Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Karen & Matt | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Karen and Matt are both teachers and wanted a wedding that really reflected their personal style. They didn't want a big gala affair but with Karen being an art teacher she did want some personal flair. And I'm nothing if not a photographer with flair – a friend once described my hairstyle as an exclamation point on top of my personality. I take that as a cherished compliment.

Karen and Matt were the first person to book an event at the Artesano Iron Works gallery. It wasn't their first event but she was the first booking. Artesano is a gorgeous and unique gallery space in Manayunk. You can learn all about their Columbian artisans and their unique ironworks on their website. In a move that I found to be rather brave, they added a personal touch to each table with images of each other as kids. Most folks would stop before the awkward years but these guys went all in, pre-teen and all.

We started off the day at the twin that they share in Manayunk, walking to their neighborhood church before gathering at Artesano for an elegant evening capped off by some raucous dancing that made me question the stability of the second floor event space. No worries, solid as a rock.

LOVE THEM! I didn't want to stop looking at them! They are perfect....THANK YOU! Just as an FYI, your work has converted Matt as he was skeptical about putting a chunk of our wedding budget towards a photographer (nothing to do with you, just in general) After he saw the first round of images he thanked me for pushing to have you do the photos. He is transformed!
– Karen
Full Slideshow (here)

Kathy & John | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

I owe my blog an apology. Busy with wedding shoots, editorial shoots, inquiries for 2010 and yes, even 2011, albums, vacation, etc. is no excuse to not keep the blog fresh, updated and lively.

Catching back up with events from earlier this summer, Kathy and John had this intimate ceremony on a rainy Friday night in Center City during the June monsoon month here in Philly. Even though the guest list was small and there was no band,DJ or dancing, they wanted a night to remember as they made their commitment to each other after many years of dating.

Melissa Paul of Evantine did an amazing job of styling the space at the Bellevue at the Park Hyatt and creating a killer bouquet.

I have to also give a nod of thanks to these two for letting me know about the Land of the Lost marathon on the Sci-fi channel that weekend. It was the worst two-episodes of television I think I've ever seen but it was a great childhood memory to tap into.

The pictures are so beautiful that I can’t think of the right words to describe them. John and I are absolutely thrilled! Thank you so much for forwarding these to us. Thank you for helping to capture the most important day in our lives so perfectly.
– Kathy
Full slideshow (here).


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