Into the Woods

With the peek of fall foliage fast approaching I thought it was time for a little walk in the woods. I also thought it would be a good time to explore my passion for film with my Contax 645. Well, the film is off on the west coast getting processed I thought I share a few digital images. Not bad! Thanks to models Lizzy and Sydney and the talents of Beke Beau, Amanda D’Andrea and Ilonka ComstockMakeup Artist: Beke Beau
Hair Stylist: Amanda D’Andrea
Bouquets: Ilonka Floral Decorator
Bridal Gowns: The Wedding Shoppe

    

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Wedding of Jennifer + John

Brides Magazine just named the Kimmel Center as one of the top wedding venues in the United States. WOW! So honored to have photographed Jennifer and Johns beautiful summer wedding there. With rooftop skylight views of the Philadelphia skyline, a balcony overlooking Broad Street where guests can nosh on the culinary delights of Garces Catering how could it not be one of the top.Wedding Coordinator: Darby Leigh of Seeds of Celebration
Wedding Preparations: Hyatt at The Bellevue
Ceremony and Reception: Kimmel Center
Flowers and Décor: Corrine Sebesta of Sebesta Design
Makeup Artist: Aki Maekubo
Hair Stylist: Bellevue Salon & Spa
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Gowns: J.Crew
Caterer: Jose Garces or Garces Catering
Entertainment: Synergetic Sounds

    

Hyatt at the Bellevue Wedding Preperations of Jennifer + John

Jennifer and John had their first look on the top of the Hyatt at the Bellevue in the beautiful restaurant, Nineteen. With the vintage balconies, they were able to enjoy a view of the spectacular Philadelphia city skyline. We then had some fun with the iconic Broad Street picture before walking up the block to The Kimmel Center, where they were soon to be wed!Wedding Coordinator: Darby Leigh of Seeds of Celebration
Wedding Preparations: Hyatt at The Bellevue
Ceremony and Reception: Kimmel Center
Flowers and Décor: Corrine Sebesta of Sebesta Design
Makeup Artist: Aki Maekubo
Hair Stylist: Bellevue Salon & Spa
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Gowns: J.Crew
Caterer: Jose Garces or Garces Catering
Entertainment: Synergetic Sounds

    

Princeton Home Wedding Reception of Rachel + Robby

As Rachel had her gown bustled by her bridesmaids, her guests were treated to the beautiful and tasty food presentations of Max Hansen Catering. Check out their most unique seating chart and menu, it was a decal on the french doors of the home. And is there anything more festive than a Sperry Tent? It reminds me of a circus. I LOVED all the long farm tables with the varied floral decor by A Garden Party. Rachel and Robby even had a Princeton High School class picture with all their friends. It was where it all started! Beautiful night!

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

    

Princeton Home Wedding Ceremony of Rachel + Robby

What a perfect setting (and weather) for an outdoor ceremony!  Florists Mary and Dawn of A Garden Party did an amazing job melding their beautiful florals with the environment of Rachel’s family home! Most beautiful of all was the love and joy flowing around the ceremony!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

    

Princeton Home Wedding Portraits of Rachel + Robby

Something so very romantic about your first look together on your wedding day and your portraits in the backyard of the home you grew up. As high school sweethearts they probably spent many fun evenings with family and friends here. They even had a portrait in front of the family moose, which was adorned with flowers for the big day. And let’s talk about her bouquet…. gardenias! Their scent just filled the air as she passed. You definitely don’t need perfume when you have a gardenia bouquet! All the beautiful bouquets were by sisters Mary and Dawn of A Garden Party. I can’t wait to share their ceremony and reception decor later in the week!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

    

Princeton Home Wedding of Rachel + Rob

Rachel and Rob met at a Princeton High School football game back in 2004 and have been together ever since. I love LOVE! Now after college and careers it was time for the “I DO”. Rachel and Rob could not think of a more perfect venue than her family home in Princeton, NJ. It was a perfect day for a home wedding, sunshine and not too hot! I loved her something blue shoes by Jimmy Choo! Wedges are so perfect for an outdoor wedding as she never “sunk” into the ground! Her shinion was spectacular with the added touch of a gardenia!

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