I've known Cassie since she was 10 (11?) years old. When I found out she wanted me to shoot her senior photographs, I was beyond surprised and quite honored that she even thought to remember me. I met her to find what a beautiful and sweet girl she had become or should I say, remained. It's crazy what a transformation girls make in a few short years. I felt so old thinking to myself (and probably saying out loud), "you're all GROWN UP!"
Cassie, you truly are a beautiful girl with the world at her fingertips. I wish you the best in all you do and I'm so so glad to have had the opportunity to spend time with you and your mom again.
Sabrina and Roni were married in a combination of American and Indian traditions and I am so thankful to have been a part of all of them. The festivities began on Friday night, before the wedding. There was so much to look at and process and the time just flew by me. Between the beautiful and colorful sarees, the adorable little kids and the traditions, some of which were new to me, I felt like I was being entertained all evening. Sabrina was simply stunning and it was a pleasure photographing her. I was amazed at how much work went into getting her dressed just exactly right. Friday evening was followed by an American wedding ceremony on Saturday morning and a reception on Saturday evening. I was so tired by the time it was over, I couldn't imagine how exhausted Sabrina and Roni must have been. Enjoy these few photos from the Friday night reception!
Beth and Adam are getting married in September at the Jersey shore. I know this wedding is going to be beautiful because Beth has been keeping me up to date with her planning and decisions. I've seen the bridesmaids dresses, the venue, the SHOES (exquisite), and the linens until it was decided that they just wouldn't work. The engagement session turned into a bit of a planning session which is always fun. I love hearing all the details about what the bride is thinking and how she is envisioning her wedding. Then when I finally see it on the wedding day it is just amazing to see how a vision is turned into a reality.
The planning session even turned into dinner which was delicious AND fun. It was a great day and I had a fantastic time with Beth and Adam.
We started out in Asbury Park and on the beach by the boardwalk there. Here are a few of my favorites.
The wedding is going to be held at Beth's Aunt Sally's house which is right on the beach. It is absolutely beautiful and I am envisioning the wedding with the tented lawns...one of which we took a picture on thanks to Aunt Sally's recommendation :)
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 :)