Bios

Voted Best Photographer in Cleveland
Voted “Best of the Knot”
Bride’s Choice Award
Have been seen in The Knot,
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style,
Destination Weddings, Style Me Pretty,
Elizabeth Anne Designs, the Bridal Bar
among others.

Z MEDIA Artist Representatives

Whether you work directly with principal photographers/founders Christopher and Julie First, or any of our hand picked independent photographers and cinematographers, you’ll be working with some of the finest people available.  Our business has been built on relationships and getting to know our couples.

Z MEDIA Artist Representatives was a natural outgrowth of Christopher and Julie’s personal photography clients. “It quickly became apparent that we weren’t going to be able to work with all of the clients who contacted us to shoot their weddings. Much of our business is driven by referrals from past clients who loved our work, so we set out to find other photographers who would interact with the couples the same way we do.”   Z MEDIA represents independent photographers and cinematographers who each bring their own artistic vision to each wedding.

Christopher and Julie First – Principal Photographers/Founders

London, New Mills and Salisbury England, Cancun Mexico, Canada, New York, Bar Harbor Maine, The Florida Keys, Charleston SC, Hilton Head, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Columbus, Cincinnati and all over northern Ohio – these are just some of the locations in which Christopher and Julie have photographed recently. Their work has been seen in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Destination Weddings, Elizabeth Anne Designs, The Bridal Bar, Bride & Bloom, The Knot, Today’s Bride and Weddings in Cleveland among others. They have been voted the best photographers in northern Ohio (Fox 8 2008) and have been awarded the “Best of the Knot” and received the “Brides Choice Award”. Christopher and Julie regularly serve both brides and fashion/commercial clients.

“Great images come from getting to know our couples and becoming a part of their lives for the time that we are together. Many of our clients become long time friends. There is a bond that develops between us and the families we work with, and it helps to make our chosen occupation our passion. We love what we do, and it comes across in the way we approach each wedding. It gives us an excitement and a passion that we bring to every shoot. Every couple is unique. Every shoot we do has to be unique. Since we personally take a limited number of commissions each year, the entire process revolves around the couples we work with. Our passion for unique photography and a love of people helps to make your wedding day and your wedding imagery as unique as you are. We love to get involved as early on in the planning as possible. We’re more than happy to help craft the look and feel of each wedding and are uniquely qualified to help you determine what will look amazing in your photographs.”

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, PHOTOBOOTH

Z MEDIA has also been built on the combination of multiple services. Many of the Z MEDIA couples choose to add Videography and a Photobooth to their wedding. Why book all your services through one company? Z MEDIA represents photographers and videographers who work together on a regular basis providing a synergy that can’t be attained by booking vendors separately. For example, when photographers and videographers work together all the time, they become familiar with how they each work. They know which shots the other needs to get and understand that this is a team effort to provide the best overall imagery. It just makes sense.  All of our traditional Photobooth services are provided by Shutterbooth.  Click here for more information.