collection of creative ideas.

I recently collaborated with models Whitney Star and Jennifer Grabel (aka Atomic Bombshell), wardrobe stylist Candace Whaley of Authetic8ke Style and the always amazing Bethany L Bell (of BELL Management) for hair and makeup for a photo shoot this past week.
The ideas brought to the table where a mash up of bright colors, dark editorial, and nylon magazine inspired wardrobe.
Here are my favorites from the day-

The awesome hair by the incredibly talented Bethany L Bell-

Since Jen loved this shirt that Candace had brought along, we ended the shoot with a quick wardrobe change, some readjustments to her hair and a few clicks of the camera.

It was fun mixing the amazing people I've already had the pleasure of working with, with new talent I've never met before!
It's always an exciting outcome and a fun collection of creative ideas.

On a completely unrelated note.....can you believe Christmas is only 8 days away!?!

Craig & Brita Engaged.

I had such a great time with Craig and Brita for their engagement shoot in Center City of Philadelphia. They're such a fun and energetic couple and super easy to photograph! Here's a few of my favorites from the day-

I brought out some bubbles for them to play around with. When I mentioned that they should blow them towards each other, Craig decided that this meant it was time for a bubble war! I just love this next sequence of pictures-

I just love how much fun these two have together! I'll be seeing Craig & Brita in January for their wedding. Can't wait!

cold weather, valley forge & beautiful family portraits.

I'm so excited to share these family portraits that I had the pleasure of taking at Valley Forge last Saturday afternoon!
Kelsey is a really talented wedding planner, and owner of A Little Soiree, and I actually worked with her a while ago to shoot some of her work (stay tuned as some of it is going to be shown in The Knot magazine!). She has such a great, bubbly personality, and I was so thrilled to be able to shoot her extremely fun and photogenic family, and their adorable dog Oliver!
It was freezing cold, but they all stuck it out for some beautiful pictures. Even little Oliver was happy to be a model for the day!

How adorable is little Logan!?

I had such a blast with these guys!
Thanks again for letting me spend some time with your beautiful family Kelsey!

best of the best!

I was so lucky and honored to be given The Best of the Best Photography Award at Kevyn Nafis Horton's event titled The Best of the Best Fashion Show & Gala on November 21st.
Nafis is the owner of Kevyn Michael's Boutique, located at 1540 South Street, and is also a very talented stylist that I have been fortunate enough to work with. His event showcased clothes from both his own boutique,and work from other designers, as well as an award ceremony honoring some very talented people working in hair, fashion or (in my case) photography.

All in all, the night was a lot of fun, and I got to meet some amazingly talented people.
Thanks again to Nafis for honoring me with an award!

a nice way to start off the last month of the year.

I did a quick shoot with makeup artist - Carinn Kanaki, hairstylist - Melissa Gumley and actor/model - Andrew Callahan yesterday afternoon.

I pulled some clothes and jewelry from my wardrobe, topped it off with some of Michael's accessories and threw in Andrew's eyepatch to create these images.
I think they turned out pretty nicely!

To end the busy day, Michael and I celebrated December 1st by putting up our retro, aluminium tree (that's straight from the 60's!) and covered it with white lights and bird decorations (since I'm absolutely obsessed with birds).
Our pretty tree is now sitting happily in our dining room, waiting for Santa!

Thanks to everyone involved in this shoot! Special thanks to Melissa for helping us decorate the tree too!