Styled Shoot for Fall Issue of Contemporary Bride Magazine.

A few months ago I teamed up with a few amazing vendors for a Styled Photo Shoot for the fall issue of Contemporary Bride Magazine. This small shoot on a farm on the out skirts of Princeton, NJ was centered around these cute little cake stands from Cake It Up, LLC and we were published on page 116! I was lucky to get Daniella Tamasi as my Bride for the day and the Wonderful Dani Jaye Makeup Artistry for the three separate looks we planned out. In between each setup I decided to take the opportunity to shoot some beauty portraits and here are some of my favorites from the day.

She’s got legs for days…

Here is a quick teaser from a recent shoot I did for a bridal magazine (cross your fingers that it gets picked up!).

All Roads Lead to Rome – Part 1.

At least the road that I was on led me there and it was unbelievable! Rome…I love that you will forever be the first stamp in my passport (even if the customs guy stamped my passport on the 3rd page). We rented this amazing little apartment near Campo de’ Fiori, one of the many famous squares in the heart of Rome. During the day it was home to an Italian Market (Just plain Market if you’re yourself Italian) where you could buy anything from pasta to espresso pots. The neighborhood itself had everything you’d want. Tons of shopping, cafes and restaurants to choose from. I think I ate pizza at least once everyday and the wine, OH The Wine! I know I wrote this before but this would be such an amazing place to shoot a wedding or just any couple session really. Every angle looks like it’s right out of a postcard!
I shot over 1600 images so I’m going to have to break this up into a few posts 🙂 Here is a taste of Rome through my eyes.

I Was Born to Love you.

This time last week I was in Rome. That’s so weird to write but I love that it’s true. I would most likely be heading back to the apartment after another jaw dropping dinner, passing one alley after the next that looked like a scene in a postcard. I shot plenty and I’m working on that post as I type this but I wanted to share this image because it really got me excited about this coming Engagement & Wedding Season! I found this on one of those walks after dinner and it, like all the amazing backdrops in Rome, made me want to shoot a wedding there! Any Takers!?!

Michelle & Dave – The Engagement.

Meet Michelle & Dave! They are getting hitched later this year in VEGAS! And even though I can’t be there to shoot the actual ceremony (believe me I would if I could) we will be shooting their Wedding Portraits with the entire wedding party back here in Philly when they get home. 🙂
For their Engagement Session we started at Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge, which is this delicious restaurant located off of Sansom Street, where the couple had their first date. Throughout the day we stopped at a few famous areas in Philly like Love Park and Broad St. but it was the in-between moments that really caught my attention. Outside of the Comcast building there is this little common area where a group of trees shade a few lunch tables. I had the couple sitting at one of the tables and I was shooting them from a distance when I read Dave’s lips as he whispered to Michelle right before he kissed her. He said to her ‘I’m so in love with you right now’. Smooth right?! Such a great moment!!!
Check out some of my favorites from the day.

Jess & Jesse – The Washington, DC Engagement.

Meet Jess & Jesse! They are getting married in just a few short weeks now and for there engagement session we hung out at Glen Echo Park in Washington, DC. It had just finished raining right after we got there so you can see some steam rising off the pavement…Love It! Glen Echo has an old style amusement park look to it which made such an interesting backdrop to this good looking couple 🙂
Check out some of my favorites from the day.

Kristin & Brian – The Engagement.

Meet Kristin & Brian. We decided to kick off their engagement shoot with a homemade Oreo Shake at The Franklin Fountain, located in Old City in Philadelphia. If you know me, you know I’m the first one to run for the ice cream truck when that jingle hits the wind. So when Brian suggested this spot, I was on board before I finished reading the sentence. It was a great start to an afternoon of hanging out with this awesome couple. Check out some of my favorites from the day.

Kate & Howie – The Engagment.

Meet Kate & Howie. They are going to be married in about three months and counting and I am stoked to shoot their wedding! Howie is not at all scared to get crazy and be a goofy, just to make Kate laugh and it’s written all over her face just how much she loves him. Check out some of my favorites.

Christy & Chuck – The Engagement.

Meet Christy & Chuck. This is one cool couple, I’m telling you right now. If I wasn’t following them around taking their picture, I would be hanging out with them watching all my favorite shows. They have my exact taste in TV and that my friend is some good taste. I think this was the 3rd scheduled engagement session for these two. For some reason we were rained out every time but 3rd time is a charm because the rain went away and we had such a great time running around the city. We started over at Boathouse Row and hiked over towards City Hall. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.


Wedding Gang Sign 🙂

Kristin & Eric – The Engagement.

Meet Kristin & Eric. For their engagement session we met up at Ridley Creek State Park for a few shots at the historic mansion they have on the grounds. Then we headed down to one of their favorite hiking trails and in my head I was thinking, yeah I totally got this. It seems I’m out of shape…or at least I am compared to these two. I’d love to say it was because it was crazy hot out or because I was carrying all my gear, actually that’s exactly what I’ll say. 🙂 Thankfully we had an awesome session and even though I looked a wreck, I had a great time hanging out with these two. Here are some of my favorites from the day.

PS: I went back to the gym and I totally want a rematch…just sayin.