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Marcus & Jessica {Wedding}

There is a two week period in April that makes me fall in love with photography all over again. Spring is finally back, and it is more welcomed than ever after the winter we all just endured. But in this two week period there is one thing that makes me forget all about the cold harsh winter. Cherry blossoms. To me they are a reminder of a fresh start and the many warmer spring days to come. Not to mention, they are fantastic to photograph.

Marcus and Jessica took the Spring time wedding gamble and rather than landing on a rainy day they were given a warm sunshiny afternoon filled with cherry blossoms in their prime.

Their ceremony took place right outside of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art in a small white gazebo surrounded by family. I was reminded of how fantastic technology is as Jessica’s family was part of the ceremony, via skype, all the way from Germany. The simple sermon was followed by communion and a sand ceremony.

Marcus and Jessica made my job a breeze. They have obvious chemistry and not to mention are both extremely photogenic.

Congrats to you both! It was a pleasure being a part of your special day!

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Helen turns 80! {Event}

Venue: Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Band: The Vincent James Band

Helen celebrated her 80th birthday this past Saturday at the gorgeous Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.  Her closest friends and family all joined in the celebration, surprising the completely stunned Helen. Drinks and hor d’oeuvres led into a night of delicious cuisine and live music by the award winning Philadelphia wedding band, The Vincent James Band.

Helen was showered with love by friends and family. Her husband, Joe wrote a touching poem that brought a tear to everyone in attendance.

Happy birthday, Helen! Cheers to many more birthdays to come!

To view the full event or to purchase prints, follow this link: Helen Turns 80!

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To view the full event or to purchase prints, follow this link: Helen Turns 80!

 

 

Jenessa King joins the team!

I am so very excited to announce the newest member of the Tessa Marie Image’s team.

I have known Jenessa all of my life and we have each shared a passion for photography, for the last several years. With my growing commercial and portrait business in the Philadelphia and Lancaster areas, I was in need of an additional member and Jenessa is perfect for the job.

Her passion for life exudes in everything she does. She is hard-working, intelligent and quick on her feet. Her primary responsibilities will begin with second shooting weddings as well as editing and assisting on larger fashion and commercial productions.

I cannot wait for this new season and I am so very excited to have this wonderful lady by my side!

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Sean & Amy {Wedding}

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Venue: The Barn at Overlook
DJ: Top Hat Entertainment

Catering: Keares Restaurant Group

It has been a long cold winter. Typically, wedding season begins around the end of March with the fresh spring air pushing out the cold and the flowers just about to brim with blooms. With winter still on our heels this year, there was no telling what the day would bring.

Thankfully, even amongst the still dreary days, Sean and Amy’s wedding fell on one of the first nice days we have seen in months. Breezy and sixty…it was impossible not to love every moment of it.

The day was flawless. This came as no surprise. Sean and Amy have a calm presence about them. They are a “go with the flow couple” embracing each moment and loving one another in the process. It is easy to see how much they adore one another.

The ceremony was intimate. Both ceremony and reception were held in Lancaster at The Barn at Overlook. Surrounded by friends and family, they vowed to love one another till death do them part. The celebration continued into the evening with delicious entrees, dancing and fellowship.

As always, it is a pleasure being a part of a couple’s special day. I love the whole process of getting to know the couple throughout the months leading up to their wedding and then seeing their relationship be solidified in this most sacred act of marriage. Wishing only happiness on the new bride and groom! Congrats, Sean and Amy!

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Main Line Fashion Week

This past week I had the pleasure of photographing during Main Line’s first ever fashion week.

The event was coordinated and founded by Piqued PR owner, Patricia Martistch. It was a perfect opportunity for the Main Line’s boutiques and designers to showcase their newest lines.

The week began on Saturday, March 1st with a kickoff party held at Saks Fifth Avenue. Guest were treated to complimentary manicures as they sipped on their wine from Grace Winery. Models displayed some of the newest spring fashions, providing a sneak peek to the upcoming fashion shows and music was provided by Untouchables Entertainment Group. Before leaving, guests could enjoy a cupcake provided by Divine Cakes.

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Above: The Main Line Fashion Week Committee: (From Left) Autumn Bloch, Olivia McConnell, Jen Wilkins, Patricia Maristch, Allyson Piccolomini and Megan Dyer

Come Tuesday, the Main Line was buzzing, ready to partake in the fashion show festivities. The event was held at Sweetwater Farm in Glen Mills. A gorgeous and rustic property fit to house this elegant evening. The runway was in the on site winery, Grace Winery, providing guests with the option of delicious wines paired with the catering services of 12th Street Catering.

Tuesday evening featured gorgeous lines from 7 fabulous boutiques:

Imbue

Sorella

Elegant Inspirations

Posh Collections

Revivals

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K. Nicole

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The outfits were showcased by the lovely Barbizon models and provided looks for all ages and style choices. Hair and makeup also played a huge role as many local artists made sure the models looked their absolute best.

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I personally loved the wide variety of prints, colors and materials. K. Nicole offered a sneak peek of their winter 2014 line and I was blown away by their designs. Each collection provided unique and stylish options for the upcoming seasons.

Wednesday evening was even more gorgeous styles with lines from:

Sache Boutique

Van Cleve Collections

Out There Outfitters

Gramercy

Tish Boutique

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The event was fun and sophisticated and provided an excellent way to view the newest up and coming fashion.

Now I just have to choose what I want to buy next!

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