Those little details…

I try to remember a lot!  So much that I’ll ask Jason, ‘Love Duck (oh yeah.. we’re that cheesy) do you remember…’ and I’ll get those husband-like looks of “Really.. you can remember that.. I can’t remember what socks I wore yesterday!”.  One of my favorite client meetings that I remember was meeting up with Carley and Patrick in Carlisle way back when the planning stages were in full swing for them.  I remember seeing them and thinking ‘WOW that is a dashing couple!’.

Both Carley and Patrick are of natural gorgeousness and amazing personalities that through the lens you can’t get a bad image of these two, individually yes and even more so when they are together!  Carley and Patrick had exchanged vows at the Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit (LOVE that place) on an amazing fall day with the trees on the mountain in full color and the sky a nice crisp gray blue!  Carley wore a stunning back plunging gown and Patrick a tasteful creamy brown tux which both styles carried over into all of their fantastic details of seating charts written on old window panes, place card holders from wine corks, mason jars of candy corn with a chalkboard table numbers, and floating candles in amber colored glass pumpkin vases. Carley, a pastry chef at a prominent restaurant in Philadelphia, also made their own cake to which post smash had informed us that cutting her own creation was very challenging!

The best thing about this wedding, as many of our weddings have been this year, is that beginning to end, it was all about Carley and Patrick.  Every detail was each of them individually and together.  Congratulations to the wonderful couple and many years of happiness and success!

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Engagement in the Big City

I fondly remember the first trip Jason and I took to Philadelphia before we were married.  We hit the Benjamin Franklin Parkway during Friday rush hour looking for our Hotel and let me just say, thank goodness I wasn’t driving!  After finding our hotel and having a scrumptious dinner at Chef Morimoto of Food Network fame’s restaurant, we were well on our way to a relaxing weekend away, which included relying on Taxi’s to avoid further road frustrationJ

For some reason, not sure if it’s the bigger city or the excellent local drivers, we always seem to fight with the GPS versus actual road travels once we hit Philly?  In striving to visit Old City to set up with Carley and Patrick for their engagement shoot we took a wrong turn and ended up in Camden NJ.  A stern talk to the GPS and a short toll later we arrived to the oldest street in America- Elfreth’s Alley!  I’m a country girl but shooting in the city is like a raccoon with 100 trashcans to overturn- I wanted to shoot everywhere!  We spent a large majority of time shooting down the alley which was gorgeous and hit up a few niche areas along the way- the end result, a smoking hot session!

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