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Philadelphia Engagement Pictures | Sheryl & Brian

Sheryl and Brian are one adventurous couple – which they really proved when they planned their Philadelphia engagement pictures for the afternoon after a blizzard! As luck would have it, most of the snow had melted, but we hit the streets of Philadelphia to get some fantastic photos. Sheryl and Brian were so fun and so natural, which made photographing them a breeze! Sheryl put a lot of whimsical touches into the portraits – the night before when her save-the-date sign failed to arrive on time, she scrambled to make a d.i.y. save-the-date sign and some cute Valentine’s Day inspired heart decor! They were super cute and added a lot of her fun-loving personality into the photos. The session really has us looking forward to their October Loews Downtown Philadelphia wedding – we can’t wait to see all of their details come together!

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Hotel DuPont and Brantwyn Estate Wedding

Jaime and Chad are the kind of couple who you work with one day and feel like you are great friends from the get-go. They are sweet, personable, and all-around good people to be around! Jaime and I joke that it is because anyone named Jaime is just the best ;) Their friends and family certainly feel the same way, as there was a lot of love for them on their big day. The icing on the cake was the opportunity to photograph two DuPont properties in one day; getting ready at the luxurious Hotel DuPont followed by a glamorous Brantwyn Estate wedding. I started out the day with Jaime and her girls at Hotel Dupont while Lincoln went with Chad and the guys. Getting ready was a blast and Jaime simply glowed. She looked stunning throughout the entire process! When we got to Brantwyn Estate for the wedding, the picture-perfect day really came full circle. The mansion and grounds were beautiful – something out of a fairy tale! The ceremony was held in the lower garden and Jaime made her grand entrance from the mansion down to her groom. The ceremony was lovely and went off without a hitch. We were losing light quickly, but managed to get all the family pictures done and then we got creative for the bridal party shots! We had no sunlight to work with so we used our lighting equipment to capture some great group shots in the pitch black. Then the reception took place in a tent under the stars. It was gorgeous and all of Jaime’s little personal touches were very evident, from the delicate china selection to the handmade signs on the chairs of the sweetheart table, readings “Mr. Right” and “Mrs Always Right”! Their personalities were put into everything, including their Charities Table, once again showing what sweet, generous people they are. We had a great time photographing the evening and the dance floor was definitely the place to be all night long!  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell – you deserve all the happiness in the world!

Custom Event Planning: (The amazing) Carina at Remember This Day Events // Linen Rental: Remember This Day Events // Officiant: Pastor Kathy // Makeup Artist: Clayton Stacey of Spice Salon // Hair: Jennifer Daws from Spice Salon and Kelly Lanon from Sherif Zaki Salon // Band/DJ: Billy Logue // Florist: Ms. Kitty at Breger’s Flowers // Limo: Dave’s Limousine // Reception Tent: EventQuip

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Tendenza Wedding Reception with Waterworks Ceremony

Natalie and Numa are a perfect match for one another and their entire wedding day really showcased their fabulous personalities. Natalie’s attention to detail was visible in every part of her wedding, from the ceremony at Waterworks to the Tendenza wedding reception. We started the day at the Sofitel in Philadelphia where I started photographing the girls while Lincoln stuck with the guys. Natalie and the girls got their hair and makeup done upstairs while everyone gushed over Natalie’s divine details; from her shoes to her garter to the little champagne glass charms with each bridesmaids’ name on them – she did not miss a thing! From the Sofitel the bridal party went to Waterworks for the ceremony. It was a beautiful setup with the Philadelphia Art Museum visible in the background and beautiful columns segregating the ceremony space. The ceremony had live music and delicious lemonade for the guests to enjoy. It was a very fun ceremony and you could tell that Natalie and Numa’s personal connection to their officiant really made it all the more special for her to be marrying them. They triumphantly marched back down the aisle as man and wife and were greeted by their loving family and friends immediately! We hung out at Waterworks, taking some gorgeous shots of the bridal party before heading to the posh reception taking place at Tendenza. Upon arriving at Tendenza, the cocktail hour was just nearing an end. The reception space was a stunning combination of different textures, colors, and there were personalized table numbers that were actually special places to Natalie and Numa. It was a really cute way of once again making their details really personal! The centerpieces were gorgeous and lush and it was obvious that Tendenza was the perfect reception venue for such a city-loving couple! We had such a blast photographing their wedding day and they were just the sweetest couple. Congratulations to Natalie and Numa!

Dress Designer: Dennis Basso of Kleinfeld Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo Manhattan // Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang of Mens Warehouse // Jewelry: Karin Van Rijin handmade in Europe (via Etsy.com)  // Invitations: Citrus Press (Sarka Nicol on Etsy.com) // Flowers/Linens/Centerpieces: Donna O’Brian from Beautiful Blooms Philadelphia // Music: DJ Stretch NYC // Hair: Mami Styles NYC // Makeup: Taniah Lewis MAC Consultant // Rings: Zales // Officiant: Rev. Sheila Pierce from the Center of Peace Philadelphia // Caterer: Cescaphe of Tendenza // Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works // Guest Accomodations: Sofitel Philadelphia

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Rehoboth Beach Country Club Wedding

We first photographed Kristin and Scott at their Maryland engagement pictures this May at Washington College. It was such an amazing day we lost track of time exploring their college town and stirring up old memories – including an epic story about how Scott’s fraternity got accused of burning down a gazebo on a dock, although the story ended with them finding the real culprit! Their Rehoboth Beach Country Club wedding was bound to be a great time, as we love reuniting with couples after a fabulous engagement shoot. The morning of the wedding, the forecast called for a tornado at Rehoboth Beach, but somehow the weather held out for us…ALL DAY! We had amazing bright blue skies, perfect weather (albeit a teeny bit windy!), and gorgeous scenery for all of our photos. The entire bridal party, bride and groom especially, were amazingly fun and so spirited! From the party bus to the reception, they were non-stop fun – Kristin even rocked out dancing on the bus the entire ride to the reception. She was such an awesome bride! We had such a great time photographing the wedding at Rehoboth Beach Country Club that the entire day literally flew by! We were sad to say goodbye, but I’m sure Kristin and Scott were psyched to held to their honeymoon in Hawaii! Lucky! And as they say in Hawaii, a hui hou kakou (until we meet again)!

Videographer: CineMavericks // DJ: Hook Productions // Rehoboth Beach Country Club Wedding Coordinator: Cheryl Romano

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Longwood Gardens Engagement Pictures

Even the summer heat wave couldn’t stop Steph and Josh from having a blast during their Longwood Gardens engagement session. We started our engagement pictures by heading to the gazebo by the lake, which was a favorite spot for Steph and Josh. We must have arrived during maintenance hours because there were five or six workers in the lake behind the gazebo! We were easily able to work around them and they were very accommodating! We worked our way around Longwood Gardens, exploring and finding great engagement photo locations. We had a great time chatting and I’m really excited for Steph and Josh’s June 1, 2013 wedding at the Curtis Center! Definitely stay tuned for those pictures next year because the venue and wedding is bound to be stunning! Thanks Steph and Josh for a fabulous time and engagement shoot!
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