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Dreams CAN come true; At long last, the mother/daughter portrait she’s always dreamed of; family portrait photographer South Jersey, Philadelphia

Its  a real Zen moment for us when a client comes to us to fulfill their vision for a family portrait. So we were thrilled when Heather contacted us recently to create a black-and-white portrait of her and her daughter with a very specific look. She’d seen the look in a portrait of fashion model Kate Moss and her daughter many years ago, and she promised herself  that if she had a daughter, she would someday have a portrait just like it.  She asked us if we’d consider creating this kind of portrait with her and her beautiful (and beautifully named) daughter, Lyla Blue. Oh yes we would! The session went beautifully, Lyla was super-cooperative, and large framed version of the this portrait now hangs in her home. Of course, we were so thrilled to see Heather’s  reaction to the large portrait that we had to photograph that moment too! During her session we also got some more playful shots, as well as some gorgeous individual images of Lyla. Huge thank- you to you, Heather, for giving us this opportunity to create these stunning images, and for helping you fulfill your dream.

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Who says headshot sessions can’t be fun? Camden County Chamber location session

Whenever we’re brought in to do headshots for an entire staff, we really have to be pumped.  It’s a lot of people counting on us to make them look good. It usually takes hours of concentration and coaxing, and we need to bring it, big time.  So when we landed the plumb assignment of shooting the staff of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce this year,  we felt the gravity of the project.  After all, these images were going on the Chamber’s  website, and these individuals are very well known in the Camden County  business community.  We needed to make them look good, to say the least.  We think  we nailed it,  and they apparently  felt the same way.  If you haven’t been on the Chamber site recently and seen their new headshots, you can check out the results here.   The best part was we really had a great time with these folks.  There was much laughter, and silliness, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, their headshots are terrific, but we love these ‘outtakes’. Check out Art, Bob, Debra and Mel here…how fun is this???

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Learning, connecting, and growth…Delta Phi Epsilon Convention….not what I expected; event photography

Gotta be honest here…When the leadership of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority asked me to shoot their biennial sorority convention in Disney World this year, well, let’s just say I pictured something along the lines of a clique-y group of sisters getting together for fun nights, casual days and not much on the serious side. It’s Disney, right?  I certainly didn’t expect empowerment workshops, leadership seminars, and career networking. But that’s what this education-packed gathering at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort was about. Four days, 550 college students and alums, passionate about their DPhiE sisterhood, gathered to focus on their mission of leadership, service and empowerment. I should have known better. For the past two years, I’ve done the headshots for DPhiE’s Philadelphia-based International Headquarters staff , and I’ve been completely wowed by the character of each and every one of these women, at every contact I have had with them. What I learned working with so many “Deephers,” is that the thread that binds the entire membership is exactly what I witnessed every single day at convention. No joke…I have never been around this many women, mostly college-aged, and some a little older, who were absolutely considerate, pleasant, energetic and willing to work with us. There was not one groan, not one grumble, not one complaint..for college-aged women, can I tell you how unusual that seems to me? This sorority has done amazing work with their members. They clearly walk the talk, and for me, it made four days of hard work the most pleasant four days of work I have had in a long time.

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Looking forward…excited about our new Bar/Bat Mitzvah photography coverage.

We’re thrilled to be offering a new expanded line of Bar and Bat Mitzvah collections.  We love capturing life’s most important moments, with brilliant, natural images. We’ll be offering gorgeous albums, heirloom portraits, DVD’s and more. Additional details to come in the next few weeks. Meantime, here are some great moments from past events.

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Young and honorable. Studio portrait photo session with Jay.

These shots are from a recent photo shoot with  my assistant Jodi’s ‘honorary’ son, Jay, an E4 Specialist in the Army Reserves, and longtime buddy of her son, Bryan.   Jay signed up specifically to be deployed.  He’s hoping he’ll be sent to Afghanistan.

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