I absolutely love it when I get to travel for weddings. When Kristin contacted me about photographing her wedding at West Point Academy I was thrilled. I have previously lived in Colorado and photographed many Air Force Academy Weddings, currently live in Annapolis and photograph many Naval Academy weddings, it was only natural for me to want to photograph this beautiful military wedding photography at West Point. We started at the Thayer hotel right on the grounds of West Point in the Hudson Valley and then moved to the Chapel of the Most Holy and ended at the West Point Club. The setting was unbelievable as we drove through the valley stopping at different locations to take photographs. My favorite stop was over looking the Hudson River and the crowds of people (we are talking hundreds) that came running off a tour bus wanting to photograph the bride and groom. Thank you so very much for asking me to be a part of your day, it was perfect.
Nina and Daniel were so fun to get to know when I did their engagement session in Washington DC. A few months later I was so fortunate to be able to fly to Colorado to photograph their wedding at the Pinecrest Event Center. I have a really special spot in my heart for these two because they have known each other since they were very small. Their families are really close and so it was not only fun to watch them get married, but it was so fun to see their Moms and Dads (who are best of friends) rejoicing that their children married one another. I have a special place in my heart for them because I have a best friend, who has a little boy who is my Grace’s age and we only dream that one day they would marry. It was fun to see that in this case…that dream came true. I am so thankful that you let me be a part of your lives on such an important day. I wish you all the best and many years of love and happiness together.
This past July, Stevie T Photography and I were honored to photograph the young woman of Boys Hope Girls Hope in Baltimore for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Girls Hope is an organization that supports at risk teen girls from inner city Baltimore. Excel Homes teamed up with Extreme Makeover Home Edition to give these girls an incredible place to call home.
It was a blast to be on set with designers Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Jillian Harris, Michael Maloney and xzibit. Guest stars from Modern Family were also on set as they “took over” the makeover for the Girls Hope Home.
The experience was out of this world, watching a house go up in such a short amount of time and to watch a community of people to come together for such an amazing cause. The team of people that it takes to execute a project like this is amazing. I was completely blown away by the people who work incredibly hard behind the scenes, and all the countless volunteers that donate their time
and energy to give back to their community.
It was an amazing project to be a part of and I am honored that they chose us to photograph these beautiful girls and to be able to watch our images decorate their new home. I would also like to extend a special thanks to Connie Groah for jumping in at the last minute to do some high key composite photos of the girls. Please enjoy the following slideshow of our images and a few favorites from the show.
Move that bus
My favorite designer, Paulie…for those of you who watch the show and he’s your favorite too…he’s the real deal…he’s a hard worker and has a heart of gold…
The girls and guys and Kristi!
Michael and Jillian Harris from the Bachelor ready to move that bus.
Kristi’s office decorated with our images.
This was wall paper that hung in the halls of their new home…it was kind of our theme for the week.
Another area that featured our photos of the girls. We had so much fun with them.
just about to move that bus…Modern Family Kids on ABC bringing it home…
the girls when they first saw their new house We wish all the boys and girls from Boys Hope Girls Hope the best and we thank ABC for allowing us to be a part of such an amazing project. Stay tuned for our second build that we did in Pennsylania.
That episode will be airing on October 24, 2010. Details on that build coming soon.
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I am so excited to be able to share some of the behind the scene images of the Urban Family build from ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Steve T and I were honored to be asked to do another build with Extreme Makeover Home Edition back in July.
Berks County Home Builders Association partnered with ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition to build Trisha and Cora Urban a new home. This is an amazing story of one woman’s strength in times of trial.
Trisha and Andy met in college while both working an internship at a youth group home. Andy was the youth counselor and Trisha was the cook. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they were meant to be together, and they soon married. The young couple were expecting their first child and in the process of turning their five-acre plot of land into their idyllic and beautiful dream home. On February 4, 2009, everything changed. Andy died suddenly of a heart attack while Trisha was in labor. She found Andy, who was born with a congenital heart defect, lying dead in the snow at their front gate. Trisha refuses to let Andy’s death be in vain. Since his passing, she has raised thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association. In addition, she has taken on a second job as a hospice nurse, using her real life experience to help families cope during their difficult time. (taken from tvgrapevine)
If you missed this episode you can find it here on ABC’s website.
It was again an honor to be on set with designers Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Leann Touhy (the mother to Michael Orr from the Blide Side), and Tracy Hudson. I must also mention the amazing behind the scene designers who do an incredible job, special thanks to Veronica, Lisa Marie, Heather, Alex, Tony and countless others who all work incredible hard to make sure this family has an amazing home to come home to. You guys are the BEST!
Thanks for allowing us to be part of such and amazing team of people. We love you all!
Special Thanks to PRODPI for donating all of the printing for the show. What an amazing lab!
click below for a link to the 3 minute
set to music for the Urban Family
paulie d is in the house… tracy arranging photographstracy arranging our images for the stairwellpaulie is eating the horse food… stevie playing in the horses house welcome home Urbans josh skipping with Paul…don’t ask An image I took of Trisha and Cora that now hangs in Trisha’s bedroom
a sweet hug from mommy the moment after she saw her new home
ty…and im not REALLY sure what exactly he is doing here… about to move the BUS! I had to get in…thanks Paulie for taking this photo of us…
Dear friends of ours had their baby a few weeks ago. I wouldn’t classify myself as a children and baby photographer at ALL, but I can never resist when friends let me play with their babies! Conrats to Lance and Grace on their sweet little bundle of joy Emily! Emily is extra special to me for 2 reasons, one- her big sister is friends with my Grace and two-I was with them when they found out they were expecting !! A line is a line is a line!!
What an amazing opportunity to photograph one of the hottest bands out there right now. Iron and Wine gave an incredible performance at the Rams Head on Stage during the Private Artist Showcase put on by WRNR radio.