Monday, November 8, 2010
We are so lucky to have such nice clients to work with. Donna & I just photographed an engagement session with Katie Cooper & Steve Holt. We are photographing their wedding in July 2011. The day we did the sitting was supposed to be warmish & sunny. Well it wasn't warm or sunny & the wind was blowing rather hard & we had to pose Katie so that her long hair was not covering her cute face. They were champs about the whole thing & didn't complain once. We got some great shots regardless of the weather. I can't wait to photograph them on their wedding day!
Friday, November 5, 2010
What fun! What a cute couple! A few weeks ago Donna & I went to the Lakes in South Philly to do an engagement session of Meredith & Scott. It was all the more fun because I have known Scott forever. I went to Jr. High with his Dad & we became friends. It was our first time shooting in this area & we all loved the results. I'm looking forward to photographing their wedding in April 2011.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I don't know how to put into words my feelings for Tamlyn & Joe & what an honor it was for Donna, Felicia & I to participate in their Wedding Day. I first met Tamlyn a few years ago through the BCA an organization I belong to. I met Joe briefly over the years but did not have the chance to really know him until Donna & I went to their home for an engagement session. They are both not only gorgeous but the nicest, sweetest people you would ever meet. Needless to say their families are the same way. The most remarkable thing that day was that Tamlyn's 97 year old grandfather was able to join the festivities. The Wedding took place on October 9th at the Willows in Radnor. The decor was done by the incredable Ann Catania of Ten Pennies Flowers. The ceremony was for immediate family & then all the guests arrived for dinner & dancing. The weather was perfect & the party was a blast!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I've been so busy I have not had a chance to update my blog. Those of you who have seen my blog before know that I am a member of the Business Clubs America.The cocktail reception that is always the night before the breakfast was held at the Vesper Club on boat house row with a great view of our city from the balcony. The breakfast meetings which take place at the Union League bi-monthly are designed to bring together like-minded business leaders who understand the value in establishing business relationships.This past Friday our speaker was Jim "The Rookie" Morris. He gave a fabulous, funny presentation about his life & how he succeeded (at a very mature age) at his dream of pitching in the Major League. They did a movie about his life & Dennis Quaid played him. We always have a charity spot light & this month it was the Utility Emergency Services Fund. This is a remarkable charity which not only helps people in need pay their utility bills but often other bills as well. Even though the breakfasts start at 7 am & I am not an early riser, I always leave them motivated & excited & this month was no exception.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
On July 30th Donna, Felicia & I spent the day & evening with Becca & Josh & their friends & families at the fabulous Loews Hotel. I first met the bride at Silk City Diner where she is a bartender. It was love (not the kind that she has with Josh) at first sight. If you ask anyone that knows Becca you will find out that everyone feels the same way. We started out the day in her room photographing everyone helping her get ready. We left the room (with her 2 flower girls helping with the gown) to meet Josh & roam around town to some of their favorite places. We started in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton & then ended at McGillin's Old Ale House where they first met. We ended the party up on the roof with our beautiful city behind them & then under the Loews sign by the front of the hotel. We wish them the best of everything & hope that the rest of their life is as wonderful as that night was.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Donna & I are back from the Outer Banks of NC where we spent 2 days with Kristen & Ed & their family & friends photographing their Wedding & all the events leading up to it. Deb Loggia who is an event planner in Philly recommended us for this job. We drove down last Wednesday & for those of you who have never seen the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel bridge it is a sight to behold. It is 15 miles of bridge & you go thru 2 tunnels. It was simply breathtaking! Then there was the amazing house they rented for the week in Corolla with 10 bedrooms, man cave (large room with pool table bar & kitchen), movie theater & elevator. We started on Thursday morning with casual portraits on the beach. Then the girls went to the spa for an afternoon of relaxation & treatments. The rehearsal dinner barbecue was held around the pool & nobody does barbecue as well as in the south. On Friday we started documenting the day with everyone getting ready & then we went to the church for the ceremony. We came back to the house for family & Bride & Groom portraits. The cocktail hour was at the pool & the formal dinner was in the house overlooking the ocean. The dancing was on a deck above the pool & when Kristen & Ed did their first dance the sun was setting behind them. What a great time we had!
Monday, June 14, 2010
What a great Memorial Day Weekend! Donna & I had the best time photographing Bonnie & Justin's Wedding at the Loews Hotel in the city. The weather was beautiful & their families were super nice. We had Gina Sole the Wedding Planner help coordinate everything & of course David Hall at the Loews makes the day flow without a hitch. The room decor & personal flowers were done by Kathy Patty Warden of Table Art. The Millennium Hall is one of the most spectacular rooms in the city & the view from the 33rd floor is quite amazing. The dance floor was hopping all night to the sounds of Paris one of the EBE Bands.
Friday, May 28, 2010
On the 22nd of May, Donna & I partied at the Philadelphia Zoo with the Schaeffer family to celebrate Cameron's Bat Mitzvah. The service was in the Treehouse & the reception in the PECO Primate Reserve. There were fabulous areas to take portraits including the animal carousel outside of the Treehouse. The decor was provided by Carol Powers Gordon & her crew & the entertainment , lighting, DJ's, Emcee's, dancers & stilt walker were provided by Norma Michaels Entertainment What a unique venue to have a party! The kids had a ball & so did the monkeys & gorillas.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
On May 6th we saw a great addition to our city. Mayor Nutter cut the ribbon at the opening of the new Le Meridien Hotel at Broad & Arch. This Historic Building used to be the YMCA. The beautiful ballroom used to be the gym. What a magnificent restoration to this gorgeous property. The restaurant is called Amuse & the menu looks delicious & not over priced. Stop in for a drink at the lobby bar & check out this new Hotel in Philly.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What a fabulous feeling I get when I work with a family for many years. On Saturday the 10th Donna & I were at Lexi's Bat Mitzvah. We started early in the morning at Temple Beth Am. We then went to Philmont Country Club were we were joined by my video crew John & my partner Louis. Lexi's grandpop (may he rest in peace) was our family Doctor for many years & an extremely wonderful man. We 1st worked for the family when Louis photographed Lexi's Uncle Ed's Bar Mitzvah. We went on to photograph her parents wedding & her Uncle Ed & Vicki's wedding & now here we are at Lexi's Bat Mitzvah. The crowd was kept on the dance floor by Mark from Cutting Edge DJ's. A great time was had by all!