Category Archives: Randomness

Pete and the Magic Knee

So, this past Monday, father, father-in-law and Pop-pop Pete had knee replacement surgery. A remarkable, yet painfully challenging operation for anyone.

Unbelievable the day after surgery, Pete's up and readyto go.
Unbelievable the day after surgery, Pete's up and ready to go.

But pete is 84 years young. He dances almost weekly, and has quite a ‘cult’ following whenhe belts out his terrific rendition of ‘Ole Blue Eyes’ tunes at local clubs and parties.

Daughter Nancy ("with the smiling face") checks out some minor swelling on her dad's hands
Daughter Nancy ("with the laughing face") checks out some minor swelling on her dad's hands

He’s in rehab now, but we have every reason to believe that he will, at his age, make the therapists and doctors alike, scratch their heads in amazement with his remakable progress and recovery.

Way to go Dad! Hope none of us has to go through the same thing, but if we do, hope we can be as resilient and determined as you. Get well soon. You’ll be kickin’ it out in no time.

OK, so he had a little leftover morphine in him, and perhaps the codiene was doing its thing, but Pete still had a smile and a laugh--even through the pain.
OK, so he had a little leftover morphine in him, and perhaps the codiene was doing its thing, but Pete still had a smile and a laugh--even through the pain.
Pensive moment? Nope. That's Pete just being silly.
Pensive moment? Nope. That's just 'Pe-tare' being silly.

Snow……FINALLY!

So after countless snow threats, and nothing but flurries here and there, we FINALLY got some winter snow.  You know it’s legit when you have to bring out the ice scraper and brush off your car.  haha.  We know it’s February, but better late than never!  We guess the Groundhog was right afterall.

Last night, we captured the beauty of Mother Nature’s winter wonderland.  We’re planning on bringing some of these to Hallmark Cards in the near future!! 🙂  Get out the sleds, make a snowman and have some fun!  Enjoy everyone, and have a great Wednesday!

Economy and the new year

Speaking to all kinds of people from all walks of life and all types of jobs (including our industry professionals), this unprecedented bear of an economy that now exists is REAL. According to what others are telling us, people are waiting longer to make decisions, cutting back or afraid to spend, and generally reluctant to make commitments. Retail is suffering, and industry is hurting. Have people lost faith in the institution of quality and professionalism, only to settle for mediocrity?

I have stock in McDonald’s and glad to see they’re doing better, but is this a function of the new “taste” of the American public?  Based on their perceived economic situation. it’s sad to think that people regard this as ‘good enough’, instead of enjoying the experience of a truly great meal. Imagine if people took this same tact when researching or visiting their physician?  There are few things that can replace the “experience”, peace of mind, and joy of a quality product and service.

Thankfully, our business is maintaining a steady keel. We are blessed with great clients.  Maybe because we produce a nice product. We’d like to think that people like us.  But maybe, just, maybe, it’s because we care.

-John

Christmas 2008

Traditional ‘Eve’ Party at the ranch was held for the 10th consecutive year. Great to see everyone again (some of you, once a year is not enough), and it’s just amazing to see the little ones getting so big. Thanks to everyone for coming out and for all the gifts. To those of you that couldn’t make it, you were missed, but maybe next time.

Before the party got jumpin’, there was time to reflect with family.

'Don' Capone and Pop Orsini toast with a glass of vino before enjoying some bacala salad, prepared masterfully by 'chef James'.
'Don' Capone and Pop Orsini toast with a glass of vino before enjoying some bacala salad, prepared masterfully by 'chef James'.
John toasts with his Dad, Jim
John toasts with his Dad, Jim
John and Mamma Capone. Hey, mom, easy on those cosmos!
John and Mamma Capone. Hey, mom, easy on those cosmos!
Nick, Mike, Joan and Nicole enjoy some of the premium cigars given out. Joan, does Wade know about this?!!
Nick, Mike, Joan and Nicole enjoy some of the premium cigars given out. Joan, does Wade know about this?!!

Even our friends, Sandy and Neil, who own Hewa Japanese Restaurant, stopped by. Hey guys, thanks for the great sushi. It was a hit as usual.

Sandy and Neil sharing a drink.
Sandy and Neil sharing a drink.

The crowd usually swells to around 55 or so, and we were able to capture some of the group in our ‘happy hat’ series. For those of you that think you got away without getting your picture taken, wait ’til next year…….

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!

Merry Christmas. Great to see everyone again!
Merry Christmas. Great to see everyone again!

Happy Holidays to all!

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for decorations, being with loved ones, and maybe if we cross our fingers hard enough…we may even get some snow!!

We extend this greeting out to each and every one of you, along with your friends and family. Team Capone wishes everyone a very happy holiday and a prosperous new year.

Be sure to check back for some images from our Christmas Eve bash!

We hope this puts you in the Holiday spirit!
We hope this puts you in the Holiday spirit!

John’s Birthday

Over the weekend, we celebrated not only Thanksgiving, but also John’s Birthday.  He’s still lookin’ good at a strikingly handsome 29 years old!  Don’t you agree?!  🙂

We wanted to share some images from his birthday party.  We were graced with the presence of friends and family, and we’re so appreciative of that!  Thanks for all of the birthday wishes…you are all so great.  Let’s wish John many more years!! 

"...Happy Birthday to You."
"...Happy Birthday to You."

 

A 3 pound Hershey's chocolate bar
A 3 pound Hershey's chocolate bar

 

Probably tastes better WITHOUT the box!
Probably tastes better WITHOUT the box!

YAY! We’re up and running again!!

Greetings to all!

Thanks (yet again) to the oh-so-talented Mark, Capone Photography’s blog is back to normal.  WHEW!  We’ve definitely been jonesing to post some stuff.  We certainly have a lot of catching up to do.  We’re really looking forward to posting images from a lot of the things we’ve been doing over the past month.  It’s been a busy one, that’s for sure!

We won’t post the “Image of the Week” until next week.  This way, it gives our couple a fair opportunity for a WHOLE week.  🙂  However, be sure to stay tuned for something a little special this week.  We’re going to try something new, and can’t wait to test it out.  WooHoo!! 

Don’t worry, we’ve got PLENTY of images to post as the week goes on.  We’ve been super busy with Photo Expos, engagement sessions, family portraits, Lindsey’s vacation, and many…MANY weddings. 

So how ’bout them Phillies, huh?!  Such a wonderful accomplishment for the team, as well as the city of Philadelphia.  It’s been a long time coming, but it finally happened.  We’re sure that most of you went to the parade, considering there were just over 2 million people there!  It was definitely an experience, so for those of you that missed it – we wanted to post a couple images for you. 

GO PHILS!!

Technical Difficulties

Hey everyone. We are having some (hopefully) temporary technical difficulties posting images to the blog. It’s a wee bit frustrating, since we are at the mercy of our provider. They claim to be working on the fix.

How’s this weather for you? Cold enough?!?

Unfortunately, because of the intense rain, we had to cancel several shoots down the shore on Saturday. Thanks to everyone for rescheduling.

Go Phillies!!!!

In Appreciation

First and foremost (before we get into anything else), we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who voted for us in the My Fox Philly Contest.  We just thought it was totally cool to be nominated by an anonymous fan!  We only caught the tail end of the contest, but with a strong 92 comments (and who knows how many votes), all of your votes via friends, family, coworkers, etc. carried us all the way to THIRD PLACE.  We are THRILLED with the results, and being named one of Philadelphia’s Top 5 Photographers is truly an honor.  But the biggest honor we have is our clients who are sincerely #1.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  “Keep us in mind for 2009.”

Now, drum roll please……………………..

It’s official.  Thanks to the oh-so -wonderful Mark, Capone Photography is now blogging.  Be sure to get your daily dose of Team Capone, and check back as often as possible.  You don’t wanna miss a thing!!  New posts, new events, new pictures.  You may even see your fantastic face on our site.  And who doesn’t want that?!  We sure love to see ours…haha.

...and THIS is who's photographing your wedding!
...and THIS is who's photographing your wedding!