Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Christine & Mike's Baby Bump

In 2008, we photographed Christine and Mike's wedding.  Two years later, we photographed Mike's sister's wedding.  And this year, the family was back for photos of Christine and Mike's baby bump!  

And here they are two years later!

We're lucky enough to have an original Banksy piece right in our neighborhood.  Might as well make some use of it!

Hello Darling Bouquet of the Day

This past Sunday we photographed Hello Darling's Bouquet of the Day at Macy's downtown.  Hello Darling revealed this beautiful piece for the Macy's Flower Show to get all of us excited for spring!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Brides and Blooms at The Intercontinental Hotel

This past Wednesday Gerber + Scarpelli had the extreme pleasure of being a part of the Brides and Blooms Bridal Show! It was great to see all of our Wedding Industry friends as well as meet some lovely perspective clients. Check out some of the pictures below!

Here are the amazing vendors who participated in this amazing event!
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Ave
Planning: Simply Perfect by Melissa Phillips
Decor: Heffernan Morgan
Music: Becca Kaufman
Wedding Gowns: Belle Vie
Video: Poetic Productions
Hair and Makeup: Beauty on Call
Catering: Intercontinental Hotel
Stationary: Erickson Designs
Linens: BBJ
Cakes: Take the Cake
Sweets: Katherine Anne Confections
See even more pictures here!

Thanks everyone for coming out to see us!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

G+S at the Brides and Blooms show at The Intercontinental

Come on down and see us tomorrow, March 23rd, at the Intercontinental on Michigan Ave for the Brides and Blooms Bridal Show! The show runs from 6-9 and all of your favorite G+S peoples will be hanging out, showing work, making pictures and generally having a great time! Hope to see you there!

Emily Nash

We recently had the pleasure of photographing Emily Nash.  Emily began her violin studies at the age of 7.  She received her Bachelors of Music as a violin performance major from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign while studying with Simin Ganatra.  Last summer she was Senior Violin Instructor for the Illinois Summer Youth Music Program and was a chamber music coach at the Allerton Chamber Music Festival.  Emily is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Violin Performance studying with Almita Vamos at Northwestern University.

We wish Emily all the best on her journey to become 1st violin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Monday, March 14, 2011

Engagement Session with Jessica, Seth and Tru

Don't get us wrong - we love Chicago.  But every now and then we get the opportunity to do a photo shoot in somewhere different.  Jessica and Seth asked us to come out to Barrington and introduced us to Jessica's horse Tru. Isn't it so romantic?! The sun setting on the snow, a black horse and an amazing couple!

The couple met in South Africa and are getting married in the Tiffany Garden next year.  We can't wait for their wedding!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bridal Show at the Murphy Auditorium

Yesterday, the 10th, Gerber and Scarpelli participated in a wonderful bridal show at the Murphy Auditorium! The space was decked out to the nines by Frost Lighting, Kloekner Floral, BBJ Linens. There were delicious treats courtesy of Berghoff as well as wonderful tunes provided by the lovely Mary Nisi of Toast and Jam. All in all we got to see some of our industry friends (and photo bomb Shutterbooth's Photobooth!!!) and talk to some fabulous brides. As far as Thursday nights go, it was hard to beat that one! Check out some pics below!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Baby Session Gift Certificates

As if you haven't seen enough baby portraits on our blog lately - here is one more to give you the Wednesday afternoon "awwwww!"

We just started a new gift certificate special: $250 for a gift certificate for a baby portrait session!  This includes the session, web hosting, and a DVD of web optimized images.

These are great for mother's day presents, and even wedding presents (they're going to have a baby at some point, right?) - they don't expire!  Send us an email if you'd like one!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More babies - can't get enough!

If our last post didn't convince you to book a baby session or get a gift certificate, how about this one.  So cute, right?

You know what's not cute?  Putting any old hat on any old grown up and taking photos of them sleeping.  Unless they're still in college, then it might be funny for a minute, but really, it's just not cute.

Babies on the other hand, always look cute in hats and always look cute sleeping!  Maybe you have a bun in the oven, maybe you have a sleeping baby right now, or maybe you know someone that does.  Either way, make sure these moments don't pass you by - we're here to help!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Introducing - Chromaluxe

Here at Gerber and Scarpelli we're constantly striving to be ahead of the curve when it comes to new ways to displaying your memories. Well, we've just had a major breakthrough with Chromaluxe! By using a process known as heat sublimation or thermal printing we're able to create an amazingly sharp and poppy "print" on a durable piece of board. The image comes out with a depth that, until now, we've never seen. The benefits are it can never be scratched off the board and with a UV coating it will resist fading so it will look great hanging on your walls for years to come. We're offering this brand new product at an introductory price of $250 for a 20x24. This truly needs to be seen to be believed so come and pick out your Chromaluxe panel, now! After all, your anniversary is right around the corner!

Who doesn't love babies?!

Last week, we were lucky enough to photography the precious baby Ava.  Isn't she just adorable?

Though we'd like to think those cute little chubby cheeks never get old - they do!  Make sure you get some photos of your little mini-me before he or she starts piercing their nose or refuses to be seen with you in public.

If you don't have a baby yet, we have gift certificates for photography sessions so your loved ones with children can have photos of their little cutie.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Knot: Ultimate Wedding Lookbook

We are so honored to be in The Knot's new wedding look book!  The book has nearly 300 pages of photo layouts to inspire for every facet of your wedding - from stationary to flowers to the dress to the cake.  You can also browse by color!  It's such a beautiful book - you really should check it out! 
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