If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Youngstown, Ohio, then you're in the right place! My style is for the fun and quirky couples who are comfortable in their own skin. They are the ones who believe that even the smallest details in life are significant and deserve to be preserved in a photograph. I connect with people through honesty and passion. I'm not much for the manufactured photos - the ones where you're only told to look at the camera and smile. That's not real life and it doesn't show who you are as a couple. My goal is to photograph moments as they're happening in order to get the most natural and raw moments!
Real weddings. Real people. Real reactions.
While my homestead is in Youngstown, Ohio, I also photograph in Cleveland, Warren, Pittsburgh and beyond. As a Youngstown wedding photographer, I've photographed at many of the beautiful venues that Ohio has to offer, including Stambaugh Auditorium, The B & O Station, The DeYor, Hartford Hill Winery, Stillwater Place and the Cleveland Zoo, Hocking Hills, Mooreland Mansion, The Avalon and many more. I'm also available for destination weddings. It all starts with a conversation. If you're ready to get to know each other, click here.
I WAS IN COLLEGE, JUST GETTING INTO THE WORLD OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY WHEN IT HIT ME.
I was learning to conceptualize the images I took. I was encouraged to find the meaning in what I was seeing through my lens. I still didn't quite "get it" but I was trying. I knew if I was going to dive into this conceptual world of art and photography, I was going to have to open up and SHOW what I was feeling through the images I took. Both of my grandmothers were getting older and they both had such a strong emotional impact on me. One of my first projects in my college career was a documentary, and I chose to tell the story of my Grandma Bellino living with dementia. The impact of that series still has a hold on me to this day, over 7 years later. The images were a powerful tool in connecting with so many people and I then I “got it”. This is why I chose to be a wedding photographer. Imagery of our lives is SO important to preserve, and I get to help other people do that for one of the biggest and most exciting times in their lives. Truly, I am HONORED to be able to visually tell people's love stories!
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As a visual artist, I aim to tell a story with the work I create. Your entire wedding experience will be tailored to you as a couple - we are telling YOUR love story after all! Each image is hand-crafted with your storyline in mind. With timeless imagery intricately weaving through the story of your love, you will see AND feel the emotions of your wedding day all over again when you reflect on your wedding album ten years from now. From the beginning stages of planning to the engagement session, the wedding day and afterwards, the Mae B Photo wedding experience is not only personal but also unique because each couple's story is different.