Monday, June 29, 2009

Youngshin and Samir's wedding

I photographed Youngshin and Samir's wedding at the Abington Art Center on June 6, 09. Wow this was the most fun I think I ever had photographing a wedding! Where do I begin? First of all the Abington art Center is such a great venue, lots of great spaces and sculptures to take fun artistic photos around. The ceremony is under a big life size frame and the reception is outdoors. People can mingle around the galleries too.
Youngshin and Samir were so much fun! When I first met with them, Youngshin told me she likes to be goofy in photos but also wanted some serious ones too. They have a great sense of humor, (you can tell by the photo booth.) They also have a sweet connection between them that I really enjoyed capturing.
Youngshin and Samir saw my photos of the photo booth set up at my own wedding. They wanted the same fun style so we both brought lots of funny dress up accessories for the guests to wear in the photos. The photo booth also had a remote so people could take their own photos and I find they are more outgoing when they get to see them on the t.v. screen too. I hope to get more of my clients interested in this fun idea!
The lighting was by Synergetic Sounds. The jungle leaves design on the ceiling was the perfect element to add to the atmosphere. The best part was later in the night when an Afro-Brazilian drum band named Mamadele Productions played. Everyone went nuts dancing! It was a surprise to the bride and groom from a group of friends and probably the best gift! Everyone was sweating and moving to the drums! I have never seen so much energy at a wedding before!

Thanks to Rebecca Barger for being my second shooter and for getting so many great images too.

Some of Samir's dance moves!

Youngshin is beautiful! She had her makeup done at the MAC counter in Willow grove mall.

Too funny! Youngshin wore these socks before the ceremony so her feet would not hurt from her strappy shoes. This photo sums up this couples sense of humor!

I love the bright colors. They changed into traditional wedding garments for the dinner hour. Jeffrey Miller catering made an amazing dinner.

Then the fun begins! This band was hot!

Ever seen a bride do this?!

This is the band in the photo booth. They could not quite fit!

That is me the bride and groom are kissing! They made me do it.

This is what I like about these two.... After shooting a romantic photo under the moonlight Youngshin and Samir just get up and start running around like crazy!

YOU HAVE to watch the slide show below of so many more great images from this wedding. Just click on the arrow below and let it load. It has great music!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chris and Nicole's engagement session

Nicole and Chris are getting married this October 24, 2009 and having the reception at the Downtown Club. We met at the Art Museum for some fun engagement photos. These two are very outgoing with the camera and I look forward to their wedding!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

dog portrait products

I have some new products to offer for dog portrait sessions I wanted to show off. I made a bunch of samples that are now up at the dog boutique in Chestnut Hill called The Bone Appetite, which is a great store full of everything a dog could ask for. I take dog portraits in your home and at the park. I just love these sessions! These products below are a great way to show off your furry best friend!

The photo jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, and key chains. I have the copper one of my dog Jody that I wear all time because I have so many earth toned clothes it matches. It has a cool chunky chain too which I love.

This is what I call the brag book. It fits perfect in a purse. It comes with 10 of your favorite images from the session in fashionable suede's, silks, and leathers.

This is a canvas thin wrap on top of the books. It can come in a canvas, satin, or metallic finish with an easel to hold it up.

Email me for a brochure if you are interested in a doggy portrait session!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

out of office on vacation

I will be away on vacation from June 15th-23rd. I will have limited phone and email so I will return all inquiries on the 23rd. Heading to a lake in the poconos with my dogs! They are going to have the time of their lives swimming for a week straight.

Jody is ready!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kristin and Tim's Union League wedding

Kristin and Tim got married on May 30th at St. Thomas on the Villanova campus and had their reception at the Union League. They are Villanova alumni so the campus was a special place for photos. The Union League looked gorgeous all lit up with white candle light. Kristin and Tim had huge smiles all day long and were so outgoing and fun in the photos. Kristin's blue eyes were sparkling throughout the day with joy.
You can also check out their engagement photos done at the Willows.

Click play on the arrow below to watch the slide show of more images.