Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cindy & Jeff

A perfect sunny day. This is the weather you hope for.
After church we went to a local park. All you really need is an acre or so. Cindy and Jeff have wonderful friends and I think they might actually have enjoyed this.

Now, I thought Philly had a great crowd for yelling good wishes to ladies in wedding dresses. But New Hope was just as enthusiastic. One driver on the bridge stopped and gave Cindy a nickel.

Occasions in New Hope has a dance floor, court yard, and a large bar area. Guests easily went between spaces for hanging out or dancing. It's a comfortable space. There was always something going on. Even the kids had fun.

There was a real warmth to this event. Family, extended family, friends that are like family. A lot of love to spread around. and wedding M&Ms. Lots of them, too.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


11 months old and as happy and sunny as can be!


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Leslie & Michael

September 3rd at the Smithville Inn, NJ.
Leslie has been on stages professionally. But on Sunday, every emotion was very real. I loved watching all her expressions. Michael is the quiet one. If I had to give an example of how a couple balances each other, this is a good one.

The Smithville Inn has some great light. It kept changing, a treat! The ceremony, group photos, then twilight... and a full moon.
Then I decided to embrace the DJ lights at the reception and not fight them. Let there be red. and green, and blue, and yellow. Sometimes it's more fun than even lighting.

A note about the wonderful people of Smithville. If you leave the bouquet in the limo, and he won't bring it back, Tony from the Inn will go to the florist and get you a new one faster than you thought possible. And Joy, she's on the ball more than most.

I loved so many things about this wedding. But especially the way these two made a large scale event very personal and brought it all together.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Melanie & Joseph

St Thomas More in Pottstown. Spring Ford Country Club. Tropical Storm Ernesto.

Wrapping the gown, umbrellas, plan B (which was beautiful!), and dancing kids. If I could have a nickel for every time Melanie wiped her tears (so many photos with tissues)...

One of my favorite moments? Instead of regular corsages for their mothers, Melanie gave them bouquets like the ones they had at their own weddings. How thoughtful!

No guest book. Playing cards to sign. And giant dice to hold the wedding cards.
A cousin sang their first dance. I don't know how she did it. How does anyone sing at a wedding when they are emotionally involved? I'm usually crying behind the camera (just a little), how in the world could I sing?