Philadelphia Wedding Photography | Jenn & Tom's Wedding at Vie

Bride and Groom in confetti

*Posted by Matt*

Jenn and Tom! Jenn and Tom! Such a fun day!

Over the years we have had the opportunity to work at a few different Cescaphe venues (like Tendenza in Northern Liberties). Jenn and Tom brought us to a new one, though, for their wedding at Vie on North Broad Street. Naturally it did not disappoint!

They got ready at the Franklin Hotel before heading across the street for a First Look in Olde City. Then we made our way to Washington Square Park for bridal party portraits. With a crowd stopping to watch, these two did fantastic! After we got done wrangling their bridal party, we knocked out a few portraits of just the bride and groom before heading to the venue.

One of the things Jenn and Tom asked to do, in order to save time after, was to do the family portraits before the ceremony. I LOVED this idea. We were able to get all the pictures we needed and they were able to be at their whole cocktail hour (which is the whole point of throwing a party, to attend it...right?).

The reception started off with a bang (see above) when a confetti shower welcomed the couple onto the dance floor and the partying really got going!


Philadelphia Engagement Portraits | Leslie and Scott's Temple University Portraits

Engagement Portraits at Race Street Pier

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Temple University has played a huge part in my life. I have spent almost half of my life at the university either studying or teaching (I also started this business with a fellow Owl!) so when I get the opportunity to incorporate anything Temple-related into my work, I jump!

Leslie and Scott felt the same way about the university and wanted to incorporate that into their engagement portraits. They met at the university and started their life together there. So when we were discussing locations, they immediately said wanted to do their engagement portraits at Temple University. We couldn't have been more excited!

We met on campus and hit the main spots like the Bell Tower, Liacouras Walk, and others. We also incorporated their dorm building, James S. White Hall, and their late-night spot, the Temple Star Chinese Restaurant on Diamond Street!

After we had our fill of portraits at Tempe University, we reconvened for some more portraits at Race Street Pier.

Thanks for taking us back to our roots guys!

Check out their wedding photos here.

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New Jersey Engagement Photography | Linda & John's Beach Engagement Portraits

New Jersey Beach Engagement Portrait Strathmere

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We always try to encourage people to pick a place that really means something to them when they are figuring out where to do their engagement portraits. That philosophy has taken us as far as New York City for engagement portraits because that's where people live. It's also taken us to places like Citizen's Bank Park for engagement portraits.

When it was time to figure out where we were going to meet Linda and John, they immediately thought of doing their engagement portraits in Strathmere, where they spend a good amount of their free time. We love the beach so it was NOT a hard sell to get us there!

We started on the beach and then wandered through town towards the bay before ending up at their family home for a few pictures with their dog!

Now, you might be asking 'but we know these guys from somewhere??' and you'd be correct. If you have spent time on our blog then you've seen them before here. Their Union Trust wedding pictures have graced these pages already. And the reason you're seeing new photos of them is because today is their one year anniversary!

Happy anniversary Linda and John!

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Destination Wedding Photographer | Sallyann & Ronve's Florida Wedding

Bride and Groom dancing on beach

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The ability to do this job anywhere is really rad to me! It's honestly one of the main things that attracts me to this line of work. So when Sallyann and Ronve asked if I was willing to make the beaches of Florida my "office" for their wedding at the Grand in St. Pete Beach I jumped at the opportunity!

We've been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Florida for weddings before and also to California for a wedding over the last few years and each time has been a blast. Weddings are such beautiful events as is but add in having all of your closest family and friends on a vacation of sorts and the revelry is heightened.

These two, and their entourage, definitely did NOT disappoint.

I should start out by explaining that both Ronve and Sallyann are artsy by trade. Ronve is a musician and performer with a musical theater background while Sallyann studied theater design in college and currently works for Juilliard. Their friends? Hella talented.

They had multiple Broadway performers at the wedding (either in attendance or in the bridal party) and some or all of whom were putting on a show in their own right. Ronve's old rap group also performed during the reception and so did Sallyann's dad's bluegrass band, the latter of which the whole reception learned how to line dance. Talk about a diverse mix of happenings at a wedding reception!

They also were incredibly thoughtful about the lengths people traveled and invited everyone to a rehearsal dinner the night before and also threw together a BBQ-style picnic the day after the wedding!

Truly a super-fun way to spend a few days at a wedding in Florida!

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