Portrait Art

Michelle asked me to make a wall portrait for her parents but it had to be shot in front of this barn. I have driven past it dozens of times and knew immediately what we needed to do. Of course, I had never seen the painting (see framed image) of the barn that was given to the parents over 35 years ago. Her parents lived near it and often times the local community had social gatherings and picnics there. The most amazing part to me is that I chose almost the exact same point of view as the original art painting…

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Shooting twilight architecture may be the best job ever for me. It takes me back to my film days when it had to be almost perfect in the camera the first time, now we can layer multiple shots together in the digital darkroom. Almost like cheating, ha!

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Santa Portraits

The magic of Christmas comes alive for our Santa photos with a real bearded Santa Clause. These are very limited sessions, getting a magic Santa portrait requires some planning.


Phone consultations are required to assure a successful photographic series. Our Santa portraits are unique, call now to get the latest schedule and book your time! Wall size canvas wraps, our amazing metal prints up to 30×40, desk top prints and x-mas cards are all available in time for Christmas…

Custom session dates are also available. Deposits and minimums may be necessary for these special dates.




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Photo Restoration

Photo restoration from B&W to color. Hand coloring used to be done with transparent oil, back in the day my mom used to hand color prints for my dad, I even tried my hand at a few while at the Ohio Institute of Photography (we still have the oils somewhere, ha). Luckily this old print was in almost perfect condition, very little repair of torn and damaged areas required.

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Waco 9 bi-plane

Frank Pavliga is the owner/pilot/architect of this great 1925 Waco 9 bi-plane. It is the only airworthy one in the world, and he let me photograph it. Frank built it from the ground up using factory blueprints. The engine, gauges and several other important items are all original. Finding parts is the real issue as only 270 of these were ever made and none of them fly anymore, most were crashed beyond repair. This was a 49 second exposure with one very small light source that will remain undisclosed, ha, I can’t tell all my secrets.

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I have never photographed a wedding party that had more fun, a big thank you shout out to Adam and Mandy.  The Medina Square gazebo was a great location in spite of the very cold evening and rapidly setting sun, then we were off to Guys party Center in Akron ( Krista and I are just days from our 25th anniversary that was also at Guys).

A select number of the best images have been added to our shopping cart system at http://gallowayphoto.com/mandi-adam/

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Stow 1964 class reunion

This Stow High School 1964 class reunion group photograph was taken at the Sheraton Suites Akron in Cuyahoga Falls. We will be building a modern class reunion yearbook of the event, including all of the portraits we did of the individual classmates/spouses, this group photograph, and a collection of candid shots from the weekend. We hope you like it, we had fun shooting the event. FYI…We shot it from the first floor balcony with an 800 watt second off camera strobe/flash that is bright enough to carry the focus of such a large group; ISO 125, shutter speed of 125th, aperture f/10, PocketWizard radio control sync to fire the flash. Nothing all that tricky, just solid fundamentals.

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Normandy High School Senior

Another Ultimate Session here at the studio, and with a traveler from Normandy High School in Parma. Thanks, Christine for trusting our photography!

Click on the photo for a look at her proofs

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Copley Boys Soccer

What a special honor to once again photograph the varsity boys soccer team at Copley High School. The challenge after all these years of doing this is to raise the bar and I think we have done it, again. This is just a teaser!  You will have to visit the futbol/football stadium to see the entire squad and their banners as you enter the main gate of Infocision Stadium. From the new freshman to this years senior class, we thank the players and parents for trusting us to produce a quality professional photographic display.


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Senior Locations

Senior locations can be challenging, not every high school senior is willing to ramble around some local community looking for great backgrounds. Thanks, Carter, and driving through Sherrodsville will never be the same. 🙂


Click on Carter’s photo to check out all of his proofs in our phone app.


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