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Williams’ Family Portraits

Cindy met my mom at my parent’s furniture/coffee shop in the little town of Intercourse, PA. After a quick phone call we had their session in the books and I was thoroughly looking forward to meeting the Williams clan.

The Williams family lives in Washington D.C. but often travel to the rolling hills of Lancaster for a quick getaway; taking in the local cuisine, stopping to see a show at Sight & Sound or perusing through the many Amish made product stores.

After a last minute location change due to a wet forecast, we met at The Stoltzfus Homestead, a location that captures the essence of the Lancaster County beauty; charming and drenched with character.

I love meeting a new family, seeing the dynamics of the group. It is so interesting to see where personalities overlap or features were acquired. It was a blast spending the evening with The Williams and I am already looking forward to the next time.

-T
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Gary & Stephanie {Engaged}

 

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.”
― Elinor Glyn

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Jeff & Kelsey {Intimate Wedding}

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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The forecast called for rain, but rather, the day brought a thin cloud coverage that muted the sun just enough, with pockets of blue and peaking sunshine. A calm Kelsey arrived back at the Courtyard Marriott in Center City Philadelphia after running downtown to grab some lunch. The minutes before she stepped into her dress she touched up her mothers makeup and straightened her hair. Her father in the other room, relaxed, was watching sports. From the start of this day there was a peace about the motions. A relaxed manner at which everyone functioned. A wedding day that allowed for deep breaths and moments of reflection.

Kelsey slipped into her gown, a dress that her mother once walked down the aisle in, re-imagined for this day but still holding true to it’s original form. The ensemble was complete with the help of her mother as she slipped on the glittering jewels and sparkly flats.

I rode the elevator down to the lobby to meet Jeff, the groom. It was going to be the first time I was meeting him. Dressed in my photo gear and strapped with two cameras at my side a bystander on the elevator cracked a joke I so often hear, “You’re not a photographer or anything are you…” In which I replied, “No way.” and continued to remark about how wedding season is upon us and I was on my way to meet today’s groom. Another bystander commented, “Well then you must be the groom!”  directed towards a gentleman dressed in grey at the back of the elevator. And with that, I finally got to meet Jeff Baker.

The first look took place in front of City Hall in Center City Philadelphia and true to this couple’s nature, it was sweet and unhurried. We strolled around the historic landmark waving at bystanders and even chatting with a fellow friend from church that happened to spot us on his afternoon stroll.

After a quick walk to Liberty Place we rode the elevator up to the 37th floor and was greeted with a breathtaking view of the city. The two said “I do” amongst 25 of their closest friends and family, followed by drinks and conversations and filet mignon that could be cut with a butter knife.

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Baker. It was truly an honor and pleasure to be a part of your day!

- T

Vendors:
Dress: Vintage – Kelsey’s mother’s dress re-imagined by Courtney of Prim & Perverse
Groom attire: Mens Wearhouse
Reception Venue & Catering: R2L
Hair: Mae Bruno at American Mortals
Makeup: Veronica Lopez

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Jason & Krystyne {Engaged}

“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy. It’s the noblest, most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”DSC_2548-Edit

Spring has FINALLY arrived in the pretty city of Philadelphia and you better believe we are taking advantage of every sun filled, perfect temperature evening we can get our hands on.

Wednesday was one for the books. It was warm; but not too warm. Sunny; but not too sunny and to match it was the giggly and fun Jason & Krystyne.

I met Krystyne during chillier times this Winter at a fashion event in Center City. I knew I liked her from the moment I met her and was ecstatic to hear she was getting married the Winter of 2016. The two plan to wed at St John the Evangelist Church in December with a reception following at Clarks Landing Yacht Club.

This couple met at Virginia Tech and stand firm in their pride of the HokieBird. They worked together at the same dining hall, went on a first date involving a whole bunch of sushi, and well the rest is history.

Their relationship is relaxed and laid back with a side of sass. He gets her, cliche but true and has an impeccable way of making her laugh. Not just the giggles, but the deep down explosive kind of laughing; the joy to build a life on.

To say I am excited for this winter wedding is an understatement! It’s gonna be a good one.

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Annabelle {Daddy Daughter Portraits}

“If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together,
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe
stronger than you seem
and smarter than you think.

But the most important thing is
even if we are apart
I’ll always be with you.”
- Winnie the Pooh

DSC_9656-EditI had planned to meet Nate and Annabelle the second Saturday in April, but mother nature had other plans. The weather brought an unseasonably cold spring day, where the snow didn’t let up for most of the morning into evening. But a week later the snow was just a distant memory, as the daffodils and tulips finally opened their blooms and the trees reached into the blue skies. Hands down one of the prettiest weekends thus far in 2016.

I knew from the first click of the camera that we had a little model on our hands. Annabelle is a sweet heart through and through and a natural in front of the lens. This little five year old loves to sing, does ballet and plays golf and soccer, and has her trusty stuffed horse to tag along with her on her adventures. But above all of that, she adores her daddy.

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