New Jersey Bride Magazine Features Rachel + Robby’s Wedding

Congratulations to Rachel and Robby on their wedding feature in the latest issue of New Jersey Bride Magazine. I so love my home weddings. There is something so special and romantic about being married in the backyard you grew up in. I’m happy the editors of New Jersey Bride Magazine agreed with me. Wedding Coordinator: Caitlin Boshnack of Just Be the Bride
Ceremony and Reception: Brides family residence – Princeton, NJ
Flowers and Décor: A Garden Party
Makeup Artist: Donna Spero
Hair Stylist: Dana Copensky & Mary Woo
Bridal Gown: Amsale from Hitched, Washington DC
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Gowns: Anna Elise from Hitched, Washington DC
Caterer: Max Hansen Catering
Cake: Cake Stand Bakery
Entertainment: EBE – LA Stars
Invitations: Abbey Malcolm Press
Tent: Sperry Tents
Videographer: Absolute Media Productions

    

Ritz-Carlton Wedding Reception of Kristen + Ben

I just love the stunning cocktail hour location at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia. The space, the lighting and, of course, the balcony for me to photograph it all. The decor by Eventine Design was stunning as always and Kristen and Ben even had an artist capture the beautiful room in an oil painting. I also loved their “twinkie” cake! Happy life Kristen and Ben!

Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

Ritz-Cartlton Wedding Ceremony of Kristen + Ben

There is always such a warm glow to my weddings at The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia and the additional candlelight from Evantine Design certainly added to the mood.Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

Rodin Museum Wedding Portraits of Kristen + Ben

After a quick portrait stop at the Second Bank in Old City we moved on to The Rodin Museum. Capturing all the beauty of an Autumn wedding, we were so fortunate to have Dave Williams of Cinemacake Filmmakers on hand. The BEST human leaf blower in Philadelphia! A really cute idea was the blackboards for Kristen’s bridesmaids. They were able to write down where they first met Kristen!

Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

Ritz Carlton Wedding Preperations of Kristen + Ben

My final wedding of 2014 is a very good way to start my 2015 blog posts! It’s been awhile since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton and I was definitely looking forward to it. Ben and Kristen prepared in their suites in the Ritz before meeting on the balcony for their “first look”. Check back for some beautiful Philadelphia wedding portraits!Wedding Planner: Brian Kappra of Eventine Design
Wedding Preparations: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
Flowers and Décor: Eventine Design
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridesmaids Gowns: Vera Wang
Makeup: Cheekadee
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Videography: Cinemacake
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams
Stationary: Two Paper Dolls
Entertainment: The Vincent James Band

    

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Happy New Year 2015!

What a marvelous year 2014 has been! The most romantic, creative couples; I’m a very blessed photographer. A big thank you to all the wonderful couples who chose me to photograph your wedding day and also to all the amazingly talented wedding vendors that inspired me with your work. I look forward to a very special 2015 Wedding Season with many very special weddings on the books with many more to come. Happy 2015 everyone!

    

A Very Merry Christmas Styled Wedding Shoot!

What an amazing holiday gift this was, a most amazing styled holiday shoot with some of my favorite creative and talented friends of Philadelphia! Dave Williams of Cinema Cake Filmmakers offered the use of his fabulous daylight studio at his offices in King of Prussia! I think every photographer is going to be clamoring for use of this space (shhhhh, it a secret). Donna O’Brien and her talented staff at Beautiful Blooms did the most stunning holiday  bouquets and hair pieces. We have done such wonderful work together in the past and it really felt like home working with her again. Kathy Bado was on hand with her  Berta Bridal gowns from her salon The Wedding Factor . Were these not the most festive and sensual gowns?  LOVE! Thank you so much Kathy. Making our   Reinhard models so perfectly stunning was makeup artist Beke Beau  and hairstylists from Architeqt Salon. Rounding out the team was wardrobe stylist Kye Williams. I don’t think anyone can fit a gown like her! A beautiful styled shoot like this is truly a gift. Thanks to everyone involved, I hope this inspires our brides for 2015. Happy Holidays to all!Florals:  Beautiful Blooms
Event Planner/Wedding Salon: Kathy Bado of The Wedding Factor
Wedding Gowns: Berta Bridal from The Wedding Factor, Philadelphia
Makeup: Beke Beau
Hair: Brittany Cunningham and Alexey Kats of Architeqt Salon
Models: Ashline, Madison, Megan of Reinhold Agency
Daylight Studio: Cinema Cake Filmmakers, King of Prussia, PA
Wardrobe Stylist: Kye Williams

    

Water Works Wedding of Courtney + Dennis

Well, it’s been a long time coming! Believe it or not this was my first wedding at the beautiful Water Works on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. It seems whenever a couple approached me with a Water Works wedding I was already booked. I am so happy that Courtney and Dennis found me! So many beautiful details to this wedding reception from the rustic shutters holding the guests place cards to the charming long farm table. It was definitely a touch of country in the big city of Philadelphia. Congratulations Courtney and Dennis!Wedding Planner: Kelly Mansfield
Wedding Preparations: The Four Seasons, Philadelphia
Ceremony Venue: Saint Augustine’s Church
Reception Venue and Caterer: The Water Works
Flowers: A Modern Touch Floral Design
Bridal Gown: Designed by bride and custom made by Sew Elegant, NYC
Veil: Stone Fox Bride Floral Crown
Entertainment: Don’t Call me Francis Band
Hair & Makeup: Lori Levins – Event Styles
Stationary: Paper Meets Press
Bridesmaids Gowns: Mango