It’s St. Paddy’s Day, not St. Patty’s Day!

Megan and I started celebrating one of her favorite holidays early last weekend and spent Thursday and Friday at a very cool store in Lancaster City, Tellus360. The store makes and sells furniture made from reclaimed wood, Irish antiques, and eco friendly gifts. In addition to being a super cool store, they also host some awesome events. Many of the people that work at Tellus360 came to Lancaster from Ireland so it was a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (P.S. If I learned nothing else there, it would be that the shortened version of the holiday is St. Paddy’s Day, not St. Patty’s Day!).

On Thursday night we attended their Irish Movie Night which featured a documentary about Duffy’s Cut. Duffy’s Cut is the story of 57 Irish men who lost their lives in 1832 while building mile 59 of the Philadelphia to Columbia railroad. Only seven of their bodies have been found as of today. It was a very moving story and one that the guys at Tellus360 feel very strongly about. To learn more about Duffy’s Cut or how to help to find the remaining 50 men, check out their blog here.

On Friday night we had the pleasure of watching an Irish dancing performance by The Hooley School of Irish dance. The girls did a great job and Meg even had a chance to learn some steps in a quick group tutorial.

Both nights I was able to help and work alongside a friend of ours, Chet, who owns his own production company- Chetroy Productions. He asked me if I wanted to shoot for him Thursday night because he would be shooting video and didn’t have that much time to take photographs himself, so I jumped on the opportunity to help him out and shoot a different type of event. Check out his website here: Chetroy Productions. Looking forward to more great collaborations with Chet in the future. This was also the first time I used my new Nikon D700 camera and it performed absolutely amazing, especially in low light, and I can’t wait to use it for some upcoming engagement sessions and weddings.

All in all, it was a great weekend filled with food, drinks, friends both old and new, and some pretty awesome shots! Enjoy!

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