Nicole & Ryan are married - December 9, 2017

No one remembers the cold. Everyone worries about rain on their wedding day, but what about snow? On December 9th I had the extreme pleasure of photographing Ryan and Nicole's wedding. I first met the couple through my family. I was immediately struck by how kind and caring they were to everyone. They are both quick to make friends and easy to be friends with. I arrived at the salon with the snow outside slowly accumulating. The energy of the room was infectious. The snow was spoken about with excitement. This may have been the most relaxed bride I had ever met, after all, this day was a long time coming. The girls got ready and everyone waited to be taken to the church. We were a little late, but the wedding couldn't get started without the bride of course. Everything went off without a hitch and Nicole and Ryan were finally married!

After the church we went for some snowy photos at Swarthmore College. The men were fairly warm in their suits while the girls were troopers trudging though the snow. The bride even borrowed the driver's coat to keep her warm. We made quick work of the photos and then spent the next 15 minutes trying to find the bus (everything looks the same covered in snow). 

The reception was at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, which is beautiful without snow but the addition of it made it even more so. The bridal party had a little break before mingling with guests. After cocktails and the toasts the real party began! Dancing to the music of Slippery Band, the floor was filled up till the last song of the night. What a wonderful way to start their life together. No one remembers the cold. 

A morning in Gibraltar...

Another amazing morning with another amazing family! After a rescheduled shoot because of the rain we have been having, we seemed to have picked one of the most beautiful days. It was a little warm but better warm than rain! I also was able to discover a new (to me) location hidden in the city of Wilmington, the Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar. It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful, I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

Spring is here!

Spring has officially sprung and I have my allergy medicine ready! I have met many families over the years but some I find truly memorable. The Rash family is one of them. When Stefani contacted me she was searching for a location that had a Southern feel, being a southern girl herself. I asked around and came up with Bellevue State Park. It is a wonderful location with tons of options and I don't think she could have been happier. An almost 2 hour session felt like 5 minutes. Their daughter, the most mature 6 year old I have ever met, was quite the ham for the camera and it was so enjoyable to photograph. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this family and I believe it shows in their photos. My favorite is when a family's personality shows in their photos and I hope I captured that! 

Sarah and Kris:: Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA

Give me one of the shortest days of the year on one of the coldest weekends in December and you will find one of the warmest most loving couples I have ever met. Sarah and Kris brought everyone together for the holidays to celebrate their love and love of family. There were tears shed and laughter heard throughout the beautiful Brandywine River Museum. Over the past few years I have grown to know and love the Selvaggio family and was honored to be asked to capture Sarah and Kris's wedding. I wish nothing but happiness for them both!