Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Love at First Sight

I love these.

It’s the first time Laura saw her reception room at Hotel Bethlehem on Saturday. She snuck a peek before her guests arrived.

Credit where credit is due: The room, which looked amazing, was a result of the combined efforts of Dale Schaffer of Elysian Fields, coordinator extraordinaire Kori Muntean of Wedding Daze Boutique and Steve Mittman of Steve Mittman Entertainment.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Scott + Sara's Engagement

Scott and Sara will be married next March in New York City & I am looking forward to being with them.

No matter what the weather will be in March, it was warm and sunny when we shot their engagement session in the Hamptons on Long Island last week.

It was lovely.

They were both really comfortable in front of the camera. I don't know if I have ever given so little direction in a session. It was really just a matter of getting them together and taking pictures of what happened. I would start to ask Scott to kiss her and realize he already was.

It led to a set of images I really love. It's natural and loving.

I'll see you both in March!


Chris + Dana 08.08.09

And now for something completely different.

Welcome to Chris and Dana’s awesome adventure, nothing less than the reinvention of the wedding itself.

And it was quite a lot of fun.

There was a re-enactment of a scene from My Fair Lady. Their officiant read vows from a binder with a picture of Chuck Norris holding an Uzi. As they left the ceremony, Chris and Dana threw rice at their guests.

Later that night, at the reception, there was cake and tricycle racing.

Chris and Dana were married on a stage at Musikfest, a music festival held in Bethlehem every August.

I really appreciate their willingness to make their wedding their very own. It might not be for everyone, but it was certainly Chris & Dana.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Kimberly + Cody 07.18.09

Kimberly & Cody married at Packer Chapel on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem.

I love it.

I have written about Packer here before but it bears repeating: there is no church more beautiful for a wedding than Packer. You sense its history & reverence the moment you walk in the door. It's a very dark chapel - its beautiful detail almost hiding - but it's all there and photographs well.

But this wedding was about Kimberly and Cody. They made me feel like family and gave me everything I need for great pictures: A loving couple having a great time at their wedding.

Thank you,