Corinne + Patrick • Pottstown Wedding Photographer

So technically this wasn’t the wedding…these two awesome folks were married a week ago but I was busy the day of their wedding! Would have loved to have been there, but because I couldn’t, they got all dressed up again today for a session. I am just in love with these pictures and I hope you all like them too! I love how original Corinne and Patrick are–the dress, the shoes, the star necklace. Congratulations!

Their schnauzer George was the real star of the day. He was so great and hung out with us all morning! Good boy!

I have known Corinne for a long time. We share a love of music and apparently how to dress for a wedding. She is so adorable. I loved that she wore something different.

Told you these shoes were super cute. Love the bow and the heel was perfect–just about 2 inches if that!

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Hair & Makeup Photo Session

I must admit, when one of my favorite people in the world asked me to do a photo shoot of her hair and makeup styles to create a portfolio for her business, I was a bit nervous. It seemed like a long day of a lot of different sets and a challenge that I may not have been ready for. Well…although it was a huge challenge, it was probably one of my favorite sessions to date. Not that I don’t absolutely love all of the wonderful clients I have had so far because I totally do! But this was something unique, like nothing I had ever done before.

Kelly Hurley is a hair and makeup stylist and does absolutely stunning work. I was also nervous the day of the shoot because I’d recently colored my hair with a box of dye because my roots were starting to show and I had been too busy to make an appointment with Kelly. However, after seeing what she did with all these gorgeous girls, I know I need to get back to her for some highlights and a trim ASAP.

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Surprise 30th Birthday Party!

For months, several of my best friend’s closest friends and I have been planning her 30th birthday party. It was so much fun but so gosh darn hard! She definitely knew something was up but once we arrived at the party, she told me she could have never dreamed it would have been such a big event. 80 of her closest friends and family members (yes, 80 of her closest–this girl has a lot of love in her life) showed up to surprise Jenny as she turned 30. We chose a Mardi Gras theme because Jenny has always had a thing for New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and the like, and we arranged for the guests contribute to a plane ticket fund to ship Jenny off to Italy. I am so happy that we could pull it off. Here are some shots from the night.

The guest of honor arrives and her mother adorns her with a jester crown, boa, and scepter all in the Mardi Gras style.

One of the tough things about lugging around a monster of a camera like the 7D is getting other people to take pictures for you! It’s so rare these days that I show up in any shots. It’s even more difficult when I’m shooting with a 50mm prime lens and people try to zoom! However, this one turned out pretty cute. So happy with it!

We danced the night away to the music of my fiance’s band, which was so awesome of him and all of his band mates to do. In between sets, we blasted classic 80’s and favorite 90’s music of the birthday girl. So much fun!

The band! Please excuse the corners on these photos . . . Edited for Jenny; I didn’t want to go back and edit them for the blog. That’s bad, right? Ah…

Me and the birthday girl. Love her!

Guests left with favors, which I put together. Resin-filled bottle caps to remember the date and a spicy Cajun seasoning and recipe card. So cute! So hot!

Art Show Prints • Ireland

I’ve been asked to participate in an Art Show late March. I am so honored and excited. Here’s a handful of some of the prints I will be bringing. These are from Ireland, the first or second time I was there. I will also be selling photo sessions. It will be a great time to book because part of the proceeds benefit PathWays PA. I’ll also be selling magnets and a couple of framed prints. There is an auction, to which I will be donating one framed print. I am having a difficult time deciding what my donation piece will be! I’ll do another post soon with some items from the show.

 

Masquerade Ball • Philadelphia Suburbs Event Photographer

In the spirit of the festive holiday season, I thought I would share with you some pictures from an event I did over the summer. Salsa in the Suburbs is an awesome dance studio located in Media, and their students, teachers, and guests participate in a Masquerade Ball. It was my first big event (that wasn’t a wedding), and I had a blast! I am not used to studio shooting at high ISO, but I had some great help from Neil setting up the lighting, and the dance group provided the backdrop. The gowns were gorgeous, the masks enchanting. I was thrilled to shoot this event. Everyone looked great, but here are a few highlights to share with you.

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