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Magic in the French Alps, Kat & Alex

Posted on September 13, 2019

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Hello world! It’s been roughly 9 MONTHS since I’ve last blogged. Woah. That’s crazy. But my media/marketing all that jazz always seems to fall by the wayside, even though all the while I’ve been shooting stuff I have truly loved and deserves to be shared. But since we last connected on here, I did a little thing like move to California, moved back, opened a brand new photography studio in Philadelphia…etc. Oh yeah! And I got my yoga teacher training certificate! And this experience is what led me to these two lovebirds…Kat & Alex.

As I’m writing, I’m realizing I need/want to share my yoga story with you, and the photos I took during the time I spent in the beautiful French Alps. But that’s a different blog post, and maybe now that I’m back writing and sharing I’ll keep this going. The point is – that after 9 months, THIS shoot, this experience has inspired me to blog. Because LOOK at this! I mean, I got to shoot a real bride and groom who just got married IN THE FRENCH ALPS! So yeah, sharing was never a question. I’m just sorry it took me so long to do it!

I met Kat & Alex in Geneva, Switzerland while they were honeymooning in Europe. They met in Sydney Australia, where they both live together now, in yoga class, where Cat was teaching and Alex was a student. (I love that!) Kat & Alex happen to be good friends with Simon Park and Noelle Connolly who were the lead teachers for the Liquid Flow advanced teacher training program in Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, a tiny little town up in the French Alp mountains…more beautiful that you could ever imagine. So they decided to spend a few days with us before the program started. Anyway! We all found ourselves on our way up into the mountains at the same time. I felt pretty special that I was invited to hang out with the teachers, and their friends a few days early. After a skilled game of luggage tetrus for their European spaceship rental car, I put all the pieces together, and realized that the big white bag on top of all the luggage was Cat’s WEDDING DRESS! They were traveling from Colorado where they had a small intimate ceremony with family friends, onto and through Europe, and then back to Australia. I immediately asked, “does Alex have his suit?!” and when the answer was yes, I knew what had to happen. Because I just so happen to have all my pro gear with me since I was shooting the story of the yoga teacher training program. I was a wedding photographer, who happen to meet a couple that just got married, who had their wedding clothes with them. AND WE WERE ALL IN THE FRENCH ALPS TOGETHER. Done and done!

Please enjoy the magnificent views, spectacular scenery, but most importantly the undeniable love and romance between these two. It was a dream. I love a bride who wants to put on her hiking boots in her wedding dress and climb several thousand feet through the forest to find the waterfall. Yes please. Every time. Thank you Kat & Alex for adventuring all over with me. What an incredibly beautiful experience.

Enjoy!

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We had a ton of fun. It was an adventure scaling that mountain and shale rocks, with water running down from everywhere. But we made it. And my impromptu, ridiculously long, hot pink USB chord belt saved the day, and my pants from falling down. Iphone shots behind the scenes below. What a fun thing I get to do. Thanks Kat & Alex for being up for this adventure, and for your incredible patience as I took all summer to post these. You guys were amazing!!! xoxo

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Brittany & Xylon – Hollywood Glam at the Morris Arboretum

Posted on October 28, 2019

Brittany & Xylon brought the Hollywood Glam all the way from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, and it was incredible!! They met on set working in the entertainment industry in California, and have been adventuring the earth together ever since. The colors, the style, the gorgeousness all felt perfect… starting with the epic mansion with beautiful light everywhere, to the lush and flower-filled Morris Arboretum. Brittany and Xylon’s day was full of love in every way. And this bride is beautiful inside and out! There were so many small personal creative touches that were special to see and be a part of. Thank you Brittany & Xylon for inviting me to capture this amazing time in your lives. It was an absolute dream!
  

 

              

Tom & Julia – Old City Engagement

Posted on December 15, 2017

When best friends celebrate their love in December, cuddling isn’t so hard to do. It began at the Christmas-adorned Plough & the Stars in Old City. Tom & Julia enjoyed a Guinness by the fire with a sweet Irish folk band serenading them on this chilly Sunday afternoon. We explored the neighborhood together, stopping through old bookstores, colorful puddles, snowy gardens, historic & colorful Elfreth’s alley and even made a stop through the windy, yet always epic Race Street Pier to enjoy the view of the Ben Franklin Bridge. These two love Philadelphia, so we couldn’t end the day without a romantic Septa train to part ways. If only every day could be as lovely, cozy and festive as this one. I’ll take it! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mollie & Peter – Ben Franklin Bridge, Race Street Pier & Power Plant Productions

Posted on August 30, 2017

 

Beautiful New York City couple gets married in Philadelphia….has a nice ring to it! I can’t help the love I have for my city, so I was pretty pumped to show it off with Mollie and Peter on a beautiful summer day in a most epic location. From Mollie getting ready at the gorgeous Kimpton Hotel Monaco, to Peter and his guys living large at their own bright loft for day of preparations, to the sweeping views of the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Race Street Pier… this day was incredible. We ventured around Old City and the Delaware waterfront, past fences and through fields to get some patriotic summer lovin’ looks. I had always wanted to photograph the American Flag mural that is displayed an abandoned warehouse on Colombus Blvd., but because it’s large size, it was hard to figure out how to get the right perspective. On my location scouting bike ride the week before, I found it – an unassuming whispy, field of tall grasses next to a storage garage parking lot. A bit unconventional to say the least, but Mollie and Peter didn’t even flinch when I told them my plan. She picked up her dressed and march straight into unknown territory with me, and the results were amazing!

 

The energy continued into the night and into the dance floor, with some of the best dabbin’, dancing, and all around throw downs to date at the Power Plant Productions. Lots of love and fun in this family. I had a blast working with Mollie and Peter, and hope you enjoy a little glimpse of their lovely day.

 

 

Rebecca & Warren – Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology

Posted on May 30, 2017

I’m in the mood to spread a little love today. Reflecting on just over a year ago when I had the very awesome privilege of shooting Rebecca & Warren’s wedding at the University of Pennsylvania’s – Museum of Anthropology in Philadelphia. This wedding was nothing short of epic moments throughout the entire day. These two are both such beautiful people, inside and out. I loved their classic and stunning attire. I loved their expressive and amazing friends and family, who are all clearly the most perfect reflection of them. I loved their heartfelt and absolutely jaw dropping beautiful vows, reaching deep into each others’ raw hearts for all of us to hear and see. Their wedding day was the same day as the Kentucky Derby…and would you know it, Rebecca Nyquist’s namesake horse – Nyquist WON that same day! It just all made sense. It all flowed together, from the bride and groom passing each other on the South Street bridge without a glance on their way to the first look, to the two of them dancing their way down an excited parade of people who all love them into their reception of the epic Museum hall. One minute happy tears during speeches and parent dances, the next, being tossed in the air with all the adrenaline one could possibly take. It was one of those weddings where your body is still buzzing at the end. So, I really wanted to share it. Never too late to share a day full of joy.