Philly in Love

Kate and Stuart's wedding preview

“I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.” —Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 

 

Hello, and Happy Summer! Last weekend I had the honor of photographing Kate and Stuart's wedding in Philadelphia. It was so romantic, so beautiful. They had a gorgeous weather day that was surrounded by their family and friends. I am so happy for the two of them! A few favorites from the day are below. Kate and Stuart could not have had a day so lovely if not for the following: 

London Creative Flowers, Happily ever after Hair, Dylan Michael Makeup, Philly Bride, East Coast Event Group Videos, Cescaphe Event Group.

 My personal thanks to my wingman Ralph Nardell for all your help and great photographs.  You're the best. 

 

If it looks like it was a real fun day that's because it was!! I am booking weddings for this year still ( love dem winter weddings!!) and for 2019 too. I love what I do, and want to do more! Book a wedding with me and let me and my team have a great time with you and the ones you love. Then  you'll be here on the blog and I'll be talking all about you. Message me friends! 

 

 

 

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.

 

Dave and Allie's Wedding Day

I first met Dave and Allie last year as we were getting ready for my sister's wedding to my now brother in law Charlie. Wow, that was a mouthful! Dave, is one of Charlie's closest friends. They are friends from way way back. They did T ball together. I met Dave and Allie together at the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Dave and Allie are kind, funny, and sweet. I think I may have thought when I met them that if they get married, I would love to photograph their wedding. When I found out they were engaged, I think I thought it again. When Allie called me, I did not hesitate to say yes.

Dave and Allie's wedding day was July 30th, 2016. It was a super hot steamy day in Philadelphia, add to that lots of rain. Did Dave and Allie care one bit? Nope. They laughed, they smiled, they danced. They carried their wedding day with grace and beauty. At the end of this month, Dave and Allie are setting sail on their very own sailboat for their honeymoon ...and beyond. Their plan is to sail to the Bahamas, and possibly further. They are of course bringing their cat with them! To wherever the wind takes them, I wish them all the best.

This is Dave and Allie's wedding Day in Pictures.