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 :)
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 :)