Be Creative. Elevate. Thrive.

We all love story. But some of us were born to tell it.
You no longer need to tell the story on your own; Join an all-star team of fun-loving snazzy creatives, and watch your career soar.

It's time to grow.

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 creative professional to complement our in house team of full time photographers and film-makers.

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 17+ years, and now have another full-time / salary position open for the right wedding photographer.

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 to focus on their craft and career, but find themselves stuck running all the aspects of a business [ accounting / sales / marketing / etc ]. We offer the joy of growing cohesively with others, being personally challenged to grow in your artwork, and letting go of much of the business-ee stuff.  This is your chance.

We offer the freedom of being the creative artist you were born to be, without being tethered to all the confines and stress of running a business. Our creative team dominates more than 100 weddings per year.  Come; be a part.

Full-time Salaried Position

Not contracted.  Not just part-way in.  You’re all the way in with this life-giving team. A part of an intensely creative group innovating visual storytelling.

Yes; you can make money being a professional photographer [ and best yet; get to do it alongside a wonderful supportive team ].  Compensation packages range from 70K -100K per year [ including salary + event related bonus structure + benefits ]

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 ].

For most candidates, overall compensation will range from 75K to 1 Billion** per year.

  • Base Salaried Compensation for this roll begins at 60K per year.
  • Monthly and Yearly performance and sales Bonus incentives can garner you up to an additional 40K per year; all based on your book-ability, experience, personal drive and overall client spend.

** 1 Billion per year is achievable with our “Gambling at the Jack Casino” compensation package.

401K Retirement Plan with Match

We’re investing in you and you’ll be part of our future.  It’s also important to us that you invest in your own.  A big company perk on a small team.

Real Life Dinosaurs

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

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 one more person 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.

Please do not apply if you have not photographed at least 30 weddings in your photographic career to date.  Much to the same; please only apply if you feel your work excels beyond the typical wedding photographer’s work.

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.

Work in Office + At Home

Our space is pretty awesome; located by Crocker Park in Westlake.  Our clients love it. You will too.

While our in office team dynamics are central to our work and brand, we also embrace flexibility and trust.  If you’d find some freedom and enjoy working remotely, this position does allow for a mix of in office and remote work options after your first 90 days of work.

Kick Ass Equipment Provided

Right.  Don’t worry about supplying your own stuff.  We’ve got you covered.  We invest in high-quality equipment.  We are always improving, whether it be bodies, software, or lenses.  You won’t be left wanting.

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.

A Freaking Free Puppy

Yup.  We give away puppies.  Don’t be allergic to puppies.

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!

Trust  // Connection 2:12

Meet our team, and hear about what we believes really drives wedding artwork [ Trust + Connection ]

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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.