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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

|Posted in Weddings

Pam & Bill, Philadelphia Marriott Wedding

Pam and Bill had a gorgeous day! Everything went perfectly. Its been such a pleasure getting to know Pam and Bill and seeing everyone’s excitement for them on their wedding day.  You guys have fantastic families, thank you for choosing me to be a part of your day. Before getting too far of course here are some of the major players that helped make this day happen:

Church: Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter & Paul
Florist: Long Stems
Videographer: UpRise Productions
DJ: Silver Sound
Second Photographer: Heather Fowler Big thank you to Heather, I always enjoy shooting with you!
Reception: Marriott Hotel Downtown

A little snapshot of all Pam’s little details.

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This little gal was so adorable and so happy all day long!!undefinedundefined
Pinning the something old on the dress.undefined
I love when me and my second shooter and I get similar shots of the bride and groom getting ready.undefined
Pam looked Amazing.undefined
Love this.undefined
Bill looked very handsome too.undefined
The Basilica is very impressive!undefined
I adore this shot Heather got before Pam’s mom walked her down the isle.undefined
Bill tried biting his lip to hold back his emotion when seeing Pam come down the isle. Too cute.  undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined
We walked around the neighborhood for some portraits.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined
Love this sequence.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined
And a final dip to end the post. 🙂
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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

|Posted in Children & Families, moodybabies

Lucy & Quin, growing up fast moodybabies

One of my favorite families!  Lucy and Quinny are growing up so fast.  Last I had seen Quin he was around six months old, he has changed so much.  Lucy is as silly and goofy as always, certainly not camera shy. 🙂

We started our session by waking Quin from his nap.  He wasn’t too happy to be awake at first.
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Lucy as adorable as always.undefined
She is very close with daddy.undefined
making faces for the mirror.undefined
We played with some bubbles.undefined
Checked out the bugs in the garden.undefined
Lucy doing her best Vogue.undefined
Quin is such a handsome little guy.undefinedundefined
Quin not far behind his adventurous big sister.undefined
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Love this.undefined
Lucy had to leave a birthday party early for our shoot and didn’t get to have any cake, so we took her for some ice cream.undefined
We made many attempts to get a “normal” family portrait but really this is the normal I think for these guys.  I love this.
Lucy climbing all over daddy, Quin wanting his own space and just having to give in to it all.undefinedundefinedundefined

Its always a blast with you guys! Thank you for having me out.
Enjoy your slideshow!!

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

|Posted in Philadelphia, Weddings

Meredith & Chris, Philadelphia Chestnut Club

Meredith & Chris had a perfect May wedding!  The world did not end and the day could not have been any more amazing. Before getting too far I always like to mention all the vendors who played a role in the wedding day.

Getting Ready Location: Sofitel
Church: St. Pauls
Reception: Chestnut Club
Make-up: Hannah from Beke Beau make-up artists
Florist: Nature’s Gallery
Caterer: Feastivities
Band: Rio from EBE
Bakery: Bredenbecks
Wedding Planner: Details by Kelly Miller
Second Photographer: Michael Leslie Thank you Michael for all your hard work and company throughout the day!!

Meredith’s Dress was gorgeous.

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Some getting ready shotsundefinedundefined
Putting on the veil was the final touch.undefined
Chris looking mighty handsomeundefined
To the church we go to get married!undefinedundefinedundefined
St. Paul’s is amazing.undefinedundefined
Ring exchangeundefinedundefinedundefined
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I just enjoy this of Chris and his guys.undefined
We were actually ahead of schedule, which rarely happens, so we walked down to Isgro’s for some snacks.  A nice gentleman, just a regular customer, treated Meredith and Chris to their goodies and Isgro’s also gave them some special cup cakes. Pays to go into a bakery after getting married!!undefined
Meredith being gorgeous.  Aren’t her flowers amazing?undefined
Awe, you guys are too cute.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined
A nice moment and nice light in the limo.undefinedLove the Chestnut Club!  Such a cool place.undefined
First Danceundefined
Chris’s sister and nieces, enjoying the band.
undefinedundefinedundefinedI couldn’t resist putting this one in.  I think this may have been Meredith’s favorite gift……undefined

You guys were wonderful and so much fun! I am happy to have been a part of your day.
For more of a sneak peek into the wedding day make sure you watch the slideshow.
Slideshow

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

|Posted in Engagement

Racquel & Danny, Ridley Creek Park & Mainline engagement shoot.

Racquel & Danny are two of the sweetest people. I had a lovely time with them on this shoot. These two first met when they were around the age of 13!  Racquel’s Dad’s business moved them around a bit.  She met Danny when they lived in England. They were just friends back then, until a few years ago when she went back to England and had a little reunion with some friends from her time there.  Danny was in that group and the rest is history.  He moved here not long after that and for they got married soon after that to ensure his stay in the US.  So they never got to have a celebration with friends and family.  That is changing this year.  There will be proper wedding with friends and family surrounding them and celebrating them coming up  in July.  It will be quite the party and I am excited to be a part of it.

Danny brought along his guitar.  The best way ever to start a photo session.

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This is “Ridley” as we chose to name him.  Just a stray cat at Ridley creek who chose to hang out with us on our shoot.  He was very sweet and loving with a deep raspy meow. We were a bit relieved when at the end of our time there he went on to something else, if he had still been following us we may have taken him home… (Racquel & Danny have two cats at home and were commenting on how nice it would be if they would cooperate for photos.  Well, Ridley was our supplement cat.)undefinedundefined
Love this little moment.  undefinedundefined
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So sweet!undefined
Shoe comparison.undefinedundefined
Danny enjoyed this exercise. 🙂undefined
You guys are awesome. That’s all I have to say about that.undefinedundefinedundefined

Too too fun! You guys are naturals.  I look forward to seeing you in the weeks to come!!

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Monday, June 20th, 2011

|Posted in personal

A little fun for Monday.

Happy Monday everyone!  Coming back this week from a little week’s vacation.  My brother and his girlfriend were in town visiting so I have been busy playing tour guide and in charge of relaxation time.
Not bad for a little much needed vacation.

 

Thought I would welcome you all back this Monday with a fun spur of the moment shoot I had with my brother yesterday before we sent them off.
He bought these giant Reese’s cups in NYC at the Hershey store on Times Square in the hopes we could do some kind of fun shoot with them.
The wall in my dining room proved the perfect spot.  Enjoy and I am not responsible for your cravings for peanut butter and chocolate today. 🙂undefined

 

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Thursday, June 9th, 2011

|Posted in Engagement

Sarah & Ben, Philadelphia Engagement Shoot

I had so much fun with Sarah & Ben! Ben is hilarious and I was in stitches laughing the whole time.  (Think of Charlie from Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he sounds just like him.)

These two are an awesome couple.  They have been together since high school when Ben got the nerve to ask Sarah to the junior prom! Ben is the best friend of one of my grooms from last year, so I know what I am getting into with this crowd that’s for sure. (All good fun!)

 

“Lets do this” 🙂 (wink wink)

We started off with their pooch Harley. Handsome Harley.undefinedundefined
What else do you do with a bulldozer in South Philly?undefinedundefined
They love the view from South Street Bridge, so that was our next stop.undefinedJust a little of their personality.  This is what Sarah did to Ben when I asked her to surprise him…..
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One of, if not my favorite.undefined
I also really love this one.undefined
This garage was amazing, so we decided to take a few shots in front of it. undefinedundefined
At the spot where Ben proposed to Sarah.  undefined
To end the night we thought it would be fun to take the Buddy (scooter) out for a spin.undefinedundefinedundefined
I couldn’t choose between this one and the B&W version below so I opted to show you both….undefinedundefined
You guys were/are awesome.  So much fun and I look forward to seeing you in October!!!

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

|Posted in Engagement

Marianne & Scott, NYC engagement shoot

We met up with Marianne & Scott after our shoot with Kyle & Andrew. We met in Central Park and took some of Marianne’s favorite paths through the park. She is lucky that she gets to walk through the park everyday to work.  These two are getting married in July up in the Finger Lakes, I am very excited to explore the area!

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So many neat spots hidden in the Park that I had never seen.  Loved this arch.undefinedundefined
Adorable, no?undefinedundefined
I was happy to have Don in NYC with me to help with some off camera lights.  The shoot wouldn’t have been the same without his help, thanks honey!undefinedundefinedundefinedPretty amazing views from the park.undefinedundefinedundefined
Something I just love about this. undefinedundefinedWe ended the night getting sushi at one of their favorite spots.  Not only was it delicious but we were a bit star struck when SNL’s Fred Armisen and Abby Elliot were seated at the table next to us.   Ya know, just another normal night out in NYC. Great end to a great day. See you guys in less than a few months!

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

|Posted in Engagement

Kyle & Andrew, NYC engagement Shoot

We had a wonderful afternoon with Kyle and Andrew in NYC.  They are both from the Philly area but are living up in NYC so we wanted to do the engagement shoot up there.  These two have been dating on and off since they were in high school, they went to the same college and ended up in all the same places.  It was always meant to be. Andrew proposed on the top of Mt. Machu Picchu in Peru last year and the wedding is set for next May!  Congratulations you guys.

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We had a little fun on the carrousel.undefined
These two are too adorable.undefinedundefinedundefinedundefined
Grand Central Station is a big part of their relationship in NYC.undefinedundefinedThey typically see each other in passing on the escalators, when Andrew is leaving work and Kyle is heading to class.undefined
We spent a little time in Central Park, it was a great day with a little chill in the air.undefinedA Favorite. Kyle has amazing eyes!undefinedundefinedTesting Andrew’s jumping skills.undefinedThese two are adorable.undefined

Great seeing you and spending the afternoon! Looking forward to next May!

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