SHINY PENNY STUDIOSVIBE: MIDWESTERN
We focus on laid-back photography sessions in your favorite spots around Northeast Ohio, and cover wedding celebrations of all shapes and sizes throughout the Midwest.
Body-positive, woman-owned, celebrating diversity, and lifting up the next generation of storytellers is the heart of our company.
Troop Leader, Player One, Wild Child, Hype Girl
As a photographer, I have a unique background in that I got my start on the theatre stage and not behind a camera. My theater directing experience allows me to anticipate moments of human emotion and expression that show in my work. Helping you to look your best, is what I do best. I also know a thing or two about great lighting, setting the scene, and wrangling groups of people and pets. (Don't underestimate the abilities of anyone who has directed a community theatre production of Annie, and has lived to tell the tale.)
In my "off" time you will find me out in the woods hiking and camping my way through our National Parks with my 9 lb. mutt, Nutmeg. Or as I like to call it - location scouting!
Player Two, Dress Fluffer, Girl Friday, Kitten Wrangler
Hannah Floyd is a recent college graduate, majoring in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance. Though she may be making music for a career, she has a passion for photography. Getting her first Nikon in high school, she has learned and honed her skills to better herself as a photographer. Having a background in theatre also, Hannah knows how to naturally and comfortable pose clients, use lighting, and how to capture the genuine moments in a session.
Thoughts From Our Clients
Henry and Kaylea
“My fiance and I have used Keli for many different occasions and our engagement shoot was no exception to her brilliant level of creativity and service. Keli's vibe is laid back yet professional. She is fun to be around and really makes you feel like you've known her for a long time, which is good for a photographer. Even for people who are a little uncomfortable posing in front of a camera, you can be sure that each of Keli's photos is incredible and well planned out. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
WANT TO HEAR A FUNNY STORY ABOUT THE BUSINESS NAME?
Schimelpfenig (shim-ul-finn-egg) is not the easiest last name to pronounce so I decided to go with the English translation of the name that my family was (long-ago) told translated to "shiny penny." I cruise along a few years with the name and then I meet a couple from Germany who smile and then say "moldy penny," after I tell them my name. I give them a confused (and perhaps horrified) look and the woman then explains that my last name translates to "moldy penny." Google translate verified the dirty family lie. Someone asked afterward if I would be changing the business name and I said the only name I would be changing would be my last name - Keli Glänzendpfenig has a ring to it!