Ilana & Liran recently moved back to the states from Israel. They are getting settled into the area and are planning their wedding at Bellevue Hall in Wilmington, DE for the end of this month…..just a few short weeks away. We met up on an absolutely frigid day the other week on The University of Pennsylvania campus for their engagement session. Within about 45 seconds the three of us clicked and we spent the rest of the chilly afternoon laughing together as we snapped some photos , ducked into one of the university buildings to steal some heat and braved the cold again before the sun went down and we shivered our way back home. You guys, it was a pleasure. I look forward to seeing you on the wedding day very shortly. Enjoy your engagement photos!
MK & Zack were married down the shore on a rainy day this past autumn. And if for one second you think the mood on their wedding day was “dampened” (ha, ha) by the weather, you would be very wrong. Take a look at the joy captured in these photos below and tell me that they DIDN’T have the most fun on the best day of their lives, despite the weather. My partner photographer Joy Moody photographed MK & Zack’s wedding for me in Long Beach Island as I was in Cape May on the same day photographing Kristen & Ken’s wedding.
MK & Zack started the day off at a home in Beach Haven where they first saw each other in their wedding day besties on the large wrap-around porch before heading to Spray Beach Chapel to get married. Then it was a quick trip to the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club for the wedding reception headlined by The Jersey Shore’s greatest party band, Secret Service. MK & Zack, even though I wasn’t there personally it looks as though you had an incredible day. The reception alone seems as though it was the stuff of legend. Joy and Linette did a tremendous job capturing all of the special moments throughout that day and I am so happy to have been a part of your wedding story. Congratulations again. Enjoy your photos!
Kristen & Ken sort of had a destination wedding in Cape May at Congress Hall this past October. They live in NYC, Kristen is from NJ and Ken grew up in Pittsburgh. So people were coming to Cape May from all over…..a destination. There really is no better place that I know of for a wedding. I’ve photographed weddings on both coasts and in several different countries and Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ is hands down my favorite location to shoot. There is just so much to work with here and it’s in a gorgeous location (one of the countries best beach towns as voted by some magazine I think I saw somewhere). Anyway, the point is that Congress Hall is fantastic. And Kristen and Ken are fantastic. Their wedding day was kind of rainy but that had absolutely no impact on the excitement, joy and fun everyone shared that day. I was happy to have Adam Gierke along with me and he captured several of the beautiful wedding pictures below. Donna and her team from Beautiful Blooms made this incredible day even more beautiful with all, and I do mean ALL of their floral displays, bouquets and boutonnieres. Take a look at the color and design of these flowers in the photos here. They knocked it out of the park in a big way. It’s always great working with Nina from Cheekadee too. She spent her morning making up all of the ladies in the bridal suite, Founder’s Hall.
Kristen & Ken, or should I say KK, you guys have been a joy to work with. Your families were so warm and welcoming to us. The day was just perfect and you two looked as though you shared the most incredible day of your lives together surrounded by loved ones. It’s a great perk of my job to spend my working days in that kind of atmosphere. Congratulations again. Enjoy your wedding photos!
Audrea and I go way back…..sorta. Her uncle lived on the street I grew up on and I was in school with her two older brothers. But at that time Audrea and I didn’t “really” know each other as she was several years younger than me. But when she and Bill got engaged and they came in to meet with me we started putting the pieces of our acquaintance together. The three of us immediately got along wonderfully and we had a good time sharing lots of laughs on their engagement session back in the spring.
The wedding day arrived on a perfect autumn day in September. Jessica Hendrix and I started early in the afternoon with Audrea & Bill in Malvern at The Desmond Hotel where everyone was getting made-up and dressed for the day. We then headed to The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for the bride and groom’s reveal and wedding party photos before hoping on the shuttle and driving to Phoenixville for the wedding ceremony on the lawn next to a real caboose at Robert Ryan Catering’s Columbia Station. Silversound DJs provided the entertainment and lighting for the party after the wedding ceremony where everyone danced well into the night.
Audrea & Bill, you guys have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I have enjoyed all of the laughs we have shared together and I hope we can find the opportunity to work together again soon. Enjoy your wedding photos and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Just the other week I was invited to photograph this little man, Jake. His aunt Cindy had gifted a portrait session to Jake’s mom, Jackie. Cindy and I have know each other since first grade. I even photographed Cindy and Tommy’s wedding a couple years back. Jake and his natural mohawk were total pros in front of the camera. Some beautiful snow-lit, winter light helped in creating these handsome pics of little Jake and his mom. Jackie, I know you didn’t “really” want to be in the photos but you look beautiful and so in love with your little guy. Thanks to you all for inviting me to photograph little Jake. Enjoy your photos.