I've been super busy with engagement sessions, weddings and portraits but it makes me so inexplicably happy to know that fall is here!! This is my favorite time of year and a great time for shoots with the perfect temperatures, changing leaves and the anticipation of the holidays. Joanie and Josh chose to have their shoot in Central Park. I can't wait for their wedding next fall, Joanie is going to be such a beautiful bride. Joanie and Josh, you are an adorable couple and thank you Josh, for keeping me laughing through the whole session :)
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 :)
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.