Akron Photo Society

Akron Photo Society Akron Photo Society is a unique space located in the heart of Akron, Ohio. Curated by photographers Maddie Draffan and Matt Clapper, this space can be rented out by other creatives who need a one-of-a-kind place to work.
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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 @kigraphics 🌿

Models: @camillaflorenca @rechasa
Planner: @eventcustoms
Makeup: @littybugs_beauty
Florals: @nppdesigns
Dress: @lulus @lulusweddings
Venue: @akronphotosociety
Organizers: @kigraphics @amandahemstreetphotography #styledAK

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

How dreamy are these? We love a maternity moment ✨ Captured by @natural.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 @fabio_buttons 🌿.We love seeing & sharing what you create here with us in our space. F...
08/29/2020

Some beautiful family captures by @fabio_buttons 🌿
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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!

Please read 🖤
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 🌿

• Today’s Featured Artists ✨•.Photographer: @krysty_coada_photography | Location: @akronphotosociety 📍📸.We love to see p...
03/02/2020

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Photographer: @krysty_coada_photography | Location: @akronphotosociety 📍📸
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We love to see portraits shot by you! Feel free to DM us with any work you’ve created at Akron Photo Society 💫
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#ohio #ohiophotographer #akronphotographer #ohiomodel #akronmodel #collectivetrend #creatives #studio #akron #akronstudio #akronphotosociety #akronphotography #ohiophotography #historical #cleveland #ohiostudio #bfgoodrich #akroncreatives #thedevilstrip #akronart #ohioartist #akron @ Akron, Ohio

• Today’s Featured Artists •.Photographer: @kristenhardestyphoto |  Model: @maria_disalvo | Location: @akronphotosociety...
03/01/2020

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Photographer: @kristenhardestyphoto | Model: @maria_disalvo | Location: @akronphotosociety 📍📸
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We love to see portraits shot by you!! DM us with any work you’ve created at Akron Photo Society 💫
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#ohio #ohiophotographer #akronphotographer #ohiomodel #akronmodel #collectivetrend #creatives #studio #akron #akronstudio #akronphotosociety #akronphotography #ohiophotography #historical #cleveland #ohiostudio #bfgoodrich #akroncreatives #thedevilstrip #akronart #ohioartist #akron @ Akron, Ohio

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: @osho_kvt 📸 | In frame: @abbeyy_elizabethh / @heykatebee / @hannah_sensius ✨ | Location: @akronphotosociet...
02/29/2020

Photographer: @osho_kvt 📸 | In frame: @abbeyy_elizabethh / @heykatebee / @hannah_sensius ✨ | Location: @akronphotosociety 📍🖤
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We love seeing images you guys shoot & share in our studio! Feel free to message us with your images 💫
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#ohiophotographer #akronphotography #akron #ohio #clevelandmodel #ohiomodel #studio #ohiostudio #portrait #photographer #photography #akronphotosociety @ Akron Photo Society

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 boudoir, 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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02/10/2020

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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 @akronphotosociety art show last week 📷 🖼 🎨 🍷
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#local #localart #wine #photography #akron @e_smith_creative @e_smith_analog @nina.free @ Akron Photo Society

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 // @riotlain
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 // @darnellcreates
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.

Hey friends, it’s been awhile 💫We’re excited to announce our first paint night with Kitti Johanni! Come enjoy a night of...
10/02/2019
Akron Photo Society Presents: *Spooky* Sip & Paint with Kitti

Hey friends, it’s been awhile 💫

We’re excited to announce our first paint night with Kitti Johanni! Come enjoy a night of sipping wine & spooky painting on October 27th from 5pm-9pm 👻 Tickets go on sale at midnight - be sure to grab a seat!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/akron-photo-society-presents-spooky-sip-paint-with-kitti-tickets-75018168361

Come enjoy a fun (spooky) evening of painting and wine in Akron’s industrial studio, guided by experienced painter Kitti Johanni!

It’s that time again! Join us for an Open Studio day on July 21st 💫 Bring your cameras, friends, or just come hang out!
07/02/2019

It’s that time again! Join us for an Open Studio day on July 21st 💫 Bring your cameras, friends, or just come hang out!

• Today’s Featured Artists •.Photographer: @mlc_everything // Model: @summawind .To be featured, DM us with any work you...
06/26/2019

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Photographer: @mlc_everything
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To be featured, DM us with any work you’ve created at Akron Photo Society 💫
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#ohio #ohiophotographer #akronphotographer #ohiomodel #akronmodel #collectivetrend #creatives #studio #akron #akronstudio #akronphotosociety #akronphotography #ohiophotography #historical #historicallocation #ohiostudio #bfgoodrich #akroncreatives #thedevilstrip #akronart #ohioartist @ Akron Photo Society

We hope that everyone’s week is off to a great start ✨ But we have a question for you all, have you been or worked at th...
06/17/2019

We hope that everyone’s week is off to a great start ✨ But we have a question for you all, have you been or worked at the studio yet? We are looking to feature work done by the artists who have worked at the studio 💫✨ Please feel free to DM with any questions you may have and make sure if you haven’t been to the studio yet to book with us today! (Click the link in the bio)
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#ohio #ohiophotographer #akronphotographer #ohiomodel #akronmodel #collectivetrend #creatives #studio #akron #akronstudio #akronphotosociety #akronphotography #ohiophotography #historical #historicallocation #ohiostudio #bfgoodrich #akroncreatives #thedevilstrip #akronart #ohioartist

One thing we love about the studio is the fact that it is always changing! We love switching up the sets and interchangi...
06/12/2019

One thing we love about the studio is the fact that it is always changing! We love switching up the sets and interchanging details like the rugs and props ✨ We always encourage those who create here to do the same 💫 Visit our website to book a studio reservation today!

Akronphotosociety.com

There’s a lot of great content and ideas going on at the studio right now, we can’t wait to share more details with you ...
06/08/2019

There’s a lot of great content and ideas going on at the studio right now, we can’t wait to share more details with you all 💫 for now, tag any and all of your favorite artists, brands, and creatives below ✨

Happy Friday everyone! If you haven’t yet, make sure to click the link in the bio and check out our new website which no...
06/07/2019

Happy Friday everyone! If you haven’t yet, make sure to click the link in the bio and check out our new website which now has a calendar/scheduling feature! ✨✨✨

We are very excited to share that our studio website is live! The new website now features a calendar/booking feature so...
06/06/2019

We are very excited to share that our studio website is live! The new website now features a calendar/booking feature so you can see our availability and schedule with us online! ✨ make sure to click the link below and tell us what you think!

Akronphotosociety.com

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05/31/2019

Akron Photo Society's cover photo

• Today’s Feature •.Photographer: @madisonpants // Model: @hannah_sensius ....#ohiophotographer #akronphotographer #crea...
05/25/2019

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Photographer: @madisonpants // Model: @hannah_sensius
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• Today’s Feature •.Photographer: @laurengraysonportraitartist  ....#creatives #akronphotographer #akronphotosociety #oh...
05/13/2019

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Photographer: @laurengraysonportraitartist
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#creatives #akronphotographer #akronphotosociety #ohiophotographer #collectivetrend #ohio #akron @ Akron Photo Society

• Today’s Feature •.Photographer: @nicoledehoffphotography / @ Akron, Ohio
05/02/2019

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Photographer: @nicoledehoffphotography / @ Akron, Ohio

• Today’s Feature •.Photographer: @blackhoneyphoto // Model: @kitti.johanni
04/06/2019

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Photographer: @blackhoneyphoto // Model: @kitti.johanni

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