Spring

Jul 1, 2014
Weddings
Hello Summer!  
 
Spring was a whirlwind & the blog has slipped away from me. So here, in one post, are some of my absolute faves. Thanks to Joy & Praveen, Kathleen & Jan, Lori & Erman, Lauren & Scott, Noel & John and Julie & Andrew! 
 
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Bethlehem Steel

Mar 26, 2014
Weddings
I'm working on Joe & Gina's wedding at ArtsQuest, a Bethlehem venue situated on the property of the former Bethlehem Steel site. Folks around here are familiar with it. 
 
I have photographed several weddings there but never made this picture which is perfect for Joe and Gina. Joe said to me, essentially: We want all the normal stuff but we also want you to really go for it, too. 
 
I think this did the trick. 
 
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Amanda & Andy

Feb 26, 2014
Engagements
Finally! A shoot! 
 
It has been a quiet winter for wedding photography so I was excited to work with Amanda & Andy last Saturday in Old City Philadelphia. 
 
Amanda surprised me: "We were thinking about sunrise. How do you feel about 6:45am?" 
 
Sure! 
 
The city was beautiful and quiet and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We went to Penn's Landing and then wandered around and explored. I was totally impressed with their playfulness at such an early hour. 
 
I love the images. 
 
Thanks Amanda & Andy! 
 
Um, I'm assuming your ceremony is at a much more reasonable hour... 
 
:) 
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Stop Motion + Real Audio

Feb 6, 2014
Weddings
I am just terribly excited about THIS. 
 
(If the link doesn't work paste this into your browser: https://vimeo.com/86043988) 
 
For a long time I have been making stop motion films using just photographs from a wedding day. What I always wanted, and finally have, is a stop motion film with real audio captured on the wedding day. 
 
This kind of work is very time-consuming and this film is largely thanks to the efforts of Deidre Hosterman who joined my team in April last year. I shot the images but Deidre pulled them all together with the audio to make something special.  
 
And many thanks to Vanessa & TJ for letting me experiment on their wedding day last August. I told Vanessa, "I don't know if this will work but I want to give it a try." 
 
I think it worked. Thanks Deids. 
 
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Jessica + Evan

Jan 21, 2014
Today the Northeast is getting slammed with snow. My boys are home from school, stores are closed & everyone is hunkered down at home. Me? I'm continuing my blog catch-up and enjoying Jessica & Evan's photos from last year. 
 
Jessica did what every bride should do: She made her wedding her own, from her pink dress to her dog Emma who made a grand entrance at the ceremony. 
 
Jessica and Evan had their ceremony and reception at Lehigh Country Club near Allentown. Every detail had Jessica's touch.  
 
This wedding was also special because my good friend Alison Conklin helped me shoot it. Alison is an amazing and gifted photographer and many of these images are hers.  
 
I was happy to be able to give Jessica & Evan such a great set of images. 
 
Thank you Jessica and Evan, and thank you, Al. 
 
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