Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Every year at xmas time on my way home from visiting my Mom in the nursing home I pass this fabulous house. I never have my camera with me. This year I remembered to bring it so I could show everyone the phenomenal decorations. It is located on Butler Pike in Ambler close to where 309 intersects. It is truly a sight to behold. Happy New Year to all!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
On the night before Thanksgiving I convinced my boyfriend Steve to help me carry my equipment to photograph family groups on location. Of course I had to bribe him with dinner & dancing at the Moshulu. The Jaworski family needed portraits in their Live United T- shirts for the United Way. Well after following google maps & going 20 miles out of the way we arrived & set up. I have been working with the family for about 3 years now & have such a good time with them. One of my favorite photos was when I had Joleen put the T-shirt on her dog.
On November 7th my favorite employee Melissa got married. Her husband Mark is a prince of a guy he is always sending her flowers just because he loves her. She is truly a special young lady & has been with me since college. The church was in Paoli & had the most beautiful stained glass windows. The reception was in the Waterford Ballroom at the Valley Forge Radisson. Donna & I were guests as well as photographers & the food was delicious. The DJ had the crowd on the floor all night.
I love photographing new babies! My friend from the BCA Chrissie & her husband Scott just had a beautiful little girl Gracie. Donna & I went down to Delaware to photograph the family & it just so happens Chrissie's parents & her brother were in for Thanksgiving. Well we got the family finished & Gracie went to sleep. I just love the ones of her sleepy gorgeous face.
Monday, October 12, 2009
On October 4, my favorite salon & spa, Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa & Salon had a fundraiser for Adopt a pig with a fabulous fashion show competition. There were 6 groups of stylists responsible for hair, makeup & coordinating outfits for a team of models. AMP Audio Visual provided the set up & lighting. Susan Barnett from CBS was the MC. Per Lei in Media provided the clothes & Safian & Rudolph Jewelers donated a diamond bracelet that was hidden in a handbag that was raffled off. The judges of the contest were Justin Depasquale from Depasquale the Spa, Simona Douglas of Luxe, Tara Behan of Main Line Today & my very favoite Custom Clothier Brian Lipstein of Henry Davidsen. Team 5 was the winner! I myself happen to be a Joseph Anthony groupie. I am constantly there getting spa treatments, bringing friends for treatments & getting my hair done. If you want a fabulous, relaxing experience check it out.
Friday, October 9, 2009
On October 1st Donna & I were on hand to photograph the Philly 100 awards at the Annenberg Center. This years event was the largest by far. Some of the sponsors & friends of mine were Leib Solutions & Chuck, Evan & Helene Polin from The Training Resource Group.The catering was done by another one of my favorites Culinary Concepts . The MC of the program was none other then Ron Jaworski, he kept the program moving along with his quick wit. This years event was so exciting that I know next years will even be bigger & better.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Oh what a night! The joint was jumping on Wednesday night when Culinary Concepts and the Independence Seaport Museum partnered up as Events at ISM. The crowd came out to see the new facelift on the ballroom and partake of the fabulous food and drink. The decor in one room & outdoors was done by Hope at Eventricity. The main ballroom was decor by Penncora. The spectacular fireworks that ended the evening was International Fireworks. The Seaport Museum is one of the only places in the city that has a deck overlooking the Delaware and also a wall of windows that looks out on the deck. What a beautiful new venue to have in Philly.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
What a fabulous Labor Day weekend. Donna & I spent ours with Amalea & George & their friends & families. We started early with the bride & her family getting ready at the Loews Hotel. From there we went down to Wilmington for the Greek Orthodox ceremony. There were more priests then I have ever seen including Georges father. The church was just spectacular. We then headed back to Philly to the reception & dinner at the Loews. Boy do those Greeks know how to party & throw money around the dance floor. We went upstairs to the roof for a photo under the full moon. I was able to get into their suite to photograph the gorgeous way the Loews set it up, embroidered pillowcases & a rose heart. How do you think they were able to order the full moon?
Monday, September 21, 2009
On September 18th we had our morning BCA breakfast at the Union League. Our speaker this month was Sgt. Matt Eversham. For those of you who don't recognize the name he was portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. We also had the Deputy Mayor address the audience with a message from Mayor Nutter. We were honoring the service men & women who risk their lives for this country. It was an extemely moving program.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
On August 28th Donna & I went to the Great Bay Country Club in Somers Point. A friends daughter Melissa was getting married to a very handsome guy Eric. She had her heart set on a casual garden ceremony & dance party. The grounds were gorgeous, a beautiful gazebo with a pond & fountain & fabulous flowers. The weather forecast was scary but when we started the family groups & portraits things were OK. We just about got finished with the last group & we felt the 1st drops of rain. Then the heavens opened up with a downpour for what seemed like an hour. It finally let up slightly so that the Rabbi & guests could get out of their cars & into the tent which was originally set up for the reception. Well, plans changed & Melissa & Eric had their ceremony on the dance floor surrounded by their family & friends & then the fun began. Everyone danced & partied all night to the sounds of Miami one of the www.ebetalent.com bands.One of the highlights was when Melissa sang "At Last" for Eric. She was truly fabulous! Nobody noticed the weather at all.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On August 22, Donna & I had a great day with Julia & Jonathan. Jonathan is from Scotland & as you can see wore the traditional garb. His dad & his best men also wore kilts. His Dad & Aunt traveled from Scotland & saw Philly for the 1st time. They had the ceremony at Rodeph Shalom the most beautiful synagogue ever. We then went to the Racquet club for dinner & dancing. Even the poring rain did not dampen the festivities. We had a great time at this lovely event.