Dara & Amos

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I’m out the door to ITALY tomorrow, for my first international wedding, but wanted to make sure to get a little sneak peek out to Dara & Amos before I go.  These two are absolutely fabulous, and I was so honored to be a part of their wedding day at the Old Mill Inn in NJ.  They are just returning from their honeymoon in Italy, and spent the last few days leaving me notes around Sorrento.  I am going to really look very hard for them, so I sure hope that they are there!  No!  I kid.  Hope you guys had a blast, thanks for all the travel tips, and I’ll talk to you when I get back!

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A UConn Engagement with Emily & Eric

Emily’s sister, Rebecca, is one of my Lifers.  So, when Emily asked me to photograph her wedding, I was pretty pumped because NOW I get another chance to work with their fabulous family.  Emily and Eric met at UConn, so it was only fitting that we shoot their engagement session there.  I loved seeing the campus and getting to know both of them a little better.  Their wedding is a little less than a year away – can’t wait!

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Catching up with the Cuoratos

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This is Andrew.  He’s one of my most favorite dudes to photograph and is always full of great ideas for poses.  Now Andrew’s a big brother…and a really good one, at that.  I was so sad to be gone from Philadelphia before her arrival, but really excited that it worked out for me to be in town for her 6-month shoot.  Lots of love to you four, Cuoratos!  See you soon.

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Kristen & Tim

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Sometimes this crazy path of our lives has us come across people who we just need to meet.  I like to think that Kristen and Tim NEEDED me to photography every last detail of their totally amazing, awesomely fabulous wedding day.  But, really, I feel like it was me who needed them.  And their totally amazing, awesomely fabulous wedding day, obviously.  It’s not an easy thing to explain, but one of my favorite things about this “job” is the people that I get to meet along the way.  They share with me one of their most intimate and important days so far in their relationship with one another, and I get a small glimpse into their way of being.  Kristen and Tim really touched my heart, and brought me back to a pretty amazing place that we existed in before getting caught up in the madness of our day-to-day, trying to make it all work, chaotic life.  So, I thank them for that…and hope that I can repay the favor by having captured their wedding in the way that they imagined.  Before I get all choked up, let me just talk about the amazingness that was this day…  One of Kristen’s best friends made her beautiful dress.  Tim’s suit was custom made for him.  They had color and vibrance and life seeping from every corner…from the beautiful fabric flags to the paper heart garlands to the vibrant tablecloths adorned with field flowers in mason jars.  They married themselves…which was probably my favorite thing about the day…because, really, that’s what it’s all about.  So, thank you to Kristen and Tim, for picking me to be a part of what was clearly a special day.

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Ashley & Ryan

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I knew I wanted to work with Ashley & Ryan the minute that we met – there was an ease and peace and joy about them that was contagious, and I was thrilled when they asked me (maybe even before I got home from the meeting?  Ashley makes decisions quickly!) to be a part of their day.  We had an amazing engagement session in Maine earlier in the summer, and their wedding day certainly topped that.  It was a beautiful, breezy Cape Cod day…not too hot, full of sunshine and the ocean was a beautiful backdrop.  These two have know each other for their whole lives…they grew up enjoying Sunday BBQs at each others’ houses, their moms are the best of friends, and Ashley sure knows how to handle all the Patrie boys (there are a lot of them – and they are all amazing).  They had a lovely ceremony during which they built a Unity Cross and partook in a private moment of communion.  Their reception and First Look were at the beautiful Wychmere Beach Club, and they ended the perfect night with a cozy bonfire and S’mores.  Thanks so much for having me, guys.  And thanks to Maura for second shooting!!!

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