I’m going to be honest with this one, I wasn’t sure what to expect! Kellie and Amadou were a little light on details when we were planning their wedding photography and for good reason – they were both graduating Med School two days before. I quickly realized that they were both laid back and were up for whatever I asked of them. We were able to make a few quick photos on Broad St then made a quick run up to Hahnemann Hospital for a few photos between rain showers.
The ceremony was held at the Hyatt Bellevue, and they were surrounded with close family and friends. Amadou’s family is originally from South Africa, so they were able to do a joint ceremony to honor both both African and traditional customs.
It was a pleasure meeting Carole and Pat in Old City Philadelphia, PA for their engagement session. They had just recently gotten engaged and very both still very excited about it! We had a great time walking around taking in all the sites and making some fun photos under the overcast sky on a warm late fall afternoon.
This is going to be a long one! Lindsay and Mike were ambitious with their engagement photos. I’m always up for anything, and I love walking around just kind of finding stuff as we go along. They were up for this and more! “Can we go stand in the tall grass? Can we climb up this hill? Oh, the covered bridge is a quarter mile down this sketchy road? Sure we’ll go.” And after about 10 seconds of being photographed they were completely relaxed. They were up for just about everything and had a blast climbing around Valley Forge National Park, walking around (Lindsay in high heels no less!)the Art Museum, Love Park and City Hall.
Blair and Ridge had an ambitious plan for their wedding day. They got ready at the Four Seasons, met at Logan Square, then took a bus around the city with the bridal party for photos before the wedding. We stopped at South Broad St, Love Park, and the <a href=”http://www.philamuseum.org” title=”Art Museum” target=”new”>Art Museum</a> before heading back to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul for the wedding.
After the wedding, everyone was lead to the <a href=”http://www.fi.edu” title=”Franklin Institute” target=”new”>Franklin Institute</a> by a bagpiper. It was a lot of fun seeing the giant heart and the museum and they did a great job lighting and decorating the auditorium where the reception was held.
All photos shot for <a href=”http://www.jdnphotography.net” title=”JDN Photography” target=”new”>JDN Photography</a>
Sarah and I met over ten years ago in college and have been friends since. She agreed to shoot my engagement photos and when she got engaged I’d shoot hers. I knew the day wouldn’t be long until I would be returning the favor when she met Armen. We had an awesome time walking around Old City and the water front on a beautiful sunny fall day. Thanks again guys! Can’t wait ’til the wedding!