The Squirrels of Princeton are NOT Green!

OK, so winter is a little slow for weddings but I’m trying to get into the habit of of posting to my blog weekly. I’m so excited about my new blog and want to start off with good habits. Starting in March I’ll have tons of great new weddings to share with you all. In February I have two really great commercial shoots that I will have to share with you. One for a top floral and event designer and a beauty shoot for a top makeup artist. Can’t wait!! Today I thought I would share with you a little humorous image of a Princeton squirrel. Princeton is infamous for their squirrels. They are everywhere, grey and black, very friendly and have even been know to invade student dorms. Last November I was photographing a couples wedding portrait on the University campus and this Ivy squirrel walked by us carrying his winter stash in a plastic cup!!!!! I guess he didn’t know plastics was not great for the environment….. or maybe he was recycling!

Hanging with Friends!

I was cleaning up my hard drive from ’07 and found this fun picture. Last fall I was hired to photograph the Liberty Medal Awards in Philadelphia. Bono was the recipient in 2007 for all the wonderful work he has done in Africa to combat poverty and AIDS. President George H.W. Bush was there to present Bono with the award. In 2006 President Bush and President Bill Clinton were the recipients for their efforts to aid the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia. My friends think this photo is such a “hoot”. I was busy photographing a cocktail reception when President Bush ordered his Secret Services agent to confiscate my cameras. Yikes!!! I wondered what did I do wrong. He then asked me to stand by him and Bono and he told his SS agent to take our picture. As you can see I was really caught off guard.bono.jpg

“Magazine Worthy Photos” on The Brides Cafe

Check out The Brides Cafe blog today for an article I wrote on tips for getting your wedding published in a magazine. If you are planning your wedding, this blog is a definite “not to miss” for planning advice. I was so impressed with the amazing talent that Janie Medley is featuring on her blog every single day. The other day she had an interview with Jung Lee of Fete on her book that was just released. So many of the most talented wedding professionals are featured daily. I’m delighted to be include in the mix. My suggestion is to subscribe to The Brides Cafe for your daily fix of cutting edge wedding ideas.

Allison + Michael 01.05.08

One of the challenges of winter weddings can be finding the time and locations for outdoor portraits. Some of my couples, like Allison and Michael what the romantic notion of not seeing each other prior to their ceremony, yet they still want fun location portraits. We were limited to about 15 minutes of daylight after their ceremony at Saint James Church in Basking Ridge, NJ, so we ran around to the back parking lot of their church and found a field of reeds. What luck! I also used the beautiful green door of their church as a backdrop for a portrait just before the sun set. On the way to their reception at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ we also stopped by the historic Morristown Train Station for some really romantic images. I know I’m dating myself, but the station was featured in Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time video.