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Let’s see. There was fire, the wheel, sliced bread, the combustible engine and the wall album. That’s about right. If I were asked to list the great discoveries or inventions in humankind this is what I’m going with. Who can argue with me. Maybe we could slice our own bread but I’m not sure I want to live in that world.

I know for a fact newlyweds can’t live without our new wall album. All right that might have been a shallow plug for a new product but we are seriously excited by this concept. Bob and I rolled this out at a recent bridal expo. It’s a 30 by 40 canvas gallery wrap. It’s called a wall album because it’s basically a wedding album on one print. It’s the best of an album without the hassle of dragging out an album when you want to look at your pictures.

It has roughly 30  images from the wedding laid out in a timeline to tell the story of the wedding day. It was a massive hit at the expo. So does this replace the album? Probably not. We think you should get both! 😉


When Bob and I shoot a wedding, we are always looking for a free 10 minutes before all the guests are arriving and the reception starts. We use that time to grab detail shots. All weddings are loaded with these little details – the cake, place settings, tables numbers, favors, etc…

The bride and groom usually go through a lot of trouble to find unique ways that tell a little bit about themselves. At times it can be a little like a treasure hunt for us because some are understated while others are a bit more easy to spot. Kristina and Ren were not that hard to spot. The Beatles fans had a theme and a color scheme that were as unique as they were easy to find, but the presentation and attention to … well detail … was something  we both appreciated. Here are a few shots from the reception at Elmhurst Country Club.

This past weekend was one of the most important of the year for Two Sticks Studios, and we didn’t take more than a dozen photos. It was the fall bridal expo at the Scranton Cultural Center. It’s a rare chance to put our work in front of a couple hundred brides. Now we get most of our work through the kind words of past clients who recommend us to friends, but wedding shows are an important part of marketing for us. We get to spend time with other wedding vendors, like caterers and florists and we get to meet brides to be – many of whom are getting their first chance to talk to the people who will do their photos, food, flowers and everything else you can think of. Needless to say, it can be a little overwhelming.

It also gives Bob and I a chance to showcase our newest products and some of our favorite prints – not to mention our building skills. (I’ll get to that in another post)

Maybe the biggest hit as far as we were concerned was the wall album.  People really seemed to go nuts for it. You can see it in the pictures below. It’s the piece below the Two Sticks logo. It’s a 30-by-40 print that we design and follows the timeline of the wedding day from the very beginning to the end of the reception. It’s a snapshot of the day and a great way to keep all your memories in one place and fresh in your mind. There was a real buzz about it. I seriously can’t remember how many people came up and asked about it and how many really nice things people had to say. It’s great anytime you can offer something that people really connect with. Anyway, here are a few shots from the show.

  • November 18, 2012 - 2:30 am

    michael meeks - Great looking booth. I just stumbled on your site as I was looking through google checking out other bridal show booths. Really like the wall album idea too. Good work!ReplyCancel

    • November 20, 2012 - 1:58 pm

      chadsebring - Hey Michael,
      Thanks for the compliment. We went through some of the stuff on your site. You’re doing nice work. Keep it up.ReplyCancel

Our devoted readers will remember the unforgettable Kristina and Ren. We did their engagement photos earlier this year with a decidedly Beatles and post-Beatles feel. There were some shots in a strawberry field and some done with our fearless couple as a band on the run. It’s hard to think of another engagement shoot that was as much fun.

Not surprisingly, the wedding was a pretty good time, too. There was plenty of Beatles music filling the ballroom at the Elmhurst Country Club, which was a gracious host and one that was forced to scramble a little when the weather didn’t cooperate. They did a great job. A little rain wasn’t stopping this party. The whole day had a great vibe  – thanks to Kristina and Ren. They’re a great couple, and if you ask me, they have great taste in music.

Thanks guys! Here are some shots from the party.


Well, senior portrait season is in full swing and the color of choice this year … purple. At least that’s what it was for LaBrae, a Scranton Prep senior and member of the girls baskettball team. I swear the girl bleeds purple.

Her mom wanted some photos that would be different from the traditional stuff you might see. Roger that! Except Bob and I didn’t really have to do too much. LaBrae and her mom had it all worked out. After some outdoor photos, we would do some photos in the locker room at Prep, and as far as the wardrobe, they had it covered. Did they ever. These are some of my favorite photos because they really are pretty unique and LaBrae had the right attitude. She knows what she wanted and went for it. She was such a beautiful and confident young lady. It was a pleasure getting to spend a couple hours getting to know her and grab some photos we hope she and her family will have forever.

Also, we did another video and the buzz it is creating is really great to see. I think you’re going to start seeing these a lot more.

For fast loading, here’s the low res.

Below is the high res.

And here are a few photos from the shoot.

Just so you know, I’m writing this only for people who live in creepy caves in the mountains outside of Portland. You know who you are. Because I’m guessing you’re the only ones who haven’t heard that Two Sticks had its first Electric City cover this week. We’re kind of a big deal. It featured the beautiful Kristin Brooks in a classy German outfit. Oh yeah! The cover story was about Pa Oktoberfest at Mohegan Sun – an event that’s turning into a ridiculously good late summer, early fall party.

Anyway, more about us. The shoot was done on top of the Times Building downtown. The location is just crazy with the views over the valley – even if it was a little windy. I’m pretty sure a lot of famous photographers got their start shooting EC covers so look for really big things from us. Just to recap, we had Kristin, a classy German outfit and a view that’s tough to beat. Yeah, my job sucks. Ha! Jeez, I almost forgot to mention the television commercials that we shot as well. OK, so it’s the same link as the one above, but I really wanted to make sure you saw it. Thanks to my good friend Eric Toffey for inviting me to shoot the photos and commercial. Any time you need EC help brother, let me know.

Here are a few of the shots how they appeared in promotional material and ads.