Painting, Wine, Food, and Fun at Pinot’s Palette in Princeton

On the night of January 22th, 2016 Pinot’s Palette Princeton had its VIP Grand Opening in Forrestal Village.  It was a huge event for Kathleen and her husband, Michael, who decided to open up their own franchise after going to a night of painting at another Pinot’s Palette.  At these venues you can eat, bring wine and paint! They are great for a date night, going out with friends and co-workers or with family.

They hired Suzanne O’Rourke of  www.cre8astory.com played a big part to plan the event to bring it all together and also hired me to capture the event.

Please note all images copyright Deirdre Ryan Photography. Do note screen grab images, it’s not only bad karma, it’s also illegal, thank you 🙂

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

It was catered by Tre Piani, and House of Cupcakes.

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

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The balloons were done by Monday Morning Flowers & Balloon Co.

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

After the mayor of Plainsboro and the President of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce helped to cut the ribbon to official open, Kathleen and Michael said a few lovely words.

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Michael gave her a small gift, it was a beautiful moment 🙂Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Afterwards, everyone started to eat, have some wine and settle in to start with the painting lesson!Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

This was our awesome painting instructor!

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Everyone had a great time!Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan PhotographyGrand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

After every painting party there’s a photo of everyone holding their finished piece and a funny, crazy photo right afterwards like the one below. Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography Grand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan PhotographyGrand Opening of Prineton's Pintot's Palette Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography

When everyone left, I wanted to get a shot of Kathleen, Michael and their staff of talented people together. It was a great night, but the wind was kicking up because as we remember, that was the night of a huge blizzard and we all drove home in it and made it home safely.

Thank you everyone for such a great night and for letting me be a part of it!

Princeton University Medical in Princeton Closes Down- NJ Photographer

I was asked by The Princeton Packet to cover the old University of Princeton’s Witherspoon St. location as the last of it’s patients were being transported to the new Plainsboro, NJ building.
The Packet’s staff photographer, Phil McAuliffe was at the new building photographing the patients coming in. The reporter that I was paired with was Charley Faulkenburg, while Phil was paired with reporter, Victoria Hurley-Schubert. Cal Killeen was the Editor.
This was a large 12-page spread insert for all of The Packet Publication papers and was a large project for us photographers, the reporters and editors. I was honored and am thankful for being a part of this assignment.
I have to say that this was no small plan and the organization of the staff and volunteers and the many EMT’s made this run very smoothly and effortlessly.
Craig Gronczeski, the Chairman of the Emergency Department.
The first patient to leave the old hospital was Nicole Williams.

 

Mike Sirignano of GDS Signs, covers up the main sign in front of Princeton Medical.

 

 

 

 

Mike Sirignano of GDS Signs, takes down the Emergency Department sign for the ER entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurses having a bit of last minute fun with the statues, I bet that they’ve been wanting to do this for a long time!

 

3T MRI machine going through the 10 hour process to shutdown and be prepared to be moved to the new location.

 

X-ray room

 

 

The Admission Waiting area.

 

The Admission areas where patients fill out paperwork before their appointments and other hospital related procedures.

 

The Chaplain’s Office.

 

The Administration floor.

 

 

 

The Chapel.

 

The organ inside the Chapel.

 

The sign outside the Chapel.

 

Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit.

 

Daisy Hubbard, the Senior Unit secretary, she has been with the Medical Center for almost 52 years!

 

Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit

 

 

Transport wheelchairs in the Main Lobby.
Erica Markee sits in her maternity room with her husband, Sam and their newborn baby boy, Hayden. She was the last new mother and newborn to leave the hospital.

 

 

 

Erica Markee, her husband, Sam and their newborn baby boy, Hayden, are the very last to leave the old hospital and go to the new location.

 

 

 

 

Off they go!

 

 

 

 

Jerry Charrney, a Volunteer helps with the main entrance so that only ambulances and other authorized vehicles can come in and out.

Princeton Police Promotions-Princeton Packet Photographer

These images were published in The Princeton Packet, one of the many papers published by http://www.centraljersey.com.
Lt. Christopher Morgan

 

Lt. Robert Toole

Wassailing the Apple Trees at Terhune Orchards-Princeton Packet Photographer

This happened back on Sunday, January 29rd, 2012 at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ.

“Wassailing the apple trees was especially popular in the cider-making regions of southern and western England where celebrants would gather around a big, old apple tree and sing traditional songs. They made noise through the branches to scare away spirits, and toasted the tree’s health with warm cider passed around in a bucket. Some cider was also poured over tree roots, and cider-soaked toasted bread was placed on its branches. 

The ceremony also included blowing horns and thrashing the tree with hopes of increasing productivity during the coming growing season.
This custom was especially important during a time when part of a laborer’s wages was paid in apple cider. Landlords needed a good apple crop to attract good workers. Wassailing was meant to keep the tree safe from spirits until the next year’s apples appeared. Those who celebrate on old Twelfth Night drink the cider produced during the past year and offer toasts to a bountiful new year.”-Terhune Orchards
Some of these images were published in The Princeton Packet, one of the many papers published by http://www.centraljersey.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spice Punch Quartet

Palmer Square Singers in Princeton, NJ For The Princeton Packet-Princeton Photographer

A celebration of various acapella singers came together on a gorgeous evening in front of the large lighted Christmas tree to sing. It was a wonderful night!

Some of these images were published in The Princeton Packet, one of the many papers published by http://www.centraljersey.com.


 

 

 

Gabe Eggers, Madiba Dennie and Anna Condella of the Princeton University Band.

Soloist: Caroline Reese of the Shere Khan A Cappella.

 

 

 

Soloist from Princeton University’s Tigression.