After the ceremony and before the party, John and Elyse share a quiet moment on the dance floor. Elegance and grace.
It’s true. No other event brings together Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors, loved ones all, like a wedding. It is a milestone for everyone, but no more bigger milestone then for the bride and groom and their parents. Here are some moments to savor as Joe dances with his Mom on the evening of his wedding to Kathleen:
I arrived at the hotel to find Joe and his groomsmen in the bar.
Luckily, they clean up very well.
Meanwhile, as Kathleen prepared for the wedding, her father regaled the room with stories from his wedding day.
Kathleen and her attendants.
And on to the church, St. Mathias. The fellas do their thing, guests begin to arrive…
Joe watches until he must take his place…
Kathleen arrives and…
The bride and groom are finally able to share a smile.
Kathleen’s Uncle presides as the bride and groom are wed.
Take a close look at what’s going on here: Joe looks intently at his bride…she has literally just become his bride…as she places a ring on his finger. This is a giant moment for Joe and Kathleen as a whole host of possibilities stretches out before them. As I write this we are already 11 days removed from this moment. In the blink of an eye Joe and Kathleen will mark their first year together along with the changes within that year. And one day perhaps Joe will regale a roomful of his daughter’s friends with stories of his wedding day, this day.
A quick stop at a local park for some photographs
And back to The Hilton for the party.
Jodi and Jon were wed on a spectacular Philadelphia day in March. The ceremony and reception were at The Downtown Club and a splendid time was had by all. Jodi and Jon first saw each other that day at The Hotel Monaco.
Your wedding, every part of it, from the prep early on to the party later in the evening, has moments that are the things that life is made of. Here’s a secret: Your wedding day, all by itself, is filled with magic. Hair and make up, putting on the gown, the conversation with those around you, the family you see too little of, the friends that carry you through your life, it’s all right there, on this one day, collected just for you. I see the magic in your day and I make photographs that will allow you to keep that day with you always. The real things that happen on your wedding make the best photographs because they tell us about you. You have a brilliant story. I can tell it for you.
Erika and Brandon on a windy November afternoon. Clearly Erika is in love with this man. Big Fun at Fairmount Park and The Art Museum.