Kelly & Charlie’s Engagement in Wilmington, NC – Part one.

Meet Kelly & Charlie! My Rock Star Couple from Wilmington, NC. We basically had an all day Engagement Session starting with a champagne picnic on the other side of the Cape Fear River. This was my first time meeting Charlie and he immediately won me over. Not just with the simple fact that he is a nice guy but watching how much he adores Kelly and hangs on her every move. They are perfect for each other because that same look is on his face is the same look on her’s. High Five to you both!
Here are some of my favorites from the day.

Megan & Brendan – The Wedding.

Meet Megan & Brendan! I love a couple who is into taking pictures and with this couple (specifically Megan) we could do this daily. I don’t believe she has ever met a camera she didn’t like. πŸ™‚ They were married at Saint Bridget Church in Philadelphia, PA. This was a full catholic mass and even at the alter she was ready for her closeup! After our amazing 3 hours of picture time around the city we headed to the reception which was held at the City Avenue Hilton Hotel.
Check out some of my favorites from the day.


Bendan’s per-wedding card to Megan. πŸ™‚ ‘To my Almost Wife’

Carla & Joe – The Wedding.

Meet Carla & Joe. The were married in Northern Liberties in Philadelphia at Cescaphe Ballroom. The day started out kinda rainy but we totally lucked out when it was time to shoot the portraits. Right after the emotional First Look, we stepped outside to the cobblestone streets of old city to find the sun beaming down through the trees. Cut to me jumping up and down with excitement and practically running to the spot I wanted to shoot πŸ™‚
Check out some of my favorite shots of the day below but before you do let me tell you about their wedding favors. A donation was made to the American Cancer Society and to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research for CHOP. What better present can you give than one that will help a child beat this? This is something very close to Carla & Joe’s heart and I for one give them major points for being so selfless.


Lover’s Leap?

Salvatore!

The emotional First Look!

I Love it when the groom tears up!!!


Salvatore gets two pieces of a chain to symbolize his parents unity.


Somebody wants to go outside πŸ™‚

Ilan & Jeremy – The Wedding. Pt 2.

The wedding reception was held at Ilan’s parent’s home in Savannah, Ga. They strung lights through the trees and had miniature lamp posts throughout the back yard to light the dance floor. Everyone was free to roam and roam they did. From the backyard to the kitchen/dining room where they had the most unbelievable food ever. I know I talk too much about food but this was some down home country cookin that needs to be shouted about. They flew in a chef from Nashville named Matt Russo & he turned it out. If you’re looking for a great caterer find him here.
My favorite room was the living room in the front of the house that was dedicated to the musicians of the party (Meaning, Just about every person there & absolutely everyone in Jeremy’s family) and the ones who wanted to listen in. They had Guitars, Bongos, Maracas and I think I saw a Ukulele in there too. Anyone who caught that feelin could pick up an instrument and go to town. People were calling out songs and everyone would start to play and sing along. The amount of talent in that room would have made William Morris drool.

When it was time to give the speeches and sip the champagne (Cheerwine for the non drinker!) Ilan stepped up and told us something that she had never told anyone before. They had been dating a few months and on her birthday Jeremy took her out to celebrate. After the perfect dinner the waiter surprised her with a fruit/desert tray with candles so she could make her wish. As she blew out the candles her wish was ‘Please let me marry this man’…and she did. πŸ™‚


This Disco Ball wasn’t like that to begin with…it fell. I like it better this way.


These cakes were shipped in from New Orleans. What I wouldn’t do for a piece of each right now…