As someone who has hired a professional 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; 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 event or portrait, 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, portrait and event photographer in Cleveland and throughout Northeast, Ohio.  My focus has always been to capture unscripted moments of your event with my cameras, and transform those moments into meaningful photographs that my clients will cherish forever.  At the same time, I have always strived to build a relationship of trust and comfort with my clients so that I 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.

I didn’t choose photography as a profession so much as it captured my imagination and became the outlet by which I express myself as an artist.  I truly love what I do, and I bring my passion for this art form to each image I photograph.  While my professional photography background is wedding and portrait photography, I am also fueled by a desire to photograph wildlife, nature, and many other topics of interest.  it is in visual art that I find some of my greatest inspiration.  In that sense, you might say that my studio is the “great outdoors.”  Because of this, I am not limited by the constraints of a physical studio to create my art – instead I am willing to travel wherever my client’s imaginations might carry them, be it a quiet stroll on a beach at sunset, or a rugged trek into the woods to a favorite vista or scenic outlook.

While I could go on about my love for the work that I do, I believe that the greatest testimonials of my work as a professional photographer come from the clients that I’ve photographed over the years.  I take a lot of pride in the fact that the majority of my business comes thru referrals from couples and families that have hired me for weddings, family portraits, high school senior pictures, or any number of the other photographic services I provide. 

Whether you are seriously searching for a photographer, or if you just happened upon this site for the first time and would like to know more about the services I offer, I sincerely hope you’ll reach out to me so we can discuss how I can partner with you for all of your photographic needs. I look forward to hearing from you!