Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Team Sports

Fall sports are gearing up which means it’s time for team photos! Don’t be disappointed this year with the quality of the photo or selection of available products…choose Snapshot 47 for your team photos! We have a wide variety of unique products available for personalization to showcase your child’s sports photo! Take a look below at our sports photography program and give us a call to make Snapshot 47 your team sport photographer!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hometown Heroes–First Edition

We are very excited to share with your our very first edition of our Hometown Hero series! We plan on selecting a local hometown hero to feature each month. The heroes will be local men and women who have dedicated themselves to community service and have gone above and beyond to help others. These men and women include firefighters, EMTs, police officers and others who’ve gone beyond themselves to help those around them.

Our first hometown hero is near and dear to our hearts. Wayne E. Ray is not only the founder of Snapshot 47 Photos but he has also been a dedicated firefighter for 42 years. He currently serves as the Chaplin and photographer for Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company, Washington County Station #47. Through out his 40 years of service at F.T.V.F.C. he held the positions of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Engineer, and Treasurer of the Relief Association. In addition to his work with F.T.V.F.C. he also has served two years with the North Belle VFD.

When Wayne is not serving his community he spends time with his wife, Joyce. Together they have two daughters, Denise Trona of Lumberton, Texas and Jennifer Codeluppi of Fallowfield Twp, PA. They also have 4 grandchildren and 3 Great Grand Children.

Wayne works as a dental technician at Ray Orthodontic Lab and is an insurance agent with VFIS who provides insurance for fire departments. Wayne is also the Tax Collector of Fallowfield Township.

In addition to his firefighting volunteerism, he also serves as sub deacon of St. Mary’s Eposcopal Church and Lay Minister. He has been awarded the Prudential Community Service Award and the Mon Valley Regional Chamber Shining Star Award.

Wayne dedicates his life to helping others and encourages you to find a way to serve in your community. If you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter check out the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company’s webpage or their Facebook page for more information or contact your local fire department! Thank you, Wayne, and all other Volunteer Fire Fighters! 

Wayne E. Ray recently donated pet oxygen masks for the new rescue in memory of his best buddy, golden retriever "McGuffey" who passed away September 21, 2012.

Photo recently taken by Wayne E. Ray at a local fire that the Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company was called to.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hometown Heroes

We at Snapshot 47 are excited to announce our new photo series, Hometown Heroes! Hometown Heroes will be a series featuring local men and women who are committed to serving their community above and beyond. Heroes will include firemen, EMTs, and police officers but will also included individuals who’ve shown outstanding community service or just general heroism! We are so excited to share our local heroes with you and will soon be taking nominations for those who YOU think are a Hometown Hero! Stay tuned for our first post!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

First Holy Communion

This time of year brings a very special time for many Catholic families…First Holy Communions. A time when a child makes that first step in their faith with their family and church there with them to witness it. Let us at Snapshot 47 help you capture this special time with a custom First Holy Communion photo session. Bring your son or daughter in their special suit or dress for beautiful photos commemorating this event in their life. Customized invitations and thank you cards are also available using the images we capture. Contact us soon to book your First Holy Communion session! 724-640-6783

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

April Birthday Special!

The weather’s still a bit chilly here for the first day of Spring but that’s not going to stop the Spring specials from arriving!

Announcing our April Birthday Special! Schedule a birthday session for a date in April before March 31st and receive a free session and a complementary 5x7 print! Give us a call today! 724-640-6783

Check out these adorable shots from a past birthday session!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday Inspirations…

Some of you know our backstory here at Snapshot 47 but for those that do not here’s a little bit about where we got started…

Our family team consists of Wayne E. Ray, Joyce Ray and Jennifer L. Codeluppi. We also have many helpers that assist us on photo shoots and behind the scenes. Wayne has always had a passion for photography. When digital cameras first came out, Wayne rekindled his love for photography. He began taking photographs again. His first subject...scenery. Wayne was awarded many first place awards in local photography competitions with these photos.

However, Wayne has another passion, Firefighting. He has been a member of the Fallowfield Township Fire Department for over 38 years. In 2003 a fellow firefighter asked him to bring his camera to fire calls. One day he did and he hasn't stopped since. Because of this, the members of the FTVFC gave him the nickname 'Snapshot". Seeing how the FTVFC Washington County Number is 47 it was only natural to name the business Snapshot 47.

Here is a recent photo by Wayne…This picture represents how at any moment, life can get very intense and how a picture can capture that moment!

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