Being from New Jersey, Veronica and Nick wanted the beauty of the shore but not the beach. We chose an off beat location that had the feel of the ocean and beach complete with a pier.
Now I get to celebrate their wedding with them tomorrow!
Maternity Sessions do not have to be held indoors in a studio setting. There are so many beautiful outdoor locations. Why not choose your favorite?
This couple wanted an airy outdoor feel with some trees and woodsy undertones. We choose an offbeat shore location, which had the best of both worlds. And while we got the natural beauty photographs, we also had to get some really fun
photographs with the couple to include a shirt they had made based off of a Pinterest Idea.
Photographing a fellow photographer is always fun. This photographer and I actually swapped taking family portraits for each other. This was so very special to me. Here are some photographs I took of her with her husband and son. The fall colors and that golden sun will get you every time!
Walt and Kacey chose Gibraltar Gardens for the backdrop of their Fall Engagement Portraits. While many of the leaves had fallen already, the sun during sunset was golden and beautiful. I can't get over how gorgeous the light was for their session. Little gardens like this always get my attention. Many times they have beautiful statues, structures, or gates, just like this one that adds a fantastic atmosphere.
I am looking forward to Walt and Kaci's April wedding at the Waterfall in Claymont, DE!
Tyler, a high school senior, is an aspiring model who needed to create his portfolio. We were so happy to be the first to photograph this talented teen. His first session was a studio shoot. We look forward to doing another shoot which will be on location, probably at one of the shore points.
Take a good look at these, he's going to be the next model for Abercrombie, or GQ! ;)
Aztec Salon of Hammonton, NJ did a fantastic job on the hair and makeup of some of the models for the recent Fashion Show held at Keri Brook Caterers.
I was lucky enough to be able to photograph the work of these talented hair stylists! They make me want to go somewhere fancy, just to get my hair done.
Call Aztec for your appointment! 609-567-0099
He is our newest High School Senior Ambassador. Such talent and accompanied by the nicest personality!
It's after Christmas and you still haven't gotten your Senior pictures taken. Never fear, we can help!
While you may still need to get your yearbook photo taken by the school photographer, you are now allowed to have your senior portraits taken by the photographer of your choice!
We love photographing senior sessions. While you may not be a professional model, we try to treat you as such, and have a lot more fun. :)
Call and schedule your appointment today. 609-561-5322.
This little girl is only 8 years old and has been dancing since she was 3! As you can see from her photographs she is a very fun and photogenic young lady. No wonder she is an aspiring model. We did the photo session in Batsto; a historic village right next to the Wharton State Forrest. For this shoot we stayed in the village so that we could use all the wonderful textures of the old buildings.
It was a beautiful evening and we got some great photographs!
We were surrounded by art this wonderful warm night. Architecture... we shot this awesome couple at the Waterworks in Philadelphia with the Art Musuem in the near distance. Love is definitely in the air with these two. They were so fun and one could tell they are into each other. So with the beautiful columns of the waterworks and one of the rivers flowing through Philadelphia in the background we spent almost a full two hours documenting the love between Elise and Robert.
We cannot wait for their wedding in August!
I should have posted this quite some time ago. I wanted to say Congratulations to the First Holy Communicants of Assumption Parish! You all looked adorable and had a beautiful day for this special occasion.
First Communion, being such a memorable time in a child's life, makes taking the photographs for the event an honor. Not only did we take the photographs while the children actually received Communion, but we also were asked to photograph some family portraits.
Every year you see photographs of little girls in white dresses and little boys in black or white suits.
The photographs are normally beautiful and the children are sometimes praying in the photograph and are always happy.
This year is no different. First Communion is coming up in several weeks. Here are some photographs from my first First Communion Portrait of the year.
I have a lot of respect for all men and women who have signed on for any branch of the military and the reserves. It is always an honor to be able to photograph these men and women. Photographing Jason was no different. Jason is in the Army Reserves and has been for almost 8 years.
The photo shoot was so much fun. Jason was very comfortable in front of the camera which made my job a piece of cake. We were able to photograph him in some casual clothes as well as in his uniforms.
Thank you, Jason, for an amazing shoot.
Please remember, I am still an OpLove photographer. If you know of anyone being deployed, or is deployed who would like to receive an album of images of his/her loved ones, please contact me or check out the OpLove website. http://www.oplove.org/index2a.php
So every good photographer knows that it is essential to, when you buy new equipment, practice practice practice. All equipment reacts differently to different stiuations. Well, after I bought new studio lighting, I set it all up and had my sister sit in front of the lights. In between the funny faces she was making, we got some great photographs and of course I had to share with you.
I can't wait for the next portrait session.
"To build true CONFIDENCE,
one must have...
KNOWLEDGE in the mind
HONESTY in the heart and
STRENGTH in the body." ~AmeriKick brochure
Martial Arts teaches more than just the skills of karate. It teaches discipline, respect, focus, coordination, balance, and much, much more. Learning this skill is beneficial to everyone, but starting children as young as 3 years old helps them develop important life skills, such as listening and learning. Respect is built into the structure of teaching karate, helping to enforce and strengthen those skills. Not to mention, the self-discipline, confidence, strength and flexibility, and concentration that accompanies this ancient art.
Martial Arts has always interested me. So when the opportunity to photograph the students of AmeriKick: Hammonton, NJ presented itself, I was very pleased and excited. I began by photographing Sensei Steve and Sensei Cody.
Portrait day for the rest of the students followed shortly after and proved to be just as much fun. We all had an awesome time and now you get to enjoy the results!
Thank you AmeriKick, located on Bellevue Avenue in Hammonton, NJ.
A little bit about AmeriKick...AmeriKick was established in 1967. It has four elite Martial Arts Programs to choose from so you can pick the one best suited to your needs. The Dream Team offers specialized training in weapons, gymnastics, competition, acrobatics, and extreme Martial Arts. Leadership Team is an instructor recruitment and training program. The Blackbelt Cub allows members to attend more classes, training and discounts. And finally the Master Club, allowing members to attend the most classes, training discounts and access to world champion training.
For more information call AmeriKick: Hammonton, NJ 609-561-5997
Picture make-up day has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th and Monday, April 18th.
The warm months are fast approaching and I'm sure everyone is making a huge sigh of relief.
There are many details to consider when hiring a photographer to take your family portraits. These days there are two locations to choose from, studio and on-location. Most of you are probably more familiar with beach portraits; they are a type of on-location portrait session. These are becoming more and more popular. While laying out on your favorite beach you may see groups of people all dressed in similar clothing following a photographer around.
When choosing a photographer you should be aware that some charge an additional fee for on-location/beach portraits, as well as an even higher fee for weekend shoots. Since my business is predominately on-location shoots by appointment only there are no additional charges for beach or weekend sessions. Also, I prefer having the session in a location that the family likes or is familiar with. Therefore, if you prefer the park or woods to the beach, no problem!
Once you choose your location you need to think about the time of day. If you choose a beach location (an open area with few trees and buildings) later in the day, approximately and hour and a half before sunset is ideal. This will help eliminate harsh shadows while still giving enough light in facial features, as well as a beautiful range in colors in the sky. Keep in mind on cloudy days this time should be moved to earlier in the day, by an hour or more. Don't be afraid to keep your family portrait even if a storm is brewing. These make for spectacular portraits. But say you are more of a hiking family and like the woods better. My suggestion would be a session scheduled around 3pm. This allows for ample light to still be peaking through the trees but not so much so that it will be directly overhead.
Once you have chosen the location and your photographer, you need to think about clothing. Although it is a popular trend, every member of the family does not need to wear the same thing. Coordinating the colors, though, is essential. Complimentary colors or various shades of the same color both are principals to keep in mind. You want to steer away from bright, busy patterns (especially with more people in the photograph). Most importantly, steer away from busy patterns for small children as this will take the focus off their precious faces. Ladies, v-neck blouses or dresses are the most flattering in photographs. Also, avoid short skirts, if possible.
To sum everything up, you just want all conditions and details to work together to give you the best portrait that will be treasured for years and can be passed on to children and grandchildren. Do not be afraid to ask your photographer questions, after all, we do this all the time and can help you choose the best details for you and your family.
I was thrilled to learn that Amy and Tom wanted me to photograph their first child, Kailee. It is always an amazing feeling being able to follow a couple through the different stages of their life together.
Enjoy the photographs taken of Kailee, she is an absolutely adorable little girl.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your life.
Congratulations to Dana and Tony! They got engaged in October of 2010.
We feel honored that they chose us to photograph their Engagement Session. Unfortunately the leaves all fell at once so there was not enough left on the trees to photograph them at the family farm, but we chose an equally beautiful setting. Batsto.
It was still warm enough that no coats were needed, the trees still looked lovely with some leaves and the crispness was evident.
This couple was so much fun. They had me laughing the entire time. (Most of the time I am trying to get the couples to laugh.) I loved how they just wanted to have fun and laugh and they really let their personalities show through.
The last image was their idea! I love it when the couples get into the session this much.
Wanting to do something special for the wonderful soldier in their lives, this family contacted me, through OpLove. OpLove is a charity organization comprised of photographers who help deploying military families capture images to remember their time together before or during, and at the return of a soldier. The session and a small album are covered by the photographer.
I had so much fun photographing these four wonderful people. Unfortunately, we had to switch from an outdoor shoot to indoors because the weather was not agreeable. I think the photographs turned out just beautiful regardless of weather challenges.
Thank you to all the soldiers and families of America.
Please pass along the link to the charity if you know anyone who could benefit from this foundation. http://www.oplove.org/
I have been very, very bad and procrastinated even more then I expected. I am sorry that I have let all of you hanging for so long. But on the up-side, I have a wealth of new photographs to share.
The first is a group of photographs of the Hammonton Stingrays. We enjoyed photographing this team. It was a hot summer day, and I mean hot. I kind of wish I had gone swimming with the team after the photographs. We did individual portraits followed by the large group portrait. Just look at them! They are the bright, young faces of champions!!
I just wanted to congratulate all the individuals who received Confirmation on June 5th at St. Joseph Parish in Hammonton, NJ. It was a beautiful, sunny day. The Bishop was there and confirmed them all. It was a wonderful ceremony. Here are a few photographs from the day.
We were very happy to be able to take some family photographs after the Masses and to be a part of this special day.
First Communion, being such a memorable time in a child's life, makes taking the photographs for the event an honor, much like the weddings I shoot. Not only did we take the photographs while the children actually received Communion but we also were asked to photograph some family portraits. The day turned out to be beautiful, great weather and perfect lighting. Everything went off without a hitch. Here are some of the photographs we took.
Tom and Jenn, are a wonderful couple who are getting married the end of June. We previously photographed Tom's family in Philadelphia. They are all so pleasant and genuinely nice that we are so excited to be a part of Tom and Jenn's special day. It was a pleasure getting to know Jenn. Both, Tom and Jenn, photograph so well. It is evident in their photographs how much they mean to one another.
We are looking forward to the wedding. Stay tuned for those photographs!
That special day in your child's life is coming up soon. We have been doing the First Communion photographs at St. Anthony's Church in Hammonton, NJ for 4 years now. This year we are extending a special package for the families of any parish. The session, which includes taking the photographs in any on-location site (up to 45 miles away from our studio) and one framed 8x10 for a low price of $150, also including tax. In addition, I now offer online viewing for your convenience. This allows aunts, uncles, or grandparents to log on and purchase a photograph of your child's First Communion portrait. These portraits can be done in your home, your backyard, at the park, or perhaps outside your church. This special will be running from March 15th thru May 30th. Call and book your session as times will fill up quickly. 609-561-5322