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!
It was a Saturday morning and my alarm went off at 4:45am. I made a french press of coffee then hit the road by 5:30am to take the most scenic route an hour up to Doylestown. The sunrise was epic with a storm on the horizon; the sky was bold + cloudy with flecks of salmon pink, gold and orange peeking through the clouds. Right around 7am Alicia + Jerry pulled up to the Fronthill Castle with their pup Doc. The clouds in the sky gave us a perfect light diffusion and the subtle light helped us create these moody early morning images. Peeks of yellow in the trees made these photos the perfect end-of-summer memento. I think these photos came out soo good! And it's not because of the perfect light or awesome scenery, no; it's all in Alicia + Jerry. Just look at their smiles! When you get a couple who laughs so easily together + isn't afraid to be a little silly you know they "GOT IT." The photos are effortless, timeless and downright fun. I'm so happy + excited that we get to work with this super fun young couple at their wedding next May.
I see a lot of places + a lot of faces and this couple truly stands out to us. They have a fresh perspective on life; with them, there's never a dull moment and you won't catch them taking life too seriously. Their day told us a lot about them - we learned that Dave loves botany and that's why Tyler Arboretum was the perfect place for them. Kate was spending time doing her sisters hair in the morning (she's a stylist) and she wrote some hilarious lines into her vows lending hints to her laid-back personality. They had a cocktail hour filled with every type of food and lots of drinks to pay tribute to the foodie aspect of their relationship. Right before they walked into the reception not only did we see a fox but dark, ominous storm clouds started creeping up over the horizon. Right after the couple's first dance which was gorgeously lit by a dozen strings of cafe lights, it started to rain really, really hard. The timing couldn't be more perfect. The night was filed with epic air guitar solos, interesting dance moves and not a single Top 40 song or line dance was played. Their night was truly unforgettable and we wish our friends the best as they grow together in life.
We loved this day - we loved it so much because Katie + Bob have such a light-hearted attitude which is perfectly complimented by their sense of humor. A few things that made this wedding stand out to us was a quiet, slow morning where only the closest of family members were present; this set the stage for a super relaxed day + easy day. Their traditional ceremony was filled with personal touches like Katie's student's coming to recite a poem and put together a bouquet of roses one by one for the Mother Mary statue. Their bubble exit was grand surrounded by dozens of people - friends, family, students and teachers. After the excitement died down we went to the Bensalem Country Club where the couple and their family went to the bridal suite to relax for a while before taking photos. When the sun went down a bit, and everyone had grabbed a snack, we started taking photos all around the property. They were so willing to go with the flow which called for some REALLY interesting photos....like when Bambi came out for a couple snapshots and Emily chased down a frog for a one of a kind photo op. When cocktail hour was about the start the couple went back inside and we went about photographing things candidly. Their night was nothing short of a good time; their speeches were heartfelt and there were a few nostalgic surprise. There were plenty of good vibes all around and a great mixture of conversation and dance floor shenanigans at this wedding; Katie + Bob made the most out of their wedding then enjoyed the wedding afterglow somewhere tropical + cheers to forever.
Looking back at Brooke + Greg's wedding day, I feel like we can say that we could have shot it with our eyes closed - and I mean that in the best way possible. Any which way you looked the were smiles on everyones face as if everyone had been waiting a decade for this day or something. ;) Brooke + Greg hit the jackpot - celebrating on one of the most gorgeous, long days in June at an amazing beach location with some of their best friends and most supportive family members. We've shot over 100 weddings and there's only been one wedding who's guests filled the dance floor before the bridal party even walked in. Mosh pit or wedding reception? Who knows. The party literally didn't slow down the whole night. After an epic sparkler exit the remaining party animals gathered round fire pits passing round bottles til well after midnight toasting to the new Mr. + Mrs. Germsheid.
It's not often that a groom cries, but when he does, it's epic. It's clear to see these two have a love that runs deep; Sam's smile was so bright as she was walking down the isle with her father, her eyes glistening with tears as well. It was truly a moment that made you hold your breath; like a climax of a movie in the cinema. He couldn't take his eyes off her. The rest of the evening was filled with light-hearted fun, laughter + a dance floor full of of...personality. [Shoutout to grandma, Sam getting low and the guy who danced by himself the whole night, you guys slayed the dance floor.] The last photo in this gallery was the very last photo in my camera after the last song of the night played and I think it perfectly sums up the day. I love the look of gratitude, love + appreciation on their faces; I hope that our friends keep that feeling with them forever! All you need is love - Amanda M.
Simple, upbeat + and full of light-hearted humor; Katie + Bobby's wedding was nothing short of a good time. Normandy Farms was the perfect setting for their epic threw the celebration on a Sunny but not-too-hot day in early June. Between a portrait sesh that were filled with laughter, them taking the time to sit in the bridal suite for some drinks (without cameras!) and an entire hour of mingling with guests their entire cocktail hour we can see that Katie + Bobby were completely present with their guests. We love that Katie + Bobby their reception their own with traditional Greek dances, an Irish river dance and a drop-dead hilarious groomsmen speech. Their personalities really came out on the dance floor where they sang at the top of their lungs with smiles so wide with their loved ones all around. We're grateful to know this like-minded couple + loved being a part of their big day! | Captured by Amanda Mundy + Emily Spong
A humble tribute to love; this laid back DIY couple said their vows on the beach in Cape May, NJ with a few of their closest friends + family. Loved ones gathered on the beach and a beach goers watched from afar as Elizabeth made her way down the boardwalk to see Chris for the first time. This super casual couple kept their ceremony simple + sweet then got their feet wet for some gorgeous photos in the ocean. I adore that this blended family was all about making the most of their memories; they had lots of fun ideas from fun poses to a lightsaber fight. The celebration continued at a local Mediterranean restaurant where they enjoyed dinner, drinks + good conversation into to evening. Cheers to our friends Chris + Lisa | Captured by Amanda Mundy
On a clear, sunny day in May Krystle + John said their I Do's on the beach with about 100 of their closest friends and family. The morning was filled with lots of anticipation as the couple patiently awaited the start of their ceremony where they would see each other for the first time. One of the most special moments of the day was when Krystle's father handed her off to James. Watching these two walk down the isle together was a moment that will be imprinted in my memory for a long time. After a short + sweet ceremony Krystle + James kicked off their reception with a tear-jerker of a first dance. I don't think there was a set of dry eyes in the whole room! The rest of the night was followed by toasts, dances and a cake cutting by the ocean serenaded by the song "Cake by the Ocean" by Cake (perfect song, right??) Cheers to our friends Krystle + John on their new marriage!
Sparks fly when some of the boldest personalities get together under one roof. Kev + Kate hosted one killer party at the Mansion on Main in Vorheese, NJ where they decked the place from top to bottom in purple. The sound of New Orleans filled the air with a live band and there was sparkles + feathers EVERYWHERE! They made their grand entrance in one of the most memorable ways ever; parading in like wild animals with their 20+ closest friends + family members through a sea of people. Kate bawled her eyes out as her new husband swept her off her feet during their first dace with his smooth moves. Once the party got started you could literally feel the floor shaking if you stood still. The night was wild and there wasn't a single dull moment during the entire night. We're so happy for our friends Kev + Kate and are so excited for them to relive their wild + crazy day with their wedding photos. :)
Sara + Jeremy grew up together and on April 22nd they promised to grow old together. Although their union started when their son Logan was born Sara + Jeremy made it official with friends and family who gathered at the Gables at Chadd's Ford to watch them say their vows. The night carried on into the morning with singing, laughter, dancing and lots of new memories to be cherished for a lifetime. #happilysammon
From the moment we met Jackie + Rob we knew these guys were going to kick off one of the biggest party weekends of the year in one of the most memorable ways possible. And they did not disappoint! On the coattails of Storm Stella, we celebrated the new Mr. + Mrs. Kelly with snow boots, a snowball fight followed by a super emotional ceremony, pitchers of beer, tons of dancing dancing and hilarious Ricky antics!