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John Schultz Headshots

John and I also go way back — he was in that same first class that Jillian Miller and I shared five years ago. John is an amazing actor, starring in many of Eastern University’s plays and performances over the years. A whiles back, John approached me about getting more up-to-date headshots taken so he can go out and get cast in other theatres. Well, he certainly didn’t need me to do that; he’s become quite the commodity in the greater Philadelphia area. But new headshots couldn’t hurt 🙂 It was fun working with John and I think we ended up with some pretty good shots. Enjoy!

Want more? Go to the Facebook album!


What I did this Summer…

Hello Everyone!

I know it has been a while since I last uploaded some of my photos, so I figured that instead of making a bunch of old posts that aren’t super relevant anymore, I would just throw a sample photo from each event in and link you to the facebook albums if you cared to see more.

This summer was a busy one. Lots of running around, trying to get my personal life in order. I had to find a new roommate, move out of my apartment, apply to graduate school, and deal with a car that chronically had something wrong with it. I’m glad to say that I did, eventually, find a roommate; we did, with much effort, find a new place to live; I was able to get into graduate school (I’m going to be a psychologist!); and, of course, my car still has problems. On the bright side, I’m glad to say that I am officially the staff photographer of Eastern University’s Fine and Performing Arts Division, so that means more dance, music, and theatre photos will be posted over the course of this year!

And now for the blog posts that should have gone up months ago…

Jessica Czop Headshots

I met Jess back in undergrad some three or four years ago. She happened to be the roommate of one of my co-workers. She was majoring in something biological during her time at school, but has since turned to acting. She must be doing well since she has her own IMDB page! I was thrilled when she told me she wanted me to do some new headshots for her! Maybe someday she’ll get famous and take me along with her…

Want to see more? Visit the album on Facebook.

DVDA’s “An Evening by the Lake”

This was an interesting show to shoot because I was actually in the wings taking these pictures. Standing amongst the dancers. Trying not to be in the way. It all turned out well, though, and the girls did a wonderful job! It was so cute seeing the little kids in their duckling costumes (not pictured above).

Want to see all of these pictures (including the ducklings)? Take a look at the albums on Facebook. There’s a total of three albums posted, so make sure you look at each one!

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Jillian Miller @ Chaplin’s Coffeehouse

Jillian and I go way back — to the very first class of our undergraduate careers. She is outstandingly talented and extremely passionate for music, which is obvious to anyone who hears her. This was her first coffeehouse in recent history and has been since invited to open for an act at another coffeehouse in Phoenixville. Hopefully she’ll keep at it — it won’t be long until she’s the headliner!

Want more Jillian? Take a look at the album posted on Facebook!


Beeeeeeeeeecause why not? Fun story: I was waiting for a client (photos to come soon) when I saw all these bees in these flowers. I was bored, so I decided to try to get some photos of the bees. I never tried to take a picture of something that small before with my 7D. My 30D always had trouble with it. Apparently the 7D was up to the task, so I got some awesome photos! Hopefully I’ll be out there again, trying to capture some more insects and flowers and whatnot. This was a lot of fun.

Want some more? Buzz on over to my Facebook page! haha, I’m funny…

Quick note about the next two: I just want to show you how high quality the 7D’s images are. I could crop closer if I wanted to, but I decided that the composition of the photo would get worse if I got any closer. Check that detail out! Wow! And I didn’t even do extra editing!

Caitie and Jason’s Engagement Photos

Remember these two? They’re the ones who first got engaged on stage. Naturally, that’s where we started on our shoot before heading outside. This was my first engagement photoshoot ever (wow). I think we did a good job! Congratulations you two!

For more photos, check out my Facebook page!

Dan Edwards’ Senior Photos

The second (and surprisingly last) senior portrait session of the season. Dan’s been a friend of mine for the past four years, so it was nice to be able to do this for him. Dan’s a bit of a jokester, so it was a little difficult to catch a photo of him when he wasn’t in the middle of telling a joke or laughing at one of mine. In the end, though, I think we were both happy with the results.

As always, you can find more photos on my Facebook page.

Kat Moorman’s Concert

Another end-of-the-year show, this one was presented by Kat Moorman. Much like a senior recital, Kat and her friends presented a variety of songs from different musicals. Kat has since graduated, but was an active member of the theatre department during her time at Eastern. You might remember her as the lead female character in Carousel. All proceeds from this concert went to charity.

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PALR 2011


It’s been a while since my last post. I’m glad to say that it’s because I’ve been so busy with new and exciting photoshoots! With that in mind, I’m going to keep my comments brief over the next few posts.

Before the school year ended, Eastern University’s Theatre Department put on one last show, featuring many never-before-seen pieces, written and directed by the students themselves. The night’s entertainment included poetry by two amazing student poets and short, interesting plays. Below I’ve included a photo from every play/poet. Enjoy!

Want to see more? Take a look at my Facebook album!

Baccalaureate 2011

Here are a few shots of Eastern University’s 2011 Baccalaureate ceremony. It was a beautiful event held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church that included messages from then soon-to-be graduates Jennifer Kane and Evan Kerstetter, a musical selection by the University Choir, a special musical selection by some of the graduating music majors, an address by Professor Van Weigel, and finally a candle -lighting ceremony to close (pictured above). Congratulations Class of 2011! You will be missed!

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Steve’s Headshots

This is my friend Steve. Steve is an up-and-coming actor and an active part of Eastern University’s Theatre department. Before the academic year came to a close, Steve snagged me for a photoshoot — just some stuff for his portfolio.

We had a really great time, travelling from Eastern into downtown Wayne, PA for some of the shots. We also had dinner at this place called “PB&U,” which features some really weird combinations of peanut butter sandwiches. I had one which was homemade peanut butter, honey, bananas, and bacon. Strangely enough, it wasn’t horrible. How cool is that?

If you want to see more photos of this guy, check out the album on my Facebook page!