I blame my lapse in blogging on the Olympics! I am hooked. This happens every Olympic year – 2 full weeks of late nights, but I love it! Go USA!
I did take a break from the Olympics this weekend for Rachel and Michael’s engagement shoot. I was SO excited when Michael suggested that we do the shoot at Villanova University (he’s an alum). Can I tell you how much I love college campuses? The buildings just have so much character, and there are just so many indoor and outdoor options for shooting, especially when you are with someone who knows the campus! You should have seen my eyes light up when we walked into the gym…my creative juices were flowing so fast I couldn’t keep up, I just love the way these pictures turned out!
We had so much fun on our shoot. I just think these 2 are great and I can’t wait for the wedding in May!
Make sure you check out the video! I tried a little something different this time and would love to know what you all think – leave comments below!
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It seems like the last few posts have all started out with some sort of weather report…I’m not sure if the bad weather follows me around the country or maybe this global warming thing has just gone awry. Philadelphia just got its 3rd snowstorm of the season, and the second within a week. This is our snowiest winter on record, and so far, we have gotten more snow than Portland, ME and Buffalo, NY! Hey Vancouver, you need some snow? We’ve got plenty! And according to Punxsutawny Phil, we still have about 6 weeks of winter left!
Enough with the weather report, today’s post is Alex and Dan’s wedding back in November at the Waterworks Restaurant. My role in this wedding was as a second shooter for Kathleen Ferry of Firefly Photography. For anyone who doesn’t know, the job of the second shooter at a wedding is to serve as a back-up to the primary shooter (who is really focusing on the bride/groom and other VIPs), and then take pictures of everything else going on, take some artistic shots, etc. This was my first experience second shooting and I loved it! It was so great to work with another photographer and see how they manage the day.
Some of the photos from this wedding were published in Brides Philadelphia magazine! If you happen to see it on a newsstand, pick it up and flip to the article on TableArt’s floral arrangements (page 262). To see more photos from the wedding, check out Firefly Photography’s blog.
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My friend Karine has recently started fostering dogs and cats, so I volunteered to take some photos of them to help with the adoption process! Also, I know how attached Karine becomes to these cute, cuddly, and lovable little animals, so she needs to fill her house with pictures of them after they join their new families.
Taking pictures of animals is a whole new challenge for me. I can’t bribe a dog with a lollipop or ask a cat to sing her favorite song for me. So what did we use to keep our models happy? Cheese for Lily (the white Jack Russell Terrier ) and Shadow (the black Terrier), and a bathrobe belt for Jasmine (aka Jazz the kitty).
Karine fosters for Animal Care and Control (ACCT) which is part of the Pennsylvania SPCA. Both ACCT and the SPCA are at capacity right now, which means that they have no space to take in any new animals and they have to euthanize dogs and cats every day, so they desperately need more foster parents and people to adopt doggies and kitties. Visit this link to learn how you can help give these animals a loving home by fostering, adopting, or just helping out at the shelter!
Lily is Karine’s dog, and Shadow has already been adopted, but sweet little Jazz will be available for adoption very soon (it’s impossible to resist those eyes!). If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact me!
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