A gorgeous old mansion, a black dress, high end spirits, and acrobats!!! At least two of those were firsts for me at this perfect October wedding. I enjoyed every hour of capturing this couple’s stunning and sweet event this Saturday. Love filled the air, I mean you could just breathe it right in. Benjamin and Hilary are head over (sparkling) heels for each other. If you couldn’t see it for yourself, Ben was happy to tell you. As we discussed how everyone should be so lucky to have a love like theirs he became serious, saying: “but they’ll never know… because they can’t have her; she’s mine!” I just about melted on the spot, and that’s BEFORE he saw his bride in her incredible black gown. Tears ensued (mine). Please enjoy these moments at Bethlehem’s inimitable Sayre Mansion, and share their joy!
I met Tanya and Avi at Bethlehem’s district court for their quick and sincere marriage ceremony on Monday. They had decided the hullaballoo of a larger wedding was not their style, and were happy to tie the knot in a low key and un-fussy way. They made this decision look super appealing, and it was nice not to have to worry about anyone else but each other during such a special moment. After the ceremony, we took a stroll around Bethlehem’s historic Archibald Johnston estate, which we had all to ourselves to capture some casual but loving pictures. The newlyweds were brilliant at smiling and laughing through their photography trepidation. Any wedding day that turns into laughter is a win in my book!
I am so lucky to have had this small and lovely event as my last wedding shoot of 2020. These wonderful gentlemen had their engagement shoot (which I forgot to blog, and will have to add later!) in the same area that we shot their wedding portraits, which was really fun. The Bethlehem Library is always a terrific location to snag pictures.
After portraits and group photos, the group reconvened upstairs at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub for a short and sweet ceremony, heartfelt toasts, loving first dances, and an excellent meal. (there were masks for everyone on the tables amongst the picturesque autumnal decor)
I wish these two nothing but the best as they continue their journey as husband and husband, and I am grateful to have gotten to shoot this intimate journey.
I met Jaclyn briefly when she was a bridesmaid in her cousin’s wedding last fall, which I was photographing. We reconnected last winter when she booked her own wedding, and we shot some lovely engagement photos at Longwood Gardens where I got to know her and Cody, and what a fun, laid back (and low-key kinda gorgeous) couple they were. Since then, a pandemic took the world by storm and I started expecting my second child, factors that moved dates out, and made changes to our plans! Luckily, these two were able to salvage a beautiful small wedding, and my super talented associate DeAnna stepped in while I recovered from birth to photograph the event. The result is just as darling as any large wedding I’ve witnessed in the past, and I’m so happy these two were able to celebrate in style and get their happily ever after!