegant, depending on your budget. Sometimes they are hosted by relatives who are willing to open their homes for a small crowd, or to offer use of their church or club for a gathering. The intimacy of such a gathering can be very special.

As in all events, food and drink, however simple, are the connecting elements. The PWE can be a luncheon, or just an afternoon of desserts and drinks. The aim is to connect with those who cannot attend and to make sure they don’t feel left out. It’s a great chance to include photos of people important to the engaged couple who won’t be at the official wedding, in the whole wedding experience. 

 

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Location Spotlight: Lorain https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/5/location-spotlight-lorain Location Spotlight: Lorain! 

When the Cleveland sign was installed at Edgewater Park a few years ago, wedding couples rushed to be photographed there. If you’re a west-sider, you may want to be photographed closer to home. The bright new sign next to the Black River proclaims the name not only of the city but of the county: Lorain! It’s a terrific place for photos that announce your engagement or wedding, and shout out your joy! Photos of the nearby Black River and the Lighthouse on Lake Erie add to the collection of photo-friendly sites. The Lorain sign is fresh and new and part of the whole rebirth of the area including the expansion of the Black River Landing in Lorain. Call Daniel Photo Pro today to schedule pictures of your home.


 




 
 

 

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Cinco de Mayo is a Great Wedding Theme https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/5/cinco-de-mayo-is-a-great-wedding-theme Cinco de Mayo is a Great Wedding Theme

If your wedding or engagement party theme is Cinco de Mayo, you’re guaranteed to have dynamic, colorful photos to remember your celebration of love. This remembrance day of Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862 is still celebrated with grand fanfare. The ideas of warm beaches, mariachi bands and dancing, colorful drinks, tropical fruits, and an abundance of mouth-watering foods are only part of the fun. The colors that Cinco de Mayo brings to mind – vibrant red, orange and yellow, hot pink, sparkling green – are a glorious background for the bride in her breathtaking white dress. This decor and theme are also perfect for a quinceanera party.

 

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Big or Small Your Wedding will still be Unforgettable! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/4/big-or-small-your-wedding-will-still-be-unforgettable Big or Small Your Wedding Will Still be Unforgettable!

Years from now when you’re looking at your wedding pictures on an anniversary, you won’t even think about the size of your wedding. In the long run, it doesn’t matter. It will be forgotten. What matters is the smiling faces in the photos, and the fun little memories that pop up. You’ll be in wonder at how much younger you look. You’ll realize how happy you appear, even if you were stressed. Time is the great smoothing agent. It helps us hold on to beauty and joy, and diminishes discomfort.

People all over the world have weddings of every size and in every imaginable locale for one reason: Love. That is why we humans do it. We love to fall in love, be in love, and share our love. So plan a wedding that will delight you and that will give you good photos to enjoy in decades to come, but don’t worry if it’s different or smaller than those of your friends. Trust it will be wonderful and indeed it will.

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Lake Erie Weddings https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/4/lake-erie-weddings Lake Erie is a Beautiful Background for a First Kiss

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! Daniel Photo Pro specializes in lake scene photography. 

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Bride's Wedding Day Timeline https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/4/brides-wedding-day-timeline Bride's Wedding Day Timeline

This is your Guide to being an organized bride on your wedding day. You'll be calm and centered because you've got this list in your memory, and you can just check items off. Before you know it you'll have glided onto the dance floor after the best day of your life. This is the magic list:

Quick review

Get ready

Photos with bridesmaids

First look

Photos with groom/groomsmen

Ceremony

Post ceremony photos

Location spotlight photos

Reception

Cut the cake

First dance

DONE!

 

 

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Location Spotlight – Schoepfle Garden 2023 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/4/location-spotlight-schoepfle-garden-2023 Location Spotlight – Schoepfle Garden 2023

Schoepfle Garden in Wakeman, Ohio is a phenomenal place to photograph people in love! Schoepfle is springing forth right now in the glorious colors and variety that only Nature can create. It's only a 45-minute drive from Avon and is part of the Lorain County Metroparks open to the public. Call us to book an engagement session or post-wedding photos. 

Schoepfle Garden has 77 acres of gardens and natural woodland bordered on one side by the Vermilion River, so it's fairly easy to find a secluded area to take your photos. Everyone looks their best in natural light, so we love photographing couples in this environment.
 

 

 

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How to Adapt Your Dream to a New Beginning Together https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/3/how-to-adapt-your-dream-to-a-new-beginning-together How to Adapt Your Dream to a New Beginning Together

When people marry and become one couple, their dreams marry as well. Of course, each person retains his or her personal and professional dreams or goals, but the wedding created a new entity – the shared dream of a happy and fulfilling life together. The wedding is the first step onto a bridge that leads to a shared life and it’s important for the couple to realize that. Sometimes people expect that being able to place the marriage first will automatically happen upon completion of the successful wedding.  Sometimes it does! Usually, however, that’s when the work on communication, open-mindedness, finding balance, and compromise begins.

It will be helpful in getting settled into your marriage to look at your wedding photos, remembering the day when you rose to the occasion of putting your relationship above your individual self. Look at the photos of the parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, who walked across that same bridge in their day, and not only survived but thrived. Other than the birth of a child, a wedding day is when human hopes are at their height. Couples step forward in faith and hope that they are creating a wonderful new life together. Knowing that their elders did that too helps. 

 

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How to Choose a Photographer in Six Minutes https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/3/how-to-choose-a-photographer-in-six-minutes How to Choose a Photographer in Six Minutes

Take three minutes to look over a prospective photographer’s website. Take three minutes to talk to him or her. If your heart speaks to you, then you’re all set for the next step in booking your wedding photography. It really is that simple.

You listened to your heart when you said yes to getting married. It will be helpful in all your planning to listen to your heart in making the myriad of decisions required to have the wedding of your dreams. You’ll listen too much to other people’s ideas if you don't. This is your once-in-a-lifetime event. Only you and your fiancé know what best presents you as a couple and your commitment, to the world.

Take advantage of the beautiful Lake Erie Sunsets.

 

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What to do when wedding planning stirs up family drama https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/3/what-to-do-when-wedding-planning-stirs-up-family-drama What to do when wedding planning stirs up family drama

No matter how much you love your family and they love you, wedding planning puts stress on everyone. At the time when people should be most supportive, they sometimes revert to childish behaviors and old grievances. When trouble arises, or you seem to be worrying more than having fun, stop, take a breath, and reach out to those you can count on to help you restore peace.

 

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How to Have a Happy Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/2/how-to-have-a-happy-wedding How to Have a Happy Wedding

Happy people…happy photographer…happy bride! Happiness will shine through your wedding pictures. Almost every one of all ages looks better with a smile on their face. That’s why babies coo and wiggle their arms and legs when people look down at them smiling. Humans are wired to respond to smiles. Weddings are typically happy occasions when there is a lot of smiling so the photography turns out well. However, if the bride is too stressed, no one is happy.  More than anything else, a happy bride means beautiful pictures. So plan well and on your special day, let it all go and smile!

 

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How to Have a Great First Kiss Photo https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/2/How_to_Have_a_Great_First_Kiss_Photo How to Have a Great First Kiss Photo

The first kiss of the newly minted husband and wife is important to nearly all couples, yet it usually occurs in an awkward situation. So, what’s the solution? If only for the purpose of the photo, do the first kiss in a private setting. Make it a stress-free first kiss, so all the emotion and joy you feel is present. It’s okay to do two first kisses – one for the audience – and one for the photo.

May it be the first of a million kisses you will give to one another over a long and joyful marriage.

 

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How to Be Content with a Small Wedding Party https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/2/how-to-be-content-with-a-small-wedding-party How to Be Content with a Small Wedding Party

Wedding expenses are no small matter. Being part of someone else’s wedding party can be expensive too. Today there are so many facets of a wedding: engagement party, bachelor party, bachelorette party, destination travel costs, gowns, clothing, and of course…the gift!

The average cost of being a bridesmaid ranges from $1200 to $2000 these days. Sometimes all the expense infringes on friendship. The more people in the wedding, the more costly it will be. Some brides and grooms now choose to have one attendant each, and they don’t have to be the same sex.  A bride can have her brother as attendant, a groom his sister, etc.

If it is important to you and your fiancé that the wedding include a shared meal, then cutting down on the wedding party expenses can be a way to find funds for food.

Wedding traditions evolve and change. Each couple is free to create their own experience. Just to be sure to photograph it all for your future generations!

 

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How to Capture an Unexpected Great Weather Day https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/2/how-to-capture-an-unexpected-great-weather-day How to Capture an Unexpected Great Weather Day

If you find an exceptional day for your photo shoot, but it’s not the wedding or engagement day, give Daniel Photo Pro a call. If at all possible, we will go to the special place you’ve found that you want to be part of your life story right away. Sometimes the best photos are spontaneous. Keep your boots at the ready!

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Wedding Venue Inspirations! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/1/wedding-venue-inspirations 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

Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland

Cleveland's Elegance Captured Discover the Best Wedding Photographer Lake Erie

Miller Nature Preserve - Lorain County Metro Parks

Schoepfle Garden

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Olmsted Falls East River Park

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Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

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[email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) #bridal daniel photo pro danielphotopro engagement engagement photos engagement photos indoors love memories preserve memories romantic unique wedding photos wedding location photography wedding photography wedding venue wedding venues https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/1/wedding-venue-inspirations Thu, 19 Jan 2023 16:07:09 GMT
Your wedding, your life, is your art of living https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/1/your-wedding-your-life-is-your-art-of-living 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.

 

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Congratulations! You’re engaged! What now? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2023/1/congratulations-you-are-engaged-what-now 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 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-20-2022 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 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-19-2022 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!

 

 

 

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 18, 2022 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-18-2022 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!

 

 

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Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 17, 2022 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-17-2022 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 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-16-2022 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!

 

 

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[email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) #AvonLakephotographer #Christmasphotodeal #danielphotopro #freephotoalbum #weddingblog daniel photo pro wedding wedding photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-16-2022 Fri, 16 Dec 2022 10:00:00 GMT
Free Couple Photo Session Christmas Deal of the Day https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/free-couple-photo-session-christmas-deal-of-the-day 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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[email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) #AvonLakephotographer #Christmasphotodeal #danielphotopro #freephotoalbum #weddingblog daniel photo pro wedding wedding photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/free-couple-photo-session-christmas-deal-of-the-day Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Christmas Deal of the Day! Dec 8, 2022 https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/christmas-deal-of-the-day-dec-8-2022 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!

 

 

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How the Magic of Your Wedding Day Will Surprise You https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/12/how-the-magic-of-your-wedding-day-will-surprise-you 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.

 

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How to Honor the Grooms Feelings https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/11/how-to-honor-the-grooms-feelings 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.

 

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How to Create Ambience for a Small, Simple Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/11/how-to-create-ambience-for-a-small-simple-wedding 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.

 

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Build Time for Quiet in Your Wedding Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/10/Build-Time-for-Quiet-in-Your-Wedding-Photography 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. 

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How to Integrate Your Heritage Into Your Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/10/how-to-integrate-your-heritage-into-your-wedding 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!

 

 

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Because of Love Life is a Wonder! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/9/life-is-a-wonder Because of Love, Life is a Wonder!

Life is a wonder! Marriages that bring two families together to create a new family are the springboard for joy to come. The creation of families is why humanity, with all its disagreements and discontent, goes on and on. In a relationship where two people have fallen in love deeply enough that they are ready to wed, it seems that the relationship is all about them. However, when the time comes to tell others they’ve decided to wed, the announcement is a spark. It’s the alchemy that begins the creation of a new and greater family. As love grows for the two lovers it affects everyone.

Not always, but sometimes, children are the result of love and marriage. And they are the greatest wonder of it all. They are the reason that love never dies on our planet. Like the wonders of each season, children carry on the tradition of families. So if you’re planning a wedding, remember that after all the work is done and you are wed, it will all be worth it.

 

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How to have a Satisfying Wedding Experience https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/9/how-to-have-a-satisfying-wedding-experience How to have a Satisfying Wedding Experience

In the days following their weddings, most brides and grooms reflect on the experience a great deal – what worked, what they wish they had done differently, what they would do if they could do it all over. In our years of wedding photography, we have seen one thing that makes a wedding successful. Attention to Detail.

Wedding planning can be maddening because most couples haven’t done it before. Yet, they need to create one of the most important experiences of their lives! Attention to detail which starts long before the actual event, is critical. If a bride is not naturally a good record keeper or organizer, this is the time to get someone to help.

The second most important thing is not to procrastinate, but to act decisively. That can be difficult when you don’t feel like you know what you’re doing. If ever there was a time in your life to renounce procrastination, wedding planning is it. Book your venue, your photographer, your officiant, your caterer etc., as early as possible. Ask them to help you think everything through. In photography, engagement sessions are particularly helpful in the realm of attention to detail. A photographer who is shooting your photos for a second time will know how the camera sees you. All people are photogenic with an excellent photographer, especially if he or she has the advantage of time. The secret to a satisfying wedding experience is Attention to Detail…Now! 

 

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Why is Fall a Great Season for Weddings? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/9/why-is-fall-a-great-season-for-weddings

Why is Fall a Great Season for Weddings?  
 
Historically June has been the most popular month for weddings. It has the potential of good weather, and lots of flowers in bloom. However, June can be temperamental. Cold one day and hot the next, June can also be overcast and rainy. Fall is a surprisingly good time for weddings. In early fall, the weather tends to be cooler which is much nicer for most guests and for stressed-out brides and grooms. You can always add a layer of clothing in the fall, but there are only so many clothes you can take off at a summer wedding, as men who’ve sweated in suits and ties will tell you!  The best part about fall is that the colors of changing leaves, in their vibrant yellow, gold, orange and red hues, offer a warm palette that enhances both skin and hair. These warm tones also work well in creating stunning décor for the reception. Fall blooming flowers in a multitude of warm tones can be used in pots for the wedding and also grace your new home once you’re married. Fall colors look wonderful in all kinds of wedding photos. Yes, fall is a colorful and pleasurable time of year for a wedding.

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How to Handle the Two Key Areas of Wedding Planning https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/9/how-to-handle-the-two-key-areas-of-wedding-planning How to Handle the Two Key Areas of Wedding Planning

 

Undoubtedly, wedding planning is stressful for numerous reasons. Cost is certainly one of them. Since most couples only plan a wedding once (hopefully) or twice in a lifetime, they have a lack of experience that sometimes yields disappointment after the event is over. There are two areas which should be handled carefully in wedding planning to assure a happy future.

One area is in the handling of family, especially future in-laws. Although each couple should be true to themselves in creating the wedding that suits them, including family in the process can influence relationships for years to come.  Try to include all of your new family in your wedding planning in some way, however small. Be patient with those whose help feels like interference. In the end, everyone just wants to be happy.

The second area is in the realm of photography. The photos you have taken grow in value as the years go by. They capture this essential experience in your life as nothing else can. Imagine looking through them on your 20th wedding anniversary. Choose a photographer that will take exquisite care in photographing your unique wedding experience.

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Lake Erie Locations for Romantic Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/8/lake-erie-locations-for-romantic-photos Include Lake Erie in Your Wedding Photo Plans

Our magnificent Great Lake Erie with its rocky shoreline and fascinating cliffs create a natural and stunning background for engagement and wedding photos.  The lake and its shore are millions of years old so that in photos, the continuity of nature supports the beautiful ideal of endless love. Sunset photos are fabulous for the play of color and light. The grand expanse of the water itself is a magnificent background as well.  Plus our great city on the lake provides wonderful wedding or engagement backgrounds.

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It’s Your Time! Shine Among Your Loved Ones https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/8/it-s-your-time-shine-among-your-loved-ones It’s Your Time! Shine Among Your Loved Ones

Brides do crazy things when preparing for their wedding day…like not eating the day or two before the wedding. That can result in the bride’s brain not working when she needs it most or feeling faint. Grooms party too much at bachelor parties with hangovers that are still present on the big day. Don’t do those or other unhealthy things! Remember, your wedding day is the day for your most radiant self to shine. Your joy and happiness should be like a glorious sunrise over the crowd of loved ones who have gathered to support you. There may have been millions of weddings in the history of mankind, but this one is YOURS. Prepare to be your most beautiful self on the outside in your wedding clothes, but more importantly, on the inside in your heart where love resides. When you look back at your wedding photos on your first anniversary, we want you to look with pride on how brightly your inner and outer light shone on that day. 

 

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Engagement Photos Can Show What You Both Love https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/7/Engagement_Photos_Can_Show_What_You_Both_Love Engagement Photos Can Show What You Both Love

When you and your betrothed share a great love for a place or city, a team, a particular hobby, or experiences, they can be captured in engagement photos that your friends and family will enjoy. Plus, you'll love looking at them decades after they are taken. Engagement photos are a slice of life that is usually more in line with your everyday life, whereas wedding photos are one particular day in your life. Give some thought to what you wear and where you want to be for your engagement photos. They should communicate your happiness at the great news of your impending wedding, as well as the life you will share in your future.

 

 

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Wild About Pink! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/7/wild-about-pink Wild About Pink!

Wedding color fads come and go, but the reality that women and wedding stuff look pretty in pink doesn't. Pink is a happy color, who doesn't love the pinks in a sunset sky? Pink is mesmerizing and timeless. It's truly perfect for a summer wedding, but it can be dazzling in a winter wedding when everything is a bit drab. There are numerous shades of pink that can be used in a wedding color scheme. It can even blend into purple, as the photos show. Think pink if you're planning a wedding, especially if you think it's not your color. You might be surprised by the power of pink!

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Wedding Venue Inspiration! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/7/venue-inspiration Venue Inspiration!

Northeast Ohio is full of wonderful places for engagement and wedding photography. Here's a sample our clients have chosen. Many are good spots for engagement photos too! Email us for our list of great locations.

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How to Find a Wedding Dress Style That's Absolutely You https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/6/how-to-find-a-wedding-dress-style-thats-absolutely-you How to Find a Wedding Dress Style That's Absolutely You

Except for preparing for the birth of a child, planning for a wedding has more components than just about any other one-day event in your life. Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most important choices, and it can be very difficult. Not only will you wear the dress for many hours, it’s usually not the kind of dress you’re used to walking around in. The ceremony is often a small part of the entire wedding and reception day, but brides usually focus on it when they’re selecting a dress. Be sure to think through wearing that dress all day and dancing in it. (Some brides choose two dresses, one for the wedding and one for the reception.) 

Looking at pictures of other brides to see what styles are available is helpful, but there are other ways to approach finding your own style. Think about your life, what kind of things bring you joy? Are you a nature lover, or a sophisticated city lover? Do you love shopping for clothes, or keep wardrobe selections as simple as possible? When you’re looking at pictures, don’t look at the face, try to see your face and your body in the photo. When you’re looking through dresses in stores, use your power of imagination. If you can easily see yourself moving about in a particular dress, then that may be your style, if not, then move on. Your true style emanates from within you. Your dress should be one that makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally, and reflects your personality. Your photography will come out better when you look and feel comfortable and attractive in your chosen dress.


 




 


 

 

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How to Prepare Your Wedding Hair for All Kinds of Weather! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/6/how-to-prepare-your-wedding-hair-for-all-kinds-of-weather How to Prepare Your Wedding Hair for All Kinds of Weather!

In the months before your wedding, you may be perusing wedding magazines or online sites dreaming of the upcoming event of your life. You’ll probably see lots of intricate hairstyles that you love and can even see yourself wearing. You want to look your most exquisite self on your wedding day, and you can…with planning. So remember when you’re sitting in a comfortable spot dreaming, that the actual day of the wedding could have weather that affects your hair. In seasons where humidity can be high, think about wearing your hair up if possible. Muggy days can make hair frizzy. Even if the event is all indoors, there will still be movement from cars or limos to indoor spaces.

Try to plan some versatility into your hairstyle early on, perhaps choosing a few different styles depending on the wedding day weather. Communicate them to your hair stylist or friend doing your hair. Also remember, that your professional hair stylist will want to create something that makes you look fabulous sitting in their salon chair, but it may not work if the weather is cranky. Stay in control of your wedding day hair destiny!

A wedding day is typically a LONG day! You’re up early to get ready, and dancing late into the night. Plan for it, so that your magnificent style at the wedding ceremony, isn’t totally shot by the end of the night. Some brides prefer to keep their hair simple and close to their everyday style. That can make the day a bit less stressful. But if you want a stunning, memorable style, go for it!  Just plan for the weather, and how you can fix it if it wilts.

 

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How to Share Your Ideas and Dreams with Your Photographer https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/6/how-to-share-your-ideas-and-dreams-with-your-photographer How to Share Your Ideas & Dreams with Your Photographer

This sounds easy, doesn’t it? You just tell your photographer who and what you want photographs of on your wedding day. He or she makes note of it and you can check that off your to-do list. Easy deal, right? No, not really, because what you see in your mind’s eye and what the photographer thinks you see may be quite different. Also, before your wedding day, you are consumed with a list of things to get done, organize and arrange. What you feel on your wedding day, and what you ultimately experience will be very different from the planning.

Photographers are obviously visual people. They see photos everywhere, whether or not they have their cameras with them. The really good ones are also skilled at seeing the potential feeling that a photo can evoke in the viewer. Since you hire a photographer to capture the joy and feeling of your wedding day, take the time to have a conversation about how the wedding appears in your mind’s eye and how you want it to feel.  Do you see it as romantic - all about you and your beloved? Or, as a time for the two of you to bask in the love of family and friends? Or, do you see it as an event that you want to feel proud of? Do you feel strongly about tradition, or do you want a wedding that springs from your own creativity? What do you want? Share with your photographer, what you’re hoping to create in your life by holding the kind of wedding you hope to have. The more you and your photographer can create a shared vision, the better the resulting photography will be. This process may also help you to understand more clearly what it is you actually want in your wedding and in your life!

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How to Add Sophistication to Your Wedding or Reception https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/5/How_to_add_sophistication_to_your_wedding How to Add Sophistication to Your Wedding or Reception

First impressions are everything, they say. It’s certainly true of weddings and receptions, whether they’re big or small. Guests arrive with the expectation that something very special is about to happen. The visual they experience upon arrival can have great impact if planned well. Natural light is always good (especially for people photos), but artificial light can be used to create an intriguing and emotionally satisfying scene. Using colored lights to create ambiance can also be easier on the budget.  Done well, lighting combined with floral arrangements will set the scene more economically than multiple floral pieces. Together, light, flowers, and artistic items will really wow the guests. And don’t forget sound! Appropriate music as guests arrive is a layer in the magic of an effective entrance.

If your budget or other circumstances lead you to having a small wedding when you really wanted a large one, use lighting to add a sophisticated, creative, and dazzling effect. Guests won’t remember the size of the wedding, but they'll remember how it made them feel.

 

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How to Use Nature as the Most Romantic Backdrop https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/5/how-to-use-nature-as-the-most-romantic-backdrop How to Use Nature as the Most Romantic Backdrop

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 expansive lake and the glorious 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! Try to time your first kiss as a couple to the time of sunset! 


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Why Get Married? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/5/why-get-married Why Get Married?

As wedding photographers, we meet many couples who have finally decided to tie the knot, after living together for some time. Most of us know, or know about, couples who live together and appear to have successful relationships. In general, society does not look down on couples who live together outside of marriage as it did in the olden days. Then why do people still get married by the thousands every year?

There are, of course, many financial and legal reasons to marry. Our national systems, taxes for example, generally favor married couples. Marriage makes life more secure for children in most cases. There are many religious people who marry to be more fully embraced by their communities. In short, there are numerous practical reasons to get married. However…from our observations, they are not why people marry.  Couples marry, for one overwhelming and primary reason. Love. They are simply in love. That’s it! Human beings fall in love and usually, there isn’t anything they can do about it. The heart overrides the brain and romantic love emerges.

That is why the concept of “falling in love” has never disappeared since the term was coined by a poet in the 1500’s. The reality of “falling in love” existed long before the poet. Once couples fall in love, they look at all of the practical reasons they should marry and that’s what they tell their families and friends. Although the couple is believed, in the back of their minds, family and friends know the truth.  The happy couple is simply head over heels in love and wants to create a new life together. Weddings are so beautiful because they are founded on love. 

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How Photographers Capture the Unplanned Special Moments https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/5/how-photographers-capture-the-unplanned-special-moments How Photographers Capture the Unplanned Special Moments

It’s important for a betrothed couple to make a list of all the photos they want to be taken on their wedding day. Photographers need an idea of what and especially who should be photographed. Sometimes the dressing of the bride surrounded by her friends is a big deal; sometimes the groom wants photos with his buddies and prized car. Both want one of the most important days of their lives to be properly documented! Any good wedding photographer will do that. However, for photographers who are more romantic at heart and creative in mind, the unplanned photos will turn out to be the favorites.

It’s the glances, the tears, the tenseness, and the unexpected outpouring of joy that capture the life of a wedding. The creative photographer is always looking for them. One of the most important reasons to have a professional photographer is because he or she is constantly scanning the environment for shots; he’s not focused on the chain of events. When the audience is only looking forward at the ceremony, the photographer is looking everywhere for candid, emotional shots. Emotion is the currency of a wedding. A photographer who loves his work will zoom in on emotion in a hundred ways the marrying couple didn’t even consider. The result is often a triumph for both newlyweds and the photographer.




 
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How to Approach Wedding Planning the Second Time Around https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/4/marrying-again-how-to-approach-wedding-planning-the-second-time-around How to Approach Wedding Planning the Second Time Around

“Life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans,” John Lennon famously said. Occasionally those first marriages don’t last for one reason or another. People and life change. It can take some courage to be willing to try again after the challenges and sometimes heartbreak of divorce, but it’s important to summon that courage!

Having photographed many couples marrying again, we share this wisdom: create the wedding of your dreams. The dream, however, may have changed since you’re now older and wiser. Some introspection is needed to see the new dream clearly. Many people who have had a first wedding are more open to what they want the next time around, rather than what they think they should create to impress family and friends. We often see a deeper expression of romance in second weddings; couples understand more clearly what they are getting into, and know the absolute importance of a deep and lasting love.

The same elements that make up a first wedding apply of course, to subsequent weddings: the right venue, meaningful ceremony, music, flowers, ambiance, celebration, and comfort for guests. For a second wedding, it’s good to incorporate what’s special or romantic in your relationship, or what’s unique. If you both love horses, get married in a field! If you love the water, get married at the beach. The second time around has to be about and for you and your beloved. Don’t compare it to your first wedding or anyone else’s wedding. Make it uniquely yours as a couple courageously choosing to love again.

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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Ceremony https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/4/how-to-choose-your-perfect-wedding-ceremony How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Ceremony

Weddings have many elements, and most couples want them all to be perfect. That can sometimes be challenging and expensive. However, since it is a wedding, the ceremony should be the one element that is just right for both bride and groom. The ceremony is the heart of a wedding.  

If the couple shares a religion and wants a church wedding, the choice is easy, although it can be difficult to decide how many to invite and how elaborate to make it. If the couple does not share a religion, it is important to work out what a meaningful ceremony will be for both of you. Of course, not all wedding ceremonies have a religious component; some couples want to take their vows surrounded by nature, or simply family. The primary idea is that the ceremony is the pivotal moment where you make a commitment for a lifetime to another person. It should be carefully considered so that the memory and imprint it makes on your minds, will sustain you as life unfolds. 


 

 

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How to Capture Genuine Emotion in Your Wedding Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/4/how-to-capture-genuine-emotion-in-your-wedding-photos How to Capture Emotion in Your Wedding Photos

Weddings are typically carefully planned and curated events. Brides want photos that capture the beautiful and often expensive dresses, flowers, decorations, and ambiance of the day. However, in years to come when couples look through their photos, they will look for emotion, those meaningful glances, tears, laughter, and joy of the day. Weddings are and should be emotional times for the participants and guests. A wedding is the sacred fusing of two families and the springboard for new generations of the family. They should be emotional. It’s difficult for a couple to understand this before the wedding, especially when they’re talking with their photographer. They get it afterward, almost immediately, having experienced the wide range of emotions a wedding creates within them. If a couple wants photos they will love, they need to not only allow, but encourage their photographer to focus on the emotional moments. These photos express emotion – the unspoken words of a father and son, the exhilaration of having finally gotten married, the softness of love between a bride and groom. May your wedding day be filled with emotion!


 

 

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How to Include Your Family in Wedding Planning and Keep the Peace! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/3/how-to-include-your-family-in-wedding-planning-and-keep-the-peace How to Include Your Family in Wedding Planning and Keep the Peace!

Many brides have firm ideas and long-time dreams about how they want their wedding day to be. Most welcome ideas from their friends and others in their generation. However, mothers and future mothers-in-law are often as excited about wedding planning as the bride. It brings back good memories and they want the bride to be as happy as they were. Remember this very important point: the wedding lasts one day; the relationships with your extended family, and particularly your mother-in-law will last a lifetime.

Be generous with your time in allowing other family members to suggest options and possibilities. Listen carefully and thank them for caring so much. Tell them every idea will be considered. Try to choose at least one idea from your mother and one from your mother-in-law to incorporate into the wedding day. How you handle your wedding planning, especially with your new in-laws will set the tone for the future. It’s one of the most overlooked aspects of planning. Everyone gets caught up in the excitement of that one magical day and forgets the thousands of days to come. For generations, people have married in order to create a new family to integrate into the joined families of the bride and groom. Wise brides and grooms consider family through the whole process, while still staying true to themselves. It’s a tricky process, but no less important than the rest of wedding planning.

 

 

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How to Use the Color Green to Create a Wedding Filled with Life https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/3/how-to-use-the-color-green-to-create-a-wedding-filled-with-life How to Use the Color Green to Create a Wedding Filled with Life 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! As green abounds everywhere on this great traditional holiday, it’s a reminder that Spring is also coming. Hurrah! At long last, after a long winter, and two long years of a worldwide pandemic, the beauty of Spring is appearing. With Spring and Summer come engagements, weddings, and other family gatherings, all of which create Joy, especially for children. It’s been said that if you want to go somewhere fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go with friends and family.

The many hues of green are huge in home decorating and wedding planning these days. The isolation required by the pandemic led to a boom in using plants to bring the solace of nature indoors. Many people have created “urban jungles” in their homes with hanging, trailing and giant potted plants filling the spaces. The jungle vibe has also taken hold of wedding planners and decorators as many turn to plants rather than florist’s flowers to create indoor gardens for a wedding. Because Mother Nature can be fickle in Spring, many brides plan outdoor weddings but also prepare indoor spaces decorated with plants as a backup. Plants can be rented of course, but if you purchase them for your wedding décor, they can move with you and your beloved to your new home. Think Green! 

 

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How to Choose a Photographer to Tell Your Love Story https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/3/how-to-choose-a-photographer-to-tell-your-story How to Choose a Photographer to Tell Your Love Story 

From the engagement to the wedding to the christening of children, to graduations, family gatherings, and milestone anniversaries, photos over time tell the story of a family. When the special occasions are photographed by the same photographer, the story in pictures has a dimension of quality and continuity that doesn’t happen in a mishmash of photos.  Over time, the photographer gets to know how to set up the photos so that the best attributes of each person appear. The best light, angles, and mood of the occasion can be more easily set up by a photographer who knows the subjects. That’s why famous painters, paint the same subject over and over. Da Vinci worked on the Mona Lisa for seven years!

If you’re engaged, looking forward to a long life, creating a family and your unique story, consider your initial photographer carefully. Does he or she have children? (Photographers take countless photos of their own children and become very good at capturing the spirit of kids). Are they able to create great photography indoors as well as outdoors? Will you look forward to working with the photographer over the years to create your story? Your engagement and wedding are the springboard for a wonderful life. Take good pictures!


 
   



 

 

 

 

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What is the New Normal for Weddings in a Post Pandemic World? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/3/what-is-the-new-normal-for-weddings-in-a-post-pandemic-world What is the New Normal for Weddings in a Post Pandemic World?

As pandemic fears and cases subside, life is changing, but it will never be the same as before. People, especially the older generation, are more aware of their vulnerability. Weddings are traditionally a gathering of friends, family, and associates where physical proximity is a huge part of the experience. Hugs and kisses, dancing, and close conversations have always been normal at a wedding. As a bride or couple planning a wedding you may wonder “what is the new normal?” How do you plan the wedding of your dreams that accommodates the concerns and feelings of those you love?

First of all, accept the reality that there is a new normal and no one is quite sure what it is, because it’s evolving. Also accept the reality that even more than before, the generations see things differently, as do people with health challenges. If you want your family and friends to lavish love on you by being part of your wedding, think of them with empathy. What will make your grandparents, parents, and older attendees comfortable in regard to physical proximity? Ask them! Before you plan the seating for the ceremony or the reception, ask them how they feel about it, so there’s no uncomfortableness that day. A happy bride is an organized and informed bride – you don’t want to be scrambling on the day of the event to make people comfortable. When planning food and beverage, keep in mind that almost everyone is more conscious of the downside of shared food. No hands in the chips anymore.

Open-air events are more comfortable for everyone these days, and fortunately warmer days are coming. Sometimes a combination of church and outdoor reception works well if marrying inside a church is important. Don’t stress over planning your wedding, just think of others and plan, plan, plan!

 

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How to Make the Best of Your Wedding Day Weather https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/2/how-to-make-the-best-of-your-wedding-day-weather How to Make the Best of Your Wedding Day Weather

Rain is a funny thing. It can be wonderfully romantic if you’re walking arm in arm with your lover under an umbrella. The same rain can be a great annoyance for someone rushing to work without one. Rain is one of a bride’s worst fears, especially if she has a sunny summer’s day wedding in her dreams. Inclement weather happens even with the best of planning and technology. Simply plan for it and make a conscious choice not to let it spoil your wedding day. Decide to find the romance in the rain!

To plan for rain make a step-by-step written plan for your dream wedding in two columns – one for perfect weather and one for imperfect. For example, if you’re taking wedding pictures outdoors on a bridge, visit the bridge in light rain and in heavy rain. Make sure that if the rain has stopped but the bridge is wet, it won’t be too slippery. You might want to have colorful umbrellas available if your heart is set on the bridge and you have no other worthy backup location. Whatever the setting, just plan for contingencies. If it rains on your wedding, don’t let it rain on your parade! Remember that the love of a couple getting married surrounded by the family and friends who love them will shine brightly regardless of the weather. The married life you have ahead of you is full of bright days and rainy ones, and together with the love of your life, you’ll make the best of them all.







 

 

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How To Do Wedding Family Pictures Well https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/2/how-to-do-wedding-family-pictures-well-because-they-are-important How To Do Wedding Family Pictures Well! They're Important!

There is a rhythm to weddings. As the day begins with the wedding party gathering to dress and get ready for the big moment, the momentum builds. The event builds to a crescendo as guests arrive, the bride walks down the aisle, the ceremony unfolds, and the magic moment occurs when the couple is announced husband and wife! Then the march out and all the well wishes, tears and joy of the moment occurs. And then…the couple has to rally the family for the photos. This is the time when things can go awry. However, family photos grow in importance over the years as cherished loved ones move on. Here’s what to do:

After all the drama, it’s sometimes a big letdown to have to get the family organized so that everyone gets photographed and there are no hurt feelings or missed photo opportunities. It’s one of the most important things to plan before the wedding so that it goes smoothly! Someone in the family can be appointed to organize the people for the photos so that the bride and groom can relax. A written plan made in advance can be given to the photographer and the appointed family organizer. Family photos can be great fun if done well which means well planned. Your family that has assembled to love and support a new married couple is important. Take the time to take all the photographs needed so that everyone ends up happy. Taking the time to organize it well before wedding day is time well spent!

 



 

 

 

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How to Understand the Photo-editing and Selection Process for a Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/2/how-to-understand-the-photo-editing-and-selection-process-for-your-wedding How to Understand the Photo-editing and Selection Process for a Wedding

It’s daunting that an engaged couple planning a wedding has to make some of the most important decisions of their lives about things in which they have no experience! There are no classes in high school or college about planning a wedding or being married for a lifetime. Choosing a photographer is near the top of the list of challenging decisions.  A professional photographer knows the important moments of the wedding, so you’re sure to get photos of those, however, there are other important aspects to understand.

The post-wedding editing and the actual number of photos and format you’ll receive them in is an overlooked aspect of the process. Most brides book the photographer and check it off their list with relief. That’s just the beginning. Booking the photographer should be followed by an agreement of what the deliverables will be.

Professional photographers often take hundreds or even thousands of shots at a wedding. The process of going through them and selecting the best is long and tedious. It’s also a photo editing skill that is learned only through experience. Don’t make the mistake of thinking more is better! Talk with your photographer before the wedding about what you think you want in terms of the photos taken and the editing of specific photos. If you receive 400 great photos but know that 2000 were taken, understand that the 400 are the best. Photography involves skill, talent, and experience. Successful, professional photographers will release only their best work. After all, social media allows it to be used forever so it’s important to honor the standards of professional photographers. Take the time to work with your photographer so that you know what you’ll receive before the wedding. Then on the Great Day, focus on the joy of getting married, knowing that all is well with the memories your photographer is creating.

 

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Why are Flowers a Bride’s Best Friend? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/1/why-are-flowers-a-bride-s-best-friend  

Why are Flowers a Bride’s Best Friend?

 

Flowers and plants are a bride’s best friend when it comes to decorating. They can transform an altar or an entire wedding reception space if chosen wisely with an overall plan in mind. How do flowers and plants do that? They mask the plain or dull background around them because color and interesting shapes draw the human eye toward them, so that people see and feel beauty. Flowers and plants arranged in groupings from tall to small also draw the eye and give a sense of pleasure. That’s why you can put a big green plant in a plain space and transform the room. It’s easier to turn the floral decorating over to a florist but much more expensive than doing at least part of it yourself. Plus, florists promote the flowers that are easily obtainable and that have higher profit margins. By using her own plants and those of friends, and supplementing them with fresh flowers purchased locally, a bride can create plant and flower groupings that provide just the look and feel that she wants. From a photographer’s point of view, flowers and plants are ideal for enhancing a setting. There’s usually a lot of waiting that goes on with weddings and receptions. Give your guests beautiful, colorful things to look at while they’re waiting for what everyone comes to see - the bride!


 



 

 

 

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Why Schedule Your Engagement Photo Around Valentine’s Day? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/1/why-schedule-your-engagement-photo-around-valentine-s-day Why Schedule Your Engagement Photo Around Valentine’s Day?

 

If there was ever a year that humanity needed to focus on love, this is it! What the world needs now is love, love, love! Are you engaged?  If so, preserve this time of new love in your life with engagement photos that will keep the experience alive in your memories forever. Becoming engaged is truly an important life experience. It declares that regardless of world conditions, you and your fiancé believe in the transcendent power of love. Life is better together. Marriage is good. Family is wonderful.

If you would like photos celebrating your engagement with a Valentine’s Day theme, reach out to Daniel Photo Pro as soon as possible. If you plan to become engaged on or around Valentine’s Day, call today to schedule your free engagement photo. We offer free engagement sessions because it’s a time for you to experience working with us and to see the results. Plus, it’s fun to do photography at a time when everyone is more relaxed. Wedding day can be stressful for all, engagement photo sessions are joyful. Happy New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day, and Congratulations!

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What Brings a Photographer Joy? Understanding Daniel… https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2022/1/what-brings-a-photographer-joy-understanding-daniel What Brings a Photographer Joy? Understanding Daniel…

 

We can probably all agree that to be a professional photographer, one must be intelligent. Understanding the physics of light, and all the camera technology stuff is not for everyone. What makes photographers different? Some love the technical challenges, some love the creativity, some want to do what they enjoy and make a profit, some want their photos to tell stories. There are as many different reasons for doing photography as there are photographers.

Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro is drawn to creating photos like a curious child in an enchanted forest. He finds nature compelling and people’s expressive faces as well. He derives enormous joy from using all of his knowledge and skill to create a shot, then he studies his creation. Daniel spends quiet time studying his photos, contemplating what he loves about them, and what he would do differently. Just as a painter steps back from his or her canvas and studies a painting, Daniel studies his photographs with a critical eye, but also allows himself to enjoy their beauty. That kind of contemplation nurtures his mind to explore ways to evolve his work.    

 

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Why Create a Photo Album in These Days of Phone Cameras? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/12/why-create-a-photo-album-in-these-days-of-phone-cameras Why Create a Photo Album in These Days of Phone Cameras?

The hundreds of photos that people take of their children, crowding their phones with documentation of every event, has made the old-fashioned idea of a simple photo album more precious. Imagine that you’re a young adult and you want to look back over your childhood days. Either you scroll through hundreds of photos with none more important than another, or you hold a book in your hand with carefully selected photos that capture the spirit of your childhood without the sheer volume of photos. It’s the difference between looking at a mountain of trees of every kind, versus a singular tree in all its beauty. Phone cameras are a blessing, but curated photo albums that you can hold in your hand, allowing you to take your time thinking about each picture, are more meaningful.

Yes, photo albums take a little time and cost a little money, but they last for decades. Your photos on your phone may or may not last. Everything in technology is subject either to loss or inaccessibility. So this Christmas take a little time to select a handful of photos that are truly special and preserve them in a small album. You’ll be surprised at the wonderful gift you create.

 

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What Does Love Really Mean to You? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/12/what-does-love-really-mean-to-you What Does Love Really Mean to You?

Why we love is such a mystery! Especially when it comes to the one we have already married or are engaged to be married. Why one person and not another who might be very much like the one we love? Why is the one we fall in love with often very different from the one our family and friends feel suits us? What is it about the one we love that makes our heart lift a little when we walk into a crowded room and see him or her? Falling in love can happen in an instant or take a long time to percolate. Regardless, most people find themselves at some time in their life “falling in love” in a way that is almost unstoppable.

It is the Christmas season, a time when we think more of the ones we love and how we might communicate or show them our love. It’s a good practice to pause and think about why you love your fiancé or wife or husband. It’s also a good time to think about all whom you truly love whether a child, friend, parent, or grandparent. Christmas is a time for sharing. Please tell us in a few words or sentences why you love someone deeply. You need not share who it is if you don’t want to. It will be enriching for all who see this post to see what being in love means to others.  It can be difficult to put feelings into words but just try. You’ll probably be surprised how good it makes you feel.

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Will You Remember Every Moment of Your Wedding Day? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/12/will-you-remember-every-moment-of-your-wedding-day Will You Remember Every Moment of Your Wedding Day?

Science has proven that memories are interwoven with emotion. You are likely to remember the “wow” moments of your wedding day – taking your father’s hand, walking down the aisle, the “I do” words, the kiss, your entrance into the reception, the first dance, etc. There are, however, many little experiences and scenes of your wedding day that don’t feel important at the time, but later on, when you see the pictures, the meaningfulness of the moment comes back to you. In relationships with family and beloved friends that are part of your wedding day, the individual moments are sometimes far more special than the major events of the day.

At Daniel Photo Pro, we know that little moments mean a lot. There are pictures a photographer takes that are un-posed and unexpected that add a wealth of emotion and meaning to the wedding day long after it’s over. Those are the photos that capture the elusive ideas of love, friendship, pride, and joy. Let your photographer be there for everything and you’ll be surprised by the photos that become your favorites.

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How to have a Purple Wedding! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/11/how-to-have-a-purple-wedding How to have a Purple Wedding!
 

Purple is a color that invokes mystery and magic. People either love it or prefer to live without it. If you love purple and are planning a wedding, marry the two together and create a Purple Wedding! Purple is so interesting because it combines the calm of blue with the fire of red. That’s often a combination of couples too – one is calm and quiet and the other is energetic. Purple also reminds people of opulence, creativity, wisdom, grandeur, and an independent spirit. Purple makes a good thematic element for a wedding because the color is so alive and vibrant. Guests will feel the energy and possibilities of magical purple.  If you’re a purple person and your beloved is one too or is okay with making purple your theme color…go for it! 

 

 

 

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Food, Drinking & Dancing Go Together in a Wedding! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/11/food-drinking-dancing-go-together-in-a-wedding Food, Drinking & Dancing Go Together in a Wedding!

If the celebration of your brand new marriage is going to go on late into the evening, remember that you must plan to feed your guests over time! The cake and pastries are important for the theme and beauty of the event (and for the photography), but partying guests need real food to sustain them. Providing food in plenty also cuts down on the alcohol costs. The more people drink without food in their stomachs, the drunker they get, and the more they drink! If you’re having a reception without a full meal, at least have plenty of healthy snacks trays so that guests can stay full as they drink and dance the night away.

Food trays that include protein, sweet potatoes, salmon, avocado, berries, oats, and even bananas are good to eat before or during drinking. Do a little research so that you balance creative snacks or theme foods, with foods that are best for eating along with drinking.  Be careful of overly salty snacks. It’s very important for people to stay hydrated while drinking alcohol so be sure to have water readily available. Keep those water pitchers full!

And brides…don’t forget to eat! If you’re too excited to eat a meal or worried you won’t fit in your dress, plan ahead for some healthy nourishment during the long day. You want to end the wedding still looking radiant from love, not alcohol!

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End of Season Free Engagement Photo Session https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/11/end-of-season-free-engagement-photo-session End of Season Free Engagement Photo Session

The busy summer wedding season is over, so we at Daniel Photo Pro now have time on our schedule for one of our favorite activities: engagement photos! We offer free sessions because it’s a chance to photograph love in bloom without the stress of the wedding day. We have done engagement sessions in all kinds of environments and our clients are always amazed at them. These sessions give us the opportunity to experiment with perspective and light so we can see what works best in shooting photos of the bride, the groom, and the couple together. Every couple wants to be unique, and they are unique! However, it takes creativity and effort on the part of the photographer to find what makes them so special and beautiful together.

Call or email today for our free engagement session which typically lasts about two hours. Natural light is best so if we can photograph you outdoors, even if it’s chilly, we’ll have even better photos. Let’s have some fun! Text 440-787-3806 to book your free session.

 

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What an Outdoor Venue Adds to the Wedding Experience https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/10/what-an-outdoor-venue-adds-to-the-wedding-experience What an Outdoor Venue Adds to the Wedding Experience

Let’s face it, the coronavirus pandemic has changed just about everything, including the willingness of people to attend weddings. Older people, in particular, the grand and great-grandparents that are so much a part of the family experience, want to feel safe. One of the best ways to protect your loved ones is to make a commitment to an outdoor wedding.  Fortunately, they are very much in vogue now because adding Nature to your wedding ambiance is nurturing to everyone. To many engaged couples, it sounds more expensive to create an outdoor wedding but if you’re willing to spend time checking out possible locations, and you can think beyond the vision of your indoor wedding, it’s possible to do it economically.

An outdoor venue adds so many elements to a wedding. First and foremost is Light! In natural light, people are more relaxed which is reflected in wedding photography. Birds, breezes, and even chattering squirrels can be pleasant.  (Be careful that the sound of cars is far enough away from the ceremony site that it doesn’t interfere.) The seating is often more comfortable than in a church pew, and chairs can be more easily moved if needed. Plus, if you pick a beautiful place, Mother Nature herself provides a lot of the décor.

Some event venues have outdoor pavilions or areas that can accommodate a crowd, but these can be more expensive. Northeast Ohio is blessed with many parks, rivers, lakes (including a very large one!) where weddings can be held. Dazzling spring, summer, and fall outdoor weddings are possible here.  

 

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What is Your Wedding Photography Style? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/10/what-is-your-wedding-photography-style What is Your Wedding Photography Style?

Couples planning a wedding know they’ll need a photographer and usually want to book one and check it off their long list! Before beginning the search, it’s helpful if couples have a chat about what kind of photos they find most appealing. If the bride leans toward drama and the groom toward candid, it’s best to come to a compromise first or find a different style that you both agree upon. At Daniel Photo Pro, we strive to provide a variety of photos that capture the entire event and the emotion. It is helpful, however, to know what style of photography blends with the couples’ personal style. Here are several ideas about types of photography to start a conversation.  This list will also increase your awareness of photography styles when you’re looking through magazines or at photos online.

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  • Documentary
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  • Drone
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How to Make a Wedding Special - for the GROOM! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/10/how-to-make-a-wedding-special---for-the-groom How to Make a Wedding Special - for the GROOM!

Traditionally, it's all about the bride in wedding planning. Marriage, however, is better if it's a 50-50 deal. Start your marriage off right by including the groom in all planning. The groom should think carefully about what kinds of photos he wants of himself and the people and things that he feels strongly about. Everyone has stuff they love, and both bride and groom should be able to include some in the wedding. Most guys love their cars or trucks. Brides may not want them in the wedding, but things special to the groom can be included in the photography. Love grows when both bride and groom plan the wedding and think carefully about what memories they want to preserve.
 

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How to Create a Wedding Cake That's You https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/9/cakes-creativity-and-photography How to Create a Wedding Cake That's You

In wedding planning, choosing the cake is a big deal; much like the dress, it has to be uniquely you! Why is that?

Why do we have wedding cakes at all? Here’s a fun historic rundown beginning in ancient Rome. The ceremony included wheat or barley cake broken over the bride’s head for luck and fertility. The newly married couple would share a few bites as well. The English took on the bread idea and in medieval times started stacking buns and scones, and even cookies as high as possible (that’s where the tiered idea originated). In olden times the couple was supposed to lean over the cake and kiss without toppling it! (What happened when it did topple? Yikes!)

Then those wonderful French took up the idea and cakes became confectionary. Yum! Full of sugar the way we love them today. There’s a lot more to the story but the idea of cakes being a major element in a wedding goes back millennia.

Tiered cakes, the higher the better, work well with wedding photography as you can see in the photos. Cakes that shimmer and shine or are artistic in other ways make memorable photographs. Gold, silver and red are vibrant colors for cakes and are always romantic.

If your budget is tight, have a small tiered cake for the photos, and a big sheet cake for the guests. Just remember, the cake is far more important to you and your beloved than it is to the guests, so choose a design you love. Don’t forget to save a piece in the freezer for that first anniversary!

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From Beginning to End, A Wedding is Simply All about Love https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/9/from-beginning-to-end-a-wedding-is-simply-all-about-love From Beginning to End, A Wedding is Simply about Love

Why are there so many tears at weddings? There’s crying when everyone is getting ready – both the females and the males!  Tears appear when the adorable little kids head down the aisle, and they really start when the bride and her father or escort first appear. More tears during the vows, then happy tears when the couple is pronounced husband and wife. Tears during heart-warming toasts and first dances. Even tears of relief when it’s over. There is so much crying at weddings, it’s no wonder everyone is ready for a drink!

Love is the guilty party in all this crying. Yes, blame it on LOVE. It’s what makes grown men cry when they realize how blessed they are to have found the love of their lives. Brides, who have emotion continually building during the day, always shed tears. Proud mothers and fathers, grandparents, friends, everyone is touched by the undeniable fact, that no matter what happens, love exists. It always has and it always will. Humans will be drawn together to connect heart to heart as long as there are humans.

A wedding we recently photographed shows the evidence of an abundance of love everywhere we looked. This was a family that was so supportive and loving of each other. We have no doubt the bride and groom, will live long and joyfully. We hope you enjoy the photos. 

 


 

 

 

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How to Control the Stress of Wedding Planning & the Wedding Day https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/9/how-to-control-the-stress-of-wedding-planning-the-wedding-day How to Control the Stress of Wedding Planning & the Big Day

If your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most meaningful of your entire life, why is there so much stress getting to that day and through that day? Has it always been that way? Do consumer lifestyles and the demands of social media make wedding preparations more stressful than in olden times?

Wedding planning has most likely always been stressful for women. In the distant past, brides were often very young, and mothers did all the planning. Brides-to-be actually had very little to say about anything. (They mostly worried about the wedding night!) Today’s brides-to-be are inundated with advertising and promotion about how weddings are supposed to be. In truth, the wedding is supposed to be the springboard for a long and happy marriage and the joining of two families. That ideal can get lost in the shuffle so fast. Even the most independent women in control of their own lives can feel they're losing control during the wedding planning process.

Strange as it may sound, a bride-to-be who has a breathing practice, no matter how simple, can build a protective wall around her emotions so that she can navigate the tumultuous waters of wedding planning where everyone has a suggestion.  Breathing exercises can be done anywhere and no one has to know. Close your mouth (and your eyes if possible) and inhale through your nose for a count of four.  Hold for a count of seven. Exhale slowly for a count of eight. If you’re in a store surrounded by salespeople, or with your anxious mother-in-law-to-be, just quietly do your breathing exercise and you will relax. Bad and costly decisions are made when people are stressed.

If you develop a breathing exercise like the above, or some other meditative exercise and do it over and over as you plan the wedding, you will have it within you for the wedding day. You will be able to remain poised, calm, and enjoy yourself. Plus, you’ll look more beautiful in your wedding photos when you’re relaxed and your joy is spontaneous and genuine. 


 
 

 

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How to Build a Bridge of Memories from Your Wedding Day Forward https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/9/how-to-build-a-bridge-of-memories-from-your-wedding-day-forward How to Build a Bridge of Memories from Your Wedding Day Forward

Photography builds a bridge of memories from the joy of the wedding day to the weaving of families through the birth of a child. We love being asked to do family photography for clients whose wedding we photographed. Besides being a treat to see the happy couple again, it’s a joy to see the results of their union in either a baby or simply how love has expanded in the blended families. With a professional photographer, everyone gets to be in the photo and there are no weird selfie angles. Enjoy these photos from the wedding and the family get-together two years later. Autumn is a wonderful time of year for colorful family photos, so reach out to us if you would like to schedule a session.

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Kids Add Spontaneous Joy to Weddings https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/8/kids-add-spontaneous-joy-to-weddings Kids Add Spontaneous Joy to Weddings

In the not too distant past, children were always part of weddings. Some couples today want kid-free weddings and receptions and that’s okay. If the wedding theme is sophisticated, and carefully curated, kids can mess it up. However, in most cases, children add a wonderful dimension to the event. Babies and kids are a clear sign that life is meant to go on and on.

Communication is key to having kids actually in a wedding or just attending. Talk with the parents to let them know that you want the kids to be present, but also give the parents your expectations of kid behavior. Parents differ wildly in the behavior they allow. Just talk to them before the event so they understand what you want on your wedding day, and you understand the needs of their kids. Don’t be too rigid though, kids are kids, and they bring a spontaneous joy to the occasion which comes through in the photography. 

Even very young children sense that weddings are special because they’re a blending of families. To a child, family is everything. If the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the children at the wedding, they’ll have photos they’ll love to share. The more kids, the merrier. 

 

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Red is for Romance, Love and Passion! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/8/red-is-for-romance-love-and-passion Red is for Romance, Love & Passion!

If you want a wedding look that’s jazzy and energetic, incorporate the color red into your palette. Don’t overdo it though. Red is a powerful color. Like fireworks, it needs to be used cautiously!

All through history, red has been associated with deep longing, energy, sexuality and joy, the intense emotions in life.

Red is also associated with the ideals of courage and strength, two traits needed for a long and successful marriage!

Daniel says that “even a touch of red in a photo compels the viewer to look more deeply at the image”.

There are many elements that are critical for creating great images like shape, shadow and balance. Color is a big one. As you create the decorative elements for your wedding, take the time to look with a critical eye at your creations and imagine what they’ll look like in a photo. Weddings are short, photos are forever! 

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How to Let Your Creativity Flow for Your Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/8/how-to-let-your-creativity-flow-for-your-wedding How to Let Your Creativity Flow for Your Wedding

One of the pleasures of being a wedding photographer is seeing the unusual ways in which each couple creates their authentic experience.  The basics are often the same - ceremony, reception, family photography, etc. It's the little things that make lasting memories and memorable photos.  Creating decorations, gifts, little flourishes that capture your personalities and the various aspects of your relationship can be fun. Although most brides (and some grooms) want their weddings to make an impression, in the long run, it’s more important that they create memories for themselves. 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. If you don’t think you’re naturally “creative”, forget the word and just find decorations, flowers, colors, and other things that you like

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How to Add the Magic of Water to Your Wedding Experience https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-add-the-magic-of-water-to-your-wedding-experience How to Add the Magic of Water to Your Wedding Experience

In northeast Ohio, we are blessed with one of the Great Lakes, our own Lake Erie. There are also many inland lakes and even ponds and streams in the Metroparks that can be ideal backgrounds for engagement and wedding photography. Being married near a body of water adds an element of timelessness to a wedding. Lake Erie has looked like it does now for ten thousand years. That’s 400 generations of humans! Even with the long history of our lake, your engagement or wedding photos on Lake Erie will be unique. The sky and the sunset are different every hour of every day.

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 they surround a couple who are deeply in love. If you want a smaller, easier to access body of water, take some time to visit the parks and wooded areas, where they may be found. We also have many Location Spotlights in our list of blogs which with water features.



 
 

 

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How to Have a Soul Satisfying Home Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-have-a-soul-satisfying-home-wedding How to Have a Soul Satisfying Home Wedding 

There are reasons beyond budget to hold your wedding in your home or the home of a loved one or great friend. For many people, home really is where the heart is, as the old saying goes. A home wedding can be soul-satisfying because if done well, it can bring a deep feeling of satisfaction that you’ve started your new life with your beloved emphasizing the importance of home and family.

Here are some things to think about in deciding whether to wed at home or at a venue:

What rental items (chairs, tents, lighting, etc.) will you need for the size wedding you want? Will you end up spending more on your own rentals than you will for a professional venue that already has the items?

From the photographic point of view, are there 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. Look at all the spaces in your home and yard that might be used for photography with a critical eye.

If the wedding or reception is to be held indoors, is there available natural light? Natural light is the secret to the most beautiful wedding photos.

Is there enough space so that the guests are not too close to the wedding couple during the ceremony? 

Remember also, that this is one day in your wedded life. There are hopefully years and years to come.  Don’t buy furniture or do renovations that are expensive for this one day, unless you and your betrothed love them.

 

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How to Choose Wedding Attire for an Entire Day of Being the Star! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-choose-wedding-attire-for-an-entire-day-of-being-the-star How to Choose Wedding Attire for an Entire Day of Being the Star!

Brides-to-be pour-over glossy magazine pictures and internet sites featuring everything from glorious wedding dresses and shoes to jewelry, gloves, hairstyles, makeup, and the whole array of wedding paraphernalia. Dreaming is easy but just remember, you’ll want to be a vision of beauty for the whole day and evening too on your wedding day.

Comfort is an element of planning your wedding attire that brides seldom seriously consider, until the wedding day when it is too late. Your groom will most likely be wearing comfortable flat-heeled shoes while you totter on heels that show off your dress, but make walking and dancing a major feat to be accomplished. Even small weddings may mean a long day from the time you begin getting dressed until the last guest leaves. Changing clothes for the reception is an option, but many brides want to remain the star of the show until the last possible minute. Everyone wants photos on the dance floor in their dresses.

If you plan carefully, you can go all day without wilting or getting blisters. Well-planned, you’ll remember the day as being wonderful instead of hot, scratchy, and overwhelming. When you find the dress you love, use your imagination to see yourself wearing it through weather changes and all of the activities of your wedding day. Choose shoes that are wearable all day or have multiple pairs available. Break them in before the wedding. If you plan to kick them off on the dance floor, make sure you won’t trip over your dress!

Consider the weather and your comfort in makeup. We’ll have a future blog on applying makeup for optimal photography. The glossy magazine photos and Instagram shots that attract you are edited. Weddings are real-life events that require careful consideration. Years later when you look at your photos and see how comfortable and happy you were on that spectacular day, you will be glad you took the time.

 

 

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How to Choose the Vision that’s You https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-choose-the-vision-that-s-you How to Choose the Vision That is You

There are pivotal moments in each person’s life when choices are made that create a path in a new direction. The choice to become engaged and married is certainly one of those moments. Many women and some men too find that the decision to marry and to hold a wedding propels them into looking deeper within themselves. “Who am I?” is an age-old question. For couples who have never planned anything as monumental as a wedding, that question comes up. The questions of “who are we as a couple?” and “how do we want to present ourselves as a couple to our families and community?” are more concepts to think about.

Wedding planning that starts out simply often takes on a life of its own, especially when friends, family, and professionals get involved. It goes better when you’re clear that your wedding is the springboard for the rest of your lives together. In planning how you want your wedding to look, and more importantly how you want it to feel, be true to yourself. Shakespeare said it best centuries ago… “this above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man”.

These Daniel Photo Pro photos of four brides show how each was true to the vision that felt right for her. 


 

 

 

 

 

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How to Choose Your Wedding Colors. Forget the Trends – Make it You! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/7/how-to-choose-your-wedding-colors-forget-the-trends-make-it-you How to Choose Your Wedding Colors. Forget the Trends – Make It You!

What happens when you let the colors of your imagination run free?  This is what happens…the colors that make your heart fill up with emotion also begin to glow in your mind. Life overflows with wonderful colors. Think about it. Does Lavender make you feel beautiful?  Does Orange fill you with a zest for living? Does Red remind you of your passionate side?  Does White emanate romance?  Does Turquoise bring on your peaceful, happy place? Does Yellow make you want to jump for joy?

Your wedding is one of the most important times in your life when you can use the colors that you LOVE to set the stage for your new life. Just like walking into a colorful home gives you a sense of the owner’s personality, your chosen wedding colors vividly say who you are and what brings you happiness.

There are many design elements used in wedding decorations. Whether you have a wedding planner, a friend helping you, or are doing your own planning, the choice of color must be yours. Color will play a big part in your wedding photography and your guests’ emotional experience of the wedding, so create it with the color or colors that are YOU!

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When the Garden is the Heart of the Wedding Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/6/when-the-garden-is-the-heart-of-the-wedding-photography When the Garden is the Heart of Your Wedding Photography

Flowers have always been integral to weddings, from ancient times when a bride carried a bouquet to make her smell good, to modern weddings with towering vases of flowers created by floral artists. Some brides choose outdoor weddings that incorporate Nature into the theme. However, for a truly splendid setting, a well-kept, sculpted botanical garden is incomparable. Here you find outdoor natural beauty made even grander by professional landscape designers and artists.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden has been nurtured since its inception in 1930. It is now integrated with the famed Holden Arboretum. With nearly 200 years of tender care, the Garden has developed into an extraordinary place for wedding photos.  With generations of love poured into its care, no wonder the Cleveland Botanical Garden exudes LOVE!


 

 

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Romance, Elegance, Timelessness – Think Black & White! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/6/romance-elegance-timelessness-think-black-white Romance, Elegance, Timelessness – Think Black & White!

Do you want wedding photos that evoke Romance, Elegance, and Timelessness in the mind of the viewer? If so, choose the Black & White version of photos and these qualities invariably appear. Photography in Black & White, especially when the viewer is expecting color, typically causes the viewer to pause. The brain says…ah, this is different than what I expected. We live in a color-filled world so when color suddenly disappears, yet we still have the familiar shapes, the photo becomes intriguing.

No one quite knows whether this response to the B&W photos is because that’s all that was available in early photography, thus they seem old, or because in the absence of color, light and shadow add a deeper dimension.  

Black & White photos add mystery and artistic quality to photos as well. A good photographer loves to play with the light and shadow that adds depth. If you love the B&W look, let your photographer know in advance. Enjoy these samples of Daniel Photo Pro images and pause to think of the qualities they evoke in you.

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The Breathtaking Quality of a Sunset Sky https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/6/the-breathtaking-quality-of-a-sunset-sky The Breathtaking Quality of a Sunset Sky

Why do people the world over gather in the evening to experience sunset together? Because it’s the most magical, mysterious moment of the day!  Sunrise is sweet and hopeful, the awakening of a new day, but Sunset can be dramatic and that’s why photographers and lovers flock to photograph it. Nothing says passion like a loving couple posing in the glowing embers of a sunset.

The other wonder of an evening spent taking engagement or wedding photography at sunset is the variety of backgrounds that appear over a short time. The photo at the pivotal moment of sunset may be red hot, but later, the afterglow of the dispersing colors across the sky creates a very different palette and mood.

Yes, it can be difficult to arrange your photography on a day when the setting sun and the clouds will cooperate. It’s not always possible, but very often the result of the extra effort is well worth it. No amount of money can create the artistry the setting sun can make. More importantly, like your love, it’s real. The two of you and that evening sky are absolutely unique in all of Time.

 

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Wedding a Year Away? Book Engagement Photos Now. It’s Summer! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/5/wedding-a-year-away-book-engagement-photos-now-it-s-summer Wedding a Year Away? Book Engagement Photos Now.

It’s Summer!

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to take your engagement photos outdoors in natural light.

Wrap yourself and your beloved in Nature for photos that you will cherish. Everyone is more beautiful when the face and body are relaxed and happy.  With years of experience, we at Daniel Photo Pro understand how engagement photos can lead to great wedding photos because we have the opportunity to study how the camera sees you. It’s the artistry of photography.

Contact us today to discuss engagement photos while the warmth, beauty, and wonder of summer stretch out before us.

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Creating Color with Light for Your Wedding Events https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/5/creating-color-with-light-for-your-wedding-events Creating Color with Light for Your Wedding Events

Have you ever noticed how your world changes when you’re watching the sun slowly set and all around you nature begins to glow with a blend of breathtaking colors?  Color is one of the great joys of life. Colorful lighting brings a transforming ambiance that makes an event become an experience. If used carefully, it can add a stunning dimension to your wedding or reception. Natural light outdoors at certain times of day can create magic. For indoor events, artificial lighting can be used effectively to create mood and to reflect the personality of the couple being joined in marriage.

Whether the event is at home or in an event center, using colored lighting along with carefully curated settings can make the event memorable. If you choose to use artificial lighting, be sure to see how it appears during the time of day that your event will be held. It can look very different in the morning than it does at night. The light coming in through windows will affect it.  As you can see in these photos, artificial lighting creates a much different look than standard lighting would. Creating color-impacted events doesn’t have to be done by a professional, but it does take some time and experimenting. Be brave and have fun with color!

 

 

 

 

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How to choose colors that make your wedding uniquely you https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/5/how-to-choose-colors-that-make-your-wedding-uniquely-you                How to choose colors that make your wedding uniquely you
When planning a wedding, the color scheme is a very important choice. Using one or two colors that blend well will tie everything together – invitations, bridesmaids’ dresses, table decorations, flowers, and more.  The chosen colors reflect the personalities of the bride and groom.  Although many grooms default to the bride when it comes to choosing colors, some have strong feelings about it. What do you do when you and your fiancé have strong differences about the color scheme?

It’s important to remember that this may be just the beginning of integrating color into your lives!  Decorating a home comes next, and in a happy marriage, the home is a reflection of both of you. Working out color choices for your wedding that bring happiness to both of you is a good way to start your new life.

In the photos below, turquoise is the dominant color. Combining blue and a small amount of yellow, it fits on the color scale between green and blue and radiates the peace, calm, and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow.

Beneath the photos, you’ll find highlights from Psychology Today that explains how color is reflective of personality.

Black. People who choose black as their favorite color are often artistic and sensitive.

White. People who like white are often organized and logical and don't have a great deal of clutter in their lives.

Red. Those who love red live life to the fullest and are tenacious and determined in their endeavors.

Blue. If blue is your favorite color you love harmony, are reliable, sensitive, and always make an effort to think of others. You like to keep things clean and tidy and feel that stability is the most important aspect of life.

Green. Those who love the color green are often affectionate, loyal, and frank. Green lovers are also aware of what others think of them and consider their reputation very important.

Yellow. You enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others. Finding happiness comes easy to you and others would compare you to sunshine.

Purple. You are artistic and unique. You have great respect for people but at times can be arrogant.

Brown. You are a good friend and try your hardest to be reliable and dependable. Flashy objects are not something you desire; you just want a stable life.

 

 

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Location Spotlight – Lorain Harbor Lighthouse https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/5/location-spotlight-lorain-harbor-lighthouse Location Spotlight – Lorain Harbor Lighthouse

The combination of sunset over the lake and the historic Lorain Harbor Lighthouse is unbeatable for couples who want their love photographed among nature’s most passionate colors. Beginning in late April, our part of the earth is positioned for gorgeous sunsets in this area. The extra benefit is that every single sunset is unique, as are the love and dreams of every couple.

It is possible to hold small weddings or engagement events at the Lighthouse itself, but there are significant costs. See the Lighthouse website for details. For photography only, there are ideal locations on land from which Daniel can shoot your photos with you in front of the Lighthouse bathed in sunset’s glow. Give us a call to discuss the options.

 

 

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Location Spotlight – Schoepfle Garden https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/5/location-spotlight-schoepfle-garden Location Spotlight – Schoepfle Garden

Spring at Schoepfle Garden in Wakeman, Ohio is dazzling, a photographer’s dream! Comprising seventy-seven acres of botanical gardens and woodlands near the Vermilion River, Schoepfle Garden is the perfect place in spring and summer for the photography of lovers. The bloom of love evident on the faces of engaged couples blends with nature’s extraordinary bloom in gardens like Schoepfle.

How do spectacular places like Schoepfle Garden come to exist? They typically grow from one person’s curiosity about flowers. In this case, a man who was once a banker, and then publisher of the Elyria Chronicle, traveled to Europe and came home brimming with ideas about flowers.  The result of his passion and willingness to study botanicals is that decades later, ordinary people like us can enjoy their transcendental beauty.

We hope you enjoy the glories of Schoepfle Garden, collections of rhododendrons, roses, hosta, cannas, flowering shrubs, magnificent trees, and much more. It would be our great pleasure to photograph you and your beloved, or your family and friends in this place of love and passion.

 

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Location Spotlight - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/4/location-spotlight---cleveland-metroparks-zoo Location Spotlight - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Northeast Ohio is a land blessed with natural beauty both in the wild and in the cultivated areas. The great Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a little of both! The famed cherry blossoms of Washington DC have a serious competitor in the blossoms of Cleveland.  Our zoo is a marvelous place for photography with dappled natural light coming through the trees that adds a quality of timelessness indoor photography can rarely achieve. The softness and colors of nature bring out the beauty in humans as well.

These photos were taken in spring with the blossoms in bloom, but throughout the seasons the Cleveland Zoo is a wondrous place for photography. It's especially good for engagement photos because it offers a wide variety of spaces within the zoo and the surrounding Metroparks from which to choose. Give us a call to explore natural areas for your engagement, wedding, and family photo needs.  Daniel Photo Pro photography makes you see how beautiful you are!

 

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It’s Wedding Season! Spring into Action to Create Your Ideal Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/4/it-s-wedding-season-spring-into-action-to-create-your-ideal-wedding It’s Wedding Season!

Spring into Action to Create Your Ideal Wedding

As the U.S. slowly opens up again, thanks to the ever-increasing number of vaccinations, lovers everywhere are thinking about engagements and weddings. Except for the birth of children, weddings are the most splendid way of spreading excitement, happiness, joy, and LOVE! Weddings are a message to the world that no darkness lasts forever; love always triumphs.

If you’re good at organizing, you may not need this, but if you’re good at procrastinating about things you’re not experienced with, this one’s for you!  

The pandemic has produced a huge backlog of weddings. The best of the following will be booked quickly.

Key Things to Do Now:

  • Choose a date - check with the people you most want to attend before setting it
  • Choose a venue
  • Choose a photographer
  • Choose an officiant
  • Choose a caterer
  • Choose musicians

After these are booked, then you can start on the fun parts, like what to wear, table settings, themes, and parties. Congratulations!

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Re-marrying? Tips on Weddings for the Previously Married https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/4/re-marrying-tips-on-weddings-for-the-previously-married Re-marrying?

Wedding Tips for the Previously Married

Many people who have lost a spouse for one reason or another, don’t think they’ll want an official wedding if they find new love.  However, Love, as the poem Desiderata says, “is as perennial as the grass”.  It comes around again when least expected. What also comes around is the desire to share the joy of a new union with friends and family, so most couples end up planning a wedding though it may be smaller or more intimate than what they had the first time.

For a couple who has been married before, the elements of the wedding are often quite different than first-time brides and grooms. First-timers focus on the theme, decorations, and how the wedding and reception will appear on social media.  Second or third-timers, tend to lean toward making the wedding comfortable for family and friends, a blending that may include people from families of a previous spouse. Yet the desire to make their wedding a reflection of who they are, what they care about, and how they want to be perceived, is strong in a couple who dare to risk marriage again.  Plus, creating a wedding event is fun!  The second wedding can be even more fun than the first because experience lessens the stress.

If you’re re-marrying, don’t be shy about creating a wedding event that will make you smile when you’re looking at the photos years later. Do think carefully about making the event easy for others, especially the elderly (don’t forget they may have hearing issues and they want to hear those vows!), but make it your own unique event.  Love and marriage are as perennial as the grass, so surrender your fears and create a day you’ll treasure.  We’ll be there to photograph it for posterity!

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The Eye of the Photographer Sees a Deeper Picture https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/4/the-eye-of-the-photographer-sees-a-deeper-picture The Eye of the Photographer Sees a Deeper Picture

It is the rare woman who can look in the mirror and see her own beauty, in part because beauty hides from eyes that are conditioned to see what’s wrong rather than what’s right. Thankfully, on engagement and wedding days, the creative eye of an experienced photographer sees a woman’s inner beauty that radiates from the love and happiness in her heart. In the hands of an excellent photographer, a bride’s broad smile and shining eyes transform her like no amount of makeup ever can. In her preparations for the big event, brides work so diligently on their outsides, but the photographer sees deeper and that is why wedding photos are so treasured.

Although posed pictures are important to record a meaningful event like a wedding for posterity, the dozens of photos captured when the engaged or newly married couple are celebrating with guests often reveal the true story. That is the story of the boundless love shared among the whole group. Unlike the bride and groom who perceive that the most important parts of the wedding are the actual events they’ve prepared, the photographer knows the relationships are where the magic lies.

Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro through his photographic lens sees with artistry that typical wedding photographers don’t have. He sees the event in its wholeness, and in its potential for bringing enduring happiness to an expanded family.  Plus, when Daniel photographs a bride, she always looks beautiful in the finished photos!

 

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Secrets of the Wedding Reception Table https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/3/secrets-of-the-wedding-reception-table Secrets of the Wedding Reception Table

Most couples planning their wedding feel an inner urge to offer their guests a wonderful dining experience at the reception. It feels like the payoff for the support of family and friends through the long engagement/wedding process.  Be aware, however, that the dining experience can be the place where the expense begins small but quickly escalates into the stratosphere! It’s also the part of wedding planning that can be most contentious for the bride and groom.  The bride often has a vision of the reception tables created in her mind before any costs were determined, and the groom doesn’t see the importance of it all.

Wedding planning, especially with a tight budget, is so difficult for couples because they have no or little experience.  That makes some want to outsource it all, and that can be a fast way to make a wedding very expensive.  The secret of wedding table decoration is to start as simply as you can, being aware that every item you add for décor, also adds to the price. There's a myriad of ways you can have tables you love while holding down expenses, so explore different approaches before purchasing anything. 

For example, renting napkins might be five times as expensive as making your own from discounted fabric.  Using wildflowers may be far cheaper than florist flowers. Making the cake table glorious and the dining tables very simple can still be beautiful but less costly. The main secret is to take your time and practice restraint in creating your perfect reception. Whatever you come up with will be fine. In reality, the payoff for the guests of being part of a wedding is simply JOY and the realization that a new family is beginning and Life goes on. Photographing that pure joy is the bonus for the photographer and what makes wedding photography so much fun.

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Engagement Parties - What to Expect https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/3/engagement-parties---what-to-expect Engagement Parties - What to Expect

In these modern times, when a couple decides to marry, there are a multitude of events they have to decide upon long before the wedding. Engagement parties, wedding showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and dinners for the families to meet, etc.!  Friends and family often start thinking about how much it’s going to cost them to support the happy couple. Are these events new or have they always been around?

Apparently, they’ve been around since ancient Greece when an engagement party was a commercial transaction between the father who gave his daughter in marriage and the groom. The bride was not present! Times have changed, thank God! In the US, engagement parties have been a tradition in the northeast for a long time. The practice has spread across the rest of the country in recent decades.

An engagement party is intended to announce and celebrate a couple’s recent engagement. Its purpose is also to help families and close friends who will be involved in the wedding get to know each other. The parties are traditionally held in the bride’s home, but some couples may want to throw their own.  If the engaged couple holds the party in a bar or restaurant, they should be thoughtful of the costs for guests.  A simple home engagement party with family and very close friends is safer these days and can be shared on social media so that everyone receives the news.

Remember during your engagement and wedding planning, that much of what couples feel they need for a “successful” engagement and wedding has been developed by the wedding industry. Keep it simple, be thoughtful of family and friends, but do plan to present and preserve your memories with professional photos!

 

 

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Location Spotlight – Garfield Park Reservation https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/2/location-spotlight-garfield-park-reservation Love Warms a Winter Day in Garfield Park Reservation

As we inch closer to a much longed-for spring, there’s still time for the wonder of winter. Look what happens when a bright new love is added to a winter scene right here in northeast Ohio. This couple, undeterred by ice, snow, and chill, chose to have their engagement session outdoors. What a fun day it was!  Garfield Park Reservation turned out to be the perfect background for their joyful love which comes through so clearly in the photography.  The arched stone bridge and other physical structures of this background, including the natural formations of snow, ice, and a waterfall, are ideal because they add a dimension of timelessness and history to the scene. That makes the current happiness of the lovers even more apparent.  These engagement photos which capture a once-in-a-lifetime day in their lives will provide memories to warm their hearts and souls in winters to come.

We hope you enjoy these photos. Remember that although smartphones take nice photos, professional photography captures and creates memories at much greater depth and breadth. The expertise a photographer develops over the years of seeing what the camera sees makes a profound difference in quality.  Call us to book your engagement photo or wedding. Spring offers a lovely background too!

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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Zeal! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/2/celebrate-st-patricks-day-with-zeal In Pandemic Times, Celebrate Every Holiday with Zeal!

Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, is the next one up so plan to celebrate in some way, even with family and friends at home. Throughout human history, we’ve found solace in celebrating holidays, because it’s celebrating LIFE! And that’s what we’re all trying to do now. Stay alive and healthy, and be there for each other.  Whether or not you’re Irish, Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun one to celebrate. Legend says that Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, drove its slithering reptiles into the sea! No wonder so many people raise glasses of cheer to him on March 17.

Imagine celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day and every other holiday celebrated in the US over the past 103 years?   That would be well over a thousand holidays. A thousand days of good cheer, celebration, love, and sharing. No wonder Miss E has thrived for so long.  If you want to live a long, happy life, celebrate Life and Living every chance you get!

 


 
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How to Have a Wedding that’s Authentically You https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/2/how-to-have-a-wedding-that-s-authentically-you How to Have a Wedding that’s Authentically You

You could almost call it a tradition in America…a woman becomes engaged and starts to create a wedding experience. First, she gathers magazines, the thick costly ones with hundreds of pages, to get ideas. A better way is to sit quietly with yourself and find ideas within yourself. Only you knows you!  Only you and your beloved know what your relationship means and how you want to share it with your world.  Most women underestimate their own creativity and ingenuity. Those thick magazines and Instagram posts about wedding stuff are all meant to sell you things.  Find out what’s meaningful to you before you start buying.

For example, if you and your fiancé love Cleveland and spend your happy hours together doing the things that make Cleveland special, focus your wedding theme on that. If you love nature, use that, or if you love partying, create an event that captures the fun you love to make happen. When people get engaged, they’re all excited and immediately begin thinking about how they’re going to schedule everything, notify everyone and book vendors.  Put the brakes on! It’s best to get clear about what you want. Brides typically take the lead, but the long term marriage will be better if they include the groom from the very beginning. Grooms have dreams too! Movies and commercials have told us for decades that weddings are all about the bride having her special day, but in truth, it should be about the couple, defining their commitment and celebrating their own unique love.

So if you’re getting engaged, or have just gotten engaged, spend a weekend pondering what you both want, how you want to feel after the wedding is over and you’re looking at your photos. Having done that, book your date, and of course…your photographer:)

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What is the Reality of Love? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/is-love-magical What is the Reality of Love?

Is Love magic?  Or do we just wish it was? A strong case may be made for believing that Love is magical. Here it is: Love can change a person’s mind and heart, sometimes in an instant. An instant! One person reaches for another’s hand, or just touches a finger, for the very first time. Emotion flows quietly through each person as both realize the significance of that act of vulnerability. Time stops. Everything changes. Possibility is born.

Love makes its presence known over and over in the lives of humans. It is the single experience that cannot be invented or fabricated. For humans, Love is the reason humanity keeps going. It just appears, seemingly out of nowhere.  In some of the photos we’ve shared below, we looked for a heart, the universal symbol of love, but in others, we noticed it later during editing. That’s the magic of Love in reality. It just is.

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Oferta especial 15 por 50 durante el mes del amor https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/oferta-especial-15-por-50-durante-el-mes-del-amor Oferta especial 15 por 50 durante el mes del amor

 

Si la casa se incendia, ¿qué agarra al salir, además de los niños y las mascotas? Fotos reales!

Las fotos reales son tesoros. Capturan a los que amamos, los tiempos que apreciamos, las vidas que vivimos en un momento del tiempo.

En honor al mes del amor en el que cae el día de San Valentín, Daniel Photo Pro ofrece 15 minutos por $ 50, donde barremos con el equipo listo, dispararemos varias tomas que has planeado con anticipación y listo ... tendrás atesoradas fotos de este tiempo histórico que estamos viviendo.

Sus 15 minutos de fotografía pueden ser en interiores o exteriores; solo necesitamos saberlo de antemano. Le daremos pautas sobre cómo preparar un entorno en su hogar u oficina para las fotos. Después de que los editamos, los tendrás listos para descargar.

Aunque el dinero para cosas especiales es escaso para la mayoría de las personas durante estos tiempos de incertidumbre, el deseo de proteger, acercarnos y disfrutar a nuestras familias es mayor que nunca. Por eso creamos 15 por 50. Es una forma de permitirle tener algunas fotos profesionales sin gastos extraordinarios.

 

Cuando reciba su descarga y tenga copias impresas para usted y su familia, todos estarán encantados. Podemos mirar imágenes en las computadoras todo el día, pero nunca es lo mismo que tener una fotografía en la mano. ¡Contáctenos hoy para reservar un día y una hora para sus 15 por $ 50! 440-787-3806

 

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15 for 50 Special Offer during the Month of Love https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/15-for-50-special-offer-during-the-month-of-love 15 for 50 Special Offer during the Month of Love

If the house is on fire, what do you grab on the way out other than kids and pets?  Real photos!

Real photos are treasures. They capture the ones we love, the times we cherish, the lives we lived in a moment of time.

Honoring the month of Love in which Saint Valentine’s Day falls, Daniel Photo Pro is offering 15 minutes for $50, where we’ll sweep in with equipment ready, shoot several shots that you’ve planned in advance, and voila…you’ll have treasured photos of this historic time we’re living through.

Your 15 minutes of photography can be indoors or outdoors; we just need to know in advance. We’ll give you guidelines on preparing a setting in your home or office for the photos. After we edit them, you will have them ready for download.

Although money for special things is tight for most people during these uncertain times, the desire to protect, to grow closer, and to enjoy our families is greater than ever. That’s why we created 15 for 50. It’s a way to allow you to have some professional photos without extraordinary expense.

When you receive your download and have prints made for yourself and your family, all will be overjoyed.  We can look at pictures on computers all day long but it’s never the same as holding a photograph in your hand. Contact us today to reserve a day and time for your 15 for $50!  440-787-3806  

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Lo que el mundo necesita ahora ... https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/lo-que-el-mundo-necesita-ahora Lo que el mundo necesita ahora ...
 

"Lo que el mundo necesita ahora es amor, dulce amor", palabras de una famosa canción cantada por la legendaria Barbra Streisand. Empecemos a ampliar nuestra visión del amor con el próximo Día de San Valentín. En lugar de centrarnos en nuestros seres más queridos, usémoslo para enviar amor a todos, incluso a aquellos que no nos gustan o con los que no estamos de acuerdo. ¿Qué podría doler? El amor es una influencia armonizadora sobre individuos y naciones. Con el Día de San Valentín a un mes de distancia, todavía hay tiempo para pensar en formas en las que puede tocar la vida de su familia extendida, amigos, compañeros de trabajo, conocidos, cualquier persona que le haga la vida más fácil como los repartidores y los trabajadores esenciales que continúan durante esta pandemia. El amor comienza con pensamientos más elevados, pensando en lo que puedes hacer para aliviar las cargas de los demás. No sucede automáticamente, tienes que crear pensamientos amorosos dentro de ti y proyectarlos conscientemente. Comience con sus hijos si es necesario y comuníquese con ellos con la comunicación que funcione mejor para asegurarse de que se sientan amados. Expanda desde allí. Compre San Valentín o haga el suyo propio; envíelos pronto! Marque su calendario para enviar correos electrónicos o fotos o cualquier comunicación que sea amable y cariñosa con cualquiera que pueda. Si publica en línea, publique cosas buenas, amables y felices. ¡Ve a lo grande este día de San Valentín! Piense más allá de sus viejas ideas sobre esta festividad y envíe amor a lo grande a todos los que pueda. ¡Mira lo que pasa! Volverá a usted de formas sorprendentes. En esta ocasión compartimos algunas fotos de la familia donde comienza el amor.

 

 

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What the world needs now… https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/what-the-world-needs-now What the world needs now…

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love,” words from a famous song sung by the legendary Barbra Streisand. Let’s start expanding our view of love with the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing on our most beloved, let’s use it to send love to everyone, even those we don’t like or agree with. What could it hurt? Love is a harmonizing influence on individuals and nations.

 With Valentine’s Day a month away, there is still time to think of ways you can touch the lives of your extended family, friends, fellow workers, acquaintances, anyone who makes your life easier like delivery people, and those essential workers who soldier on during this pandemic. Love begins with higher thoughts, thinking of what you can do to ease another’s burdens. It doesn’t happen automatically, you have to create loving thoughts within yourself and consciously project them.

 Start with your kids if needed and reach out to them with whatever communication works best to make sure they feel loved.  Expand from there. Buy Valentine’s or make your own; mail them soon!  Mark your calendar to send emails or photos or any communication that is kind and loving to anyone you can. If you post online, post good, kind, happy stuff! Go Big this Valentine’s Day! Think beyond your old ideas about this holiday and send out love in a big way to everyone you can. Watch what happens! It will come back around to you in surprising ways. 

This time we're sharing some photos of family where love begins.

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¡El Día de San Valentín 2021 será más especial que nunca! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/-el-d-a-de-san-valent-n-2021-ser-m-s-especial-que-nunca ¡El Día de San Valentín 2021 será más especial que nunca! ¿Será diferente el Día de San Valentín en otro año de la pandemia? ¡¡¡No!!! Amor romántico, ¡la esencia del día de San Valentín será más grande que nunca! Toda la separación requerida por covid ha hecho que todos sean increíblemente conscientes de que las personas, las relaciones y la familia son lo que realmente importa. Los anuncios de compromisos y bodas brindan a todos un trampolín para la alegría. Quieren decir que la vida, tal como la apreciamos, continuará. Entonces, si está pensando en anunciar el suyo, prepárese para proclamarlo a su mundo alrededor del Día de San Valentín. Daniel Photo Pro puede tomar fotos de compromiso, editarlas y tenerlas listas para que su anuncio salga antes del 14 de febrero. Contáctenos hoy para fijar una fecha para su sesión. Sí, estamos en pleno invierno, pero aún podemos abrigarnos y tomar algunas fotos maravillosas al aire libre al atardecer o en el lugar que elijas. ¡Que esta sea tu Temporada de Amor, de Pasión, de compartir tus Grandes Noticias!

 

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Valentine’s Day '21 Will Be More Special than Ever! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2021/1/valentine-s-day-2021-will-be-more-special-than-ever 4Valentine’s Day '21 Will Be More Special than Ever!

Will Valentine’s Day in another pandemic year be different? Perhaps a little, but mostly No!

Romantic love, the essence of Valentine’s Day, will be greater than ever! All the separation required by covid has made everyone incredibly aware that people, relationships, family, are what truly matters.

Announcements of engagements and weddings give everyone a springboard for joy! They mean that life as we cherish it, will go on.  So if you’re thinking of announcing yours, prepare to proclaim it to your world around Valentine’s Day. Daniel Photo Pro can shoot engagement photos, edit them, and have them ready for your announcement to go out before February 14. Contact us today to set a date for your session.

Yes, we’re in the midst of winter, but we can still bundle up and shoot some wonderful photos outdoors at sunset or in a location of your choice. Let this be your Season of Love, of Passion, of sharing your Great News!

An engagement photo session is $350 which includes photography, editing, copywriting, and an online downloadable gallery. Contact us for more details.

 

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Blessings of Christmas and A New Year https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/12/blessings-of-christmas-and-a-new-year Bring on the Babies!

2020 has been a challenging year for the whole wide world. As we think of all whom we love and cherish, everything for which we are grateful, and our great hope for the year to come, let us remember that life goes on. The best evidence that there will be Joy again is that babies, those heart-melting tiny fresh beings, will continue to bless and amaze us all.

We wish you a happy Christmas and a new year filled with hope and possibility. Thank you to all who have reached out to Daniel Photo Pro this year. It has been an honor to serve you. We look forward to the great surge of engagements, weddings, births, christenings, and glad reunions of family and friends as the pandemic winds down. This happy couple who wed this year will welcome a new family member soon!



 

 

 

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Los ojos son importantes para fotografías memorables https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/12/los-ojos-son-importantes-para-fotograf-as-memorables Los ojos son importantes para fotografías memorables
 

"Los ojos son la ventana de tu alma", escribió Shakespeare hace mucho tiempo. En nuestra fotografía, a menudo nos enfocamos en los ojos por esta misma razón. Los ojos comunican sentimientos para los que las personas no tienen palabras. La alegría de encontrar un alma gemela con quien compartir tu vida, la comprensión de cuánto te quieren tu familia y amigos, la maravilla de cómo llegaste a estar en este lugar y en este momento de la vida. Las bodas son eventos interesantes en los que los novios están contemplando el gran paso que están dando rodeados de todo tipo de actividades. Creemos que es bueno alejarlos del bullicio durante unos momentos de tranquilidad. Muchas parejas, al planificar la fotografía de su boda, quieren docenas de fotos de actividades, familiares y amigos. Sin embargo, el corazón del día y el compromiso adquirido se encuentran a menudo en las fotos contemplativas. ¡Deje tiempo en su horario de fotografía para la reflexión! Una vez que termine el gran día y estés mirando tus fotos en silencio, te alegrarás de haberlo hecho.

 

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Eyes Are Important in Memorable Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/12/eyes-are-important-in-memorable-photography Eyes Are Important for Memorable Photos

"Eyes are the window to your soul," Shakespeare wrote long ago. In our photography, we often focus on the eyes for this very reason. Eyes communicate feelings for which people have no words. The joy of finding a soulmate with which to share your life, the realization of how much your family and friends love you, the wonder of how you came to be in this place and this moment of life.

Weddings are interesting events in that the bride and groom are contemplating the big step they're taking while surrounded by all kinds of activity.  We find it's good to get them away from the buzz for some quiet moments.  Many couples, when planning their wedding photography, want dozens of photos of activities, family, and friends. However, the heart of the day and the commitment being made are often found in the contemplative photos.  Leave time in your photography schedule for reflection! After the big day is over, and you're quietly looking at your pictures, you'll be happy that you did.

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2021! Let’s Celebrate! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/12/2021-let-s-celebrate 2021!  Let’s Celebrate!

Prepare for your Engagement or Home Wedding as We Move into a New Year

Almost everyone is more than ready to say adios, adieu, and goodbye to 2020!  Surely 2021 will be much better.  Let’s believe it!

It’s a good time to set the intention for a Life of LOVE by setting your engagement or wedding early in the new year. Covid care will still be required, but Daniel Photo Pro is skilled at wedding and engagement photography that is safe for all.  January and February are great months for engagement photo sessions. The sparkle of snow and winter light creates some of the brightest photographs. We're always scouting out locations for creative and unique photo sessions. Cheers from our family to yours!

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Home Weddings – How to Set Up for Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/11/home-weddings-how-to-set-up-for-photography Home Weddings – How to Set Up for Photography

If you feel it’s best to have a small wedding at home during the pandemic, don’t be disappointed, be creative and innovative!  Most couples look at Instagram, other online sources, or magazines for ideas on how to arrange a home for a wedding. Before you look at other people’s ideas, try to come up with your own. You may be more creative than you think. As you walk through the home and grounds in which the wedding will be held, think first of what might work, instead of what won’t work. Look with fresh eyes of possibility. That’s what we do at Daniel Photo Pro, we look for what’s possible rather than what appears to be.

For compelling photographs, it’s better to concentrate on small spaces within the venue where different types of photos can be taken, rather than trying to make a whole room or a whole house look perfect. A home wedding is naturally going to be more intimate, so take advantage of that and look for spots indoors or out where you can have a variety of photos. You can make a wedding seem much larger by shooting photos in mini settings within the space.  Walk around with your smartphone and shoot lots of potential spots where a photo could be set up.  When you see how a space looks in a photo, you can envision what type of decorations, plants, flowers, or artwork might transform or enhance it for a wedding photo. 

Preparing a home for a wedding often results in meaningful home improvements. It’s a way to have an incredibly personal, intimate, unique, and joyful wedding.  

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Bodas en casa: cómo preparar la fotografía https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/11/bodas-en-casa-c-mo-preparar-la-fotograf-a Bodas en casa: cómo preparar la fotografía

            Si cree que es mejor celebrar una pequeña boda en casa durante la pandemia, no se decepcione, sea creativo e innovador. La mayoría de las parejas buscan ideas sobre cómo organizar una casa para una boda en Instagram, otras fuentes en línea o revistas. Antes de analizar las ideas de otras personas, intente crear las suyas propias. Puede que seas más creativo de lo que crees. Mientras recorre la casa y los terrenos en los que se celebrará la boda, piense primero en lo que podría funcionar, en lugar de lo que no funcionará. Mire con ojos frescos de posibilidad. Eso es lo que hacemos en Daniel Photo Pro, buscamos lo que es posible en lugar de lo que parece ser.

Para fotografías atractivas, es mejor concentrarse en espacios pequeños dentro del lugar donde se pueden tomar diferentes tipos de fotos, en lugar de tratar de hacer que toda una habitación o una casa se vean perfecta. Una boda en casa naturalmente será más íntima, así que aproveche eso y busque lugares adentro o afuera donde pueda tener una variedad de fotos. Puede hacer que una boda parezca mucho más grande tomando fotos en mini configuraciones dentro del espacio. Camine con su teléfono inteligente y capture muchos lugares potenciales donde se podría configurar una foto. Cuando vea cómo se ve un espacio en una foto, puede imaginar qué tipo de decoraciones, plantas, flores u obras de arte podrían transformarlo o mejorarlo para una foto de boda.

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Piense en una boda de Navidad. ¡No es demasiado tarde! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/11/piense-en-una-boda-de-navidad-no-es-demasiado-tarde Piense en una boda de Navidad. ¡No es demasiado tarde!

En estos tiempos locos de covid, muchas de nuestras viejas ideas están cayendo en el camino. ¡Como el hecho de que las bodas deben planificarse con meses o años de antelación!

La mayoría de las bodas son más pequeñas en estos días y los proveedores de bodas no están tan ocupados, por lo que es un buen momento para reservar una boda. Si es en cualquier momento durante el mes de diciembre, los colores vibrantes y gloriosos de la Navidad se pueden usar para calentar a todos.

Los rojos y verdes de todos los tonos, junto con el plateado o el dorado, crean una sensación de buen humor. ¡Todos necesitamos buen ánimo estos días!

Estas son algunas de las fantásticas fotos navideñas de Daniel Photo Pro para estimular tu imaginación. Contáctenos para fotos de compromiso o boda en el alegre mes de diciembre. ¡Salud!

 

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Think About a Christmas Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/11/think-about-a-christmas-wedding Think About A Christmas Wedding. It's Not Too Late!

In these crazy covid times, lots of our old ideas are falling to the wayside. Like the fact that weddings need to be planned months or years out! Most weddings are smaller these days and wedding vendors are not as busy, so it’s a great time to book a wedding. If it’s any time during the month of December, the vibrant, glorious colors of Christmas can be used to warm everyone up. Reds and greens of all hues, along with silver or gold, create such a feeling of good cheer. We all need good cheer these days! Here are a few of Daniel Photo Pro’s whimsical Christmas-y photos to stir your imagination. Contact us for engagement or wedding photos in the merry month of December.  Cheers!

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Lugar destacado!  - Lakeview Park, Lorain OHIO https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/lugar-destacado---lakeview-park-lorain-county-ohio Lugar destacado! - Lakeview Park, Condado de Lorain OHIO

 

Lorain County Ohio Lakeview Park en el condado de Lorain es una joya poco conocida para muchos habitantes del noreste de Ohio. Es un lugar ideal para una boda al aire libre en todas las estaciones.

El comienzo del verano es especialmente hermoso en el histórico jardín de rosas del parque, pero hay árboles, plantaciones y el lago como fondo todo el año.

El estacionamiento es amplio y hay muy buenas instalaciones de baños. El famoso Lorain Lighthouse, que se ilumina por la noche con luces multicolores, también realza el rico escenario de bodas que ofrece Lakeview Park.

Con 20 acres de terreno bien cuidado a lo largo del lado norte de West Erie Avenue y una playa, Lakeview Park es el favorito de las parejas enamoradas y los fotógrafos.

 

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Location Spotlight – Lakeview Park, Lorain County Ohio https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/location-spotlight-lakeview-park-lorain-county-ohio Location Spotlight – Lakeview Park, Lorain County Ohio

Lakeview Park in Lorain county is a little known gem to many northeast Ohioans.  It’s an ideal place for an outdoor wedding in all seasons. Early summer is especially beautiful in the park’s Historical Rose Garden, but there are trees, plantings, and the lake as a background all year. Parking is ample and there are very good restroom facilities. The renowned Lorain Lighthouse, which is lit up at night with multi-color lights, also enhances the rich wedding setting that Lakeview Park offers. With 20 acres of well-groomed land along the north side of West Erie Avenue, and a beach, Lakeview Park is a favorite of couples in love and photographers.

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Fotos de boda en la orilla del lago Erie https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/fotos-de-boda-en-la-orilla-del-lago-erie  Fotos de boda en la orilla del lago Erie

Durante todo el año, desde el amanecer hasta el atardecer, nuestro magnífico Great Lake Erie ofrece un maravilloso fondo para fotos de bodas y compromisos. Incluso cuando hace frío y hielo en invierno, sigue siendo muy hermoso. La enorme extensión del lago, los colores siempre cambiantes del cielo y el agua, la abundancia de aves y vida silvestre, la arena y las playas rocosas se combinan para crear una sensación de eternidad, ¡que es la forma en que quieres que sea tu amor! Las fotos tomadas en el lago siempre tienen una sensación de libertad, alegría y deleite. Entonces, naturalmente, las parejas sonríen mucho. La formalidad del atuendo de boda yuxtapuesto con la naturaleza salvaje revela un lado de la pareja enamorada que es diferente a las otras fotos. Por supuesto, en una boda, desea muchas fotos de su amada familia y amigos, la ceremonia y la verdadera importancia de todo, pero agregar fotos de la playa al plan fotográfico siempre funciona sorprendentemente bien.

 

  

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Big Sky, Big Water, Big Love – Wedding Photos on the Lake Erie Shore https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/big-sky-big-water-big-love-wedding-photos-on-the-lake-erie-shore Big Sky, Big Water, Big Love - Wedding Photos on the Lake Erie Shore

Year-round, from sunrise to sunset, our magnificent Great Lake Erie provides a marvelous background for wedding and engagement photos. Even when it’s cold and icy in winter, it’s still so very beautiful. The huge expanse of the lake, the ever-changing colors of sky and water, the abundance of birds and wildlife, the sandy and the rocky beaches combine to create a feeling of eternity, which is the way you want your love to be!

Photos taken at the lake always have a feeling of freedom, joy and delight about them. So naturally, couples smile a lot. The formality of wedding attire juxtaposed with wild nature reveals a side of the couple in love that is unlike the other photos. Of course, in a wedding, you want lots of photos of your beloved family and friends, the ceremony and the true importance of it all, but adding beach photos to the photography plan always works out surprisingly well.

 

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Joy Explodes in a Wedding When You Take Out the Stress!bis https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/joy-explodes-in-a-wedding-when-you-take-out-the-stress-bis Joy Explodes in a Wedding When You Take Out the Stress!

At most weddings, especially big ones, the element of Stress overrides the element of Joy. It’s sad because the element of Joy is what a wedding is supposed to be about! So what happens when the wedding is small, outdoors. and held on a gorgeous autumn day? The Joy explodes! This wedding, held October 10, was originally planned for 300 people, but Covid times required a change in mindset, so they decided to have a small wedding immersed in nature now rather than wait. They were rewarded with spectacular weather on their chosen day and boundless happiness. It’s remarkable how beautiful authentic smiles of joy can be on human faces. This couple is obviously madly in love with each other and open to having fun on a day when many couples are stressed out from creating a large and expensive production. The family who did attend showed their concern for others with their masks.

Typically, photoshoots of weddings are more work for photographers than joy, but at this wedding, there was so much light, love, and happiness that even we had a fabulous time!

 

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¡La alegría explota en una boda cuando eliminas el estrés! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/la-alegria-explota-en-una-boda-cuando-eliminas-el-estres ¡ La alegría explota en una boda cuando eliminas el estrés!

En la mayoría de las bodas, especialmente en las grandes, el elemento de estrés anula el elemento de alegría. ¡Es triste porque el elemento Joy es de lo que se supone que se trata una boda! Entonces, ¿qué sucede cuando la boda es pequeña, al aire libre y se celebra en un hermoso día de otoño? ¡La Alegría estalla! Esta boda, celebrada el 10 de octubre, estaba originalmente planeada para 300 personas, pero Covid Times requirió un cambio de mentalidad, por lo que decidieron tener una pequeña boda inmersos en la naturaleza ahora en lugar de esperar. Fueron recompensados ​​con un clima espectacular en el día que eligieron y una felicidad sin límites. Es notable lo hermosas que pueden ser las sonrisas auténticas de alegría en los rostros humanos. Obviamente, esta pareja está locamente enamorada y dispuesta a divertirse en un día en el que muchas parejas están estresadas por crear una producción grande y costosa. La familia que asistió mostró su preocupación por los demás con sus máscaras.

Por lo general, las sesiones de fotos de bodas son más trabajo para los fotógrafos que alegría, pero en esta boda, hubo tanta luz, amor y felicidad que incluso nosotros lo pasamos de maravilla. 

 

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Joy Explodes in a Wedding When You Take Out the Stress! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/joy-explodes-in-a-wedding-when-you-take-out-the-stress Joy Explodes in a Wedding When You Take Out the Stress!

At most weddings, especially big ones, the element of Stress overrides the element of Joy. It’s sad because the element of Joy is what a wedding is supposed to be about! So what happens when the wedding is small, outdoors. and held on a gorgeous autumn day? The Joy explodes! This wedding, held October 10, was originally planned for 300 people, but Covid times required a change in mindset, so they decided to have a small wedding immersed in nature now rather than wait. They were rewarded with spectacular weather on their chosen day and boundless happiness. It’s remarkable how beautiful authentic smiles of joy can be on human faces. This couple is obviously madly in love with each other and open to having fun on a day when many couples are stressed out from creating a large and expensive production. The family who did attend showed their concern for others with their masks.

Typically, photoshoots of weddings are more work for photographers than joy, but at this wedding, there was so much light, love, and happiness that even we had a fabulous time!

 

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Downtown Cleveland - A Great City for Outdoor Photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/downtown-cleveland---a-great-city-for-outdoor-photography Downtown Cleveland Offers a Feast of Photo Backgrounds 

On a clear day warm or cool, Cleveland is a spectacular city for photography. It has towering buildings, cool sculptures, a vast blue lake, green spaces, trendy social areas, and fascinating architecture. Whether you want photos of individuals, couples, events, or engagements and weddings, Cleveland rivals any American city for photography. Even if you live in the suburbs, as a northeast Ohioan, Cleveland is your city! Take advantage of it the next time you want photography that captures the city's vibrancy, sophistication, and natural beauty. Daniel Photo Pro recently shot these photos in downtown.

 

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Location Spotlight – Fellows Riverside Gardens https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/10/location-spotlight-fellows-riverside-gardens Fellows Garden is Ideal for Engagement & Wedding Photos

At Daniel Photo Pro, we encourage couples to consider natural settings for engagement and wedding photography. Why? It's because everyone looks happier and healthier outdoors! Plus in these covid times, it's safer. Our recent wedding photoshoot at Fellows Riverside Gardens revealed a lovely place for a wedding year-round. It's not too late for a fall photo session there.  Fellows is a free public garden located at the northern end of Mill Creek Park, nine miles from the Ohio Turnpike which makes it easy for guests to find. From a photographic standpoint  - it's simply beautiful! 

Fellows has curated garden areas with easy walkways and paths for women in high heels and long dresses, and guests who need them. It also has natural woodsy areas with lovely old shade trees. This variety gives the wedding couple choices for settings that blend with their personal style, especially in the photos of just the two of them.

Fellows Riverside Gardens is open year-round sunrise to sunset. If you want to try it, give us a call for engagement photos or more information. 

 

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Fall is Full of Creative Opportunities for Weddings https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/9/fall-is-full-of-creative-opportunities-for-weddings Fall is Full of Creative Opportunities for Weddings

Whoever decided that June is the perfect month for weddings must not have been a Lover of Autumn. Nature is so wonderfully generous with color, texture, depth, and just plain beauty in the fall. It’s the traditional time of harvest, the time when the light changes throughout the day, when leaves become most breathtaking. Everyone in the wedding photos will have the advantage of natural fall lighting, that golden glow that makes people look healthy. A fall or even an early winter wedding outdoors can be more beautiful and less expensive by inviting nature into the planning. In the fall, you can let the colors of your wedding décor or theme come from nature, and stay neutral with wedding attire.

If you want to be married this fall, take a drive through the country (Amish country is especially lovely this time of year in Ohio) and be inspired by nature. You don’t have to buy artificial flowers, plants, grasses or anything fake at all for your wedding if you go to nature. Plus everything you choose will go back to the earth when it’s been used. Even amid the pandemic and all of the discouraging news, nature will still provide the perfect wedding if you let her. Being in love makes all the colors of the world brighter so use this season to allow your imagination to flourish.

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2020 Wedding Hot Trend - Wedding Wall Art! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/9/2020-wedding-hot-trend---wedding-wall-art 2020 Wedding Hot Trend - Wedding Wall Art!
 

 

Wall décor is one of the hot trends of 2020 in the wedding world. It simply requires choosing a few photos to place together artfully on your wall. It’s often a good idea to choose groups in odd numbers, three, five or seven, just like you do when creating settings of plants. The theme of the wall décor can be many different things; they just have to show some coherence so they convey harmony to the viewer. As you look through all of your photos, see if a theme emerges of a few photos that might work together.  It can be just the groom, or just the bride, or the wedding dress, or family members laughing, children, or looks of love. When you’ve chosen the group of photos that you want to use for your wall art, decide how to have them printed in sizes that will work together so that you end up with a big rectangle or square. 

In the past, couples would have one big photo - their “official” wedding photo - and blow it up to a big size. The wedding wall art of today is more creative. It works very well when you choose photos of faces that express a deep emotion or show how the person is deep in thought about this momentous occasion.

If you have ideas about creating a work of wedding wall art before the wedding, talk to your photographer about the theme. He or she can then watch for opportunities to shoot photos of that theme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finding Happiness When Covid-19 Spoils Your Plans and Visions https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/9/finding-happiness-when-covid-19-spoils-your-plans-and-visions Finding Happiness When Covid-19

Spoils Your Plans and Visions

If your engagement, wedding, and travel plans, or simply your plans to start a new life have been dimmed by the pandemic, be sure to feel the disappointment – for a short while! The more important allowing, however, is for your natural happiness to bubble up from within you where it hides. It takes more energy to allow happiness than it does to wallow in disappointment. Allowing happiness happens when you accept what you can’t do about your plans and start looking at what’s possible. Think outside your pre-pandemic brain for new ways to approach manifesting your dream engagement, wedding, or honeymoon!

First of all, try to be open to the idea that in the end, different may turn out to be better. Since the pandemic, thousands of couples around the country have still gotten married. The remarkable thing is that many found they had more ingenuity and creativity in planning their events than they thought they had. So, if you’re in the midst of trying to plan your future and you run into pandemic-related roadblocks, try taking some time to release the disappointment and hassle, and then allow your natural happiness to return. Happiness will fuel your creative juices and you will be surprised at how you will begin to see possibilities where the obstacles stood.

The first recorded evidence of a marriage ceremony uniting one man and one woman dates to 2350 BC! That’s well over four thousand years ago.  You don’t have to study world history to know that a lot of bad things like plagues and pandemics have come and gone, yet wedding ceremonies have gotten more popular than ever. As the song says, don’t worry, be happy…and start planning!

 

 

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Flowers & Plants - how to have a beautiful wedding on a tight budget https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/9/flowers-plants---how-to-have-a-beautiful-wedding-on-a-tight-budget Flowers & Plants - How to Have a Beautiful Wedding on a Tight Budget
Let Nature Help You!

The costs mount up fast when you’re planning a wedding.  These days most people are scaling back costs, but not dreams! Dreams can be adapted to a tighter budget by letting the beauty and bounty of Mother Nature help you curate a wedding and reception venue with color and creativity. Making flowers and plants your primary elements doesn’t mean your florist bill has to be huge.  It will take a little work and planning, and perhaps yard sale hunting for pots, vases. and containers, but the possibilities are unlimited if you’re willing to do the work. 

If your wedding and reception are in the distant future, you can begin now by planting seeds or starter plants inside your home so that by the time the wedding arrives you’ll have some of the flowers or plants you want.  Don’t have a green thumb, time, or inclination to do that?  Then get to know the nature around you, in neighbors’ yards, parks, or any natural place. Look deeper to see what you love. Let people know your plans. You would be surprised at how gardeners you barely know would love to contribute plants and flowers to your wedding effort. It doesn’t have to be color coordinated and matched. In these pandemic times, we all have to stretch our imaginations and think outside the wedding magazines.  The great thing about learning about flowers and plants as you create the elements of your wedding is that you’ll be able to brighten the life and home you’re creating with your new spouse.

Enjoy this nature photography we’ve accumulated over the years. Daniel’s photography of nature in natural light is glorious.



 



 

 

 

 

 

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What Love Looks Like in Cleveland! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/8/what-love-looks-like-in-cleveland What Love Looks Like in Cleveland!

Perhaps you’ve never heard that Cleveland is for lovers. Yet, it’s so true! Love flourishes in many ways in northeast Ohio – love of our great city, great lake, great sky, great food, great culture, great nature, great values, and great people. Most of all, it’s the land of lovers where couples in love create deep roots and build meaningful lives. What’s your story of love in Cleveland?


 

 
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Is an expensive wedding dress necessary? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/8/is-an-expensive-wedding-dress-necessary Is an expensive wedding dress necessary?

Should you spend money on a white or ivory wedding gown in these financially challenging times?

Keep in mind that the concept of lavish wedding gowns developed not from tradition, but from a wedding industry that created the idea that every woman should look like a princess on her wedding day.  The actual tradition of wearing white originated in Great Britain when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840.  It was scandalous because until then, white was only for mourning.  Somewhere along the line, black became the color of mourning. The idea of white caught on for wedding dresses after Victoria and extends to this day.  Then came ivory (probably because some women felt disingenuous wearing white which stood for virginity when they were not virgins!).

In truth, there have been millions and millions of brides over time who have married in their best dress, regardless of color or length. When the United States was poised to enter the war in Europe in 1941, thousands of women in love married hastily in suits and dresses with padded shoulders and A-line skirts.

So, in these pandemic times, if your budget is limited, know that creating a wedding dress (or pants!) in your personal style is more important than adhering to either the tradition set by an English queen or the wedding industry.


 

 

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Your Wedding Album Should Tell the Story of Your Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/7/your-wedding-album-should-tell-the-story-of-your-wedding Your Wedding Album Should Tell the Story of Your Wedding

Photo albums by Daniel Photo Pro are not just a collection of photos. We curate the photos to tell the story of the wedding. Every wedding is a day filled with the expected and the unexpected! We photograph it all in hundreds of shots, then select 70 to 100 photos and edit them together in a way that brings the day back to life each time you review it.  Here’s a quote from a customer whose wedding we shot a few years ago. She recently contacted us about another event and included this in her email:

“I kept lots of stuff from our 2013 wedding…the dress, invitation, some decorations, photos on flash drives, video, etc..  But as the years go by, the only thing we go back to every year on our anniversary is your wonderful photo album. We get busy and never look back at the other stuff. Just your album. We re-live that wonderful day every year with your album. So thank you again for making it so special.”

Many photographers make the album mostly about the bride because she’s the one that usually drives the wedding planning and cares the most about photos. We include the best pictures of the bride and the groom, but we also take great care to tell the story of the whole family, the friends, the energy, the ambiance, and the spirit of the day. We can also include some engagement photos in the album if we do the session.

This link shows an entire wedding photo album. Take a look! https://www.danielphotopro.com/vinka-book.pdf

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The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Weddings during a Pandemic https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/7/the-silver-lining-in-the-cloud-of-weddings-during-a-pandemic The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Weddings during a Pandemic

In regard to weddings and receptions in these times of pandemic, it may feel as if you’ve lost a lot. There is a risk in bringing large numbers of people together. Yet, in every dark cloud, there is a silver lining, and in these times, it may be that Small is Beautiful. Weddings at home may require more creativity to create an ambiance and experience that will fulfill your wedding dreams.  However, it can be done, and it may turn out better than you imagined. In these photos of a recent home wedding, see how much love and joy are reflected in the smiles of the small crowd. In these times, everyone is realizing how precious life is, how special family and close friends are, and that we can live more simply and still be happy.

 

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The Magic Wedding Dress https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/7/the-magic-wedding-dress The Magic Wedding Dress

How do you transform from a bride wearing a wedding dress with a train, into an elegant bride on the reception dance floor without changing dresses?  Save time, money, and stress by choosing a dress that is designed to multi-purpose.

Many brides spend far more than necessary buying a dress for the wedding ceremony and a dress for the reception so they can let loose after all that planning. Plus, changing dresses and shoes, re-touching hair and makeup, can be a pain. Sometimes guests spend too much time waiting on the bride and they get anxious.

A recent Daniel Photo Pro wedding shoot reveals a smart bride who chose a dress with a belt that held the train and added glamour to the dress. After the wedding…voila… off came the belt and she was ready to dance the night away.

Whether you’re planning your wedding at home, outdoors, or in a church, think through every part of the event and how it can be simplified so that you and your beloved can ENJOY your day. Every part of a wedding has a design element, especially the dress, and careful consideration of them can make the day even better.

 

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Weddings in the New Normal...at Home! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/7/weddings-in-the-new-normal-at-home Weddings in the New Normal...at Home!

Life moves on, and most of us are beginning to adapt to the new normal, which includes the realization that big events probably won’t return for a while. If you’ve had your heart set on a wedding, what do you do?  You simply have to incorporate safety into the planning and focus on family and close friends even more. In the long run, these changes may make weddings more meaningful in terms of the heart.

By having a wedding in a home, whether it’s the one that either the bride or groom grew up in, or a family member or friend’s home, you’ll add a new dimension to the event that can be captured wonderfully in the photography. Years from now, looking back at the photos, you’ll see they’re even more special in that sort of location, rather than in a commercial place you would have rented. “Home is where the heart is,” as the old saying goes.

Here are some ideas from a recent home wedding session that Daniel Photo Pro did. In a home atmosphere, both indoors and out, there are lots of little things that can be photographed artistically. Photography is the only thing from a wedding that truly lasts.  The cake and decorations don’t last. The wedding dresses packed away may last, but they aren’t brought out often.  Great photos are there for the re-living of a life-changing experience. So let’s live the new normal as best we can!

 

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[email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) bride looking for photographer new normal photography portraits wedding Wedding photo book wedding photography weddings at home https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/7/weddings-in-the-new-normal-at-home Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:52:25 GMT
Covid19 Affecting Your Wedding Plans? Here’s an Idea! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/5/covid19-affecting-your-wedding-plans-here-s-an-idea Covid19 Affecting Your Wedding Plans?  Here’s an Idea!

      What will weddings be like for the rest of the year? Postponed? Smaller? Set aside?

Daniel Photo Pro offers a way to have your wedding and still have family members or friends who can’t attend be part of the memories. Our wedding books can incorporate your existing photos of family or friends that can’t attend into your new wedding album. For example, after we photograph your wedding, however small it might be, you can send us photos of those who could not attend and we will artfully edit them into your wedding album. In the end, you’ll have those all-important bride and groom photos but also a book that is inclusive of all those you wanted to involve.

Our editing staff is skilled at integrating the old with the new and maintaining a coherent album that tells your story.

Even if your wedding is very small, we’ll take amazing photos and if you wish, integrate some of your own so that it’s a shared experience. 

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[email protected] (Daniel Photo Pro) bride Covid19 looking for photographer photography portraits wedding Wedding photo book wedding photography https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/5/covid19-affecting-your-wedding-plans-here-s-an-idea Tue, 12 May 2020 19:15:48 GMT
Look up your photographer from the comfort of your home. https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/4/look-up-your-photographer-from-the-comfort-of-your-home You can look up your photographer

from the comfort of your home.

 

 

Down times like we’re all experiencing “sheltering in place” are a good time to do those things we never

seem to have time to do.  We hope you’ll take some time to look through all the photos on our website it

you’re planning a wedding or engagement, or just like to look at real people in happy circumstances. You’ll

get ideas to inspire you!  We would love for you to share your comments by email or on our Facebook page.

After all, we’re sheltering too!

 

 

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When Do You Use a Professional Photographer for a Party? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/3/when-do-you-use-a-professional-photographer-for-a-party When Do You Use a Professional Photographer for a Party?

Major life events such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, engagements and, of course, weddings, call for memorable entertainment beyond the ordinary. A great way to honor someone is by providing a professional entertainer in a field they’re passionate about or entertainment that highlights a heritage they treasure. At this party, a Romanian traditional troupe dancer was hired to provide a captivating experience for everyone.

Hiring a professional photographer allows those giving the party and the audience to relax and enjoy the show without having to worry about taking photos. Plus, the photos taken will greatly enhance the memory of the event.

 

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Prints: the Difference between Phone & Photographer Photos. https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/2/prints-the-difference-between-phone-photographer-photos Prints: the Difference between Phone & Photographer Photos.
 

          In an effort to save money, engaged couples sometimes plan to take wedding photos with their phones or to have their friends and family take photos. That works if you want to look at your wedding only on your phone for the rest of your life. However, technology changes rapidly and you may not be able to access them on future phones. Prints of your wedding, if only a few great ones, are timeless treasures.

          Phone photos are stored in a size optimized for appearance on a phone or tablet, but they are vastly smaller in pixel-size than a professional photo. Many couples are not only disappointed, but shocked, at the loss of quality when they try to make prints or photo albums from the small pixel photos. If you make an 8x10 print of a phone photo and compare it to one made from a professional photo, you see that the detail, clarity, color and depth are greatly diminished. The phone photos almost always look washed out when printed.

          At Daniel Photo Pro, some of our brides and grooms want phone photos integrated into their wedding albums with our professional photos. It is not possible to integrate them and to maintain the high quality of the images. We often keep in contact with wedded couples we’ve worked with because they come back for anniversaries and christenings. We’ve been told that as the years go by, they rarely look back at wedding photos on their phones or computers, but the printed ones they’ve framed and especially the hardcover Photo Books we’ve created are what they look at often or keep displayed.

 

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How Do Documentary Style and Artistic Style Differ in Wedding Photography? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/2/how-do-documentary-style-and-artistic-style-differ-in-wedding-photography How Do Documentary Style and Artistic Style Differ

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          Most wedding photographers do sequential shots that show each phase of the wedding from start to finish. That’s “documentary” style. The good ones also try to bring an artistic touch to as many shots as possible while they’re doing the sequential photography. It’s helpful if a bride and groom think in advance about the kind of photography that’s meaningful to them. Is the event itself super important, or are creative shots that capture the spirit of their love more important? If the couple values art and creative images in their everyday lives, they’re likely to want it in their wedding photography. If they primarily value relationships, the sequential photos that make sure every participant and specific groups of people are photographed, is foremost.

         Our experience shows us that most couples do not take enough time to think about the photography until after the wedding. Then they realize how important it is now that the event is over and all they have for years to come are the photos! 

         It takes TIME to do the extra shots that have an artistic touch, so if the wedding couple can allow the photographer a little extra time in each phase of the wedding to be creative, the end product will be richer than they imagined.

         Daniel Photo Pro strives to add artistry, creativity and uniqueness to as many shots as possible.  It’s what makes doing photography a joyful experience. He also strives to create a wealth of photos from a wedding that will thrill the bride and groom giving them more than they knew they wanted.

 

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How to Make the Most of Your Bridal Show Experience https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/2/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-bridal-show-experience How to Make the Most of Your Bridal Show Experience

       

 

        Oprah often says “fortune favors the prepared mind”. Attending a bridal show or fair takes a large part of a day of your life! Go prepared and use the time you spend effectively. Bridal shows are fun and filled with giveaways and edible delights (which is a bit ironic since most brides want to lose weight), but they can also be an excellent resource if you are a bride with a wedding to plan on top of your already busy life.

        Take some time to think through what you want to accomplish at the show, and make a list of the key types of vendors you want to see.  All shows have an online list of vendors that you can view in advance. Often brides attend shows for ideas in addition to finding out more about specific vendors. When you first arrive, stroll through the whole show just looking at things which appeal to your senses.

Try not to get distracted by all the freebie stuff; look for ideas which might fit into your overall wedding plan.

        Then, if you have a list of vendors that you want to speak to or see more of their work, seek them out. Take notes on your phone or on paper. Days or weeks after the show, you may not remember what impressed you about a particular vendor. Try not to start with price, when you’re talking with vendors. Try to understand what value they bring to you before price. Any really good vendor will have many questions for you before they talk price. If you want a unique wedding, don’t go for the cookie cutter packages right off the bat. Talk first!

        In the case of Daniel Photo Pro, you’ll find we enjoy questioning brides about what they want, rather than showing them what we have done. Our work speaks for itself. The more we get to know you and your groom and your dreams, the more we will create photography which you will love and cherish.

 

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What Men Want in Their Weddings? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/1/what-men-want-in-their-weddings What Do Men Want In Their Weddings?

Weddings are all about the brides - right? No! The bride is half of the couple. The other half, the groom, has dreams and wishes for this big event in his life too. Many grooms, however, feel overwhelmed by the exuberance with which their brides-to-be (and her mother and grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends) approach the wedding planning. So, the grooms back off. “Just tell me where to stand,” grooms have been heard to say.

Many grooms believe the brides and their entourages make everything so complicated, and care so much about the tiny details of things like table settings, that the big picture is overwhelmed by the details. To the groom, the big picture, is a day full of friends and family that have joined together to celebrate the couple starting a new life together. The bride typically sees an entire day where everything, including herself, has to be perfect.

So what do grooms want? They want the bride to relax and let go of the perfectionism that created “bridezillas”. They want their beloved to enjoy the day and to realize that she is already just what he wanted.  Many brides-to-be are so influenced by the concept of over the top Instagram photos that they forget the day is all about love. Men want women to let go of perfection, and to enjoy themselves.

By the way, the photography that comes from a day where the bride and groom are focused on each other and are joyful, rather than stressed, always results in more wonderful photography.

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Love is Everywhere, Everywhere! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/1/love-is-everywhere-everywhere Like Air, Love is Everywhere!

Why do engagements and weddings, Valentine's Day and anniversaries, chocolates and flowers, and a hundred other celebrations of romantic love persist? You might think it's marketing, but it's not! It's because love is as pervasive as air. It's everywhere. Why when a couple has billions of other humans to choose from, do they find each other?

How do we find the heart song that harmonizes with our own? Who knows? Love is magical and it will never, ever go away for good. 

At Daniel Photo Pro, we celebrate love, especially love that brings friends and families together in ways that build memories and deepen relationships. Love is everywhere you look, if you only look!

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What Do You Value in Your Wedding? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/1/what-do-you-value-in-your-wedding What Do You Value in Your Wedding?

What you value should be reflected in your planning!

What you think you value in your thoughts and what you value in your heart (when you’re honest with yourself) may not match. Since weddings take lots of time and money, it’s important to reflect on what you truly value, and to communicate your values to your photographer. When you are clear about your values, you’ll end up with photos that truly reflect you and your beloved. Wedding photography is the only thing in a wedding that will be revisited again and again over the years. Dresses go in storage, gifts get used up, but wedding photos remain treasures.

What do we mean by values? If you’re a creative person, the artistry in the photos will be a value. If you’re a “people” person, you’ll want the photos of family and friends to be an emphasis for the photographer. If you’ve dreamed your whole life of your day as a Bride, YOU may be the thing you value, and the photographer should know that. Don’t be judgmental about your values. Just be clear about them. You don’t have to tell anyone but your photographer to make sure the photos reflect what's in your heart. 

Most wedding photographers try to shoot the sequence of events at a wedding and to get photos of the family and key friends attending, and all of the traditional photos (kiss at the altar, first dance, etc.) but when we know what the bride and the groom care about most, the results are deeply satisfying.

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Michaud Bridal Show January 11 - Visit our Booth! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2020/1/michaud-bridal-show-january-11---visit-our-booth It's Bridal Show Time!

Visit DanielPhotoPro at the Michaud Bridal Show

Saturday Jan 11 2020

10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Free Admission & Parking!

16808 Pearl Road    Strongsville, Ohio

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Wedding Photography is a Great Christmas Gift! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/12/wedding-photography-is-a-great-christmas-gift Wedding Photography is a Great Christmas Gift!

Of all the wedding gifts you will receive, the one you may enjoy the most often is your photographs!

Most newlyweds proudly hang their best wedding photos in their homes not only to remember that most special of days, but as a reminder that they are now a couple on the deepest level and part of extended families.

Wedding photos are treasures that last longer than a lifetime, because they’re passed down to children and grandchildren (who enjoy seeing the strange clothes their ancestors wore). Choose your photographer carefully and consider suggesting that family or friends consider payment of either all or part of a photography package as a wedding gift.

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Bride Friday Deal! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/11/bride-friday-deal We've changed Black Friday to Bride Friday for You!

Black Friday is a week away but we love brides, so we’ve changed it to Bride Friday!

Below are some photos from a very recent Engagement Session. See the sheer joy in the faces of the couple. Without the pressure that’s always present on wedding day, engagement photos are lighthearted and fun. They’re a great way to create a relationship with your photographer before the big day.

Our Bride Friday deal for you or any bride-to-be that you know is a triple header:

      * Free Engagement Session

     * 20% discount on any of our wedding packages which range from $1495 to $2495

     * Free two hour Post-Wedding photo session a month after the wedding when you’re settled in your home.

To receive your Bride Friday deal, simply respond by email  before midnight on November 29, 2019.

 

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The Great Makeup Dilemma https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/11/the-great-makeup-dilemma The Great Makeup Dilemma

One of the trends in makeup today is no makeup! Lots of people want to look natural so they come to photography sessions with no makeup. Here’s the challenge with that idea: In everyday life when you look at someone, you see the whole person and the background around them. Unless you are studying his or her face, you don’t notice minor flaws because that’s just the person. However, in a photograph, those same flaws, which are nothing in real life, stand out because people look more deeply at a photo than they do at a real person. In a photo, you are not going to look exactly the same as you do in real life. 

Photo editing can minimize flaws which stand out, but to do it so that the photo doesn’t look “photo-shopped” is time consuming and costly. Most people think they want to look natural in a photo, but when they see their natural self, they are surprised because a minor flaw may stand out that they haven’t even noticed before. So to have photography that looks like you in real life, it’s best to use a little bit of makeup to minimize those minor flaws.

Here’s an easy test. Take a photo of your face with no makeup, then add just enough to minimize any flaws you see. You don’t have to remove them, just minimize. Then re-take the photo with your phone and see if you look more truly natural. The camera sees everything with no judgment. It wants the great color of your eyes to show up as well as the pimple on your neck. So it’s best to give the camera the face you want it to see.

                                                 

 

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Creating Save the Date Cards that Set the Stage! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/10/creating-save-the-date-cards-that-set-the-stage Creating Save the Date Cards that Set the Stage!

What should happen soon after the wedding proposal has been made and accepted?

Three things should be selected quickly: the date, the venue, the officiant who will marry you.

Those are followed quickly by confirming the availability of your chosen wedding party and must-attend family.  And then….DRUMROLL….it’s time for the Save the Date card to be designed!

“Save the Date” is a fairly recent trend that is courteous because it gives people a heads up so they won’t arrange trips or vacations that conflict with the wedding date. It’s also become the way to generate excitement about the wedding. Creating or choosing a Save the Date card design which may include a photo, is the first step in the creative process of planning a wedding.

Photos of the betrothed couple make the cards especially meaningful because people LOVE photos of their friends and family.  You can use an existing photo, or have one taken especially for the Save the Date card. At Daniel Photo Pro, we offer free engagement photo sessions which provide the perfect photo for a Save the Date card. We can edit the photo to have the right image requirements for the card you’ve chosen.  Black and white, tinted photos, sepia and other creative enhancements can make your Save the Date card one which tells the invited guests that this is going to be one special wedding!

Below are some variations of a Save the Date photo taken from engagement sessions. The fun has begun, let your creative juices flow!

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How to Discuss Editing with Your Wedding Photographer https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/10/how-to-discuss-editing-with-your-wedding-photographer How to Discuss Editing with Your Wedding Photographer

The photography aspect of wedding planning can be difficult because the average bride and groom have never had an occasion to hire a professional photographer.  There’s the stress of choosing a photographer, which often involves looking at lots of websites, the stress of deciding how much to spend, and the stress of understanding what you will get for your money.  The editing aspect of photography is very challenging because the average person has no idea how much time editing takes, what can be edited without losing the authenticity of the picture, and what really makes a great picture.

The Daniel Photo Pro team produces excellent wedding photography because Daniel takes hundreds and sometimes thousands of shots, and his in-house photo editor has lots of shots to choose from in the editing process. The expertise of photo editing is in knowing what not to edit, as much as what needs to be tweaked. Inexperienced photo editors over-edit which leads to pictures that look photo-shopped and fake. Daniel Photo Pro edits just enough to make a photo appealing to the eye, but not so much that it looks photo-shopped.  We will photo edit so that the bride and groom look their best, but still like themselves.  After all, they fell in love with each other as they were!

The samples below show some of our before and after edits. 

 

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Choose Decorative Items with Photography in Mind https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/9/choose-decorative-items-with-photography-in-mind Choose Decorative Items with Photography in Mind

Wedding planning can be so much fun, especially when it comes to choosing the decorative items that add your very personal style to the event. Every single wedding is unique. Even if it is held in a venue used only for weddings, every wedding is different because every bride and groom has unique tastes and style. Often brides try to make the event perfect, but that makes it stressful. It’s more important that the wedding style be you. Having a wedding that’s reflective of your personal style is more enjoyable for the guests too. They get to know you and your beloved better.

Every wedding has to have the basics – clothes, tables, chairs, flowers, cake, etc., so it is in choosing the small decorative items, or having the photographer add flair in the way he shoots the items, that can result in photos that become such treasured memories. There is an old saying that still rings true  “little things mean a lot”. So when you choose the decorative items for your wedding or engagement party, consider how each one might look in an individual photograph.  Here are some examples from a recent Daniel Photo Pro wedding.

 

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Fall in Ohio - Great for Engagement & Wedding Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/9/fall-winter-weddings-are-beautiful-in-ohio Fall in Ohio

Great for Engagement & Wedding Photos

Northeastern Ohio is blessed with so much beauty in fall and even in snowy winter, it’s easy to create weddings that take advantage of the colors and beauty of Mother Nature. Autumn is harvest time so everything from apples to squashes to pumpkins to corn stalks is available!  Flaming tree colors, clear starry skies and crisp cool nights provide variety for creating a wedding experience that guests will enjoy.  In winter time, the sun shining on a frozen Lake Erie provides a spectacular background for couples in love to huddle together for a fun engagement session.

At DanielPhotoPro, we love the look created from natural outdoor light in the fall. Fall and winter weddings usually mean that more venues and vendors are available than in the super busy summer months, so it can be easier to plan a wedding then. Contact us to explore ideas about your fall or winter wedding.  You’ll be surprised at how fun the experience will be.

 

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Location Spotlight – Holden Arboretum https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/9/location-spotlight-holden-arboretum Choose an Outdoor Setting that Fits Your Style

At Daniel Photo Pro, we encourage couples to consider natural settings for engagement and wedding photography whenever possible, because everyone looks better and happier outdoors.  However, there are two major differences to consider in choosing a location. There are planned and curated outdoor settings like formal rose gardens and venues created for photography, or there are outdoor settings designed by Mother Nature. Both are good because of the availability of natural light, but couples should consider which type reflects their personal style.

Couples who love the outdoors and adventure, might prefer outdoor settings that are simply natural. These can be great for engagement photos, but with weddings, you do have to keep in mind that guests must to be able to walk to the setting easily.  Couples who are more inclined toward urban sophistication, might prefer more formal outdoor settings.

Places like Holden Arboretum in Kirtland offer both types. For engagement photos, there are wonderful places for original photography in every season. See our recent photos below. For weddings, there are Garden locations that the Arboretum rents. If you’re getting married in the spring or summer, consider engagement photos at Holden right away. Fall is here!

 



 


 

 

 

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Weave Your Heritage into Your Wedding Theme https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/8/weave-your-heritage-into-your-wedding-theme Weave Your Heritage into Your Wedding Theme

A wedding joins new families together and expands them both.  That’s why there is great celebration, including photography of every person and every part of the experience. In America, everyone has a heritage and ancestors that came from somewhere (unless you’re Native American with a family that’s been here thousands of years!). It can be fun to research that and bring some of it to life in your wedding planning.

Whether your ancestors were Europeans, Asians or Africans, or just many generations of garden variety Americans, it can be fun to add some elements to your wedding to include that heritage. The wedding photography can be enriched with such elements as the photos below show.  Everything in the world, from hands decorated with henna (an Indian tradition), to the blessing of the crowd (a Romanian tradition) to American Western rustic style, to big city sophistication, can make a wedding interesting for guests.  They can get to know the families better and leave the wedding glad they came.

The fun part of wedding planning can be when the bride and groom have different cultural heritages. They can often be blended together with symbols and foods.

Think beyond the wedding hype in magazines and online. 

Find inspiration in your own heritage and that of your betrothed!



 

 

 

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How to Communicate with your Photographer https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/8/how-to-communicate-with-your-photographer How to Communicate with your Photographer

Wedding planning involves research and a mass of choices to be made. Most brides-to-be plan their weddings while trying to maintain jobs and normal life which are already hectic. They have long lists to check off as they choose venues and vendors. To make it worse, there’s the stress of the impending deadline.  When it comes to the selection of a photographer though – brides need to PAUSE, take a breath, and think about what they want the photography to express about their special day, their relationship, and their personalities. Do they want photography that simply documents the event, creative photography that conveys the spirit of the relationship, or photography that focuses on something particular like family.

Most brides, in their rush to make progress on their check-off lists, begin their communication with potential photographers asking about price. Remember though, that wedding photography is one of the only things from a wedding that lasts for years. Flowers, cakes, table settings, decorations, etc., all end with the wedding. The wedding dress may be carefully saved, but the photos are the one thing that a couple will go back to over and over during their marriage.  

Before you email a dozen photographers asking about availability and price, think about what you want.I f the photographer is available on your date, begin a conversation with the photographer more consciously. Most brides text or email “send me more details” leaving the photographer to wonder what details they want? At DanielPhotoPro, we welcome emails and phone calls just to explore ideas about the photography.

Talking things over early in the process will work to your advantage. At DanielPhotoPro, we’re more likely to throw in a free engagement session or other free item when we’ve developed a relationship with the bride and groom, by talking back and forth about what they want. Our mission is for the happy couple to be ecstatic about their photos.  Most photographers can work with a bride’s budget, but most brides set a budget with no thought of what they actually want! Contact us for easy conversation and we will help you think through your photography so that it will make you smile years from now.

 

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Do Your Guests a Favor! Create Your Own Custom Photo Booth Inside or Outside https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/7/do-your-guests-a-favor-create-your-own-custom-photo-booth-inside-or-outside Create a Photo Booth, the Inexpensive Way to Turn Up the Fun for Guests

One inexpensive way to create a super fun wedding experience for your guests is to create a “photo booth”. By that we don’t mean a dark cubicle that they cram into, but a simple background that can be created using materials from Home Depot or local crafts stores. Daniel Photo Pro would photograph the guests in the booth along with doing the rest of the wedding photography. People love to pose and a photo booth or background setup makes their photos so much better than selfies.  Most brides want photos of all the guests, and often send the photographer from table to table. However, photos with dirty glasses in the foreground and people leaning every which way are not nearly as good as photos in a customized photo booth. For guests that aren’t dancers or drinkers, the photo booth experience can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a wedding and reception.

Party supply stores like Party Place and Oriental Trading, as well as Michael’s, have background and scene setters around many different themes. Daniel Photo Pro can photograph guests with the bride and/or groom or without. We will help you brainstorm setting up your personal photo booth experience.

 

 

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Maternity and its Beauty https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/7/maternity-and-its-beauty Maternity and its Beauty
 

Bringing a new life into the world is magical. It's a magic that we 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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Why Create A Printed Photo Album? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/7/why-create-a-printed-photo-album Why Create A Printed Photo Album?

Gatherings of family and friends for special occasions is essential for a healthy community in every culture. Baptisms, christenings, birthdays, engagements, weddings, memorials, all these things are milestones in life which people want to share. Everyone takes hundreds of photos on their phones, but these special occasions often get lost and diminished in importance in the thousands of photos on a phone or computer. More and more people are finding that the lack of printed photos is unsatisfying. On the other hand, printed photos fade and get lost. Our photo albums, composed of photography we take of special occasions, are edited and printed on high quality paper in hardback form. They last far longer than photos printed at the drug store, and they become very special mementos in a family.

A young child will enjoy looking at an album of his or her baptism as a little baby surrounded by family. A 30 year old woman will love having a printed album of her Sweet 16 self. Daniel Photo Pro albums solve the dilemma of how to preserve photos of occasions that commemorate a moment in time. We edit them carefully so that the spirit of the occasion and the specialness of the people present are preserved.

The old photo books where you got photos printed and then slipped them under a clear plastic aren’t satisfying. The photos age and the plastic yellows. Our printed photo albums will last generations.

Years from now, this baby and his family will gather around this album and relive those beautiful baby days and how the community welcomed him.

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Location Spotlight: Lakewood Park https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/7/location-spotlight-lakewood-park Love in Lakewood Park!

Location Spotlight

Lakewood Park is the crown jewel of the Lakewood Parks system which makes it an ideal place for engagement or wedding photography. On the shore of Lake Erie, it offers the best of both worlds – our great lake with views of downtown and lots of green space. Originally built in 1918, Lakewood Park has a rich history and has been continuously improved over the years.

Nature makes everyone feel and look better so photography in a beautiful park is always a good idea. Natural light and the soft blended colors of nature during the day and in the evening, showcase the joy of lovers.  Lakewood Park is beautifully landscaped and has many different areas for poses with different backgrounds. It’s also part of a wonderful city full of variety and authenticity. Below are a few of the photos we recently took of an engaged couple in Lakewood Park.



 


 

 

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A Photographer’s Dream… https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/7/a-photographer-s-dream A Photographer’s Dream…

After a long summer’s day, the moments when the sun slows set are magical.

One can imagine the sun imitating the flames of love that have burst from a newly engaged couple.

It can also be said that once in a while the sun and sky become one like the hearts of lovers.

With sunset, Nature gives us something beautiful enough to stop us from our busy way of being in the world.

Everyone should just stop and enjoy sunset as it is always as unique as people are.

Do not lose any of it. Look for the perfect one, as you look for the perfect half of your heart, and when you find it hold on to it for dear life, and you will keep the memory of the perfect sunset forever.   

 

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Wedding Wire Reviews! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/6/wedding-wire-reviews Daniel Photo Pro on Wedding Wire

Lots of Reviews & New Feature: Real Weddings

We have a variety of weddings on our Wedding Wire page, so check it out for new ideas. Plus Wedding Wire has a new feature called Real Weddings, which are photos from actual weddings we've done in the recent past. Thanks for visiting our website and our Wedding Wire. Here are the links:

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Location Spotlight: Italian Garden https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/5/location-spotlight-italian-garden Solid Stone and Soft Colors of Nature at the Italian Garden in Cleveland

Cleveland Cultural Gardens offer a wealth of photo opportunities for engagement and wedding photography. The Italian Garden, in particular, has more large stone structures than most, so it provides great backgrounds. There's something timeless about old, weathered stone that blends wonderfully with the new hope and promise of an engagement or wedding. Plus, the stone structures are long lasting and solid, just like you want the sacred relationship you are entering to be. Below are engagement photos that show both the stoneworks and the beautiful trees and flowers of the garden.

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Location Spotlight: The Romantic Arcade in Cleveland https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/5/location-spotlight-the-arcade-cleveland Wedding & Engagement Location Spotlight

The Arcade in Cleveland Is All About Romance!

The Arcade in downtown Cleveland is custom-made for romantic engagement and wedding photography with its Victorian architecture, soaring ceiling, and profusion of natural light.  A spacious indoor space with natural light is treasured by photographers. The Arcade adds the grand architecture, rich sense of history, and the concept of "place" for northeast Ohioans, to the story of a couple starting a new life together. Photography in the Arcade says "this region is our home and we have dreams and intentions of creating a spectacular life here."

Location: 401 Euclid Avenue   Cleveland, Ohio

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Do Your Guests a Favor! Create Your Own Custom Photo Booth https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/4/do-your-guests-a-favor-create-your-own-custom-photo-booth Create a Photo Booth, the Inexpensive Way to Turn Up the Fun for Guests

One inexpensive way to create a super fun wedding experience for your guests is to create a “photo booth”. By that we don’t mean a dark cubicle that they cram into, but a simple background that can be created using materials from Home Depot or local crafts stores. Daniel Photo Pro would photograph the guests in the booth along with doing the rest of the wedding photography. People love to pose and a photo booth or background setup makes their photos so much better than selfies.  Most brides want photos of all the guests, and often send the photographer from table to table. However, photos with dirty glasses in the foreground and people leaning every which way are not nearly as good as photos in a customized photo booth. For guests that aren’t dancers or drinkers, the photo booth experience can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a wedding and reception.

Party supply stores like Party Place and Oriental Trading, as well as Michael’s, have background and scene setters around many different themes. Daniel Photo Pro can photograph guests with the bride and/or groom or without. We will help you brainstorm setting up your personal photo booth experience.

 

 

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Location Spotlight: Fortier River Park in Olmsted Falls https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/3/location-spotlight-fortier-river-park-in-olmsted-falls Engagement or Wedding Photos with Natural Beauty or Rustic Charm in Olmsted Falls

Ohio is blessed with beautiful parks and David Fortier River Park is no exception. The stone and covered bridges, forests, waterfalls, river rock and panoramic views make it ideal for engagement or wedding photos in the natural world. For some reason, photography of lovers in nature's realm has a certain timelessness to it. Nature is forever as you intend your love to be.  

Having your photography done in  nature with its exquisite light makes everyone look healthier too. Fortier Park is photogenic in all seasons, but spring is perfect because of the fresh green hues in the trees and plant life. It's fun to shoot photos in nature as well. Everyone is more relaxed. 

Consider Fortier River Park on Water Street for your upcoming engagement or wedding photography with Daniel Photo Pro. With such a variety of locations within the park to serve as your background, your photos will be unique to you and you will love them!

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Creativity Key to a Very Personal Wedding https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/2/creativity-key-to-a-very-personal-wedding Your Own Creativity is the Key to a Very Personal Wedding

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.


 
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Refined Elegance – 2019 Wedding Trend https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2019/1/refined-elegance-2019-wedding-trend Creating the New Refined Elegance on a Budget

This year, wedding décor is moving away from overly busy, cluttered looks to refined elegance. The trick for brides-on-a-budget is to create it with limited funds. Below are ways to create the look of elegance without the expense. Remember “elegance” can mean cultured, but it also means “purified” as in taking out the unnecessary elements.

This trend is a great thing for wedding photography as well. With a simpler, elegant style, the photos capture the emotions of the people and the feeling of the experience on a beautiful background, but not so cluttered that the viewer gets overwhelmed. Remember, the wedding event is one day, but the photos last forever. When you look at them on your anniversaries, you want to see the people, the smiles, and the happiness. The table design and decorations lose significance over the years. The faces grow in significance.

  • You don’t have to choose a “theme”. The concept of themes was developed by the wedding industry to sell more stuff.
  • Choose to have minimum décor with softness and light as your color palette. Blush colors and pastels are easier to work with than strong colors. There is also a trend of mixing black accents with soft colors, but it has to be done very carefully. Less is more!
  • Don’t get stuck in concepts like traditional, modern, contemporary, etc. You can blend them. Just don’t overdo it.
  • Do one thing that is universally thought of as elegant such as monogrammed napkins. Buy enough to last for years in your home. However, one thing is enough!
  • Candles always add romance, but both candles and holders can be mixed in height and color. This is another place where you have to be careful. It’s a fine line between romantic looking and cluttered.
  • Clear glass is inexpensive and can be found everywhere from flea markets to Wal-mart. It adds light and depth and the reflections from candles can be rich.

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Location Spotlight: Cultural Gardens, Cleveland https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/11/location-spotlight-cultural-gardens-cleveland Hold Your Dream Wedding Outdoors in Cleveland's Cultural Gardens

Begun in the late 1890's, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens are unique in the world. Over 30 gardens are completed with eight more in development, representing many of the city's 120 distinct ethnic groups. Several of the gardens are beautiful locations for weddings or special event photos. You do need to get a permit from the city to hold a wedding in one of the gardens so do that right away. In addition to providing unique backgrounds for weddings, the rich history and tradition of the gardens adds another dimension to the wedding. The gardens with fountains, like the Italian Garden, are particularly good for weddings, but also in high demand. If northeast Ohio is to be your home after you're wed, beginning your future at such a meaningful location is a great idea.

Take a drive or a walk through the gardens when you are considering your wedding plans. They can be very lovely in spring, summer and autumn because of all the foliage and flowers.  They are part of Rockefeller Park, right off of the East Shoreway. The upper half of the Gardens is on East Boulevard, starting at Superior Avenue and going north past St. Clair Avenue.  The lower half is on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from the Shoreway on the north going south toward Superior Avenue.

Wedding photos and senior photos by Daniel Photo Pro at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

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Laid Back Family? Go Rustic for your Wedding Style! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/9/laid-back-family-go-rustic-for-your-wedding-style Laid Back Family? Go Rustic for your Wedding Style!

Most couples like to choose a wedding theme that works with their extended family style. Rustic is one of the most fun to do and to photograph. There's something about barns and hay, denim and boots, dogs and laughing kids that make a wedding authentic and fun. The rustic style also takes a bit of the stress out of planning and holding the reception because nature leans toward a certain disorder. Guests like it because they don't have to dress up in fancy clothes that they can't wait to get out of. With rustic style, the bride in a beautiful gown stands out like an angel when all of the guests are wearing jeans. Consider rustic style if you and your beloved are nature people.

 

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Let Your Love Show in that First Dance! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/8/let-your-love-show-in-that-first-dance Let Your Love Show in that First Dance!

After the seriousness of the wedding ceremony, and getting the reception off to a good start, newlyweds can be stressed by the time the First Dance rolls around. That can be unfortunate because this is the moment photographers wait for – when love and romance should be written all over their faces and in their body language as they draw close together. Try to remember to let go of all of the wedding hoopla and get lost in each other when it comes time for your First Dance. You want your love and joy to be reflected in your pictures so be loving and joyful! The wedding crowd may be watching you, some with teary eyes, but forget about them and just be with your beloved in that few moments, remembering how lucky you are to have found each other and to be at the beginning of a long life together. Your photos will capture that spirit and you’ll be glad you did when you see them.

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Location Spotlight: Willoughby Ohio https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/6/location-spotlight-willoughby-ohio Feature Series - Spotlight on Locations

Willoughby, Ohio

In real estate, the big thing is location, location, location!  It can be the same with engagement photography. A location that is meaningful to you and your fiancé will make the photos more special in the years to come.  Whether it’s a city center, a park or a place that both of you value, the background of your loving poses adds elements of time, season and depth to your photos. Daniel’s photos are meant to last a lifetime…choose locations that will make you smile as the anniversaries add up.

Willoughby, Ohio is one of those towns built in the 1850’s that still holds some of its original charm and flavor. The historic district which covers nine blocks includes a variety of shops and residences and a public park. Thankfully, historians have preserved much of it, so it’s a great place for photography that blends the old with the new (the new being you and your fiancé!).

A bonus is that there is a castle nearby called Squires Castle. How many towns in America have an authentic castle?

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What’s the Appeal of Black & White Photos? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/6/what-s-the-appeal-of-black-white-photos What’s the Appeal of Black & White Photos?

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 revealed that the royal couple was enthusiastic about black and white photography. Instagram photos from Kensington Palace included stylish B&W shots.

We live in a very colorful world, so what is so intriguing about black and white photography?

Black and white photos have a timeless quality to them, they seem to cement a scene in time, like an engraving in stone. There’s something “forever” about them because they’re a blend of reality and mystery. Why do our brains perceive it that way?

The first newspaper to publish a photo (in B&W of course) was in 1880. From then until 1977 when color photos began to appear regularly, people associated something “newsworthy” with a black and white photo in the newspaper. Even if the current generation has lived in a colorful world since birth, they’ve studied history in school and seen the old B&W photos.  We’re all wired to perceive B&W photos as important, historical and newsworthy.

Is it easy to turn color photos into B&W treasures? No, it usually requires editing and an “artist’s eye”. The photographer or photo editor has to work with light and shadowy areas, contrasts, and to figure out what kind of “look” the photo should have.

If you think you want some B&W photos in your wedding or engagement photography, take a little time before the photo session to look at existing photos and think about what you want to create with your B&W. The photographer can keep that in mind during the photo session so that post-session editing will be easier.

 

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A Simple, Natural Approach https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/5/a-simple-natural-approach Keep It Simple, for a More Beautiful Result

Photography is a curious thing…sometimes the stars align and all of the elements come together in a soft, natural elegance that you don’t see when looking at the person or scene in reality, but when the photos are done, there it is.

Ava chose a simple peasant dress in muted tones, soft makeup, un-fussy hair and bare feet for her photo session. This simple approach blended with the natural textures of tree trunk and grass, and tranquil light make all of the elements of the photo work together like a fine piece of art.  It’s soothing. Why is it that some of the most exquisite things in life are the simplest?

When thinking about your engagement or wedding photography, imagine what you want, and then start scaling it back, removing elements that aren’t truly necessary so that the important ones have room to glow. Light, the first element of creation, is always important, so spend some time thinking about the time of day or evening that the photos will be taken. Keep it simple and watch what happens!

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Venue Inspiration https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/4/venue-inspiration Venue Inspiration!

Northeast Ohio is full of wonderful places for engagement and wedding photography. Here's a sample our clients have chosen.

 

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Your Wedding Day is the Launch of your Married Life! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/4/your-wedding-day-is-the-launch-of-your-married-life Never forget that your wedding day is the beginning of your married life. It can be the launch pad of a long life of cherishing, supporting and loving each other with all of your being. Too many brides and even some grooms get so wrapped up in the details of the wedding that they forget or are too stressed, to shower their beloved with love on their wedding day.

Guests watch to see whether the bride and groom will gently feed the wedding cake to each other with joy, or cram it into each other’s mouths. It’s an omen! As a bride, our culture has convinced you that it’s all about you on this day. Of course it is…to a degree. It’s also about the memories of this day that you are creating for your new husband or wife.

  How will he or she remember this milestone day of their lives? How you treat your beloved on your wedding day is how you will treat him or her during your marriage.  Make sure the day and your actions come from the love in your heart.  You’ll see that love reflected in your wedding photography too.

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Love at sunset on the Lake Erie shore https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/3/love-on-the-shore-of-lake-erie We are blessed with one of the Great Lakes, our very own Lake Erie. Water + Sky + Sunset. The perfect combination for lovers. The palette of colors that Mother Nature creates on this background makes the most amazing photography! Book your sunset wedding today! It will be unforgettable.

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Little Things Mean a Lot https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/3/little-things-mean-a-lot Just like in real life, photos of the little things often touch our hearts more than photos of the grander things. The first time someone reaches for your hand, the first time your eyes meet, the first time the little brain in your heart sends messages all over your body that something big has happened. The first laugh together, and of course, the first soft kiss! We're emotional beings so photos that stir up the remembered feelings of those simple moments become our greatest treasures. A photographer that's a romantic person whether or not his camera is around, captures the little things, the tiny moments.

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Lake Erie Locations for Romantic Photos https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/2/lake-erie-locations-for-romantic-photos Our magnificent great lake, its rocky shoreline and fascinating cliffs create a natural and stunning background for engagement and wedding photos.  The lake and its shore are millions of years old so that in photos the continuity of nature supports the ideal of endless love. Sunset photos are fabulous for the play of color and light. The grand expanse of the water itself is a magnificent background as well.  Photos shot on a rocky shore against cliffs made of layers of different stone add interesting textures to a photo, particularly with the softness of a wedding gown paired with the character of the stone.

 

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Pop the Color! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/1/pop-the-color The color trend of 2018 is black and white with a splash of lavender or other bright color.  On this neutral background of black and white, intense colors used very carefully will make your actual wedding and your photography a feast for the senses.

Many studies have proven that the human eye is drawn to an intense color in a sea of lighter colors. If you want your photos to have a "wow" factor that will never fade, plan to have some items that will provide the color pop!  Don't overdo it though. You don't want color pops clashing with each other in one photo. 

For example, the bridesmaids' dresses and flowers could be in neutral colors while the bride's bouquet is vibrant with color. Centerpieces could also provide the pop.  The key is to think it through carefully and work with your photographer in advance so your photos will be spectacular and uncluttered.

 

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How to Infuse Your Wedding with Creativity https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2018/1/how-to-infuse-your-wedding-with-creativity With more cold months looming ahead, how can you make the most of your wedding planning time? The first rule of a super successful wedding is... drum roll please...don't procrastinate! Take this slower time to meet with your photographer and other key professionals that you're considering. The winter months are typically slow for wedding vendors which makes it the ideal time to sit down with them and collaborate creatively. Photographers, especially Daniel of Daniel Photo Pro, find their greatest joy and passion in the creative aspect of the photography business. When you take the time to explore your wedding ideas and dreams with your photographer and are open to concepts you've never thought of, you'll be amazed at the magic that happens. Authentic creativity cannot be hurried. It's the element that will make your wedding pictures a never ending joy.     

 

 

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Michaud Bridal Show Next Saturday! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/12/michaud-bridal-show-next-saturday Join us for a day of Wedding Creativity at the Michaud show next Saturday!

January 6, 2018 10 a.m. in Strongsville

Michaud Bridal Show

16808 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

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Be one of the first 200 to arrive and get a Goody Bag which includes Daniel Photo Pro’s high value gift.

This is our third year participating in this terrific show which is full of great vendors and ideas for every aspect of the wedding experience. 

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Michaud Bridal Show Invitation https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/12/michaud-bridal-show-invitation You're Invited to the Michaud Bridal Show!

Saturday, January 6, 2018 10 a.m. in Strongsville

 

Wedding Plans in 2018? Visit the Daniel Photo Pro booth at the Michaud bridal show on January 6 in Strongsville.

This is our third year participating in this terrific show which is full of great vendors and ideas for every aspect of the wedding experience.  It’s on Saturday, January 6.  Be one of the first 200 to arrive and get a goody bag which includes Daniel Photo Pro’s special gift. We hope to see you there!

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Kids Add Spontaneous Joy to Weddings https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/10/kids-add-spontaneous-joy-to-weddings  

Kids Add Spontaneous Joy to Weddings

The photography of a happy wedding often reveals that children add a wonderful dimension to the event. Attention can be paid to every detail in planning including what the kids wear, but fortunately, kids are kids, and they bring a spontaneous joy to the occasion which comes through in the photography.  Even very young children sense that weddings are special because they’re a blending of families. To a child, family is everything. If the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the children at the wedding, they’ll have photos they’ll love to share. The more kids, the merrier. 

 

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Lighting, Shadow, Mystery – the Secret of Creating Glamour https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/9/lighting-shadow-mystery-the-secret-of-creating-glamour Lighting, Shadow, Mystery – the Secret of Creating Glamour

Why do certain pictures appear to have a mysterious timelessness to them while others capture a particular moment in time? One of a creative photographer’s tools is the use of shadows to add depth and the quality of mystery. Having a large space around the subject is another way to add the mystical depth that makes the photo look timeless. Typically, the result of manipulating light, shadow and space well results in a glamorous look that is very appealing and often amazing.

Once again, planning ahead and leaving time for experimenting with light and shadow is so very important in creating photographs that you’ll want to frame because they have an artistic quality.  Brides normally spend the majority of their time planning the details of the wedding but allow little time for creative photography. In the end, however, it’s the photos that last forever. Allow time for the photographer to play with light and shadow!

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Get Ready for the Wedding in a Beautiful Venue if You Can https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/9/get-ready-for-the-wedding-in-a-beautiful-venue-if-you-can There’s a sweet spot for photographs in the wedding day agenda that most people don’t think about.

It’s the time after the wedding party is dressed, but before they go to the ceremony venue.

If the wedding party or at least the bride and groom get ready in an architecturally beautiful place, it’s possible to get some of the most interesting and unique photos.  Churches and other wedding venues are sometimes not the best for providing visual elements that can enhance the bride or couple, because they’re boxy or angular or the lighting is low.

Of course, the budget sometimes requires that the wedding party dress at home and those photos can be wonderful because they include familiar and treasured backgrounds.  However, if you want photos that have especially pleasing or unusual backgrounds, choose a hotel that has character and charm.

That period of time after everyone is dressed but before the wedding is usually a time when there is laughter and joy but no one is crying yet.  So makeup has not yet smudged!

Take some time and talk to your photographer not only about the people whom you want in photos, but the visual elements – architecture, gardens, water elements etc. – that you want to use.  Don’t worry if you’re not creative, your photographer is!

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Manage Guests to Allow Time for Photography of Venues https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/9/manage-guests-to-allow-time-for-photography-of-venues Manage Guests to Allow Time for Photography of Venues

You may spend a small fortune, not to mention hours of time thinking about your wedding decorations, so make sure to allow your photographer time to photograph the various spaces before the guests are present.  You’ll want photos to remember your beautifully decorated tables and all the little touches that made your wedding special and unique to your love.

Having a cocktail hour or even a half hour, will give the photographer time to photograph the reception venue before the guests begin putting purses on the table and throwing jackets over chairs.  Even if you only serve punch during the cocktail time, it will buy precious minutes for the photographer to do his magic.

In the end, it’s a simple solution that will result in priceless photos of all the little things that characterize this very special moment in your lives.

 

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Are Reviews Real? https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/8/are-reviews-real Are Reviews Real?

We’re proud of our reviews on Wedding Wire, which they verify before posting. The majority are written after our photos have been delivered, however, sometimes we’re fortunate enough to receive a review before delivery.  Since they’re not professional models, most couples come to the photo session with anxiety. As soon as they see that Daniel and his assistant Carmen are relaxed and ready to have some fun, the couple naturally relaxes. Photos are never better when people are stressed! Love comes shining through in laughter.

The following review came to us before the photos were delivered (although during the session, Daniel frequently shows a couple the photos he’s just taken in the camera, so it’s not like they haven’t seen anything). 

 “Did our engagement photos! I have never met a photographer with as much passion and talent! They have wonderful personalities that just make you feel so relaxed. We had an amazing time doing the shoot and LOVE their work! Highly recommend!!!”

 

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Desserts Make Sweet Photos! https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/8/pastries-and-desserts-make-sweet-photos Desserts Make Sweet Photos!

Put lots of thought into your cake and dessert foods because they may provide some of your most colorful and fun photos.  A wedding cake or some kind of dessert is one of the primary elements of a wedding. Fortunately, in this area, creativity is more important than expense. Although the professionals can create exquisite confectionery creations, try to come up with ideas that are very personal to you and your fiancé.  Whomever creates your cake, cupcakes, donuts or wedding pastries will enjoy making them more and will put more heart into them if you can tell the baker what’s meaningful and special to you. Also, tell your photographer why they're special so he can choose the right angles to show your intentions.

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Revel in Romantic Red https://www.danielphotopro.com/blog/2017/8/revel-in-romantic-red Revel in Romantic Red

Red is the color of romance, love and passion! Throughout history it has been associated with fire, longing, energy, sexuality and joy - the intense emotions in life. So red on a background of white is an ideal color for a wedding as evidenced by these vibrantly alive pictures at the Italian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.

Red also symbolizes courage and strength, two traits needed for a long and meaningful marriage.

“Even a touch of red in a photograph, pulls the viewer in to look more deeply at the image,” explains photographer Daniel Ivan. 

Color, shape and symmetry are all important in creating images that are unique and compelling. As you create the decorative elements for your wedding, take the time to look with a critical eye at your creations and imagine what th