Winter Engagement Shoot: Melissa and Derek at the Park

Posted in Engagement Shoots with tags , , , on March 3, 2011 by Photography by Celio

Melissa and Derek got engaged last July of 2010. Since their big day isn’t going to be until October of 2011, we still have to go through Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.As a photographer, what quickly popped into mind was what a marvelous opportunity this is to have more photoshoots!!!

So I suggested for us to have, well, winter, spring, summer, and fall engagement shoots! Four engagement sessions, can you believe that? They both loved the idea! Not only can we use these pictures for their signature book, Save the Date cards, a display at their reception, etc., etc., but also, they would have more memories to treasure, which have always been my goal for my clients. What it means for me is that I will have a grand time going out taking pictures and spending more time with my clients. Plus, I will have a chance of getting to know them better. On the other hand, for the couple, it would mean they would have to squeeze in 3 additional things to schedule on their already overwhelming “things to do” list. LOL. But all in all, it is also a great way for them to know me, their photographer, as well! So I say it’s a win-win situation for both the couple and I. 🙂

Winter – Our first session.

We’ve had a pretty great winter here in the east coast thus far. We’ve been bombarded with snow week after week since the start of the year. We’ve had so much snow that it started to seem as though winter would never go away and that the snow on the ground would never ever melt. Nevertheless, our winter photo session didn’t go with out a hitch. The trouble we had was that first, mother nature is so unpredictable. We just don’t know exactly when it’s going to snow and the weather channel isn’t really much of a big help! Second, there’s this scheduling conflict. Why cant it just snow on a weekend when everybody is off work? Third, since we’ve been having 10” to 20” of snow, going out on a location isn’t really that easy.

By the time we shoveled and cleaned our cars, we’re totally exhausted to go out and have to do the shoot. Not to mention some unplowed roads we have to deal with. In short, we’ve waited and waited until we realized that the snow we thought would never melt started to disappear and the winter that we thought would never ever leave started to slip away and we might not see snow anymore! So we prayed to mother nature for another chance of snow. Lo and behold, one cold Monday morning, on President’s day, our prayers were granted. We didn’t get a lot of snow that we would have to dig ourselves out to go to our location, but we just had enough to put some fresh white snow on the ground. It was perfect! So off we went and what a wonderful time we had! Enjoy some of the amazing pictures we took from our Winter session.

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WE WON!!!!

Posted in Press Release on January 30, 2011 by Photography by Celio

East Brunswick, NJ – January 26, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Photography by Celio has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Photography by Celio stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Photography by Celio for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Photography by Celio is among the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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Sanna and David Wedding Photographs

Posted in Weddings with tags , , , , on January 7, 2011 by Photography by Celio

Date: October 23, 2010

Location: The Inn at Leola Village, Leola, Pennsylvania

Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.  ~Finnish Proverb

It was a beautiful day.  The perfect day for these two wonderful people to get married.  It was such a great wedding.  It was full of love and laughter.  Enjoy a glimpse of that wonderful day.

For more pictures from their wedding, visit Look under Featured – Sanna & David.


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Kim and Bing Wedding Highlights

Posted in Videos, Weddings with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2011 by Photography by Celio

You know their love story – from their first meeting to their engagement and to their wedding day. Now relive their wonderful union over and over again!!!

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Kim and Bing Engagement Shoot Slideshow

Posted in Engagement Shoots with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by Photography by Celio

This fun couple got married Friday, August 6, 2010. Here is a little something created from their engagement shoot and some family pictures shown during their wedding reception. Enjoy!

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Kim and Bing Engagement Shoot

Posted in Engagement Shoots with tags , , , on August 1, 2010 by Photography by Celio

Date:  July 9, 2010

Location:  Liberty State Park, New Jersey

It was a hot, sunny day.  Probably one of the hottest days this summer and I had a photoshoot today.  The hot weather did not hinder the photoshoot.  The couple was so much fun to be around.  There was so much joy and laughter and……silliness.  This provided me with great photographs that, I feel, capture Kim and Bing perfectly.

Here are some photographs from that day.  Enjoy!

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Ika and Leo Wedding Highlights

Posted in Videos, Weddings with tags , , , , on July 9, 2010 by Photography by Celio

This is a little something Photography by Celio put together for Leo and Ika to enjoy and share.  Congratulations to the happy couple!

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