Amy and James' Wedding

Manakiki, whose name is believed to be a Native American word for maple forest, was the scenic setting for Amy and James’ September wedding. Fall was in the air as family and friends gathered for the intimate wedding outside, near the historic Hanna Mansion. Afterwards, everybody gathered on the deck of the beautiful mansion for a short reception, while Amy and James’ ventured off for some photography as the skies cleared and a golden sun appeared. Later the festivities moved into the beautiful ballroom where everybody spent the evening enjoying food, company and dancing, as well as the largest cupcake tree this side of the Mississippi.

Tabitha and Martin's Wedding

The beautiful country setting in Hunting Valley of Tabitha Bowen's parents, Gail and Richard, was the start of a wonderful wedding day for Tabitha and Martin.  Family and friends gathered at the home for a pre-wedding brunch and family photos.  Tabitha and Martin then saw each other for their first look in the forest-like backyard where they shared a few quiet moments together before another round of family photos. 

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.

Kelly and Donny's Wedding

The end of May not only offered blue skies and pleasant temperatures, but it also ended up being the perfect day in so many ways for Kelly and Don.   The day started out at the Double Tree Tudor Arms Hotel on Carnegie Ave, located about a mile from Littly Italy and the Botanical Gardens.  David photographed Kelly and the bridesmaids while I (Dale) photographed Don and his groomsmen getting ready for the big day.   Don and his groomsmen boarded Lolly the Trolley at 1pm and headed to the ceremony at the Botanical Gardens in Cleveland, Ohio.  Kelly and her bridesmaids took the next trolley to the Botanical Gardens and the day was on its way.

Kim and David's Bridal Shower

Kim and David celebrated their bridal shower on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Bain Cabin in Fairview Park on April 6th.  The days are growing longer but don't tell Kim and David that line.  Their wedding day is coming up quick and they'll be celebrating a new chapter of their lives together with friends and family on Friday, June 6th 2014. 

CK and Gene's Wedding

Just a few days before mother nature sent Cleveland the arctic freeze with sub-zero temperatures, CK and Gene tied the knot in Willowick Ohio at Willowick City Hall on a day that was very pleasant for early January.   Family and close friends enjoyed some great string music from musicians strumming a cello and violin during their ceremony.  The weather was warm enough (for Cleveland standards) to take a few photos outside behind City Hall to capture the beautiful sky with snow glimmering in the foreground.  The reception was just a few blocks down the road at the Cabin restaurant.  If you would like to view the entire collection of photos, click on the gallery link listed at the bottom of this page.