Category: Engagement + Wedding

Shelby + Nick

I was lucky enough to be referred to Shelby and Nick by some animal rescue friends, and boy am I so glad! They just light up each others eyes! I always have fun on engagement sessions, but these two just gave me goosebumps. I just loved the custom Phillies t-shirts that reveal their wedding date; it was such a creative idea and they both look good in red if I do say so myself. They also made the most of their session with an outfit change, so they get both casual and more formal looking photos. The only thing that was missing from these photos was ice cream, which was somehow impossible for us to find on an early morning Sunday in Philadelphia. Congratulations Shelby and Nick, you two make a beautiful couple!

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Kaelyn + Nick

Engagement Session

Kaelyn and Nick wanted to include their dogs, that is right – plural dog – into their engagement session and my heart nearly stopped from excitement. Not only is it okay to bring your pets to your engagement session – it is highly encouraged from my standpoint. I am not sure if I have made this clear, but I LOVE DOGS, and I am thrilled that these two are such great doggie parents! We got up early to beat the heat and had a quick engagement session at their wedding venue and boy did they pick a gorgeous place to get married. I cannot wait to be posting their wedding photos just a few months from now!

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Hurst + Iannacone

Jen and Mike

A wedding at The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park

Who doesn’t love a good high school sweetheart story? These two lovebirds met in high school and kept the love growing strong for almost a decade before finally deciding to get hitched. The maid of honor, who is also the groom’s cousin, should be especially proud of herself for starting her matchmaking career early. Mike proposed using a single romantic rose after a home cooked 3-course meal and a walk around the neighborhood. The happy parents were waiting eagerly with cake and Prosecco.

This wedding was stunning and had so many beautiful parts to it. There were at least 4 first looks that I counted. The bride and her bridesmaids, the bride and her father, the bride and groom, and the bride and groom with the bridal party. Jen is a woman after my own heart with her organization and planning skills. She even sent Mike his own salami bouquet – which the meat lover not surprisingly loved!

Did I mention Jen used to work at the infamous Bredenbecks bakery and was able to design her own cake? This bride has some impressive skills to say the least. Her fast paced choreographed father/daughter dance showed off her and her father’s dancing skills. Oh and it just keeps getting better! It just so happened to be the 30th anniversary of Jen’s parents wedding so a special song was played by the very band that played at their wedding. This band has been in the family for generations and is clearly considered part of the family at this point. Needless to say you can both see and feel the love between and surrounding these two in their wedding photos.

Check out the vendor information at the bottom!

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Vendors:

Venue: Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park

Band: Second Vision

Florist: Valley Green Florist/ The Cut Flower Exchange of PA

Caterer: Robert Fair Caterer

Rings: Giannini Jewelers, Inc. Ardmore, PA

Hair: Hair Concepts

Make-up: Glossed in Glam, Alexis

Jordan + Rory

On what ended up being one of the hottest days of this year thus far, Jordan and Rory worked magic with their engagement session and somehow did not seem to break a sweat. Not only did they have an incredible idea for their engagement session, but they are simply beautiful together! Both Jordan and Rory had frequently seen the Philadelphia Love Letter Murals in commutes and boy am I glad they suggested building their engagement session around them! Love and art separately are already amazing things, but put them together and the result is magnified.

But we could not stop there! If we were going to do a Philly engagement session, we HAD to include one of the most beautiful and active areas in Philadelphia, the art museum! Although my previous favorite views of the art museum has now been taken over, Jordan and Rory helped me explore some new angles of the art museum to photograph, and I think it is safe to say I have a new favorite view of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Hoilett – Cooper

Hoilett – Cooper

5/27/17

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous wedding to celebrate the love between Andisha and Evan. They have been together so long that it felt like they were already married, but that did not stop all the happy tears shed by 80% of the guests. at any given time. I mean, how could anyone not cry? These two are clearly meant to be and it was evident their families have been anticipating this day for a long time. They had met in the summer of 2007 (so this was their 10 year anniversary of meeting), and have been rockstar parents to their son, Evan, for 5 years. If anyone wants a good proposal line, Evan had a great one: “you ready to change your last name?”.

Speaking of family, it was very that these two are incredibly loved by everyone in attendance and they made sure to jam pack their wedding celebration with as much as they could! All the siblings got a chance to say their congratulations and offer a tiny bit of embarrassment with toasts. Andisha, Evan, nor the current toaster were able to get through even one speech without tearing up. There were truly too many beautiful moments to count! A champagne toast and sparkler send off helped to mark the end of this beautiful night at The Merion.

Floral arrangements by – Event Loft PA

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Cala-Fry

May 6th was a happy day for those who were able to attend Abby and Mike's Philadelphia wedding! This cool trendy couple got hitched in a beautiful ceremony at the Chapel of Four Chaplains in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and ended partying the night away at Manayunk Brewing Company. Their wedding was a true Philadelphia wedding, from the views of the Ben Franklin Bridge, our lovely walk through Philadelphia with stops at City Hall and various parks, to the beautifully decorated themed cookies. The love between these two is undeniable, and is evident with their giddy smiles of relief after they said their "I dos"!

Now let me tell you a little something called the bag game. This wedding game is a family original tradition, passed down a few generations and will likely be played at all of their family weddings. This exhilarating game will be remembered throughout the generations of weddings to come!

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