My journey as a photographer started before I considered myself one.  I served as a rifleman in the Marine Corps during the Iraq war in the year of 2005.  The entire time I was on this journey I had a camera glued to my hip.  I photographed the locals, what the everyday lifestyle of a grunt was, down to the Iraqi army playing soccer.  I would send my photographs back home to show my family what I am seeing.  Without me knowing, my family gave those photos to publications and then came my very first published photography.  After the war I put down my riffle and my camera.

2011 was a year where a lot of my life was changing and upside down.  I wanted to find an outlet for me to keep my mind busy.  That’s when I fell in love with photography.  I quickly enrolled myself into the photography program at Cuyahoga Community College.  Everything started to click, and I was hooked.  I focused most my studies on editorial or journalistic photography with a focus on wedding photography. It was the summer of 2013, after college, where I proudly could call myself a professional photographer.

Currently my focus is on business, events and portrait work.  I love working with small businesses to help them grow and market their industry.  I’m an FAA certified drone pilot.  Aerial photography is a love of mine and really helps sell your location.  I do a lot of portrait work from business headshots to senior class photos.  I come from a wedding photography background, so I always work with my clients to keep them as comfortable as possible to achieve the best results.  Lastly, I love photographing events.  If it’s a business conference, charity event or wedding, I work very silently focused on capturing everything in sight without distracting anyone from what’s going on.

Thank you for taking a little bit of time to get to know me and my work.  Please contact me with any questions and I’m always very happy to help.

Francis Angelone