Bucks County Wedding Photographer | Stroudsmoor Country Inn Wedding | Alyssa & Alex

Where do I begin with this fairy-inspired and meticulously detailed, gorgeous wedding?  Alyssa is an artist and it was evident right down to the smallest details in her and Alex's wedding.  She was also surrounded by some seriously creative ladies, one of whom made her gorgeous crystal crown.  It truly transformed her into a wedding Goddess.

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We managed to sneak out before the raindrops to a beautiful secluded spot at The Stroudsmoor for some portraits of Alyssa and her bridesmaids.  She perfectly coordinated three different dresses from BHLDN for a soft palette of blush, cream and light sage.  You would have never guessed that the wedding day was her first chance at seeing them all side by side!

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As soon as the rain started we had to run for cover!  Thanks to the clear umbrellas, Alex and his groomsfolk were still able to have some outdoor portraits.  I actually think the umbrellas made the images even better.  If you're worried about rain on your wedding day, stock up.  A clear umbrella lets all of the beautiful, diffused light in on a rainy afternoon.

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The ceremony was warm and intimate amidst the falling raindrops.  Alyssa's brother, James, married them and brought the perfect mix of love and humor for a thoughtful and sincere meditation.  After marrying two of their other sisters, I think he has perfected the art of ordination.

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The original ceremony location was a labor of floral love and I was so thankful that the skies parted after the ceremony allowing us to take advantage of the amazingly decorated altar.  The storm provided some of the most beautiful light I have ever seen at a wedding in my ten years photographing them.  The fog in woods and the sun beams that shone through were just magical and beyond what we could have asked for.  Alyssa and Alex's portraits in the woods are some of my all-time favorites.  It was the perfect silver lining and a great reminder that sometimes you take the good with the bad and in this case, it was definitely worth it.

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The reception started with a bang in the form of an exploding beer, and once the dance floor opened up the whole crowd was ready to get down.  The final, amazing touch was the Game of Thrones inspired cake cutting, complete with the GOT theme song and a real sword.  It was spectacular.  Alyssa and Alex, you are funny, sweet, witty and kind with a genuine and quiet love.  It was refreshing to witness and I truly felt honored to be photographing your day.  Thank you.

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Crabtree's Kittle House Wedding - Shefali and Kieran

Now that busy season is officially over and I have more time to devote to sharing weddings and sessions, I am excited to share images of all of the wonderful people I photographed in 2016.  This post takes us back to a beautiful spring day in May at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, New York.  I met Shefali through her brother and his wife, whose engagement session I photographed in New York City in 2012.  Shefali was such a laid-back bride and it was truly an enjoyable day for everyone.  It is so refreshing to see a bride and groom relax and just enjoy the entirety of their wedding day.  After spending so much time planning,  I love when a couple can let go and enjoy the day they have been anticipating for so long.  I hope you enjoy the images from their day.  

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Silver Creek Country Club Wedding - Janelle and Sean

Janelle and Sean have a quiet love that becomes more and more apparent the more time you spend with them.  It was nice to witness such a sweet relationship that didn't put on any airs and was truly genuine and just for the two of them.  They were married at Silver Creek Country Club and it was a beautiful day for a truly perfect couple.  Thank you for trusting me to photograph this day, Janelle and Sean.  I hope these moments will last a lifetime and beyond. little girl getting ready for wedding at Silver Creek Country Club

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Tearful mother of the bride about to help bride put on her earrings

Overhead view of bride getting veil in place

Groom seeing his bride for the first time during a first look on a golf course

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Father helping little boy button his tuxedo on a golf course

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de Seversky Mansion Wedding Photographer - Claire and Dan

I headed to Long Island to meet Claire and Dan for the first time on their wedding day.  They planned from afar in Miami and I am so glad they chose me to photograph their beautiful wedding day without having met with me about it prior to the actual event.  It was my pleasure to also photograph Claire's friend's wedding and her cousin's wedding so there were many familiar faces there which I always love.  It is such a wonderful part of my job being able to reconnect with past couples and see how their lives have changed and their families grown.  I don't get out to Long Island as much as I did when I lived in New York City but I always love an excuse to head back to New York and this day was no exception. I had photographed a wedding at the de Seversky Mansion once before in the cold of winter on a beautiful, snowy and romantic evening.  As you could imagine, July gave me a completely different set of photographs from the same venue since we traded in the snow for the heat of summer.  It was fun to see how different weddings could be in different seasons.    I loved the colors Claire chose.  The coral and light pink were soft and romantic and the pop of her sisters' brightly colored dresses really added interested to the color palette and the photographs.  Every detail was meticulously taken care of and it all added up to a truly beautiful event.

I hope you enjoy the photos from this lovely day!

 

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Overbrook Golf Club Wedding - Tami and Matt

Tami and Matt were married on the most idyllic of days.  The timing for their portraits and the sunset light was perfection.  I have used these photos in so many ways for advertising my business and I hope Tami and Matt are as thrilled with these photos as I am.  Tami got ready for the wedding at the house Matt grew up in, which was actually built by his Dad.  I wonder if he ever imagined wedding preparations taking place here when he was designing the plans.  I bet Matt's mom did!  It was a beautiful place to get ready.  

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I love to see sisters helping the bride get dressed on the wedding day.  Having only a brother, I am fascinated by the bond shared between sisters, especially on such an important day.

 

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How sweet is this little one?   I can almost hear announcing the bride's exit.

 

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Tami and Matt got married at the beautiful St. Agnes church in Westchester.  It was gorgeous and dramatic and right in the middle of downtown Westchester, which is the cutest little college town.

 

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Onto my favorite images of the day.  Everything about Overbrook was just heaven.  The glowing light, the soft, rust brick in the buildings and the immaculate gardens and pathways made shooting a total breeze.  These are truly some of my favorite portraits I've ever made and the location, in addition to the lovely wedding party, had a lot to do with it.

 

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Thanks to Georgi Anastasov, my amazing shooting partner, for this epic groomsmen shot.

 

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Tami and Matt, thank you for sharing your lovely day at Overbrook with me.  Matt, I hope you still think of your amazing wedding day every time you play a round of golf here, which from what I understand, is pretty often!

 

 

A Maryland wedding at home - Renee and Charlene

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to blogging, I am extremely delinquent in getting projects up in a timely manner, but I am working on it!  I have so many gorgeous weddings and shoots to share that I haven't yet blogged and I am going to start at the beginning in an effort to catch up.  Renee and Charlene had a beautiful ceremony at Renee's parents' house in Earleville, Maryland.  The house overlooks the water on a beautiful property and it was simply the perfect place to tie the knot. Philly_Weddings_16

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I loved the relaxed vibe of this wedding.  Everything was beautiful and no detail was missed but the cowboy boots and the general attitude of everyone involved was simply to have fun and celebrate the love shared by these two women.  The dock behind the house was such a wonderful spot for some beautiful portraits.

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The ceremony was up on a hill under the most spectacular tree.  Charlene and Renee both walked toward the ceremony from opposite sides of the house, escorted by their parents, and met at the head of the aisle.  It was a really nice touch and so sweet to see Renee trying to get a peek at Charlene as soon as she had the opportunity while Charlene seemed to almost try to look away until finally reaching the head of the aisle.  It may have just been my perception but I bet it says a lot about their personalities too.  I remember thinking during their engagement session that they really complemented each other wonderfully.

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When the ceremony ended, guests took a walk to another part of the property for cocktails and dancing under a tented reception.  I loved the string lights Renee and Charlene hung for the cocktail hour.  It was just getting to be dusk and the lights and fire pits really added to the ambience.  The old blue Chevy was a pretty great prop, too!

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Everyone capped off the night with toasts and dancing and overall it was a pretty spectacular day.

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Greenville Country Club Wedding - Amanda and Jack

My 2015 wedding season kicked off with Amanda and Jack's absolutely gorgeous wedding at Greenville Country Club.  Each location was better than the last, from Hotel duPont to the chapel at Hagley Museum to Greenville Country Club.  The day was beyond beautiful and it was a pleasure photographing this couple from start to finish.  Flowers by Yukie did the flowers and they were some of the most amazing and artistic florals I had ever seen.  Samantha from Secretariat made the day go so smoothly and I couldn't be more excited for my upcoming weddings this year after such a great start.  Enjoy their photos from this very special day!

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Moorestown Community House Wedding - Kate and Peter

I am at a loss of what to write about such an amazing day with such wonderful people.  There aren't words to express the joy I felt on Kate and Pete's wedding day.  Kate and I spent our most formative years together as best friends through junior high, high school and beyond.  We have so, so many memories together and she has been there for me through countless highs and lows throughout my life.  I have always wanted to photograph her wedding and knew it would be beautifully planned and executed, and it absolutely was.  Having had my son just four week prior to Kate's wedding, I knew I couldn't handle shooting the day alone so I took the role of part-time second shooter and left the rest in the very capable hands of Daniel Moyer, who did a remarkable job capturing every moment of the day.  I'll let the images tell the rest of the story.  Kate and Pete, I look forward to making many more memories with you both and thank you so much for including me in your day in such a special way. 

(All images shot by myself and Daniel Moyer Photography)

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New Hope Wedding Photographer - Alanna and Derek - Centre Bridge Inn

Couples don't get much happier than this one.  Both Alanna and Derek seemed so happy just being together on their wedding day.  They were smiling, laughing or tearing up in every photo. I didn't need to ask them to do anything, they were so natural and in love.  I had  photographed Alanna's sister Blake's wedding a few years back and it was wonderful working with this lovely family again.  I wish there were more sisters because everyone I met at this wedding was just wonderful.  The venue was beautiful and only a few minutes from my home which was especially nice!  A big thank you to Alanna and Derek for being so wonderful to work with.  Enjoy their photographs!

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