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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Engagement Ring - L Priori Jewelry Estate Collection @ Philadelphia PA

Shine bright, shine on | Sunlight + L Priori Jewelry beautiful ring from her Estate Collection + some lace = swoon worthy images. Taking a little time out during the wedding day to capture sparkly details is a big must -- and this lace? It's actually a dress! ;-) And if you're hunting for a ring (engagement or otherwise), go check out L Priori Jewelry in Rittenhouse ASAP.

PS Mucho props to photographers who do macro photos day in and day out! Y'all are superheros.
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Philly Home Girls / Lifestyle Home Photography @ Morton + Springfield, PA

For me, buying a house is different than buying a home. It's not just about the four walls and a roof but where the sunlight comes into the house in the late afternoon; where the marks in the wood tell a story of craftsmanship and life well lived; it's where you feel the weight of the world off your shoulders when you arrive; and it's where you create memories with your family of two or five.

So thankful to work with Philly Home Girls to take part in their lifestyle photo projects that document how their client/friends have turned their new houses into lovely homes. There are so many photos to share but I'll keep you here all day so here are a few vignettes from the day. First up, this amazing home with the coolest wallpaper/lighting/everything...


Onto the next house! Adored this family!


Cute baby bump alert! Love their baby's room!



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Monday, February 27, 2017

Moxie Monday @ Skippack, PA


Does your Monday need moxie? Who knew that moxie came from Moxie, a soda that was super popular back in the day (and by back in the day, I mean the early 1900s). So loved these vintage bottles at Parc Bistro that I just HAD to take a quick photo (or 10) after lunch yesterday.

My Monday needs a little moxie, for sure. Charles and I had a marathon photo adventure / road trip this weekend scouting our PA locations (with a stop for lunch at Parc Bistro, of course) that we'll be shooting at. I always believe going to a location before a shoot or wedding is the best preparation a photographer can do. 

What do I look for? Two things: 1. the light (where is it coming from and what is it bouncing off of?) and 2. the space (is the area/room unique and how will I use it to create a composition to best tell a story?). There's nothing like creating a candid moment but if I can develop a good majority of the game plan beforehand, then the spontaneous moments that happen become icing on the cake! And I do love me some icing. 

May your Monday be full of moxie, friends! 
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Greetings from Spring! - Petit Jardin en Ville in Old City @ Philadelphia, PA

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda

Greetings from a sunny and warm Philadelphia! It's been a minute, right?

The past two days have given us Philadelphians a respite from winter days and temps with glorious sunny and 70-plus-degree weather. While work has kept me busy these past few weeks (didn't I say something about finding balance this year? HA.), I enjoyed a minute of time in front of Petit Jardin en Ville in Old City while talking on the phone with an old friend, Johanna of The Nomad Collection (seriously, her work is GORGE. Check it.). I'm sure I wasn't annoying at all -- a girl taking pictures in the middle of a busy sidewalk AND on her phone but it was okay because S P R I N G.

So stay tuned for some more work coming up and, in the meantime, enjoy this amazing storefront display straight outta Paris, mes amies!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Holiday 2016 / 2017 Final Episode - Sarasota Hotels + Oxford Exchange @ Tampa, Florida

Ahhh… It's here. The final episode of all these darn colorful photos that I can't stop myself from sharing. Living in the northeast U.S. has its perks but I admit that Florida and California's sunshine and colors are super addicting. And checking out all the architecture and interior design of all the motels and hotels was like traveling back in time to the '50s and '60s. Above is a teaser image of what's to come further down this post: Oxford Exchange!

First up is the Gulf Beach Resort Motel -- Americana exemplified.
The perks of shooting through bougainvillea also became addicting. 
Next up, another resort with a little charm and character: The Lido Dorset.
Near the hotel, I found these icy blue palm trees and couldn't resist making a few black-and-white photos:


Moving on to a different color palette...

Oxford Exchange in Tampa, which is a 15-minute ride to/from the Tampa airport, was on my hit list after I saw my friend Carly's Instagram  -- check out her awesome wedding services via Carly Is Inspired. There was so much more to photograph than what I did in these photos (and incredible blue chairs that you may have seen in my personal Instagram). But all good things must come to an end and Charles and I had to hit the road to get back to Philadelphia… but not before I snapped a few shots:
I need this light in my life.

Peace out, Florida! 



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Holiday 2016 / 2017 Part IV - That Sarasota Life + Ringling Museum @ Florida


If you're not a fan of the color pink, you may want to skip over this blog post because there's a lot of pink… So much pink. Florida is unabashed in its love of color, like California, but also embraces a certain extra "oomph" in its architecture. Charles and I drove around Siesta and Lido Key and marveled at all the various styles of homes: Mid-century modern, beach bungalow, Spanish revival, Colonial, and simple American ranch style. Which is why I loved The Ringling  -- so many different styles and influences in the buildings. Full disclosure: Circuses with animals are not my favorite kind of circuses, so I chose to focus on and appreciate the Museum's architecture and surroundings (and there was plenty to appreciate, that's for sure).

But, first, That Sarasota Life. If you've never been to the west coast of Florida, you're missing out. It's a different kind of state all together. With beautiful sunsets, shell-sand beaches, and warmer weather, you truly feel like you're escaping winter. 


Now the Ringling Museum / Estate:



Another shade of pink…


Me with my "vacation hair" -- which means it's extra curly and windblown -- and Charles with his vacation smile. ;)


You guys, that Spanish moss is to die for! I need Spanish moss in all my wedding and engagement photography, please and thank you. 



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On the next episode: My Hotel Obsession Continues…


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