de Seversky Mansion Wedding Photographer – Claire and Dan

I headed to Long Island to meet Claire and Dan for the first time on their wedding day.  They planned from afar in Miami and I am so glad they chose me to photograph their beautiful wedding day without having met with me about it prior to the actual event.  It was my pleasure to also photograph Claire’s friend’s wedding and her cousin’s wedding so there were many familiar faces there which I always love.  It is such a wonderful part of my job being able to reconnect with past couples and see how their lives have changed and their families grown.  I don’t get out to Long Island as much as I did when I lived in New York City but I always love an excuse to head back to New York and this day was no exception.

I had photographed a wedding at the de Seversky Mansion once before in the cold of winter on a beautiful, snowy and romantic evening.  As you could imagine, July gave me a completely different set of photographs from the same venue since we traded in the snow for the heat of summer.  It was fun to see how different weddings could be in different seasons.    I loved the colors Claire chose.  The coral and light pink were soft and romantic and the pop of her sisters’ brightly colored dresses really added interested to the color palette and the photographs.  Every detail was meticulously taken care of and it all added up to a truly beautiful event.

I hope you enjoy the photos from this lovely day!

 

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Marlton Children’s Photographer – Maura

I photographed Colleen and Dave’s wedding back in 2009.  I have loved catching up with them as they have added two beautiful children to their family.  This is Maura and she will be five in a few short weeks.  Colleen’s family has a tradition of having a portrait made of each child when they turn five and I absolutely love the idea.  A portrait of each grandchild hangs in her parents’ home and now Maura’s can be added to the wall.  I really loved this session.  It took me back to my photography roots.  I had a huge interest in photographing children when I first took a serious interest in photography.  I did a lot of babysitting and the children became the subjects of the majority of my high school and college work.  I forgot how much I enjoyed photographing kids as the individual subject of a portrait.  So much of my work is relational, which I love, but getting to know a five year old as an individual is something I haven’t had the opportunity to do in awhile.  I loved watching Maura from behind my camera.  Colleen and Dave, you are doing a wonderful job raising a sweet, funny, whimsical and loving girl.  Thank you so much for sharing this special age with me.  See you very soon for baby #3!  I can’t wait.

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five year old running barefoot in tutu

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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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emotional man hugs his new fiance

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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