Friday, October 31, 2008


I've had the flu this week, so sorry for the scant posts! Have a wonderful Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Week: Vintage Greetings

Here are some really fun vintage Halloween Postcards! You can find all sorts of vintage holiday cards at many antique shops, and they are also available in books for crafters and scrapbookers. Vintage postcards are great for so many things, from wedding save the dates, table cards and other blissful diy ideas, but I really like using them as everyday art. Frame them and put them on tables or hang them on the wall, and they make really creative alternative art for your home!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Week : Inspiration Board

Looking through the archives at my good blogging buddy and all around talented wedding guru over at Snippet and Ink, I found this Halloween theme board Kathryn did last year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Week : Fun Costumes

Everyone loves dressing up, and for those of you who enjoy a good laugh or a heartfelt "awww" when you see something really cute, here are some of my favorite unique costumes I found that celebrate the true creative spirit of halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Week: Eastern State

Living in Delaware, you tend to spend a lot of time in Philly. A few years back, Nic and I discovered our love for a very spooky landmark in the city of brotherly love, Eastern State Penitentiary. Nic's photos have been published all over, and garnered him a lot of recognition. Since then, there have been a lot of changes and hype around ESP, and it's become quite a tourist attraction. During Halloween, they create Terror Behind the Walls, a theme park haunted house startle type attraction. For me, Eastern State is creepy enough on it's own, and I prefer to the real life ghost stories whispered in the abandoned prison. For those of you who can't get to philly, here are some of Nic's beautiful photos of this well known haunt.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Specials from Laura Hooper!

The incredibly talented calligrapher, Laura Hooper, is running a special on her amazing hand-drawn maps! Order a custom map between now and November 1st and get a FREE frameable copy. Laura's work can be seen all over the best wedding blogs, not to mention some of the top wedding magazines in the country! Laura is not only one of the best calligrapher's out there, she's also one of the nicest! Be sure to check out her website for some gorgeous eye candy!

Friday, October 24, 2008


When you are looking for the chicest Bridal Gowns in the Philadelphia area, look no further than Suky Rosans! Right in the heart of the Main Line, this wedding staple is the go-to salon for all things couture and bridal. I found my dream gown at Suky's, and would recommend to any and every bride. Suky's is a chic and creamy wedding fantasy world, the place every young girl dreams of when searching for "the one" wedding gown. When you walk into Suky's, it's almost surreal, as the first thing you see is a blurry and ethereal wall sized black and white photo of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, primping for something you know must have been wonderfully dreamy. And that's what Suky's is, a wonderful, dreamy wedding shoppe candy land for the bride to be! Suky has gowns from all the major designers on your list, from Vera Wang, Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrerra, Monique Lhuillier, Ines di Santo, Badgley Mischka, Romona Keveza, Pronovias-the list goes on! They have shoes, and jewels, and evening and bridesmaids gowns, and you could literally spend hours, if not days, searching throught the racks for the perfect gown. The staff is professional, friendly and very easy to work with, and I found that I didn't even have to say anything, but that my fitter seemed to know exactly what I wanted before the thought popped into my own head.

If you are looking for your dream dress, and want that dreamy experience to go along with it, I would suggest you make an appointment at Suky's in Ardmore ASAP!

Suky is conveniently located in the heart of the Main Line, only 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia.

Suky, 102 East Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, 610-649-3686

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bridal Gowns from Giambattista Valli!

For those of you looking for beautiful gowns you've never seen before, Giambattista Valli is having an exclusive preview of his debut Spring 2009 Bridal Collection at Bergdorf Goodman, Tuesday October 28th & Wednesday October 29th from 10am to 4pm! This will be the exclusive launch of Valli’s debut bridal collection, so the gowns will not be available in any other stores. Located on the store’s seventh floor, the Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon offers a full range of services for the bride-to-be and 12 European and American designer bridal gown collections.

This is a not to be missed opportunity to see the unveiling of a brand new Bridal Couture collection!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Holiday Photo Cards!

You know the saying, "it's never too early to get a jump on the holidays"? Well, it couldn't be more true! Milkmaid Press and Jubilee Photography are offering Personalized Holiday Photo Cards in four brand new designs and colors! Even though we aren't set up with an online shopping cart, it's still pretty easy to place an order!

Simply email or, and include in your email the following:

-Valid Email
- Design Choice and Colorway
- Quantity
- Personalized Greeting and Names to include
-Hi-Res JPG Photo

Once we get your order, we'll send you an invoice via Paypal. Once that transaction is complete, we'll create your personalized holiday greeting cards, send you a proof, and once that's approved, we'll print and ship your order! All orders SHIP FREE USPS!

Not sure what type of image to send? Find a funny snapshot you took, the professional pics of the family, wedding or engagement photos or anything you want to share with friends and family! Just make sure you choose a photo you love! If you don't have a professionally done portrait or a candid casual snapshot and are interested in hiring Jubilee Photography for your family portraits, give us a call or shoot us an email! Hire us as your photographer anytime between now and November 22 and receive a complimentary set of 25 personalized cards with a purchase of 100 or more.

To find out more and to view the designs, visit and click on specials and events!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ethan & Brandon's Second Photos

My newest muses and nephews, Ethan and Brandon, are a little over 3 weeks old now, and I love spending time with them whenever I get the chance! They are the tiniest, quietest most relaxed babies, and I really love cuddling them and holding their tiny velvet heads! Here are some more casual shots of the boys, hanging out, napping and generally being pretty darn adorable.

Ethan's giving me the Jimmy eye!
Brandon fell asleep during the Eagles game.

Jubilee Portraits : Caroline & Emma

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing Caroline and Emma, two of the sweetest, spunkiest and smartest kids I've ever known! They lived close to an elementary school, so we trekked over there for some good old fashioned playtime, and we snuck in a few pictures as well!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Have a {Frolic}ing Good Friday!

I wanted to give a shout out to one of my favorite blogs, and a big fan favorite, {frolic}, and a new home to spreading the word about the stationery magic designed at Milkmaid Press. The site really focuses on great design, be it for a wedding, party, everyday, fashion, name it, the oh so chic Chelsea Fuss is on it. I've been a fan for a while, and am happy to announce that Milkmaid Press is a delighted sponsor featured on the blog! Chelsea has impeccable style and an eye for those trends that become instant classics, so be sure to check out her musings daily!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In the Spirit of Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and if you are the type (like me) who really enjoy all things spooky, ghoulish and haunted, there is more out there for you than you may realize! The Travel Channel has a slew of programming and online excitement celebrating this haunting holiday, with a lot of halloween themed shows and interactive games. They are also debuting a brand new paranormal investigation show, Ghost Adventures, which is no doubt in response to Ghost Hunters, on Sci Fi, and Paranormal State, on A&E. The Travel Channels Halloween Specials revolve around haunted locations and scare attractions. A really nice addition they've included is a list of haunted travel ideas for those of us that simply watching about a haunted location isn't enough, we want to check it out for ourselves! On Discovery, you can check out their cult favorite, A Haunting, which is in season 4 already, and on their sister channel, Discovery ID, they have a few additional paranormal investigative docudramas for your pleasure. If the story behind some of the most frightening individuals and locations of fiction and reality are more your thing, check out Biography to see what they are doing for halloween with everything from the paranormal to their special Boo-ographies!
Sadly, there aren't many of the novelty Halloween specials that many of us grew up anticipating from the big networks, such as The Great Pumpkin or Disney's Sleep Hollow Cartoon. There is a blog dedicated to those great old shows with their links on amazon to buy up that long lost nostalgia!

Luckily, I already have my favorite Halloween specials on DVD! Now if only I could find Captain Noah on DVD.......he always had great Autumn themed shows that make me misty eyed for my youth and Saturday Morning!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spooky Soiree

As an adult, Halloween tends to lose some of the magic it held as a child, which is why I am so happy that some of my favorite magazines have included ways for us grown-ups to enjoy the holiday and get geared up for a fantastic night of frights! If you plan on throwing a Halloween Bash or even a Wicked Wedding, we've got what you need for inspiration!

For more great halloween ideas and inspiration, check out Martha Stewart, Country Living, Southern Living, and The Hostess Blog for great ideas!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jennifer and Tom, 10-11-08

I had the pleasure of being a second shooter this past Saturday at the wedding of Jennifer and Tom in Kennett Square, and boy was it a wonderful day! First of all, I couldn't have asked for friendlier or happier people-everyone was wonderful! I love being a second shooter-but the only problem is you often have very little time with the Bride herself, since she's with the lead photographer most of the time! I did however, happen to have a ball photographing the bridal party and family, and was able to snap a few shots of the happy couple as they dashed from place to place. The wedding was elegant and really warm. Simple Ivory roses, pretty chocolate gowns with ivory sash and delicate chocolate beading, and the guys all wore chocolate tuxes-which not only looked modern and retro at the same time, but was a really nice touch! I should have some of the images on the website soon, but for now, here are some of my favorite shots from the day!

Tom with his Dad, both avid car enthusiasts.