Liz & Josh|Sea Isle City bridal session

I photographed Liz & Josh’s Philadelphia wedding earlier this year, when the skies opened up and it poured the entire day! (Feel free to take a peek at their wedding blog post.) It must have been pay back, because the day we scheduled for Liz’s bridal session in Sea Isle City, NJ was absolutely gorgeous.

The original plan was to photograph Liz mostly alone and add Josh in for a few photos here and there. But their energy together is so great that we ended up with Josh in front of the camera plenty. Plus he was instrumental in getting Liz into some challenging spots! Check it out below.

A newly renovated pavillion and amphitheater made for a great back drop in downtown Sea Isle…

Yes, I will occasionally ask my couples to get into some odd spaces….

But it’s worth the effort for images like this…

And these…

Loved this spot just over the bridge in Avalon for portraits…

And finally, my absolute favorite of the day…

I had such a great time with you both and hope to see you again soon!

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Liz & Maya |NJ maternity session

I recently had the pleasure of doing a maternity session with Liz and her adorable daughter Maya. I love re-visiting families to document them as they grow and change. Maya was a toddler last time I photographed her and she’s grown into an adorable little girl… with a super personality.

We set up a portable home studio and Liz, who is used to being behind the camera rather than in front of it, was a fantastic model! A few of my faves…

 

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Daniel & Patrick |South Jersey newborn photographer

A few photos from a recent session with (sort of) newborn twins Daniel & Patrick. I say “sort of” because the two boys arrived early… and spent a few weeks stealing the hearts of the NICU nurses at Cooper University Hospital in South Jersey. Mom & Dad brought them home recently and they are healthy and doing great! Enjoy…

 

Daniel was only 2 lbs. at birth… now a whopping 8 lbs. 14 oz.

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Patrick weighed in at 3 lbs. 13 oz. at birth, now 12lbs. 8 oz.

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Ty & Walt|Wilmington, DE engagement

It’s always a roll of the dice going through with a shoot when the forecast calls for rain. Where is spring this year anyway? Fortunately last weekend worked out perfectly for Ty & Walt’s engagement session in Wilmington.

We had planned to meet in Brandywine Park near the zoo, but little did we know it was the date of the Delaware Marathon… and the route would be going right through the park and all the roads would be closed off. I had scouted another location so it was easy to improvise and we headed up the road a bit – to a perfect little (sort of hidden) garden spot in the city.

I always encourage couples to do a pre-wedding engagement photo session if possible. It’s great to spend some time together before the wedding day and I inevitably learn quite a bit. Some information is helpful, some surprising and some is just plain fun.

I already knew about Ty’s devotion to the Dallas Cowboys and Walt’s affinity for the San Francisco 49ers , and I discovered their shared affinity for irreverent, animated TV shows.

I knew that Walt’s father, a minister, would be performing their ceremony. What I didn’t know, however, is that they went through their pre-marriage counseling sessions with him!

Ty and Walt were super comfortable and natural in front of the camera. They will bust out dance moves at the drop of a hat. And they believe a game of rock, paper, scissors is a perfectly acceptable way to settle disputes! I love it.

Thanks for an “amazing” day. Enjoy…

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Dogs of The Watsons

Recently spent some time with the amazing creatives at The Watsons. I love offices where you can bring your dog to work!

We were photographing portraits for a great non-profit campaign, and after we finished, in wandered the dogs. We had the lights, the white seamless, the camera and very willing models. How could you pass up photographing these adorable faces?

 

 

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