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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stefania + Peter = “Amore!” – Central Park, New York, NY

My wife and I spent the best Valentines Day this year with a loving couple – Stefania and Peter, who actually got engaged on Valentines Day last year in Central Park in New York City. Stefania and Peter are from the PA area but they will be wed in May 2011 in Long Island, NY. Here are some of my favorites from their Valentines Day engagement shoot. Enjoy!

I was pretty impressed with Stefania and Peter for braving the cold weather that day…

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A little sun helps to keep us warm during the shoot…

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A saxophonist in Central Park serenades the couple with their favorite song.

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Peter made some friends with a squirrel at Central Park that….

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he even trusted him with the engagement ring….heheheheh

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Cesar Palima - Stunning images Ron.February 27, 2010 - 10:44 pm

ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Winner for Winter 2009

I am so happy to announce that two of my images placed in this prestigious photography competition  run by The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). The best part is – this is the first time I entered this competition and winning two images is an amazing experience! I became a member of this organization recently and being part of this EXCLUSIVE group of creative and talented professionals is something I am very proud of.

Below is a little something about ISPWP:

What is the ISPWP?
The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.
We are a resource for wedding clients who know they want to hire the best and the brightest for their wedding. We provide assurance and peace of mind that they are hiring the most respected, most ethical, most professional and most talented wedding photographers in the industry.
It’s no secret there are many online directories of wedding photographers. Some of them have hundreds, even thousands of photographers. That SOUNDS great because there are so many to choose from! But most of these directories have little or no criteria for membership, they are simply link farms that oftentimes include photographers with zero experience and unknown backgrounds.
When you hire an ISPWP member, you can be sure they have passed a rigorous application process and are recognized by their peers to be at the top of their field.

What is the ISPWP?

The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers is an organization of the best wedding photographers in the world. It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.

We are a resource for wedding clients who know they want to hire the best and the brightest for their wedding. We provide assurance and peace of mind that they are hiring the most respected, most ethical, most professional and most talented wedding photographers in the industry.

It’s no secret there are many online directories of wedding photographers. Some of them have hundreds, even thousands of photographers. That SOUNDS great because there are so many to choose from! But most of these directories have little or no criteria for membership, they are simply link farms that oftentimes include photographers with zero experience and unknown backgrounds.

When you hire an ISPWP member, you can be sure they have passed a rigorous application process and are recognized by their peers to be at the top of their field.

To check out my two winning images, click HERE.

ISPWP CONTEST

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SANTORINI, GREECE : BEST WEDDING DESTINATION

After the shoot in Athens, Greece, we travelled to the islands of Santorini. Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece‘s mainland.

The whole area was amazing, and the views from our hotel room (VIP Suites) and in every angle you look is breathtaking! The only thing missing in these “picture-perfect” views is a bride! I would say, this is one of the world’s best place to get married, if you want to have “picture-perfect” wedding.

Check out the images I’ve taken while visiting Santorini.

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People in Santorini are also super nice! Being a small village, people are very hospitable and welcoming. Our hotel manager Carmen Rusu is the best! Not only she upgraded us to a bigger room when we arrived…she brings us coffee every morning during our stay. She also introduced us to an amazing wedding planner in Santorini – Liza Tilley of Wedding Designs. We look forward to work with her in the future for many destination weddings to Santorini.

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And It has been decided! We are adding Santorini, Greece to one of most favorite destination weddings. I will be available for wedding photography in Santorini, Greece beginning 2010.

And if you want to find the best deal on airfares, make sure you check out the BEST TRAVEL AGENT out there – Loretta from www.1stoptravel.com. She always finds ways to get us the best deals on airfares. Thanks Loretta for all your help! Till the next trip…. =)

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Meg - Hello there: I was just wondering, where is the best place in Santorini to get married? Its a place I have always wanted to see and my boyfriend and I have been talking about a possible wedding in the future. I am just trying to see where may be a good place. Any informaton would be amazing!!! Thanks! Meg A fellow Photographer from CanadaNovember 18, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Michelle Streifthau - Your pictures truly capture the island's beauty and brought a smile to our faces as we thought about our engagement trip. The water and colors are as vibrant as they are!March 1, 2010 - 1:33 am

Bridal Shoot in Athens, Greece

I was lucky enough to have found something to do while in Athens, Greece. Heheheh. I did a Bridal photo shoot in the The Ancient City of Athens: Acropolis.

Shot this with only one strobe using the Canon 580 EX II with my Pocket Wizards remote lighting. We shot on top of the Areopagus Hill, with the Ancient Acropolis in the background. The hills of Areopagus is where Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech about the identity of “the Unknown God.”

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Here’s me in action on the hills of Areopagus!

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The biggest challenge in this shoot was that it’s completely pitch dark, so I was using my iPhone to illuminate the face of my subject so I can focus.

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Here’s a photo of The Hills of Areopagus during the day. I shot the bridal photos on this page from the cliff on the right side.

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And if you look closely on the surface of the rocks, they are pretty slippery. So one wrong move, you fall hundreds of feet down! Being extra careful is a BIG skill you need during this shoot.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS GALLERY NOW ADDED

Due to popular demand, I have added another gallery into our website showing our works from some of the Destination Weddings we shot in the past year. We had a blast shooting in Aruba and Dominican Republic last year and we are looking forward to our trip to Greece, Hawaii, Mexico, Philippines and possibly Italy for 2010.

Check it out by clicking on the image below and navigate through the site and click on the Destination Weddings link.

DESTINATION PAGE

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Litrato Photojournalism launches new LOGO!

Thanks to FiveFingers Design Group!

Photographers, if you ever need anything designed, from branding to simple logos, these guys are quick and cost is reasonable. Mention that I sent you, he will take care of you guys.

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Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo in Bucks County, PA

We are proud to announce our participation in the Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo that is coming to Bucks County, PA this March! Below is more information about the event:

Join us on Sunday March 7, 2010 from 12:30-3:30 pm for an afternoon of elegance, joy, music & activism at the lively and beautiful Sheraton Bucks County Hotel (just across from Sesame Place on Oxford Valley Road.)

This exciting first-annual Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo will spotlight over 30 gay-friendly businesses: Wedding Coordinators, Officiants, Ceremony & Reception Venues, Cake Decorators, DJs and Musical Ensembles, Floral Designers, Travel Professionals and Honeymoon Getaways, Legal Professionals, Parenting Resources and many more. Each exhibitor is supportive and welcoming of marriage equality; ready to assist you & your partner in creating the Special Day of your dreams!

Free to Attend! All LGBTQ couples are welcome, as well as advocates and allies interested in the issue of Equal Marriage & Family Rights for our community. Those from Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas are also encouraged to join the fun and excitement of the day!

The Expo will feature Tips & Trends, Music, Samples and Interactive Presentations, including words from the founders of RainbowWeddingNetwork.com, who will share vital insights about making a difference everyday in our attainment of equal rights across America.

Planning your Wedding? You & your partner will walk away with a Giveaway Bag brimming with essential resources and trendy new contacts. We’re sure you’ll find unique ideas as well as fresh inspiration at the 2010 Bucks County Same Love, Same Rights® Wedding Expo!

A beautiful & upbeat afternoon awaits, filled with Celebration, Activism and Joy.
JOIN US on March 7th!

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