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Akron Photo Society Akron's industrial space for creatives.

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Dreamy bridal moments with
04/16/2022

Dreamy bridal moments with

Hey friends! We hope this post finds you well 🌿We just wanted to pop in to wish you all a lovely holiday season - and a ...
12/16/2021

Hey friends! We hope this post finds you well 🌿

We just wanted to pop in to wish you all a lovely holiday season - and a huge thank you to everyone who has made art in Akron Photo Society this year! The last year has looked different for everyone - and to say you all are inspiring is an understatement. You guys have filled our studio with love, empowerment, and art - and it is so amazing to see. We are so excited to see what 2022 holds (and we can’t wait to bring some new elements into the studio!)

🖤 Thank you forever!

Friends hello!! We are so excited to announce our first open studio day of 2021 ✨🌿 Please join us for an afternoon of cr...
07/28/2021

Friends hello!! We are so excited to announce our first open studio day of 2021 ✨🌿 Please join us for an afternoon of creativity on September 11, 2021 from 12pm-4pm! All photographers, models, and creative humans are welcome to come shoot around, hang out, and network! We’ve missed you and we’re so excited to see you guys again!

115 W Bartges Street Akron OH 44311 - building #4 - more details to come!

If you are a photographer or model and will be attending, drop a comment below! ✨

Hello friends! Just a little update.As many of you probably know - our usual elevator has been giving us some grief for ...
04/29/2021

Hello friends! Just a little update.

As many of you probably know - our usual elevator has been giving us some grief for quite some time now. We understand how inconvenient this is for photographers and clients, and please know we are and have been trying to do everything in our power to have the issue resolved with Canal Place. To be totally transparent with you guys, I just wanted to send out a statement letting future reservations know that our stairs will be the most reliable/accessible way to access our studio until further notice. If this is an issue for anyone who has an upcoming reservation with us, please reach out to us at [email protected].

I want to thank all of the amazing creatives who choose to make art with us in Akron Photo Society and we apologize for the inconvenience. We are so grateful for the understanding during this time! 🌿

✨Studio Update ✨Curtains are live!!! Now folks always have the option to open or close these bad boys to control that go...
03/05/2021

✨Studio Update ✨

Curtains are live!!! Now folks always have the option to open or close these bad boys to control that gorgeous natural light a bit better ☀️

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03/02/2021

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03/02/2021

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02/25/2021

Photos from Kristen Hardesty Photography LLC's post

02/25/2021

Can't take that smile off my face these days - and not just because I'm living out my dreams in athleisure 99% of the time. 🙃

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Waiting for your clients like:🤣 Happy Thursday, friends ✨
01/21/2021

Waiting for your clients like:

🤣 Happy Thursday, friends ✨

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12/20/2020

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T H E L A B E L L E S✨


Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your special day, congratulations to the both of you❤️

⬇️ Tag your best friend ⬇️ Loving these images by  📸.In Frame:  +  ✨
10/01/2020

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Styled shoots are SO fun, and seeing how other creatives use our space is so amazing. Here are some beautiful shots from...
09/09/2020

Styled shoots are SO fun, and seeing how other creatives use our space is so amazing. Here are some beautiful shots from 🌿

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How dreamy are these? We love a maternity moment ✨ Captured by .solace 🌿We love seeing & sharing what you create here wi...
08/30/2020

How dreamy are these? We love a maternity moment ✨ Captured by .solace 🌿

We love seeing & sharing what you create here with us in our space. Feel free to DM us with your favorite images taken at Akron Photo Society 📸 @ Akron, Ohio

Some beautiful family captures by  🌿.We love seeing & sharing what you create here with us in our space. Feel free to DM...
08/29/2020

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We love seeing & sharing what you create here with us in our space. Feel free to DM us with your favorite images taken at Akron Photo Society 📸 @ Akron Photo Society

Hello friends!We just wanted to touch base due to recent updates - We’d like to thank everyone for already being so cons...
07/16/2020

Hello friends!

We just wanted to touch base due to recent updates - We’d like to thank everyone for already being so considerate and mindful during these times. To continue to keep our studio & community safe, and comply with the mask mandate in Summit County, masks will be a requirement (not a recommendation) in the studio. Photographers and any additional personnel will need to wear a mask or face covering, and clients will need to have them on unless they are actively being photographed at a safe distance.

Thank you so much for your cooperation, and please reach out with any questions. Stay safe & stay creating!

Hello friends 📸 Please read!Firstly we’d like to thank you guys for your patience - there have been many moving parts fi...
05/11/2020

Hello friends 📸 Please read!

Firstly we’d like to thank you guys for your patience - there have been many moving parts figuring out the best way to resume studio reservations safely. The good news: WE WILL BE RE-OPENING! We will begin our rescheduling process this week and resuming regular booking & reservations. Everyone who has had a missed reservation will be able to either reschedule with us, or we will be refunding deposits if you’d like to reschedule at your own convenience. We’ve updated our terms to coincide with prevention against COVID-19 per the Summit County Health Department.

Here’s what you can expect at the studio:
- allowing reservation groups up to 8 people in the space at once
- asking those not being photographed to have masks on-hand
- maintaining 6ft social distancing between parties
- sanitizing between uses
- newborns will not be allowed in the studio until deemed safer

We will start reaching out today to everyone who needs rescheduled. If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to message us ✨

Thank you all so much for your kindness, support, and patience. This has not been easy - but you guys have made these tough times way less tough 🖤

Hey everyone!As excited as we are to slowly get back to work, we’re also keeping the safety of our renters, clients, and...
04/29/2020

Hey everyone!

As excited as we are to slowly get back to work, we’re also keeping the safety of our renters, clients, and ourselves + loved ones at the top of our list.

We are putting our heads together to come up with a plan to get everybody rescheduled, and working on an official re-opening date for regular reservations - and we want to make this happen as smoothly as possible. With that being said, your patience and understanding means the world to us. Thank you so much for working with us during these difficult times.

Some things you can likely expect and prepare for for future reservations are a lower number of people allowed in the studio at once, implementing the 6ft rule, and for those to have a mask on-hand if you are not being photographed. We’re also making sure we’re prepared to sanitize to the best of our ability and have all of the resources we need to make this re-opening process as smooth and safe as possible 🖤

We’ll be touching base again here soon 📸✨
-Matt & Maddie

Beautiful imagery by Birch Tree Photography from our last artist showcase event ⚡️

We miss you 🖤We hope everyone is hanging in there - it’s tough not seeing you guys and not photographing in the studio r...
04/17/2020

We miss you 🖤

We hope everyone is hanging in there - it’s tough not seeing you guys and not photographing in the studio right now. What’s been keeping you guys busy?

As we get closer to May, we’ve been seeing more about re-opening businesses in phases and we’ll be paying close attention as to whether or not we are able to open our doors back up to small reservations! While we are hopeful, it’s important to be responsible. We’ll be sure to be prepared to take proper measures to ensure the safety of you guys and ourselves.

This studio is our home away from home, and our community means the world to us. You guys are amazing. Hang in there, friends!

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03/21/2020

Please read 🖤

Hello friends. We’re doing our best to navigate through covid-19 as a small business. Our hearts go out to our fellow ph...
03/19/2020

Hello friends. We’re doing our best to navigate through covid-19 as a small business. Our hearts go out to our fellow photographers & everybody effected by Ohio closures. As of now, we are only accommodating existing reservations and suspending any new reservations to be made until after April 19th. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, and we will be in touch if there are any other changes.

Wishing you all well 💓 Hang in there

🖤 Maddie + Matt | Akron Photo Society

03/12/2020

Hello friends. With a lot of deliberation, calm research, and being attentive to our families & friends we have decided to postpone this Saturday’s Open Studio Day. With the current & unfortunate circumstances, we’ve decided to play it safe - especially because we personally have close family members that have compromised immune systems. We know we all may be healthy and probably will not see this virus firsthand, but it just is not worth the risk to potentially pass anything on to the people we love.

We will be announcing a new Open Studio date here soon 🖤

We are still going to be accommodating our upcoming reservations as normal & taking some extra cleaning precautions at the studio. Just *please* reach out to us to reschedule if you or your clients are not feeling well.

Thank you guys for understanding - remember to just be mindful, stay calm, and we’re excited to resume back to normal events and fun stuff here soon 🌿

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03/02/2020

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03/01/2020

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Friends! It’s that time again 🌿 Join us on March 14th for an open studio day *springtime edition* - this is a great oppo...
02/29/2020

Friends! It’s that time again 🌿 Join us on March 14th for an open studio day *springtime edition* - this is a great opportunity to collaborate & network with creatives in the area - and just create stuff ✨ Bring a friend and come hang out with us!

Photographer:  📸 | In frame:  /  /  ✨ | Location:  📍🖤.We love seeing images you guys shoot & share in our studio! Feel f...
02/29/2020

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It’s 2020 and I don’t think we’ve ever done a proper introduction 📸So, hi! We’re Maddie and Matt - and we’re the faces b...
02/10/2020

It’s 2020 and I don’t think we’ve ever done a proper introduction 📸

So, hi! We’re Maddie and Matt - and we’re the faces behind Akron Photo Society. We just recently celebrated one year of having this space. 😭 and we’re incredibly proud to be a part of Canal Place and Downtown Akron. We are both photographers from the area as well, specializing in different things like bo***ir, portraiture, street, and architectural imagery. We’ve now added a feature on our website where you can book directly with us - or you can reserve the studio for your creative needs! ✨

We also want to say thank you to everyone who’s been a part of APS for our first year - this space has grown into something really beautiful, you guys have been amazingly supportive, and we are so grateful for that! Let’s keep creating stuff 📸

https://www.akronphotosociety.com/book-a-shoot

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Here’s a little recap of our last artist showcase. We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love & support! Images ...
12/28/2019

Here’s a little recap of our last artist showcase. We can’t thank you guys enough for all of the love & support!

Images by Birch Tree Photography ✨

Had a blast at the art show last week 📷 🖼 🎨 🍷
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Hello everyone! Here is another one of the artists that will be featured at our showcase this Saturday! Make sure you co...
12/19/2019

Hello everyone! Here is another one of the artists that will be featured at our showcase this Saturday! Make sure you come out and support your friends and local artists!
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Name: Ilenia Pezzaniti //
Bio: Ilenia Pezzaniti is a multidisciplinary artist living in Akron. She studied photojournalism and works as a freelance photographer and videographer. She is currently pursuing another degree in studio art.

Hello everyone! Here is one of the artists that will be featured at our showcase this Saturday! Come out and support you...
12/19/2019

Hello everyone! Here is one of the artists that will be featured at our showcase this Saturday! Come out and support your friends and local artists!
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Name: Darnell Creates //
Bio: From childhood, I've always enjoyed exploration, nature landscapes and self-expression through creative outlets. Born & raised in Cleveland, I have been very fortunate to set my eyes on many landscapes, living & visiting in and outside of my hometown -- which fuels my passion in photography. This has led me to be recognized locally on several occassions, as I was recently selected to have four pieces of my photography to be on display through March 2020 at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport!

Throughout my 10+ year professional experience in a variety of creative roles, I have been fortunate to have worked in mediums such as video production, graphic design, photography and as a web developer.
The invaluable lessons learned from these various tenures and a "student of life" mentality is carried throughout any creative project I work on -- be it web development, design or photography.

Hello everybody! Don’t forget that on Saturday we have 12 talented artists who will be displaying their work at the stud...
12/16/2019

Hello everybody! Don’t forget that on Saturday we have 12 talented artists who will be displaying their work at the studio! It will be a great time, and a great opportunity to support local artists (you might be able to find some great last minute Christmas gifts!). This is a FREE event, so bring all of your friends (and if you don’t have any friends, we’ll be your friend)!

Hello everybody! Don’t forget that on Saturday we have 12 talented artists who will be displaying their work at the stud...
12/16/2019

Hello everybody! Don’t forget that on Saturday we have 12 talented artists who will be displaying their work at the studio! It will be a great time, and a great opportunity to support local artists (you might be able to find some great last minute Christmas gifts!). This is a FREE event, so bring all of your friends (and if you don’t have any friends, we’ll be your friend)!

✨ Announcement! ✨We are going to be hosting our first artist showcase on December 21st! We are looking for 10 artists of...
11/23/2019

✨ Announcement! ✨

We are going to be hosting our first artist showcase on December 21st! We are looking for 10 artists of ALL kinds who are interested in our first display! We’re hoping to make this a monthly or bi-monthly event, and we’re so grateful to have a space to help support artists. Here are the specs:

• there is a $25 fee for each artist to be included (all proceeds will go into catering to make sure we have an awesome event)
• each artist will have a 2.5ft x 4ft portion of our gallery wall to utilize their works (yep, a gallery wall) + table space
• works will be on display in our studio for the next month!
• artists involved will have an artist profile on our website & feature on social media
• artists are encouraged to bring items to sell, and all artists keep 100%
• we will be opening our doors to the public on 12/21 so anyone come check out the showcase!

Spots will be first come first serve! If you’re interested, please email us at [email protected] for payment information & more details about the showcase.

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Akron, OH
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The entire graduating class of 2022 has overcome so many challenges in their high school career. I am honored to capture these celebratory photos for Kathryn to help her celebrate the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new and exciting one. You are powerful, smart, and resilient. You are ready to take the world by storm!

Thank you to Akron Photo Society for the beautiful space to create.
Spent a little time this morning with these 3 Boss Babes (who are also 3 of my own brow babes) and my mini me cheerleader getting some photos taken for my business profile. It is a blessing being surrounded by hard working talented women! If you haven’t subscribed to She Show Videos YouTube channel then now is the time. Also, Haley Taylor does an amazing job with photos!
Also, check out the Akron Photo Society’s space for your next photo shoot!

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If this isn't the pregnancy glow I don't know what is! This momma is GORGEOUS 😍

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Perhaps you heard the news?!? 📣 Yoga at Lakewood Truck Park will now take place on the second Saturday of each month - starting this Saturday! Everything else stays the same: the hour long class starts at 10am, with a complimentary mimosa (or beer or non-alcoholic option) after! 🥂

SAVE THE DATES:
🔸 November 13th
🔸 December 11th
🔸 January 8th
🔸 February 12th
🔸 March 12th

Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-at-the-lakewood-truck-park-tickets-111045110916

📸: on IG // Marybeth Esposito
📍: Akron Photo Society

I'm only teaching ONCE this weekend 😮😮😮 so save your spot for yoga at Lakewood Truck Park this Saturday. Class at 10am, complimentary mimosa (or beer or non-alcoholic option) after!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-at-the-lakewood-truck-park-tickets-111045110916

p.s. Due to the weather, it looks like we'll be inside LTP this weekend. 🌧

📸: on IG
📍: Akron Photo Society

DID YOU KNOW that September is National Yoga Month? 🙏 There's no better time to get on your mat!

My September yoga teaching schedule ⤵️

🥂 SATURDAYS at 10am
On the patio at Lakewood Truck Park
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-at-the-lakewood-truck-park-tickets-111045110916

🍻 SUNDAY 9/5 at 10am
Platform Beer Co.'s Lorain Avenue taproom's patio
Register here: https://platformbeer.co/upcoming-events/yoga-on-the-patio

✈️ SUNDAY 9/12 & 9/26 at 1pm
On the patio at Flight Cleveland
🍷 9/12 class registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-on-the-patio-at-flight-cleveland-tickets-168293204505
🍷 9/26 class registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-on-the-patio-at-flight-cleveland-tickets-168293615735
p.s. the Browns home opener is at 4:25pm that afternoon so come pregame with us! 🏈

🌿 TUESDAY 9/14 at 6pm
On the lawn at Legacy Village
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-village-w-alicia-hansen-tuesday-september-14-2021-tickets-166120762673

...AND more info coming soon re: my day-long yoga retreat happening right here in CLE this fall! 🙌🏻

Happy to DM you direct links or answer any questions - leave me a comment below and LMK how I can help!

📷: on IG // Marybeth Esposito
📍: Akron Photo Society

NINE YEARS ✨ During the summer of 2012 - around the time I was midway through my 200 yoga teacher training - I would take my golden retriever, Grady, hiking in the Cleveland Metroparks. As we'd walk, I'd say the same set of words over and over and over again:

inhale hands high
exhale forward fold
inhale halfway lift
exhale high plank to low
inhale updog/cobra
exhale down dog

I never thought I'd be saying them for nearly a decade, but I couldn't imagine the past nine years without teaching this practice and the amazing experiences and incredible relationships I have had because of it.

THANK YOU. To those who practice with me. To those that partner with me. To those that cheer me on. Let's see what we can do before I get to double digits... 😉

📸: Marybeth Esposito // on IG
📍: Akron Photo Society
Things are looking up 🙏🙏🙏 join me for a class this weekend:

SATURDAY 6/26 at 10AM
Yoga at Lakewood Truck Park
includes a complimentary mimosa after 🥂🍊
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-at-the-lakewood-truck-park-tickets-134259488745

SUNDAY 6/27 at 9AM
Groove Cycle at GrooveRyde Woodmere
Register at grooveryde.com/woodmere

SUNDAY 6/27 at 1PM
Yoga on the Patio at Flight Cleveland
Includes a complimentary Bellini after!
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-on-the-patio-at-flight-cleveland-tickets-159333578021

📸: Marybeth Esposito // on IG
📍: Akron Photo Society
🚨🚨 A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨🚨

...is coming Monday 😉 Seriously tho: more yoga news is GOOD NEWS for everyone... and there's LOTS OF IT coming your way. Until then, join me for a class this weekend!

SATURDAYS at 10AM at Lakewood Truck Park
includes a complimentary mimosa after 🥂🍊
FYI, I'm planning on being out on the patio this weekend! 🙌🏻
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-at-the-lakewood-truck-park-tickets-111045110916

THIS SUNDAY 5/16 at 11AM at Phunkenship by Platform
Complimentary beer included after class! 🍻
Register here: https://platformbeer.co/merchandise/yoga-at-phunkenship

MONDAYS at 5:45PM: GrooveRyde Mantra Monday Outdoor Power Yoga
on The Van Aken District lawn all summer long!
Register at grooveryde.com/vanaken

HMU with questions - I'd love to have you join me at a class soon!

📸: Marybeth Esposito // on IG
📍: Akron Photo Society
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