A great man and an amazing spirit
OK... In my defense, they said "Hey let's do the Thumbs Up thing"... I fell for it
Unbelievable Bar Mitzvah Saturday night at Cafe Brauer with Reva Nathan and Tom Kehoe. Some surprise guests added to the great evening. I'm so sad that Ean is the last of their 5 sons to be Bar Mitzvah. Such a great family!
I have been working incredibly hard for the last 6 months on new ways to help my clients and to offer some exciting new items in order to enhance their experience with Photo Images. We appreciate all our beta testers and the input and feedback that they have provided.
As the new year begins, our phone has been ringing with new couples checking their wedding dates with us and I am loving it! Many are referrals from previous clients and I feel I should really thank all of you. If you did not receive this on your mobile device... I would like to share it here.
The pictures are amazing!!! You captured every moment perfectly and have given us beautiful memories for a life time. Thank you and your adorable wife Adriana for your hard work and for how much you cared. I am very impressed not only with the photos but on how great you are at keeping a nervous bride calm and smiling through it all.
Thought this was pretty cool from the weekend. Kinda scarey
Any idea for a title? (Stranger Danger?)
A couple of weeks ago, I had a perspective client come to meet me. At the end of the consultation, she told me that she was "very happy that she decided to come in to meet me" because she almost did not, based on her perception of what I would be like based on the feel of my website. She knew my photographic skills and that I could capture the moments exquisitely, but what would I be like to work with?
She explained that she had expected me to be very aggressive and an "in your face" photographer and perhaps even a little "arrogant". Anybody who knows me knows... that is definitely not my personality. My personality is much more gentle and my style of photography is to blend in and capture the day and definitely not take it over. She did not get the feeling that I am a "romanticist", caring and "soft" person, which is the feeling she had after meeting me.
After asking more perspective clients about the impression they had received from my website, I had several similar responses.
NOW I wonder, how many people did not call me because of this false impression????
Well... it was obvious it was time to work on my website. It is now live online and almost finished.
Please leave any comments and suggestions.
I am honored to be chosen by Strictly Weddings "Your Wedding Resource Blog" as one of the "top photographers" in Chicago. Today,their blog features a fantastic wedding that I photographed for the Chen family. Yes, that is the beautiful daughter of the one and only Edward Chen, Director of Catering at the Hilton Chicago . The planning and coordination of the wedding was entrusted to Chuck Share, Wedddings, Inc. SO CHECK IT ALL OUT - CLICK HERE
This was posted today on WeddingWire/ MarthaStewart.com. Thank you sooooooooo much!
Phil Farber is truly amazing!!! He was so much fun to work with, he's easy going, and produces the best photos I have ever seen. He knows exactly how to capture moments without being a distraction to anything going on during the entire wedding day. You can never take back your day and repeat it so you want to make sure your photographer is someone you trust to capture these memories and Phil Farber is exactly this person. He exceeded all of our expectations and my husband and I in addition to our family are all in love with all of our photos.
On the 3rd anniversary of one of the most horrific days of my life, I wanted to repost some of the amazing tributes that were made in memory of Savannah. Never forgotten... until we meet again.
Thank you to the talented musicians who recorded this song and to Bob Young for writting this breathtaking song in memory of our little angel - Brand New Angel - When Savannah Smiles -
And Malysa Stone for posting his beautiful video.
And thank you to Shari Solheim for posting her amazing words!
Crumpled Up Piece of Paper
(I wrote this about a week after Savannah passed away, so it was inspired by her.)
So maybe someday you'll
a crumpled up piece of
paper I am.
The story of a girl is written on
But I'm crumpled up
and no one has read
No one has cared to listen to
the thoughts of one
A girl that was told
she was always wrong.
A crumpled up piece
of paper I am.
Someday someone will
find me and unfold
me and try to lay
iron out my back.
But the scars will remain,
the wrinkles on my page.
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