Wolves, They love this weather

Last month I had a very special afternoon visiting the Howling Woods Farm, located in Jackson, NJ. The farm is a breed-specific animal shelter that rescues and places domestic bred wolves, and wolfdog hybrids. I did not know people were breading these beautiful creatures to live in homes. Turns out when the pups are 7 months old they are tearing down the house. Most are given to shelters. So sad!!!! This wonderful shelter is able to find homes for them when they can run free. You must visit this farm sometime. It was such a great experience.

    

Somewhere That’s Green….. and Warm!

Well it’s January and it’s naturally cold, and icy and dark in New Jersey.  I did not book any weddings for he month so I saw it was an omen that  I needed to go somewhere that’s green. I can work just as well from a sunny and warm lanai as my office back home! So here I am in beautiful Hawaii for the month. I rented an apartment to see how I like island life. I’ll still be working so please feel free to call or email me. This was a great idea! Aloha!

    

Please Touch Museum Wedding of Hailey + Greg – Part 2

Let the fun begin! We arrived at the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park Philadelphia for some more fun portraits inside the museum. The couple first boarded a SEPTA bus and Greg took Hailey for a little ride.  Hailey and Greg had such fun playing around the the piano from the movie “Big“. So light on their feet I saw traces of Fred and Ginger! We then had to stop to get this couple married. After their ceremony the couple took a ride on the vintage carousel located in the museum.  It was then on to an evening of partying and dancing to the tunes of CTO Tribecca

Décor and Floral Design:  Carl Alan Floral Designs

Bridal Preparations: Sofitel Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

   Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher from Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion

Bridesmaids Gowns: JLM Couture

Shoes: Betsy Johnson

   Music: CTO Tribeca

Invitations: Pen & Paper

Videographer: Stomping Bread Productions

 

    

Please Touch Museum Wedding of Hailey + Greg – Part 1

It’s been awhile since I’ve photographed a wedding at the Please Touch Museum. Certainly one of the most playful locations in Philadelphia. Before we arrived at the venue we stopped at a few of Philadelphia’s iconic locations for portraits such as Broad Street and the Rodin Museum. On our way to their venue we searched for one of the last remaining trees in Fairmount Park with foliage, and as you see, we found it!

Décor and Floral Design:   Carl Alan Floral Designs

Bridal Preparations: Sofitel Philadelphia

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

   Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher from Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion

Bridesmaids Gowns: JLM Couture

Shoes: Betsy Johnson

   Music: CTO Tribeca

Invitations: Pen & Paper

Videographer: Stomping Bread Productions

    

Alicia Swedenborg - holymoly that red tree as a backdrop? fall-perfection!

Bridal Bouquets of 2013 – Happy New Years!

Looking forward to all the beautiful weddings I will be photographing in 2014 and thought I’d look back on the lovely eye candy bouquets I had the opportunity to photograph in 2013. There seemed to be a trend towards “pinky white pastels” but there were many pretty exceptions. So wonderful to work with many talented floral designers this year including Table Art, Beautiful Blooms, Nancy Saam, Manic Botanic, MDS Floral Design and Viburnum Design to name a few. Happy New Years everyone. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and very splendid 2014!

    

Wedding Shoes of 2013

With a new year soon upon us I thought I would do a little reflection on all the stunning wedding shoes I had the pleasure to photograph in 2013. Metallic, sparkling, silver and gold seemed to be a real trend. One thing I don’t believe I’d ever seen was the popularity of one single shoe brand and style. Six of my brides chose the Jimmy Choo Glitter Peep Toe Pump. Though they varied in heal height, my 6 brides said they choose the “Choos”  for the combination of beauty and comfort. I’m looking forward to all the beautiful eye candy (or is that foot candy) that my 2014 brides will be bringing me in the coming year! Happy New Year!

    

Tammy - love this post marie! great bridal inspiration…xoxo