Sunday Links


Did We Shoot You This Week

Sorry for the sporadic posts this week, I had a couple family emergencies and they occupied a lot of my time. Everyone is OK now. Thanks to my editors and photographers who picked up my slack this week. Let’s see where your photo landed this week. If you don’t spot it it could still appear in Philly Mag.

Thanks to PhillyChitChat’s Talya Hailey for shooting Career Wardrobe’s Hope’s Night Out at Moore College of Art on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Check out her photos at Philly Style Magazine.
I photographed the Summer of Voices Gala by the Voice Foundation, which is located right here in Philadelphia. CBSPhilly
Andre Flewellen photographed Theatre Exile’s new home in South Philly, where the Avalon and Ferko String Band members performed.
I photographed DeSean’s Jackson’s “Welcome Home” party at Stratus Lounge. Philly Voice Philly Style and CBS Philly. There’s still more to write and I’ll have additional shots on PCC this week, and a column in Philly Mag with an unpublished photos including of two surprise guests in September’s issue ie meaning they’re not mentioned anywhere else, and since I was the only “media” photographer this secret could probably keep.)
Amber Hikes, Amy Needle, Miguel Martinez-Valle, Steven Humes, Vanyah Harrigan, and Julia Morales – Diner en Blanc Preview Party. I still have photos to be published on ChitChat this week. But here are some from Philly Voice and CBS Philly
Drexel Square Park – CBSPhilly , Philly Style Magazine

Thanks and have a great day. See you this week as I photograph Wizard World, today, then at the end of the week the Rittenhouse Ball ie The Ball on the Square, which is the unofficial end of the Spring Social Season, and the beginning of my staycation. I do have another week of great events, and am available for booking in July, August and I am starting to book up in the Fall. Stay in touch every hour of the day as I tweet life and Instagram it.


Happy Halloween Week – Plus this weeks Links to Parties You Might Have Attended

Hey it’s Sunday, and rainy so let’s catch up on parties the Philly Chit Chat team photographed this week.



This year The Arthritis Foundation has launched the Bone Bash a Halloween Fundraiser for Arthritis across all their branches, but I’m sure no one had the perfect location to hold theirs as we did at our own bone museum, the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

CBS Philly Bone Bash

The Bone Bash

After the Bone Bash last Friday night, I was enticed by the tunes I heard coming from the Barnes Museum, which is fairly close to my house. I remembered they were hosting their quarterly Young Friends event, this one was to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the museums new location.

It’s always a great time, and crowded with ticket prices at a reasonable $35  with a cash bar and snacks to buy. Mole Street Entertainment provides the music and their DJ and bands always pack the floor.

Young Friends at Barnes Museum

RUSH ART Philly with The Simmons brothers on PSM

AACR Party with a Purpose CBS Philly

Philly Style Mag

Philadelphia Hospitality Honors Paul R. Levy At 2017 Vision For Philadelphia Award Gala

CBS Philly AKA Opening

PSM Photos of AKA Opening

Jeff Erb and friends first outing with an upscale, fun interactive masquerade party was a huge success. I was really impressed that people dressed to the nines to
attend the event. I’m going to write more about this party on PCC this week.

CBS Philly Shadow And Flame Presents Prospero’s Ball At Fringearts’ La Peg

PHOTOS: Prospero’s Ball at La Peg- Metro Philly

Have I mentioned how much I love working with CBS3Philly. I got to go shoot a day of activities with some of the cast of Superior Donuts.

PHOTOS: Stars From The CBS Hit Comedy ‘Superior Donuts’ Visit CAPA And Factory Donuts

All next week I’ll be posting more photos from Halloween parties and other events happening around town, plus some interesting gossip, engagements & weddings


That Meatball Contest Controversy, and Pixs & Links to Media Placements This Week

That Meatball Contest Controversy, and Pixs & Links to Party Pics This Week

Hello gorgeous Sunday. GET OUT, really today is probably the last really nice weekend day of summer before Wednesday’s cold front comes through. The Social Season is winding down; PhillyChitChat was out and about shooting a lot of fun events which happened this week. If I photographed you towards the end of the week, your link will be here next Sunday or follow me on Social Media and find the link there. Let’s check out a few photos, followed by a link to additional photos.

SUNDAY: Taproom on 19th Meatball and Gravy Contest, not so much gravy judging though. Good thing cause one contestant told me she dropped her gravy slow cooker on the way to setting up


The judges in the Meatball Gravy Contest

Charles Roxland‘s meatballs came in 2nd

Winner Jena Leigh Lucas won with her tradition pork, veal & beef, gluten free bread crumbs. She told me the recipe was from her mom who got it from her Nonna, and each women added their own ingredients to make it special. Originally it was a DEAD HEAT between the first and second winner, but I told the judges of her sweet story, and about the cute apron she wears while cooking. The apron was created by her Nonna when she was a little girl.

South Philly’s Jennifer “Fear” Zavala , and her son at the Taproom on 19th Meatball Contest last week. Jennifer created a delicious chick pea meatball, which wreaked havoc with the old school meatball lovers of South Philly. Some people went as far as to assume Jen’s meatball won the contest and began blowing up the internet. I guess all gals with tattoos look alike?  Mary Sellers was MAD AND LET US ALL KNOW ABOUT IT ON HER ZAGAT REVIEW

– Mary Sellers (left this on Zagat under Taproom on 19 s review)


Check out Victor Fiorillo’s column for more deets and

Tune into Fox 29 Monday to find out what happened at @taproomon19th Meatball/Gravy Challenge?
@foxyladychef & @missmalloryknox will be on @mikejerrick@alexholleytv@fox29philly 8:30 Monday ! #meatballmadness#basicbitch

Plus Check out CBSPhilly for photos from the contest



Monday night I attended another in a series of author/panel conversations of the Arts + Business Council of Philadelphia. This one was Turning Big Orgs into Lean Startups with Eric Ries + Adam GrantWrestlingIt was held Monday night at the Prince Theater, and was well attended. Usually they’re held during the morning hours before people head to work. I think A+B might now consider mixing them up holding them both in the morning and in the evening. The ticket price is always reasonable, usually about $35 to attend, and the event is between 2 and 3 hours long. There is a higher VIP price, which includes a meet & greet with the author, receiving a book and getting it signed.

Dane Copeland, Karin Copeland, executive director of the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Jason Whitelock (Get to know Karin)

During the VIP on Monday night there was a performance by Ballet X, a partner of A+B. BalletX is Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, who perform at the Wilma Theater at Broad and Spruce. Their season kicks off November 29. Wrestling
Eric Ries signs his latest book for a fan
The doors opened up and the crowds were ready to be schooled. Check out additional photos at CBSPhilly

Komen Philadelphia’s Annual Pink Tie Gala, this year’s them was The Great Gatsby’s. What a great event, and theme. I’m going to write a longer piece on the event to showcase the decor and the smartly dressed guests.

Philly Style Magazine
Philly Metro Online


CureDuchenne | Finding a cure for Duchenne  
Saturday night PhillyChitChat’s Andre Flewellen photographed Blingo, a blinged out fundraiser for Duchenne, muscular dystrophy is fatal muscle disease that usually affects young boys.

I headed there after photographing Komen’s Pink Tie Gala just in time to photograph the last two Blingo games. Blingo is played just like bingo, but all the prizes are gift certificates, or blingy jewelery. Here’s sponsor Geno Vento pulling balls to determine the next winner

Farah Hassanbhai-Kapoor and Rahul Kapoor

Farah wants me to remind you to save the date for the 125th Anniversary of the Reading Terminal Market

Lucie Walker, Maria Kent and Sarah Bryns flank former Eagles player Tra Thomas

Decor by Ann Catania, Creative Director of Ten Pennies.
Philly Style Magazine

Philly Metro Online

Philadelphia Theater Company Presents Wrestling Jerusalem By Aaron Davidman
October 18 – November 5, 2017

I headed to the opening night after party which was held in the theater lobby

Paige Price, artistic director at the Philadelphia Theatre Co. and Aaron Davidman. writer and performer of WRESTLING JERUSALEM

Check out party photos in CBSPhilly

Check back next Sunday for more party links, and every day on PhillyChitChat for events happening near you.