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On Friday, August 6th, 2021 I had the honor of capturing Lauryn & Deniz’s Wedding at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. It was a gorgeous summer evening spent enjoying the warm breeze, ambiance of the live band, and of course witnessing the marriage of two beautiful people uniting their lives. Lauryn and Deniz […]

Lauryn & Deniz’s Wedding at the American Swedish Historical Museum

I had the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Maine for Johannah and Clayton. I know Johannah through my husband, Vincent. They are first cousins and Vincent grew up in Maine and knew Clayton from a very young age. When Johannah asked me to be their photographer I was nothing short of honored and excited. […]

Johannah & Clayton’s Maine Wedding

couple kissing on a bridge over the delaware river

An engagement is a short special time to work and grow towards marriage. This is by far one of my favorite quotes on marriage by Timothy Keller in his book, the Meaning of Marriage. I highly recommend to anyone wanting to get married, dating, engaged, of married! “To be loved but not known is comforting […]

Natalie and Andy’s Engagement Frenchtown, New Jersey

I have a confession… I am obsessed with plants. It’s okay though it is an issue that I’ve decided to live with. It’s a trend but more than that it is a way of life. I can attest to the saying that, “plants make people happy.” It’s a simple truth and I am not mad […]

Esther and Thomas Greenhouse Engagement

I promise to one day not post about the magic of golden hour with golden sunflower however, today is not that day!  Can we talk about this gorgeous field for a minute, let me introduce you to Second Mountain Sunflowers.  I stumbled upon this magical place by a facebook friend posting a picture and tagging […]

Second Mountain Sunflowers Orwigsburg PA

lavender send off

I don’t know about you but my social media feeds have been chock-full of people talking about “shop small”.  I’m here first, to break down what that means. I’ll discuss tips on how you can incorporate that into your wedding to help those small businesses out! Links will be provided to some of my favorite […]

7 Tips to Shop Small for Your Wedding