• 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.

I Shot Pete & Lenny Then I Shot With Pete!

I was down in Virginia to shoot Pete and Lenny’s engagement pictures at the Army Navy Country Club in Fairfax. It was overcast and I saw a little snow, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time and getting some great shots. Here are some shots from the day.

Then on Sunday I went with Pete to the NRA gun range and we shot his new DPMS.
Here is a target from the shoot. Pete, I think you need to calibrate your sight, it shoots to the left. 🙂

Becky and Chris Engagement Pictures

Sarah from Northampton Coin and Jewelry sent me another great couple to get their free engagment pictures taken. We spent some time at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. It was a little chilly, but Becky and Chris were able to cozy up by the fire when we went inside.

Visit Sarah at Northampton Coin & Jewelry for great personal attention and a great selection of jewelry.

The website for Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Please contact me at 610-776-7145 or here: CONTACT Chris

Syed - February 24, 2009 - 10:49 am

awesome photos dude!!

Thanks for your comment. Rock on..

Advertising Photography at Clark Media

I spent the day a few weeks ago shooting video camera, audio and video systems for my good friends at Clark Media. They are using the images for some upcoming advertisement.

Here are some samples:

If you are in need of video production and/or video equipment rentals contact Clark Media at:
Clark Media

Documenting vs. Capturing Emotion

Over the holidays, Jen, Zoe, Anna and I were in Virginia visiting my sister, her husband and my new niece. After Christmas we went to my cousin Emily’s new house to visit with more cousins and other relatives. It was fun getting together with everyone and talking and running around with all our kids.

My cousin Emily and her husband, Steve, got married in April of 2008. She and my aunt had asked me separately to shoot her wedding. I politely declined, because I wanted to enjoy myself at the wedding and hang out with my family. I didn’t want to miss having fun by worrying if I got the shots that I needed to get. Of course I brought my camera and took tons of pictures. One of my favorites was from the end of the day. Someone noticed that there was still a bunch of fake rice that wasn’t thrown on the couple at the church. So we all made a circle around them and starting throwing the rice. I immediately grabbed my camera and starting shooting, because I noticed what was going on. Emily and Steve were in the moment. They weren’t posing or feeling shy because all the attention was one them. They were genuinely having a great time with their family and friends all around them.

The photographer that they hired didn’t get the shot. Don’t get me wrong. Their photographer did an adequate job. He got the “must have” pictures throughout the day. But I think he missed a lot of the emotion that was all around throughout the day.

I was reminded of this when Emily’s father pointed out that from the hundreds of pictures that were taken of the bride and groom throughout their wedding day, mine was the only one that they had on display and in a prominent location on their mantle. It was the one that caught the emotion of the day.

Thanks Emily and Steve for the great wedding! We have to visit more often!


Javajem - January 15, 2009 - 9:51 am

Fantastic shots! I’m glad you were able to capture that special moment 🙂

EMily - January 15, 2009 - 11:52 am

My cousin, Chris is a wonderful photographer. He’s right, our favorite pictures are the ones he took pictured above. If you’re looking for someone who can capture the essence of your day without being posed, he’s your photographer.

You won’t regret hiring him.

RHoney - February 9, 2009 - 12:51 pm

Hi Chris, you sre so right about capturing the emotion and not just the ‘must have’ shots – good job! I also totally agree about not shooting friends/families weddings, it’s nice to be a guest for a change. Rebecca

Pam Breese - February 9, 2009 - 3:42 pm

You make a great point. That was a wonderful compliment that you received! Sometimes those are the best comliments. I would love to go into client’s homes to see what they have on display!

Sam - February 9, 2009 - 6:22 pm

You captured great shots!! Always sooo nice to see real emotion! I wish they were BIGGER though – maybe I’m just going blind!!

Christopher Elston Photography - February 10, 2009 - 7:42 am

You can click on any images on my blog to view them bigger! Thanks for the comments!

mark byrne - February 11, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Its the difference between hiring a photographer and a great photographer – you got the shot.
Great images, they really show the joy of the moment.

Amy - February 11, 2009 - 7:41 pm

you are so right! you captured great emotion!

New DVD Wedding Image Slideshow

I’m offering new DVD slide shows.
The DVD contains a slide show of all the images from your wedding with music that you provide me.
Here is a short sample from Michelle & PJ’s wedding.

Michelle & PJs Wedding from Christopher Elston on Vimeo.

And here is a great letter I got from Michelle and PJ:
“We hired Chris as our photographer for our July 2008 wedding. After searching and searching through many photographers, we were pleased when we finally met Chris. He was so nice and we felt extremely comfortable around him. Chris did an amazing job with our engagement session, and I could hardly wait to see what he captured on our wedding day. On our special day, Chris and his wife Jen, completely exceeded our expectations. They were so much fun and added to the excitement of our day. Chris tailored a package just for us, and the results were outstanding! Our album and wedding DVD were gorgeous. We have gotten so many complements on the beauty and uniqueness of our photos. We couldn’t be more pleased with the way Chris captured every important and tender moment of the most important day of our lives.” Michelle and P.J. Yoder”

Thanks Guys!

Kim - February 9, 2009 - 1:54 pm

Very nice images and I love the slide show. Great job capturing the excitement of this couples wedding day!

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