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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

|Posted in Philadelphia, Weddings

Kelly & Mike, Franklin Institute New Years Eve Wedding

What a fantastic wedding to end the year on!  Its been an amazing year and I am so so grateful to all my amazing clients/friends for allowing me to do what I love to do and provide them with invaluable memories.  Kelly and Mike have been wonderful to work with and all their friends and family were so accommodating all day long.  We had an amazing day, very uncharacteristic for a December day, it felt more like October. Last year we were under a few feet of snow at new years.  Kelly and Mike were so much fun all day, you’ll see very soon.

Lets get on to some photos……..but first the other wedding professionals that made this day amazing:

Venue: Franklin Institute, always a stunning venue!!
Flowers: Flowers by Yuke
Caterer: Frog Commissary, I will make a bold statement here and say that the meal we were served on this night is the BEST meal I’ve had all year. Mushroom risotto with a puff pastry and grilled veggies, nice sirloin steak (I think) for the “meat eaters”.  I could go for some right now, it was amazing. Not a “vendor” meal in the slightest. Top Notch.
Band: Jellyroll, these guys are awesome.  What a fun band, couldn’t think of a better band on new years!
Videographer: Pete Malone from First Floor Films, Pete is a talented videographer/photographer and one of my dearest friends.  Its always fun when we get to work together.
Second Photographer: Misty Dawn Phiel, so much fun to shoot with you again Misty!  I am so happy we got to ring the new year in together, thank you for all your great images.
Assistant: Eric Walbridge, my “thankless assistant”.  Thank you for coming out and being my light man all night. 🙂

Now the photos……
Kelly’s dress with the coveted family Christmas tree.

The book Mike put the ring in when he proposed to Kelly. They share a love of vintage books.The gorgeous Kelly.Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia weddingsStunning.Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia weddingsDad seeing his little girl for the first time.Mike’s shoes were AMAZING. Class all the way. Love it.Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia weddingsSeeing his bride for the first time.One proud Papa!Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia weddingsI DO!Congratulations you guys!We did some pictures back at the house with the tree.Each time we went to Kelly’s I wanted to shoot on this road, its the road leading into her neighborhood.
So we stopped at the perfect time to get some of that great winter night sky.

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Love this.Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingHAPPY NEW YEAR, hello 2012!!Joy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Philadelphia Franklin Institue Wedding

I couldn’t think of a better way to end the new year, doing what I love, surrounded by happy people and a massive party. How could you go wrong?
Be sure to watch the slideshow for more images.
Happy New Year Kelly & Mike!

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012

|Posted in Weddings

Christina & Rich, Cork Factory Hotel Wedding

I was pretty close to this wedding. Christina and I worked together for four years at Drexel, she was there from the very beginning as I started getting my business off the ground and running.  She was always one of my biggest supporters.  We shared an office and were very close during our time together at Drexel.  Christina would always have fantasies about when she got married and even way back then she knew she wanted me to be there to document her day for her. I wouldn’t have it any other way honestly.  Christina called me as soon as she knew she was getting engaged and knew the date she wanted to get married to make sure I was available.  Its kind of nice to know that my availability had some weight in them choosing their wedding date. AWE!  I am so happy she found Rich, they are perfect for each other in every way. I haven’t seen Christina smile so much in years and if you know Christina she is naturally bubbly person so add on love struck and man you have one beaming woman.

There were a lot of independent professionals/friends involved in their day, so there may not be websites for everyone listed below.

Venue & Catering:  Cork Factory Hotel
Flowers: Diane Komoroski
Video: Brock Pemberton
Make Up: Jaime Maurer
Hair: Sarah Beth Cooper & Jessica Weaver
Strings: Brandon Page (Violin), Catherine Gin (Violin) & Nathan Gin (Cello)
DJ: Kevin Hitchens
Second Photographer: Stephanie Lugo, Thank you as usual Stephanie!  Great job on this one!

Christina’s details

A little fun fact about Christina’s purse, I gave this to her years ago for her birthday I believe. It was nice that she incorporated it into her wedding. 🙂
Getting some finishing touchesI love that Rich has a goofy side.beautiful!!I LOVE THIS!These guys were so excited to get out some energy and jump!The first look!Cork Factory has awesome stair wells.Lovely looking bridal partyI love this frame from one of the motion sequences.It was so wonderful to see Christina as a happy bride!!LOVE!Love just pours out of these two.Okay a little shameless image. 🙂  I had to get a picture with my friend. 🙂
Props to the bridesmaid to handled my camera very well!!A little behind the scenes shot. 🙂🙂Playing on the chalk board before the ceremonySuch an awesome ceremony. So much love in the room.Love these looks. 🙂
So in love!YAY!!The Cork Factory was beautifulChristina and Rich had a lovely first dance.  They split it up into two parts, nice loving slow dance and then a more upbeat fun swing dance.  Christina is an avid swing dancer and she has taught Rich very well, he looked awesome!I am posting this because this is just a total Christina expression. 🙂 Love it.They did their parent dances together.Christina’s niece had a great time on the dance floor.It was a lively dancing bunch.I love Christina’s expression in this! They were throwing Rich up in the air and I think he got quite a bit of “air” if you know what I mean.Then it was Christina’s turn!The night ended with a lovely sparkler send off!
Congratulations you guys!!Be sure to watch the slideshow for more!

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Friday, January 13th, 2012

|Posted in Weddings

Sarah & Ben, Fairmount Horicultural Center Wedding

Sarah & Ben, let me count the ways…. 🙂  Thank you guys for keeping a big smile on my face all day! ha! We had such a great time with all of you.

Sarah & Ben have been together since high school, they were always meant to be. Ben is a regular comedian and you can’t help but smile and laugh around him, Sarah is gorgeous and helps even out the comedian in Ben. They are a perfect fit.  It was great to see many faces of friends of theirs from weddings I have shot in recent years, it was like a mini reunion. It would have been impossible not have a great time with these guys.

Wedding Professionals:
Venue: Fairmount Horticultural Center
Caterer: Stephen Starr
Flowers: Blossom
Make-up: Emily from Cheekadee
Dress: Romona Keveza
Videographer: Well Spun Films
Wedding Planner: Queen of Hearts, Karen & Rebecca
Bakery: Whipped Bake shop
Band: Deja Groove
Second Photographer: Stephanie Lugo, Thank you Steph! You keep hitting it out of the park, so happy to have you by my side.

Sarah & Ben did most of the details themselves.
The “Lets Do This” comes from when Ben asked Sarah to marry him, he was so nervous that’s how he asked her.  I love how the incorporated it into the wedding.

fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyAmazing flowers, loved them!fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyfairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyI went out an bought a silver pair of these shoes after being introduced to them by Sarah.
Super comfy wedding shoes!Getting ready!Love Emily from Cheekadee!
Sarah gave her a little present. It says “I’m a beautician not a magician” needless to say Emily LOVED it!First look!You guys looked amazing!Awe!joy moody photographyjoy moody photographyjoy moody photographyjoy moody photographyjoy moody photographyBack to the very spot Ben proposed.joy moody photographyGorgeous!The motley crew.joy moody photographyLovely ladiesjoy moody photographyWe had a few takes of the motion shots. 🙂 I just happen to love this by itself.haha! I love this.joy moody photographyjoy moody photographyfairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyjoy moody photographyI really loved Sarah’s color pallet.fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyI  just love this one.  joy moody photographyCeremony time!fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyfairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyMarried!joy moody photographyMy all time favorite shot of the day. Hands down.fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyLots of little details.  Simple and elegant.joy moody photographyThis was my first wedding at the Horticultural Center, it is such an awesome location!We had a party group on our hands.A few rounds of “spin the bottle” were played.fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyfairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyfairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyYou guys are awesome.  I am so thankful to have been a part of your day. Thanks for making my face hurt all day. 🙂fairmount horticultural center, joy moody photographyBe sure to watch the slideshow, many many more images to see there.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

|Posted in Children & Families, moodybabies

Baby Ellie & Big sister Abbie, Moodybabies.

Baby Ellie is such a cutie pie!  I did her big sister Abbie’s baby first year in photos and now its her turn!  Was so great seeing everyone again!Look at that tummy! Love it.Abbie got a lot of camera time too. We had a great time jumping on the bed and love her super pink room!Ellie in her crib, love the colors.One big happy family!Mom has an awesome new kitchen to have many fun baking adventures with her girls. These are some of my all time favorites.  Abbie was totally in her element once we got her apron and hat on. Future chef? Don’t mess with her kitchen! haha!Was awesome to see you guys again! Congrats on the new addition.  I look forward to watching you all grow through out this year!

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

|Posted in Children & Families

Kate & Tess

Our final D.C family shoot.  Oh my gosh Kate & Tess were adorable!  I couldn’t get enough of them.Awe!They had these super funny faces when I asked them to make a funny face.  The liked to shake and make this face, too cute.haha! I love these girls.

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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

|Posted in Children & Families

Sam & Max

Another D.C family.  Samantha & Max, so much fun!I adore this! haha!  What brother and sister don’t continually fight about everything? This is the best. 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

|Posted in Engagement

Kevin & Suzanne, Philadelphia Engagement Shoot

Before the holidays I met up with Kevin and Suzanne for a city engagement shoot. We did a majority of the shoot in the Barclay on Rittenhouse.  Kevin used to work there and is still friendly with everyone there so we had the run of the place.  I had not been there yet, its pretty awesome inside.

These two are cute with all their quirky faces they make at each other.This is pretty standard with these two.The bathrooms at Barclay have some cool tile, for an uber cool couple.

caught making out in the bathroom!!


It was chilly but we headed outside for a little bit to get a feel for the city.Congratulations you guys! I had a fun afternoon with you!

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012

|Posted in Weddings

Lindsay & Chris, Audubon Society Wedding

October was a beautiful month for weddings this year.  Lindsay and Chris had a gorgeous day. They are both artistic and creative and every single detail in this wedding reflected their personalities. The ceremony was very sweet, romantic and funny.  It was a great portrayal of their journey in their relationship.  I am continually amazed at the ceremonies I get to attend.

This wedding wouldn’t have been so beautiful had it not been for the following people.

Wedding Professionals:
Venue: John James Audubon Society
Florist: Beautiful Blooms, Donna out did herself on this one.  The details of this wedding were extensive and she pulled them off beautifully.
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller
Bakery: Whipped Bake Shop
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Make-up: Elle Curcio
Wedding Planner: Anthia Graham from Party Space for Audubon
DJ: DJ Dlake
String Trio: Penn Strings
Officiant: Jim Rosengarten from Journeys of the heart
Second Photographer: Stephanie Lugo, Stephanie you are awesome.  You grow at every wedding we do together and I am so happy to have you on my team. You hit it out of the park on this one. Thank you.

Lindsay’s details were gorgeous.
The belt to her dress.

Joy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyThe belt just added an extra pop to an already stunning dress.Joy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyChris getting readyJoy Moody PhotographyI love his expressionsJoy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody Photography🙂Joy Moody PhotographyThey got ready at Dolce in Valley Forge, I love the spot we chose for their first look. Joy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyJoy Moody PhotographyLindsay was just stunning.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingAre you sure you guys aren’t really models??

Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThe flowers and boutineer were stunning.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingStephanie grabbed these of Chris while I was with Lindsay.  I LOVE THESE.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingYou guys look amazing together.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingGQ ChrisJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingGreat looking bridal partyJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThere was hot cider for the guest to enjoy before the ceremonyJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingI want one of these owl wreaths, they were like nothing I’ve ever seen.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingLindsay had a suitcase filled with handkerchiefs for the guests to use during the ceremonyJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon Wedding
There were hanging candles and flowers everywhere.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingMarried!Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThey had a little screech owl out at the cocktail hour, this little guy had been hit by a car of 422 and saved you can one of his eyes was wounded. He was saved and now has a permanent home at the Audubon Society, he is being well taken care of.
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And details detail details……….Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingLoved the guest book, a vintage typewriter for guests to type out notes to Lindsay & Chris.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingSeating cards were made from vintage wall paper, made into book marks.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingEvery table was different and really every seat was different with the details and decorations on the table.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThe details Donna and Beautiful Blooms did for this wedding were unlike anything I’ve seen. I kept noticing new things all night.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThere was a little lounge off to the side for people hang out and take pictures.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThe vintage wall paper comes back into play on the tables at the reception. Each table had a different paper.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThe chandeliers were gorgeous.Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingThe nature theme continues with the cake. I love all the eggs.First DanceJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingJoy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingCongratulations you guys! What an awesome wedding.
Thank you so much for making us a part of your day!Joy Moody Photography, Audubon WeddingMany more images in the slideshow, make sure to check it out.

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