Erin Frazee // Hingetown, OH // Lifestyle

My shoot with Erin was one of my favorite sessions to date. About a week prior to our meeting and shooting, I received a DM asking about my availability for headshots that she needed pretty quickly for the upcoming week and we scheduled to do a quick session to nail those headshots down. We headed over to Hingetown, one of my favorite spots in Cleveland to shoot in (hello coffee and tea shops, wall art + a little bit of urban-inspired neighborhood cuteness all on one corner) and walked around talking and shooting! We clicked immediately and I felt like we'd known each other for years. Erin is a hair stylist in Cleveland and is in the process of opening a new salon in Ohio City which is so exciting! She's a bad ass business owner and so kind. 

Erin kindly expressed how she felt comfortable in front of the camera with me and I felt overwhelmed with pride and joy that this is my job. Being able to meet new clients that turn into friends and share real laughter with them is the coolest thing ever. I told Erin that I think everyone can be "good" in front of the camera -- they just have to be comfortable in front of it first, and then their true personality comes out... and that whole process is pretty fricken cool and beautiful itself, if you ask me. I'm so glad that Erin felt comfortable shooting with me and so thankful that she told me that was the case. That type of thing makes this love I have for photography and portraiture grow every single day.

Check out Erin's beautiful face down below and follow her over on instagram at @erinfrazee to check out her magic hair skills. If you're looking to schedule a lifestyle portrait session with me, contact me here! I look forward to working with you!


Addie Martanovic // Ohio City, OH // Blogger Shoot

I'm so excited to be writing this post! Addie and I haven't shot in Cleveland... ever(?), and this is possibly my favorite shoot we've ever done. Addie's a jack of all trades... she lives in Chicago, runs a health and wellness blog over at Chickpea In The City, is one of my best friends, and is one of the only people I regularly text back at this point, which is sayin' a lot. I will admit, I was a liiiittle bit nervous about the weather because Cleveland got a pretty big snowfall yesterday, but it ended up making for the prettiest photographs (minus the inevitable slush covering the streets). 

We headed over to Ohio City to grab lunch at Townhall and then walked around shooting by Great Lakes Brewing Company for a bit. After that, we warmed up with a cuppa coffee in Phoenix, then finished our session up at the beautiful pink building that is the Cleveland Flea Pop Up Shop. It was a simply magical day that I think was successfully captured via Addie's smile and dat whimsical wall.

I appear to have gone a bit link-crazy in this blog post, and I'll leave you with one more: if you want to book a 2018 shoot with me (whether it be a senior portrait, couple, engagement, wedding, ~experimental~ session... I'm yo girl) -- please drop me a lil note in my contact form! I can't wait to work with you!