Be Creative. Be Free.

We all love story. But some of us were born to tell it.
Are you a gifted wedding photographer who prefers being behind the camera over running a business?

It's time to focus on your craft.

Cleveland Born.

Cleveland Bred.

Cleveland Fostered.

We’re in search of a creative photographer to step alongside our well established photographic team. We’re looking for a story-teller.  Not someone with a camera. Personality, kindness and a desire to make new friends is a must.  And us? We’re bursting at the seems.  We’re moving forward.  Always innovating and experimenting.  Always creating.  Not re-treading.  If this sounds like you, we should talk.

Our veteran still photographic team is well known for it’s devotion to story and craft.  Boasting two Fearless Award winning photographers on our full time team we’ve built a reputation of not conforming to the low aspirations of typical wedding photography.  We are looking to bring in just the right person to complement our in house team; someone looking to supplement their income with as much work as they’d like to handle.

Here’s what you should know.

Making the Moment is an established, high quality creative cinematography + photography company based on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio.  We are looking to bring in just the right person to our unique and fun team environment. We have grown in a healthy manner in the last 14+ years, and now have 3 Contract positions open for the right wedding photographers.

We’re looking for a Passionate Visionary, someone excited about creative intent and style.  Our full time staff of 8 creative professionals desires to have a fun and friendly creative sojourner who will pair well with us.

Many photographers want the freedom of working independently and pursuing their own goals, while mixing in the chance to come alongside other creatives in the field.  This is your chance.

We offer the freedom of being the creative artist you were born to be, without being tethered to a 9-5. Our creative team dominates more than 100 weddings per year.  Come; be a part.

Freelance Freedom

You’ll carry the freedom of maintaining your own life and career, whilst mixing in opportunities to work alongside our in-house team to be part of the fun as much as you’re able.

Show me the Money

Yes; you can make money being a professional photographer [ and best yet; get to do it alongside a wonderful supportive team ].

We compensate starting at 2K per wedding. Based on experience and overall client spend, you can make as much as 3K per wedding.

Only the Best will be considered

We’re choosy and picky over anyone working as part of our team; we have a high pedigree and reputation as the best wedding photographers in the world, and to be a part of this small team we’re looking for only the best.

As a small creative office we boast an in-house staff team of 8 committed individuals.   We are only accepting three freelance positions into the fold of our full time staff team, so please know that to be considered for the position requires you to be of the very best artists and professionals in our field.

Real Life Dinosaurs

Yup.  We have dinosaurs and you can ride them.  They’re amazing and dangerous.

Amazing Support

We’re for each other around here.  Not only will you be supported, you’ll be surrounded by creative minds.  A mind-melting-pot.

Creative Freedom

You have cool ideas.  Innovative ideas that no one has done before.  We want you to use them.  Sure, we peer-review for development, but we’re not into stifling.  We’re into stoking.

Cleveland / Akron Area Weddings

While you won’t be working in our offices daily, we do photograph quite a few weddings in the Cleveland / Akron area, so please know this might not be the best position for any of our Alaskan friends to consider.

HERE’S WHAT WE WANT

Sure, we have some expectations about the type of person to join our team. Read on;
Style Match

Your style will need to be complimentary to ours; a modern and groundbreaking mix of photojournalism, well captured important moments, and creatively driven portraiture.

Your Drive

We work hard.  We make it fun and enjoyable, but we work.  We’re upper-echelon.  We’re the custom-fit suit spun of exotic cotton.  We’re white-glove service.  That means always pushing yourself for you, for us, and for the couples lucky enough to employ you..

Your Seasoning

This is a wedding-specific photography position, as the majority of Making the Moment’s work is wedding-related. This position is not entry level.  It’s not for aspiring professionals; It’s for professionals.  We love our work to death, and we expect that from you as well.  Further, we expect you to be seasoned in capturing weddings in a creative way.

Your Personality

We’re quirky. We’re personal. We’re authentic and honest. We’re looking for like-minded people. Of course, we require an air of confidence and professionalism.  You must be punctual, courteous, informed, and kind.  Like-able and outgoing.  Be you and be awesome.

Grow Your Craft

We Embrace Creative Challenge

Yes; we push the envelope of our art. We'd like to help push you further too. The right person for this position is looking to grow creatively; to be challenged and to push the edge of their artwork.

You'll be joining a team of artists [ photographers and film-makers ] that like to invent and invigorate. With two Fearless Award Winning photographers on our team, we'd love to build into your craft. Learn more about us in the below videos. After watching apply using the form below.

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Learn more about our approach to Wedding Visuals

Our team creatively crafts both wedding photography and wedding cinema for couples with a discerning eye.  We’ve traveled near and far for our work.
Learn more about us with the short films below.

Not Just // Co-Workers 2:29

More than just employees or co-workers, we are a small team of friends that work together in our westlake office. See what life is like here!

Visual Storytelling // Trailer 1:29

Our photographic and cinema work pushes the edge of style; Please enjoy our short trailer that showcases our work!

Be  // Moved 2:12

We have pioneered the art of animating our award winning still photographs. Watch a Sample.

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Due to the volume of applicants we expect to receive we cannot respond to every single one. If we don’t respond to you – we sincerely appreciate your application – but are not interested at this time.

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We create art for passionate people.

We are a team of Visual Storytellers [ photographers + filmmakers ] based out of Cleveland. We travel worldwide in the pursuit of story and artwork. Our passion and expertise has struck a chord with couples and families looking for nothing less than the very best wedding photography and wedding cinema.

We are highly experienced in both American and Indian wedding events and culture. With our expertise, we produce luxe wedding films and finely finished works of photographic art.