Bethlehem, PA’s Team Identity on Disney’s “Make Your Mark!”; Results show 8 pm tonight!; portrait photography by Tracy Bodeo

Last month I was contacted by one of Disney’s advertising agencies to set up a portrait session with Team Identity, a Bethlehem, PA dance crew who was auditioning for Disney Channel’s “Make Your Mark!”  Kids from across the country submit videos of themselves dancing, with the hopes of making it as one of the top 6 finalists.  The top 6 are invited out to California to compete live on the show.  Team Identity consists of three amazing, self-taught, hip-hop, teen dancers from right here is the Lehigh Valley.  In September, after submitting several audition videos, Team Identity‘s Xavier, Jay & Faustino were notified that would be heading out to CA as one of the 6 finalists! The formal announcement was made in Bethlehem’s Liberty High School!

This past Friday night, October 19th, 2012, Team Identity, along with 5 other dance groups, competed on “Make Your Mark!” by performing two different dances.  The first dance was the dancer’s own original choice.  The second dance was based on a theme and the dancers were aided by (So You Think You Can Dance’s) choreographer Chris Scott.  All 6 dance groups did a nice job with both dances, but I definitely thought Team Identity was the best!

At the end of the show, after the three judges conferred, it was revealed that Team Identity was one of the three groups chosen to come back to the results show tonight, Sunday, October 21st!  They looked so happy and excited when the announcement was made!  The voting could then begin.  Each of the 3 groups was assigned a phone number and you could call, text or vote online for at least two hours after the show.  The three remaining finalists will come back to the results show tonight and the big winner will be revealed!  Go Team Identity!  My family voted as much as possible and I really hope they got the votes they deserve from everyone else to win.

Team Identity was the only group of the six that has not received formal dance training.  Their self-developed talent and love of dance brought the crew together and made them the awesome group they are.  They are hard workers who dance in the hallways of school or in random outdoor spaces, instead of in a studio with dance instructors and choreographers. This makes me hope they win this thing even more!

I also want to add that not only are Jay, Faustino and Xavier of Team Identity incredible dancers, but they are really nice guys.  It was a pleasure to work with them during our portrait session and so exciting to hear the news that they were finalists on the show!  Here are a few of the images from our session:

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Fun at the Fetching Pet Portraits Fundraiser; tracy bodeo photography at AVH Veterinary Group

Our second annual Fetching Fundraiser took place at AVH Veterinary Group on February 5th, 2012.  The images were posted online shortly after the event, but I am still receiving the final choices of what to print by clients who purchased the portrait packages that raised money for the Center for Animal Health and Welfare.  In all, we raised $2003.00 for the Center, the majority of which came from the portraits, but an additional $400.00+ came from our raffle.  Several dogs from the Center were there to greet customers (in the hopes of finding their own homes) and AVH also ran a puppy playgroup during the event– what a crowd we had!  All the dogs who participated in the event seemed to have a great time!

Below are a few pictures taken during the event (courtesy of Bob Thompson) and then some of my favorite client portraits from the event.  Thank you to all these gorgeous dogs who helped raise money for the homeless animals at the shelter!

 

 

 

 

It’s time to book your Fetching Pet Portrait session to benefit the Center for Animal Health and Welfare; dog, cat and animal portraits by tracy bodeo photography

It’s almost here….  Our 2nd annual Fetching Pet Portrait Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2012.  This year we will also be having a free “puppy playgroup” and a raffle with lots of great prizes!  Portrait sessions are limited and will take place between 10 am – 4 pm.  All proceeds will benefit the animals at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare www.healthyanimalcenter.org.  The event will take place at AVH Veterinary Group http://www.avhvet.vetsuite.com/  (1027 Blue Valley Dr. Pen Argyl, PA 18072).  Call now to book your session– 610-863-7111.

Little Angels- newborn and children’s photography by Tracy Bodeo; Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown, Lehigh Valley portrait photographer

I just realized that I never posted any of the portraits I took of these beautiful little angels!  I was hired to do an on-location newborn and big sister session by the girls’ mom and we had a great time working both inside and out around their home.  My newborn sessions are almost always done on-location, in the baby’s home.  This allows both baby and mom to be comfortable and have all the necessary items at hand to keep baby happy.  Sessions often take two to three hours because of the all the feeding and diaper-changing involved, but it’s always worth the extra time and effort.

 

 

“You know you think I’m adorable!”:

Come to the Miller Heights Tricky Tray- Sat. April 9th, 2011; tracy bodeo photography gift certificates and other prizes!

UPDATE:  The Miller Heights Tricky Tray was a big success, raising a large chunk of cash for the school.  And with all the proposed budget cuts, every penny counts!  Thanks to all who came out to the event to show their support and thank you to all the volunteers who put forth such a tremendous effort to make the event successful.

Come to the Tricky Tray at Miller Heights Elementary School on April 9th, 2011 for a chance to win one of two tracy bodeo photography $50.00 gift certificates and many other great prizes.  This  event is one of the school’s biggest fundraisers and will run from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Winning tickets will be drawn and announced starting at 4:00 pm. 

Sneak Peek- Maternity Session; family photography in the Lehigh Valley by Tracy Bodeo

It was such a pleasure to meet this nice young couple.  They are both so excited about their upcoming new arrival.  I look forward to finding out all the details– boy? girl? tiny? chubby? — and their whole birthing story!  Here are a few images from the session….

Furever Fetching Pet Portraits by tracy bodeo photography

Now is a great time to get your furry, scaled or feathered family member photographed by tracy bodeo photography.  The colors of autumn look great with any dog in an outdoor on-location session.  Or perhaps you would like a portrait of your favorite feline on her cozy, comfy couch.  Either way I would be happy to create a furever fetching keepsake portrait featuring your beloved pet.   Want to see some recent work?  Please click here:  Furever Fetching Pet Portraits or here to see a video slide show , or visit my website www.tracybodeo.com and click on the pets gallery in the PORTRAIT GALLERIES section of the menu.

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End of Summer Outdoor Portrait Special

One 30-minute outdoor, on-location portrait session + one 11×14 print (or $40.00 print credit towards any other tbp products) for only $65.00!  Schedule your session before Sept. 21st, 2009. 

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