Jersey City Newborn Photographer – Baby Luca

I traveled to Jersey City to meet the newest member of one of my favorite families.  Baby Luca was born almost exactly three years after his sweet older sister, Poppy.  I’ve loved capturing Josh and Jessica’s wedding in New York City, newborn photos of Poppy, mini sessions each Fall and now more newborn photos of their adorable new son.  I couldn’t see it the day I met him, but looking at the photos now, he looks exactly like his Dad!  I love seeing babies change over time.  I find it so interesting how one moment they can be the spitting image of one parent and the next time I see them, they look completely different.  I can’t wait for the next time I see this sweet little soul.  Thanks, Josh and Jessie, for trusting me to capture another special moment in your life!

 

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The way our scheduling worked out, Luca’s newborn shoot ended up being on Poppy’s actual birthday so we had to document the momentous occasion of turning 3 as well!

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Enjoy every “new baby” moment with your little guy!  Can’t wait to see you all again soon.

A Bucks County Proposal – Shawn and Amy at Crossing Vineyards

The past two weeks have presented me with a full-circle moment after photographing a proposal, an engagement, a wedding and a newborn session.  I had to laugh when I realized I photographed each stage of a couple’s lives over the course of a few days.  I love photographing all of these special moments and occasions but I have to say, I was most nervous for the proposal.  My heart was beating out of my chest while I waited for the exciting moment to happen.  Meet Shawn, a sweet and thoughtful guy who went to great lengths to make sure his girlfriend, Amy,  was surprised, delighted and overcome with emotion by his adorable, thoughtful and thoroughly well-planned proposal.  Shawn even arranged for the special moment to be photographed so that they can share these images with family and friends and remember the moment they took the next, and possibly biggest, step in their relationship, forever.  It’s no surprise that Amy said yes.  Enjoy these images of their special evening unfolding at Crossing Vineyards Winery in Washington Crossing, PA.

Dog surprises girl with boyfriend's proposalAfter Shawn and Amy had a wine tasting and toured the vineyards at the winery, Shawn led Amy down to an open lawn where there was a table set for two with a bottle of champagne.  He had friends bring their dog, Oliver, with a sign around his neck to run out and surprise Amy so Shawn could pop the question.  On cue, Oliver ran out of the little porch where he was waiting and Amy looked shocked and surprised as she figured out what was happening.

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Once they had a chance to enjoy the moment and make the requisite phone call to Amy’s parents, we walked around the winery for a few photos with Amy and Shawn, a true engagement session!

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newly engaged couple smiles for the camera

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newly engaged couple embrace at crossing vineyards winery

engaged couple sit at crossing vineyards winery in an embrace

Shawn, thank you so much for including me in this exciting evening.  I enjoyed every moment capturing the emotion and excitement you both shared.  Now it’s time for the fun part, enjoy the wedding planning!  Best wishes to you both for a beautiful marriage and wedding day.

Philadelphia Wedding photographer – Downtown Club – Jen and Bryan

I photographed this wedding alongside Siobhan of Dollface Studio and had so much fun doing it.  Weddings in the city are so much fun and have such an energy that you just don’t get in the country.  Walking down Broad Street to City Hall is always eventful when you’re with a wedding party and I think the images turned out really nicely from the portrait session of the day.  We dodged the rain and got all of the outdoor photos in just in time before the clouds blew in so the timing was perfect.   Thanks for having me, Siobhan!  I hope you enjoy the images.

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Doylestown Portrait Photographer – Emily and Ethan and family

I love my repeat clients.  I feel like I say it all the time but I truly love to see my brides and grooms turn into parents and having the opportunity to meet their new little babies is just magical.  I photographed Emily and Ethan’s wedding back in 2011 so it has been a few years since I’ve seen them all, including Emily’s wonderful parents, Marjorie and Charles.  I was so excited to meet Milo and Finn, they couldn’t have been any cuter, sweeter or more curious.  Ready to explore, we set out in my favorite little park, Hansell Park and captured some new memories for this sweet family.  If you are considering which time of year is best for portraits, these were summer photos and i think they turned out just beautifully!  If you can stand the heat, the summer has some exceptional light and greenery to offer.

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Now that I have a 15 month old boy, I know this adorable, mischievous look all too well.  In my house it is usually followed by something terribly naughty, like grabbing a spatula from the kitchen drawer and beelining it to the nearest house plant to dig up all of the potting soil I just re-added.  In this case I think he just took off and ran if I remember correctly.  Not so naughty.

 

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Dirt!  The boys loved this path and they were completely lost in the  moment digging around and muddying themselves up a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

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This was my favorite spot with the tree and the beautiful sunlight coming through.  I love all of the images we got in this particular spot but this was just a sweet moment between a dad and his son.

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I love this shot of Marjorie and Charles.  Over the few times I had met them, their relationship struck me as being so quiet, nurturing and loving.  They seemed to have a deep understanding of one another.  It was beautiful to witness.

 

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Overbrook Golf Club Wedding – Tami and Matt

Tami and Matt were married on the most idyllic of days.  The timing for their portraits and the sunset light was perfection.  I have used these photos in so many ways for advertising my business and I hope Tami and Matt are as thrilled with these photos as I am.  Tami got ready for the wedding at the house Matt grew up in, which was actually built by his Dad.  I wonder if he ever imagined wedding preparations taking place here when he was designing the plans.  I bet Matt’s mom did!  It was a beautiful place to get ready.

 

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I love to see sisters helping the bride get dressed on the wedding day.  Having only a brother, I am fascinated by the bond shared between sisters, especially on such an important day.

 

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How sweet is this little one?   I can almost hear announcing the bride’s exit.

 

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Tami and Matt got married at the beautiful St. Agnes church in Westchester.  It was gorgeous and dramatic and right in the middle of downtown Westchester, which is the cutest little college town.

 

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Onto my favorite images of the day.  Everything about Overbrook was just heaven.  The glowing light, the soft, rust brick in the buildings and the immaculate gardens and pathways made shooting a total breeze.  These are truly some of my favorite portraits I’ve ever made and the location, in addition to the lovely wedding party, had a lot to do with it.

 

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Thanks to Georgi Anastasov, my amazing shooting partner, for this epic groomsmen shot.

 

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Tami and Matt, thank you for sharing your lovely day at Overbrook with me.  Matt, I hope you still think of your amazing wedding day every time you play a round of golf here, which from what I understand, is pretty often!