Archive for November, 2010


Meet Owen!

Seems like we waited for Owen’s arrival forever after his mom contacted me to do a newborn session.  Well, ok, his parents waited forever since this little guy went a week overdue!  I fell in love as soon as I met this little guy, he was such a good little model.


amanda + cole : the day before the day

I met up with Amanda + Cole in Downtown Willoughby to capture some engagement shots before their big New Year’s Eve Wedding!  It was probably the last “nice” Ohio Saturday we will have for awhile, so I am glad it was sunny and 65 in November!

This last photo is probably my favorite of all time.  I literally gasped when I was looking through the proofs. Love, love, love!


charlotte + josh : the pre-big day

I woke up on this early November Saturday to see snow on the ground.  After a brief freak out, I headed out to meet Charlotte + Josh for their engagement sesssion in Olmsted Falls.  Not only did the weather get worse as I was driving, but I was coming up with all these plans as to how we were going to make this work.  I told my husband he was going to come with me, hold an umbrella.  We should probably get some warm coffee.  Yada yada.  Then, we crossed the Valley View Bridge and the sky was a gorgeous Fall blue and the ground was dry.  Hmmm.  I guess sometimes West IS Best.

Although it was a bit chilly, we were still able to hang on to some of that Northeast Ohio Fall color.  Enjoy some of my favorites from the day!


erin + dawson + joe

I have been photographing this guy since he was three months old!   I thought it was a huge difference seeing him last Fall, but he sure has grown in this past year!


kelli + julius 10.01.10

To say that this bride and I go way back would be a major understatement.  Kelli and I met in the first grade when she moved into our school district.  From then on, our childhood was filled with roller skating parties, pig tails and all that fun stuff that comes later with adolescence.  It was such an honor when Kelli contacted me a few days after her engagement to photograph her special day.  

 Kelli and Julius’ wedding day was one of those perfect early fall days where the sky was a gorgeous blue and the weather was just perfect (albeit, a bit windy).


Thanks again, Kelli and Julius (and family) for having me be a part of such a beautiful day!  Special thanks also to friend/Jill of All Trades, Meghan, for helping me on this day.


The Players

Ceremony + Reception:  The Club at Key Center

Cake Artist: White Flower Cake Shoppe

Stationery: Paper Trails

Florist:  Sandy Mikulka

DJ: Marty Bates

Officant:  Peter Boruchowitz of  Our Wedding Officiant

Hair: Charles Scott Salon West

Make Up Artist: Shelly Theiling


The Cutest Kid Contest

To kick off the Holiday season, I am officially announcing a fun contest!

The Cutest Kid Contest
1.)     Submit your photo entry by emailing it to me at .  One child per email, but there is no limit on entries. If you have multiple children, send multiple emails.  If you have twins, you may submit one photo, because that is how I roll.  Photos must be YOURS and NOT taken by a professional (including Colleen Reed Photography).    Photos must be received no later than November 12, 2010.

2.)   If you’re not already, become a fan of Colleen Reed Photography on Facebook.  I will create a special album on my fan page and will send all entrants the link via email to the album on November 15, 2010 when the voting will begin.
3.)   Tell your friends and family to a.) become a fan of Colleen Reed Photography on Facebook then b.) vote for their favorite photo by simply “liking” the photo.   Comments will not be tallied in the winning total, just “likes”.

4.)   Voting ends November 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm.  Like I can stay up to midnight.  Winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
5.)   Open to everyone (ages 0-13 years old) in the Northeast Ohio area, so be sure to pass this along!   I will not post any inappropriate photos, nor will I sell or distribute any of these photos. 

The Prize
The winner will win their next entire session on a high resolution disc with the purchase of at least a one-hour session for $50.00.  No picking and choosing favorites, you get ‘em all!  Winner will have until April 30, 2011 to schedule their session to receive their disc.   This is a savings of at least $150.00!

Good luck!