Monday, October 28, 2013

Joey's Senior Portraits


Joey's senior portraits
at Mauch Chunk Lake

Senior Portraits in Jim Thorpe


I love shooting senior sessions. In my imaginary portraits-only studio, senior portraits is one of my specialties:-) The location for this session was very special to Joey and his mother. Joey's dad, who worked at Mauch Chunk Lake for over 30 years, passed away roughly a year ago. We started the session off at their family's favorite cabin, where their adorable shitzu Trouble made a cameo appearance in the photos. Joey loves the outdoors (especially hunting and fishing) so we snapped a few photos of him working on his fly casting. All along the way, I put his mother Shelly to work helping hold a light or reflector occasionally or to try to get Joey to crack a smile. You can't tell from the photos, but Joey is a bit handicapped at the moment. He is in the process of healing from a broken foot and took his walking cast off for the session. Between me being 9 months pregnant and Joey under orders to keep weight off his injured foot, I don't know who Shelly was  more worried about! We had a blast though. Scroll on to check out some of my favorite photos from the session.












Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lisa and Chuck's wedding at Green Pond Country Club


Lisa and Chuck's
wedding at Green Pond Country Club

Lehigh Valley wedding photography


Lisa and Chuck were married on a beautiful sunny September day, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. When we asked them in the planning stages what their ideal wedding was like, Lisa had this to say: "We see our ideal wedding as simple. We want to enjoy the day celebrating our love for each other with our friends and family." They opted for a ceremony at the church Lisa's family belongs to, a beautiful country church in Laurys Station, then on to Green Pond Country Club for the reception. It just so happened that their nearest and dearest really knew how to party! The dance floor remained packed throughout the evening, helped along by the uber professional dj services of Holiday Sounds (nice work Tony!).

Our favorite moments - We loved the light in the tree lined lane we chose for Lisa and Chuck's portraits. Chuck's brother's best man speech was among the best we've ever heard! It had us smiling behind our cameras:-) And of course Lisa and Chuck were super sweet and in love! Throughout the day, they were both amazingly calm and confident and a pleasure to work with. Thanks guys for trusting us to be your photographers!

Credits: Wedding at St. John's UCC in Lowrys Station, PA. Reception at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Wedding cake by Village Bakery. Flowers by Nancy Galler’s Floral Designs. Entertainment by Holiday Sounds. Bride's gown, Sue Ames Bridal. Bridesmaids dresses, David's Bridal. Groom's and groomsmens' tuxes, CE Roth. Hair and Make up by Renee Kinney and Jessica Reider.