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Kristen & Christian

Posted on July 2, 2015

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Once upon a time I lived with two sisters…in a house beside a house with two sisters in the center of a city. We broke down the rickety old wall between the back patios (literally) and thus began a super fun time of some single ladies on an adorable little block called Mole Street. That’s where it all began. At least for me and Kristen. She moved to Philly (I think largely upon my suggestion, or at least I’d like to think so) when deciding where to go to grad school. Her sister Kara and I were room mates in college, and when the house next door to mine happen to come up for rent, I called upon the Howland sisters to make a move – and I’m so glad they did!!
Kristen & Christian’s romance began sometime in that era…the Mole Street era as I’ll call it. Christian was just about to embark on an epic entrepreneurial journey to China, but their connection was strong, and upon his return, these two were the newest new couple on the block. To say that Kristen and Christian are adventurous would be an understatement in describing their lust for life. They do more traveling than most people I know – and so it was only fitting that Christian finally popped the question in Paris, France earlier this year. These two are the team to beat every time at yard games, the king and queen of weekend trips, staying active and working to live rather than living to work.
So although I wanted them to go climb a mountain or jet ski on a lake, or take me with them to another country to photograph their engagement session, we went to the beach, which is pretty much the next best thing. The light was stunning that evening…ah the light, the pretty pretty early evening light with a sunset to knock your socks off. It’s great to see your friends that you’ve known forever fall into place when it’s their turn for wedding photography fun. And although there was some prompting which may have resulted in some face-licking, or ear-smelling…I think the end result here is pretty awesome.  🙂

 

 

 

 

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A Christmas Proposal – Ryan & Meghan

Posted on January 2, 2015

My heart was beating so fast as I kept looking toward the South entrance to city hall. With two huge lenses hanging from my side, I clearly had a purpose, but somehow kept getting in the way of all the folks trying to take their yearly selfies and portraits in front of the Christmas Tree. Another text……they were parked and now walking! I had my perfect shot all set-up, but a large group of tourists happen to step into my composition as Ryan and Meghan stepped through the South entrance to City Hall. They were SO cute. I suggested he take some deep breaths, chat a little while I move around upon their arrival. Ryan told me he had asked Meghan’s parents for permission…

Amber & Bart

Posted on December 1, 2014

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Amber & Bart’s wedding was an amazing, inspirational day in the land of wedding photography. Just look at those faces. JOY I TELL YOU! That’s what it’s all about. The weather, the details, the friends, the family, the food, the venue, the band, and everything that they picked out was so incredible. Not to mention the fun, gorgeous couple that made it all happen. Their wedding day was filled with love, joy, sunshine, happiness, dancing and COLOR! So colorful! From Amber’s fuchsia orchid and orange lily bouquet, to the amazing up lighting at the Kimmel Center, to the lush green streets and urban murals that became our backdrop in this beautiful city. We shot their first look on the roof of the Double Tree Hotel, directly across from where they would later exchange vows and throw down a ridiculously awesome party.
They gave me full creative freedom in the hour 1/2 we had set aside for portraits to take them on walking route through Philadelphia that was sprinkled with some lovely little spaces of light and color that I was hoping we’d get to shoot in. Everything worked out wonderfully, and we ended the portrait session at a mural I had picked out for the Bridal Party Photos, which is probably one of my favorite bridal party shots ever. After a heart-felt exchange of vows and first kiss at the Epic Kimmel Center, Bart shattered the glass ceiling of awesome when he broke into the classic Italian love song ” That’s Amore.” He had mentioned to me that he was going to sing to Amber, so I would know to look out for it…. although I had no idea what to expect. Right on cue, he looked at Amber, then looked at the crowd, opened up his 6 foot 4 inch wingspan, and belted out, “When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amoreeeeee. ” Ohhhh my Lord – it was AMAZING! Amber’s expression is priceless, and EVERYONE began singing along, beaming ear to ear with happiness and song. Now that’s a way to throw a wedding! The party rocked all night with an impressive performance from their band, Brian Kirk & the Jirks. <—- Amazing. Amber & Bart wanted to make sure we captured the grandness of the Kimmel Center, and I think when we stepped out at the end of the night to get a couple portraits, we did just that. 🙂
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Kristianna & Brendan

Posted on September 16, 2014

 Talk about a fun couple! Take a look. It all took place in Long Beach Island, NJ where Kristianna & Brendan met many summers ago and fell in love. LBI has a special place in my heart since it’s not only one of my favorite beach towns, but it’s where I shot my first wedding, and fell completely in love with wedding photography. Kristianna & Brendan’s day brought back fond memories of being barefoot on the beach, and running after a joyful couple riding bikes in the sun. Ahhhhhhh, my type of day! I met Kristianna after photographing her sister, Kourtney’s wedding back in 2010. Their family was so lovely to work with, and I had been looking forward to our reunion!! I love…

Rachel & Patrick Sneak Peeks!

Posted on September 15, 2014

Loved the time I had to work some magic with these two. Thank you so much for that, Rachel & Patrick. Amazing people right here.

 

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Summer Sneak Peeks!

Posted on August 5, 2014

Lordy Lordy! It’s been a busy summer. Along with 984698749824 other photos I’d still like to blog, I forgot to post some great sneak peeks of some of the weddings I’ve had the pleasure of shooting recently. With hopes to tell the full story for each of these lovely couples, here are some wonderful moments from June, July & August so far in the land of wedding photography.     Kara & Nick – June 21st, 2014 : A romantic, beautiful day with some long time friends on a gorgeous summer solstice. Patricia & Matt – July 19th, 2014 : All smiles for each other all day long… these two. 🙂    Andressa & Matt – July 26th, 2014 : I got to shoot…

Megan & Alex

Posted on June 23, 2014

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Megan & Alex might be one of the most smiley, natural, laid back couples I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. Take a look, and tell me that joy and happiness isn’t written all over this amazing day. They had so many special, personalized details that contributed to the combination of Irish Catholic and Chinese wedding celebrations. We met up for their first look at Washington Square Park, where Megan stopped a little girl in her tracks (or on her scooter) to come over and gush at what I’m sure she thought was a real live princess. She couldn’t help but reach out for a hug from such a pretty lady. 🙂 One of my favorite parts of the day, was that Megan & Alex decided to walk down the aisle together. Best friends, and already 10 years partners in life- they were going to take this next step and long walk down the aisle of Saint Rita of Casia Shrine Chapel hand in hand as they approached the beautiful alter. It was perfect. We then ventured to FDR Park, and then onto a very South Philly celebration at Growlers Pub. Tecate’s in hand they they danced in the street, seeing neighbors and friends who happened to be passing by. It was wonderful day, all very close to home for this couple who I am so happy to call my friends.

 

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