The Cleveland Photographic Co began with the idea that weddings are stories. Each individually unique and special to the couples we meet. Every wedding day is a blank story waiting to be captured. It is the story of two people starting as individuals and coming together as one. To us, wedding photography is way more than just taking images. It is about capturing memories that will last generations. We tell your story through our unique photography style that blends photojournalistic and candid photos with your traditional photos. People captured in raw, pure moments tells a story that is not only captivating but evokes emotion.
Matthew Evers is a Cleveland native born and raised in Lake County. Ohio. His passion for photography started out as a college elective class. Matthew pursued his passion of landscape and fine art photography for the next 8 years. Honing and refining his skill set. Matthew eventually discovered his love and passion for wedding photograph around 2010 when he met Co-owner Ben Hall.
There Matthew continued to learn the fine art of wedding photography studying under Ben for the next 5 years. When the opportunity became available Matthew helped launch what is now the Cleveland Photographic CO. His drive and zeel to capture candid moments is why he loves weddings. Matthew loves to focus and capture the small little moments between the major events of a wedding day.
Favorite Movies: City of Angels, and The Hunt for Red October
Favorite thing to Photograph: Landscapes
Favorite type of music: Film Scores
Favorite Color: Blue Hobbies: Guitar, Fine Art Landscapes, Business
Ben Hall is also a Cleveland native born and raised in Geauga County. Ben has been capturing couple’s stories for over 12 years. Ben has worked for various wedding photography providers over his career. Ben has also photographed and document for organizations such as The Cleveland Cavs, The Lake Erie Monsters, and The Cleveland Gladiators and on occasion enjoys turning to his photojournalistic side and capturing news worthy moments being published in various newspapers and articles.
Being self-taught one of the biggest joys that Ben gets from photography is sharing any photographic knowledge that he can to anyone interested in photography. Paying it forward is something he believes in greatly. For Ben there can be nothing more relaxing than listening to some music and capturing a single moment that will never happen again. It is truly magical. Photography has a way of conveying so much.
“There are always two people in any picture, the photographer and the viewer” Ansel Adams
Favorite Movies: Bang Bang Club, anything with striking cinematography
Favorite thing to Photograph: Anything that make people feel
Favorite type of music: Honestly depends on my mood
Favorite Color: Blue or Red
Hobbies: Roadtrips, Hiking, or just being in nature