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February 1, 2019

A ROMANTIC UTAH WEDDING IN UTAH UTAH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PRESTON & CLAIRE so, this romantic utah wedding in utah was everything we could have dreamt of and more. never have we ever considered utah as being a place where we’d want to photograph a wedding. but let me tell you what, now we have major […]

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A bohemian fishtown wedding in Philadelphia, PA.

a bohemian fishtown wedding // evan & kayla // philadelphia wedding photographer

A sexy but classy christmas boudoir session.

a candlelit christmas boudoir session.

A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM ENGAGEMENT SESSION

we froze our freaking tushes off for the prettiest christmas tree farm engagement session. sure the sun was out, but don’t let that fool you. the wind was whipping on this most gorgeous christmas tree farm. if you are into the whole christmas tree farm vibe for an engagement session, this is the place to do it of sure. the owners dogs name was even “santa paws” …. so yeah.

so cat and george are HUGE troopers. first off they trekked from Queens to come to this christmas tree farm for their engagement session. they showed up in a sick FIAT, with their adorable pup, GIZMO. (see his squeezable face below) cat and george have this ahhhhamzing goofiness and realness about themselves. george should probably be a stand up comedian. his one liners are fantastic and clever. 😛 and cat just goes right along with it and it makes me so happy. they wore the most adorable things for a christmas tree farm engagement session. including cat’s shiny bright skirt that seriously glittered in the sunlight. seriously had the best time with these two and i cannnnnnot wait for their wedding next october. <3

a christmas tree farm engagement session <> cat & george

A rainy, foggy and cozy engagement session in Brooklyn, NY.

a rainy engagement session in brooklyn <> brooklyn wedding photographer <> alexandra & adam

A classic but romantic wedding at Stocks Manor, in Mechanicsburg Pa.

a classic yet romantic september wedding <> a stocks manor wedding <> lancaster pa wedding photographer

HIP & FUN FISHTOWN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

 

 

OMG GUYS! THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE HIP AND FUN FISHTOWN ENGAGEMENT SESSION THAT WAS ON MY STORY OVER A WEEK AGO!

you all we’re excited to see this session come to life, and so was i. like really really excited. i’ve been working in this industry for 9 years and i’ve seen a lot. a lot of styles, couples, locations etc. i’ve gone through the motions of thinking that shooting in a barn (NO) was my favorite, or shooting in the woods or a waterfall. but nope, i’ve found my favorite. the city. any city. but especially fishtown, philadelphia. i’ve kinda known for awhile now that the city is my favorite place to shoot, but this shoot confirmed it for me. during this session i felt like i was almost watching myself shoot and it wasn’t really me shooting. it felt like i was almost watching myself morph into “my” next level. progress before my eyes.

elizabeth and dave live in fishtown. so it was only natural for them to want to do their engagement session there. leading up to their fishtown engagement session, elizabeth visit The Geisha House in Philadelphia to find a few outfits for this session! and you just wait until you see what she got. mustard sure is the color of the season, but elizabeth wears it like a queen B.

my absolute favorite thing is when my couples choose places that are super personal to them as a couple. with fishtown being their home, they had a few places that they go to frequently. Suraya being one of them. they are friends with the owner of this gorgeous, unique and super tasteful restaurant in fishtown. you can’t miss it on your walk down farnkford ave. i’ve eaten here numerous times and my mouth is legit watering right now even writing about it. i would have to say it’s one of the best restaurants in philadelphia. they have a courtyard out back that is all white (you know, a natural light photographers dream) so we started there and my inspo was exploding from that second on.

next we landed ourselves at wm mulherin’s sons – THIS PLACE IS ME. its me ya’ll. i walked in and was like oh yeah, this is actually where i lived in 1969. just saying. but elizabeth and dave straight up rocked this location. i mean, they did all locations, but this one especially. it’s their style. their look. everything about them.

and next on our journey through fishtown, for this fishtown engagement session – we just walked! literally, just walked. and chased the natural golden light. we basically ran to chase it, but they were down. they wanted all parts of it. the full effect. so we ran down frankford ave to find a pocket of light and they began to nail it even more. we even stopped by a new restaurant called NUNU because i saw a lot of red weird lights and i just felt like they needed a photo in the red light district. 😛

but in all seriousness though, this fishtown engagement session is one of my most favorite sessions to date.

dave and elizabeth were themselves. thats the first ticket towards a good session. you just have to be yourself. 1005% the entire time. like elizabeth’s dress totally blew open a few times and i was presented with her underwear, but she embraced it and straight up posed while it happened. it was epic. goofy things happened, so what. its a part of them. when we were completed we ate dinner, and i got to hear a little bit more about how they came to meet and date and hearing their story sealed it all up for me. their personalities and connection all makes sense. it’s truly incredible the places we’ll meet our forever loves.

p.s. elizabeth totally hopped in a fountain as we were walking back to our cars. in like 50 degree whether. because she’s a beast.

and be sure to pay attention to ALL of the makeup done by veroleigh co

hip fishtown engagement session <> elizabeth and dave <> philadelphia wedding photographer

A super cherished and personal backyard wedding that took place on the property that the bride grew up on.

cherished backyard wedding <> bevin & josh <> york pa wedding photographer

A trendy engagement session photographed in philadelphia, pennsylvania.

philadelphia engagement session <> evan & kayla <> philadelphia wedding photographer

A FASHIONABLY POWERFUL 30TH BIRTHDAY SHOOT

veronica turns 30

is there any better way than to spend your 30th birthday celebrating yourself with a fashionably powerful 30th birthday shoot? i don’t think so. now for those of you who don’t know me, this is my best friend/my go to wedding makeup artist. vero leigh co. i had been pestering her for months about what she wanted to do for her 30th birthday. the ONLY thing she kept saying that she wanted to do was a 30th birthday shoot! this was it! she wanted to get herself all dressed up something fierce. so she snagged a KILLER dress from Fashion Nova. then, she got in contact with one of our favorite florists hemlock and hellebore to create the most raddest floral piece for her outfit! after that she reached out to a super rad baker flouretta sweet to put together a cake for her. but we were not going to be doing a cake smash. that’s not what this 30th birthday shoot was about. it was about showing a stage of independence and the turning of a leaf. it was about proving that just because you turn 30 doesn’t mean you have to be depressed and sad. its a celebration! as we navigated through this powerful 30th birthday shoot, there were a few photograph that really stood out to me personally. some of the images really spoke to me as i was taking them. it’s hard to explain but there were certainly ones that just felt insanely powerful. like veronica was taking on the world NO MATTER what life has handed her, or the place society has expected her to be. she stood there by herself as calm as can be standing like a freaking woman tower. it was really profound and made for the best powerful 30th birthday shoot ever.

a fashionably powerful 30th birthday shoot <> veronica turns 30