Fran + Bill 08-03-08 (Part 1)

Some might have thought that Bill was a “confirmed bachelor”, but that was before he met the effervescent Fran. His first marriage, Fran really wanted to make the day very special, and that she did, at the always beautiful Carinwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, PA. Fran’s three beautiful daughters gave her away and her grandson, Sincere, was the ring bearer. I must ask her how she arranged for the perfect “puffy cloud” day. With the backdrop of Bryn Athyn Cathedral for their ceremony I thought I was back in France. It was wonderful to work with Janet McKrancy again of Janet’s Weddings & Pretty Parties. She’s known for her classic and opulent wedding flowers and décor, which was a perfect match for Fran’s style. Check back tomorrow for some more details.

Zacaroo Down Under!

Zac, Mark and Jill want to say G’Day from Brizzie (Brisbane)! Their internet connection is VERY slow so it’s been difficult to send me images. They just wanted to say hello to everyone and let everyone know they are having an amazing time. Mark was able to get a few images through to share with everyone. They have been very busy seeing all the sights. Zac got to feed a little Wallabie at the Australian Zoo. (I’m sure he asked mom and dad to buy him one. They went 4wheeling up the side of a mountain canopy (I’m glad I didn’t see pictures of that) and they got to feed wild birds in a rain forest. Zac wanted to share a picture he took of the Brisbane skyline. He is really getting into travel photography. Jill tells me they are off to an island in the Great Barrier Reef today where there is no internet access. Everyone will have to wait until they return next week for all the exciting pictures. Have fun guys!

Sara + Christopher 08-02-08 (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my stellar Winterthur wedding! Sara loves the color orange so she knew she wanted that color strongly incorporated into her day. I loved the sweet bouquets by Beautiful Blooms. A real special detail on Sara’s bouquet, the lace and buttons are from the sleeve of her mothers wedding gown. After the ceremony Sara and Chris too a stroll the “Enchanted Woods” at Winterthur, and was it ever magical. It had thatched roof cabins, Magical mushrooms and one of the best logs on the eastern seaboard. We had very limited time for couple portraits but the great grounds made it so easy to get very diverse images. I was totally WOW by the reception décor. There were three different centerpieces. I loved the lanterns and the birds nest. Daddy serenaded Sara with a guitar solo of “Daddy’s Little Girl”. Very touching! The cutest detail were jars that had twinkling “fireflys” in them. They were so “sweet”. I actually thought they were firefly’s. I must find them for my next outdoor party!

Zac in a Land Down Under

Yes, I know, if 2 weeks in London and Paris in one summer is not enough, Zac departed yesterday for 2 weeks in Australia. Everyone wants to be Zac! My family and friends loved our travel pictures of Europe so much that they all asked that I include some of his adventures in Australia on my blog. Well, why not! My daughter in law, Jill is one of my very talented second shooters. She has photographed many weddings with me and now she gets to try her hand at travel photography. My son Mark and his wife Jill have been planning their Down Under adventure for years. I’m so happy to see they are finally doing it. In preparation of the trip Zac and Mark both certified in scuba diving. (great father/son bonding) They plan to try their hand at underwater photography in the great barrier reef. Lucky guys! Well stay tuned for some fun pictures! G’day!

Sara + Christopher 08-02-08 (Part 1)

Well, I am finally back from my July wedding hiatus and started August with a bang. I had two amazing and totally different weddings in one wonderful weekend. On Saturday I photographed the magical wedding of Sara and Christopher. The two met as students at Penn State and have been together ever since. Many of their alumni friends were there to share their special day. I’m going to do a “2 parter” here as there are just so many stunning details. (And everyone knows how I love the details!) I fell in love with Saras gorgeous Vera Wang gown that she purchased at Suky Occasions. It’s such a new design that it is not even in the magazines yet. Check out the striking detail on the bodice. The wedding took place at the beautiful Winterthur Estate in Wilmington, Delaware. The beauty of the grounds of this former DuPont Estate is legendary and I was so fortunate to finally have the opportunity to photograph a wedding there. The flowers and décor were by the always amazing Donna O’Brien of Beautiful Blooms. I loved the gorgeous bay leaf garland down the ceremony aisle (yummy smell) and the crystals hanging in the green arch above their ceremony. I’ll have more floral details in Part 2. The wedding program “fan” that was very useful for a humid August wedding. Guests could open it up if they needed a little breeze! All the printed materials were by Two Paper Dolls. Tune in tomorrow for some more beautiful images of the day! It’s good to be back!