Danielle and Anthony's wedding was held at the Phoenixville Foundry, a place I had been dying to shoot. The Foundry combines all of the elements of a new and modern wedding venue with the rustic and artistic architecture of the former foundry (with parts left intact). Their wedding was everything I had hoped it would be. Danielle thought of every meticulous detail and when I finally saw how the Foundry looked decked out for the wedding, it just blew me away.
First things first, I met Danielle and the girls at the Desmond Hotel for some prep on a VERY rainy morning. I love the shot of Danielle with all of the hands primping her. Danielle chose lots of helpful women to be in her wedding party :)
I was lucky enough to have Rae Barnes second shoot for me. The ceremony was lovely and I loved watching Danielle silently communicate with all of her bridesmaids in the front row. By the time the ceremony ended, the skies had miraculously parted and we had time to fit in a fun photo location on the way to the reception.
Valley Forge National Park served as a great place for formal portraits with family and the wedding party. The Foundry was an equally great backdrop for some nice couple shots. I loved the way Danielle looked at Anthony. Any time I asked them to smile, they would. But when I told Danielle to look at her groom, she had the cutest "in-love" look about her.
Danielle and Anthony,
Rae and I had an excellent time photographing your wedding. Thank you so much for being so kind and welcoming. We hope you're having a fantastic time in Hawaii!! That's 3 in a row for Hawaiian-bound honeymooners :)
Nancy is bundle of excitement, energy and positivity. She is one of those people around whom it is virtually impossible to be in a bad mood. It's funny meeting one half of a couple and then not meeting their other half until an engagement or wedding shoot. My imagination goes wild trying to guess what kind of man or woman the mystery half will be. When I met John, it was obvious why the two of them had fallen in love. They met in chiropractic school and will be working at a family business once Nancy finishes up with her current job. What a dream job, working side by side next to your spouse at a family owned and operated business.
We had a great time running around in the city on a VERY humid day. Nancy and John, thanks for wandering around with me, you guys are so right for each other :)
I've known Liz for quite a long time. I think it may have been since Sunday School, is that right Liz!? Anyway, we reconnected post-college when she discovered my photography website and kindly recommended me to one of her friends who booked me for her wedding. The funny part is that Liz wasn't even engaged at the time and now I'll be photographing her wedding even before her friend's.
We shot Liz and Josh's engagement at Swarthmore College and in spite of the fact that we nearly missed the whole thing due to traffic and road closings, I think we still got some great shots! I can't wait for your wedding in November, it will be here before you know it :)
I never post twice in one day but I just received an email from Andrea, probably the nicest email I've ever gotten, and I couldn't wait until tomorrow to post these shots from their engagement on Friday.
Not only is Andrea a beautiful girl on the outside but she is sweet and bubbly and makes you feel totally comfortable around her. While Andrea was talking details with the venue coordinator, Brian and I chatted about college basketball and the Lakers, among other things. Like Andrea, he is totally easy to be around and they both just make you feel good. As a couple, Brian and Andrea are completely at ease with each other and on the same page. There is a gentleness between them that was very special to watch (and capture!). I can see that they have a very loving relationship and I think they are on a great path.
I loved shooting in Phoenixville and I think they scouted out fantastic spots to shoot. I am so glad that they were as pleased as I was with the outcome :)
I can't wait to shoot at the Phoenixville Foundry next weekend and again in November for Andrea and Brian's wedding. We were lucky enough to get inside for some shots on Friday and the space is extraordinary!
Thank you Andrea for the lovely email and for such a nice time on Friday morning.