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Headshots are so important for your online profile. If you own a business, are looking for a job or just want a great image of yourself on the web professional headshots are the way to go. Recently I was contacted by musical artist and producer, Jammie Jolly, founder of Jolly Time Productions. He is about to release a new album and wanted a picture for the album cover. Jolly Times Productions is dedicated to helping Indie artists share their music with the world. If you would like to hear some good music and support local artists check out his site.
New Year's Eve 2017 ended with a sparkle this year for Megan, Colin and everybody at their wedding/New Year's Eve party. The record-breaking cold thwarted our plans of the reveal being outside on the bridge but didn't stop us from getting some great images for them inside the beautiful Talamore Country Club in Ambler, PA. Megan & Colin had a lot of fun and unique elements built into their wedding day starting with a visit from their fur baby who stopped by to pose for some formal pictures. Her gown was The Country Bride and Gent was beautiful, fit perfectly and the bride was able to move around comfortably and enjoy her day. The men got their tuxes from The Black Tux and were very happy with them. They all looked nice, but the groom looked extra dashing with his medals on his chest. Their wedding reception was a great New Year's Eve party, with the music supplied by Frank Raffa of Sound Sensation DJ's and which had balloons dropping at the stroke of midnight while everybody kissed their first kiss of 2018. But, the night wasn't over until the sparkler sendoff which took place at 12:45am in 5 degrees. Brrr. The guests who braved the cold enjoyed a fun farewell to the happy bride and groom who warmed up in Hawaii for their honeymoon. Below is a sneek peek, but there are many more images available soon as the bride gets a chance to see them first.
Family Portraits: What to wear and what not to wear
I often get asked for advice on what to wear for a family photo session. It's a great question. These photo(s) will be hanging on your walls for years to come, so it is an important decision.
For a lot of years, it was common to see a family all in white shirts and khaki pants, or blue jeans. Now that is viewed as trendy and boring. I would not wear white because it makes a person appear heavier while darker colors are slimming. For most people, even thin ones, they prefer to look as slim as possible so I would say avoid wearing white.
What about the idea of everybody matching by wearing the same color shirt, say red or blue, and the same color pants? I advise against it. When people are close together and in the same color it is hard at a quick glance to see where one person ends and the next begins. The optical illusion is to make you look heavier.
Coordination is the answer
What works best is for everybody to be coordinated. Pick a color scheme that you like and that would go well with the wall and room where you are going to hang the picture. For most people, it is neutrals or earth-tones.
You couldn't have a nicer group of people than Terri & Russ and their family and friends. I'm so happy they had such a beautiful day at The Desmond, in Malvern PA. The color scheme was a deep violet with flowers containing white & yellow, the perfect accents. The bride's bouquet had a dragonfly in it. I love dragonflies, too. The suite where the bride and her girls got dressed was awesome! Big and beautiful with large windows on two adjacent walls. As the photographer, I love being able to control the light and this room was the perfect set up. Plus there were two adjacent bedrooms so there was plenty of places for the women to put their stuff and keep the center area clear. Russ and the men were able to have their own session before and took advantage of the many areas inside and outside of The Desmond. The wedding ceremony was in the solarium, which is beautiful, large windows surround the whole room and ceiling. The Cocktail hour and ballroom were close together and spectacularly beautiful. They had little cookies made that were the spitting image of the bride and groom, each guest received a set. The music and MC of the day was provided by Frank Raffa, owner of Sound Sensation DJ's. As always he and Amber did a wonderful job. The guests were treated to a night of great music and delicious food. The service and thoughtfulness of the staff were second to none. Here are a few images of the day. More to come in about 2 weeks.
Congratulations to Melissa and Andrew on their beautiful wedding! There may not have been any water from the sky, but there was lot's of water in the form of happy tears throughout the day. Melissa's father could not hold back the tears when he turned around to see his daughter as the beautiful bride for the first time, which of course brought tears to everybody's eyes. We did a first reveal for the little flower girl too. She couldn't have been more excited and happy. She was such a sweet and pretty little girl! The day started at the Residence Inn in North Wales with the men getting ready. They looked quite debonair in their navy blue tuxedoes with an orange tie and pocket squares from Men's Wearhouse. The women soon arrived, all looking great with their hair and makeup done at Contempo Cuts. They did a super job. We were transported by an adorable trolley provided by Cescape Trolly, to St Matthews church in Conshohocken, which is a cathedral-like historic church. The grandparents and parents were escorted up the aisle as Dr. Troy Wilnemiller sang The Lord's Prayer. I can't describe to you how majestic it was as he stood on the balcony in the back of the church and filled the church with his operatic and booming voice. It literally brought tears to my eyes! Then the girls proceeded up the aisle. I'll never forget the look of pure love and beaming happiness on the grooms face when he saw his bride and her father coming up the aisle. See if you can spot which of these images are of that moment.
The reception was at Talamore Country Club in Ambler PA. The Talamore never looked more beautiful with the table clothes and flower centerpieces all perfectly matching the color scheme of the wedding party. In fact, all the flowers, which were from Willow and Thistles in Blue Bell PA, looked fabulous! Uplighting and monogram and photobooth were supplied by Frank Raffa from Sound Sensation DJ's. They also providied the "Dancing on a Cloud" first dance, it was very romantic. So, here is a little preview of some of their wedding images. Many more to come in a few weeks.
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