wedding

Katie + Brian | Union Trust Wedding

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Katie and Brian over the course of a few years and what I have to say about them is that they are solid. They are everything you hope your kids find in a mate for each other. They are rich in love and in family and there are no greater blessings than that.

Here are some of my favorite images from our day together.

Lauren + Paul | Bella Vista Wedding | Gilbertsville Wedding Photographer

Lauren + Paul are the kind of couple a photographer misses after the wedding is over. I had the honor of documenting their wedding day last summer in all it's joyful moments. Lauren + Paul have surrounded themselves with the most loving, enthusiastic, hilarious family + friends. I would shoot a wedding like theirs every weekend if I could.

This post is image heavy, so I'll let the photos do the talking now. 

Courtney + Jason | An Intimate New Jersey Wedding

Courtney + Jason put a lot of emphasis on family, + spending quality time with their guests on their wedding day. Part of that was finding a photographer who didn't mind documenting the day + not posing the couple for a single photo. 

Hello dream wedding.

What I love about photography is the documentation of a life. Any life. So the more freedom a couple gives me to make it about them enjoying themselves instead of me making it about how my portrait portfolio looks, the happier + more fulfilling I feel in my work.

So, welcome to the wedding I have essentially been waiting 7 years to photograph. 

Power Plant Productions Wedding | Liz + Adam | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

"I don't think we want more than maybe 5-10 minutes of photos together. We really want to be at our cocktail hour + just to enjoy our family + friends." 

When Liz told me this, it was music to my ears. I fell in love with photography when I saw the power of preserving a moment in someone's life; preserving a piece of someone for someone else. Not when I read "Marta Stewart Weddings", or by scouring trendy blogs with gorgeous bridal gowns + place settings. Of course these things have their place at a wedding to make it feel warm, welcoming, + true to the style of the couple. But that will never, ever be my focus when I come to document someone's  wedding day.  It is why I was rejected from being featured by countless blogs in the past; not enough "detail" shots. 

What always drawing me in to capture an image is all the interactions + connections unfolding throughout the day. Things people are doing almost subconsciously that would otherwise go unnoticed and be gone forever.

So, when a couple like Liz + Adam come along + aren't shy about letting me know that they want to focus on their guest + not a long photo session, my heart sings a little happy song. We snuck away for just a few minutes to the basement of their venue at Power Plant Productions  where they got to spend a few quiet moments together before cocktail hour began. Enjoy my personal favorites from that evening in December.