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Lisa and Joe's Wedding at The Logan Philadelphia

On a beautiful, warm, July day Lisa and Joe were ready to be married! Just a few floors separated them at The Logan in Philadelphia as they simultaneously got ready to see each other. Lisa’s details were all ready when I arrived, from her gorgeous gown to her sparkly Kate Spade dancing shoes. Bouncing back and forth between capturing this and the girls having hair and make up done was so much fun! It wasn’t long before Joe was reading a letter from his sweet to-be bride and Lisa was upstairs, admired by the family and friends surrounding her as she stepped into her gown and began adding the finishing touches to her bridal look. My favorite detail, by far, was her “something blue” - a piece of the blanket she had since she was a small child - pinned inside her dress! The joke was that she would walk down the aisle with that blanket someday; Lisa told me they had to really search to find a piece with some blue on it, and every single person that she shared this detail with just adored it!

We headed down to the courtyard together where Lisa and Joe saw one another for the first time this day, and the last time as fiance’s! I will never tire of the way a groom looks at his bride, especially when it’s just the two of them.

It wasn’t long before we gathered up the bridal party, took some photos, and went on our way to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. From our first consultation (and really, probably one of the first things that Joe mentioned) I was told that getting photos on the Rocky Steps was a huge priority! When you’re just a few blocks away why would you not?? Everyone was such a trooper in that afternoon July heat, and we had lots of fun capturing everyone right there by the Art Museum (and of course with The Rocky Statue! That line definitely moves a lot quicker than I thought it did).

Not long after, Lisa and Joe had the sweetest ceremony. Tears unexpectedly came from the groom and just had everyone else tearing up, as well. Vows, rings - finally husband and wife! Cocktail hour was enjoyed with delicious hors devours and their string quartet serenading everyone in the patio area. The newlyweds snuck into their reception room a little early where Joe was surprised with a personalized groom’s cake, made by the Aunt of the bride! You have to take a look at this cake. The details were incredible, including some of this Wisconsin groom’s favorite things: fishing, the Green Bay Packers, a whole side dedicated to the day these two met (at a halloween party, so naturally the bride and groom in their costumes are the highlight there - guys, it’s the coolest groom’s cake). Their reception was filled with joy and lots of dancing! I was able to sneak these two out and up to the rooftop lounge of The Logan for some sunset portraits overlooking the city. It was party number two up there! With snuggles and celebratory champagne it was a beautiful ending to a wonderful day. What an honor this day was to capture. Congratulations again, Lisa and Joe!!

Wonderful Vendors!
Venue: The Logan
Videographer: Martin's Accent Wedding Videos
Hair and Makeup: Tim O’Leary
Bride’s Dress: Charlotte's in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Florist: Time Farrell
Catering: The Logan
Cake/Desserts: Aunt of the bride
Music: Mike Noble from EBE Entertainment

Jess and David's Peace Valley Park Engagement Session

Jess, David and sweet Charlie met me at Peace Valley Park on a beautiful Sunday afternoon for their autumn engagement session. I met Jess years ago in highschool and her soul has not changed one bit. She has this quiet joy about her that is so contagious - it filled my heart so much to see David share that same quality with her!

We spent a perfect fall day in the woods, small fields and trails at the park leading up to a lake filled with more geese than I've seen in one place! Jess and David just have such an ease about them. Everything was calm as the morning and they just smiled the whole time! Charlie was energetic as anything and didn't want to leave his parents' side our whole session (he's just the cutest pup, don't you think??). Enjoy taking a peek into our day together!

Thank you two so much for allowing me to capture your sweet souls. So looking forward to your wintery wedding in January! 

Emily and Joe's Blue Bell Country Club Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Emily and Joe were married this summer at Presentation BVM which was followed by the most wonderful reception at Blue Bell Country Club! It has been such a wonderful thing getting to know these two. From our first meeting last fall to their perfect East Falls Philadelphia engagement session (where I also got to meet their pup, Dixon!) all the way to final meetings and emails leading up to their wedding day finally arriving - there is just such a joy and ease about them. It has been such an honor to capture that.

I began my day at Emily's parents house, capturing her beautiful details (hello to the cutest Kate Spade shoes with bows and Emily's stunning bouquet by Willow & Thistle) while the girls were finishing up at the salon across town and my second shooter Rebecca hung out with Joe and the guys at Normandy Farm. In a matter of moments the girls arrived and the space was filled with laughter, champagne, and anticipation for what the rest of the day would bring! Tears started early as Emily opened up cards and gifts from her sisters and soon-to-be husband, they just kept on coming throughout stepping into her dress and Emily's first look with her girls and her dad. In what felt like moments the relaxed morning was gone and we were heading to the church just down the street.

Joe stood at the altar and watched his bride glide down the aisle, beaming. Everyone was beaming (though I'm pretty sure Joe and Emily's smiles were the brightest). They had a gorgeous ceremony filled with moments and stillness and laughter all leading up to their announcement as the new Mr. and Mrs. Corbett!

The next destination for the newlyweds and their bridal party was Gwynedd Preserve. This is one of my favorite most recent discoveries! The sky was perfectly overcast for portraits and everyone enjoyed a little bit of time before heading to the excitement of cocktail hour and the reception. Soon we were on our way back down the road to the country club where the sky went from cloudy to grey and it began to rain just after everyone made their way inside. Cocktail hour, ceremony details, and a roomful of people later we were on to some of the funniest and most heartfelt speeches I've heard, from Emily's grandfather and the siblings of the bride and groom. 

The weather decided to cooperate for us to sneak out for just a few moments before we lost light and we captured a few more portraits of Emily and Joe as husband and wife (these are always my favorite moments, when you have that bit of quiet with your new spouse). From there we went back inside to a night full of dancing! Brian from Cutting Edge Entertainment kept the party going and almost everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night!

Enjoy this peek into Emily and Joe's wedding day! Thank you two for having me and congratulations one last time <3

Wonderful vendors!

Ceremony: Presentation B.V.M
Reception: Blue Bell Country Club
Videography: Jackson Kitchell
Second Photographer: Rebecca Renner
Flowers: Willow & Thistle
DJ: Cutting Edge Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Jason Matthew Salon
Shoes: Kate Spade
Catering: Blue Bell Country Club
Transportation: Chuck at Secrets Limousines
Invitations: Minted

 

Liz and Brandon's Rose Bank Winery Wedding

People! Liz and Brandon were married at Rose Bank Winery this summer. With cloudy skies looming overhead Liz stayed calm as can be while getting ready for what was planned to be her outdoor ceremony just a few hours later. We kept an eye on the sky as she finished her hair and Brandon got ready just a few minutes down the road with groomsmen and card games to keep them occupied. We traveled over to Tyler State Park together (new favorite pace ever) where the sun made a slight appearance and Liz and Brandon had the sweetest first look! These two are just the greatest examples of joy (if you don't believe me take a look at their engagement session, too - j o y !) We traveled back to Rose Bank where they had the loveliest of ceremonies. You can see Liz's mom tearing up in quite a few photos below - that was a pretty good example of how we were all feeling. Their ceremony was so beautiful, so meaningful. Liz's pinky promise even caused Brandon to shed a few tears! The rest of the day was filled with speeches just amplifying the love that these two have in them, a rain storm (that waited just until we had gotten a couple more portraits in!) and dancing the night away. Liz and Brandon thank you SO much for having me there to capture your beautiful day. Enjoy reliving their day below!

Liz and Brandon's Old City Philadelphia Engagement Session

Liz and Brandon met me at sunset at the entrance of Elfreth's Alley (the oldest street in Philadelphia) for their engagement session and allowed me to capture some magic! I absolutely adore how these two are together! They're both so joyful - Liz was just so giddy and laughed the whole session (as you'll find to be abundantly clear through her contagious smile below) and her excitement was paired perfectly by Brandon's warm smiles, giggles caught from her, and this obvious love for one another. We explored this bit of the city, found some beautiful pockets of light, and ended the evening with snuggles on the Market Street Bridge. I can not believe they're getting married in just one month! So thrilled to capture you two at the RoseBank Winery in July as you say 'I do'!! 

Kristen and Andrey's Summer Hotel Du Village Wedding

Over the summer I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Kristen and Andrey's wedding day alongside Andrea Tracy Photography at the Hotel Du Village in New Hope, Pennsylvania! Let me tell you, it was nothing short of stunning. The flowers, colors, venue itself; Kristen DIY'd so many details...I was blown away.

More than that, though, was the love shared between these two. Nervous excitement was so apparent in Andrey leading up to their first look; he was so giddy with excitement to finally see his bride! Goodness, those are my favorite things to capture. Never have I met a more silly, carefree couple - during their vows there was a mixture of laughter and happy tears from nearly every person in attendance. Following their ceremony (and the sweetest first kiss) was a Ukranian bread tradition, portraits by the field and a reception FILLED with dancing! 

So much joy filled this day and it just filled my heart to be there to help capture it all!