• Christopher Elston Photography & Video Production


    Christopher Elston Photography and Video Production
    I am a portrait, event, corporate photographer and a video producer based in the Lehigh Valley, PA. 
    Frequently I work in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey. And, of course, I travel the country, too.

Racy for Rachel – Calendar Unveiling Charity Event at Magnolias

My friends at Magnolias Restaurant in Orefield, PA, held another great event. This time is was for a charity event for the release of the pinup calendar that I shot for them.
You can read more about Rachel and the reason for this charity calendar at my other blog post Racy for Rachel Benefit at Art-n-Soul Studios

Numerous bands volunteered their time and the Magnolias waitresses were all decked out in forties wardrobes. The waitresses wore trays around their necks reminiscent of 1940’s cigarette girls, but instead of cigars they were carrying food.

The calendars are still for sale and all the proceeds go towards Rachel’s family. Please pick one or several up at Magnolias Restaurant.


Several photographs to remeber Rachel and Ryan

Several photographs to remeber Rachel and Ryan

Racy for Rachel (RACHEL is spelled out on the model

Racy for Rachel (RACHEL is spelled out on the model's backs)

Donovan Roberts (Lori Donovan & Jeff Roberts)

Donovan Roberts (Lori Donovan & Jeff Roberts)

Donovan Roberts Duo Website

Magnolias

Magnolias


Magnolias Restaurant Website
Kate served food with her 1940

Kate served food with her 1940's Cigar Girl tray

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Douglas


Frederick Douglas Website
Checking out the calendar

Checking out the calendar

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Analog Velvet

Analog Velvet


Analog Velvet Website
Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer

Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer


Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer Website
Kim & Tanya did wardrobe, hair and make-up for the calendar

Kim & Tanya did wardrobe, hair and make-up for the calendar

The Subtle Duo (Peter Fritz, Yancarlos Sanchez)

The Subtle Duo (Peter Fritz, Yancarlos Sanchez)


The Subtle Duo Website
My friend Chris Wildrick stopped by.

My friend Chris Wildrick stopped by.


Check out my artist friend’s website: Chris Wildrick’s Website
The girls from the calendar

The girls from the calendar

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The calendar images:

Please contact me here: CONTACT Chris

Pete & Lenny’s Wedding Album

Great people, great times, and Treach from Naughty by Nature… who could wish for a better wedding?

Jen, Chris and Treach from Naughty by Nature

Jen, Chris and Treach from Naughty by Nature


Pete and Lenny’s Wedding Album Slideshow:



That’s how Jen and I roll!


Please contact me here: CONTACT Chris

Jenn & Marcello’s Wedding Album Slideshow

Weddings are amazing. They go by faster than you would ever think. You’re living it, but you can’t take it all in. When your proofs come back, it can be overwhelming. As a courtesy to my clients, I predesign their wedding album. I pick the images that I think have the most emotion and meaning. My clients can get a look at the best of the day in a beautiful presentation. When they have watched the slide show a few times, they have the choice of ordering the album exactly like the slide show or they can look through their proofs on-line and swap in other images that they feel captures their day better. They also have the choice of completely scrapping my design and starting from scratch; whatever works for them. The wedding album slide show is a great jumping off point.

Here is the slide show from the awesome wedding of Jenn & Marcello:




Beautiful!!


Please contact me here: CONTACT Chris

MARIANNE - November 24, 2009 - 11:11 am

Oh My God you made me cry. What a beautiful album

November @LVtweetup (Twitter Meet up) at Magnolias Restaurant

The latest Lehigh Valley Tweetup was at my friends’ (Kim and John Kerstetter) restaurant, Magnolia’s in Orefield, PA.
Magnolia’s Restaurant Website
The bar was packed with people from the Lehigh Valley that meet monthly to hang out. I set up a mobile portrait studio in the next room. At no charge I took head shots of people so they could use them for their social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
Kim had free tapas set out for us and John kept the drinks flowing.
Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/celston
Follow Kim from Magnolia’s at http://www.twitter.com/kimkerstetter
And follow the Lehigh Valley Tweetup Twitter page for more information on upcoming events http://www.twitter.com/lvtweetup

@matt2397

@matt2397

@pmadesigns

@pmadesigns

@allanhill @Mr_Puttle @matt2397

@allanhill @Mr_Puttle @matt2397

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I'm Twittering!

@SteveFebbraro & @BelvidereChiro

@SteveFebbraro & @BelvidereChiro

@mandreano stealing my signature moves!

@mandreano stealing my signature moves!

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@mandreano the man who started it all

@mandreano the man who started it all

The Real @TimShady

The Real @TimShady

@ssigafoos

@ssigafoos

@jenn_c

@jenn_c

@jenn_c & suze_b

@jenn_c & suze_b

@suze_B

@suze_B

@MaryDunlap

@MaryDunlap

@rainmakersLV

@rainmakersLV

@alanhill

@allanhill

@gwackr getting his hamburger on!

@gwackr getting his hamburger on!

This is what happens when I raise the camera above my head and don

This is what happens when I raise the camera above my head and don't look into the viewfinder.

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@wharle

@wharle

@galliguez

@galliguez

@jfis

@jfis

@mandreano and his harem

@mandreano and his harem

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I'm Twittering! I'm Twittering!

@marydunlap @jenn_c @suze_b

@marydunlap @jenn_c @suze_b

Test shots of @BlackForestDeli and @hibecki

Test shots of @BlackForestDeli and @hibecki

@BlackForestDeli & @hibecki

@BlackForestDeli & @hibecki

The many moods of @lvgirl

The many moods of @lvgirl

A great time was had by all!!


Please contact me here: CONTACT Chris

Vanessa - November 15, 2009 - 11:20 pm

Excellent job as always Chris!!!

becki kiss - November 15, 2009 - 11:31 pm

amazing photos as always chris! this tweetup was definitely a good time!

JennC - November 15, 2009 - 11:34 pm

Excellent shots!

Mary Dunlap - November 15, 2009 - 11:55 pm

Awesome work! Love the headshots…and all the candids. Um…no photos of you on here…you have to show the man behind the camera in one picture at least : )

admin - November 16, 2009 - 12:04 am

HA! All of the images of me are out of focus. 🙂

Mary Dunlap - November 16, 2009 - 12:09 am

Come on…One of the photos I took had to be in focus : )

BelvidereChiro - November 16, 2009 - 6:25 am

Great Photos Chris!

uberVU - social comments - November 16, 2009 - 6:36 am

Social comments and analytics for this post…

This post was mentioned on Twitter by celston: November’s @LVtweetup New Blog Posted with tons of pictures!! http://christopherelstonblog.com/?p=102

Eric - November 16, 2009 - 2:25 pm

I’m so jealous I wasn’t able to make it out! Next time I will most definitely be there. Someone will have to hold me back! hahaha

Oh and that shot of @gwackr yup, that’s foreshadowing of his loss next week in the #bfdburgereatoff w00t w00t!

Loukas Koufodontes - November 18, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Awesome job Chris.

I, absolutely, love the photo you did of “The many moods of @lvgirl.”
It was a great night. Can’t wait for the next one.
Mike did a nice job, as usual.
Maybe I’ll take some photos next time too, rather than just be overly chatty. LOL

Christopher Elston - November 18, 2009 - 8:47 pm

Thanks! I always want to talk to more people at these events, but the problem is that I love taking pictures!

Amber Snow - January 7, 2010 - 1:30 am

Your flash work is amazing, so balanced and even. I’m totally jealous!

Jenn & Marcello’s Philly Wedding

Jen, my wife and assistant, and I had another great time at a wedding.
Jenn and Marcello’s wedding was awesome!  I was a little nervous about a November wedding in Pennsylvania, but the day couldn’t have been more perfect.  We had the great ambiance of autumn with the beautiful leave colors without the normal freezing weather.

We started at Jenn’s parents’ house to photograph the getting ready images.  My mouth was watering at seeing the hoagie tray.

The ceremony was at the Maternity B.V.M. Church in Philadelphia:  http://www.maternitybvm.catholicweb.com/

The reception was at Arthur’s Catering in Southampton: http://www.arthursbycolleen.com/

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The adorable flower girls!

Hoagies!

It's not a Philly wedding without hoagies!

Jenn was an amazing, beautiful bride!

Jenn was an amazing, beautiful bride!

The Bridesmaids.

The Bridesmaids.

Marcello tries to remain serious, but Jenn can

Marcello tries to remain serious, but Jenn can't help but smile!

The groomsmen all look up to Marcello.

The groomsmen all look up to Marcello.

Great couple!

Great couple!

Jenn and the kids from the wedding.

Jenn and the kids from the wedding.

It was like a beauty pageant!

It was like a beauty pageant!

Great times!

Great times!



Thanks for letting Jen and I take part in your special day!


Please contact me here: CONTACT Chris

Keli - November 15, 2009 - 8:10 pm

I really like the one of all the guys together. All great shots!

admin - November 15, 2009 - 8:13 pm

Thanks, Keli!

Michael Andreano - November 15, 2009 - 8:17 pm

Every wedding album needs a shot of a pile of hoagies!

Jennifer Merrone - November 15, 2009 - 11:01 pm

Chris we could not have asked for a better photographer. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for capturing our special day!!!

Chrissy Devlin - November 15, 2009 - 11:31 pm

Great Pictures. That BFF sure was magnificent! The MOH wasn’t bad either.

MOH - November 16, 2009 - 10:43 am

Love Love Love the pictures. Shawn loves the one with the guys and my favorites are the girls on the bridge. Everyone looks great. Jenn with the kids and the flower girls. I showed everyone in the office the pics. Can’t wait to see all of them. The hoagie picture was so funny and came out great too!

Syed - November 20, 2009 - 11:58 am

Beautiful images !!! Love the one with the bride and the kids : )

Kia Gregory - November 24, 2009 - 2:27 am

Great photo of the bride and groom at the altar. SElective focus on him then her! Love it!

Lacy - January 6, 2010 - 7:23 pm

AWESOME!! I love the picture of the bride with the little one’s 🙂 adorable!

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