One of the things I love about my job is meeting so many incredible people. I’ve had the honor of photographing the weddings of the nephew and two nieces of Lou and Carol Marich. With each wedding, I got to know Lou and Carol better and better, becoming great friends, along with their three children, Lou Jr., Nina, and Ariana. 

To commemorate Ariana’s graduation from Padua High School this past May, we spent a memorable April evening in two of Cleveland’s striking photographic locations…Wade Park and the Flats, starting with Ariana’s favorite, the cherry blossoms at Wade Lagoon. Ariana has such a friendly, spirited soul, with a real passion for life, and it truly shows in her pictures. Her smile and mannerisms are so genuine.

Ariana is a talented artist and was a Dean’s list student at Padua. A nursing home volunteer, Ariana also has led church and school government activities, and received a stellar student award for her 4-years of Italian. Ariana just started attending Bowling Green University where she will major in Event Management. Hmmm…maybe she will be coordinating some of my future weddings.