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Z MEDIA - voted #1 Photographer in northern Ohio!  Voted Best of The Knot.

A unique approach to creating wedding imagery -

Christopher and Julie First created Z MEDIA with the idea of providing a completely unique experience to our clients.   We start with the idea of creating life long heirlooms for each couple that can be passed along from generation to generation.  Everything else revolves around this.   Whether you work directly with us, or one of our associate teams, you will receive the personal attention you deserve.

Z MEDIA is based in northern Ohio.  Our teams regularly cover all of Ohio while Chris and Julie travel internationally to work with our destination clients as well as working with couples here in the area.  We make travel and destination weddings simple.  Please use the contact section of our website today to receive a password for our online brochure.  Also feel free to contact us by phone at 216.469.8267.     

What makes Z MEDIA different?

    * A man and a woman photographer for the bride’s comfort available
    * Meet with one of your actual photographers and see their work
    * Several different choices of Italian made coffee table books to match your personal style
    * Photography, videography and photobooth from one company
    * Data DVD with all of your Digital Negatives and the rights to your photos
    * Cinematic as well as documentary style videography
    * Availability of 8mm motion picture film for that vintage look
    * Availability of same day video edits

About our fashion art images---
These are images that are shot on a day outside of your wedding date and feature you in your wedding dress, or both you and your fiancee together in your wedding attire.  Chris’ mother was a model back in the 1940s and 1950s.  She and Chris’ father have been married for over 50 years, and she is now in her 70s.  Back when they were married, Mrs. First had images shot by one of the fashion photographers she worked with.  To this day, when one of the grandchildren wants to see what Mrs. First was like in her youth, these photographs of her in her wedding dress are the images that she shows everyone.  They are a snapshot in time and will be a family heirloom.  This was the inspiration for our Fashion Art photography.  This is a lasting memory of who you are at this time in your life.  It is something that will be cherished for generations to come. 

Categories: Wedding Photographer, Wedding Videographer

Regions serviced: Cleveland

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42 Reviews for Z MEDIA

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Julie and Christopher were the best wedding photographers we could have imagined. We currently live in Texas but were coming back to Ohio to get married near our hometowns, and they were very accommodating by meeting with us only three days before the wedding to discuss everything. We hadn’t been able to meet with them yet and it gave us such peace of mind to sit down with our two calm, kind, and professional photographers. We left our meeting able to just let out a huge sigh of relief knowing that our photography was going to be well taken care of on our wedding day. On our wedding day, they were a calming presence on a hectic day and made both my husband and I feel very comfortable. We recently received our photos and we are thrilled with how they turned out. Julie and Christopher took photos during the day, as the sun was setting, and at night in the beautifully lit gardens. These photos at the different times of day look unique and captured our memories of the day perfectly. Our wedding photos look timeless and beautiful. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Julie and Christopher as our wedding photographers. Highly recommended!

Also, we did videography through Z Media, as well. This was seriously one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding. Both our highlight video and longer full video were amazingly done and captured everything we wanted. It is wonderful to be able to look back at the day and see all of our loved ones enjoying it as much as we did! The songs that were set to the videos were perfect too. The videographer was professional and awesome... honestly most of the time we didn't even notice him so it was really cool to see all that was captured! If you are thinking about booking videography for your wedding, it is well worth your money for the priceless memories. Z Media did a breathtaking job!

Profile Picture Rachel, 7/8/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Photography, Videography

Julie and Chris are amazing! Everyone says to pick a photographer that you would want to spend the entire day with because you do actually spend your entire day with them. For us those people were Julie and Chris. We could not have asked for kinder or more talented photographers. They were the calm voice of reason throughout the entire day and we loved getting to hang out with them. Our first look was absolutely magical thanks to Julie and Chris. I also think its really cool that they are a married couple who have been shooting together for several years. In short, I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Profile Picture Mary Beth, 10/8/16, 10 Reviews
Category: Photography, Videography
Services Used: Albums, Digital Files, Prints, High-Res Images

Christopher & Julie did our wedding photography and they were absolutely WONDERFUL. They were so nice and made us feel very comfortable. Our weather unfortunately did not hold up well, but they were very flexible and made the most of the time we had. Their photography is simply beautiful as well (seriously - check out www.christopherjulie.com)! We cannot WAIT to get our pictures back!
- Brianne & Tyler

Profile Picture Brianne, 4/2/16, 4 Reviews
Category: Photography

Z MEDIA Pricing

Wedding Photography Pricing
Starting Price
Starting Price Includes:
1 Event Per Day
2nd Shooter
Wedding Photography Package Pricing


High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
Multi. Locations
One Event/Day
Second Shooter
Trash The Dress
Wedding Portraits
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
Short Form
Rehearsal Dinner
Highlight Video
Liability Insurance
Multi. Cameras
Raw Footage
Add'l Hours
Client Revisions
Drone Footage
Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Multi. Locations
One Event/Day
Save The Date
Digital Download
SD Card
USB Flash Drive
USB Hard Drive


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Professional Network & Endorsements

Bride's Best Friend (Denise Shaw, Wedding Consultant) can't say enough about the georgous photography and videography that Z Media provides. Julie and Chris along with their other photographers have a wonderful eye for their work! I have worked with Julie and Chris with many of my clients including my own daughter in 2013. The attention to detail, their professionalism as well as the end results of the wedding albums are awesome! I highly recommend ZMedia to any Bride and Groom looking for a wedding photographer and videographer.

ZMEDIA...truly not only a talented group of photographers, but also artist. Their work undeniably AMAZING!!!

Z MEDIA is great to work with! Not only are their photographers incredibly considerate but there photographs are amazing!

Z Media has it all. From photography to video and even a wide selection of amazing photographers to work with. They are yet another company who has the amazing work available to speak for itself.

5 Stars! Z MEDIA is for couples who want nothing but the BEST in photography, be it weddings, fashion, or advertising.