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Y’all, there are just some wedding days that make my heart so stinking full. Tom and Casey’s was definitely one of them! One of the most beautiful days I’ve been privileged to be a part of, this Congress Hall wedding is one that I will never forget! I am always reminded how important what I […]

Real weddings

November 8, 2021

Congress Hall Wedding | Tom + Casey

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As many years as I have been a wedding photographer (started shooting weddings in 2011) I have to say, I have had an awful lot of brides express this fear. So I wanted to chat about it! I mean, is this something you should be worried about? When it comes down to it, is it […]

wedding planning

September 9, 2021

Is It Important for our Photographer to have worked at our venue before?

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Where do I even begin? This Waterworks Philadelphia Wedding was one for the books! But first, let me start with saying thank you to Rebecca & Brian, being a part of your day was such an incredible privilege for me, and I am so grateful that you chose me to preserve it. It is so […]

Real weddings

June 24, 2021

Waterworks Philadelphia Wedding | Rebecca + Brian

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SO many things to say about this session I don’t even know where to start! First of all, Casey + Tom, you guys are THE absolute best! Not only are you a gorgeous couple, but you are seriously the sweetest! Lots of firsts happened during this session, and this sweet couple offering to take me […]

Engagement

June 17, 2021

Island Beach State Park Photos | Casey + Tom

island beach state park engagement photos
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This Cape May Wedding at Abbie Holmes Estate was an absolute favorite of mine. There are some people in life that you feel like your paths were just meant to cross. I can say that getting to work this wedding for Gen + Nick felt just that way. Not only were they incredibly kind, fun […]

Real weddings

May 25, 2021

Cape May Wedding at Abbie Holmes Estate | Gen + Nick

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I know one of the first things you start to think about once you know your engagement session is booked, is always what do I wear?! And as much as I love shopping, I know that it can definitely also become a little bit overwhelming. So I thought I would put together this little sundress […]

Engagement, wedding planning

May 7, 2021

Sundress Ideas for Summer Engagement Photos

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You have a wedding scheduled, and the first look and all the portraits are scheduled during the brightest hours of the day light… are you panicking, or praying for clouds?! I know I did at one point! Transitioning from being a portrait photographer to a wedding photographer can definitely present its challenges, and this is […]

Mentoring

May 3, 2021

How to Shoot In Bright Sun Light

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I am truly excited to be showcasing this branding photoshoot with Fox Belle Photography‘s owner, Kaitlin! Not only is she absolutely adorable & sweet, but so incredibly talented! (Go check out her work, especially if you’re looking for someone in west texas!) But it was truly my privilege that she entrusted me with her gorgeous […]

Branding

April 23, 2021

Branding Photoshoot with Fox Belle Photography

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First of all I am so stinking excited about this gorgeous styled elopement!! So sharing this right now is making me giddy! This was the fourth opportunity I’ve created to shoot film and every time I use it, I just fall more in love with it! It’s definitely the direction I’m heading and moving to […]

Real weddings

April 16, 2021

Texas Elopement Inspiration

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These beautiful engagement photos in Batsto Village in NJ with Gen + Nick was photographed by Morgan, an associate of mine who did an absolutely beautiful job! Due to some circumstances beyond my control from 2020, (I won’t mention any names *ahem covidddd*) Morgan kindly stepped in for me, and rocked it out. But I […]

Engagement

April 8, 2021

Engagement Photos NJ Batsto Village | Nick + Gen