Sayre High School Prom with The Camera’s Eye

We were busy, busy, busy at The Camera’s Eye this past weekend shooting TWO major events – A Knight for a Princess (2015 and 2014, previously) and the Sayre High School prom!

As with any prom shoot, I LOVE seeing what everyone is wearing! Take a look yourself…oh, and there might be a few photos of me in there as well 🙂

Thanks to Sayre for letting The Camera’s Eye capture your 2016 prom! I had a blast!


A Knight for a Princess at The Epiphany School

A few weeks ago, The Camera’s Eye photographed an event that is near and dear to my heart. Every spring, The Epiphany School in Sayre, PA, holds an event called “A Knight for a Princess.” And no, that’s not a misspelling – it does take place at night, but it is also an event full of royal luxury! Velvet ropes, a drawbridge, food almost too pretty to eat…I’ll let the pictures tell the tale:





Girls in grades K-8 attend the event with their fathers, their effective knights for the evening – and beyond. More than just a night out, the event is devoted to the idea that your dad is the one who shows you how men should treat you right. These lovely ladies and their dads dressed to match the part – tiaras, corsages, the whole nine yards:

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Could these guys be any prouder of their girls? I’ve been photographing this event for all eight years of its existence, back when it started with first-graders. That makes this year especially poignant, since some of the beautiful young ladies graduating from eighth grade were also in attendance eight years ago – and arrived in high style this year!


A few of them spoke about what the event means to them, and they were NOT shy about sharing what they learned. One explained that going to this dance every year with her dad definitely raised her standards. Another added that whoever it she ends up with, he “has to be able to dance.”  Good life lesson, don’t you think?




A big thank you to Sister Anne Quigley and the rest of the organizers and participants for letting me share in this event year after year! I can’t get over how much everyone involved loves being there.

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It’s always fun to dress up for any reason but what I love about “A Knight for a Princess” is that these girls and their dads are spending time together, and everyone truly loves it!





First Communion at The Church of the Epiphany

Springtime is here! The flowers are finally starting to bloom and we are packed with events to photograph – proms, senior sessions and, of course, The First Holy Communion at The Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, PA. On the first Saturday of each May, the children of Epiphany Parish receive the sacrament of First Communion, and I’ve had the honor of photographing candids and portraits for them for several years now.Card Front

This year, 18 children celebrated this sacrament, a mix of second graders from The Epiphany School and children from public school who are a part of the Sunday religious education program, taught by parent volunteers John and Cathy Moliski.

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Holy Communion is a huge milestone for families and kids alike. Dressed all in white, the children receive the Body of Christ for the first time, along with a special set of rosary beads, traditionally handed down from a relative.  At The Church of the Epiphany, this event is organized by Sister Anne Quigley, who has taught for over 25 years at The Epiphany School, and presided over by Reverend Andrew Hvozdovic, who celebrated his Silver Anniversary last year. Clearly, we are a set of seasoned veterans here. I still have my own set of rosary beads from my First Communion at this same church, along with a tiny crystal set given to me by my aunt!

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In addition to portraits, The Camera’s Eye offers customized necklaces and personalized thank you cards to commemorate this special day.

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For even more photos, check out the candids courtesy of Dr. Rick Rilloraza, one of the proud parents!

The Camera’s Eye is looking forward to more events celebrating growth, change, and renewal as we dive into spring and summer!

Another Word for “Handsome”: The Camera’s Eye at Sayre Prom

Last weekend was prom for Sayre High School! It’s a big weekend for the kids, who looked glamorous, and, as always, a huge, fun event for The Camera’s Eye.

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I’ve been shooting the Sayre prom for over 10 years now, and I dig working with these kids. So spontaneous and refreshing! I book directly with the class president – this year, it was Nate Williams, a standup guy. The theme was Central Park, with lots of greenery and pastels.

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So is it all work for us when we’re shooting the Sayre prom? Not hardly! Sure, we’re there to take these memorable photos, but we find ways to have fun ourselves. Trust me, we DO notice what you wear! My staff and I always run a quiet little “favorite dress” and “favorite tux” contest amongst ourselves. I LOVE seeing the new colors that girls show up in every year.

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And if you’ve been there, you know – I have an undying love of shoes, and I will definitely ask to see your shoes – guys and girls alike! Besides that, I love telling the kids how fab they look! Like telling the guys that they look dapper and hearing them go, “Uh…that’s a good thing, right?”

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And of course – what would prom be without some dancing? We always ask the kids to teach us one of the dances from the dance floor. This year it was “The Dougie,” which is NOT, as I learned, an easy dance. One kid even YouTubed it for me on the spot and, as much as I tried, I couldn’t get it! Suppose that’s why it’s best to leave the dancing up to the Sayre students and the photography up to me.

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And of course, what would Sayre prom be without my own number one date – my mom! I don’t know what I’d do without her as a core member of the team. Hopefully she can teach me how to Dougie before next year’s Sayre High School prom rolls around.

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