A few weeks ago another photographer I adore Ashley Gerrity mentioned this incredible location with beautiful views of center city Philadelphia in a photography group I am in and as soon as I googled it - I knew I HAD to shoot there soon! Soon after, Julie proposed to Shannon and I was lucky enough to get to spend the afternoon with these two gorgeous ladies at the amazing Cira Green. It was FREEZING but these two not only killed it, they have a love for each other that was so so fun to photograph. They literally couldn't stop staring at each other and as a photographer, let me tell you, that kind of love is a dream to photograph. Their outfits were on point, Julies hair blew perfectly in the wind and I am so excited to finally share a few of my favs from last weekend! I can't wait to see what kind of wedding these two plan!
I can't believe these two are finally married!!!! It seems like its been forever since I first sat down with them and their amazing planner and dear friend of mine Ashley to talk about their wedding day. I knew these two would be the most gorgeous brides and let me tell you, they were!!!! The entire day was filled with laughter and every detail was perfect thanks to bASH events! Its fun to get to work on a wedding where almost every vendor and person apart of Ashley's team was a friend! This was the true example of it taking a village...and in this case, a beautiful very gay village! And true to Ashley's style, her vision came to life for these two in a way that was beyond what I think of all of us expected!
My favorite moment, and probably my favorite first look ever, was when Arielle saw the back of Mary right before their first look. As she was walking towards her, she had to stop and wipe away a few tears. She kept saying how hott Mary looked and it was the cutest thing! And then when they finally saw each other for the first time, it was so evident that these two couldn't wait to start this next chapter of their lives together.
From their perfect ceremony and their tear filled vows, to being surrounded by the people who clearly love and adore them, to dancing the night away...this is the kind of weddings I love to photograph. Mary and Arielle...I am so so happy for the two of you. I can't wait to send you the rest of your preview and to get you all of your images! And thank you for allowing me the honor of photographing your wedding! Here are a few of my favorites!
When these two got married, I was knee deep in redoing my blog and website and I didn't want to post them to the old site. So I have been waiting to share this wedding with all of you for quite some time! Sophia is feisty, sweet and oh so gorgeous and Lisa is her hilarious, little bit bad ass and so kind other half. I've known these two for a while and when they asked if i would be free to shoot their weekday City Hall wedding, the answer was an immediate yes!!!
These two are so in love. The kind of love that you see on facebook and in real life and know that its not fake or temporary. They embody the idea of being partners, supporting each other and loving each others families. They also keep each other (and me!) laughing with their adorable bickering and commentary on everything! It was a great day and I am so happy that these two have joined the #marriedlesbianclub and are loving life as Mrs and Mrs Crespo!
Lisa and Sophia....thank you for being such sweet friends and for allowing me to be the one to capture the start of this exciting chapter in your lives. I adore the two of you to pieces and can't wait to see where life takes you next. Thank you for being patient for this blog post! And now, a few of my favorites!
I always hope for the best weather for an engagement shoot but when a day comes and the forecast says a high of 10 degrees, you email your couples and ask if they want to reschedule. These two, they decided to tough it out and even though they were FREEZING, they looked gorgeous. We walked around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Waterworks and between the melting ice and Annalise blue coat, they have amazing images with so much character.
Thank you Liza and Annalise for trusting me and allowing the insane honor of photographing your engagement photos!