Archive for August, 2010

Adam & Chaya

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Another fun session at the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur Estate.
Adam is a pro at posing – this was his third session with us. We were thrilled to meet his new sister Chaya. What a happy little girl!

mike & jana

Heather & Brent      Winterthur-An American Country Estate

Monday, August 16th, 2010

A nice relaxed summer outdoor wedding with Heather and Brent at Winterthur-An American Country Estate, located in Greenville DE. We started out with Heather getting ready at the couple’s home in Avondale, PA. We had such a great with mom, Heather, and the wonderful bridesmaids. We captured many nice creative shots on their property, a golden wheat field, which was the perfect setting for the feel that Heather loves. The ceremony took place outdoors by the reflecting pool at Winterthur. It was an awesome experience to witness the special event among the gardens and excited guests. Following the ceremony we had some time set aside to be creative and have fun with Heather and Brent! Brent was even given permission to have his special all black Harley ready for a short ride with his new wife! WOW it was great to have the “guy” get his moment too. :) Later… the reception outdoors in the same location, lots of accent candles, cool mood lighting accenting the party. It was magical. Thanks to Nicole Bailey, and all the efficient and professional staff for making the day work! We LOVE working with you and shooting at Winterthur! We call it “heaven” for photographers! This was the first evening wedding reception by the reflecting pool! Perfect! The food was beautifully presented by Restaurant Associates, I remember the refreshing lime sorbert. Yummy….. And we cannot forget the memorable wedding cake created by Liz Marden- Gourmet Cakes and Desert Inc. PARTY-PARTY & DANCING under the stars to the sounds of Silver Sound from the one and only Steve Croce. Great job! A very special thank you to Larry and Star the Father and mother of the bride and Randy and Ann the parents of the groom. Thanks for making us feel at “home’ with your family and friends.

Happiness, Love, and Health,

mike and jana

To check out a few additional photos from Heather & Brent’s day click here!

Steve Croce - Mike! OUTSTANDING images, as always! It's a great honor to perform next to you, every time. I look forward to seeing you and your awesome staff again soon!

Karen & Christian      DuPont Country Club-Wilmington, DE

Friday, August 13th, 2010

A HOT wedding day (95+ with 90% humidity) with Karen and Christian at the DuPont Country Club. Karen, you and Christian were just so brave to go outside to get pics of the two of you and your families! And what a a great decision that was; we captured some beautiful images from that picturesque setting! We LOVED your spirit and energy on the wedding day! WOW what a fun shoot at The Brantwyn Estate, the beautiful sculptured gardens made for an awesome setting for creative photographs. Thanks to Jenna Shumacher for making the photo shoot at Brantwyn happen. Also the day was carefully planned and organized by Dave McCracken. Thanks Dave for adding your personal touch making Karen and Christian’s day so wonderful! Thanks Darlene and Dale the brides parents and Manuela and Gene the Grooms parents for your kindness and warmth throughout the wedding day! The evening party rocked at the Dupont Country Club to the sounds by Gaetano Bosco of Silver Sound. A very special day for us and an amazing day that Karen and Christian will remember forever!

Our best wishes to the two of you!

mike and jana

To check out more photos from Karen and Christian’s day click here!

Jaime & Joe         Molly Pitcher Inn-Red Bank, NJ

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

An awesome day with Jamie and Joe spent in Red Bank, NJ at the Molly Pitcher Inn . It is located on the scenic Navesink River. Jamie and Joe, a very relaxed couple out to REALLY enjoy their wedding day! We went on a trolly to a local Arboretum/Park that had the coolest trees and landscaped gardens! WOW! The bridal party also enjoying themselves throughout the day. It was GREAT to see Jack, Joe’s dad, as the best man. We had so much fun capturing the spontaneous moments of the day. I wanted to thank Debbie and Ted, the parents of the bride, and Peg and Jack, the parents of the groom, for making us feel so special. Also a special thanks to Shari Courtney and her professional staff for all her help at the Molly Pitcher Inn !

thank you,

mike and Jana

To see more from Jaime & Joe’s day click click here .

Mia and Dave         The Curtis Center Atrium, Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A day in historic Philadelphia with Mia and Dave. AWESOME! We started at the the Warwick Hotel where Mia, Mom and Dad spent time with their lovely daughter helping her get ready, staying calm for the big day ahead. Mia and Dave were married at the beautiful St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral in Philadelphia. We spent time taking photos with Mia and Dave and the wedding party at the Waterworks and Broad Street. We all had fun throughout the day, with Mia and Dave enjoying every moment of their special day. The reception was held at The Curtis Center Atrium, food and catering by The Curtis Center Atrium . And the food presentation and decor-WOW! Thank you Joe Volpe and your professional staff for making Mia and Dave’s day! This was an event to remember for a long time. The guests friends and family danced to the sounds of ebe Paris. And lets not forget the surprise visit by the colorful and festive Mummers! The late nite after party, hosted by the infamous Philadelphia mainstay and Jersey Shore DJ/radio personality, Jerry Blavat kept the party going into the wee hours.. We also worked together with Lance & Doug Rivers of Video Coverage. Also a very special thank you to the parents of the bride, Carol and Nino for being so kind to us. We LOVED spending the day with you and your family. Carol you are so much fun!
Jana and I wish Mia and Dave the very best in life, be happy and love each other forever!

If you would like to see more images form their wedding day CLICK HERE
Thanks Again,

mike and jana


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Stitch won a photo session at the Annual Dog Fest this year! He was such a ham! Dogs are such a huge part of many families. Make sure to include them in your session.


Rainy Day at Grandpa’s House

Monday, August 9th, 2010

We met this amazing family when the children decided to give their father a special gift for his birthday – family photos at his home on the Chesapeake. Family drove form all over the East Coast and little rain was not going to prevent us from capturing some special moments. Thank you for having us!

Jana & mike

Grandma’s Surprise

Monday, August 9th, 2010

What do you get for a grandmother that has everything? One thing that she loves are photos of her children and grandchildren. They are all over her home. When Colleen contacted us that she wanted to get a photo of all the grand children for her grandmother, we were excited to document the special gathering. We were first scheduled for February 7th at the Crystal Tea Room, but one of this past winter storms completely spoiled everything considering that most of the subjects needed to travel considerable distances. We were finally able to select a date in July when everyone could travel again. The plan became even grander. We arranged for grandma to go for dinner and scheduled a secrete session at her house!
Thank you for all of you hard work Colleen. We truly enjoyed working with you and are wishing we could be there when she sees the portrait.

mike & Jana

Lauren and Ed   Details

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Here are a few details from Lauren and Ed’s day. Great choices guys!

Lauren and Ed      One Atlantic-Atlantic City

Friday, August 6th, 2010

A day at the South Jersey Shore with Lauren & Ed. Great times on the beach in Ocean City and the Boardwalk in AC! The perfect day for the perfect couple. Lauren and Ed were married in OC on the beach, and their reception was hosted by One Atlantic , the beautiful new landmark venue located above the Pier shops in Atlantic City. Such fantastic ocean views! We also LOVED shooting in front of the SUGAR store on the AC boardwalk. One of Ed’s favorite places :) I want to thank Elizabeth and her professional team from One Atlantic for all her help and Jackie from Peachtree and Ward, who handled the food and day off planing. AWESOME job!
Thanks for a great day!

mike and Jana

To see more images from Lauren and Ed’s wedding HERE.