Victory Family Church | John Bevere

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If you would like to see more of the choir images and book signing images with John Bevere, click on this link.  To download the images for your personal use (printing or sharing), right-click on the image(s) you like.


Victory Family Church | Impartation | June 22, 2014

One of my favorite books by John Bevere and one that I recommend to everyone is “Bait of Satan”.

 “The man or woman who doesn’t forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.” 
— John Bevere

Escape the enemy’s deadly trap! The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God-offense.


John Bevere (Breaking Intimidation: Say “No” Without Feeling Guilty. Be Secure Without the Approval of Man)


“True honor is an outflow from a heart that fears God.” 
— John Bevere (Honor’s Reward: The Essential Virtue for Receiving God’s Blessings)


“True humility is absolute obedience and dependence on God. It puts Him first, others second, and ourselves third in all things.” 
— John Bevere (Relentless: The Power You Need to Never Give Up)

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Wedding Engagement Portrait Session The Point Pittsburgh

The night was perfect with the sun setting behind the Point in Pittsburgh. I love photographing couples and especially engagement portraits. To add a different look to an engagement session, I utilize a few clips of video mingled in with the still images to produce a hybrid engagement portrait show.  Photography is about story telling and why not utilize the power of both video and still photography to create a memorable wedding engagement portrait session?


“Don’t just take pictures, capture memories!”

Kristin & Mike Engagement Portraits @ The Point in Pittsburgh from Frank Kendralla on Vimeo.

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Kodak Commercial Pictures Live Forever

Tremendous commercial emphasizing the importance of pictures.  One of my favorite commercials of all time!  Why?  Because it emphasizes the value and art of story telling through photography and just as important it shows the need to print your images.  Too often folks take pictures but they never print them or do anything with them other than post them to instagram, facebook, or other social media site.


“The pictures are talking . . . they are saying keep me, protect me, share me and I will live forever.”  I can hear them! 

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Weber Insurance Car Cruise Pittsburgh Area | Victory Family Church

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Summer is here, cars are cruising, and the time for fun amazing times meet.

Weber Insurance Car Cruise at Victory Family Church in Cranberry Twp

Slick vehicle by weber insurance

Slick vehicle by weber insurance

Many years ago I owned a 1968 white corvette convertible with a 427, 390 HP, and ’4 on the floor’.  I doubt I will ever forget that car and for many reasons.  I was a teenager with a few thousand dollars to spend and left the house looking for a 1967 corvette with the tear drop back and unique look.  However, I quickly found out that the $3k I had to spend wouldn’t buy a 1967 corvette (at least not one that ran).  This was long before the internet and all of the options for buying cars of today existed.  However, I found a white 68 corvette that I purchased and immediately enjoyed.  A few of us ‘guys’ had various muscle cars.  A buddy had a SS and another a camera, while a third had a very nice Cadillac. We would meet at the various locations in the area to show off our ‘ride’ and there was something about driving slow to show off the car. I bought many books on corvettes learning about their styles and unique look.  Over the years I have not kept up with the newer corvettes but my love for ‘old’ cars never died.   The Shelby Mustang, SS, Z28, and many other muscle cars with their unique look and class.

Car Cruise Pittsburgh Area

There is nothing like visiting a car cruise knowing you have the opportunity to photograph cars and trucks from various eras.  There was a beautiful 1934 Ford and I immediately commented to the owner. “That is the year my dad was born.”  Grills, grills, and more grills.  No not the kind you cook on but the beautiful grills on older vehicles.  I am not sure what happened over the years but most grills produced today are ‘boring’.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some cars that have a unique look to its front (like the Mini Cooper S) but the grills on some of the older cars had ‘class’.  No doubt at the time, the designers looked at the grills as a symbol and were not concerned with wind resistance (since they seemed to have lots of it) or energy conservation (since they didn’t) and focused on style.


Car Cruise Pittsburgh Amazing Car Grills

Amazing Car Grills

I am not a car enthusiast in the true sense of the word but an artist who looks at cars, trucks, etc for the aesthetic value.  Thus, my opinion of these vehicles is based solely on aesthetics only.  ps I love the emblems on many of the

First Car Cruise Pittsburgh area of the year

This is my first Car Cruise of the year and if its like previous years, I will not attend too many. (This is wedding and portrait season and car cruises are on the same days of weddings usually.)  However, there are future car cruises on my calendar with two at Victory Family Church.


Link to a gallery of images for the Weber Insurance Car Cruise at Victory Family Church.

For more information on upcoming car cruises in the Pittsburgh Area please visit the sites below.





Love the look of this corvette!

Love the look of this corvette!

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Hybrid Portraits | Introducing a WOW factor

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High School Senior Portraits | Hybrid Portraits


Senior Portrait Sunset

Sunset over the Ohio River

Would you like to introduce a wow factor to your high school senior portrait? We offer a portrait session that will make you say WOW! – I love still photography and portraits but why not have a video or ‘advertisement’ of YOU? A few video clips taken during the portrait session and added to your portrait show to create memories that lasts for generations. You can show the video at the high school senior’s graduation party, send a copy to grandma and let her show off her grandchild to other’s in her circle of friends, or just sit and enjoy the show !

The sun set was magnificent setting over the Ohio River with the clouds dancing in the sky.  Both created a beautiful High School Senior Memory for sharing and admiring.

Adding a little “FUN” to the portrait session | Hybrid Portraits


Class of 2014

Nike Swoosh | High School Senior Central Valley

Portrait sessions must be fun! We do everything possible to make the High School Senior Portrait session fun! The setting must be memorable as well as the images. There are certain images which most high school seniors who played football enjoy and its the Nike Swoosh image! Add a little dramatic flare with lighting and you have an image worth sending to all of the cousins to show off.

What better way to enjoy a sunset?


Reading the Bible with the sunset

Sunset over the river

Incorporate into your High School Senior portrait session what you enjoy doing!

Imagine this image on your wall! Images that invoke emotion and memories! Telling a story with both stills and motion.

Sample Hybrid Portrait Session Show


Hybrid Portrait Session | A touch of motion and stills – watch the show and you will see various clips with motion creating a unique look to your high school senior portraits :D

DJ Senior Portraits Class of 2014 Central Valley High School from Frank Kendralla on Vimeo.

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Seneca Valley High School Prom 2014 | Cathedral


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As always, we had a great time photographing the Seneca Valley Prom held at the Cathedral in New Castle, PA. Otto Productions provided the light, sound, 15 confetti cannons, 40 beach balls, and 600 glow bracelets. We had our popular “No Booth Photo Booth” set-up with hats, glasses, and other fun props for fun and memorable pictures.  The back drop was provided by Seneca Valley High School and Fun Fore All in Cranberry Twp, .  Pictures from the No Booth Photo Booth and more are available at  Please use coupon code SV10 to receive 10% off any prints ordered from our sister site. If you need your Senior portrait (or any portrait), please mention the Seneca Valley Prom for an additional bonus to our portrait package.  We offer Hybrid Portrait sessions which creates a great memory for you and your family.  What is a hybrid portrait session?  Contact us for more information.

 Seneca Valley High School Prom 2014

No Booth Photo Booth | Seneca Valley High School Prom 2014

No Booth Photo Booth | Seneca Valley High School Prom 2014

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At the point | Pittsburgh PA

At the point in Pittsburgh, PA

At the point in Pittsburgh, PA

For a variety of reasons, it has been a few years since I photographed at the point and when the weather was perfect for an engagement session to end At the Point in Pittsburgh, I jumped on the opportunity. As we walked across the area before the underpass, I noticed the sun setting behind the fountain creating amazing shadows and a beautiful glow. The positioning of the sun made for a perfect opportunity to silhouette the couple.

God has given me the opportunity to travel to many states and various parts of the world and each time I walk around Pittsburgh, I always find new and creative areas to photograph, document life, and enjoy.  If you haven’t been to the Point in Pittsburgh lately, please take the time to visit it.  I suggest visiting at sunset to enjoy not only the sunset over Mount Washington and along the river but turn around looking to the east and see the twilight behind the city.






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Tony and Lauren Dungy | Victory Family Church

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Tony and Lauren Dungy were at Victory Family Church on Sunday, April 27, 2014 conducting a book signing for their newest book on uncommon marriages.

Book Signing Images

Click here to go to the gallery that includes the pictures taken during the book signing.  

  • Find your image with Tony and Lauren Dungy
  • Right click on the image
  • Left click save image as
  • Save the image to your computer
  • Remember where you saved it :D
  • Print and enjoy!

Pastor John conducted a brief interview with the couple which is available to watch below.

An excerpt from the book for an uncommon marriage:

  • Must be Christ centered – Psalm 1, Ephesians 5 (page 160)
  • Treat your parents and others in authority respect and dignity (pp 10-11, 32)
  • Husbands: Work hard to hear your wife’s heart and meet her needs (pp 130-132)
  • you must read the book to find out the others :D


Interview with Tony Dungy from Victory Family Church on Vimeo.

Tony and lauren Dungy

Tony and Lauren Dungy Book Signing at Victory Family Church











I have not finished reading their newest book but Tony Dungy’s devotional is excellent and I highly recommend the book. Both sports enthusiast and non will gain valuable lessons from The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge.

From the publisher

What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they’ve also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.


Tony and Lauren Dungy are married over 30 years with nine children and both have many accolades but the ones that stuck with me is their love for Christ, their parents, each other, and family. May God continue to bless them abundantly in ways only He can do.


Colossians 3:23-24 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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Easter | Victory Family Church Choir

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Another amazing Easter weekend at Victory Family Church.  During the annual Eggstraviganza over 7 thousand (yes 7k) people visited the event and kids enjoyed free rides, face painting, pictures with a princess and/or their favorite hero and more.

Click through the small gallery to view a few images from the Easter service.  A painting illustrating passing from death unto life is created.

From Death to Life

From Death to Life


John 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

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City Skyline | Greeting Cards

If you would like an amazing collection of city skyline images in a greeting card format (or many others), then I suggest viewing and purchasing from this link skyline greeting cards on Fine Art America.

I have one of my Pittsburgh skyline images (sunrise over Pittsburgh) on this site.

Pittsburgh Sunrise

Sunrise over Pittsburgh

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