Local Brews Local Grooves - House of Blues Cleveland 2015

House of Blues Cleveland kicked off their first Local Brews Local Grooves Music Festival on Saturday, February 28.  The event drew a few thousand guests who enjoyed live music from 14 local bands; craft beer from a dozen local breweries; and eight food stations distributed throughout the venue space at the House of Blues.  Doors opened at 4pm and the music and fun times proceeded on until the 10pm closing time. 

30 days

Over 5000 images processed in 30 days. Yes, for family and friends who thought I took refuge in a cave you were almost correct (my office is my cave). This video includes a handful of images that were either photographed and/or processed over the past 30 days. If you're new to my work you'll notice that I photograph a variety of jobs. Weddings, high school seniors, and commercial work make up 80% of my services. If you like what you see, contact Dale at for scheduling and pricing.

Event Source Celebrates 35 years of excellence!

Event Source's 35 year anniversary celebration took place at Cibrèo Privato, located on Euclid Avenue across the street from Playhouse Square.  Everyone met in a private bar located at the back of the restaurant for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner was held in a separate room (between the restaurant and back bar) that I believe use to be used as a theater at one time.   Rock the House Entertainment Group (RTH) filled the room with music and ambient lighting. 

ISES Cleveland Wine Tasting 2014

With 90 plus local business making up well over 100 members, the International Special Events Society (ISES) Cleveland Chapter celebrated another successful networking event at the 2014 Wine Tasting.  Event Source hosted the wine tasting event in their 71,000 square foot display room and warehouse building that's located in the Sweet Valley Industrial Parkway in Valley View Ohio.  

The Music Settlement's first performance at the Bop Stop

The Music Settlements first performance at the Bob Stop occurred on Sunday, February 23rd with two of the best jazz fans in attendance, Ron Busch and Anita Nonneman.  Performing on stage were students who receive scholarships from funds contributed from donors who were also in attendance.  Like every Music Settlement performance that I have attended, the music that their students play is nothing short of AMAZING. 

Animal Attractions 2014, Cleveland Zoological Society

The Cleveland Zoological Society hosted their 11th annual Animal Attractions on Thursday February 6th, 2014.  Guest enjoyed conservation education presentations, along with close-up interactions with some of the zoo's animals and a long list of great food and open-bar drinks.  Some of the featured restaurants included:  AMP 150 Restaurant & Bar, Cleveland Cupcake Company, Creekside Restaurant & Bar, Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Great Lakes Brewing Company, House of Blues Cleveland, Rosanders Event Kitchen, Vitamix and Whole Foods Market Cedar Center.

New York Life 2014 Awards Ceremony

New York Life celebrated another successful year at their Northern Ohio General Office 2013 Kickoff Awards Party, held at the Beechmont Country Club in Beachwood Ohio, on January 25th 2013.  This is the third consecutive year that I covered New York Life's annual event and like the previous years, Cleveland weather tossed in blizzard like conditions for guest to battle on their way to the awards ceremony.  It was cold outside but the party inside the Beechmont County Club was cozy and full of energy.  

Metro PCS Launch Party at The House of Blues

Metro PCS celebrated their move to the Cleveland area at the House of Blues on Wednesday, August 28th 2013.  Rock the House Entertainment Group (RTH Group) put on another spectacular party with killer tunes and accent lighting.  The night started off with a meeting in the Foundation room with the new local branch members followed by a cocktail hour that let employees network with local vendors on the 2nd floor of the main stage area.  Guest and employees were also treated with a stage setup solely for Wii Rock Band.  If that wasn't enough, the RTH Group was taking green screen photos with props for everyone and on-location prints.  Tons of fun at the House of Blues!  As the night moved to the midpoint, the RTH Group treated everyone with some killer dance tunes by their top-notch DJs.  All in all, everyone had fun and Metro PCS couldn't have chosen a better venue.  Listed below are some photos from the event.


Date Night at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Cleveland Zoological Society hosted another great event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Friday, August 23rd, 2013.  The weather couldn't have been better and a few hundred dates enjoyed one of America's classics, Back to the Future.  TheGreat Lakes Brewing Co.kept everyone hydrated with Dortmunder Gold and Eliot Ness draft beers.  Food was also plentiful and absolutely delicious!  Soon after entering the park, guest got a chance to pick up an ice cold beer and some tasty Hors d'oeuvres before visiting some of the parks residents, such as the lions and elephants.  The movie, Back to the Future, started shortly after dusk and the hundreds of guests settled on the lawn with a beer and box of popcorn in hand.  I've added a few photos from the night below and there's a link at the bottom of this blog to view the entire photo gallery.  Enjoy.

New York Life 2013 Awards Ceremony

The 2013 New York Life Awards Ceremony was held at the Cleveland Marriott East in Beachwood Ohio.  A highlight video/slideshow has been created from photographs taken at the event that occurred on Saturday, February 2nd 2013.