At one time children sang, danced, performed on this stage, most likely escaping their own reality. After all, it is called acting. Coming from a background in performing I can tell you that stepping on that stage, abandoned and practically destroyed, I still saw sparkles, beauty, lights and felt the warmth of the curtain call and standing ovations as I gazed above and saw ropes attempting to tie back what was left of the curtains that hung above me. I got chills head to toe and then was overcome with sadness. People question why I would want to see a dirty old abandoned building? Why not? There are so many unanswered questions that run through my head while I photograph and it amazes me such as why could this beautiful school and youthful stage not be saved? How could the dreams, hopes and future talent of Cleveland just be thrown away and now be a pile of garbage and walls for graffiti? Although I give props to Cleveland for all they are doing to bring the city up, I am saddened to see what has been left behind. To see more images, please visit my Facebook page!
I'm a bit partial to this post because the subject is my 4th son, Or what most would refer to as "stepson" but I don't use that label because to me, he is just like my other boys... I love him just the same... With all of my heart.
I've watched him grow from such a shy and quiet little child to an incredible handsome, talented man that rocks the stage. Not so quiet anymore :0
For his High School Senior photos, I really couldn't picture him in a park setting or a city backdrop. For sure not a country scene! So Sunday we decided to take a drive back to the old Duck Factory located in Cleveland. Sadly it was destroyed in a massive fire in September so there wasn't too much to work with as far as a backdrop goes but thankfully Elek and I had the chance to go urbexing there two years ago and we got the rubber duck experience in full! (BTW kids... do not go there. This is an unsafe location and private property. You can be fined and injured.)
Please enjoy these few images of Elek and our trip back to the Duck Factory. For more pricing and info on High School Sessions please click on the investment tab above!
PS...Thank you to the nice police officer for not arresting us. I swear... last time! Promise!! ;)
Seriously where has the time gone?! I met this little gal 4 years ago when I had my little studio in Cuyahoga Falls. I held Halloween mini sessions and in came this purple octopus! I have been photographing Natti ever since!
Natasha is full of energy, has many facial expressions and always comes with multiple outfit changes to choose from, which I love! Girls are so fun!!! ;0
This session was held over the weekend at Viaduct Park in Bedford, Ohio. To find out more about this location, click on the provided link. To find out more about pricing, please follow the investment tab above and feel free to call with any questions or to book! Thank you and enjoy the preview of the Birthday girl, Natti!
Fall is normally the busiest time of year for me, however this season, I decided to cut back and only take on a few sessions due to going back to school and my nursing career. Too much for one gal ;)
This family pictured below Is the one and only family I took on for this Fall Season and I am so happy I did. They were incredibly sweet with the cutest kiddos, the weather was insanely gorgeous AND I learned of a new shooting located in Shaker Heights, Ohio!
Thank you guys for such a fun and easy session!
Jill Wilson Photography LLC
Cleveland Ohio Wedding and Newborn Photographer