Archive for January, 2011


amanda + cole : 12.31.10

I had the privilege to end 2010 photographing the wedding of Amanda + Cole.   After an amazing engagement shoot, I knew we would definitely get some fun shots on their wedding day.  By the way, not only did Amanda + Cole luck out weather-wise for their November engagement session, but it was also a calm 50 degrees on New Year’s Eve in Cleveland, Ohio!

For those that know me, know I know absolutely nothing about fashion.  I mean, you can often hear me asking my kids’ babysitter if I match before I leave the house.  That being said, you should know that Amanda’s gown took my breath away..See?


Congratulations Amanda + Cole, and of course, Happy New Year!   If you’d like to see more favorites, jump on over to my Facebook Fan Page and check them out.  Special thanks to Melissa W. for assisting me on this day.

The Players

Ceremony & Reception:  Massimo da Milano

Officiate:  Nora at Uniting Hearts

Florist: Heatherlily

DJ: Brian from Jose Ramos Rhythm Productions


Limo:  A1 Mr. Limo


Meet the Winners (and other fun news)!!!

Excuse me as I crawl from out of my holiday rock and re-emerge into the world of photo-blogging.   I finally got the Christmas tree taken down and stored LAST weekend, so I am officially out of the holiday rest mode and ready to take on 2011 like a rockstar!

First and foremost,  we have a winner from the Best of 2010 Contest!  It was photo #8 from the wedding of Christina and Alam in September, which was a beautiful day! 

Congratulations Guys, your album is in production AS WE blog!  Thank you to all that participated and voted.  It was such a fun contest, I will have to do some more throughout the year.

In other news, Colleen Reed Photography has gone LIVE!  Ok, so maybe I spent my Christmas break working on my long-awaited website.  And when I say long-awaited, I mean by me, as it has always been at the top of my to-do list!  Take a gander…tell your friends…some of you may be famous.

Other than all that excitement, I have been meeting up with some completely awesome 2011 brides to discuss their upcoming weddings.   This year is going to be a blast and I look forward to working with all my clients.     Outdoor engagement shoots, family sessions, senior sessions will begin in April, if not earlier.  So be sure to contact me to discuss your desired locations.  Until then I get to snuggle on some new baby clients….SWOON!