Rising Star Photography is a wedding photography team based in Strongsville, Ohio, servicing the Greater Cleveland area. Their passion lies within capturing your engagement session and wedding in a fun, natural and romantic way. They strive to create unforgettable experiences for their couples while photographing memories in a contemporary and photojournalistic style.
In 2002, Rising Star Photography was born. The company is lead by Darren Sinnett and provides two photographers for each session, offering a double dose of professional experience.
The photographer has a wide variety of creative services. These offerings include:
To enhance your photographic session, Rising Star Photography offers other services. Couples can choose from:
The company photographs weddings throughout Cleveland, Akron and Canton. There are no travel fees within a 60-mile radius.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Gabby Landino · Married on 08/03/2019
Rising Star Photography is the BEST!!!
There are not enough words to describe how amazing Darren and Erin are. From the very beginning, when we met them at a bridal show, we instantly had a connection with them. They were SO friendly and so easy to talk to. They helped make our decision about a photographer very easy. They met with us numerous times to make sure all the details of our day were planned out. They gave us so many great tips and suggestions along the way. Our wedding day went perfectly. I, of course, had a lot of wedding jitters, and when Erin arrived (right on time!) at my house as I was getting ready, I actually felt more relieved. She was very calming and comforting, but also precise and prepared. Darren was equally as amazing, making trips to both my house and the groom’s, before the ceremony. Our ceremony was at a Catholic church, and Darren and Erin both did a great job of respecting the space the entire time, according to the priest’s wishes. After the ceremony, we took photos in Downtown Cleveland, and they offered so many suggestions about places to go. They were very flexible when some places didn’t work out because they were too crowded, and quickly thought of alternative plans to solve the problem. There was not one moment the whole day that felt uncomfortable or awkward, and our entire bridal party loved them as well! Even when it was time for them to leave the reception that night, they made sure, not only to say goodbye to us, but also to our parents, and our parents appreciated that so much!! Overall, the day was incredible, and we were so glad that we chose Darren and Erin to be a part of our day. We would recommend them to anyone that asks! It is so evident that they truly love what they do, and it shows in their work and actions. I can honestly say that they are not just our wedding photographers - now we consider them friends!!!Sent on 09/12/2019
Rising Star Photography's reply:Gabby and Joey...I think you brought a tear to my eyes. Thank you for such an incredible review. I will never forget when we first met and talked at the bridal show...all of us knew on the spot that this was a perfect combination. So much, that you even changed your wedding date over the original date you wanted. And, wow, did that pay off, as the weather was perfection. When I think of the perfect wedding day from timeline, enjoyment, creativity, romance, laughs, an energetic dance floor, etc., your wedding is always going to come front and center. It's been a true honor, and like you said, we have gained two awesome friends. We are here for you always. Darren and Erin.
Michael Flanagan · Getting married on 12/11/2019
Amazing and memorable the whole day long!
Working with Darren and Erin was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. They were super flexible and worked with us using our vision and their experience to plan out enough time for all the pictures we wanted and needed while avoiding rushing the day or too much down time. Day of, they took great care to be part of the background but grab all the important moments before and during the ceremony and during the reception. After our wedding, Darren kept us updated on status and got us our pictures extremely quickly (about 3 week turnaround for over 500 pictures). Beyond the photos themselves, Darren and Erin were a lot of fun to work with and we were very happy that they were a part of our wedding day.Sent on 05/31/2019
Rising Star Photography's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Michael and Morgan. I will always have incredible memories from your wedding day...how much fun you both were to work with, how beautiful the Brooker Building was decorated for Christmas, and a 100% rockin' reception at Springvale. From start to finish, it was truly a blessed day. I will miss you both living in Denver, but really hope to see you again at a future wedding. Thank you so much. Your friends, Darren and Erin.
Julie · Married on 08/31/2019
We found the perfect photographers :)
Words cannot express how happy I am that we picked Rising Star Photography as our wedding photographer. Darren and Erin did a fantastic job of making everyone comfortable, which was huge as my husband is quite camera shy; they even got my grandparents to smile! To do this, both photographers meet with you to discuss the wedding day. They learn family names, help with the day-of timeline, discuss any “extra” events taking place (such as first-looks or in our case, a surprise ring for my husband during the ceremony), provide advice and options based on past weddings, and just take the time to make you feel comfortable about the entire day. Which takes me to the wedding day…Sent on 05/20/2019
We had a themed wedding, which both Erin and Darren dressed to! When they arrived at the house, they were calm and kept everyone on track, very subtly. I’ve been part of other weddings where we were and hour behind and while the photographer did who knows what on his phone. We had a last minute change of plans with our first look due to weather which meant our entire family was around. Since my husband is shy, Erin and Darren helped get them out of the room without offending them to allow us to have our private moment. With tensions being so high on wedding days, it is great that they are willing to step in when something needs to change. For the ceremony, Darren and Erin give a couple pieces of advice to remember when putting on rings and for the first kiss to make sure you get the photos you want. Along with this advice, they also give the perfect amount of direction where you are not spending 10 minutes getting into an awkward position, but are also not left with no direction and wondering if you look okay. I’ve been in both these positions at a wedding before and can ensure you that the photos do not look good and it is a miserable experience – that Darren and Erin will avoid at all costs. Throughout the reception, photos were taken of me that I had no idea took place, which is great because everyone was able to be themselves.
There is nothing worse than having a camera thrusted in your face while you are dancing, which I have had happen to me at other people’s weddings. Our photos are phenomenal and we found our photographer for life. Rising Star Photography is exactly what we wanted for our wedding day and I have provided their contact information to friends as a recommendation.
Rising Star Photography's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review Julie. You and Justin are two of the nicest people on earth, and it was such a pleasure and honor to be a part of your wedding day. From the Harry Potter theme, to your incredible families, and my awesome couple, it was truly a blessed day in every way. I have really enjoyed working with you both the last year and look forward to seeing you in the future. Your friend, Darren.