Posts Tagged ‘jpg photography’

Let JPG Document Your Baby’s Life!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Here at JPG, we’re not your typical “one-night-stand” photographers. When we say we want to tell your story, we would love to tell all of it. We want to document more about life as a whole, as it changes and grows. To get straight to the point, I want to photograph your baby (in a least-creepy, wholesome kind of way). HA!

We know how important it is to capture these moments of life, so why stop at engagements and weddings? Kathy and Adam are great examples of this continuation. They started off as wedding clients, and they just recently had us photograph their beautiful baby girl. We headed over to their home, letting mom and dad be themselves in comfortable surroundings. We emphasize natural light to allow your baby’s beautiful skin stay radiant forever. It was an awesome experience sharing with Kathy and Adam in their excitement and love.

Before long, children will grow into teenagers, and move on to adulthood. Have these memories immortalized, to look back and smile at how far they’ve come (or at least evidence that your child was innocent at one point!) You know what I mean!

***And to Kathy and Adam, one of our favorite couples, and now, two of our best friends. We’re honored to be part of your lives, and are so proud of the parents you are. You’re an amazing example to so many others! Congratulations!

Best,
Bec & Joe

Giving Back to the Giving Factory: Cradles to Crayons’ Sort-Off Challenge

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A few weekends ago, I made a trip to the headquarters of Cradles to Crayons, one of our favorite non-profits in the Philadelphia area!  Located just down the road in Conshohocken, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) operates primarily out of an old factory building, where they make magic happen for the kids in our communities.

C2C strives to provide children up to age 12 living in homeless and low-income situations with the essentials they need to feel safe, valued, and ready to learn. C2C has a fantastic staff led by Michal Smith and, with the help of volunteers, school groups and local families, they create resources for communities in need through volunteer events.

Last summer, we covered their yearly Backpack-a-Thon, where volunteers made more than 15,000 backpacks filled with supplies for new students. While the next Backpack-a-Thon isn’t until August, we were able to document a new event this time around: The Sort-Off Challenge. Groups of college kids from all over the Philadelphia area came together to compete in games,which were aimed at organizing large amounts of donations for another round of deliveries.

After getting a feel for the different work stations used regularly by volunteers (cleaning toys, sorting books, packaging school supplies, sizing clothing, etc), the students struggled to gain points for their teams in games that had them matching shoes, sorting puzzle pieces, and putting on bizarre combinations of children’s clothes. Everyone was laughing and having a great time!

Even though this was a ton of fun (as well as productive), activities and events like these also lay a foundation for lasting change by providing meaningful, tangible volunteer opportunities to hundreds of individuals, families and corporations. There are always children who don’t have the essentials, and they need your help.

While enjoying these photos, please consider donating your time, money or old clothes and toys to this worthy cause: http://cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/volunteer.

JPG Photography does much more than weddings and special events. If you’re involved in a non-profit, charity, or other business, and are interested in quality photography to document your hard work, check us out at www.jpgcares.com and www.jpgphotography.com

We love C2C, and can’t wait to go back for the next event!

Best,

Ashley S.

Old World Beauty and New World Fun at Tendenza

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Kaytie and Ari were a mix of old world beauty and new world fun!  Kaytie looked timeless in her sweetheart, lace wedding dress and curls, and she managed to keep her cool all day long, exclaiming how this WAS the best day of her life!  After a leisurely morning getting ready with her girls in the comfort of her own home, Kaytie met Ari for the first time outside their gorgeous venue, Tendenza, surrounded by the texture, shapes and lines of the Piazza in Northern Liberties.  Ari looked handsome in his tuxedo and bow tie, but showed off his softer side while alone with Kaytie for their first look.  Back in Tendenza, the ceremony was held in the round under crystal and black chandeliers and a glowing chuppah.  All day the happy pair was surrounded by close friends and family, who clearly supported for their union, and helped keep the party going after the “I do’s.”  A beautiful first dance led to a rousing hora, during which Kaytie and Ari practically became airborne in their chairs as they guests hoisted them to the ceiling!  There was no shortage of toasts, sweet moments between families and hilarious anecdotes about the couple during the evening.  The dance floor was packed all night, and just as people lost their energy, an amazing desert spread and flambe station provided the needed sugar. Of course, Kaytie and Ari had plenty of sugar to spare ;) Thanks to the innate happiness of the couple, myself and all the guests enjoyed an incredibly beautiful, carefree day!