Ed Krisiak: Blog https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog en-us Photography By Ed Krisiak LLC [email protected] (Ed Krisiak) Sun, 08 Jan 2023 18:35:00 GMT Sun, 08 Jan 2023 18:35:00 GMT https://www.steelcityphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u1071894616-o141396416-50.jpg Ed Krisiak: Blog https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog 120 82 10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2021/3/10-steps-to-the-perfect-sparkler-exit 10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit

You have spent endless hours agonizing about how your grand entrance will look but have you thought about your exit? Sparklers are inexpensive and will make some fantastic images for your wedding album. It’s also a fun way for your guests to participate in your grand exit. I have never witnessed a frown on a guest during a sparkler exit. There is nothing like bringing back childhood memories from your Fourth of July past.

1.Make sure your venue will allow sparklers. There is nothing worse than planning your sparkler exit and finding out your venue will not allow the use of sparklers outdoors.

2.Buy the right sparklers. Do not buy Sparklers with paper on the outside. They will create a lot of smoke and are potentially dangerous. The smoke will result in poor images. The sparkler should burn for about two minutes and be smokeless. There are companies that specialize in wedding sparklers.

3.Have someone coordinate the sparkler exit. If you have an event or wedding planner, ask them to assist in the coordination of the sparkler exit. It is important for the guests not to be standing too close together. Your event planner will help you stage your sparklers and sparkler announcement.

4.The sparklers should be lit in the direction you will be traveling and they have to be lit at the last minute. Matches are not the best method to light a sparkler. A windproof grill lighter will be a better choice. Once the first sparkler is lit, sparkler to sparkler is the fastest way to light the remaining sparklers.

5.Make an announcement. Make sure there is a prominent display for your sparklers. Your guests will need to know a sparkler exit is planned. Your DJ can make an announcement when you are ready to do the exit. When you do the exit, it does not mean you are leaving or the event is over.

6.Make sure your location has space to form two parallel lines. Another option is forming a circle. A circle will work but it is a little more difficult for the event planner to coordinate.

7.Every guest will not need a sparkler. Some of your guests will leave early and some may be taking pictures of your exit.

8.Do not wait until the end of the night. If you wait too long, you will have fewer participants.

9.Sparkles are HOT!!!! Be careful and keep them away from children.

10.You will need a metal pail with water or sand to collect the spent sparklers.

BONUS TIP: Talk with your photographer, so they will be prepared to capture your sparkler exit.

I hope you found this information helpful. Happy wedding planning!!!!!

For more information message me using my contact information at www.steelcityphotography.com


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Love is in the air "Hot Air Balloon Proposal" In Flight Balloon Adventures, LLC" https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2020/9/love-is-in-the-air-hot-air-balloon-proposal-in-flight-balloon-adventures-llc On a beautiful sunny day, Devina and Praveen arrive at the Warren County Community college. 





















After the balloon is partially inflated, captain Mark turns on the afterburners to fill the Balloon with Hot Air





















After the Hot Air Balloon is upright, Devina and Praveen prepare for the launch by getting inside the Balloon basket. Colorful hot air balloons launch in the background as Praveen kneels to make a proposal to Devina. Of course, she says YES!!!!!
































There is nothing like the experience of free-floating in a balloon and being surrounded by an overload of beautiful color. 






















After a 30 minute ride in the sky, the couple lands safely in the back of a school. A quick kiss before they leave the balloon basket. 






















I love doing Hot Air Balloon proposals. You never know where the balloon will land and it is always a challenge to find the best background for the couple's portrait session.
































Congratulation Devina and Praveen!!!!!!!!!!







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Love is in the air "Hot Air Balloon Proposal"" https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2020/9/love-is-in-the-air-hot-air-balloon-proposal The Balloonist prayer:

May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well
that God joins you in laughter
and sets you gently back again
into the loving arms of Mother Earth

Not is certain on a hot air balloon ride. There is nothing like the beginning of an adventure. 

















Kaminie had no idea that her world would be changing in the new few minutes.

Right before the actual take-off, Sheldon kneel and makes a heartfelt proposal to Kaminie























Of course, she said "YES" !!!!!!!

The wind takes you where it wants to go. This was not the best landing area since it was in the middle of the field. 


























The area did make a great backdrop for their engagement portraits.



































We arrived back at the launch site and it gave us the opportunity to take some cool images using smoke bombs.

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Love is in the Air- Hot Air Balloon Proposal-IN FLIGHT BALLOON ADVENTURES https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2020/9/love-is-in-the-air--hot-air-balloon-proposal-in-flight-balloon-adventures 4:30 am is early to get up for a Hot Air Balloon adventure but Richard was able to convince his soon to be fiancee to get up before the break of dawn. Ester thought she was going on a Rafting adventure but Richard had other plans. 4:30 I grab my morning coffee and a healthy banana muffin in preparation for the morning photography session.


We were launching from the Mountain View Chalet. A quick portrait of the couple before the hot air balloon proposal.

Richard and Ester helping the pilot set up the balloon. Always fun when the couple helps out. 

It's time to set up once the hot air balloon pilot fires up the propane burners.


The launch was windy and Ester felt safer on basket floor. Unexpectedly, Richard proposes to a very surprised Ester. Of course, she says yes!!!!!


A beautiful image was taken during the hot air balloon adventure with the  IN-FLIGHT BALLOON ADVENTURES company.


To end an exciting day, the couple celebrates by opening a bottle of champagne together!!!!


Nothing like a celebration with friends and family at the end of a proposal!!!!


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17 Questions to ask your Wedding Photographer in the Leigh Valley https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2019/1/17-questions-to-ask-your-wedding-photographer-in-the-leigh-valley What is your photographic style?

A Fusion of Photojournalism, Traditional and Relaxed Portraits


Do you have liability insurance? Yes


Will the photos be retouched and color balanced? Yes Is that done before I see the proofs? Yes


Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations? Yes


Is your media preference film or digital? Digital


Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? No


Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event? Yes but it is based on the availability of the potential replacements


Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction? Yes


Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours? Yes, $150..00 per hour


How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing? Within 2 weeks


In what format are the initial proofs offered? Online and in a password protected folder if requested


Will you be my actual photographer, or will it be one of your associates? It will always be me.

Do you bring your own lighting? Yes

What will you wear? All back for an evening event. Light hues for a daytime back yard wedding.

Will a contract of the services be provided? Yes If so, can I get a copy?Yes

Do you have insurance? Yes






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Hot Air Balloon Photography In Flight Balloons https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2018/7/HotAirBalloonPhotography There is no doubt that the hot air balloon photography is a lot of fun!!!

This post will help guide and provide some very helpful tips for photography.


Friday, July 27th members of the Lehigh Valley Photography Facebook page will be meeting for the Press event. The morning session is a soft launch for the organizers and the pilots. Not all of the balloons will launch. Some will inflate and then deflate. A great opportunity for some great images. 


Let me walk you through the balloon inflation process:



When the pilot and crew arrive, they remove the balloon from the basket (a.k.a Gondola)  and extend it in preparation for inflation. All of the lines are check to make sure they are not tangled and properly attached to the basket. The crew does a preflight inspection.

A large gas powered  fan is used to begin the cold inflation. Two people hold the mouth of the balloon while it is partially inflated.



This is where the fun starts!!!!!! The burners are  attached to the basket and  it uses heated propane to inflate the balloon (a.ka. envelope )


The pilot ( Keith)  gets into the basket and controls the flow of heated propane into the balloon. at this point the fan has been turned off. Of course the two people or crew members   holding the balloon move out of the way. (FAA regulation mandates one person is assigned to the kill switch of the fan) The final step of the preflight checks are done by the crew before the passengers board.

The pilot is maintaining control of the burners and the ground crew maintain control of the balloon if necessary.


The passenger get in and the balloon goes up!!!!


I like using a wide angle lens or a fish eye. It is also nice to have a medium telephoto to fill the frame. Shoot the details-shoot tight-shoot wide.Shoot from a low angle. Go as wide as you can!!!! 


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Macy and Zach's Wedding at the Blue Event Center https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2017/11/macy-and-zachs-wedding-at-the-blue-event-center blackandwhite-465Macy and ZachMacy and Zach at the Blue Event Center If you attend a wedding at the Blue Event center in Bethlehem, you will realize what a fantastic venue it is for a wedding. Macy's dress was a beautiful creation by Davids Bridal. He mom created the stunning flower arrangement for the Macy and the bridal party and the cake was a creation by Mike Bird.  We finished up the formal evening portraits outside of the Blues event Center in Bethlehem. For more information contact. https://www.eventcenteratblue.com/   

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After a beautiful ceremony in the Lehigh University Church, we stopped outside the church for a few formal images. 


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Top 10 Wedding Venues in the Lehigh Valley https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2015/3/top-10-wedding-venues-in-the-lehigh-valley The 10 Best Wedding Venues in the Lehigh Valley
1. The Riverview Country Club Easton Pa
My favorite wedding venue !!!! I love the BIG windows facing west. The windows allow for beautiful light. The staff is friendly and helpful, the golf course makes for a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography.
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2. The Bank Street Annex
A tough decision between this and the Riverview Country Club. Beautiful tall windows. Two balconies overlook the dance floor and a staff who is responsive to your needs. Easy parking and the alley makes for some great wedding photography.
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3. The Lehigh Valley Zoo
What a wedding at the Zoo!!!! This location is almost a secret but fortunately couples int he Lehigh Valley are beginning to find it. The staff is friendly and easy to work with. The outdoor deck is an outstanding location for dancing into the evening hours.
4. The Hotel Bethlehem
Located in the historic district of Bethlehem. The Hotel Bethlehem never disappoints. There is nothing like having you wedding photography captured in the downtown district.
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5. The Bananna Factory
Located in the southside of Bethlehem. The Bananna Factory is a unique location. Beautiful skylights through out the venue and beautiful artwork on every wall. The SteelStax are just a few minutes away and a great location for wedding photography.
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6. Amore Vineyards and Winery
Nothing says romance and fun like having a wedding at a winery. Located on the outskirts of Bath
is Amore Vineyards. A great location for a great wedding reception
7. Green Pond Country Club
Another golf course located inside the Lehigh Valley. The staff is friendly and always willing to help out. Another backdrop for some great wedding photography in the Lehigh Valley
8. The Melt in Saucon Valley
An upscale wedding venue for a small intimate wedding. There is nothging like getting married on the rooftop. There are some secret location at the Saucon Valley Mall for some great wedding photogrqaphy.
9. The Portuguese American Club
You will find this venue on the south side of Bethlehem. This is a secret treasure of Bethlehem. It is located close to the SteelStax and Lehigh Valley University.
10. The SteelStax
Rounding off the top ten is the SteelStax located in Bethlehem. A beautiful venue for your you complete weddings needs. There is nothing like the icon and rustic SteelStax. I do have to say they give the vendors the worst meals. I believe the hamburgers served are made of steel too.
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Philadelphia Wedding https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2015/1/philadelphia-wedding Mary and I began our 2015 photography wedding season documenting the wedding of  Kristen and Tom in  Philadelphia.  
The reception was held at the The Inn an Penn near downtown Philadelphia. The venue was beautiful and had some very interesting locations to add to her wedding photography.  If you are looking for a great location for your wedding day, you may want to consider the inn at Penn:
The ceremony was a few blocks away at the fantastic   St. Agatha - St. James Catholic Church. http://www.saintsaj.org/
The church was classic architecture with incredible details around every corner. After Kristen's and Tom's ceremony, it was back to The Inn at Penn for the reception. 
Unfortunately we had a cold, wet and rainy day so we were committed to the formals being done inside the  Inn at Penn. Kirsten really wanted to have some images taken at the Love Park sculpture so we went on a bit of a road trip !!!! Unfortunately we never made it to the Love sculpture but we did capture some great night images.
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Capture the day as it will be like no other!

The words  ring true to me as a wedding photographer.  Your wedding day is like no other day.  It is truly life unscripted.  Although you dream about and plan every detail of the wedding for a long time,  it never goes as planned.  This is not necessarily a bad thing as life and a wedding day are both unpredictable.

The wedding day is a fusion of love, tears, laughter, embraces, smiles, celebration, special moments and the beginning of your new life together.  Since the moments can never be duplicated, it is our task as professional photographers to capture and memorialize them.

We hope to have the opportunity to be part your wedding day.



Ed Krisiak and Mary Krisiak are wedding photographers in Easton Pa who specializes in wedding photography in Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey.

Wedding Photography in the Lehigh Valley

Saying "I do" is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make.  The wedding is one of the most important events in a couple's life and one of their happiest days.  Ed and Mary Krisiak are truly honored when they are selected to have the responsibility to be their wedding photographers for their big day.  We are professionals and we understand there is a uniqueness of every wedding. Our goal is to provide the highest level of customer service and attentiveness for every couple. We are passionate about weddings and wedding photography.


Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographers

Our style is a fusion of photojournalism and traditional wedding photography.  We understand how important the wedding day is for each couple and how to tell their story in a sequence of  photojournalism and traditional  images  presented in a handmade Italian wedding album.  Our  wedding album designs are  elegant and serve as a timeless record of your wedding day.  You also receive all edited images to post or print.  (Packages are available without albums as well.)  Please contact us using the contact button on the upper left hand side of this page. We will ensure your wedding day is perfectly captured. We will gladly schedule a free consultation to discuss your wedding photography needs.  We will present you with examples of our  previous weddings in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area.



Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography
Mary and Ed document weddings in the Lehigh Valley with a Fusion of photojournalism candid and traditional posing. We are dedicated professional committed to the highest level of customer service.

As wedding photography specialist, we document weddings in Easton Pa, Bethlehem Pa and Allentown Pa. We are available to document weddings in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. We are willing to travel for destination weddings.

Our story telling ability will allow you to relive your wedding day through our timeless images and wedding albums. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please take a moment to review our wedding portfolio. We have images from recent weddings we documented in Easton PA, BethlehemPa,Allentown Pa. Of course, we do have weddings from New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware.
As wedding photographers in the Lehigh Valley, we have documented a number of weddings in Bethlehem

Some of the Venues in Bethlehem are:

The Green Pond Country Club

The Portuguese American Club

The Hotel Bethlehem

The Bananna Factory

As wedding photographers in the Lehigh Valley, we have documented a number of weddings in Allentown

Some of the Venues in Allentown are:

The Palace Center


The Days Inn


The Allentown Rose Garden


As wedding photographers in the Lehigh Valley, we have documented a number of weddings in Easton Pa

Some of the Venues in Easton are:

The Bank Street Annex

The Grand Eastonian

The Eastonian Easton Pa


The Riverview Country Club Easton Pa


Also in the Lehigh Valley
The Melt in Saucon Valley


The Lehigh Valley Zoo


The Meadows in Hellertown


Find more about our wedding photography in the Lehigh Valley, Allentown Pa ,Easton Pa and Bethlehem Pa and beyond !!! Our  pricing for wedding photography is available on this site. We also do other events such as anniversaries, birthday's and reunions.

We are also available to do family and senior portraits





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Lehigh Valley Wedding Ring MIA https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2014/12/lehigh-valley-wedding-ring-mia You have thought about your wedding day since you were a little girl. All of planning-organizing-details and endless hours of work to make this your perfect wedding dream. What can possibly go wrong on your wedding day?
Minutes before the stage is set for the wedding ceremony: The grooms ring is MIA !!! There is usually a plan B on your wedding day but what do you do for a lost ring?
Step in HERO of the day DJ Sean Ryan.. DJ Sean Ryan says ” Hey use my wedding ring” .. Talk about quick thinking and saving the day !!!
If you need hero for you wedding day in the Lehigh Valley or a great DJ ….
Contact Sean at : http://www.creativesounds-dj.com/
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Mountain Spring Lake Resort Ceremony
This image was not captured for a wedding in the Lehigh Valley. Mary and I found ourselves at the beautiful Mountain Spring Lake Resort in Reeders Pa. We had the opportunity to document the wedding of James and Minerva.
James and Minerva had the perfect weather for an afternoon wedding
What I love about this wedding image is the sun in the background. The lens flare added an interesting element for a beautiful wedding image.

This image was not captured for a wedding in the Lehigh Valley. Mary and I found ourselves at the beautiful Mountain Spring Lake Resort in Reeders Pa. We had the opportunity to document the wedding of James and Minerva.
James and Minerva had the perfect weather for an afternoon wedding
What I love about this wedding image is the sun in the background. The lens flare added an interesting element for a beautiful wedding image.

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Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2014/11/lehigh-valley-wedding-photography This week in Lehigh Valley weddings is focused on shopping !!! That's right lots of shopping to Mary's dismay. The FedEx truck had stopped at our house way too many times !!!! With all of the Black Friday specials, it is difficult to pass up any bargain that will help with our wedding photography.
Storing your wedding images is very important!!!! Many wedding photographers buy thumb drives with their company name. I only buy Sandisk due to their reputation for reliability. Sure it would be nice to have the thumb drive branded but I feel the reliability of a thumb drive is more important. So the Fed Ex truck has one more stop to deliver my supply of thumb drives for the wedding season!!!!
There were some great deals on SD media cards. It was time to refresh our memory cards with Sandisk. When it comes to wedding photography, you need to buy those products that are reliable.
My light stands were driving me crazy !!!! They were always fall off my LowPro roller bag . I purchased the Manfrotto 104BAC and they are fantastic. They clip together and I purchased the matching bag. Good bye to light stands hitting the pavement. The Manfrotto light stands are impressive !!!! Reaching a height of 12 ft, these stands will work perfect for off camera flash during a wedding reception.
Enjoy the upcoming holiday shopping. Cyber Monday is right around the corner.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, contact us at.
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Joanna Furnace Lehigh Valley Wedding https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2014/11/joanna-furnace-lehigh-valley-wedding We loved documenting the wedding of Danielle and Todd at the Joanna Furnace. Danielle said there was a focus on non tradition and fun !!! We were not let down!!! Danielle did not miss any details and planned an exceptional wedding.. This was our first self officiating wedding and the ceremony was beautiful. Danielle and Todd had the perfect weather for a wedding. A mix of sun and clouds with a dash of vibrant blue skies. The image below is one of my favorite images from the wedding day. The leading lines of the fence lead to Danielle and Todd while the doors act as excellent framing tools.

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Danielle and Iqbal at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2014/1/danielle-and-iqbal-at-the-eagle-ridge-golf-club Danielle and Iqbal wedding was not in the Lehigh Valley and held at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club.  
We just received this fantastic review from Danielle !!!
Extremely genuine, sincere, creative and talented photographers who are very dedicated to their work and providing customer satisfaction. Flexible and open to client suggestions, punctual for all events, excellent with turn around time for proofs and all contact in general. My husband and I used their services for our two days of dual wedding ceremonies, reception, as well as a post-bridal shoot. Special moments were all caught, high quality images, well priced and to boot Ed and Mary are a true pleasure to work with. We highly recommend!
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Engagement Photography in the Lehigh Valley https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/2/Engagement-Photography-in-the-Lehigh-Valley-1 ballons-36-1024x682

Engagement Photography is taking off !!!! The most unique way to propose . The super secret to be revealed in April.

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I have been working with the designers at Kart and Jute this past week and I received my new DVD covers on Saturday. The covers arrived USPS in my mail box and arrived in great condition. The packaging for the covers are simple and complimented the eco-friendly DVD covers. I found my logo was placed exactly where the designer at Kart and Jute said it would be. The colors on the log were even better than I anticipated. The stitching on the covers was professional and top notch. My original order was for six and I am sure I will be ordering more for weddings in the future. The style of the Kraft and Jute covers do a great job complimenting my custom thumb drives.

Kraft and Jute is a company based out of a small college town in western Pennsylvania. They have created a personalized-simple-eco friendly and unique DVD sleeve for photographers. The company is very green !!! They use recycled craft paper to make the hand stitched DVD covers.

If you like the idea of using a green product, you can purchase wedding invitations and thank you notes directly from Kraft and Jute.

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New Eco Friendly Wedding DVD Covers https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/2/New-Eco-Friendly-Wedding-DVD-Covers-1 We have been working on our presentation for our Digital Negative DVD’s for Brides and Grooms. I was not happy delivering digital negatives on slim DVD’s. I tried the canvas DVD covers from Nations Photo lab and it was a better alternative. The shipping cost and the added time for the delivery of the final product was not an acceptable alternative.

I was able to locate a small company in western Pennsylvania. They have created an eco friendly packing solution for digital negatives made from 100% recycled material. They have truly created a digital negative storage solution that is inspiring.

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Thumb Drives for Wedding and Event Photography https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Thumb-Drives-for-Wedding-and-Event-Photography I honestly do not have a lot of faith in the longevity or how long cd’s/dvd drives will be around. When is the last time you saw a floppy drive? I wanted to provide another option for the storage of digital files and I believe this is a great solution. I am including a thumb drive and a DVD for this upcoming this calendar year.


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New Graphi Studio Wedding Sample Album !!! https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/New-Graphi-Studio-Wedding-Sample-Album-----1 After all of our efforts, our Graphi Studio wedding album has finally arrived. It made a long journey from the craftsmen who created the album in Arba Italy to our door step in Easton Pa. 60 pages of design-12 X12- Pearl paper and Satin Lamination. An 8X8 parent album and a 4×4 parent album. We are so excited that we will be able to present the Graphi Studio albums to our future clients.!!!!!

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Mandy and Sunny Sikh Wedding In Philadelphia https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Mandy-and-Sunny-Sikh-Wedding-In-Philadelphia-1

If you want to know what a Skih wedding is like, play the slide show for Mandy’s wedding this past summer. Mandy and Sunny are a fantastic couple. Mary and myself enjoyed all of the vibrant colors and the tradition of her Skih wedding. Her ceremony was held in a temple located in Philadelphia. We also had the opportunity to create some images for her wedding album at the Ridley Creek State Park.

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50th Wedding Anniversary at the Montdale Country Club https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/50th-Wedding-Anniversary-at-the-Montdale-Country-Club Wedding season is just ahead !!!! This past Saturday we had the honor to document the 50th wedding anniversary for May and Larry. It was quite the trip due to the new fallen snow in the Lehigh Valley.
The DJ service TopShelf Entertainment Inc. A talented DJ really makes the diffidence when it comes to getting the crowd on the dance floor and TopShelf Entertainment worked their magic.


The Mondale Country Club is going through some major expansion so I thought I would share this image before it goes through it renovation.


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Wedding Cupcake Wars in Philadelphia !!! https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Wedding-Cupcake-Wars-in-Philadelphia---- Well not really :)icon_smile I do have to say these looked YUMMY !!!! Mary and I were asked to document an Indian baby shower on short notice Sunday. From all of my past experience baby showers are pretty small,casual and pretty uneventful. Hetal and Nasch had a VERY elaborate event on Sunday at the Holiday Inn Stadium in Philadelphia. Over 200 people in formal Indian attire attended. The experience was once for me to remember. The ceremony and dancing was spectacular.


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Angela and Marks wedding in Ridley Creek Park https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Angela-and-Marks-wedding-in-Ridley-Creek-Park-1 I never heard of Ridley Creek Park until this summer and we ended up shooting at this beautiful location twice.  Angela and Mark were a terrific couple and we really enjoy spending their special day with them. Ridley Creek Park is a great place to have a wedding or enjoy a nice relaxing afternoon. Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park is a large English-Tudor style mansion-house. The original  stone farmhouse was constructed in 1789 and the Jeffords family added on to the existing structure in 1914.  The age and beauty of the interior is very apparent in all of the wood used inside the Mansion.



[email protected] (Ed Krisiak) Wedding https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Angela-and-Marks-wedding-in-Ridley-Creek-Park-1 Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:58:52 GMT
Wedding at Riverview Country Club in Easton Pa https://www.steelcityphotography.com/blog/2012/1/Wedding-at-Riverview-Country-Club-in-Easton-Pa This is one of my favorite images from Normans and Laura’s wedding this past summer. Me and Mary attended the Photo Plus Expo in New York City in October. We had the opportunity to meet with an Onone software representative and watch one of their new program demonstrations. The new integration with Photoshop and their new pricing strategy really got our attention. A little photoshop magic and a dash of Onone textures really gives this image a nice painterly effect.

We really enjoyed the Riverview Country Club venue. There we so many opportunities to capture some great images for Norman and Laura.


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