Sunday, December 24, 2017

Bettis Holiday Party

Earlier this month I photographed the kids in Santa's lap and the annual Bettis Holiday Party at Salvatore's in Baldwin Borough.  It is hard to believe that the first time I did this particular event was in 1983!  That's long enough that the little kids I photographed back then now bring their children to see Santa.  That first year we has no idea how popular it was going to be.  The line for Santa literally went around all four sides of the room.   Back then I shot it on film, and we had to get every employee's name in order so we could deliver the prints.  Now of course I shoot it on digital, and post the files to an online gallery that the parents can download from.  I still keep the previous years' digital file online, and every year I have at least one family that goes through those older files and finds their family's photos going back several years .  It is neat to literally see their kids grow up in five years' worth of photos.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Erin's Bat Mitzvah

Erin's Bat Mitzvah in the middle of March officially kicked off our 2017 season. Fortunately her family loves to have a good time, and love to have their photo taken!  The party was at the Pittsburgh Golf Club in Squirrel Hill.  It is a great place to shoot because there's a balcony around the entire dance floor which gives a unique angle for some photos and also a safe place to position off-camera flashes so they won't become victimized by overly exuberant Hora dancers.