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Destination Wedding Photographer

Hi guys! Casey here. We are super stoked to be writing this post because we can finally share some big news — Leafo Photo is being featured in a NATIONAL wedding magazine!!! Woohoo!!! Check out our story on pages 53-55 in the April 2010 edition of Destinations Travel Magazine. Several photographers from across the country were interviewed about modern wedding photography. We got to blab about all of the things we love about photo & how the game has changed since the days of our parents’ weddings. You’ll probably recognize a few of our shots in there, too. 馃檪

Here's the cover of Destinations Travel Magazine...we're in this month's edition!!

Here's the cover of Destinations Travel Magazine...we're in this month's edition!!

They talk about Leafo Photo & quote us on this page!

They talk about Leafo Photo & quote us on this page!

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Do these photos ring any (wedding) bells?? They're Leafo Photo shots from Dan & Lynsey's "Love Birds" wedding at Pizzadili Vineyard in Felton, Delaware and Nick & Lauren's gorgeous church wedding in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This is one of the photos we took during Elena & Steve's engagement shoot!

This is one of the photos we took during Elena & Steve's engagement shoot! Their big day is coming up in May...can't wait!

A HUGE thank you goes out to the wonderful editors at Destinations — we are so stoked and eternally grateful that you chose us as one of your featured photographers in this year’s Destinations Weddings edition!!

Newark, Delaware Engagement Photography-University of Delaware

Category : delaware, engagement, photography, Uncategorized(1) Comment 路 by Feb 28th, 2010

Nicole and Mike met in class their senior year at University of Delaware in Gore Hall. So that’s where we went for their E-Session! Nicole and I went to high school together, and it is so great to see her happy and getting married! The wedding is going to be in Wilmington, Delaware at the Waterfalls Banquet Center.聽 In the meantime, check out Nicole and Mike’s engagement story!

The couple-in-love remember their meeting place.

The couple-in-love remembering their meeting place.

We toured the UD campus to for a while. These guys were great sports.

We toured the UD campus for a while. It was cold and windy, but these guys were great sports!

Love the buildings on campus! Our next house will look like this.

Love the buildings on campus! Our next house will look like this.

Casey's idea to light the inside of these coves. Gorgeous color and couple!

Casey's idea to light the inside of these coves. Gorgeous color and couple!

Mike gives us his tough guy stance.

Mike gives us his tough guy stance.

My favorite shot of the day!

My favorite shot of the day!

This lobby was a lot of fun...

This lobby was a lot of fun...

Cannot wait to shoot this wedding! It's our first wedding of the year, too :)

Cannot wait to shoot this wedding! It's our first wedding of the year, too :)

Some cool, vintage post work.

Some cool, vintage post work.

This is Casey's favorite shot! Nice having a pretty couple to make things easy :)

This is Casey's favorite shot! Nice having a pretty couple to make things easy :)

The sun was setting and gave us some creative light opportunities.

The sun was setting and gave us some creative light opportunities.

Give me sexy!

Give me sexy!

Mike did a great job picking out Nicole's outfit!

Mike did a great job picking out Nicole's outfit!

Thanks for having us out to shoot you guys where you met!

Thanks for having us out to shoot you guys where you met! We can't wait to continue your story this Spring!

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Wedding Photographers

Category : delaware, east coast, photography, Uncategorized, weddingNo Comments 路 by Feb 8th, 2010

Amy Shupard + Chris Capriotti = Wildest Wedding of ’09! We met this couple through our friend Meg Gardner of Blue Moon & it’s been a party from day one. We knew from the way they kept us laughing through the engagement shoot that their wedding would be phenomenal, but we had no idea what we were signing up for! When it comes to throwing a party, these guys could be professionals!

We started off the big day shooting the girls as they dolled themselves up at Bling Salon & Spa in Lewes. The wedding was beautiful, and the reception was held at and catered by Eden restaurant in Rehoboth. It was pouring rain, but not even liquid sunshine could dampen their spirits. The entire wedding party jumped onto the dance floor to kick things off with “The Hustle,” and everybody was shakin’ it for the rest of the night. Even the kids could break-dance!

Speaking of break-dancing, this crowd was so crazy that we encountered our first “full contact” wedding photography experience. John (the best man) and a friend were cutting a rug. Leafo was on the dance floor super low, getting shots of the action, when a backwards somersault planted John’s feet directly into his face and camera gear! No injuries were reported, but we did get to be a part of the crazy wedding story collection & we found some great friends along the way. Such a blast!

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So jealous of that gorgeous hair!

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The final flourish...all dolled up thanks to Bling Salon & Spa of Lewes, Delaware

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This shot could have been for a beach wedding!

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Ladies and gentlemen, THE ring.

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Zzzzip!

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Moments before the wedding...Amy looked stunning!

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Get this man a cigar and some cognac!

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Chris and Amy took a seat while the pastor said his introduction.

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Bridesmaids watching from the pews

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No, you don't look nervous at all!

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An incredibly heartfelt "I do"

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You may now kiss the bride! (Watch those hands!)

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And they lived happily ever after...

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Gorgeous cake & reception at Eden restaurant of Rehoboth, Delaware

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There is a lot of trust involved right here!

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A little parental wedding dance photo montage...

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Looks like somebody had a few too many juice boxes... ;)

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The marvelous Meg Gardner, co-owner and catering coordinator for Blue Moon Restaurant of Rehoboth, Delaware.

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These guys just got engaged...congratulations!

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Beautiful smile!

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Girl talk?

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John had some serious moves!

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Shake it!

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Ta-da!

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Most impressive move of the night. He actually leaped through the air and landed this. Without crying.

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Cutting a rug! I'm pretty sure every single person at the reception had a background in professional dance.

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Aww...

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"Blue Steel" & "Magnum" These guys are really, really, really ridiculously good-looking!

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Their engagement album was their guest book sign-in. Great idea, Meg!

Congratulations, Amy & Chris!! Thanks so much for having us out to be a part of your BIG day!

Edit: Are you Chris, Amy, or family and friends? See the wedding photography here!

Amy, Chris, & Ripley! Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Engagement

Amy & Chris contacted Leafo Weddings this summer to photograph their December wedding. Photography-wise, we have already arranged some pretty cool plans for the big day. It is going to be a pretty sweet occasion.

As for THIS shoot, we met up on the boardwalk near Dolle’s in Rehoboth Beach. Amy & Chris brought along Ripley, their beloved dog, and we had a beautiful November day for some awesome photography. Casey and I are so pumped to meet up again with this couple in December!

Ripley giving me the crazy eye!

Ripley giving me the crazy eye!

Caught in mid air. It looks like Ripley is flying.

Caught in mid-air. It looks like Ripley is flying!

Amy & Chris hanging with the dog.

Amy & Chris hanging with the pooch.

Piggy back ride on the surf!

Piggy back ride on the surf!

Sweet game of fetch!

Sweet game of fetch!

The beach was a great choice, and this was a beautiful day!

The beach was a great choice, and this was a gorgeous day!

Gotta get a quirky shot with the whole family...

Gotta get a quirky shot with the whole family...

We got Chris laughing and the shoot was easy!

We got Chris laughing and the shoot was easy!

Bedroom eyes!

Bedroom eyes!

Its amazing how many awesome locations there are in Rehoboth!

It's amazing how many awesome locations there are in Rehoboth!

Did I say it was a beautiful day for November, yet?

Did I say it was a beautiful day for November yet?

The boardwalk was a great idea. Nice job Amy & Chris!

The boardwalk was a sweet idea. Nice job, Amy & Chris!

Thanks again, guys. The dog, the beach, the boardwalk: all great ideas. We’ll see you in about a month! 馃榾

Dover, Delaware Wedding Photographer

Category : delaware, east coast, photography, Uncategorized, weddingNo Comments 路 by Nov 10th, 2009

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Gilliam! The big day was in Dover, Delaware and it was an exciting wedding for Casey and I. The groom is deaf, so the ceremony was performed alongside sign language. That made the couple’s vows very personal. The marriage itself was beautiful, and the reception was one hell of a party! What made the day 眉ber special was that I now have a new addition to my family! Congratulations, sis! Man oh man, we love this job!

Bridesmaids gettin' their nails did.

Bridesmaids gettin' their nails did.

I managed to get my sister getting her hair did, Caey, myself, and my mum getting her hair done in the same shot!

I managed to get my sister getting her hair did, Casey, myself, and my mum getting her hair done in the same shot!

The man of the hour adjusts his tie.

The man of the hour adjusts his tie.

So fresh and so clean!

So fresh and so clean!

The bride preps.

The bride preps.

Cake x 4

Cake x 4

The sign language vows were very cool.

The sign language vows were very cool.

The happy couple just post-ceremony.

The happy couple just post-ceremony.

My little sister, the flower girl!

My little sister, the flower girl!

Beautiful parasol, dress, nails, hair, girl. Nice goin', chica.

Beautiful parasol, dress, nails, hair, girl. Nice goin', chica.

Cheesin' it!

Cheesin' it!

The ever-so-happy first dance.

The ever-so-happy first dance.

Stuck my flash up under Drew's beverage.

Stuck my flash up under Drew's beverage.

Garteriffic!

Garteriffic!

Britney holds one of the flashes and shakes her groove thang!

Britney holds one of the flashes at the end of the night and shakes her groove thang!

Being wedding photographers rocks, and being able to be a part of my sister’s big day was awesome. A great wedding, a happy couple, and a sweet party. Thanks for letting Casey and I shoot your marriage!

Rory Sullivan-CD Release Party-Newark, Delaware

Category : band, delaware, east coast, photography, UncategorizedNo Comments 路 by Nov 8th, 2009

Rory is probably going to be a regular on this photoblog. He is a talented musician with a band of gifted artists, a cool cat, and a self-promoter. He and I cross paths often and photo opps happen in rhythm with or reunions. The latest shots come from his release party for the new album Here All Along. The show was great, the food and wine were delicious, and the shots came out pretty good, too. 馃檪 We are currently planning a promo band shoot, so check back soon and often to see the latest bulletins in Rory Sullivan and his band’s photography.

We had a chance for just a couple promo shots before the show. As stated earlier, more to come so check back soon and often!

We had a chance for just a couple promo shots before the show. As stated earlier, more to come so check back soon and often!

The band prep's for the first song.

The band prep's for the first song.

Got some pretty cool access to nice shooting angles...

Got some pretty cool access to nice shooting angles...

Rory and his band are good about incorporating interesting instrumentation. Give me some props for alliteration!

Rory and his band are good about incorporating interesting instrumentation. Give me some props for alliteration!

See what I mean? This dude ROCKED the trumpet...

See what I mean? This dude ROCKED the trumpet...

Rory's music is definitley worth a listen. You can buy his album now!

Rory's music is definitley worth a listen. You can buy his album now!

The violin was a gorgeous accent to the original songs.

The violin was a gorgeous accent to the original songs.

The bassist giving Rory's songs some body.

The bassist giving Rory's songs some body.

Sing it, dude! Kown for being heartfelt, Rory's music projects honesty.

Sing it, dude! Kown for being heartfelt, Rory's music projects honesty.

Quite a band. I was very impressed after seeing the whole group.

Quite a band. I was very impressed after seeing the whole group.

Rory and band: thank you for inviting us out to shoot the show. We cannot wait to do the promotional shoot. Everyone, please check out Rory Sullivan Music. Your ear drums will thank you.

Killens Pond Lifestyle Portraits

Category : delaware, east coast, photography, UncategorizedNo Comments 路 by Nov 1st, 2009

I have known Dan a long time. He and Min contacted Casey and I to shoot their family portraits and suggested Killens Pond State Park. Having held the position of photographer for Delaware State Parks for two years, I am fairly familiar with the lay of the land there. Our job was easy because Casey and I had a gorgeous morning, backdrop, and group of models. Their new daughter is adorable and was so good in front of the camera. Enough of my yammering, check out the shots!

The happy family!

The happy family!

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Dan and the little one.

Dan and the little one.

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See what I mean? Makin my job easy!

See what I mean? Makin my job easy!

Rockin the shades! Cecilia, you're breakin' my heart!

Rockin' the shades! Cecilia, you're breakin' my heart!

Look at how tiny her hands are. I didn't know they made them that small...

Look at how tiny her hands are. I didn't know they made them that small...

Thanks for choosing Leafo Weddings, guys. We truly had fun. A gorgeous morning with a happy family = a wonderful shoot. Let’s grab some beer sometime soon!

Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach – The Best Delaware Wedding Caterer

Category : delaware, photography, Uncategorized, wedding tipsNo Comments 路 by Oct 3rd, 2009

As wedding photographers, we get asked often if we know of a cool band, a solid caterer, a great florist, etc.

Let’s start with caterer. Blue Moon. Meg and Lyon run the catering end of Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. They are phenomenal.

I have never met a team who can be so upbeat and fun to work with while remaining ultra-organized.The food is untouchable, and the staff is happy and truly helpful.聽 They are also great at thinking on their toes!

A roll-with-the-punches story:

While working a wedding at the Indian River Life Saving Station, a storm blew in at the last minute. Canceling the couple’s beach ceremony, the violent winds cracked the tent poles, dropping the reception tent on the set tables & dance floor and completely raining out the once-gorgeous venue. Meg had her team quickly usher the entire wedding into a safe area before the tent collapsed, and, (no exaggeration here), had the whole reception set up at another venue within forty five minutes. The wedding party, family and guests were a thrilled, thankful, happy group. The day ended beautifully.

Blue Moon offers more than food and place settings. They transform a potentially stressful day into the beautiful vision you’d hoped for.聽 Meg, Lyon, and their creative team offer peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy the big day knowing you are in talented, capable hands.

I would recommend Blue Moon before anyone else.

Now, since a photoblog isn’t a photoblog without photos, here are some. I recently had the chance to shoot food shots and the Diva Show for the Blue Moon. Enjoy!

Blue Moon's Restaurant is located on Baltimore Avenue. The food is amazing, check them out but call ahead!

Blue Moon's Restaurant is located on Baltimore Avenue. The food is amazing, check them out but call ahead!

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Dinner and a show!

Dinner and a show!

Things I could never do...

Things I could never do...

Beautiful version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'...

Beautiful version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'...

Hittin' that high note!

Hittin' that high note!

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This was actually Pride Weekend in Rehoboth Beach, so the divas were strutting their stuff, big time!

This was actually Pride Weekend in Rehoboth Beach, so the divas were strutting their stuff, big time!

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Thanks to the divas and Blue Moon! Casey and I had such a blast!

Wedding Tips – Finding Your Wedding Photographer

Category : delaware, photography, Uncategorized, wedding, wedding tipsNo Comments 路 by Aug 13th, 2009

Know Your Ideal Wedding Photographer

Everyone needs a wedding photographer who observes the people around them, and spends more time shooting than just watching. You want wedding photography that comes from being unobtrusive. But includes not only the key wedding moments, but also the moments of deep connection between the bride, the groom, the family members and other guests, all the fun moments you want to remember! It is also important to know your style. A wedding photographer cannot be everything to all people. If you want someone who can process your wedding photos to look vintage or retro, find that person! If you think the premium strategy is 100% photojournalistic shots, find a wedding photographer who nails that! I am not the ideal photographer for everyone. My advice is to know thyself, and find a wedding photographer who is cool enough to match your taste and hang out with you on your big day!

When you meet with your wedding photographer, you will have a lot to talk about. There will be many things happening before, during and after the wedding. Wedding photography is always part photojournalism and part portraiture, so unless you want to upset the grandparents, find someone who can handle both. You want your wedding photographer to be prepared for the unexpected, (including having the right [and backup] gear), and can roll with the punches. During your interview with them, you want to ask them about their style, and their background. Get to know their personality! Good wedding photography is an investment, and you should enjoy the photographer’s images and their company.

Find someone who is a professional, and not some “joe” with a camera who wants to make money. Remember, however, that while the wedding photographer is a professional, it鈥檚 your wedding and you should make it all your own!