Joanna & Joshua — Originally Posted October 4, 2009

Last weekend Matt and I photographed Joanna and Joshua's wedding in Glenside. We had a blast. Josh has an endless supply of goofy expressions, and they are both such happy people. My favorite part about weddings is watching how much joy two people find in each other and seeing that joy reflected in their family and friends. It never gets old :)

Seriously...Josh wasn't the only one with personality here. I asked Joanna to strike a pose and bam!

Matt caught the next three shots of the guys before the ceremony.

Jumping the broom

I love the expressions in these formals :)

Philadelphia Engagement Photography — Sudha & Andrew — Originally posted September 18, 2009

Yesterday after we all got home from work, and it seemed that the predicted rain was not to be, I got a chance to take my housemate Sudha and her fiance Andrew out for a brief engagement shoot. Part of the reason that Ben and I get along so well with Sudha and Andrew that our personalities all seem to be foils of each other. Andrew and I have similar personalities and Sudha and Ben are more like each other. So while Andrew and I have had many in depth discussions about planning our respective weddings, Sudha (and sometimes Ben) like to pretend there is nothing to plan.

Sudha's first request for the engagement shoot was that she would like to not have to touch Andrew. We gently reminded her that despite her distaste for PDA, since it is an engagement shoot, some physical contact with Andrew may be necessary. In the end she came around and we got a few nice shots...including one of her (gasp!) kissing Andrew!

We started in a park that Sudha and Andrew had help rebuild. Here is Sudha's idea of the perfect engagement portrait: her in the front in focus, Andrew blurry in the background.

It took some coaxing to get Sudha to this point, but she finally admitted that she does like Andrew, and she gave in to relaxing a little and having some fun. Thank you Sudha!