Philadelphia Art Museum Engagement Session | Julie & Ed

Julie & Ed are some of the coolest people around.  We we very lucky to be photographing their wedding at Tendenza next April.  For their engagement session we headed over to the Philadelphia Art Museum (I told you we’d be back to the Art Museum!)  Hovever, working with Julie & Ed was a total collaboration and they had soo many great ideas and suggestions.  I have to give Ed all the credit for the shadow shots that you see down below.  We actually didn’t want the session to end.. but we will be photographing them again soon enough;)  Thank you Julie & Ed for a great time and we really can’t wait to work with you again!Philadelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding PhotographerPhiladelphia Wedding Photographer

The Mendenhall Inn Wedding | Melissa & Jared

Please enjoy these images that we created for Melissa & Jared at the Mendenhall Inn out in Mendenhall, PA.  The weather held out perfectly and we enjoyed working in the beautiful grand ballroom.  Melissa & Jared decided to see each other before the ceremony as there wouldn’t have been enough light afterwards.

A lot of couples ask me about taking their pictures before the ceremony and how well it works for us and the couple.  Well, we really don’t have a preference either way, but I find that about a third of my clients decide to see each other beforehand.  Normally when our couples decide to see each other before we try to do a ‘first look’ where we arrange for the groom to see the bride for the first time.  The most important factors as to whether you should see each other before are time & light…  Time: We try to schedule the portraits with plenty of time so that we don’t feel rushed and can get the couple back early.  Light: We try to schedule the portraits to occur when we will have enough light and preferably we wrap it up around sunset.

The bottom line is that weddings with enough time for photos are much easier on the couple and us.  This was definitely the case with Melissa & Jared.  Thanks for a great time and enjoy your photos.

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Philadelphia Art Museum Engagement Session | June & Alex

We have some fantastic images to share from the past four days… Let’s start with the engagement session of June & Alex!  After such an awesome e-session we are officially ecstatic to photograph their wedding at the Franklin Institute in April.  We met up just down the street from the Franklin Institute at the Philadelphia Art Museum.  It’s really nice when a couple is so easy to work with and so affectionate towards one another.

We have been to the Art Museum a few times (we went back to the Art Museum 2 days after this session!) and we always try to create unique and different images for all of our clients.  Since I’m not a fan of copying my past work, we just focus even more on exploring different areas and finding new locations.  I think that with June & Alex we have succeeded;)

My personal favorites are the images with the cane & the deceptively non-dangerous kiss in the middle of the road;)  Thanks for a great time June & Alex and we can’t wait to see you again!  Enjoy your images.

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[...] to have clients like June & Alex.  We had an awesome engagement session with them last year (Click HERE to view) at the Art Museum and last weekend they held their wedding just down the street at the Ben [...]

Rachana - November 10, 2011 - 5:26 pm

Congrats Alex and June. Beautiful people make beautiful photos… can’t wait till the wedding :)

Love always,
Rachana

Brian - October 28, 2011 - 10:43 pm

i like the one w/ june looking down at alex

Sunny - October 28, 2011 - 10:41 pm

i love the bench picture.. only cuz it reminds me of our bench picture.. and i liked both canes pictures! the playful one and the kissing one..

so since i posted twice, can we have our wedding speech???? ^___^

Sunny - October 28, 2011 - 10:39 pm

i love how the colors of the pictures are so sharp!! so did u guys really kiss in the middle of the road????

Yanan Guo - October 24, 2011 - 8:56 am

Awesome pictures you two.

Quang - October 21, 2011 - 4:32 pm

It’s the Upenn Hey Day Cane!

Marika - October 17, 2011 - 9:20 am

these are awesome!!! i love the ones with the philly skyline and the jerseys. and of course, the cane adds a nice touch:) yay, cant wait for the wedding!!

Ngoc - October 17, 2011 - 7:49 am

These are awesome pics! Congrats, we are so excited for you guys!

Sandy Heller - October 14, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Wow these are amazing! Can’t wait for the wedding!

Yin - October 13, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Congrats!!! Love the pics :)

Wendy Kamath - October 13, 2011 - 3:03 pm

Wow love the pics and the location! Alex knows how to work that cane :) I don’t know why you wouldn’t just use the photo booth pics from Marika’s wedding though :)

Rachel - October 12, 2011 - 2:25 pm

These make me miss Philly (and you guys, of course). The one with Alex hitting June with the cane is by far my favorite :)

Mai - October 11, 2011 - 10:35 pm

LOVE the one with the jerseys!

Tuan - October 11, 2011 - 6:15 pm

Congrats June and Alex!!!!

Grace - October 11, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Very nice pictures!!

Peter - October 11, 2011 - 10:11 am

looking good guys. =)

Bear Creek Mountain Resort Wedding | Kaelyn & Mike

I have been looking forward to the wedding of Kaelyn & Mike for quite some time.  This wedding was special to Maureen & I since we are both friends with Kaelyn from our job taking school pictures;)  I remember when she first contacted me about photographing her wedding and how honored I felt that she chose us.  Especially since she works as a wedding photographer!  But we had such a great time working with them all the way back to their engagement session in the rain.  They’re truly a great couple and there’s no denying that the camera likes Mike as much as Kaelyn does;)

I was also really excited to photograph at the Lockridge Furnace in Albertus, PA.  It was intensely cool to work there, as well as a little creepy since it has such an ‘abandoned town’ feeling.  We loved it.  The ceremony was at the Lockridge Furnace as well as the wedding portraits, then we headed over to the reception at Bear Creek Mountain Resort.  I had never been there before but it was perfect as well.

I have to thank everyone involved for such a great wedding.  Everyone was easy to work with and they planned the day perfectly.. Being able to take our time allows us to try some shots that we normally wouldn’t do; specifically the image of them standing in the remnants of the furnace.  Thank you Kaelyn & Mike for a great time.  Enjoy your photos.

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