Monthly Archives: October 2008

Obama at Widener!

Now that I am thawing from the morning of waiting in 44 degrees in the rain…here are a couple cool images….enjoy.

More after the jump…

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Jeff Dietz - November 15, 2008 - 4:36 AM

Even though I definitely voted for the other guy… I really love this shot. Nicely done.

Veronique de Saint Phalle - October 31, 2008 - 4:23 PM

Love it in color! The blues are thematic and there is definitely way more detail to his face. Nice use of selective focus! A man who may well be the next President of the United States of America, campaigning in blue jeans – gotta be in color!

Shakeyia Horne - October 31, 2008 - 3:27 PM

Excellent photos, of course! The B&W was definately my favorite!

Neal Jacob - October 30, 2008 - 2:54 PM

I like the B & W better. Good shot, nicely framed, but you have Obama’s tushie hangin’ out. :)

Matthew Brink - October 29, 2008 - 7:57 PM

nicely done craigory!

Mark Gardner - October 29, 2008 - 12:53 AM

Great great images!

Tara - October 29, 2008 - 12:46 AM

Amazing B&W photo!

David Zaveloff - October 28, 2008 - 11:50 PM

Truly amazing work. Seriously.

Cyndi Klose - October 28, 2008 - 10:01 PM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that B&W. I’m sure his campaign would love to have it.

Dwight DeWerth-Pallm - October 28, 2008 - 8:49 PM

The B & W really gives a JFK feeling to the photo. The color exposure really makes the rally look like night. Thanks!

Julio Loor - October 28, 2008 - 7:11 PM

I really dig that B&W photo.
Nice Job!

Family Portraits

I spent an hour with the Law family on Sunday, before they headed to Disney on Ice…yeah the kids just wanted me to be done so they could go see that…only kidding, they were awesome. Here are a couple from the shoot at Longwood Gardens.

The kids just having fun “looking for alligators”…somehow I don’t think they saw any at Longwood!

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Portrait Sessions

The past couple weeks have been crazy busy! In addition to editing a couple weddings there is a huge album deadline (see below) and thrown in with all of that has been an engagement session and family portrait session! Plus an engagement session this afternoon, baptism Sunday, corporate event next week, plus a ton of awesome couples meeting with me about weddings next year! Phew! I am tired just thinking about all that!

Here are a couple from Mike & Kate’s engagement session on the Appalachian Trail in new Jersey. Their wedding is in Spring Lake, NJ next year and thanks to Erin & Eric for referring them…plus Mike’s sister who was in their wedding!

Just a few black and whites from their session…love the monochrome images!



Albums, albums, albums….

Well the beginning of November is always the big deadline for albums to be submitted and returned in time for Christmas, so I have been swimming in albums! Here are a few pages from a couple that are finishing up!

Michelle & Jeremy from Liberty Place in Lancaster, PA

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Cool new feature!

This is very cool…at least it is to me! Thanks to my buddy Mark Gardner I can now put my slideshows right into my blog! Very cool and good for my couples and all of you as well. So for future weddings along with cool images I’ll be posting the slideshow! Next wedding…February 21, 2009! Yeah nice break for me!

So just press the play button and enjoy!


Mark Gardner - November 21, 2008 - 3:17 PM

Craig-

That does look slick! Glad to help out with the little coding trick.

-Mark

Favorite images?

So I am going through the last 18 months of weddings to pick out some new favorites for the website and a new website with some colleagues in the area. So, whether you were a bride, groom, parent, family, or friend, let me know your favorites that I have captured over the past year and a half.

Who knows you might end up on the front of the website soon!

Learning some cool flash stuff…

Monday I spent the day with a cool dude, Neil van Niekerk who is a master of flash photography. Definitely helped me with one simple statement that made it all click. After that learning moment I could have left…however I payed some nice money and I thought spending only an hour was a little silly.

And here are a few quick pics from the day…Keyona and Lauren were a ton of fun!

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Sandy & Joe’s wedding in Philadelphia and King of Prussia

Sandy & Joe had an amazing day on Saturday and here are a few from the day. The day started at St. John the Baptist Church which was absolutely stunning and maybe the most beautiful church in the Philadelphia area. They also had a really cool bagpipe player outside the church as the guests arrived. After the ceremony we headed out to Valley Forge National Park for some fun bridal party pictures then to the Park Ridge Hotel in King of Prussia.

For more images check out their slideshow HERE!

Now does Sandy look like a princess or what!?

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Michele - October 25, 2008 - 5:25 PM

Sandy you were the most beautiful bride. and lets not mention how you had the best looking bridal party I’ve ever seen, hahaha. as Theresa would say ” we looked FABULOUS!!” I LOVE YOU GUYS. it was an awesome day, Thank you for wanting me to be a part of it.

Wedding planning in tough economic times

Today’s stock market news, down close to 800 points at about 3 PM, isn’t the most inspiring to any couple planning a wedding and especially to anyone paying for a wedding. There will be lots of wedding magazine’s that pop up with tips on planning a wedding in tough economic times with lots of suggestions and ideas.

Many of those ideas will be amazing and save you lots and lots of money.  One idea may not pan out as well as it may initially seem…finding a friend with a camera to take pictures at your wedding. Here is how this plan can work if you go that route…

1. Make sure they have taken pictures at a wedding before when it counted. It is your day, and you want to make sure that NOTHING goes wrong.

2. Make sure they are using a camera and lenses that will give you the best possible results. Most less expensive digital SLR cameras are too slow to capture the fast action at a wedding.

3. Make sure that if something goes wrong that you are okay without having all the best images from your wedding day. I have always been told not to mix family or friends with business cause if something goes wrong it ain’t gonna be pretty!

So, many will have already said okay, this may not be the best idea ever to have a friend shoot my wedding. So how can you make wedding photography more affordable? Well it may not be as difficult as you may think. Here are a couple ideas that you will see from some photographers, and will certainly see from SingleExposure Photography.

1. Register for your album with your photographer. The proof site which all your proofs will be uploaded with SingleExposure, includes a feature where you can register for pages in your album, extra time for me to cover your wedding, or just about anything else related to your photography package.

2. Use a credit card to spread the payments of your package out over time. Once your retainer or initial payment is done inquire about using a credit card to make monthly payments instead of big lump payments. I have set up several couples with monthly payments to make the blow a little less when it comes to writing that check.

3. Plan your wedding day to have all the important events covered by the photographer without lots and lots of hours. You can accomplish this by having your ceremony and reception at one location, even getting ready at the same location.

So these are just a couple ideas that may work for you when planning your wedding. Remember that the one thing you will have forever, and to pass down to your kids, are the pictures from your wedding. Why make the one lasting thing be the thing you take the biggest risks!

Phillies Playoff Game…

Although I am a Red Sox fan if I had to pick a National League team to cheer for it has to be the Phillies. Plus I LOVE baseball and it was awesome to see my first playoff game yesterday. And the Phillies won. Here is a fun panorama of our seats for the game. Hope they make the NLCS cause my seats are in section 107! If they make the series seats in 107 again! Pretty easy to make this pano with Photoshop and the files from my G9.