Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dog Show at Sussex County Fairgrounds 8/29

The Newton Kennel Club held a dog show at the Sussex County Fairgrounds this past Friday and Saturday. I went to check it out on Saturday as I remembered it being a great place to get some shots. I photographed years ago for the paper and of course saw Anna Murphey snapping away at all the cute pups.

The owners, handlers and such are very serious but not nearly as serious as the dogs themselves.

It was truly interesting and hope to photograph another one someday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

from "The mind's eye"

"To take photographs means to recognize-simultaneously and within a fraction of a second-both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning."

Henri Cartier Bresson

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Babcock/Sullivan Engagement 8/27

Shannon Babcock and Patrick Sullivan met me at the NJ Botanical Gardens, Skylands Manor, in Ringwood for their engagement session. Cute couple, awesome location, and the best light of the day make for some great photos!

The Shannon and Patrick are getting married next year at Panther Valley Country Club and said that the planning is going great! Always nice to hear!

Need to give a shout to Dean and Don Hall! Thanks guys!

Headed into the tree...

Footbridge Park, Blairstown.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Road Trip, Sussex County Style.

Walpack Valley to Blue Mountain Lakes then back home...

Wierd little fish at Blue Mountain Lakes. They passed up all the worms my kids tossed at them, except Jake landing one. The fish went nuts over a tiny Light Cahill dry fly.

New Jersey is still beautiful.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Balzano/McNamara Wedding 8/15

Although everybody was hot on Saturday it was one of the coolest weddings I have ever been to and a part of. Chamomile Balzano and James McNamara were married at Camp Linwood McDonald in Stokes State Forest under a canopy of large trees. Krave restaurant catered the affair and did an amazing job with the utmost professionalism. The Platinum Band proved once again that they are the best thing to happen to wedding receptions in Sussex County in years.

The little hook about this wedding is James is my brother in law, more like an actual brother I had an overwhelming sense of pride come over me as I took these photos. My gorgeous wife, and her family had constant tears of joy throughout the ceremony and day. Oh yeah, the breathtaking ceremony was performed by Suzanne Potts and really was the most beautiful I had ever seen.

A GIGANTIC thank you to Tony and Karen Balzano. They, along with James and Cami, put together the amazing celebration that everyone will never forget.

Also like to thank Garry LaFranco for manning the Photo Booth in the air-conditioned basement. I worked alongside him for years and it was too much fun to do it again.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wainschel/Cools Wedding 8/14

Friday night Kelly Hill and I photographed the fun and stylish wedding of Ida Wainschel and Andres Cools. The ceremony and reception were at the awesome Basking Ridge Country Club. The dance floor was packed ALL night and EVERYONE had a blast. Check out the clogs and the cupcakes!
Special thanks to Carrie for the recomendation!