Armen Elliott Photo

The Year-end Highlights

Taking a break from wedding album design and production provides a good time to look back on some of the year’s highlights.  The folks at Technicolor Salon in Bethlehem invited me to hang some work in their gallery space  which they generously devote to local artists.
Easton’s Cosmic Cup on College Hill makes the best cup of coffee in the Lehigh Valley and also encourages local talent by inviting them to use wall space to display their work.  Cosmic’s owner, Troy Reynard, is actively involved in the community- locally and globally-and encourages musicians, poets and writers into his cafe.
Being at Bear Creek Mountain Resort felt more like Colorado than Pennsylvania.
I’m not sure how event planner, Laura Fleischer, charmed the limo driver into letting the bridal party
shower the bride and groom with rice but the pouring rain outside didn’t dampen their spirits for some merry mischief!
A 50th wedding anniversary was the occasion of a family gathering at the Weyhill Guest House at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem. Here’s a photo of just a few of the grandchildren.
The magnificent Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge Pennsylvania, was the backdrop for this wedding.
The wedding was followed by a reception at the Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
The talented crew at Renae Mendall and Company Hair Salon came over for another fun-filled studio session. (Think synchronized swimming without the water).
 Flower girls and ring bearers are unpredictable and totally authentic which is why I love them!

The Club at Morgan Hill (above)

 The views of the vineyard and mountains were spectacular at this lovely outdoor wedding in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

The late afternoon sun provided dramatic lighting of this bride and groom in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park.

Stolen moments at a 20’s themed wedding at Bridgewater Manor New Jersey, which had a 30-piece big band orchestra with a lead singer who sounded just like Frank Sinatra!
Two lovely brides instead of  just one at the commitment ceremony in Easton, Pennsylvania.

A beautiful outdoor Bucks County wedding with the best man successfully delivering the rings!

The Inn at Pocono Manor was the setting for this sweet couple’s elegant “Tuxedos & Tatoos” wedding.
An autumn engagement session with an adorable couple whose wedding I’ll be photographing next May.

The Cantor at Temple Beth El in Allentown Pennsylvania, played a critical role in this young man’s Bar Mitzvah preparation.

An outdoor summer family photo session.

Why do I love kids climbing trees…’cause I used to and still do…just ask my startled neighbor who was putting out trash one afternoon and caught me 15 feet off the ground pruning my Saphora Japonica.
It was so much fun photographing the hardworking and talented children, teachers and principals who won math achievement awards in Philadelphia.
The creator of the First in Math Online Program (Robert Sun) congratulates one of the winners at the achievement awards ceremony in Philadelphia.

I loved photographing this event because the excitement and pride in achievement was palpable!
Children came up to meet the ‘rock star’ of the 24 math game world.

  (Children and trees . . . a recurring theme).

Easton’s Silk Mill Project:

Outdoor film night at Easton’s Silk Mill Project was an exciting look into the future of the City.  Construction on the sculpture path linking downtown Easton with the Silk Mill site begins in the Spring of 2010!
   Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
(for some more 2009 highlights, check out my previous months posts)

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