As someone who has hired a wedding photographer in my own past, I recognize how vitally important choosing the right photographer can be.  It’s not just about finding someone who can preserve your memories thru the images captured on your day; it is also about finding someone you can feel completely at ease in front of – whether sharing a tender moment with someone you love, or cracking up and being a little crazy with your family and closest friends.  I understand how integral the photographer is to the success your wedding, and it is with these thoughts in mind that I would like to introduce myself.

My name is Joe Kolecki, and for the past fifteen years, I have worked as a professional wedding and event photographer in Cleveland and throughout Northeast, Ohio.  My focus has always been to capture unscripted moments that take place on a wedding day, and transform those moments into meaningful photographs that my clients will cherish forever.  At the same time, I enjoy building a relationship of trust and comfort with my clients so I may capture the images from your event in the way that you envisioned – illustrating thru the captured image the relationships shared with each of your guests in a way that feels completely natural and unrehearsed.


Wedding Photography

How does the process work?

Before I photograph your wedding, we will meet in person to review the details of your day.  It is important I fully understand your expectations of me as your wedding photographer, while you learn about me and how I work.  During our meeting, we will cover details such as shooting locations and arrival times, a complete list of your must have shots, and the photographic style you are most interested in.

When the big day is finally here, I arrive at the first location and get to work!  Throughout the day, I engage in wedding photojournalism, candid, and posed photography.  Their will be times I work with you directly during posed shots, while much of the time you will not even know I am taking photos.  I stay with you throughout your entire wedding day, and leave only after all of the major events and fun reception moments are covered.

After your wedding day, I get to work processing the entire collection of raw wedding images captured with my cameras.  I upload every raw image to an on line gallery within a week after your wedding day so you may view and share your wedding memories with minimal delay.  After processing the raw images, I begin re-touching key moments/shots from your day creating a collection of hand crafted, high quality images that are tailored to your tastes.  Every raw and re-touched image is saved to an image DVD and sent to you with a signed copyright sharing agreement.  In other words, the images are yours to enjoy forever!

Wedding Photography at a Glance...

  • Wedding consultation to discuss wedding details.
  • Complete photographic coverage of your entire wedding day.
  • Image re-touching, special request re-touching, and black and whites.
  • Every raw and re-touched image is yours to keep on data DVD.
  • Copyright sharing.
  • On line gallery featuring special print pricing.  Gallery stays active for one year.

What is the fee for wedding photography?

My fee for wedding photography is $1,495.  This price includes everything mentioned above.  Give me a call at (440) 503-7892 or email me at jkolecki@yahoo.com to book your wedding today!


Engagement Session

What is an engagement session?

An engagement session is a portrait session of you and your future spouse.  The images created from your engagement session are most often used for Save the Date cards, a display at your wedding reception, and/or displaying the future Mr. & Mrs. on your wedding website.  Simply put, An engagement session presents a wonderful opportunity to have professional photographs taken of the two of you as you embark on your marriage journey together.

How does an engagement session work?  

The first step is choosing a time and location for your photo shoot.  On the day of the shoot, we will meet at this location and get started!  As we walk together, we will stop and shoot along the way creating various scenes and poses that fully illustrate the two of you together, and in love.  After your shoot, I get to work and re-touch the images taken during our time together.  I present your images to you on line at first, then, after you are satisfied with my work, I send you the images on disc.  

How much does an engagement session cost?

The entire session costs $125.  The shoot itself lasts roughly an hour, and I spend 1-2 hours re-touching your images.  I request payment in full on the day of your shoot.  Give me a call at (440) 503-7892 or email me at jkolecki@yahoo.com to plan your engagement shoot today!