Kristen and Jason’s wedding was a day of travel throughout the beautiful Brandywine Valley area of Delaware and Pennsylvania. They both got ready at the Concordville Hotel in Glen Mills, PA. We then arrived at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Wilmington, DE for their ceremony, followed by wedding photos at the majestic Nemours Mansion in Wilmington and the ended the day with their reception at Kings Mills in Media, Pennsylvania.
As you can see from the photos, Kristen and Jason were attentive to every detail and everything came together in a beautiful and cohesive wedding day. I had such a great time with this couple and their family! One of my favorite parts of the day was the portrait session at Nemours. Kristen and Jason were so easy to photograph and Nemours gardens has virtually no bad angles. The Nemours staff member who assisted us was also wonderfully kind, helpful and truly made the session go smoothly in spite of the sprinkling that threatened to end our session early.
Kristen & Jason: Nemours Mansion and Kings Mills Wedding
Tiffany and Jerry had two requests for their engagement session: they wanted to include Jerry’s awesome drag racing Corvette and they also wanted photos on a beach! I was excited to be able to suggest the perfect place for their Maryland engagement photos! Elk Neck State Park in North East, Maryland! I am very familiar with the area, since North East, Maryland is the first place I landed when I moved to the Northeast from Texas. We were able to get a lot of versatility out of the area with so many diverse and beautiful settings! I was so happy we were able to combine things they love and truly capture their personalities and cute interactions in a place where they felt so comfortable.
Besides all of that – isn’t Tiffany kind of like – drop.dead.gorgeous!?
I am excited to photograph their wedding at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace, Maryland. I’ve worked there in the past when I photographed another wonderful couple’s wedding!
Sandy and Brandon wanted me to take their Delaware engagement photos around their home. I loved the idea of photographing an engagement session that was truly unique to them and not just some pretty location we chose as a backdrop. This place has true meaning to them. I photographed their engagement session around their house in Smyrna on their family’s farmland surrounding their home. There have been some crazy days in the Northeast this winter, but we were fortunate to have scheduled this session for a beautiful (and warm-ish) winter day. Thankfully, the pretty white snow was still covering the ground. This is actually the first time I’ve ever done an engagement session in the snow! It did get a little chilly as the sun started to set, so we took the last few photos of the day with the sun falling below the horizon creating a breathtaking watercolor-like sky. Sandy and Brandon are very lucky to have their home surrounded with such a fantastic view of these kind of Delaware sunsets. :)
As you can tell, Sandy and Brandon are big time animal lovers – me too!!! (I think my dog, Violet, charmed Sandy when we first met and I credit her for at least part of the final decision of them deciding to hire me! ;)) We made sure to include Sandy and Brandon’s dog and cats in some of the photos, but I have to admit…. there was also a lot of curious animal photo-bombing going on that none of us had any control over (I kinda loved it.) :p
I’m looking forward their summer wedding which will be held at the Winery at Elk Manor in North East, Maryland.
2013 was one of the most exciting years for me as a wedding photographer here in Delaware. Opening my Delaware photography studio was definitely a highlight, but I also got to meet some wonderful people, work at some fantastic wedding venues, and take some of my favorite wedding photos ever. I photographed over 40 weddings in 6 states! Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia. I am hoping to add a few more locations to my roster for 2014. :)
My favorite wedding photos are not simply about pretty pictures…. they are about capturing the emotions and connection between my clients and their friends and family. The most memorable photos to me are the ones that show more than just beautiful people. They also show the closeness that comes along with lifelong friendships, the elated look on a groom’s face when he sees his bride for the first time, the family members all ecstatic to see grandmother join the party, a proud father looking on at his handsome son, the aunt beaming with joy as she watches her niece’s wedding day slideshow… from toddler to beautiful bride. I hope when you look through these wedding photos you see not only a nice photograph, but also a little glimpse into what makes the people in front of my lens so wonderful.
For 2014, I’m running a special for free proposal photography coverage! I’ve photographed proposals in Philadelphia and Maryland and would love to add Delaware to that list. Photographing proposals is exciting and I want to do more! The problem is: sometimes I don’t think people are even aware that there is such a “thing” as a proposal photographer, so they just have a friend with a camera take photos (if there are any photos taken at all!) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a professional hidden away taking photos of your bride or groom to be when you pop the life changing question? I would love to be that photographer!
If you hire me in 2014 to photograph your proposal, and then later decide to book me as your wedding photographer, the cost of your proposal session will be completely credited to your selected wedding package. Contact me today for more details about what’s include in my proposal sessions.