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50 Best Concert Photos by Music Photographer Mara Robinson

Internationally published Akron and Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson has been photographing bands and concerts for over 10 years. She lives near Akron but travels worldwide. Mara is a portrait photographer at heart who specializes in music photography, concert photography, band photography, portrait photography, headshot photography,product photography, event photography and wedding photography.  

Mara honed her skills as an Akron and Cleveland music photographer and concert photographer, with the goal of capturing iconic images of the bands she loves. She attended concerts almost every week, photographing in the poorly lit venues peppering northeast Ohio. She jokes that she literally learned how to shoot in the dark.  She’s crossed state lines to attend shows in Chicago, Detroit, Pennsylvania and New York. She’s been a press photographer for several music festivals, including Nelsonville Music Festival, Brite Winter, and Pitchfork Music Festival and Riot Fest in Chicago. 

It wasn’t long before she became known throughout various music scenes as one of the best music photographers around. As we begin 2019, we wanted to look back at some of Mara’s best concert photos. We hope you enjoy them! 

Matthew Houck by Akron music photographer, Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Phosphorescent at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Boardman High School by Youngstown portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Boardman High School by Youngstown portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Michael Fitzpatrick music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Fitz and the Tantrums at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography of Michael Fitzpatrick, Noelle Scaggs by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Fitz and the Tantrums at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Jesse Keeler, Sebastien Grainger music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at the House of Blues, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Keith Morris (OFF!. Black Flag) at Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Luke Spiller (The Struts) at the House of Blues, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Luke Spiller, The Struts, at the House of Blues, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Brit Floyd at the Akron Civic Theatre concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Boardman High School music photography by Youngstown portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
The GOASTT music photography by Akron music photographer,
Sean Lennon, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) at Nelsonville Music Festival, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photogrphy by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Charlotte Kemp Muhl, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT), at Nelsonville Music Festival, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
The GOASTT music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Hugh Mallard, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) at Nelsonville Music Festival concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Boardman High School, music photography by Youngstown portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Tallmadge portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Youngstown portrait photographer, Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Project Mayhem concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Matthew Houck, band photo music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Phosphorescent at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Ishmael Butler music photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Butterfly, Digable Planets, at Musica concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
keytar, music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Howard Jones, Retro Futura tour, at Northfield Hard Rock Rocksino concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
band photo, music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Pavement at Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
J Mascis, Dinosaur Jr, at Riot Fest Chicago, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Howard Jones, Retro Futura 2017, at Northfield Hard Rock Rocksino, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Stu Mackenzie, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, at Beachland Ballroom concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Shaun Fleming, Diane Coffee, at Beachland Ballroom concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Luna music band photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips (Luna) at the Grog Shop concet photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Yuck drummer music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Jonny Rogoff (Yuck) at Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Squeeze music photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Squeeze at the Goodyear Theater, concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Ezra Furman at Nelsonville Music Festival concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) at Nelsonville Music Festival concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Sia dancer Maddie Ziegler, music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Sia at the Wolstein Center, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
band photography by Akron portrait photographer Mara Robinson,
Reeve Carney at Beachland Ballroom, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
band photo music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Modest Mouse at Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music potography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Bob Mould, Jon Wurster, at Riot Fest Chicago, concet photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Charles Bradley at Nelsonville Music Festival, concert photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Ted Ex Cleveland event photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Cloud Nothings concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Pet Sounds 50th anniversary 2017 tour by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) by concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
music band photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Paul Sprangers (Free Energy) at Pitchfork Music Festival concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Neko Case singer music photography by Akron portrait photographer Mara Robinson
Kelly Hogan, Pitchfork Music Festival 2011, by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
band photography by Akron music phortographer Mara Robinson
Kurt Vile at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Kurt Vile and the Violators music band photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Kurt Vile at the Grog Shop, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Lightning Bolt music photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Lightning Bolt, Brian Chippendale, Brian Gibson, at Pitchfork Music Festival, concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
band photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Mucca Pazza at the Nelsonville Music Festival concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
BRMC music photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Peter Hayes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, at the House of Blues, by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Black Francis, Pixies, music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Frank Black, Joey Santiago, Pixies, at Blossom Music Center, concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Free Energy guitarist music photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Scott Wells, Free Energy, at the Happy Dog concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Andrew Scott, Patrick Pentland, Chris Murphy, Jay Ferguson at the Grog Shop by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Sloan concert photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
band photography by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Scott Terry (Red Wanting Blue) and Will Hoge at Goodyear Theater concert photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Dean Dinning, Glen Phillips, Jonathan Kingham, Todd Nichols, band photography by Akron music photographer Mara Robinson
Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Kent Stage by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson

 

 

Mara enjoys good music from every genre and style. She’s a fully independent portrait and event photographer with a fully insured LLC. Whenever we need photography, we use Mara.  

All photos shown here are available for purchase. Prints, wall art, canvas, velvet metal prints and products are available at www.MaraRobinson.com. Simply click the images you want to purchase and add the sizes you want to your cart. 

Learn more and see much more of her wonderful photography at www.MaraRobinson.com

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Wedding Photography by Akron photographer Mara Robinson Photography

We recently ran a piece on independent, internationally published Akron photographer Mara Robinson, where we featured 50 of her best concert photographs. But Mara specializes in a variety of photography, including portrait photography, event photography and wedding photography, throughout the Tallmadge, Akron, Kent, Cleveland and Youngstown areas and beyond. So with wedding season right around the corner, we thought we’d feature some of her best wedding photography as well.

bride and groom by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
First look at Squire’s Castle, wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography

Mara started outover 10 years ago in music photography and portrait photography. She quickly became known as one of the best music photographers in the area, and it wasn’t long before these same artists and concert goers started asking her to photograph their portraits and, yes, even their weddings.

bride and groom with bubbles by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bubble exit portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography

One fateful afternoon, while attending a barbecue at a friend’s house, Mara met a fellow wedding photographer named Karen who already knew her by reputation. Karen immediately asked Mara to be her second shooter on some upcoming weddings. This relationship went on for over three years, with an average of 16 weddings a year, until Mara continued on her own. 

windows on the river wedding photography by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
silhouette bride and groom at cleveland aquarium wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography

Mara lives in Tallmadge near Akron but works throughout northeast Ohio including Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown and beyond, and is available for travel worldwide. Aside from wedding photography, Mara also specializes in portrait photography, headshot photography, event photography, music photography, concert photography, band photography, product photography and more.

bridal party by Youngstown wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding party at Mill Creek Park Boardman / Youngstown wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography of yellow 1927 Dodge Roadster by Tallmadge photography by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride and groom with wedding car portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Clevelnd wedding at The Vault, The Nine, by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
groom portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride and groom kiss portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
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bride and groom in downtown Kent, Ohio by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bridal party by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
fun wedding party at Cleveland Script Sign wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Akron portrait photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Youngstown / Boardman bride and groom at Mill Creek Park portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Akron portrait photographer groom at stan hywet by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
groom at stan hywet portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride and groom at Lake Erie portrait photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding reception by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
garter toss by Tallmadge wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
 wedding photography by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride with flower girls by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bridal party by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding party at Cleveland Public Library wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride and groom at Akron Art Museum, wedding photography by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding party by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
groomsmen with Cleveland skyline by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Akron photography by Akron portrait photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bride portrait by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
bridal party by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Cleveland wedding party by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding photography by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson
bride and groom at Cleveland Cultural Gardens by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson
bridal party by Cleveland wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding party at Case Western Reserve University by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
Bride and groom Akron photography by Tallmadge wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography
wedding photography at Akron Art Museum by Akron wedding photographer Mara Robinson Photography

Learn more and see more photos at www.MaraRobinson.com.

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