Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vistoria and Michael's wedding

I photographed Victoria and Michael's wedding on May 15th at the St. Katherine of Siena church and the reception at the Marsico. We had a very early day. The bride had her makeup finished by 7:30 am! After a cute moment of Victoria and Michael seeing each other at the house we headed off to the art museum so get some fabulous morning photos before the ceremony. This way these two could attend their cocktail hour and relax.
Special thanks to Ole for 2nd shooting with me, he is a really talented and fun guy!

Victoria was so lucky to get to book the amazing Claudia Seyler, probably my favorite make up artist.

Had to get a shot of the family cat!

This ring shot was taken on top of a little book with inscriptions about her parent's wedding date.

This series is my favorite!

The mom's look very happy together at cocktail hour!

Click on the slide show below to see more images from this wedding.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Piazza at Schmidts pet expo candids

I had a busy weekend! Shot a great wedding on Saturday then was a vendor on Sunday at the Piazza at Schmidts pet expo hosted by Chic Petique and Chez Bow Wow. The weather was a little iffy so I did not set up the doggie photo booth but took lots of candids instead. My table was a great success with lots of interest. I met so many great new friends both human and animal.

This little guy is named Harley. His daddy booked a doggie session this June for his daughter. I can't wait, I am so in love with Harley!

Some of my past clients came out too. Dot the Chihuahua in the cutest outfit. Check out some of the links on these dogs to see their professional studio portrait done this past winter. Dot won one of the contest and received a gift certificate from the Chic Petique.

This was too funny check out the size difference. This Great Dane won the prize for biggest dog which was a gift certificate for a doggie portrait in my studio. So stay tuned for that.

Making a run for it!

I think this guy needs a home.

Another past client with Rachel and Allistare. Believe it or not but all these dogs live in one household! Their owners are angels and many are adopted or fostered.

Winner of the Chez Bow Wow gift certificate

Another returning friend, Sterling!

This is me at my table with a borrowed dog model. ( Jody and Blue did not come out.)

Go Red for women event

A few weeks ago Eclatante and Beautiful Blooms, my studio neighbors in Liberties walk hosted an event for the American Heart Association called the Go Red for Women Preview Party.

"Young fashion designers from Philadelphia University’s fashion design program came out to compete at a drop-dead amazing fashion show on our Walk. All the dresses were, of course, red. But even more incredible, each designer was inspired by the story of a person close to them who had experienced heart disease in a very real way. The stories were beautiful — just like the dresses that were exhibited that evening." a quote from Kendall Brown (Eclatante Design)

Not only did I shoot the event but all the models got ready in my studio. It was never so packed at one time! Their hair and makeup was expertly accomplished by Phoenix Salon & Spa and Salon 201.

The winners!

The emcees were Bill Henley and Lori Wilson, hosts of the daily NBC10 10! show. The judges were Janice Armstrong of the Philadelphia Daily News, Kristin Munro of Philadelphia Style Magazine and Tiffany Hill, B101 Radio.

In attendance were about 200 women (well, mostly women) who have a heart for this incredible campaign. As they arrived, they were treated to delicious treats from Max & Me Catering and served wonderful beverages. And All Around Entertainment created the perfect musical atmosphere for the evening.

All of the models in my studio.

All of the designers in my studio.

A photo of my studio after everyone got ready. I like to call this one "When models attack!"