Lantern Fest: York

In late July I had the opportunity to photograph another LanternFest, this time in York, PA. I took Ari along for the exhilarating experience.

My 3 Suggestions for Attending a LanternFest:

❉ Explore getting cheaper tickets on Groupon or Living Social.

❉  The lantern lightening takes places after sunset but I suggest getting there early, after the gates open to soak up the vibes, take advantage of the kids activities (face painting, costumed characters & bouncy houses) and make amores. 

❉  Hang out after all the lanterns are in the air until the traffic out of the event location eases up. 

Philadelphia Lantern Festival

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot portraits at the philadelphia Lantern Festival last week. It was a magical experience, worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime. Words can't describe the awe and reverence of the event. 

My friend Abena, came along to be my "model" and while shooting at dark without a flash in order to retain the ambient light was a challenge, I am proud of the photos.