I always love shooting at Longwood. It seems like I discover a new spot every time I go there. We really got lucky with the weather and the light. After frequent weather checks, the rain had disappeared for all but two hours of the day, right exactly within our window. Luckily it held off for us and we even got some sunshine. Marissa had booked over the phone so this was my first time meeting her and Geoffrey. I couldn't have been happier to find out what a wonderful couple they are. They are sweet and kind but they don't take themselves too seriously and they can make each other laugh effortlessly. I had a wonderful time with you, Marissa and Geoff. I look forward to making more pictures next year :)
I'm so excited for Jill and Ryan's wedding this Fall at Tendenza. It's a new venue for me and everything I've heard about it has been fantastic. We shot their engagement photos in and around Rittenhouse Square and I was so glad they brought their little Harley with them. He is the most well-mannered dog I have ever met! He didn't make a peep the entire time. Jill and Ryan, it was great just spending time with you both. You are such sweet people and so easy to talk to. I can't wait for October!
To say that Emily and Ethan waited a long time to have the wedding they dreamed about is an understatement. Due to some changing plans and alignment of schedules between everyone involved, this day was a long time in the making and I think that always makes it even more special. I think everyone was amazed when January 2nd turned out to be a mild, almost fall-like day. It was a beautiful morning when Emily and Ethan finally saw one another in their wedding dress and tuxedo. I had never been to a wedding which was designed around brunch and it was really a wonderful idea. I could tell there were so many important people who came from so far away to share the love and joy of both families.
This might be the most picture-littered post ever. Maybe it's time to get a slideshow feature. I get worse and worse at editing....what the heck?? This was my last wedding of 2010 and it was just so stunning. Not only did Christine look beautiful, but she was the sweetest, most laid back bride I've seen in a long time and it was really refreshing. Sometimes you can just see that a couple's decision to get married just feels so right to them. I love a relaxed bride and groom :)
My favorite spot might have been the carousel. It was so colorful and romantic and the lighting was so pretty at dusk...or dark. Dusk was the plan....dark is kind of what we got but it totally worked. Cescaphe hosted an amazing party with more food than I have ever seen at a wedding, party, event, Thanksgiving, anything. The whole party was amazing.
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!