Beka + Jesse

What fun! I got to drive down to Harrisburg, PA on Sunday to check out the location of Beka and Jesses September wedding and to do a few engagement portraits. I was so honored when Beka asked me to photograph her wedding. Beka Nave, of Innove Events, is one of Philadelphia’s top event planners. Whenever we work on a wedding together it always gets featured in a magazine and I expect the same of her wedding (fingers crossed). Beka is going to start sharing details of her wedding planning on Innoves blog, so you might want to check in there! She will be marring her long time love Jesse Rendell on her birthday! Let’s hope Jesse never forgets their anniversary! Jesse is the son of Pennsylvania’s Governor Ed Rendell so their wedding will be taking place at the Governors residence. Beka has big plans for the grounds! I know that Nancy Saam will be working with Beka on the décor and flowers and Peachtree and Ward will be catering the event (yumm).

Beka and Jesse wanted to do a “family portrait” with their two adorable “kids” and we then went around Harrisburg looking for sites to do fun portraits on their wedding day. I think we found a few, especially the great train station. Congratulations Beka and Jesse! I’m really looking forward to capturing your day!

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Kelly + Martin 04.05.08

It was finally starting to look like spring in New Jersey. All week long they had predicted April showers for Kelly and Martins April wedding, but they hit the “weather jackpot” when the morning of their wedding the forecast changed to a beautiful blue sky day! This was very good news as they had planned an outdoor ceremony! Their wedding was held at The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. It’s an amazing location with acres of beautiful art and foliage. Their ceremony was held on a Sculpture called The Nine Muses by Carlos Dorrien. I loved her Melissa Sweet gown. It was so very unique with sheer tulle on the bottom of her skirt.

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And the Winner is…

WPPI, an international Wedding and Portrait Photography Organization held their annual print competition in Las Vegas last month and I just found out I won 3 Accolades of Excellence (which translates to awards). This year WPPI had over 2700 print entries from photographers all around the world, so it was quite an honor. Here are my 3 winners. The first one was shot at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It’s a beautifully decaying prison that is said to be haunted! Yikes!!!

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Vote for Your “Fav” Shoes on Brides Cafe

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My friend, Janie Medley, asked me to share some of my favorite bridal shoes. Today she has featured some of them on her “ever so popular” wedding blog The Brides Cafe. You can vote for your favorite shoes. Congratulations are also in order to Janie. Her blog, The Brides Cafe was just named as one of the top wedding blogs by Instyle Magazine. For those of you who peruse the wedding blogs, The Brides Cafe should be a daily read.

The coming week will be very busy for me. I have a wedding on Saturday at a sculpture garden, an engagement portrait at a governor’s mansion on Sunday and a great commercial shoot I will be doing for a veil designer. She has designed a new line of bridal headgear for Kleinfelds Bridal. I can’t wait to share all the new images with everyone! Keep checking back!

Beautiful Choos (OOPS, I meant shoes)

Check these beautiful Vintage Jimmy Choo shoes. I’m not sure if I should call them foot jewelry or shoes! I photographed an amazing bridal portrait last week at The Saint Regis in NYC. I’ll be photographing the brides wedding in May out in the Midwest so I really can’t show you the portraits. Many of my brides want to keep their magnificent grown and details “under wraps” until their big day. I would’nt want her floating around the internet until her big day. I must say, I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for her big day! I will have so much stunning “eye candy” to photograph that weekend. For now, I’ll share with you her shoes!
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