What an amazing day these two had!! The Ashford Estate was the perfect venue for their beautiful winter wedding. Their day was filled with so much family love and fun, and it even snowed for us a little during our photo session time. How lucky!? They said their vows in a candle lit barn, and exited in style with their best friends playing a duet of Lady Gaga's rendition of 'You and I.' The party continued, and so did the love and laughs. Here's a few of my favorites from the day.
Camping for 11 days with a 1 year old.
Does that scare you? It certainly did scare us, and people were legitimately worried about our levels of sanity when we told them we were taking Layla along for my 30th birthday present from Mad out to Salt Lake City to go visit Yellowstone and Zion National Parks. It wasn't a photo trip, which was a nice change in our usual travel agenda. In the end, after many cold and crying nights, strenuous hikes with a bit of extra weight, amazing laughs coming from the back of the van, terrorizing campgrounds, bathing in silty lakes below unreal rock formations, seeing my favorite milky way again, hair-raising drives up the side of a mountain for epic camping spots, and a couple nights of unplanned reprieve in hotels, we came out alive. Alive and smiling, and closer as a family than ever before (even though I’m not sure how that was possible). We did it, and would do it again in a heartbeat.
But probably with a Nanny next time.
I have been lucky enough to start working alongside Terren Landscapes and photograph some of their beautiful landscape architecture projects scattered throughout the Philadelphia Main Line. These guys do a brilliant, full service job transforming large properties into things of beauty. Have a look at a few of my favorites below!
I owe much of my success (and lack of stress) this year to my trusty sidekick Arielle. I met her a few years ago when I photographed her brother Andre and Gaby's wedding, and was lucky enough to get her on my team shortly after! This year the kids got their parents an awesome gift, a family session by me in Hoboken. Here are a few from our time together, what an awesome family!!
Gab and Tim decided to start the day getting ready at one of the coolest hotels I've been to in Philadelphia, Hotel Monaco. The light was amazing, and the Alice In Wonderland style decor was icing on the cake! Everyone was in great spirits and the girls even performed a few cheer stunts for us. We took a trolley to the beautiful St. Augustine Church where they had an unexpectedly amusing yet beautiful ceremony. The priest was trying to make a few jokes, but didn't realize that he referenced another couple's entire love story for their nuptials! Thankfully these two took it in stride, and have another awesome story to tell about their big day. The party continued down the road at Vie where they danced the night away with their nearest and dearest. Check out a few of my favorites below!