Two of the nicest people you could ever meet - Lauren + JP. From the preps in the morning all the way through the party in the evening the tone of the whole wedding was just an easy-going, light + airy event. Lauren's grace and JP's down-to-earth energy was brilliantly showcased through the planning of their day. The overwhelming exuberance we felt from the family captured our hearts + let us know this couple has a lot of support. Check out some of our favorite silly, romantic, epic once-in-a-lifetime moments from their wedding day;
Jason + Mackenzie brought their low-key vibe to The Farmhouse in Delaware for a day they'll never forget. The rich, historic farmhouse turned into an super-romantic dinner party + by night the dance floor opened up for some of the most interesting dance moves we've seen all season. This wedding day went at such a nice pace + we truly got to do it ALL - the first look, a full cocktail hour, 3 hours of dancing, 2 full toasts and even a quick but epic night shot out back of the venue. Throughout Mackenzie + Jason's day we felt a strong sense of family; I observed everyone's eager participation helping to bring the day together from DIY makeup preps in the morning through the end of the night where the family members tore up the dance floor tirelessly in complete, utter excitement. One thing I loved about this couple is they don't sugar coat; they're come-as-you-are people + I felt like Mackenzie + Jason's wedding day was a reflection of what it's like to hang out with them everyday. Lovestruck couples are real-life, messy, imperfect, awesome, hilarious + down-to-earth...that is the kind of love we LOVE to capture.
Nothing about these two was cookie cutter and I loved that they felt comfortable enough to really let their personalities shine. From the micro-gestures they shared throughout the day we could tell Meg + Steve have a unique, playful vibe about them; they don't take life too seriously, love to have a good laugh and are just want to be themselves. Cheers to our friends Meg + Steve, we can't wait to celebrate with you next year!
Sometimes our favorite engagement sessions are the simple ones; the sessions with a couple hand-in-hand, giddy + giggling, so completely in love. Alex knows exactly know exactly how to capture those sweet moments between a bride and groom to be. With this couple being a long-time friend this session was flawless.
Megan + Lance are going on 6+ years now. They met the last 2 weeks of their senior year at Holy Family University and Lance quickly rose to claim the title of boyfriend of the year: instead of getting all weird and selfish about his brand new girlfriend going away to college in another state he encouraged the heck out of Megan to pursue her dreams to the fullest and he trip nearly every weekend to be with Megan while she completed her education NY. *chills on chills* They even told me about a time where Lance made the trip to just make Megan tacos while she was studying for exams. Walking around Brooklyn reminiscing about the time they spent there was such a unique way to experience the city as a first timer. To start out our trek we stopped at a tiny corner diner where they got breakfast all the time and we traveled the familiar side streets to an overlook where you could see the whole sky line. We visited street signs, water fronts, bridges and murals for photo ops; Megan kept remarking how the experience was giving her the chills as she thought back to the foundation years of her relationship. During this shoot, there truly wasn't a dull moment. Nearly everywhere we turned my head was buzzing with photo ideas! After 3-4 hours of walking around we grabbed some dinner at another local favorite spot for Falafel and decided to grab a few more photos with the sunset over the city before hopping on thetrain back home. These adventure engagement shoots are one-of-a-kind and tell an awesome story…we’re so excited to have gotten a glimpse of their love story and we’re so excited to work with them at their wedding next October!
Molly + Joe are two super ambitious millennials who always strive to bring each other to heights. Since our first meeting over some coffee in Bryn Mawr on a cold wintery day I knew we would connect with Molly + Joe on another level; we spoke about our views on weddings that day. Our concencus? It’s one day. This means two things…1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket and 2. LIVE IT UP! First of all, let’s just start this off by sharing that this couple chose a place that would donate the extra food left over from the reception to people in need. (this should give you a pretty good summary as to what kind of people Molly + joe are!) On their wedding day they spent their morning at the Farmhouse at People’s Light with their closest friends and family members in their bridal party having a low-key prep sesh. Later on we helped them set up a first look outside one of the houses on site; the look on Joe’s face says it all and the two continued their afternoon exploring the property and taking photos before all the festivities began so they had nothing to worry about later on. Their ceremony was filled with lots of happy tears; you can tell this couple has been through it all together. Their night perfectly suited them with a perfect mixture of formalities, dancing and mingling. They were all over the place and busy being submersed in their night. The grand send off was a ton of fun + picture perfect for with the help of the most cooperatively awesome end-of-night guests ever. We set out to help Molly + Joe create an experience that allowed them to be completely present in their wedding + be true to themselves while also creating some killer images to capture their memories…I think some magic was made. Check out these pics for some good vibes this morning :)
What happens when a school psychologist and a first grade teach fall in love? Epic moments, lots of laughter and utter magic. Stephanie + Mike saw each other for the first time on their wedding day on the Broad Street median right in front of city hall. We walked to city hall where we had lots of fun taking photos with the bridal party and lots of random people who jumped in the photos. So many sweet little moments happened throughout the day like silly moments with the couple’s students, happy tears during the ceremony and 90’s throw backs on the dance floor which got everyone on the floor for some crazy shots. When we look back on this wedding day we can't help but to feel so grateful for all of the awesome, like minded people + all of their awesome memories we get to be a part of. Cheers to our friends Stephanie + Mike as they celebrate their one month anniversary this weekend!
It’s no secret that low-key, millennial-minded couples are kind of our things….and Heather + Rich were no exception to this! The one thing that stands out the most about this couple is how it was evident NOTHING could ruin their vibe on their day; even when little details didn’t go as perfectly as planned this couple kept a smile on their face the entire time. La Luna offers a BEAUTIFUL outdoor ceremony, especially in September with the end-of-summer sun peeking through the evergreen trees. Heather + Rich wrote their own vows and sealed the deal with a kiss. A moment that really captured our hearts was when they danced to Everlong by the Foo Fighters…the song was moody and alternative which put us in just the right mood to capture some epically dramatic first dance shots. The night was filled with lots of drinks, mingling, silly Photo Booth photos + “interesting” dance mores. The night end off with Heather + Rich in the middle of a huge circle of their family + friends embracing each other as they savored the last few minutes of their perfect day. We’re so excited about these pics and can’t wait for our friends to see them exactly one month after their wedding day~
A warm + sunny Saturday calls for an adventure through the busy streets of Old City, Philadelphia; Emily, John + Alex wandered around for nearly two hours finding a bunch of beautifully lit, hidden locations down the cobble stone side streets. Race Street Peir with a glass of beer in hand at sunset made for a classic Philly backdrop...although the streets were buzzing with activity it wasn't hard to make John + Emily stand out amongst the crowd; their love for each other shines so brightly. We're super excited to capture this couple's wedding next August...can't wait to see what we come up with next!
Meryanda + Ron have a long history in Wildwood and that's why it made for the perfect backdrop for their engagement shoot this past September. The couple had picked out a couple spots that are meaningful to their story like the beach and the restaurant where they met - The Wharf. The restaurant was my favorite spot to shoot because it's so unique to Meryanda + Ron. We wandered around the back deck and went down onto the docks where we captured a stormy looking sunset. Although there were thick, heavy clouds over head you could see the red and orange sunset peeking through over the horizon. Cheers to our friends, can't wait to party with them next November.
Britnee is an avid dancer and she's been dancing at the same studio for the longest time. Somewhere in between classes and rehearsals she found herself in love with the dance studio's owner's son Jack. Fast forward ten years and these two are on their way to tying the knot and beginning the next leg of their lives together. During the shoot we spoke a lot while we explored the trails, although I feel like I learned even more about them through the subtle nuances + little quirks. An image that stands out to me in this gallery is a candid one where Jack was helping Brittnee down a rocky slope, I think the look on his face says everything you need to know about these two.
First a prom dress, and now a wedding dress; high school sweethearts are some of the most interesting people to shoot with. What's so cool about the HSSH's is their deep understanding of each other...I mean, they literally grew up together and spent some of their most fundamental learning years by each other's side. This couple was so supported by their family and friends and even that is an understatement. Everyone was glowing and so excited to see this couple tie the knot. From our end, this was a fun wedding to shoot because the lead shooter of this wedding, Alex, remembers this couple from his high school days and even knew quite a few people at the wedding. Their wedding was so much fun that we were there past midnight capturing all them tearing up the dance floor. Their day was easy, effortless and full of good vibes. These two have already created a legacy together and there's no doubt there's so many more adventures that lie ahead for them!