Avital & Brian – The Philadelphia Engagement Session.

Meet Avital & Brian! First off, how awesome is the Avital’s name…Love it! Great name and great couple to match! After battling the weather on our initial Engagement Date, we met up in center city Philadelphia and lucked out with a gorgeous August day. It was such a good time walking around the city with these two, from broad street up past the Sugar casino we definitely covered some ground. Congrats Guys, Can’t wait to shoot your wedding!!!
Check out some of my favorites from the day.

Avital & Brian – The Philadelphia Engagement Teaser.

Here is a quick teaser from yesterday’s Engagement Session with Avital & Brian! We basically walked all over Philadelphia and Race St Pier was one of the last stops we made. It was pretty late and the sun had almost vanished but I cranked up the ISO and we had just enough sunset light to give it that warmth we needed. Check it out.

Rachel & Tom – The Engagement Session.

Meet Rachel & Tom! I’ll be their wedding photographer come April of next year and I’m really excited because they are a fun couple. There is even talk of Kilts which would be Amazing! Do it Tom…do it. We met up in Old City Philadelphia to start the Engagement Session and the exploring took us over to Penn’s Landing on the waterfront where we indulged in some funnel cake! Congrats Rachel & Tom! Check out some of my favorites from the day.

Kate & Howie – The Teaser.

Here is a little teaser from Kate & Howie’s wedding. They are the perfect example for why I think Engagement Sessions pay off for your wedding day. It’s like practice with extras. You get a day to get all the jitters and willies out that you might have in front of a lens by practicing and there is the extra of hanging out with cool people like the one you’re gonna marry and this guy. (I’m pointing my thumb at myself.) By the time your wedding day gets here you’re a pro. Look how comfortable they are with my camera here. I’m obsessed with this shot.

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.

Laura & Tommy – The Wedding.

Meet Laura & Tommy. They were married at St Andrews’s Lithuanian Church in Philadelphia, PA. Along with being a completely adorable couple and exceptionally gifted in the looks department, they can officially put on one classy wedding! From the Champagne toast outside the church directly after the ceremony to the interpreters for the hearing impaired, and finally to the beautiful venue with the remodeled silos attached for the cake and present rooms. Everything was Beautiful! After the ceremony we trekked around the city for a bit hitting all their favorite Philly Landmarks before heading over to the Normandy Farms Hotel, which is in Blue Bell, PA. This is where we kicked the party 🙂 Check out some of my favorites from the day.

This was a really fun Lithuanian tradition, where the Groom carries the Bride over a bridge. We chose one at the edge of South Street in Penns Landing.

Bridget and Billy – The Wedding.

Meet Bridget and Billy. AKA. Make a Circle Make a Scene…More on that in a few. The wedding was held at St. Dorthy Church in Drexel Hill, just a few blocks away from Bridget’s childhood home, which is where we started the day. She, along with all 5 bridesmaids, her mother and her Man of Honor (That’s right, I said Man. It’s 2009!) all piled into her childhood bedroom to help her slip into something a little more bridelike. Lots of Aaaawwws and laughing and cute moments and all the while the look on Bridget’s face was priceless. I wouldn’t say it was nerves but more like an unbelievable excitement, like that night before your birthday look. She was ready.

The ceremony was beautiful and they had some amazing singers that could hands down sing for disney no question.

After the ceremony we met at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing and Limo/Vanned it over to the Love Park to shoot some portraits in front of the Love Statue. Now here is where the Make a Circle Make a Scene comes into play. There were 14 people in this wedding party including the Bride & Groom plus parents. We pulled up to the park and being the busy touristy area it is, there were many people already there taking pictures. The doors to the Limo/Van opened and out went all 14, spreading out with a mission because we only had 20 minutes left with the limo guy. Within 30 seconds the area was cleared of everyone and the floor was ours for the taking! A crowd formed and we did our thing, I grabbed a lot of really nice images and that’s when it happened. It wasn’t the first time and it absolutely wasn’t the last. The circle…the scene…they started chanting ‘Make a circle make a scene!!’ and surrounded Bridget and Billy and while screaming and causing one extremely large commotion, they commanding everyone’s attention in a 4 block radius. (Example Pictured Below) Bottom line was they were having a blast and it was making me laugh so two thumbs up for that.

Back at the Hyatt, Bridget, Billy, Michael (The man of Honor/Brigit appointed assistant) took a walk down the long pier that ran the waterfront, where we got some really nice shots with the Ben Franklin Bridge and the city in the background. Then finally it was time to party it up with and really enjoy the night, which I assure you they did. I have proof. Here are some of my favorites from the day.

His turn! He couldn’t have fought them off if he tried.

PS. Check out Bridgets Blog Here. She is hilarious and always a good read.

Jamie & Jason – Engagement.

Meet Jamie & Jason. A few weeks ago we got together and shot some engagement photos in Center City & Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. I’ve known Jamie for going on two years now but this was my first time meeting Jason in person. He was a little shy at first but he and Jamie quickly got comfortable in front of my lens and we got some really great photos. Here are some of my favorites from the day.






Their wedding to follow soon!!!