ARLEE LYNN REUST
Hi, I'm Arlee! I'm the owner, creative director, and lead photographer at AzkaLynn Collective, LLC! YES! I love taking photos- obviously! However, that's not what I want my clients to know. The number one thing about me is that I am first and foremost a business gal. I firmly believe that any photographer can stand out with their images nowadays, but that it also takes exceptional customer service and management skills to truly give clients the whole package that they truly deserve.
PHOTO CAPTURED BY APRIL G PHOTOGRAPHY
I am a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, and I graduated in 2012 from the Boler School of Business with a Bachelors in Business Management & a concentration in Human Resources. John Carroll is known for inspiring a sprit of entrepreneurship in its students. I was able to use my education in the development of my very own business, AzkaLynn Collective. Running a business is something that is very familiar to me- my parents had their own art gallery and custom frame shop for more than 30 years in Rocky River, Ohio, so I definitely know what it takes to be an entrepreneur!
My little dream of AzkaLynn Photography took off in 2013. However, I have been photographing my whole life, thanks to my father! He took me to camera classes at Dodd camera as young as 8 years old (I was always the youngest in the class!). While I am currently employed with photography full time now, in the past I have served for four years as the Admissions Supervisor for the Cleveland Animal Protective League, the humane society for Cuyahoga County.
I am a military wife, mom to an amazing little boy named Liam, daughter of entrepreneurs, and fur mom to 4 cats, 1 dog, and a beautiful horse. In my spare time I love to be with my family, ride my horse, and vacation at the beach (Myrtle Beach to be more specific!).
PHOTOS BELOW CAPTURED BY APRIL G PHOTOGRAPHY
yes, i am a 'mom-tog'. and that makes me the photographer i am today.
I am the proud momma of a beautiful little boy named Liam. Before this lovely soul entered into existence I thought that capturing love, marriage, and family, was fun. However, once I created this little amazing human I understood that capturing family and love is capturing what truly ignites a persons soul, and that I am honored to call this my profession. Love and children are the most important things that we will do in this world, and that they deserve to be remembered. The thought that one day all we will have is photos is very humbling.
The pure love and adoration I have for my child and family is not something I can put into words. Therefore, I speak through photos. It's my goal to bring this gift to your family as well.
PHOTOS BELOW CAPTURED BY ERIN DAVISON PHOTOGRAPHY OF CANTON, OHIO
ANNA ELIZABETH WINTERS: LEAD SHOOTER + SOCIAL MEDIA
Anna joined the AzkaLynn team in 2016 to first assist with administrative tasks and second shooting. It was immediately apparent that she had the same eye as Arlee, and excelled as a photographer almost immediately! Anna and Arlee are cousins, but they look, act, and shoot more like twin sisters and many call them this! Anna is now a lead shooter for weddings and portrait sessions and also assists with administrative office work as well as our social media presence.
Besides photography Anna owns Whisk Me Away Bakery, a local bakery with tasty treats, including wedding cakes! She also enjoys time with her two pups, Bertie and Ernie.