The end of July took me to Philadelphia for Nancy and Austin's wedding. They chose several locations around the city for formals and we basically flew through them to get a little taste of everything Philly. The reception was held at the Sheraton Society Hill and the ballroom looked gorgeous with Nancy's colors. Everything turned out beautifully and I was happy to be a part of such a wonderful wedding. Thanks to Georgi for second shooting!
Jill and Vander were married at the beautiful Hyatt Jersey City. The view of NYC is amazing from the Hyatt and it served as the backdrop for both the outdoor ceremony on the Hudson and the reception which took place in the ballroom, surrounded with windows facing the New York City skyline.
Vander's family traveled all the way from Brazil to witness their wedding day and it was certainly a celebration filled with emotion, love and a LOT of dancing. It was an honor to be a part of such a beautifully designed wedding. It was a wonderfully orchestrated event from start to finish thanks to Adrienne from Bespoke Affairs. It is always great to collaborate with excellent vendors. Their beautiful cake was by Carlo's Bakery and the lanterns by Bona Angela Design.
Thanks to Georgi for second shooting for me!
Here are my (several) favorites!
We spent the fourth of July in Panama for Jeff's sister's wedding. Janice and Josh are a perfect match from their kind and gentle spirits to their philosophies about life in general, they just seem to go together and see things from the same perspective. It was beautiful watching them get married to each other. The ceremony was lovely with American and Panamanian customs, complete with the signing of several documents and fingerprinting following the vows. It was an honor to be a part of the wedding party and fun to walk down the aisle with Jeff again!
We'd been anticipating this trip for awhile and were so excited when it was finally time to go. Not only was it a beautiful destination but it was also a family vacation for us which meant ten days of adventure, beach time, relaxation and preparing for the wedding with Jeff's parents, siblings and Janice and Josh's friends. It was a wonderful group to spend time with and we enjoyed getting to know more about their friends and life in Richmond. It was a great experience and I'll post separately about our adventures outside the wedding resort.
Josh spent a few years in Panama working for the Peace Corps and Janice made several trips to visit him while he was there. They had even been to the resort where we stayed twice already. It really was a beautiful location and the meaning and history that Panama has for their relationship really confirmed their reason to get married there.
Janice and Josh hired a wonderful photographer to document their day so I got to enjoy myself for a change! These are just a few of the off-duty shots I grabbed because I can't help myself at a wedding:)
I had been excited about Lauren and Chad's wedding ever since I found out that were having it at The Lake House Inn in Perkasie, PA. It was a venue I had seen so many photos of but never had the opportunity to shoot. It was a beautiful setting for such a sweet couple. I had met with Lauren in NY and I knew she would be a very easy and fun bride to work with. I felt that she really trusted my vision and ability and that always makes my job on the day of the wedding even better. These are a few of my favorites from their beautiful day. Thanks to Georgi for pretty much being my right-hand man all summer (including Kara and Nick's wedding where I failed to thank him). His work never disappoints me!
Patricia and Michael's wedding was a long time coming. I had been in touch with Patricia for almost two years about shooting her wedding and she was so patient waiting for the right time for both families to celebrate their wedding. I knew that by the time their day in June rolled around, the weather would be perfect and the day would go off without a hitch. Patricia, you are so sweet and compassionate and you deserved the wonderful wedding day you and Michael had. I was so happy to be able to photograph it for you!
The ceremony was held at St. Thomas of Villanova and the reception was at their shared alma mater, Haverford.