Monica + Jacob | Pole Steeple Engagement at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Monica + Jacob | Pole Steeple Engagement at Pine Grove Furnace State Park

This hiking adventure spared no ounce of water or breathtaking views. About a one mile hike straight uphill to the top of pole steeple and it’s easy for anyone to fall in love. Monica and Jake were super easy going and had great stories to tell along the way. I truly love getting to know each one of my clients and finding that common ground that brings us together. It’s far more than just being your photographer, right?!

I am anxious to hear what life has in store for them after their wedding day!

Molly + Matt | Springton Manor Farm Wedding

Molly + Matt | Springton Manor Farm Wedding

Molly and Matt are the perfect artsy scientist couple (literally a scientist), which makes me love them even more, so when Matt shared these words during the ceremony, I was completely in tears alongside Molly. I can only imagine how she must have felt hearing these words:

Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is a tiny blue dot that we humans call home. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries. We are constantly reminded that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is a prerequisite to survival. Our little planet floats like a mote of dust in the morning sky. All that you see, all that we can see, exploded out of a star billions of years ago, and the particles slowly arranged themselves into living things, including all of us. We are made of star stuff. We are the mechanism by which the universe can comprehend itself.

The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth. We should remain grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. The sum of all our evolution, our thinking and our accomplishments is love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with the person you love for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. A marriage makes two fractional lives a whole. It gives to two questioning natures a renewed reason for living. It brings a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life.

Dress: BHLDN
Suit: The Black Tux
Flowers: Blue Moon Florist
Cake: Clays Creative Bakery
Food: Queen of Hearts Catering
DJ: DJ Joe Hayes
Hair: Christie Ploski + Alison Luciano
Makeup: Patricia Calvano + Cassie Bisconti

Heather + Glenn | State College, PA Backyard Wedding

Heather and Glenn's backyard wedding in State College, PA was simple, warm, comfortable, beautiful, and fun—everything you'd want in a backyard wedding. They really had a plus one with the already-built barn, and the private property allowed for an all night party with their closest friends and family.

Other than the fact that is was brutally hot, I was easily distracted by the open arms everyone had towards me. The fact that I had just met Heather and Glenn on their wedding day (not usually the case) and sat at the head table, says a lot about the company I had that day and the kind of people that they both will have in their lives, supporting them.  

Blooming Boudoir Styled Shoot | Historic Shady Lane

Ever wonder what you could do with backyard florals? Dover, PA's very own Blossom Bliss Florist took your everyday blooms and created a stunning "Eve" styled cover up for this boudoir shoot. I was smitten just gazing over every detail this florist created.  Randi created an native vibe bringing out subtle details in the hair and makeup to compliment the vibe and Historic Shady Lane created the perfect backdrop giving this entire shoot that modern day Adam and Eve vibe we were looking for. If your short time, please be sure to at least check out the drone footage I caught at the end! 

Peace and love.

Hair & Makeup: Randi Foxx @ ULTA
Florist: Blossom Bliss
Venue: Historic Shady Lane

Sophia + Edwin | Philadelphia Engagement Photography

This engagement session had us UBERing all over Philly, but it was totally worth every shot and of course I loved the extra time connecting with Sophie & Edwin between locations. They are both incredibly ambitious, smart, caring and just overall a really great couple. I love that they had no idea where they would be living next. There job applications were literally defining the next phase of their lives together, that and of course the nuptials!

Enjoy this Philly engagement session, taken along boathouse row, the Philadelphia Art Museum, and City Hall!