Genie Lighting is a really unique local business located at 56 North Main St., Medford, NJ 08055 in the heart of Historic Medford Village. I’ve been driving by their gorgeous Victorian facade for years, and often thought of popping in, lured by the array of stunning lighting fixtures decorating their front porch. How could this place not be cool?
While I’ve been interested in stopping by for a few years, Genie Lighting has been a family-owned business for quite some time. Owned and founded by Lloyd Williams and the Williams family, Genie Lighting has been providing, producing and servicing lighting fixtures in Medford since 1967! While I enjoyed my visit & had the opportunity to photograph some really unique displays, what I saw is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Genie Lighting’s offerings.
The showroom at Genie Lighting is spacious, bright, and packed with amazing lighting fixtures, from lamps to chandeliers. If I tried, I wouldn’t even begin to be able to describe some of the cool fixtures I saw. My description just wouldn’t do the shop justice, but I’m sure that Molly, the showroom manager, would be very happy to give you a tour! When I first stopped in, Molly greeted me with a warm welcome, was kind enough to give me a terrific tour, and even sat down with me for a nice chat. She’s super friendly and knows a bunch about the business.
Some awesome copper lanterns occupy a special section in the back of the showroom. When Lloyd and his family founded Genie Lighting in the late 1960′s, they began to produce copper lanterns. Today, they supply lighting distributors throughout the United States. It was neat to take a peak into the workshop located on the premises and take a look at Lloyd doing what he does best!
An endless variety of chandeliers, sconces, and even lamp shades are just part of what they have available. Molly explained to me that they do repairs and have access to specialty items of all kinds. During my visit, a number of customers came in with specific needs, and the staff was quick to get them set up with exactly what they needed. Molly explained that they have a large network of lightings specialists with whom they can get into contact for just about anything. If they don’t offer something, they can likely point you in the right direction!
While the large selection of the bigger products was alluring, it was really the smaller details that tied things together and made the shop so inviting. There were fragrant candles, custom small finials, and even some really creative, decorative lamps.
Oh, I can’t help it… I have to admit that I got a bit over-zealous photographing the turtle lamps… most of them were Tiffany lamps. C’mon… they’re pretty cool!
Next time you’re in the area, I hope you will take a moment to swing by and see the folks at Genie Lighting. I’m sure they’ll give you a warm welcome, and you’ll have plenty of unique items to take a look at. Also, check them out online on their website or on Facebook!
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Laura is a friend of mine, and she’s super ambitious. Not only does she work as a settlement coordinator and real estate agent based in Cherry Hill, NJ, but she is also a graduate student at Temple University. In addition, she’s always kind enough to reach out to us for some professional photos of her listings. With so much going on, she decided to give me a ring and get some updated headshots.
It was great to see Laura, and we had a really good time at her photo session. She has a gorgeous smile and a terrific personality. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s very photogenic! Here’s some of the photos from our session!
Recently, we had a really unique opportunity to photograph a very special occasion… one that not everyone gets to see, let alone photograph! A friend of mine told me about her husband being sworn in as a judge in the Ocean County Courthouse in Ocean County, NJ, and she asked if we might be available to do photography for the ceremony. Absolutely! We were super happy to be able to capture the judge’s investiture ceremony, and it was an honor to be asked.
While it was definitely one of the more challenging ceremonies to photograph, she was super happy with the images we were able to come up with to memorialize the occasion! She mentioned that she and her family were amazed that we had not only captured moments, but we had caught ones with so much expression and emotion. I’m so glad we were able to do the event justice, and all the best to the newly sworn in judge! Here’s some of the shots from the ceremony & reception!
Main Street Cigars is just one of those cool places! Located at 7 South Main St., Medford, NJ 08055, it’s nestled right in the center of Historic Medford Village, and I was certainly glad to have the chance to stop in and say hello. Main Street Cigars is a full service cigar shop, and it features large private and public cigar smoking lounges as well as an assortment of high quality premium cigars at reasonable prices.
Appearances can be deceiving, but upon entering, I realized that this shop was much larger than it appeared from the outside. The shop actually features the largest humidor in South Jersey!
Another thing I quickly noticed when I photographed Main Street Cigars was the sheer variety of premium products they had. I obviously knew there was a huge selection of cigars by just looking around, but I gained an idea of just how great their selection was by hearing the customers popping in and out. Upon checking out, a few of the members smiled and remarked to me that this was the only place that carried just what they were looking for. Main Street Cigars are actually the only certified retailer of the exclusive Padron Cigars in South Jersey.
Being a guy, I find this sort of stuff pretty cool, and I can tell you that the smoking lounges were great! They had a really classy feel, and they were super spacious. It would definitely be a very cool place to kick back with some friends for a special occasion (like a bachelor party) or just in general to unwind.
Clad with leather furniture, the lounges are well appointed with large televisions, private humidors, and just about anything else that would make for a great spot to sit back and relax. They offer space for private parties, corporate events as well as bachelor parties.
If you’re in the area, or you might be looking for a unique spot for your next event, I suggest you stop by and check out Main Street Cigars right in the heart of Medford, NJ. You can also check them out on their website, blog, and Facebook page. Be sure to check these out, and if you happen to stop in, please let them know S18 Photography says hello!
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A few weeks back, Rosemary contacted us about getting some headshots done for an upcoming presentation she was giving on fraud in the banking industry. She mentioned that she had found us online and that the photo would go in a brochure for the conference she would be speaking at. Like a lot of folks who call us, she was nervous to have her photo taken. After seeing some of our work and having a chance to chat with me, she said she felt more at ease.
Rosemary was super cool, and we hit it off instantly! She explained that although she works in banking fraud, something she freely admit was neither glamourous nor a daily thrill-ride, she was hoping her photos could show a bit of personality. She didn’t want to look stuffy or boring, and in photographing her, I can tell you… she definitely isn’t either of those. We had a great time working together, and she was really happy with her final images. She loved the warm, friendly expression in her final pick. Here’s some of what we came up with…
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