Whimsical Garden Engagement

Stephanie and Matt’s whimsical garden engagement story!!

Matt and I grew up going to the same church but never really got to know each other until we were in high school. We both attended the same school and went to senior prom together. Soon after that we began dating and dated long distance while I was away at college and have been together ever since…which as of last Friday is 6 years! We got engaged back in September when Matt had arranged for one of my best friends to ask me to go to Longwood Gardens with her. We spent the day there and towards the end there was one more spot that she wanted to go and take some pictures. When we were near the waterfall she went ahead to take some more pictures while I spent some time looking around. When I went to find her she was nowhere to be found so I kept walking along a path and thought it was really bizarre that she wasn’t there. I kept walking and went to turn a corner and found Matt standing there (I thought he was still at work after exchanging texts a few minutes earlier). I was in complete shock! I knew once I saw him what was happening but was so surprised!!!! He got down on one knee and the rest is history. They both did a great job of planning the day and it was better than I could have imagined!

 

Swarthmore College

Lettersbylexigray

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Fine Art Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share my new journey into being a fine art wedding photographer. I have always loved the colors, texture and the way film captures light. I truly adore film and am thrilled to be able to incorporate this into my wedding photography. My love for photography started long ago and began with film. Shooting film is something I am hoping to offer to my clients soon too! Both film and digital shooting have a place in photography and it really gives you the best of both worlds.

This romantic bridal inspiration started with the most amazing wedding gown ( blush pink Monique Lhuillier ). I photographed this session with my mamiya645 and it was processed by THEFINDLAB. We knew after seeing this gown that the shoot would be based around flowers, pinks and a romantic floral crown. My absolute favorite venue is Appleford Estate located in Villanova, PA. Appleford is a magical garden filled with roses, peonies and so much more, perfect for a bride to be looking for a fairytale outdoor whimsical wedding. I hope this styled shoot appeals to many brides looking for a natural look for there wedding day filled with slight touches of pinks. Always remember to be yourself on your wedding day so everyone can see you glowing. Working with amazing vendors was the icing to this shoot and could not have been completed with out everyone involved.

Makeup Artist- Makeup by katiemarie

Cake Designer- Sweet Jazmines

Floral Designer- Kati Mac Floral Designs

Veils and headpieces- Renata Poccia Jewelry & Accessories

Signage- Letters by lexi gray

Dress Store The Wedding Shoppe

Calligrapher-Heart + Foxhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/heartandfox

This session was also featured on the Trendy Bride

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Bear Creek Mountain Wedding

I was so excited to travel to the Bear Creek Mountain Resort for Amy and Drew’s wedding. Bear Creek is beautiful for a wedding and mini vacation. This gorgeous gallery of photos isn’t one to be missed! From that gorgeous ring to that dreamy veil there is so much to love about Amy and Drew’s wedding.

From the beautiful bride- My favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle with Drew up there choked up  and seeing all of our closest friends standing beside us supporting us on the biggest day of our lives. Doing the first look with Drew seeing how excited he was to see me after months of build up on what the dress would look like !!!! He thought I was wearing a ball gown lol!

 

Makeup- Makeup by katie marie

Bridal Gown- Bridal Sophisticate

Cake-Peice a cake bakery

Flowers- Garden of Eden florist

 

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Wedding Magazine

I have been wanting to share my excitement with everyone since I found out I would be published in one of my favorite Wedding Magazines!! I am beyond thrilled to share an article I wrote for Lemonade & Lenses May Wedding Magazine. Lemonade and Lenses Magazine has been one of my favorite go to magazines since I began my photography journey. This article is very dear to my heart because my brides are the glue to the wedding day. My brides are one of the many reasons why I love wedding photography. Writing about the Anatomy of Bridal Portraits was a pleasure. I hope this article helps brides as well as other photographers feel at ease on there wedding day to create and capture beautiful imagery.

 

Thank you to all of my brides and clients who trust me to capture one of the most important days of there lives….

 

Purchase your printed copy here : Lemonade & Lenses May Wedding Issue

 

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Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding or a photographer looking for a mentor?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!

Alora Rachelle - LOVE this! Makes me wonder if I should get back on the magazine game

Allison - How exciting!!! Congrats and your work is beautiful!

Lauren - Congratulations on getting published – lovely photos!

Samantha - Yayay!!! Congrats! The images are stunning!!!!

Samantha - Yaya!!! Congrats!!! Oh the images are just dreamy!!!

Romantic New Hope Engagement Session

This romantic New Hope engagement session has everything, from history, a gorgeous sunset and a madly in love couple . It is always really special to me when I get the chance to photograph another talented photographer.  I am forever grateful to have met Carrie Anne and not only worked with her on countless projects and weddings but to have the chance to photograph her wedding day means the world to me. Engagement sessions are so significant because on your wedding day you will probably spend the most time with your photographer.  At your engagement session we will have time together in a casual environment to really get to build our connection.  You will get to see how I shoot and I will get a chance to ask you all about your love adventure.  For your engagement session you need to be ready to: have fun, cuddle, kiss, tickle, laugh, and just be in love with each other, I will take care of the rest! Your wedding day is a BIG day! Consider your engagement session the perfect time to practice for your wedding day! Your engagement is such a special time in your life,  it is a new chapter in your love story.  You deserve to document this part of your story just as much as the next.  Your engagement session is totally unique to you, just like your wedding day.  No two are the same.  I always encourage my couples to add elements of “who they are” to the engagement session to make it memorable.  This is a chance for you to truly show who you are and what you love to do together. From the location to any props or little details , it is totally about you.  You are in love, you are engaged, you are getting married!!  There is no better time to capture your affection!

Carrie Anne-We have never had professional photos done together and Ashlee made it such an easy, casual experience. We were just two people in love being ourselves. We walked around, and just hung out together while Ashlee documented it.

Featured on : Beyond the Wanderlust

 

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Are you engaged and looking for a photographer for your wedding?  I’d love to chat about if we might be a good match!  Send me a message and we’ll get in touch!