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Abby Chandler

Abby opened CWC Productions while still in high school. She continues to run the company today. Abby has a passion for weddings. She will hear songs on the radio and picture how they will look in a wedding day music video. When she sees beautiful landscapes her brain superimposes a bridal couple in the foreground. The only thing that might tie with weddings is Abby’s love for children, you will notice in the sample photos the flower girls and ring bearers get a lot of attention!

Abby is married to John Chandler and has two stepsons, John and Luke, and the newest members of the family, Clark and Chloe, her twins. She enjoys scrapbooking photos of the kids and loves to take them on adventures to parks, museums, and swimming. Abby is very outgoing and fun loving. Keep an eye on her and you will be sure to catch her dancing at your wedding reception, camera in hand, loving her job!

Hannah Gerdes

Hannah met Abby when Hannah helped her teach bible school. Abby knew right away she had what it took to be a member of the CWC team. Hannah is responsible and on task. She somehow always knows where she needs to be when. Hannah is a very active member of Church Hill Church and keeps herself busy in theater, band, speech and debate, choir and cross country at Ursuline Highschool. Hannah's smile can light up any room and she shares it often.

Mike Williamson

Mike volunteers at Trinity playhouse, who have long considered CWC Productions to be their official film company for many years. Mike builds sets for the play house but has also spent many a play behind his still camera capturing moments for the cast. He is well rounded in the tech world as he also sets up giant LED screens for Multi Media Farms, runs audio for his church and helps kids grades K - 4 in the computer lab for Canfield local Schools. His one daughter, Aimee, attends Grove City College. We are happy to have Mike as part of our team.

Hannah, Eric and Mike are the key players this year. We have many other filmers who help lighten the load during busy season. We carefully train each crew member to ensure every video is of the highest possible quality. Here’s a peek at a few other people you might see at your wedding.

Brian Pinti

Brian got the job as filmographer because he has been friends with Abby’s husband since they were learning to drive. Brian kept his job with CWC because he has a natural talent behind the camera. It is his job to roam without a tripod and get the extra creative angles. He loves working with CWC and is always ready to lend a helping hand. He says his favorite part of the day is the park because it’s real. There are no formalities there and you really get to know the people you are working with. Brian loves motorcycles, riding them, watching them race and working on them.

Mike Tarantino

Mike is Abby’s father. He started her off in this career with many pieces of equipment as Christmas gifts. He has always been a part of CWC, encouraging, directing, financing, teaching, facilitating, photographing, filming and yes, even fighting. He has an amazing creative eye and likes to film without the tripod. His favorite part would probably be the formal slow dances. He loves to film them and always sneaks a hug to Abby right after the father daughter dance. Mike owns his own company called IM Image Marketing. He offers logo design, advertising design, photo retouching, DVD authoring, transfers, and web design as you see here! He is married and has another daughter along with five grandchildren who he loves to swim with!

Cheryl Politano

Cheryl has been a close friend of Abby and Mike even before she started filming. She has a wonderful ability to run a camera on a tripod. She is a go getter and often helps direct at the park and during the music video filming. Cheryl is a joy to be around and often becomes friends with your entire bridal party without you even noticing! Cheryl enjoys filming the bride getting ready. She loves to get to know some of the key players before the day begins. Cheryl is married and has three children in high school. She is always on the go with them, her job as a caterer, her full-time job as a nurse's assistant, her church, and her other volunteer work. She doesn’t sleep much but when she does she makes it count!

John Chandler

John is Abby’s husband and although his primary Saturday job is to stay home with their four children while Abby photographs, John does have the talent needed behind a camera and fills in wonderfully at a moments notice. John has an IT background and now owns his own business as well, Paladin Brewing. He is very supportive of Abby's business and speaks highly of her work any chance he gets.

Ginger Dueley

Ginger is Abby’s aunt who also shares a passion for photography. Ginger is very dependable and loves to help. She does less weddings now that she moved to Columbus but loves to come along for photography only weddings and does an excellent job as a second shooter. Ginger is married to her husband Ron and they have a teenage daughter, Eilish, who also enjoys to photograph.

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About CWC Productions

CWC Productions has been offering both filming and photography in the Youngstown, Ohio area since 1997. We started out small, learning from the high school TV production class. I went on to graduate from the New York institute of Photography. Each year we grew in equipment, weddings, and crew experience.

Weddings are truly a passion for us, and we take great pride in making a finished product that we can be proud of and that you will be thrilled to show off. Thank you for considering CWC Productions when planning your big day!

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