Burke Wedding – The Atrium, at the Curtis Center, Philadelphia, PA

Megan and Greg’s relationship dates back to their freshman year at Gloucester Catholic. Talk about high school sweethearts!

Their ’09 winter wedding definitely lived up to it’s time of the year..it was REALLY cold this day, but Megan, Greg, their family, and friends really kept our minds off of the fact we couldn’t feel our shutter finger!  Thanks for hangin’ in there everyone!!

We started at the Omni Hotel in Philadelphia and carried out the Philly theme throughout the course of the day. Their ceremony was at the beautiful Saint Mary’s Church in Gloucester, NJ. Followed by the reception (back over in Philadelphia) at the Curtis Center, catered by Cescaphe. We did a lot of traveling that day!! 🙂

Congratulations Megan and Greg!

The wind helped with this picture, but also helped with the single digit temperatures!!

LOVE this picture.  It really shows how much fun they were having.  How often do you get to walk the streets of Philadelphia…in a wedding dress?!

So because Megan and Greg met at Gloucester Catholic High School, it was only natural that we roamed the halls and captured some killer imagery!

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!

McGinley Family

Melanie and Bob were graced with the precious gift of their new daughter, Cassidy.  They came to us with ideas of tender interaction with one another.  Even Melanie chuckled and said, “she’s daddy’s little girl!” 

We have to admit, we really had a fun time during this family portrait.  And even though Cassidy is only 2 months old, she definitely flashed us her charming baby smile every now and then!!  We’re looking forward to seeing (and working with) them in the sessions to follow.  We can’t wait to see how Cassidy will grow…

There's that smile.  Such a cutie pie!
There's that smile. Such a cutie pie!

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!

CHOP Christmas Party

It’s the holiday season! And for the past few years, we’ve been involved with a wonderful organization designed to give children the holiday cheer. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Voorhees Division, hosts an annual Christmas party and we’ve been honored to be a part of it! The great volunteers and incredible staff at CHOP cater to the needs of the families and of the children afflicted with leukemia, cancer, and other illnesses.

We look forward to the CHOP Christmas Party every year. We feel it’s our way of giving back to the community. The smiles and “thank-yous” we receive from the kids and families make it such a rewarding experience.

Be a part of something special. If you would like to help support CHOP’s mission in “helping all children experience the gift of childhood,” you can make all donations HERE.

Doctor Susan Travis - Director, NJ Section of Hematology & Oncology
Doctor Susan Travis - Director, NJ Section of Hematology & Oncology
Barry Kirschner - Executive Director of The Valerie Fund Organization
Barry Kirschner - Executive Director of The Valerie Fund Organization
Shirley Landgraf - P.R. & Event Coordinator
Shirley Landgraf - P.R. & Event Coordinator

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!!!

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!

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