COVID-19 may have moved Camille + Eric’s original wedding date and location, but it didn’t stop them from celebrating their marriage in a micro wedding at the Pearl S. Buck House in Bucks County, PA. The beautiful and simplistic micro wedding fit their personalities perfectly, and guests were surrounded by natural beauty of the gardens and architecture. This couple was so easy-going and wanted to celebrate their marriage with their closest friends/family members in a safe way. The guests were given special masks to wear to help keep social distance at the ceremony and the reception – all of which was outdoors.
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
Isaac and his family didn’t expect to have to create a more intimate setting for his bar mitzvah on March 14, 2020 – but that’s exactly what they had to do, because of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic – which placed Montgomery County, PA in State of Emergency. It was an intimate setting -without being in close quarters – and made the bar mitzvah that much more special. The ceremony was held at Kol Ami Congregation in Elkins Park, 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.
Congratulations, Tom and Amber, I wish you the very best <3
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!
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?
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.
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.
Rachelle and Gordy’s wedding embodied their personalities to a tee. Rachelle, a nature lover and advocate, was so excited to find the venue along Deer Creek in Street, Md. When I arrived the day of the ceremony, I knew right away it was the perfect location for her and Gordy to tie the knot.
The wedding was a flawless and stunning DIY wedding with their touches in every single detail including an amazing Cheese & Charcuterie Board and a fantastic New Orleans-themed reception.
The love they have for one another is so sweet to watch and it just glows through the photos captured during their special day.
Congratulations, Rachelle and Gordy! <3