Thursday, August 13, 2009

August Lehigh Valley Tweetup at Blue Grillhouse

I had another great time at the latest Lehigh Valley Tweetup. It was held at Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem this time.
And again I was talking with so many people, meeting new people, talking with people that I used to work with and hadn't seen in a long while, and hanging with some BNI friends, that I didn't take too many pictures.

Here are some of my favorites from the night.

@LVwithLove throwing the gang signs that he learned by following the evil doers that he writes about on his blog.
Check it out at:


@LVGirl showing me how to pose with @primerx24

Most of the LVTweetupers that attended.

Me (@CElston) being stupid.

@cwluc taking a self portrait

After the Tweetup, @mandreano gave a great seminar about Taking Business to the Next Level with Social Media at the Candlelight right next to Blue.
To learn more about his seminars, check out his website at:

@msinformation enjoying herself

@LVwithLove wanted me to get a shot of this... These are all the people that sponsored this month's LVTweetup

We thoroughly enjoyed Blue... you should, too!
Blue Grillhouse & Wine Bar
4431 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18045

Make sure to follow @LVTweetup to find when the next event is.

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See you at the next one!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

2009 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary & Cardiovascular Cases

I had the pleasure of working with Tricia Gaffney of Gaffney Events and Dr. Samin K. Sharma, MD of The Mount Sinai Medical Center at the 2009 Live Symposium of Complex Coronary & Cardiovascular Cases.

It was amazing to me to be in a room full of medical professionals and watch live surgeries on a giant screen. I'm looking forward to next year's symposium.

You can find more information about the symposium at this website:
Complex Coronary & Cardiovascular Symposium

Aziza's Family Portrait

I spent the afternoon at Aziza's house photographing many different configurations of her extended family. I have to say that this was probably the best looking family I have ever photographed. The largest group was the big group of 28 people; the smallest groups contained two people. And we got various smaller groups shots of immediate families. The whole family was great to work with from the great grandfather all the way down to youngest two year old girl.

Here is the entire group:

Here is one of Aziza and her sisters:

Monday, August 3, 2009

Alice & Scott Engagement in Washington, D.C.

I played tour guide to Alice and Scott and a couple of tag alongs in Washington, D.C. recently. My grandparents had a house which is now my aunt's in Arlington, VA, so I spent a lot of time in and around D.C. as a kid.

We started from a neighborhood beyond the Capitol Building, because that was the only parking space we could find. Then we walked to the National Mall where all the museums are. It was very hot, but we had a great time getting a bunch of different pictures. Here are a few:

Wedding Guest Book from the Engagement Session

At Jen's and my wedding we had a wonderful time with a room full of friends and family. We had the typical wedding guest book out and had everyone signed it. There were twenty or so pages with very tightly spaced lines. There wasn't much room for people to be very verbose. There was just enough space to sign your name. And since people wanted to stay in the lines and make it look uniform, everyone signed right after the person in front of them. There are about sixteen pages that are blank and not too many personal messages. It has sat in storage from almost the day we brought it back home.

I have found a product that is a great way to remember your wedding guests and also have awesome pictures of yourself from the time that you got married. It is a bound, flush mount, wedding guest book with images from your engagement session. There is a blank page with no restrictive lines on the left for your guests to sign their name and/or write a personal note. Then on the right is a great image from the engagement session that we had together. It is something that you can keep out in your living room forever to look at some pretty pictures of yourself and read through the comments to remember your special day.

Check out a guest book from a recent wedding:

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    Christopher Elston is a Portrait & Lifestyle photographer who captures relaxed portraits. Chris is based in Emmaus, Pa. He is available for travel across the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton) and around the world.
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