Andrea and Brian chose the Chapel at Villanova and the Phoenixville Foundry to celebrate their wedding day. Both were wonderful locations. Having never shot in the chapel before, I didn't realize the demand for having a wedding there. Once I got a peek at the inside, I understood why. Not only is it breathtaking from the outside, but it is so intimate and bright on the inside. It was a lovely backdrop for Andrea and Brian to tie the knot. *Take note of the flower girl with her dolly. omg.
After the ceremony we went to Valley Forge National Park to take photos with the bridal party. I learned the hard way that you need a permit to shoot there and it became a running joke for the rest of the night. Every time I turned around someone from the bridal party would ask if I had a permit to be there. Lucky for them I have a good sense of humor and lucky for me the Foundry doesn't require a "permit" :)
I always love shooting at the Foundry. It is such a unique space and I get to play around with light being that the ceiling is miles away and there is a great upper level balcony. A big thank you to Rae Barnes for doing such a fantastic job second shooting. Guys prep, the outdoor view of the chapel and the bride/groom silhouette are hers along with probably a few others. Thanks for doing such a great job, as always! Andrea and Brian it was a pleasure working with you, thank you so much for including us in your day!
I've been wanting to blog this engagement session for awhile because I love it so much. I am finally getting around to it (with all this free time I have the week of Christmas). Actually, I've been doing a lot of catching up this week and I feel like I'm finally on top of things work-wise. My holiday shopping is another story. I have at least four people left to buy for!
Anyway, back to Alexis and Max. I was so excited that they picked the High Line Park right here in New York. My husband and I had our own photos taken there but somehow, I always forget to suggest it when people ask for recommendations. We shot around sunset and I was so happy with the way the photos came out. I was loving Alexis' red hair with the orangey glow of the sun. Alexis and Max, thanks for being so fun and photogenic! I can't wait to shoot your wedding in DUMBO next year :)
The Merion Cricket Club served as a beautiful backdrop for Liz and Josh's November wedding. Everything was so perfectly done and I remember their wedding day being one of the first fall days where you really felt a chill in the air. There's something about cold weather weddings that makes the party feel extra warm and inviting inside.
I've known Liz since we were kids in church school so it was an honor to photograph her special day and be a part of everything. Liz, you were a stunning bride and that fur was the icing on the cake :) I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon in Hawaii!
I met Patty while photographing her sister's wedding in NYC. I was so excited to work with their family again because they were some of the most kind and welcoming clients I've ever had. Patty and Joe were married on a Friday at the Liberty House which has a phenomenal view of the NYC skyline. I loved working there and I especially loved the 2 hours we had to shoot formals of the bridal party and family! Thanks to Georgi for doing a fantastic job second shooting for me. The night shot is a favorite of mine and is thanks to his skills :)
I loved shooting with Kate and Brett in Rittenhouse Square. The light was glowing and I was amazed at how much we accomplished in about one square city block! After the park we took a few photos at Parc, a restaurant where Kate and Brett went after they got engaged. I really enjoyed spending time in the city with both of them and I can't wait to shoot their wedding at Le Meridien next summer.