Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby Chase

There are moments when you photographing something that you think: "Wow - This is why I do this." And then there are times when you're looking thru the photos the next week looking for a couple to blog about when you realize, "I'm glad I was a part of this. I'm glad I'm able to give Eric & Christal a momento of their child's life that they will always have and remember. I'm glad to be a part of the growth of this new family and it simply overwhelms me." It may sound sappy, and it is, but as I post these pictures on my blog and on Facebook I've realized I'm a happier person when I'm working---and suprisingly to me, I come to really enjoy taking photos of newborns.

I'm just super grateful that Eric & Christal emailed me after seeing Baby Sedona's pictures. If you remember Sedona, you'll remember her father Dave Mills--the crew chief of Xtreme4. Well, Eric was one of our world record setting riders for that team and he's now a proud father to Chase Addison Elena Goetz born on June 25, 2009 with his lovely wife Christal Goetz.

This session was a unique one since Chase isn't really a new born anymore nor is she a toddler. Plus, she wasn't quite cooperating with us. So, we improvised. We got the shots we could (which I love) and then set up an additional session late on Monday night once Chase fell asleep. It worked. And I'm now proud to present, Miss Chase Addison Elena Goetz.

Chase Addison Elena Goetz born June 25, 2009

Cancer is her sign and Water is her element. Water indeed...she peed all over the place both sessions. It was hilarious. It just kept coming!

Eric and Christal refer to Chase's hair as her "Rooster Hair" It just doesn't want to go down.
Nap time.

Ol' Blue Eyes

She really is sweet as can be.

"Ok, I'll give you my sexy pose."

"What? I thought you wanted sexy."

Eric says she loves to watch cycling. Maybe a future star.

The Goetz Family


"This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home..."

"And I'm the little piggy that just went wee-wee-wee all over your table!" hehehe

Urination is fun!

It's amazing how tiny they are.

"I'm a quiet little baby."

"Now let me sleep!"


And her arch nemesis-- ONE-EYED SUPERWOMAN!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Hello everyone!

I'm extremely excited to launch my new blog today.  Please change any bookmarks or RSS feeds you may have had to this page over to the new BLOG.  You can also just click on the new blog and get the RSS from there!  Thanks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Diana & Jimmy:::MARRIED!!!

The second part of the whirlwind weekend took place in Old San Juan, PR at Diana & Jimmy's wedding (see Travis & Katie's Wedding for Part 1). Diana and I met back in December of last year when I was photographing Jen & Vikkal's wedding up in New Jersey at Liberty State Park.  Diana & Jen have known each other for years and after playing the supporting role of maid of honor in Jen's wedding we began to talk of her up coming wedding in...PUERTO RICO!!!  Um...yes, please.  Actually it was perfect.  My familiarity with Puerto Rico and Old San Juan thru La Vuelta, a 3 day 375 mile bike ride around the island, is what excited me most about this wedding.  A ceremony on top of El Morro, a reception at the infamous Hotel El Convento downtown and a backdrop the likes that is unrivaled in many respects made this the highlight of my wedding season.  Plus, we'll be in Puerto Rico, the home of the best frozen mojito I've ever had at the Parrot Club downtown. (My 2nd shooter, Sarah also thought the same thing).

So I sent Sarah down to San Juan the night before to ensure one of us would be there the day of considering I was flying in that morning from Philadelphia...and it was a picture perfect day.  The clouds were great, ambient even better, it may have been a little humid, but no problem.  What we didn't count on was the Arts Festival happening on the grounds of El Morro.  Fine for us, but NOT OK for the guys trying to get to the wedding.  Arts Festival=Traffic. Traffic=No Guys.  YET...No Guys=Extra Time with the Girls walking around downtown.  And that's what we did.  AMAZING!!!  I've never been more excited and happy to get the shots we did when the shit was hitting the fan, plus we still got great shots at the Fort.  Doubly Good. :-)

 Sarah & I were so lucky to be there.  Thank you so much Diana & Jimmy for being such great people.  Your love was infectious all evening long, despite a few hiccups along the way.  (And Jimmy, best vows ever my man!) Congrats!

Take Away: Every wedding I try to come up with some idea that I would steal for my own wedding.  This might be the type of cake or programs or something of that nature. And the winner is: The day of the wedding morning run followed by bagels and coffee.  This is going to be an odd one, but I think I'm going to have to avoid the obvious call of the reception, even though it was the best sangria EVER! The winner is: Diana's Dad.  This guy cracked me up all evening long.  It was a party and he knew it, and he wanted you to know it as well.  Diana, honestly, I felt as if you have James Bond's Dad as your father.  And his choice of style that night was fantastic.  So, to Mr. Liscinski, Diana and Jimmy--wonderful, wonderful day.  I wish you all the best.  xoxo

And here we are altogether! YAY!

Finally, the slideshow.

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