THE STORY OF THE DAY from Ken Blaze Photography Inc.
(please include your wedding date in the subject)

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I strive to shoot photographs with meaning. Photos of true moments. Photojournalism is all about getting that perfect moment, showing the emotion. Making photos that are true. My goal when shooting weddings is to document your day in as unobtrusive a way as possible while catching those memorable moments. Unposed. Unscripted. Real.

My focus is editorial photography and you can see my portfolio at KEN BLAZE DOT COM. My schooling and experience in documentary photography lends itself well to the art of shooting weddings. I grew up on the south side of Cleveland in the Parma area. Moved west to Lakewood while I went to St. Ignatius High School in Ohio City, and then I graduated from Kent State University in 1995 with a degree in Photojournalism. I was able to get a staff photographer position with the Willoughby News-Herald in 1996 and that's where I stayed until 2007. I currently live on Cleveland's west side with my son Luca and daughter Rio. I left my position at the News-Herald to concentrate my career as a freelancer and to stay at home during the week with Luca. That's when I began to shoot weddings.

In addition to wedding work here, you can find my images on the pages of Cleveland Magazine, OHIO Magazine, USA Today and many others. In March of 2010 I was named 1st runner-up in the WPJA's Photographer of the Year award for 2009. More simply, 1st in the United States and 2nd in the world.


2012 - Fearless Award (Oct) from
2009 - WPJA Photographer of the Year - 1st runner-up
2005 - Ohio Society of Professional Journalists - Best Photog - 1st place
2003 - Ohio Society of Professional Journalists - Best Photog - 1st place
2001 - Press Club Cleveland - 1st place sports photo
2000 - Ohio Associated Press - 1st place news photo
1999 - Ohio Associated Press - 1st place sports, 1st place general news
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