An aesthetic-driven team of photographers, videographers, designers, and planners with a passion for boundless love

You have the unique opportunity to have your wedding day designed and planned by an aesthetic driven team. Each and every detail of the day is approached from a visual perspective, taking into account photography aspects like composition, lighting, negative space, and overall mood. There is no room for miscommunication, and your wedding day is destined to be seamless when these two teams are under the same roof.

my favorite part of my job? the look on your face when you see your wedding photos



David started photographing weddings in 2007 and has been photographing weddings all over the world for the past 15 years. While building what Swidrak & Co. is today, he spent 11 of those years serving as a worship pastor in churches in northeast Ohio. It's here where he met his wife, Brittany, and they now have identical twin girls, Adeline & Avery. David and Brittany celebrated 10 years of marriage in 2021 by renewing their vows in Valley of Fire State Park, NV.
Clare, of course, was there to photograph it. 

David Swidrak
Owner & Lead Photographer

David is the full heart and driven soul behind Swidrak & Co. His passion for art in all forms and the overall grandeur of weddings inspired his company, designed for refined and genuine storytelling. Captivated by each love story he encounters, David documents your beautiful, fleeting moments with deep purpose and intent.

Lead Photographer

Clare is a born and raised Clevelander. She got married to her husband, Michael in 2020 as a Swidrak & Co. bride and joined the team as a photographer in 2021! They have two dogs, and a cat named Olive. Until David recruited Clare as his associate photographer, she worked as a full time registered nurse, and did photography as her side hustle.

Clare prefers sunrises over sunsets, beer over wine, and mountains over beaches. Lord of the rings is her favorite movie series, loves to binge watch the Office, and anything chicken bacon ranch is her favorite meal. 

let's be friends @swidrakCo_Clare

Clare Sloan

Wedding Planner

As a Wedding Planner Kate lives a lifestyle and career full of creativity, love, and time spent with people. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating memorable experiences through planning and design, each wedding is a uniquely gratifying opportunity to make meaningful connections and bring your perfect vision to life.

Kate has always been drawn to the charm of a life filled with meeting new people and experiencing new places. There are very few things she enjoys more than getting together with her family, whether it be a big holiday gathering or a casual weekend hangout. Her love of books and a good rom-com fuels her fascination with storytelling and she believes that every moment in life deserves to be cherished and celebrated.

She is a creative with every fiber of her being, expressing art not only as a wedding designer, but as a choreographer, pianist, writer, painter, singer, and any other hobby she picks up. Kate is your wedding planner, your biggest fan, your new best friend, and an essential part of your planning and design process.

let's be friends @swidrakCo_kate

Kate Lund

Director of Videography

I’m Jared! I am the Director of Videography here at Swidrak & Co. I’m married to Sarah and together we have 3 fantastic kids (who sometimes feel like an army of 100… but that’s beside the point). We love them, they love us, we have a good time!

I call Cleveland home (born & raised) but have lived in Sacramento & Dallas as well. What doctors might assume is high cholesterol and blocked arteries is actually a monumental amount of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings trivia hidden within my literal heart. I love a good cup of coffee and I love visiting new coffee shops with Sarah. I constantly dream of mountains (like Bilbo… again, Lord of the Rings - sorry, I told you) but still feel at home in Ohio by the big lakes.

I’ve been dabbling in photography and videography as long as I can remember - high school, college years, etc. Eventually I picked up a used Canon 5D Mk ii and decided to turn a growing passion into a career and here we are today!

I love to tell stories through videography and that massively impacts my work at Swidrak & Co. When we capture a wedding day, we aren’t just making cute little recap videos - we are creating passionately romantic cinema pieces that will tell and retell the story of your wedding day for the rest of your life. 

let's be friends @swidrakco_jared

Jared Howell

Lead Photographer

Ellen was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. She is not only the sister of David Swidrak, but has spent the last 6 years as his assistant at all of his weddings. While she’s not behind a camera, she spends her time raising 4 beautiful children with her husband, Justin.

Ellen is a creative through and through in all areas of her life. From the aesthetics of her home to cooking a delicious batch of fettucine alfredo from scratch. She excels in everything she does including capturing love as a wedding photographer. She loves spending time with family and is always up for a glass of wine.

let's be friends @swidrakCo_ellen

Ellen Schibley

Design Assistant

As an assistant designer, Ariana finds her passion in creating beautiful and personal experiences with everyone she works with. With a background and education in design, Ariana uses everything she’s learned and the experience she’s gained to create design that is not only breathtaking but meaningful. She appreciates making genuine connections with people and using their stories to create memories that last a lifetime.

Ariana is a designer in every facet of life. Whether designing a new brand, a website, or an interior space she carries her love for creativity into each aspect of her life. Outside of design, she finds inspiration in reading good books, crafting new recipes, spending time outdoors, or with her loved ones. More than anything Ariana values quality connections with people and applies that to the working relationships she creates. 

Whether an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, Ariana is dedicated to bringing your vision to life.

Ariana Deiulis

Jose Leal

Chay Bueter

HR Manager

Brittany Swidrak

Assistant Photographer

Anastasia Otto

Assistant Videographer

Sam Vasquez


Assistant Photographer

Dan Toerek

Assistant Videographer

Lead Videographer



Swidrak & Co truly made all of our dreams come true! The attention to detail, professionalism, and guidance from David & his team was 10/10 from the start

- Sabrina & regan

From the help we received in planning to the absolutely incredible photos we will forever cherish, there is no doubt that working with Swidrak & Co was by far the best investment we made for our wedding day!


Let's take things to the next level and make your wedding dreams come true. From day one, we are here to design your look, feel and mood, capturing all the emotion that comes with it. You only get to live your wedding day once, but with us, you can relive those memories for a lifetime. 

let's work together