Heather & Josh // Engaged // Laurita Winery

Heather & Josh are high sweethearts but not how you would think. The two went to high school together and Heather always had Josh's eye but it wasn't until a few years after they graduated that he got Heather's attention. ; )

So in a way they are high school sweethearts, they just had to graduate to realize it! Laurita Winery is definitely one of my new favorite engagement session spots. I mean how can you not enjoy drinking wine on the most amazing summer evening while taking gorgeous photos!

Brittany & Phil // Married // The Heldrich Hotel

Brittany & Phil met at U-Del where they became college sweethearts and have been together for almost 10 years! I've known Brittany for about the same amount of time and as I got to know Phil over the years, I can see how perfect these two are for each other! Brittany is the type of person who put everything she has into everything she does and always puts other people before her. I accidentally grabbed a mini champagne bottle in her room to use for a prop for photos thinking the gift basket was for her and Phil since it was their wedding day and all. After opening the bottle, I found out it was a gift for a newly engaged couple attending their wedding! She brought a gift for someone else on her wedding day, can you be any more thoughtful than that!? Just by knowing the two of them (and the amount of guests they had at their wedding haha!) I can tell how important their friends and family are to them.

Brittany & Phil couldn't wait to be married and have a huge party to celebrate with all of their family and friends! The East Coast Band kept the dance floor packed the whole night, including a dance off by the bride & groom!

Being able to document one of the most important days for a couple is such an honor but being able to do it for friends is just simply amazing.

My favorite memory from their wedding day was when I went to say goodbye to Brittany at the end of the night after the cake cutting. I hugged her goodbye and she insisted on feeding me some of her funfetti wedding cake. Of course I couldn't resist and it was delicious!

Congrats Brit & Phil!!!

Venue: The Heldrich Hotel

Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

Flowers: Eco Flower

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Men's attire: Calvin Klein

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Band: East Coast Band

Invitations: Shutterfly

Makeup Artist: Melanie Handler

Hair Stylist: Nina Schuleter

 

 

Albina & Greg // Engaged // NYC

Albina knew right away where she wanted to take her engagement portraits with her fiance Greg. A park near by their apartment in Manhattan where they frequently go to take a walk, grab a drink and watch the sunset!

What makes this session so special was Albina had the amazing idea to schedule the session on her birthday! I love that every time she looks at her engagement photos she'll also remember how she spent her 30th birthday!

Jen & Tom // Engaged // Central Park, NYC

If you've never been then you have to stroll around the Upper West side of Central Park! It is so beautiful and has such a romantic vibe with amazing views of the city. It was the perfect spot for Jen & Tom's engagement session where we wandered around the winding paths, near the water front and found a gorgeous magnolia tree in full bloom! Jen's blue dress with her rain coat on a cloudy spring day was all too good to be true for her Audrey Hepburn inspired look for the shoot.

Katie & Stephen // Engaged // Lavender Farm & downtown New Hope, PA

Katie & Stephen are the most adorable high school sweethearts I've ever met and so was their little fur baby! Katie always dreamed of her engagement session and taking the photos where holds a special place in both their hearts. They grew up hanging out in downtown New Hope, PA which is only down the street from their high school.

We started Katie & Stephen's session at a local lavender farm surrounded by beautiful rustic views of lavender, Alpacas and Oxen! I am not going to lie, my favorite part of the farm was the alpacas! Of course I made Katie & Stephen pose in front of them for a couple fun photos!

Then we traveled to downtown New Hope and explored the streets, historical buildings and the view of the canal. It was the perfect spring day and these two rocked their session!

Can't wait for their wedding this July!!

Nicole & Kevin // Married // The Sterling Ballroom

Not only are Nicole & Kevin like family to me, they are my boyfriend's cousins!, but their adorable love story started over a decade ago! They are the definition of high school sweet hearts! Kevin proposed one early morning on the beach and asked Nicole to be his wife! As you can see from the photos, she said YES! These two bought a home to start their life, adopted a fun loving puppy then decided to finally make it official with all of their family and friends by their side. They danced the night away and as you'll see had the best time ever on their wedding day! 

About a year and a half ago I took their engagement photos on a crisp fall day at Allaire State Park and they were so happy with their photos, we decided I'd take on the task of being their wedding photographer by day and guest by night! My amazing second photographer helped me out immensely and I shot most of the reception in my dress and heels. ; ) You'll see a photo of me in action or possibly in the background of a dancing photo or two.

My favorite part of Nicole & Kevin's wedding day was being able to document one of the most important days of their lives! I was able to create beautiful portraits, capture all of the special moments throughout the day and be able to enjoy myself as a guest as well! It was the best of both worlds! A glass of wine in one hand and a camera in another. Cheers!!

Bride’s Dresses:     Castle Couture

Bridesmaids dress:      David’s Bridal

Florist:   Kirk’s Florist

Reception:    The Sterling Ballroom

DJ:     DJ Electra

Videographer:     Bahr Cinematography

Groom/groomsmen attire:      Chazmatazz Formalwear

Invitations created by:     Wedding Paper Divas

Favors:     Wedding Favor Unlimited

Hair Stylists:     Danielle Derosa

Makeup Artist:     Jessica Vogt

Lauren & Anthony's Jamaica Wedding 3.10.17

I am SO excited to share with you all my first destination wedding in Jamaica! Yay! The weather and everything about Lauren & Anthony's wedding day could not have been more perfect! Everyone was so excited to be there to celebrate these two tying the knot & just to be in warm sunny Jamaica!

Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they had a short and sweet ceremony overlooking the ocean and answered their vows with "Ya Mon". During cocktail hour everyone went to the rooftop to listen to the Jamaican steel drum band with a special performance by the bride! After heart warming speeches given by the fathers & the best man, the dance floor was packed all night long!

My favorite part about this wedding is my friendship with Lauren and overall the entire trip! I have known Lauren since the 6th grade and when I had my first art show over 9 years ago she wrote in my guest book, "I will definitely hire you when I get married!" That meant so much to me especially since I was barely even photographing weddings back then. Who would have thought this would actually come true!

Congrats Lauren & Anthony- I wish you all the best and thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding adventure!