Romantic Monmouth University Engagement Photography | Genevieve & Brian

Romantic Monmouth University Engagement Photography | Genevieve & Brian

From our first meeting over some coffee and tea at Starbucks, we knew that Genevieve and Brian would be one of our favorite couples! We felt like we could just sit around and chat for hours with our new friends!  We loved hearing their love story, which ultimately helped make the decision of where their engagement photos should be!  Genevieve and Brian decided that a Monmouth University Engagement would be perfect! I just about died, because, have you seen that campus?! Gorgeous!! I was so excited to capture their love in a place that meant so much to them both!

The Story of Genevieve & Brian

Gen and Brian met one another at a fraternity party at Monmouth University. Since she was going to school for business and him for criminal justice, they hadn’t really crossed paths until then! They talked that night, and well, as they say, the rest is history!  Their love only grew from there!  This past fall, Brian and Gen visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and along WaterWorks behind the museum, Brian asked Gen to be his wife!  How romantic!!  We can’t wait to capture when these two say I DO at One Atlantic next year!! <3

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I mean, come on… how gorgeous is this area?! It’s like glorious ancient Italian architecture right in the middle of a college campus!!!

 

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Fun Frankford Hall Engagement Photography | Gabrielle & Marc

Fun Frankford Hall Engagement Photography | Gabrielle & Marc

From the moment we met Gabrielle & Marc at Starbucks, we felt like we were hanging out with old friends.  So, of course we were thrilled when they decided that they wanted us to capture their wedding! These two are so much fun, so comfortable together, and just so in love!!  When we were talking about their engagement session, so many ideas were thrown around… from the Flyers stadium, to Xfinity Live, to Disney, etc. and we finally decided on Frankford Hall Engagement Photography!  I’m so glad that we did!  We were able to get in before it opened to the public, and just had the best time getting to know these two even more!!  We can’t wait to capture their wedding at One Atlantic next year!! <3

The Story of Gabrielle & Marc

Gabrielle and Marc have known one another since second grade, and lived about 30 seconds form one another their entire lives! Growing up, they may have seen one another around, but never really spoke.  Fast forward to their early 20’s, they reconnected through friends while out one night, and their love story officially began!  They absolutely love Disney – they had their very first vacation together there!  They went back to Disney in December of 2017 to celebrate Gabrielle’s Dad’s 50th birthday!  Marc knew that this would be the perfect time to propose!  Since Gabrielle’s dad knew it was going to happen, he made sure that one of the Disney photographers would be able to capture the moment, in a private area in front of the castle!  It was absolutely magical!

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Hill Creek Farms – Farm to Table Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Hill Creek Farms – Farm to Table Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Hill Creek Farms and Rastelli Market Fresh create the freshest collaboration on the block! Being able to enjoy amazing, farm fresh food in a beautiful outdoor setting with your closest friends and family, sounds like the most perfect evening to us!

A Farm-to-Table Inspired Rehearsal Dinner

Hill Creek Farms teamed up with A Garden Party florist to design a beautiful Farm-to-Table inspired rehearsal dinner! A Garden Party helped to showcase the beautiful outdoor space among the orchards! Most of the florals were grown right in South Jersey at Woodland Flower Farm, The Other Acre Farm and from A Garden Party’s own garden!!  We were beyond honored to capture all of the details of how an actual rehearsal dinner could take place!! Newly engaged Kayla & Brandon offered to be our couple for this inspiration shoot, which we are so thankful for!  They were so in love, and the perfect couple to showcase such a beautiful area! Plus, we can’t wait to capture their wedding next year at The Reeds at Shelter Haven!
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From Hill Creek Farms Website:

“Hill Creek Farms is glad to announce it has partnered with Rastelli Market Fresh to bring our guests the best of two worlds. The Sorbello family, a fourth-generation grower of apples, peaches, and vegetables, has combined forces with the Rastelli family, a fourth-generation local food-service and culinary giant. This home-grown dynamic duo now offers you South Jersey’s most exciting experience in prepared foods, ready-to-eat meals, and world-class farm-to-table dining.
“For the freshest fine dining experience around, reserve your place at one of our renowned farm to table dinners. Our one-of-a-kind dinners utilize the freshest ingredients available, with no additives or preservatives in sight. As a farm to table dinner guest, you will be treated to a night of culinary excellence from the award-winning team led by Rastelli Market Fresh with their team of Chefs led by Chef Joe Muldoon as they serve you locally sourced salads, entrees, and desserts. Apples are the prime focus of everything we do here at Hill Creek Farms, so expect to see creative and flavorful dishes straight from our very own apple harvest, alongside elegant pairings of local meats and cheeses.”

A Rustic Farm Engagement Session | Ro & Michael

A Rustic Farm Engagement Session | Ro & Michael

When Ro first contacted me, she mentioned how she had wanted to have a rustic wedding on her fiance’s farm, but that was not an option.  So, the second best option was to do their farm engagement photos there!  From wandering around the woods behind the house, to cozying up in a John Deere tractor, to kissing in the already harvest asparagus and playing in the bright yellow and orange leaves, it was the perfect decision!

The Story of Ro & Michael

Ro has known Michael’s sister for about five years. Once day, she posted up a photo of her and her brothers on Facebook. Ro had commented asking if either of them were single.  Then, about 4 weeks later, her and Michael met!  Ro told me that she knew she was going to marry him the second she saw him standing by his truck.  About two weeks later, they were officially a couple!

The 4th of July is Ro’s favorite day of the year.  And now, it has even more meaning!  On July 4th, 2018, while watching the fireworks on the beach, Michael got down on one knee and asked Ro to marry him!  It was like an absolute dream come true! How could she not say yes?! Swoon!

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And since Ro & Michael are big Eagles fans, we had to end our time together with a little catch in their Eagles gear! 🙂

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A Bright & Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement | Liz + Stephen

A Bright & Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement | Liz + Stephen

A Bright and Beautiful Longwood Gardens Engagement Session

From the gardens, to the fountains to the beautiful architecture, you really cannot go wrong with choosing Longwood Gardens for your engagement session! There is so much to see and no shortage of beautiful backdrops.  We could spend an entire day there and still not see it all.  We love continually visiting Longwood Gardens, because each time we go we find something new!

Liz and Stephen chose Longwood Gardens for their engagement session, because they live nearby and absolutely love going.  In particular, they love the fountain shows, especially around the holidays!  You could just see their faces light up as we walked through the gardens.  They were so cute and natural together, and make our job so easy!

The Story of Liz & Stephen

It was March 14th, 2015. Liz’s girlfriends called her up an asked her to come out for drinks.  She reluctantly said yes, and that decision changed her life forever. A very drunk patron attempted to his on all of the girls at the same time. He was very unsuccessful, but the guys sitting next to them found it very amusing. After a few hours of trading jokes and occasional conversation, the bar got crowded, and it was time to leave.

To Liz’s surprise, Steve asked for her number. (She had thought he was originally hitting on one of her friends).  They went out on a date a week later, and three days after that he cooked her a beautiful dinner after a rough day at work.  There was never one moment, one look, one instance – they just grew together and didn’t want to be apart.

In October of 2017, while standing on a cliff overlooking the harbor in Maine, Stephen proposed! Liz, of course, said YES!

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A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session | Ashley & Mark

A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session | Ashley & Mark

A Romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement session, we always suggest to our couples to choose a spot that has meaning to them. Whether it be a first date location, a fun activity or just somewhere they like to hang out, the sky is the limit. So, when we started talking about locations for Ashley and Mark’s engagement session, Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia came up immediately. This was the location where they first lived together! They used to run a lot in the area, as well as just walk through the park and enjoy the flowers and scenery. So, a romantic Rittenhouse Square Engagement Session was set for Spring!

We met up with Ashley and Mark across from one of their favorite restaurants, Parc. From there, we wandered around Rittenhouse Square, and took advantage of all of the freshly bloomed flowers!  Since Spring decided to come a little late to the Philadelphia area this year, I was so thankful to find some color among the greenery in the park! We then took a short walk over to the building that they first lived together in, and then headed over to Addison Street!  I absolutely adore that they have twinkle lights on the trees there year-round!

We had such a wonderful time just wandering around, chatting and really getting to know Ashley & Mark.  Getting to know our couples is one of our reasons for wanting each couple to have an engagement session with us! This way, when we show up on the wedding day, we’re more like trusted friends than hired vendors, and we’re able to get more comfortable, natural photos of them!

The Story of Mark & Ashley

Mark and Ashley met one another during the Summer of 2015 in Avalon, NJ. Their love grew and so did their family! They welcomed a beautiful son into their lives this past October!  BUT earlier in the year, while moving into their new apartment in Philadelphia, Mark proposed to Ashley in the ‘soon to be nursery’. Swoon!  How sweet is that?!

Mark and Ashley are planning a classic, black and white wedding at the Ballroom at the Philadelphia Marriott. With EBE Paris as their band, we have no doubt that they will have an absolutely amazing time and their guests will not leave the dance floor all night!!  We can’t wait to capture such a special day for such a deserving, beautiful couple!

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