Though she’s always loved photography, Christa Hovey’s passionate involvement with the art form really took off after the birth of her twin daughters. She chronicled their developing personalities and memorable moments with her camera, eventually deciding that she wanted to offer the same service to other families. And so began Double The Love Photography, where she captures clients’ candid emotions and true characters through varied photo sessions. In addition to shooting family and child portraits with skill, she memorializes special events, such as weddings, engagements, and puppy proms.
Michelle Bova has a degree in early-childhood education and child development. She also has more than a decade of experience behind the camera. Yet it wasn't until recently that she combined the two. The results of this mix are carefully crafted, natural looking images that understand young subjects and find the youthful joy in all ages. Her shutter clicks document the growth of families, from maternity through newborns, birthdays, senior portraits, engagements, and weddings—memorializing the milestones life offers. Often Michelle does this documenting outside, where soft sunlight helps people glow and ensures all shots are vampire-free.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are living our dreams daily as we have the opportunity to photograph models, proms, home, real estate, weddings, families & editorial features. We love what we do & we believe our work communicates such.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We ran very successful clothing store for many years. As many of you know, whenever you work around clothes, you inevitably need models to shoot your clothes; and who do you get to shoot the models? exactly! What started out as just needing to get our clothes shoot for advertisements and the website
What do you love most about your job?
We love seeing the raw emotion portrayed when a beautiful image is captured. We strive to capture the personality of our subjects in such a way that brings an immediate connection to those who know them well. After all, we feel like it’s our job to tell your story.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Wow!!! OMG...that is beautiful!!! (With tears in the eyes).
Paula Atwell wasn't born an artist. She didn't pursue any art form in college, instead achieving a degree in English and a minor in accounting. After logging years in standard 9–5 jobs, she had an epiphany—it was time to do something for herself. Taking this newfound motivation to action, Paula enrolled in a beading class and followed it with forays into metalsmithing, crafting, and soldering.
These experiments in creativity led her to join the Lake Erie Artists co-op in 2003, where she began to show her eclectic jewelry at their booth during local festivals. When the co-op became incorporated in 2005, Paula's business world experience made her an obvious choice to lead the diverse group of artists in forming their own gallery. Today, the co-op-turned-gallery now carries hundreds of art pieces that span a range of media.
Producing blown-glass sculptures and handcrafted metal jewelry and pottery, the artists each specialize in a few select media as decided during the gallery's annual game of spin-the-paintbrush. The staff at Lake Erie Artists Gallery is also a strong proponent of local business, encouraging their patrons to browse Shake Square after looking at their wares. In project-oriented classes taught by working artists, students explore jewelry and painting and leave with their handcrafted pieces.