Lindsey & Josh!

Lindsey & Josh!

Lindsey and Josh meant one another 8 years ago at a summer job. They may have had a strong connection, but were at different points in their lives. Fast forward to a little over 2 years ago, and everything fell into place. Everything finally felt right.

On July 20th, 2017, Lindsey and Josh went to Heritage Winery. It was right before they were about to go on a cruise together. Everyone would joke around that Josh would propose to Lindsey on the cruise. Well, while walking around the vineyard, Josh started talking about not proposing on the cruise. It just wasn’t going to happen. Lindsey thought that Josh was going to break up with her. Instead, Josh said “How about we get engaged before the cruise?” At that moment, he dropped down on one knee and asked her to be his wife! She, of course, said YES! The icing on the cake, was that their entire family was inside the vineyard waiting to celebrate!

So, it was a no brainer that we would capture their engagement photos at the place where it all went down! It was a gorgeous fall afternoon at Heritage Winery for their engagement photos!  We can’t wait for their wedding next year at Scotland Run! Enjoy! xo

 The laughter between Lindsey and Josh is so contagious!  THAT RING!   We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful October day.  So, apparently, this is their best impressions of one another!  It is in this exact spot that Josh proposed to Lindsey!

Stephanie & Matt!

Stephanie & Matt!

My cousin is engaged and I could not be happier for her!  I am beyond excited that she has found her soul mate. Plus, it helps that he’s such a great guy and they are perfect together.

Stephanie and Matt unknowingly first met at a friends wedding. Looking back on the video and photos of the wedding, they were dancing right next to one another not knowing what their ultimate future held. It wasn’t until a few months later that each of their friend groups met up one night in Manayunk.  Steph’s friend officially introduced the two of them, and as they say, the rest is history!

On December 21st, 2016, Stephanie and Matt had plans to exchange their Christmas presents early.  Matt had a crazy work schedule and they wouldn’t be able to open their presents together on Christmas morning.  So, Matt had wrapped up the ring as one of Stephanie’s gifts. Once she opened it, she didn’t believe that is was actually happening and may have actually said no at first! She was in so much shock and tears, but of course she said YES!

Stephanie and Matt will be saying their I do’s in just over a year, on November 3rd, 2018 at Kings Mills. What is my favorite part of their upcoming wedding? Our kids, Rhys & Everly will be Ring Security & the Flower Girl!  Super excited!

When planning their engagement session, Stephanie knew she wanted the beach. Although she lives in PA, she’s definitely a Jersey girl at heart. We’ve been coming to the beach together for years and our parents have places in the same Campground right outside of Sea Isle City. So, of course we love it! Although I’m not a morning person, I jumped at the chance to capture her at Matt during sunrise in Cape May!  We lucked out with the most beautiful pink, purple and blue hues just before the sun rose for the day! After playing on the beach and in the water (which was way warmer than the chilly temperature), we made our way over to Cape May Winery! The winery was such a perfect setting for their second outfit and loads more fun and laughter together!

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek of their engagement session below! xo  I just adore the way that Matt looks at Stephanie  Of course we had to include Steph’s son Mason!  Isn’t he just the cutest?  Our son Rhys is obsessed with him! He’s definitely his favorite cousin!  While I was capturing Steph & Matt, Ryan captured Mason pretending to take his own photos of them!  Perfect lighting as the sun finally rose over the small mountain of clouds!  Isn’t Sadie just the cutest pup? She may be a bit crazy at times, but you’d never know it! This is the perfect family photo!  I’m so glad that the water was warm! haha! Mason wanted a few photos with his Mom before we headed to our next location.  Their future children are going to have some gorgeous eyes!!   SO MUCH LAUGHTER!!

Caitlin & Andrew!

Caitlin & Andrew!

The day began at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. It is the most perfect, breezy summer day. There are seagulls in the sky, a car show happening on the boardwalk, and a joyous, happy calm in the air! Caitlin is in the makeup chair getting pampered by Taffeta Design, while she is surrounded by the women who mean the most to her! Meanwhile, Andrew is at his parents condo, hanging out with his best guy friends waiting for the festivities to begin.

This ninth day of September could not have been a more ideal day for Caitlin and Andrew to get married at St. Augustine Church in Ocean City. They had a beautiful Catholic ceremony and tears were definitely shed. The moment Caitlin & Andrew said their I Do’s, you could feel that the celebration was just beginning.

We ventured to the beach at 14th Street Pier in Ocean City. While capturing their bridal party, a butterfly decided to join in, and we were able to capture probably one of my favorite ring shots ever. The butterfly reminded Caitlin of her grandfather, and made her feel that he was there with them on this happy day!

The boardwalk was full of fun, families and a car show, but that didn’t stop us from capturing some fun photos of this bride and groom!  They rode the swings, the carousel and Andrew, although scared of heights, braved the ferris wheel for his new wife!

The remainder of the night consisted of so much love as all of their friends and family danced the night away with them!

Vendors Included:

Getting Ready & Reception : The Flanders Hotel / Hair & Makeup : Taffeta Design / Dress Designer : Sophia Tolli / Dress Retailer : Simplicity Boutique / Bridesmaids Designer : Vera Wang / Groom & Groomsmen Attire : Calvin Klein / Florist : Rosebud Floral Art / DJ : Above & Beyond DJ Entertainment / Transportation : AC Jitney / Church : Saint Augustine

Giovanni & Carol’s Engagement at Penn’s Landing!

Giovanni & Carol’s Engagement at Penn’s Landing!

Love. Laughter. Trust. Excitement. These are all the things we feel when we’re around Carol & Giovanni! We first met them back in February when Giovanni contacted us to capture him proposing to Carol. Ryan and I were so lucky and honored to have been a part of that night! By the time it ended, we felt like we were a part of the family!

Fast forward a few months, and here we are, back at the place it all happened! Carol and G decided that the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest would be PERFECT!  Mostly, because it has amazing meaning to their relationship now, but also because it looks completely different than when they got engaged during Winterfest. There were games, rides and beautiful views of the Delaware River. Summerfest was PERFECT for them! Throughout our time together, there was so much laughter and fun! However, the greatest feeling was trust. Giovanni and Carol told us how comfortable we made them feel and how EASY we made the awkward moments of getting your photo taken better!

Ryan and I believe that it is SO important for couples to have engagement photos taken by their wedding photographer! This is why an engagement session is included in ALL of our packages. Mostly, because its really a time to get to know your wedding photographer, how you might mesh well together and to get used to the way they shoot! Our goal is to really get our couples to interact with one another and create some beautiful, unscripted moments! All the while, we are there capturing these priceless memories! Ryan and I like to have a lot of fun with our couples and make them as comfortable as possible.  We want them leaving their time with us feeling a sense of trust, and that they just had SO MUCH FUN!

Below is just a sneak peek of the fun that we had with Giovanni & Carol.  We hope you enjoy and leave the couple some love in the comments!

 Carol and Giovanni showing off their competitive nature. Its all fun and games…   Carol LOVES ice cream, so we were a bit bummed that the Franklin Fountain was closed.   Little neck nuzzles <3  After an outfit change, we wandered down to the waterfront for a few more romantic photos.  Carol & Giovanni, you truly are one of the sweetest and most fun couples we’ve had the honor of getting to know! There is just something about you that exudes “meant to be!” Thank you for choosing us to capture all of these incredible moments for you. Can’t wait to capture your wedding this November. I have a feeling it will be epic! xo

Alyssa & Gary!

Alyssa & Gary!

What is better than being in Disney World for Senior Trip? A chance meeting with the person that you ultimately going to spend the rest of your life with! Alyssa and Gary have been together on and off for the past 13 years. Gary finally proposed right before Christmas last year!

A little snippet from their wedding website, here is how it all went down:

Alyssa’s birthday is one day before Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, she had to work, but she lucked out! They weren’t busy, so they decided to close early. Alyssa pushed up the time she was going meet with her coworkers, but when she arrived home, Gary had different plans. He invited her family and his parents over! As everyone was arriving, Alyssa was excited because she was thinking how thoughtful it was to have everyone over. Alyssa really didn’t think anything of it, just that she felt so loved and blessed. Alyssa thought Gary was helping to make her day, because she was sad it was another birthday that she was not celebrating with her mother.

After a little while, Gary’s brother arrived because he claimed he wanted cake, and so they sang to her. After Alyssa blew out the candles, everyone was still standing with their cameras in front of their faces. Alyssa looked confused and asked what was going on. As she turned to her right, there was Gary smiling down on one knee with an amazing wedding ring in a box. Alyssa broke down sobbing because she couldn’t believe he had FINALLY asked her. It was an amazing birthday to say the least!!

Alyssa and Gary planned their wedding for the Spring at Cecil Creek Farms. Since it is such a beautiful property, we also were able to capture their engagement photos there too!  Thank you to Lizzie for driving us around!  Can’t wait to capture their wedding there next year! xo