Kenny “V” Inaugural 5K

Kenny V 5K

August 12, 2017 will be known for the inaugural Kenny “V” 5K run.  Runners and walkers came to honor a father, a son, a friend, a fellow trooper, a man of blue that lost his life in the line of duty. His spirit was alive as people ran and walked in his honor. There were many volunteers that put in countless hours to get this race ready.  The morning was perfect for running low humidity and slight breeze.  The winner was a women with a great time in the 18min area.  The oldest runner was a women 83 young and I don’t know if I could of kept up with her, she made it look easy!  For being the first 5k it was perfectly ran and I can see this doubling in size next year.  Kenny watched down with a smile and his belly laugh watching some of his close friends trucking a long.  Forever rest peacefully Kenny…

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#HappilyEverHennes

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Capturing a day for Brooke and Brett made me realize more and more why I wanted to get in the wedding business.  It maybe stressful because you only have one chance to get it right for the couple for a lifetime of memories.  When you do get it right it feels so good and rewarding.

Brooke and Brett’s day was amazing for a day in July, warm but not overly hot or humid. The sky was blue with big marshmallow clouds, slight breeze.  They couldn’t of asked for a better day.

B&B (Brooke and Brett) incase you couldn’t figure that out (lol) are a great couple and I see so many awesome things happening for them. I had the pleasure of doing their engagement pictures so I knew what I was getting into. I looked forward to capturing their day for them because I had this feeling it was going to be a great celebration on the their young love.

The day started with me capturing moments at the house where Brooke was getting ready, and to see the emotion of a mother getting ready to watch her first born walk down the isle was very touching.

Off to capture moments at Brett’s house before heading to the church it was the same a mother holding her son tight in pictures because her baby was going to take the next step in his life. Don’t get me wrong a father can love but there is no love like a mother’s love!

The church was to a pack house to see B&B tie the knot and a beautiful Catholic ceremony it was, we can all agree their love is smoking because it was HOT in that church 😉

Pictures after the mass where taken in Oberlin and the group was so much fun to work with, party favors in the limo may or may not have played a roll in their liveliness?? I’m going with yes but that is just me… Just messing with them they were great and the crew helped create a lifetime of fun memories for them. (I’m going with Peyton has the best vertical of all of them!)

Shooting B&B by themselves was super easy because a love like they have just flows.  We worked on a certain shot over and over because I wanted it right for them.  They were troopers but really all I had them do is keep smooching each other over and over so they were totally cool with that, so I guess it wasn’t to hard.

The reception started off perfect with both ushers slamming a drink in the middle of the dance floor, so you knew this was going to be one hell of a party!  Both speeches given by the “best man” and “made of honor” were two of the best I have ever heard, heart felt and genuine.  All the formal dances were just as expected beautiful and touching with everyone taking each dance in while taking pictures and video to capture the moment.  (Putting the pressure on me making sure I did my job, not really I was all over it!)

I tell every couple the day of the wedding something is probably going to go wrong just roll with it, in the end it will be a beautiful day so don’t sweat the small stuff.  To be honest nothing went wrong it was a PICTURE perfect day and I’m just so glad I got to be a part of it.  Thank you Brooke and Brett (B&B if you haven’t figured it out by now) for allowing me to capture your day.

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#happilyeverhennes…EOJ Photography

A Small Town Girl Chasing Her Dreams

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A small town girl looking to spread her wings.  She has dreams some may think are crazy, but they are only crazy to others who don’t share in your dreams.  Your dreams are yours to do with what you want. Have 10 dreams you want to explore or just have 1, whatever the case maybe don’t let anyone tear your dreams down.  Chase the dreams all across the country whatever will make you happy. Explore them with someone or explore them on your own, again these are your dreams.  The only thing that matters is that you promise yourself that you will attempt, try, or challenge yourself with your dream(s).  I promise if you go after that first dream it will allow you to not look back, and what may occur is that you will find yourself  tackling dream after dream and making new dreams a long the way.

I would like to thank Becki for spending the day with me and allowing me to chase my dream.  It allows me to explore something I want to be and share my passion with others, one that I hope will take me across the country doing what I love.  Becki has a bright future and I can’t wait to see where it will take her.  You can see more of our day with the amazing sky that covered Lake Erie at https://eyesofjoe.smugmug.com/Becki/

EVERY GIRL SHOULD GET TO WEAR HER DRESS TWICE

Why not? Every girl should get to wear her dress twice and enjoy the beauty that made her pick that special one for that special day.  Erica and I ventured out on a beautiful breezy sunset to capture that exact thing.  Everything was in our favor the sky, the waves crashing in, and the way the wind blew her hair.  She looked amazing just like she did on prom but this time we were able to focus on just her and why she loved this dress.  Check out the rest of our shoot and see for yourself. https://eyesofjoe.smugmug.com/E-Dove/Erica-5

Thank you Class of 2017

Em-Ken-28I want to thank the Class of 2017 for an awesome year in EOJ Photography.  It has been a pleasure to capture your memories and thank you for allowing me to do so…Class of 2018 I hope you will allow me to do the same, taking bookings for the upcoming year.  Please check out my 2018 model Emily, who will help me capture all the seasons.  You can see what we have come up with so far, she is stunning!  Thank you again from EOJ Photography. https://eyesofjoe.smugmug.com/Em-Ken/

REFLECTION

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“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.”-unknown

What a wonderful fun senior shoot with Emily Syrowski Class of 2017.  Still time for the Class of 2017 to get their pictures done but window is shrinking 🙂

Ms. Attitude

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Lets just say I got to spend the afternoon with Ms. Attitude 🙂 and that is exactly what I wanted in this photo shoot.  Morgan is hair dresser at  The Comfort Zone Salon & Spa where you can reach her at.  She is a fabulous up and coming hair dresser in Lorain County so please stop out and see her.  We always have a good time shooting because she works the camera and gives me that edginess which is what we wanted to show and I look forward to more shoots so stay tuned.  We shot in downtown Lorain to give us that urban feel.  The picture up top is what I envisioned this picture to look like from the 70’s if you were strolling around in downtown Lorain.  The city was really quiet which is heartbreaking, because when I grew up there was so much life and it was a fantastic place to grow up.  It was truly a melting pot community with so much vibrance.  I’m not sure if it will ever be that way again but one could only hope.  Please check out the link to see more of Morgan and always thanks for the support…Joe https://eyesofjoe.smugmug.com/Morgan/

A Day with Morgan

morgan-56A day with Morgan exploring an abandon building turned into being a great photo session.   The session was lit up using 2 LED lights and 1 off camera flash.  It was shot with both a Canon and Sony camera.  It was fun playing with both LED lights and the natural light that was allowed in by broken windows.  Photography is always about  exploring different scenarios and making them work for you. I can’t wait for my next exploration with the camera and see what I can create.  Hope you enjoy my work and that it catches your eye.  If you want to see more of my shoot with Morgan please check out my site at https://eyesofjoe.smugmug.com/Morgan-T/ She was a fantastic model and so fun to work with, you can also find her at https://www.facebook.com/TheComfortZoneSalon/?pnref=lhc One of my favorite things of the shoot was how her hair lit up in every picture, so if your in need of a new look please stop over and see her and let her fix you up!

Until next time Joe