Jenna, Rob, Easton, Brooklyn & Baby

Children portraits, Expecting Portraits, Family Portraits, PA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Portrait Photographer, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, Philadelphia, PA, Ursinus College

I first met Jenna and Rob 10 years ago on a beach in Cape May – on their wedding day. Now, 10 years later and during the COVID-19 pandemic, we met again (while practicing social distancing and myself wearing a mask), this time at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA – so I can photograph their beautiful family and new baby coming. It was fantastic time – to reconnect, and it meant a lot to both Rob & Jenna, and to me. There is hope and joy in what can be a scary world! I can’t wait to meet their new little girl <3

Tom & Amber – Philadelphia, PA Wedding <3

2nd Wedding, Intimate Weddings, PA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, Philadelphia, PA, Small Wedding
Tom & Amber | 11.2.2019 | Estia Restaurant Philadelphia, PA

Tom and Amber are a very happy, fun-loving couple who celebrated their marriage at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA on November 2nd. It was an intimate ceremony with a small guest list of their closest friends and family. The night was lit up not only by their love, but also by the gorgeous glow of many candles, which made a warm atmosphere.

Vendors:
Estia Restaurant
Carl Alan Floral Artistry
Sophy Curson
Meacreations Photography

Congratulations, Tom and Amber, I wish you the very best <3

Ida Celebrates 60

Birthday Party, Event Photography, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Ida makes 60 look amazing (AND she made this stunning dress!)

Ida recently turned 60 and held a sweet garden party to celebrate at her East Mt. Airy home.

When I talked to her on the phone prior to the event, I got off the phone extremely excited – this woman has such a light about her. She has a lifetime of experiences and an absolutely FANTASTIC attitude about life.

When I arrived, her backyard was transformed into the most romantic garden party setting – with lavender and flowers everywhere. As her friends came one by one, Ida’s face lit up even more.

Before all the guests arrived, I was able to capture a few portraits of Ida herself and some of her and her gorgeous daughters. These are some of my favorites of the evening.

Happy 60th, Ida ~ you make 60 look fantastic!

Getting the Perfect Photos

Couples, East Falls Bridge, East Falls, PA, Engagement Portraits, Lifestyle portraits, PA, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Wedding Photographer, Philadelphia, PA, Portraits, Small Wedding, Weddings, Wissahickon Valley Park, Wissahickon Valley Park
Kat and Josh chose a background that means a lot to them and their relationship – the East Falls Bridge in Philadelphia is where they used to run while dating.

What defines the perfect photo?

Is it one that is styled to mimic Pinterest, or is it one that embodies emotions of the day?

A perfect photo is uniquely personal. So, when you hire a photographer to capture your wedding, event, or family portraits, how do you ensure that you will get your very own perfect photos?

The answer is communication.

Clear communication with your photographer leading up to your shoot can make the difference between good photos and perfect photos. Communication is key to relationships – and why wouldn’t you want a good relationship with your photographer, the one who is capturing precious memories of a big event or special moments with the ones you love?

Amanda and Shrey’s relationship is so much fun – just letting them be themselves helped to create their beautiful engagement photos at Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Valley Park, PA.

Okay, communication. But, what do we talk about?

When you first shop around for photographers, certain styles of photography stand out to you more than others. You may find yourself falling for the high fashion style with lots of lighting techniques, or more drawn to lifestyle photography which focuses on relationships of the subjects within the photographs.

Once you find your top few photographers, reach out to them and let them know what drew you to their photos. That’s the first key of unlocking the potential for the perfect photographs. There’s a connection between you and the photos, and if you can explain what you like about them – the photographer will be sure to listen.

Make sure you hop on a call with your top photographers of choice for at least 15 minutes– just to chat about what (again) drew you to the photos, and what you hope to have captured within your own.

Jeanine and her father’s relationship is so close – I was told there may be tears. There were <3

Once you have selected your photographer, set up another time to talk – either on the phone or face-to-face, about your relationship between you and your significant other or with your family. I don’t mean laying down on the sofa and spilling your guts out, but I do mean:

  • What makes your relationship work?
  • What’s your personality like and your significant other’s?
  • What are your favorite hobbies together?
  • How have you grown as a couple/or family?

Giving the photographer this information helps them build a file about you and what you are expecting to see in the photographs. The more you can let them in on your relationship, the better they can capture it for the few hours they are with you.

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