Fun Family Photos in Easton, PA - Lehigh Valley Photographer

This morning we had a fun time celebrating the Salas twins 1/2 birthday in Easton. We started near the Bank Street Annex/Bank Street Creamery in front of the colorful murals then moved on to center square. These cuties were so adorable and was a great way for us to start off our Sunday fun day! Below are select images from their session.

Beautiful Stroudsmoor Engagement Session with Victoria + Jacob | Lehigh Valley Photographer

We were gifted with such a beautiful day weather-wise for Victoria and Jacob's engagement session at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn located in Stroudsburg, PA. We had so much fun laughing and making romantic images that show off their unique chemistry. The Stroudsmoor did not disappoint with the variety of lovely features and backdrops we could use to place this couple's love on display.  Below are select images from their engagement session. We can't wait to document your wedding day celebration!



The Image that Never Happened | Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

Every wedding has it's challenges. Some are schedule related, some are vendor related and yet others are weather related. With each situation we have to find creative solutions to overcome the challenges and in the end have beautiful images we can be proud of.

One such weather challenge occurred this past summer during one of our bigger weddings. It was the middle of summer so the weather could be sunny, cloudy or outright nasty and wet.  Guess which one we got? You guessed it, rainy and wet. All day the rain poured down from the heavens with no end in sight. As we approached the ceremony at the church it came down even harder. We were still hopeful it would let up long enough to capture some beautiful images at the reception venue, but of course that never happened. We decided to do all the formals inside the church just in case the rain did not stop in time to do them during the cocktail hour. This option was not so bad since it was a very beautiful ornate church. Of course being the artists we are, we wanted to create something different and epic for our couple. Unfortunately it rained the rest of the night and while we could not avail ourselves of the awesome views at the reception venue, we were still happy we created the formal images at the church.

After the wedding as we culled the images we knew were missing that one special image of the bride and groom together alone, lost in themselves. So we got an idea - let's create a composite using a formal image from the church and a landscape image from our art library (one of my second passions is landscape photography). After a few hours of retouching using Lightroom, Photoshop and TonalityPro we had created an entirely new image - one that never happened. Below you will see the formal image we made inside the church on that rainy day, the landscape image I had created a few months earlier at Trexler Park and the final composite in black and white.

The formal image I selected.

The landscape image I selected.

The final image I created.

We share this story because it is hopefully amusing, interesting and enlightening. Despite the challenges we faced due to the rain, by using a little creativity we were able to craft something beautiful and unique for our couple which they can cherish for a lifetime.

Hiring a wedding photographer doesn't need to be only about the images they can capture on your big day, it can also be about what that photographer can craft when the wedding day is over. For this couple it happens to be an image that never happened.

P.S. The neat thing about this story is that the final image ended up on their Heirloom Wedding Album cover and we feel it turned out very nice. Have a look below and tell us what you think?

The final album with the image that never happened.

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Celebration at Riverview Country Club | Lehigh Valley Event Photographer

We had a blast this past weekend at Riverview Country Club celebrating the life of Neli. Her family and friends honored this woman with good music, great food and lots of laughter and love. These are the types of celebrations we love to document at Garcia Photography. Celebrating the life of a person who has obviously touched many lives gives great significance to what we do as photographers. The celebration was held at the picturesque Riverview Country Club in Easton, PA. The music and entertainment was provided by Sismo Musical de Ismael Velasco.

Spirit of Philadelphia Wedding for John + Claritza

Last month we had such a great time documenting the love between John and Claritza aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia. It was a wonderful venue to capture the sharing of vows and the celebration that followed. We took a journey up and down the Delaware River as we enjoyed the site of the ships, buildings and skyline of Philadelphia in the distance. Below are some of the images we made on this very unique and special day. Afterwards John and Claritza celebrated some more by visiting Geno's famous steaks in South Philly. While there we captured some images of friends and family in front of the outdoor eating area. It was truly a fun and exciting day filled with adventure, celebration and good eats.