Philadelphia Wedding

Mike and Seth - A Modern Foundry at the Filmore Wedding

It isn't often I get asked to do things that have never been done before, so when Mike and Seth asked if I would interested and available to photograph their wedding at the Foundry at the Fillmore, I jumped at the chance!!!  The Fillmore is one of the hottest new concert venues in Philadelphia and it has a gorgeous space called the Foundry, where these two cuties decided to tie the knot!  Instead of traditional tablescapes and formal traditions, Mike and Seth opted for a laid back, cocktail style affair that was so wonderful to be apart of!  Karen from the Foundry helped the guys with all of the details and was a joy to work with!  And Seth's mom took care of all the beautiful floral details, which brought the day together perfectly!  And even more awesome?  They both gifted each other with custom cufflinks!  Wait till you see them!  

One of my favorite parts of this wedding was that they had a beautiful hotel suite downtown to get ready in together.  They helped each other put on their suits surrounded by their bridal party before venturing into city hall for a few portraits.  Watching these two button each others shirts and steal sweet kisses in between was a great reminder that sometimes spending the whole day together is more fun!  Their bridal party was hilarious and kept the whole afternoon full of laughter and honestly?  It was easily one of my favorite weddings of 2016.  

I can't wait to be back at the Foundry on New Years Eve but this time not for work!  :)  I love this venue and can't recommend it enough if you are looking for an offbeat, creative venue for your wedding!  Enjoy (more than) a few of my favorites and a huge thank you to Seth and Mike for allowing me the honor of capturing your wedding day!

Hallie and PJ - An Intimate Old City Philadelphia Wedding

Right now I am sitting at my desk, cuddled up under blankets and sweaters, rocking an end of season cold.  I have one more wedding (tomorrow!!!) left this season but I start up again January 1st!  While this time of year is stressful, busy, emotional and apparently full of germs, Last Sunday I got to take a few hours and capture the most beautiful, simple celebration of love.  Hallie and PJ decided to get married where they had gone on a date years before and let me tell you, Bistro Romano was not only gorgeous to photograph but a delight to work with!  Old City Philadelphia gave the perfect background for their portraits and after warming, Hallie and PJ walked hand down the aisle to become husband and wife.  It was such a change of pace for me, and a welcomed one.  These two so obviously love each other and the friends and family they chose to surround themselves with.  It was perfection.  

While I drink lots of tea and try to feel better for tomorrow, enjoy a few of my favorites of this intimate Philadelphia Wedding!  A huge thank you to the staff at Bistro Romano for being amazing and providing my sweet couple with such a perfect day!  Congrats Mr and Mrs Leyh!!!

Sophia and Lisa - A Philadelphia City Hall Lesbian Elopement

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!  

Lee and Alex - A Valley Forge Park Queer Engagement Session

I can't believe that I will have the honor of photographing these two again in just FIVE days!  Lee and Alex are tying the knot on Saturday at a family farm and last weekend we met up to shoot their engagement photos!  It was so fun getting to this awesome couple as we explored around Valley Forge National Park!  From the moment we started taking pictures, it was obvious that their love is built on a lot of laughter.  And coming from 2 years of marriage, I can tell you that a love that is full of laughter makes for the best kind of life!  But seriously though, these two are so easy going, down to earth and obviously in love that you can't help but like being around them.  

Lee and Alex, I can't wait for this weekend and being so honored to capture the start of this exciting next chapter in your lives.  I am crossing my fingers for the perfect weather and the most amazing day for the two of you!  For now, enjoy a few of my favs and look forward to seeing them again real soon!  

Ashley and Chris - A Del Fresco's Wedding

Every so often I'll get an email asking if I would possibly be free for a wedding that is quickly approaching, usually within 2 weeks.  Some might be so overwhelmed by the idea of being hired that close to the wedding date, but as someone who put together their own wedding in 74 days, I get it!  Sometimes you are so in love or life hands you situations that make you realize that waiting to plan that big wedding just isn't right for you!  When you know, why wait to get married?  And this particular one happens to be one of my favorites of this type of wedding we've done!

Angela and Chris had the sweetest wedding day!  From the moment I showed up at the hotel to take pictures of her getting ready, I knew it was going to be a great day!  Angela has to sweetest laugh and gave me a ton of time to photograph them around Philadelphia City Hall before getting married at the gorgeous Del Fresco's!  We had a beautiful winter day, warm and sunny and these two couldn't have been more in love!  And their first look ya'll?  Oh such perfection!  Chris was overwhelmed with how gorgeous Angela looked and can you blame him?  She looked stunning!  We made our way to Del Fresco's where we did family photos and then it was the moment they had been waiting for!  Time to get married!  When the judge announced that they were husband and wife, Angela squealed and that happens to be one of my favorite photos of the day!  She was so incredibly happy!

The newlyweds then headed for a private dinner there at Del Fresco's and I left loving that this is my job!  Intimate weddings are so sweet and focused on the things that matter most - each other!  Here are some of my favorites (it was hard to only pick a few!) and congratulations to this beautiful and sweet couple!!

Ebony and Creig - A Tyler Park Engagement SHoot

Its not every day that the guy is the one to contact me for an engagement shoot!  But then again, Creig is a total sweetheart and he wanted to surprise his new fiance with an engagement shoot before she moved to Chicago for the next year.  Ebony's reaction was priceless and their session was perfection!  They both have cute laughs and such a love for each other that left me excited for the wedding next year!  Please enjoy a few of my favorites and come back to see their summer lovin' wedding in 2017!