Jennifer and Mark's wedding was my last of 2011 and they have been so patient waiting for this blog post. The truth is, there were so many photos I wanted to include that I was a little intimidated about actually gathering all of my favorites together and taking the time to prepare and post them all. The good news is, I've finally gotten around to doing it.
Jennifer's disposition is one that makes you feel immediately comfortable, accepted and appreciated. Upon meeting her family it was no surprise, as each experience and conversation I shared with her three brothers and her mother and father echoed the same qualities. Mark was such a gentleman and incredibly enthusiastic about photography which is always fun for me. He was up for and excited about all of our ideas during the portrait session of the day.
Jennifer was referred to me by one of her maids-of-honor, whose wedding I also shot so it was a lot of fun to see Rachel, in the second photo, and her husband, Tim, again.
Jennifer is a teacher and to the delight of her students, she invited them all to be present at the ceremony. It was so cute watching them crane their necks into the aisle to try to see what was going on at the front of the church. After the service, they all just looked at her in awe. It was a testament to what a good teacher she must be, all of the kids just wanted to be close to her and give her hugs!
Thanks to Joe Craig for all of your beautiful photos!
This was my second visit with this family and this time, we were able to get everyone together. Tracy had purchased a package of three sessions when her youngest arrived and this was session two. Phoenixville was a great backdrop, it was quaint, quiet, colorful and friendly. It was nice to get such a variety without having to go very far. I love how everyone was dressed, the colors all complemented one another without being too "matchy". The funniest part was that when I complimented Tracy on it, she said she hadn't even tried :) Either way, don't they all look great?!
I'm excited to share that Tiffany and Ryan's beautifully hand-crafted wedding at Friedman Farms in Dallas, Pennsylvania is being featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of the Knot Magazine. Pick one up for some great wedding inspiration!
I love these little kiddos. Some of my favorite shoots are with families who have hired me on a repeat basis and I get so excited when the kids remember me and are happy to see me, as was the case with this family. The whole family couldn't be sweeter and every time I think the kids couldn't get any cuter, they do. Can't wait to see you all in 2012!
I love weddings at the Phoenixville Foundry. It is such a unique and grand space and from what I've overheard there, guests are always impressed by it too. Marisa and Mike decided to have their wedding just before Thanksgiving and it is always exciting shooting a wedding around that time of year. You can feel everyone getting excited for the holidays and the wedding is another reason for celebration. The weather was unseasonably mild that day and it lent to a beautiful portrait session in downtown Phoenixville. Marisa's dad was sweet enough to contact the local movie theater and put the couple's name up on the marquee! It was one of the best personal touches I've ever seen.
Marisa and Mike, it was great working with you. Your families were and are wonderful and sweet and it was just such a nice day for us! Couples like you make me really love my job :)