Jennifer and Adam were wed at Pen Ryn not long ago. The day was perfect. In this image our bride and groom are together for the first time on their wedding day. I was moving slowly out of the room to afford the couple some privacy, but also aware that I needed to photograph the moment. I love the simplicity here, the key elements in the photograph are, obviously, Adam and Jennifer. We have everything we need, and the story is told in the expression on Adam’s face as he shares a private moment with his bride before the day begins in earnest.
We all have a special relationship with our Moms. It was clear to me as I watched Joe’s Mom all through his wedding day that they, indeed, have a special relationship. I had a feeling that when they danced at the reception I would have something wonderful to photograph. And I was right. During the span of a single dance the Mother of the Groom experienced several very strong emotions as she became caught up in the import of the day. My favorite part of this sequence is after the dance as she went right to Kathleen, Joe’s bride, and her new daughter, to give her a hug.
There is nothing like a wedding.
Something happens on the day of a wedding. There is an excitement in the air. A current of electricity flows all around the bride, her family and friends as the hour of the ceremony approaches.
This is a great time to make photographs.
Here is Jennifer having a look as she finishes getting her gown on. She is, obviously, a stunning bride. What I love about this photo is the uncertainty in Jennifer’s eyes as she evaluates her gown, her hair and her makeup.
The reaction of her Mother and her friends is all the reassurance she needs.
Maddie gets ready at the Radnor Hotel for her wedding at St. Thomas of Villanova, and a reception at Appleford Estate.
Jennifer arriving. The sun is shining, the river is quiet. The year, thus far, has not seen a better day. Soon Jennifer will see her Adam, family and friends will arrive and we will begin. Years from now Jennifer and Adam will see this image and remember how the day began, the beautiful bride walking into her wedding day.
Mary Kate prepared for her wedding at the Overbrook Country Club in Villanova. A late Spring snow squall would turn into a pretty good storm, adding a unique element to the day.
I tell your story through photographs I make on your wedding day. I do this by paying attention to what is happening around me, because what is happening around me is your wedding day. I made this image the day Sarah married Max. Sarah and her father were discussing the timeline of the reception and a toast he would give. For me this is prime story time. The father of the bride engaged in discussion with his daughter the day of the wedding. Think of all that came before this moment and all that will come after. This is the stuff of life. No posing, no interfering. Organic free range wedding photography.