Today Fox 29 and Philly.com announced the winners of the Love of a lifetime wedding give away!! Congratulations to Matt & Faye!!! I am honored, privileged, fortunate and very excited to be a part of something so awesome. Thank you all !!
Please go to www.philly.com to read more about the couple and check out my photos!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I am very honered and privilaged to be chosen as the photographer for this wonderful event. Please go the site http://www.philly.com/philly/living/celebrations/weddings/63548392.html and vote .
The 25 Finalists have been revealed
And we're off to Round 2 in the Love of a Lifetime Wedding Giveaway!
From here on out, it's up to YOU to decide the winning couple of this amazing prize.
The wedding, held at the Independence Seaport Museum, will include catering from Culinary Concepts, a custom wedding dress, flowers, photography, wedding bands, and so much MUCH more! Check out all of the vendors below.
And don't forget, once you've chosen the winning couple, you'll then choose the bride's dress style, flowers, invitations, menu, cake, and wedding bands.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I know two blogs in one day but when your on a roll go for it !!
I had the privilage and honor to be chosen by Jessica Weldon and Ryan Muller to be their wedding photographer . We had a wonderful time . Thier wedding was at the Villanova Chapel on December 12, 2009 . For December the weather was awesome sunny and nice .
I have posted some of their images on the website "Jessica & Ryan" if you would like to see more.
This post today is about one image . Today I think we lose sight of that one image. What I mean is we are bombared with images and sometimes I think folks never see the soul of an image.
When ever I photograph a wedding I'm always looking for that one photo that says it all. When you think about it that is really hard . If you only could chose one image from your wedding day what would it be? For me it was this one. Anyone can take a photograph but not all can create and anticpate moments. This moment is now forever .
There is a difference between pictures and the moments of your life . When chossing a photographer what are you looking for? Pictures or moments to cherish .
Hello everyone I'm back with a great story.
About two years ago or so? I received an email from a lady asking me if I would be interested helping her with a book project she was working on at the time. She said that there was something about my work that spoke to her. She felt the romance in my work, I was someone who saw love and was able to show it. Well I was very flattered . Needless to say flattery will get you everywhere with me .
Carol Denker is the author of the book Autumn Romance . Carol explained to me the concept and inspiration of her book. "I had a dream to write a book about couples who find love later in life ". " it is generally assumed that young love is beautiful ,but what about autumn love? the Media features couples with perfect bodies. What about those whose hearts have been perfected..with layers of wisdom and experience". Carol then told me about her own relationship with a wonderful man named Warren. "When I met Warren we fell in love I felt like I was sixteen all over again"!!!
So folks you can only imagine how I felt to be asked to help Carol with her amazing book concept, an overwhelming YES!!!
Fast forward to January 2010 the book is a reality !! Autumn Romance: Stories and portraits of love after 50.
There will be a reception for the release of the book at the Central Library of Philadelphia ,Wednesday February 10th at 6:00 pm.
Carol I'm so happy your dream has come true . Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of something so special.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
9/9/09 Beatles Day !!!
What a great time I had yesterday in the Big Apple . I had the pleasure to meet one of the legends of Rock photography Bob Gruen. What a really nice guy he is. Bob was so gracious and warm. I have to tell you that making a portrait of someone who is celebrity can be intimidating . Then you add that this person is a photographer well , they know what you know. I mean when someone does my photo I'm looking at the lights ,cameras ,what are they looking at all these things go through my head. I'm kind of evaluating their work before I see it. Well I would have done that and this you know. I guess it's like the dentist needing to go to another dentist ??
If you don't know who Bob Gruen is you must google him especially if your into John Lennon and the rock scene or the 70's and 80's. The guy worked with everybody The Stones,Led Zepplin,Sex Pistols,Bob Dylan,The Clash and many many more too many to list. His work is outstanding and did I say he is a really nice guy?
Before I go on none of this would have been possible with out my friend Craig Sumsky( Cutting Edge DJs). Craig is on a mission I said "whatever your doing count me in!!" Craig is a go getter and if you know him you know he is an inspiration. Craig told his idea to many folks about meeting Bob Gruen and most people told him he(Bob) would blow him off. Well the crowd was wrong again. Not only did Bob let us come up for an interview he also signed the many copies(that we drug around NYC) of his new book ( John Lennon The New York Years ) and gave me great opportunities for portraits.
If I may for a moment talk about the responsibility and the power that photographers have with a camera. When you put that instrument up to your face and snap the shutter you are taking something. We all know the stories of people who believe that photographs of people are a stealing of the soul. I believe that great photographs(portraits) are a combination of trust,respect and willingness of the subject to give you something. Always remember(photogs) you have the power. People trust you, don't ever forget that.
Bob Gruen gave me some great images. I have to admit the preconceived ideas I had for this photo shoot were not so great . You have to have some idea going in for any project . What I find is my advantage is just being open and honest about my intentions,motives and sharing the vision with my subjects. Let them have the power make them feel comfortable and know they can trust you.
There will be more about my(and Craig's) day on Craig's blog.. www.cuttingedgedjs.com . Also check out www.bobgruen.com and please if your a Lennon fan or Beatles fan get Bobs book John Lennon ,The New York Years.
Thank you Craig ,Thank you Bob !!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Seaport Museum event planning now in house !!
I had the pleasure on Tuesday to meet with Kelly-Ayn Mckay and Elizabeth Brito of Culinary Concepts/Events at ISM. Both Kelly and Elizabeth are top professionals in the catering and event planning industry here in the Philadelphia market. I am honored and privileged to be chosen to partner with Culinary Concepts/Events at ISM as one of their premier wedding professionals.
I look forward to helping Culinary Concepts make Events at ISM a huge success.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Elkins Estate in Ekins Park PA has announced that Kevin York Photography has been chosen to be among the Elkins preferred wedding professionals.
I am honored and privileged to be named as a preferred wedding professional. The Ekins Estate(www.elkinsestate.org) is one of the most unique sites for a wedding I have ever seen. I had the opportunity to create images for their website and brochures.
Please stay tuned for more about Elkins Estate . If you need information please feel free to email or call me anytime.