Engagement Sessions

Cait and Jake's Engagement session

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 
― Anaïs Nin

A little over a year ago I met my friend Caitlin for the first time- You know when you meet a new friend that you know will just become an amazing friend? That is Caitlin. When we first met I knew that she would become a person in my life. I love the Anais Nin quote above. 

 Caitlin is funny, kind, sweet, good hearted. She is an amazing artist. Caitlin got engaged last Christmas to her sweetie Jake. When Caitlin asked me if I would like to photograph their wedding I was beyond happy and excited to do it. 

Caitlin and Jake are just adorable together- Their love is sweet, comfy, and as real and natural as it gets. When you're with them, it just feels like being with best friends. 

For their engagement session, we decided to let the day lead us naturally. We drank coffee, we walked around, we sat on stoops. We walked in the woods, and visited an old greenhouse. We talked and laughed together. 

For this shoot I did a mix of digital and film. 

I am so excited that I was able to have this adventure with Cait and Jake, and I am so looking forward to their wedding next year! 

 

Pablo and Kaitlin

Today's blog is very special to me. On the blog today is Pablo and Kaitlin's engagement session. Pablo is my first cousin. My dad, and his dad are brothers. My dad passed away a very long time ago when I was 17. He is the person whom I was and am inspired by the most with my own photography.  My dad had an amazing eye, and he loved having a camera in his hands. 

My Uncle Frank, Pablo's dad is someone whom I always felt so incredibly close with. After my dad passed away, I visited my Uncle Frank in England, where he was living at the time with his family. I spent time with him and my Aunt, and my cousins Pablo and his brother Javi. It was a restorative trip. My family is awesome.

When my Uncle Frank and my Aunt got married, my dad and my mom traveled to Spain for their wedding. There is a whole photo album devoted to the trip, and it has some of my Dad's favorite work. He has many pictures of my Uncle and my Aunt. They remind me of Engagement pictures. When I was in Brooklyn, with my cousin and Kaitlin a few weeks ago, I felt like I was having a full circle moment. I found myself thinking of my dad.....wishing he was there with me. I believe he was.  I just adored spending time with my cousin. Kaitlin is amazing, and they have the sweetest little baby Thomas who is absolutely adorable. They really love living in Brooklyn, and it was easy to see why. Brooklyn is awesome. We had such a fun time. Pablo and Kate took me to where they first met, and some of their favorite places to hang out. We spent out time in Wiliamsburg. We walked all over. It was a gloriously warm day, and we were able to explore until it was dark. The sun set was epic. I loved the Manhattan Skyline and Statue of Liberty in the distance down by the water.

Many thanks to Kate's sister who took care of little T while mommy and daddy got some photos.

I'm so looking forward to Kate and Pablo's wedding in February in Philly. It's going to be so fun!

Thank you Pablo and Kate. You two are the best. Love you both so much.

 

 

Heather and Mike's Engagement Session

Heather and Mike are two really awesome individuals- Together they make one extraordinary couple. I really wanted to make sure I blogged their session because it was just so much fun! We really took our time making fun pictures, and all that time really allowed me to get to know these two even more. I loved that. We all have a lot in common, which led to lots of excited conversations ranging from Sia, to Harry Potter, to Cats and Craft beers. It was a fantastic afternoon. We began our session at Heather and Mike's home ( the cutest apartment ever!) and then headed to Norristown Farm Park. I photographedHeather and Mike and their two cats (Grace and Phillip) doing things that feel normal to them - drinking copious amounts of tea and listening to records.

We headed to Norristown Farm Park, chasing some pretty sun. What I thought was super cool, was a big storm was moving in on us as we were shooting. It allowed for some really cool sky moments during our session- Sun pushing through black wall clouds. At times, between the barns and sky, I felt like we were in Kansas. At other moments, like I stepped in to a Andrew Wyeth painting. Maybe it was because it was Halloween Eve. Maybe it was the deep Autumnal Light. It all just felt a little bewitching, and it's during these times that I feel most alive in my work. It was a fantastic day.

Heather and MIke- You two, oh you two are the sweetest. I know your wedding will be amazing.

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Fill your plates with love.

 

 

Celina and Eugene's Engagement Session

I first met Celina and Eugene earlier this year when they came out to Media to my family's cafe, Seven Stones. I instantly clicked with this pair. They are both so different, yet so completely united in their adoration for each other. They have a mutual love for travel and adventures, really good food, and they both adore their fur babies, the Buns. Yep. That's right. Eugene And Celina are parents to three adorable bunnies that hop around their house. It seemed ridiculous to me to not work the buns in to the plannings of their engagement photos, and C and E agreed! We decided to take some pictures in Ridley Creek State Park, and then head to Eugene and Celina's home for some images afterwards. We met and the sky was rather threatening, but in the end we only got rained on a little bit. Celina and Eugene scoped out some remote spots for the shoot, and I was thrilled that we did not see a soul the whole time we were out. I think between the darkness of the sky, and being in the woods, many of the images have a magical, otherworldly sense. I really loved the time that I spent with Celina and Eugene, andI am excited for their wedding next September! Thank you Celina and Eugene, and the bunnies too!!

I shot a combo of film and Digital, The film shots, are the first six. Kodak Portra 400 film shot with my Nikon F100. I just love love love this combo. The greens are perfection.