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Philadelphia Headshot Photographer • Emily Trask • The Iliad

I recently had the pleasure of working with Emily Trask during a headshot session at the Studio.  Her shots were effortless and we had a lot of fun.

Check out Emily in a one woman show Friday August 24th at Quintessence Theatre in Mt Airy Philadelphia.

An Iliad

Quintessence Theatre Group is proud to host a special reading of An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, starring Emily Trask on August 24th at 7:30pm.

Homer and the primal roots of oral tradition are invoked in a modern retelling of the oldest and deadliest tale of all time, The Iliad. Drawing on Robert Fagles’ acclaimed translation of the epic poem, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s award-winning play, An Iliad, charges a lone Poet to sing the song of the deadly force of humanity doomed to repeat itself throughout the ages.

Fresh from a critically acclaimed, sold out run at The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Western Michigan, actress Emily Trask dons the mantle of the Poet once more for a one night only benefit reading supporting the American Friends Service Committee – an organization devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world (https://www.afsc.org/).

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Philadelphia Wedding and Event Photographer • Unveiled-Ultimate Wedding Planning. Event

Chestnut Hill Business District invited brides-to-be to the ultimate wedding planning event. Brides were treated to a full day of bridal style, tips and treats from participating businesses along Germantown Ave.

Despite the rain, the event kicked off at The Chateau at Sugarloaf and the brides received a complimentary gift bag that included a mini veil and commemorative champagne flute. Lunch, hair and make-up sessions, cake tastings, and gifts were all available to the bride throughout the day at participating businesses. Brides and their entourages were able to take advantage of a free trolley service that will be traveling to each event location.

I had so much fun with all of the Brides to be and their “I do Crews.”  Please take a look at some of the fun moments we captured. 

Photo Album of Unveiled 2018

Participants in Chestnut Hill included:

Valley Green Inn, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Night Kitchen Bakery, Wedding cake sampling with champagne and  take away treat

Statement Boutique, Pearl earrings/Raffle for Silver Fox Stole

Windfall Gallery, 16″ silver chain, single fresh water pearl necklace

Duke the Barber, Shave with cigars/whiskey, bridal hair and makeup

Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Wedding cake sampling with champagne

SL8, Mini Bridal Hair Session

CURE de Repos, Mini Make-Up Session

Bjorn and Co, white and gold ceramic “Love” dish and “Mr” and “Mrs” ring holders

El Poquito, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Chestnut Hill Hotel,Complimentary night stay Sun-Thurs when a block of 15 rooms is consumed

Trunk Show by Arielle Bridal Inc

Made By ME, 2 piece chocolate favor box

Chestnut Hill Brewing Co, 2 comp beer tastings for bride or groom/$5 beers for “I DO” crew

Chestnut Grill, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Cheekadee, Mini Make-Up Session

Joseph A Bank, Free tux for groom with 5 tuxedo rentals

Iron Hill Brewery, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

Gravers Lane Gallery, 15% off wedding rings/set  and 20% off bridal party gifts min. of 4
Raffle for crystal toasting flutes

Diamond Spa, Dermalogica “Sound Sleep Cocoon” gel

Threadwell, “Weddinng Sayings” coasters or “Eat Drink and Be Merry” cups

3000BC Spa, Visia skin analysis with $25 GC

Robertson’s Flowers, Rose wrapped with beautiful filler and accent ribbon

The Paperia,“The Mrs.” canvas cosmetic bag,  $50 off wedding invites

Tailored Home, Orrefors votive

Stateside Urbancraft Vodka tastings

Trunk show by Philadelphia Bridal Company

Coco Blue,“Borrowed and Blue” Essie nail polish

Breakfast Boutique, Complimentary lunch for bride with purchase of “I DO” crew lunch(s)

The Chateau at Sugarloaf, Reception with butlered hors d’oeuvres, champagne, music

SlowMo2Go, Slow Motion studio

Spa Elysium, Mini Bridal Hair Session

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Rockefeller Center Wedding • New York City • Stephen & Edurado

On Sept. 30 at 620 Loft & Garden, an event space at Rockefeller Center in New York my dear friends Eduardo and Stephen were married. Dave & I were able to spend some special time with the happy couple as they got ready. I was so happy to capture some very special moments at the Palace Hotel and the walk to the gorgeous venue. #smevwedding

 

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Philadelphia, PA Wedding Photography; Ideas, Styles and Trends for the Couple and Photographer in 2016

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The big day is finally approaching and your pinterest boards are bulging full of ideas from flowers, cakes, welcome tables and especially the photographs. The countless images you have seen and all that you “must” have.  This leads me to some do’s and dont’s for your special day. Most photographers have their own style and welcome ideas. However, we are not fans of instructions on duplicating other’s work! If you see an image you absolutely love, by all means show us and see what we can work on together.  Hopefully the photographer you hire will have a strong style that you like and will work with you on all of your ideas.

In a somewhat recent article the knot published an article about trends in wedding photography.

The article 14 Hottest Wedding Photography Trends by theknots’s Amy Levin-Epstein begins with the most perfect sentiment about choosing a photographer.

“You want your photographer to be on the cutting edge and know the latest techniques, but you also don’t want your photos to be so trendy that when you look at your shots in 20 years, all you see is something that instantly dates your wedding….”

I wouldn’t call them trends, most of the images are great classic wedding photography examples! Some of these “trends” just need to go. Skip the selfies (#skipselfies) and take out the social media on your special day!  By all means you are investing a lot of money, please let the photographer capture the moment! Check out the full 14 hottest photography trends article here!

Speaking of hashtags, social media and guests posting photos before you even walk down the aisle, some things are out of your control.  Remember that during the big day. It is true, sometimes your wedding guests will capture some great moments, but you hired a professional to do the job, so let us!  So many shots are ruined by guests jumping in the frame with their cell phones,cameras,tablets and iPads.  That moment cannot be recreated, EVER!  Most of us have a clause in our contract protecting us from the wedding guest  and their faux pas.  In a fantastic article I’ve Had Enough with Wedding Guests Taking Pictures with Phones by photographer Thomas Stewart addresses this problem head on.

“In your invites, tell everyone you’re having an unplugged ceremony: no technology, please, Write it on a chalkboard which guests can see as they arrive on the day. Tell your celebrant/minister/priest to tell the guests at the start of the ceremony. HIRE A PLANE TO WRITE IT IN THE SKY!”

Sure there are trends, ideas, hashtags, social media, guests ruining shots along  with many tender moments and fun memories that will be immortalized in your photographs.

I must stress this point as best that I can, “PLEASE ENJOY, enjoy yourself and enjoy the experience!”  While the flowers, outfits, food  have been meticulously planned they are done so relax.  The wrong flower or Uncle Al’s horrible suit clashing with  your color scheme will not ruin the day. Your wedding is about the two of you uniting and the love you have for each other.

Most important advice anyone can give you, if you let the little things throw you for a loop and look like miserable wretch the whole day… your faithful photographers can’t do anything about those sour expressions in the photos. 🙂

Congratulations!

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