I had a lovely afternoon with Angela and Charlie. They both went to UPenn, they were a year apart, but they never knew each other during that time. They met in San Fransisco of all places. Funny how these things happen. They have mutual friends.
For their engagement shoot we decided to re-visit the campus. They each have their favorite spots and of course the day was planned around food…food trucks. It was also a great opportunity to make new memories on campus together.
We started off at Angela’s favorite truck.
Then we explored the campus.
They may not live in Philadelphia at the moment but it holds a special place for both of them.
Charlie lived in the quad for part of his UPenn life and really wanted to visit it again. Thanks to a wonderful trusting student for signing us in!
Then to a campus icon, the dueling tampons. Yep, you read that right. Anyone who went to Penn knows it well.
We randomly happened upon a petting zoo on campus. So we said hello to the animals.
Next up was Charlies favorite truck! We all got egg sandwiches with different toppings and I have to say it was pretty awesome. Those rolls are amazing.
We grabbed the picnic basket and found a nice spot to have lunch #2.
To end things it was time for Charlie to get a new t-shirt!We had a great time!
It was wonderful to see you guys and I look forward to seeing you in June!
I had a blast with Lisa and Nam on their engagement session. Lots and lots of laughing at ourselves and each other, what more could you ask for?
I am very much looking forward to their wedding in May. It will be my first Buddhist ceremony.
We started off the session with their pooch Buddy. He is a little over a year old and VERY playful.
Then it was off for the real deal engagement photos. To get Nam loosened up a bit I made him run with Lisa. 🙂I LOVE this one. I think its my favorite.This is a good representation of the “laughing at ourselves” comment. Its not really in their nature to act on the romantic side of things so in the direction for this photo they just started cracking up at each other, which I quite like.A little visit from the geese.We ended at 30th street station since this is where the relationship began long ago.
Thank you guys for a lovely afternoon and in trusting me through all the things I asked you to do! See you in a month.
I adore this family! Zayd has grown up soooo much since our last shoot when he was six months old! My how time fly’s. Michelle warned me that he was a ball of energy and constantly on the move which made it hard to get photos of him. I brushed that off a little thinking, oh I can get a handle on this kiddo, just you see. Well full disclosure this kid is all over the place and I see why I was warned in the beginning. He gave me a run for the money that’s for sure. Despite him not having any of the “nice family portrait” time, he had too much to do to sit still for a minute, I love the natural family photos we got. I always prefer those anyway. 🙂 Zayd was prepped for a few weeks before my arrival so when I was there, he was not shy at all in fact it was “Joy, come look at this…Joy come in here…Joy look what I can do….Joy…Joy…Joy” 🙂 We are best buds now. His mom said since I left he is still talking about the next time I come over and what we can do for pictures and what he can show me. He is such a sweet heart and so mature for a three year old, its amazing.
We did all his favorite things. He loves macaroons and watching this kid eat them makes me want one every time!
They are originally from Australia so Michelle had traditional Lamington cakes as well. Lamingtons are AMAZING. I was sent home with a container of them and WOW, they are now my favorite.
This one reminds me of one we got when he was six months old, below.A tad more cuddly at six months. 🙂 Short break for more macaroons and lamingtons.Dance party on the bed! Love Michelle’s belly pics I did in the background. Cheese ball!This is the reaction to his “auntie Barbara” coming to see us. I don’t think he likes her much, do you? 🙂I ADORE this.OOOH, he was offering a spoonful of gelato to auntie Barbara and then he took it back all for himself!And I’ll end with me and Zayd as taken by his mum Michelle. 🙂
Be sure to watch the slideshow for many many more photos.
Kristen and Monsef were a tad nontraditional, which I loved. This is a second marraige for both of them and they have been together for a long time. It was my first time meeting each of them in person and my first impression of them was just total unconditional love for each other. They were as giddy as a couple newly dating and as comfortable as the couple they are and have been for many years. Moncef couldn’t stay out of the room as Kristen was finishing to get ready. He kept going in and out of the room as she was dressing, it was very sweet.
a few details
This cake! OMG the detail in this cake was stunning. All the work in the hand coloring of the sugar fruit, flowers and leaves. Wow.
They make a lovely couple
Here is that giddiness I was mentioning before. They were so natural.
Kristen has a little sass in her.
During the ceremony, lots of great expression
I love this succession of images
Monsef’s two sons gave some very sweet heartfelt speeches. It was so nice to hear them speak so highly of their dad and how proud they were of him.
It may have been a small and intimate wedding, but this group knew how to party.
In their own world.
To end the night we went up to the roof deck for a few shots against the city scape.
Congratulations you guys!
To see more images from the day check out the slideshow below.
I am very excited to finally announce an image of mine making it into the PDN magazine’s Top Knots Wedding Photography Issue 2011!! The deadline for entries always falls during the high holiday season and always gets put on the back burner for submitting. I was determined not to miss the deadline this year and it paid off! I am so thrilled and excited to be featured in this issue. I can’t even contain myself.
You will recognize this lovely couple, Melanie and Joe, from one of the rotating headers on the blog and maybe you remember their wedding as well. They were married in September 2009 and it was one of my favorite weddings that year. They are such a sweet couple, great family and I couldn’t be more excited that their image was chosen.You can find PDN at most any major bookstore, pick one up!