Snow White Wedding Stylized Photo Shoot

Sara & Saul Engagement Shoot.

Inspiration - Snow White, Audrey Hepburn, Old Hollywood Glam.

Location - Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA

Date - May 5, 2018

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Home for the Holidays

By Maria

 

It is always a special day when we get to photograph a hometown hero.  These boys are so proud of their dad and always beaming when interacting with mom.  There is so much love and respect in this family of four.

In partnership with HeartsApart.org, we were given the opportunity to photograph a hometown hero and his family.  This specific portrait shoot was even more special when we found out that the serviceman we were about to photograph will be deployed some time after the holidays.  We hope that in the brief moment that we spent with them, we were able to give them memories that last a lifetime.  There is no one more deserving of a complimentary portrait session than our servicemen and women that sacrifice so much to protect our freedom.

 

For privacy purposes, we chose images that do not disclose the serviceman’s name.  On some of the images, we chose to scrub off the name of the serviceman.

Go to HeartsApart.org to learn more.  Below is an excerpt of HeartsApart.org's mission.

“HeartsApart.org was created to keep families connected while our military men and women are serving abroad. Through the efforts of our community's finest photographers, HeartsApart.org provides our soon to be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children. The photographs are printed on waterproof and durable bi-folded cards, which fit securely in their uniform pocket. HeartsApart.org believes that our military personnel deserve and need the memory of their families to carry them through the difficult times that lie ahead."

PhotoPlus 2017 Conference & Expo

By Maria

 

PhotoPlus 2017 has been on Pandanggo’s radar since our inception.  Chris decisively knew that it was imperative we attend.  I, on the other hand, was very hesitant because of all the cost attached to it.  Until I stumbled upon an article [Photo Plus Expo 2017 | Why You Should Attend (It’s Not Just For The Classes)] on SLR Lounge by Kishore Sawh.  The article highlighted the theme of PhotoPlus 2017 as how creators of all kinds can do the thing they love to do, and make a living doing it.  This resonated with me (like the echo of a temple bell that calms you and never ends) because this is the very reason we started Pandanggo Photography.

So I looked into the classes and seminars and ended up with a full blown schedule for the 4-Day Conference.  What sealed the deal however, is the video (WARNING: explicit content — Get Off Your Ass & Get Noticed) of Chase Jarvis with Gary Vaynerchuk, that was included in the aforementioned article.  It sparked my curiosity and left me with a voracious appetite to learn more.

The conference was a breath of fresh air.  I discovered that there is actually a sense of community amongst the photography industry.  The enthusiasm from co-creatives with a zest for learning and from mentors that were so gracious to share their knowledge of their art and business know how was infectious.  I walked away with a fire in my soul to continue what Chris and I love to do.

It was a very humbling experience to learn from the best and have actual face time with our mentors and 2 of our favorite vendors (images below).

Sue Bryce .  Inspiring and empowering women.  It was a hoot to watch her work on the  Canon  stage.

Sue Bryce.  Inspiring and empowering women.  It was a hoot to watch her work on the Canon stage.

We rudely interrupted an animated conversation between  Brooke Shaden  and  Joel Grimes  who were waiting to join  Kenna Klosterman  (pictured in back) for her Photowalk. They were so gracious and much obliged to take a photo. Thank you!

We rudely interrupted an animated conversation between Brooke Shaden and Joel Grimes who were waiting to join Kenna Klosterman (pictured in back) for her Photowalk. They were so gracious and much obliged to take a photo. Thank you!

We are always on the look out for what innovative props  Lindsay Adler  has in her arsenal.  We love her ingenuity in addition to her edgy fashion photography.

We are always on the look out for what innovative props Lindsay Adler has in her arsenal.  We love her ingenuity in addition to her edgy fashion photography.

Tracie Maglosky  is known for her maternity and newborn photography.  More importantly, she is tenacious in business.

Tracie Maglosky is known for her maternity and newborn photography.  More importantly, she is tenacious in business.

Thank you  Monte Isom  for sharing your business know how.  And showing me a better way to selfie by using the light on his phone for a much improved result.

Thank you Monte Isom for sharing your business know how.  And showing me a better way to selfie by using the light on his phone for a much improved result.

Witnessing  Chris Knight 's cerebral reverse engineering of Rembrandt's art, then translating it to photography was nothing short of AH-MAZING!

Witnessing Chris Knight's cerebral reverse engineering of Rembrandt's art, then translating it to photography was nothing short of AH-MAZING!

I admire how  Chase Jarvis  &  Gary Vaynerchuk  gave advice without putting people down.  It's a shame we were not able to snap photos with them because of our hectic schedule (we were embracing the advice to keep hustling).  Maybe next time.

I admire how Chase Jarvis & Gary Vaynerchuk gave advice without putting people down.  It's a shame we were not able to snap photos with them because of our hectic schedule (we were embracing the advice to keep hustling).  Maybe next time.

Rotolight .  These 2 were such a trooper.  They looked exhausted when we came around to ask questions towards the end of day 3 of the expo.  Thank you Jess for telling us to wait when Rod got back after his purchase.  It was well worth it.  Thank you Rod for showing us how to use the  Neo 2  with the  Godox  flash trigger.  The pair we ordered arrived in the mail last night.  We can't wait to take it for a spin!

Rotolight.  These 2 were such a trooper.  They looked exhausted when we came around to ask questions towards the end of day 3 of the expo.  Thank you Jess for telling us to wait when Rod got back after his purchase.  It was well worth it.  Thank you Rod for showing us how to use the Neo 2 with the Godox flash trigger.  The pair we ordered arrived in the mail last night.  We can't wait to take it for a spin!

Hold Fast Gear.   Thank you Matt for taking the time to pause and answer questions when you were already packing up at the end of day 3 of the expo.  The  money maker  has been a long time favorite of ours.  Now we have our eye on the  sightseer .

Hold Fast Gear.  Thank you Matt for taking the time to pause and answer questions when you were already packing up at the end of day 3 of the expo.  The money maker has been a long time favorite of ours.  Now we have our eye on the sightseer.

FREE Engagement Shoot Winner (Crowne Plaza Bridal Expo Drawing)

Congratulations Andrea Sebastiano!  You and Kyle are the lucky couple to win our FREE Engagement Shoot drawing from Crowne Plaza.

Contact us at hello@pandanggophotography.com to schedule your pre-shoot consultation so we can discuss shot list and locations that fits your style and personality.

Our Pandanggo Engagement Sessions include portraits of you and your significant other, close-ups, and ring details.

We will set up a password-protected online gallery containing your signature collection of 20 of the best images of the day.  All images will be of high resolution, edited for color-correction, and ready for print.  The gallery will allow you to share your collection on social media with friends and family.  We hope you enjoyed the sampling of prints we showcased at The Big South Jersey Bridal Showcase in Cherry Hill by Bouche Productions that you would love your images professionally printed by us.  But, we will include a print release for our images to allow you to print them anywhere that is most convenient for you.

You will receive a 1hr photo session at a location of your choosing.  We can, and have shot from the most unique locations— underwater with seals in the Sea of Cortes, snowboarding on the snowy peaks of Park City, swim-bike-run at Kona, and even kayaking along the Delaware River.  So start thinking of locations that reflect your interests.

We look forward to working with you during this exciting journey!

Thank You (Bridal Expo Crowne Plaza)

Congratulations on your engagement!

Thank you so much for visiting us at The Big South Jersey Bridal Showcase in Crowne Plaza of Cherry Hill, NJ.  It was an honor meeting you and your entourage.

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram to find out the winner of our FREE Engagement Shoot.  The winner will be announced on January 18.

Let Me Help You Sell Your House

I was supposed to have a Time For Image (TFI) photoshoot with a model from Craigslist.  She (or maybe even he?) wanted to build their portfolio with environmental nature portraits.  It never materialized.  So I executed Plan B.  This is my first attempt at real estate photography.

A co-worker of mine had not had much success selling her house.  She showed me the pictures posted on Zillow.  THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG with the photos posted by the previous photographer(s).  However, to ensure that she gets her asking price and sell the home as soon as possible, we decided to stage the house and do a photoshoot to have it appeal to a wider audience.

I applied my interests and background in architecture, Feng Shui, and photography.  We moved furniture just inches from their original position, changed color palettes, and of course used off camera flash photography.  She was amazed what this photographer and a little staging can do to change the look and feel of her house.  We had so much fun, We did not realize that it took us 6 hours.  Time flies when you're having fun.

Check out her house at 47 Ray Dwier Drive, Hamilton, NJ.  This may be the home you're looking for.

Butterflies & Flowers

I met up with the Maple Shade Moorestown Camera Club to use my macro lens on subjects other than the usual wedding details.  The oppressively hot weather made for some good butterfly spotting at the Palmyra Cove Nature Park.

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Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day.  What a perfect time to give birth to Pandanggo Photography's website.  It's been a long-time coming.  Definitely well past due of nine months.  Hello, World!