Couples

Grace and Damon Part 2 | Stylish Chelsea NYC and Hoboken Engagement Session | NYC Wedding Photographer

Grace and Damon Part 2 | Stylish Chelsea NYC and Hoboken Engagement Session | NYC Wedding Photographer

If you missed the first part of this blog post, STOP, and go look at it here right now. It will explain why I adore these two so much.

We wanted to have the second part of their engagement session be closer to home for these two so we strolled around Hoboken, visited their favorite Deli, and enjoyed the evening. I hope you look at these photos and can't tell that it was probably 40 degrees outside. These two have a love that is so warm that anytime I look back at these photos all I feel is warm sun and love. 

These two have just under two months left before they tie the knot and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. 

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Jasmin & Mark's Philadelphia In-Home Maternity Session | Philadelphia Maternity Photographer

Jasmin & Mark's Philadelphia In-Home Maternity Session | Philadelphia Maternity Photographer

Jasmin and her husband are transplants from Germany currently living in Pennsylvania for work. They wanted some photos to commemorate their last weeks as a family of two and Jasmin wanted some photos to remember her experience being pregnant. These two were so prepared for their darling little Raphael to enter the world, having decorated the nursery with a mix of German language and symbols of their nickname for their lovely baby boy.

Jasmin also wanted some empowering fashion magazine-esque solo portraits to remember carrying her baby boy. Is she not the fiercest mama?

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Paige & Ricky | Playful and Intimate Lancaster PA In-Home Couple's Session | Philadelphia PA Couple's Photographer

Paige & Ricky | Playful and Intimate Lancaster PA In-Home Couple's Session | Philadelphia PA Couple's Photographer

It's not often I get to photograph other photographers, but when I do it's truly a magical and creative experience. Ricky is a fine art photographer and musician and Paige is a hair stylist and model. Talk about a talented couple! 

Together these two are so playful, passionate, and intimate. They were such a joy to be around and I loved getting to photograph them. Their joy and laughs were contagious. Plus they have great taste in music so what's better than a jammin' session?

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Courtney & Steve | Cozy In-Home First Anniversary Session | Lancaster PA Wedding Photographer

Courtney & Steve | Cozy In-Home First Anniversary Session | Lancaster PA Wedding Photographer

Courtney and Steve love to stay at home and cuddle up with their dog Maisie, spending quality time with each other in between the craziness of life. So it made perfect sense that that's what they should do for their anniversary session. Their relationship has a strong foundation in hand-written letters so for the icing on the cake (pun intended) they wrote and read letters to each other about their first year of marriage and their hopes for their future.

This session was full of love, giggles, cuddles, and dancing along to the song that christened their first dance as man and wife. 

House: Railroad Master's House by The Chris & Claude Co.

Hair and Makeup: Shauna Kennedy Makeup

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Rhetta & Hannah | Intimate Brooklyn NY Couple's Session

Rhetta & Hannah | Intimate Brooklyn NY Couple's Session

These two ladies and their love STOLE. MY. HEART.  I'm pretty sure they also stole my words because these photos are truer to their pure love than my words could ever do justice. They are perfect together. So I'll let these photos speak for the love these two amazing people have. 

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Jess & Jimmy | Havre De Grace MD Lighthouse Engagement Highlights

Jess & Jimmy | Havre De Grace MD Lighthouse Engagement Highlights

Jess and Jimmy are Maryland natives temporarily living down south. So after Jess inquired about having me photograph their April wedding we jumped on Skype to talk further. Let me tell you, it must have been fate because we immediately bonded over our energetic, adorable, little pups and some very exciting and sentimental details Jess has in store for her big day. 

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Madison & Dave | Asbury Park NJ Beach Couple's Session

Madison & Dave | Asbury Park NJ Beach Couple's Session

Madison and I have become good friends over the past year of working together, but this was the first time I'd met Dave and got to see them together. The way they look at each other, their love is so palpable. These two have been through thick and thin together and I'm pretty sure I had a goofy grin all over my face this whole session. 

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Christine& Justin | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding

If you follow my blog you'll know that every time I get to work with Natalie Franke it's like a dream come true. She is hands down the most kindhearted, genuine, inspiring person I know and she attracts people of the similar nature. Her clients are no exception. I'm incredibly hard pressed to meet clients of hers I don't adore! Christine and Justin were such great people to work with and you could see in their eyes the love they hold for each other throughout the entire day. Family and friends were so incredibly important to them and it was truly special to see. I loved getting to help document such a fabulous day alongside one of my favorite people in the world. I have a few more weddings with Natalie coming up on the blog soon so stay tuned. You won't be disappointed! 

P.S. Can we just talk about how amazing this floral wall is by Intrigue Designs? I'm pretty sure my jaw hit the floor when I saw it. GOALS!

Danny & Brigitte in New York | Portraits

I don't work in NYC very often, but when I do I make sure to work with models. (10 points to Gryffindor if you know what that sentence was inspired by) 
Danny joined myself and my amazing photographer friend Katt when we were in NYC a few weeks ago and brought his girlfriend Brigitte along. Little did we know that not only did they both model beautifully, but that we would be graced with their sheer adorableness as a couple. You could tell these two shared a special connection because of how Danny's facial expression changed when Brigitte was watching him model. I mean just look at these two!

Models: Danny Cosenza and Brigitte Belov

Brooke & Jeff | Lokal Hotel Intimate Couples Session

Words cannot do this session justice. This couple, this location, words don't suffice. I was lucky enough to be able to photograph Brooke and Jeff at the brand new boutique hotel in Old City, Philadelphia, Lokal Hotel. Lokal is designed by the well-known design couple Jersey Shore Ice Cream Co. and is "goals" at every turn. 

Brooke and Jeff are also "goals" at every turn. From the first second we started shooting I could tell that these two shared something special. Just being near each other made them so incredibly in tune to one another that it was awe-inspiring. These two are fun, funny, spunky, and goofy, but when they look at each other their gazes hold such sincere and potent emotion that this whole session had me in chills. 

For an intimate session it's all about the emotion and the foundational elements of a couple. For these two it seemed so easy to strip away the distractions of the rest of the world and focus on the person in front of them. When near each other it was as if neither of them had any insecurities. This couple was truly a pleasure to photograph and I know they have amazing times ahead of them!

Gather & Grow Workshop | Styled Shoot

When I first found out that my dear friend Sophie was going to be co-hosting the Gather & Grow workshop in NYC the first thing I did was ask how I could help. The fact that she had everything pulled together led me to my second question: Can I come? 

Now if you know Sophie's work you know that we have different styles. I'm dark and moody and she's light and airy. However, if you know her work you also probably know that she is amazing at what she does and she can put together something beautiful flawlessly. I wanted to take the amazing opportunity to challenge myself to capture something outside of my usual style and make it feel more like my usual work. I also took the opportunity to get to create something more personal and shoot hybrid- both digital and film. I have loved film since my dad gifted me one of his cameras from when he was in high school. I can say without a doubt that said camera changed my life. Anyways I see film right now as a luxury. I don't get a lot of clients interested in film, but I am hoping to incorporate it into my work more and more. I hope you enjoy these photos and make sure to check out all of the amazing vendors that helped make this incredible!

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#GatherandGrowNYC @Gatherandgrowevent

Hosts
Sophie Kaye @SophieKayePhotography
Julian Navarette @JulianNavarettePhoto
Amanda Watson @AmandaWPhoto

Venue
The Metropolitan Building #TheMetropolitanBuilding

Stylist
Chic & Pretty Events @ChicandPrettyEvents

Speakers
Dear Gray Magazine @DearGrayMagazine
Lomography @Lomography

Makeup
Natalia Bizinha Makeup Artist @NataliaBBeauty

Hair
Reflection Hair Design @Reflection_Hairdesign

Gowns
Lovely Bride NYC @LovelyBride
Bridal Gown: Anna Campbell @AnnaCampbellBridal
Hanging Gown: Limor Rosen @LimorRosen

Jewelry / Accessories
Petals and Stones @PetalsandStones

Florals
Lori Lee Floral @LoriLeeFloral

Calligraphy
Seniman Calligraphy @Seniman_Calligraphy

Vintage Rentals & Tabletop
The Tabletop Company @TheTabletopCompany

Shoes
Bella Belle Shoes @BellaBelleShoes

Rings
Victor Barbone @VictorBarboneJewelry

Boudoir
Girl with a Serious Dream @Girlwithaseriousdream

Cake
Sugar Couture @Sugar_Couture

Suit
The Black Tux @ TheBlackTux

Ribbon
Bellame Ribbon Co. @BellameRibbon

Styling Boards
Curio & Oak @CurioandOak

Linens
LaTavola Linen @LatavolaLinen

Models
Bride @jsv_irene
Groom @Maxim053
Boudoir @desifitstyle

Morgan & David | Jersey Shore New Years Eve Wedding

Full disclosure: this was my first New Years Eve wedding. When I got an email from Ashley and Graham Scobey asking if I was available to help them photograph their amazing couple Morgan and David I'm pretty sure I about fell out of my seat. It doesn't matter how prestigious someone's name or work is, there will always be someone they admire and look up to that they would love to work with. The Scobeys are some of those people for me. Thankfully, I had just enough pride left over to reply to that amazing email.

This couple was so sweet and determined (I mean how many couples would do a first look on the jersey shore on New Years eve??) and their guests were a riot! Guests of every age were on the dance floor as soon as the music started, even before the bride and groom made their grand entrance. I've never seen such a variety of guests having so much fun at a wedding before. You could just tell that Morgan and David attract the most fun people.  This day and night weren't just a big party to these two and honestly that made me love this wedding even more. They thought about everything from incorporating family members singing into their ceremony (alongside some seriously awesome confetti cannons), religion and prayer into their reception, included the lovebirds' new years resolutions as table numbers, and even Grandma's favorite chocolate drink for everyone to celebrate with. 

This wedding was as much about celebrating the importance of a new year and surrounding yourself with friends and family as it was having a good time. I hope you enjoy this wedding!

Ruth & Irvin | Winter Liberty House Restaurant Wedding

This wedding you guys. Oh my gosh! All the heart eyes. As a wedding photographer I cannot give an engaged couple better advice than to personalize their day in any way that they can. These two had personalization written all over their day and it made my heart sing! From the Chipotle the groomsmen ate, the best man singing the first dance song, all of the heartfelt speeches, Ruth's reception dress that she also wore to their engagement session, to the couple saving their first kiss for their wedding this wedding was incredible. I am so thankful to my dear friend Sophie Kaye Photography for having me along for this wedding. It was such a heart-warming experience and these two were just the sweetest. This was truly a wedding for the books and I am so honored to have been a part of it. 

Check out this wedding on Style Me Pretty here.

Brit & Daniel | Downtown Annapolis Naval Couple

Brit and Daniel are the most fun, funny, loving, and tender people. Brit is a dedicated artist and Daniel is a Naval pilot in training. Together they are a force to be reckoned with. I adore them and I loved getting the opportunity to photograph them. I love my couples so much and these two are no exception. I know only the best things are on the horizon for them!