Category Archives: Image of the Week

Great Dinner in Philly

Fabulous day and night out on the town in Philly, followed by an amazing dinner at Sbraga (compliments of my amazing kids). It doesn’t get much better when you cap it off with a picture with celebrity chef/owner.  Tremendous!

after a great meal with Top Chef Kevin Spraga
after a great meal with Top Chef Kevin Spraga

Blessed to be in Philly

The likelihood of overwhelming crowds wasn’t influential.  The panic ridden media hype wasn’t a deterrent.  The historic event of Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia was not to be missed.  It was, and will be, something to remember.

for weeks before the event, signs warned of the large crowds
for weeks before the event, signs warned of the large crowds
Even the entire Ben Franklin Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic
Even the entire Ben Franklin Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic
got our tickets to ride
got our tickets to ride

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walking up to street level at 9th and Locust Street

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all kinds of vendors hawking all kinds of wares
all kinds of vendors hawking all kinds of wares

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media coverage was intense
media coverage was intense
the immense crowds were orderly and patient
the immense crowds were orderly and patient
even the staff at Hotel Monaco took a break to photograph the historic event
even the staff at Hotel Monaco took a break to photograph the historic event
Pope Francis arrives at Independence Hall
Pope Francis arrives at Independence Hall

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Pope Francis up close. Very cool.
Pope Francis up close. Very cool.

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everyone wanted to get a photo of the pontiff
Everyone wanted to get a photo of the pontiff
The Pope speaks to the crowd and dignitaries at Independence Mall
The Pope speaks to the crowd and dignitaries at Independence Mall

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Thanks Caite, Jay, Natalie and all the amazing people at Hotel Monaco and Red Owl Tavern!

CHOP Voorhees 2012

It means so much to us to be able to give back. Christmas wouldn’t feel the same without us helping our friends at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Voorhees Division. The annual holiday event makes a wonderful evening for those in need with leukemia, and other blood disorders.  Shirley Landgraff has done an amazing job at coordinating this event, but after nearly 16 years, she is retiring to spend more time with her family. All of the amazing volunteers, from the Waterford Woman’s Club to the “elves”  from a local school help to make the season bright. And, let’s not forget Santa!!  After 7 years, we are blessed to be a part.

TOYS, FOOD, GAMES & MUSIC.
And of course a PICTURE WITH SANTA!

Hangin’ out after PhotoPlus 2012 – New York City

The annual PhotoPlus Show, at the Javitts Center in Manhattan, is usually a means to an end  to see and get together with friends. The 2012 “ritual of Fall” and “after-party” had us make our way to a new mid-town bar and bistro owned by former Nicks basketball star Walt “Clyde” Frazier. “Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine”. Nice ambiance with a great vibe (and a mini basketball court). We hung out, had great drinks and appetizers in the bar-lounge area, then, because everything was so good, we stayed for dinner, too.

Shout out to our bartender Anna for great service, and GM Jennifer Jordan for the publicity pix and the official “Clyde” T-Shirts for everyone. A must visit for 2013.

Standing- Josiah, Eric, John, Jerry
Seated – Emily, Donna, Nancy, Lindsey, Karen

Drinks were great and so was the food.

Nicely appointed bar.
Artisan pizza, cold IPAs, chips with table-side made guac.
calamari, deep fried avacado (YUM), and blue point oysters.
Life is good.

Dinners, like aps, were great. And who could resist desert?

Jerry, Eric, Josiah, John —- Lindsey, Donna, Emily, Karen, Nancy
Shrimp wonderful, Shrimp amazing, and Skirt Steak supreme
NY Cheesecake (but of course), Hot apple pie a la mode (Jerry’s weakness)

As if all that wasn’t good enough, we also had our picture taken with the man himself, Walt Frazier.

Josiah. John, Donna, Eric, “Clyde”, Lindsey, Jerry, Karen, Emily and Nancy

Thanks friends………………………..Good Times!

 

Image of the Week (Gibney-Cinelli Wedding)

You remember those Corona commercials??  Well, that was the inspiration for our image of the week!

Jen and Frank’s beach themed wedding took place in Central New Jersey.  Their ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manasquan, NJ.  Followed by their reception at the Spring Lake Tennis Club in Spring Lake, NJ.  Their cocktail hour was held pool side, providing their friends and family the perfect opportunity to surprise the happy couple with an aerial banner.

So here’s to Jen and Frank – a Corona Cheers to many more years!!!

Image of the Week (Futty Pregnancy)

“My precious little baby,
I have loved you from the start.
You are a tiny miracle,
Laying closely to my heart.

Each day I feel your presence.
Each day your heart beats softly,
As only I could know.

So I’ll keep this in a special place,
And remember each year through,
Of this very special time in my life.
The moment I carried you.”

– Author Unknown

We’ve known Sabrina and Robert for some time now – from their Pre-wedding portraits, to their wedding, and NOW their “soon-to-be” family. It’s such an honor sharing in our client’s special moments…and this is truly one of them!

This week, we wanted to highlight our Pregnancy portraiture. These sessions are always so much fun, not only for us, but for our clients, who can look back at such a momentous occasion. Sabrina and Robert are taking part in our “Baby’s Life” Collection, and who could blame them?!

Sabrina and Robert don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet. They’re following through with being surprised. Can you guess what it will be?! Take a look at our Image of the Week, and start placing your bets.  Team Capone certainly has their guess!!   🙂

Congratulations to Sabrina, Robert, and their families.

Image of the Week (Watkins-Pontano Wedding)

We know we’re doing this a few days early, but since our weekend is so jam crammed with weddings and Get to Know You Sessions – we thought it best to post NOW!

We photographed Mary and Tom’s Wedding down at beautiful Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ.  The weather was nothing but spectacular…and what more can you ask for when photographing a beach wedding?!  We were able to capture some images in and around Congress Hall, as well as out on the beach.  Mary and Tom were more than willing to take on the sand, ocean, and even wind!  For that – we thank them both, and are pleased to post this awesome image from their special day.  If only Junior could have made it down!   🙂      (FYI – Junior is their dog)

Happy Friday everyone.  And be sure to do the “no rain dance” for us, for the weekend ahead!

Showin' love on the beaches of Cape May.
Showin' love on the beaches of Cape May.

Image of the Week (Gallagher-Thomas)

We photographed Shauna and Chris’ Wedding at the historic Smithville Inn in Smithville, NJ.  The rain was off and on this day however, everyone was willing to strap on their rain boots and get a little wet!  We couldn’t have been more excited!  Shauna and Chris were all about getting wonderful images…and who could blame them?!  The scenery and photo opps at Smithville were breathtaking.  The facility really lent itself to classic and photojournalistic photography of all kinds. 

A big thanks to their family and friends for being so hospitable.  And an even bigger thanks to our couple – – who were born to be models!! 

<3 at the end of the night
<3 at the end of the night