Our New Darling

Vivienne Alice is getting big now. She laughs and shares her bursting, vibrant, but even personality. Her oldest brother has the same unusual, contrasting traits. (She has Liam’s magnificent bedhead, too.) But here are some of our early moments with her. These are my favorites.

This was not the photographer in me shooting so much as the mother. This perspective, the memories it recalls, her sweet newness and her Daddy’s mouth. I took this in first person, singular. I, me, my, mine. : )

All of these (except the last one) are 120 film pics I took with my Contax 645. Perfect fingers and toes:

The fat pink flowers the kids brought me:

Bringing her home:

This is Alan’s favorite:

Kaitlyn and Kevin | Sneak Peek

Kaitlyn and Kevin | Engaged!

I’m so excited to celebrate and photograph Kaitlyn and Kevin’s wedding TOMORROW! It’s going to be beautiful. Here are some images from their gorgeous fall engagement session at Longwood Gardens.

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Candice and James Married | Part II

Here’s Part II!

We found beautiful, golden light in the balcony at Tenth Presbyterian Church. Timing was perfect. 

The Saber Arch!

This beautiful wrought iron gate worked so well with their Spanish theme:

Candice and James with City Hall, Philadelphia as backdrop:

This was fun. Well-wishers from the city of brotherly love:

We arrived at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PafA) for cocktail hour and the reception:

Inside is a feast. PafA is an absolutely gorgeous venue:

 Dancing in the Cast Room:

Candice is a ballerina and accustomed to BEING the fine art, so these portraits were especially appropriate.

Reception in the Rotunda:

The custom crest used on all their wedding stationery was hand-drawn by Candice:

The sweetheart table was under Thomas Eakins’ masterpiece, The Gross Clinic!

Here are a few reception highlights:

The parent dances are always special!

Felix’s Caketeria made this beautiful cake (below) using Candice’s hand-drawn crest.

Another fairy tale moment in the Grand Stair Hall.

City Hall is beautiful at night. We couldn’t miss the chance to take these:

What a wonderful wedding. It was truly a pleasure.

Candice and James Married | Part I

Here are some highlights from Candice and James’ stunning Spanish-inspired wedding at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

Sweet James had Candice’s favorite flowers and a note delivered to her while she got ready:

getting ready surprise peonies

Getting ready at the beautiful Ritz Hotel, Philadelphia:

Candice is a fun-loving ballerina who is beautiful inside and out!:

Flowers by Priscilla Shaffer of Arts & Flowers, s’il vous plait!:

The other perfect marriage of the day — Badgley Mischka shoes and her dress by Lazaro:

James is an Officer in the Army. He was just like this all day. Happy and totally collected:

The ceremony:

Wait until you see the reception! Art lovers, prepare to swoon!