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The Look of Love – Can’t you feel the love from the above picture?  They are too cute!   After meeting back in 2005 at a house party during their undergrad college years, the time had finally arrived for Danielle & Kalefe to express their love for one another and for the world to see.  We could not have asked for a better way to finish our summer weddings this year (despite the rain), than to get back together with Danielle & Kalefe and their diverse families and friends from all over the world.  If you missed their ‘Spelman meets Morehouse‘ – Engagement Session from back in the spring, be sure to go back and check it out here.  We appreciate them allowing us the freedom to document their beautiful wedding. Enjoy!

We were able to head over to the Double Tree Hotel here in Philadelphia to catch some action of the organized chaos of the guys getting ready.

Even the intermittent rain could not stop them for enjoying the intimate moment of their first look together before they became husband & wife.

Although its almost right in our backyard, this was our first time working at Artesano Iron Works, and we must say we adored the artsy feel of the whole place!

Danielle & Kalefe surprised their guests with a surprise DJ set in the middle of the party, and it turned out awesome!

Congratulations D & K!  We know that your best days are in front of you, but thanks for letting us be there to document your amazing start!

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They were the couple that met in college some years ago and have never left one another’s side.  The road hasn’t always been easy but they have made it work and now look forward to their new life together just across the border in Canada.  We met both Margaret & Jason for the very first time on the day of their wedding.  It didn’t take long for us to see after observing them together that they have something special, something lasting…and we were happy to be there to document one of the biggest days of their life.

As we have alluded to, we are a little behind in blogging, so we have lots to catch up on. So enough of the talking already, on to the images!


Jason waiting patiently for the “woman of his dreams” to meet him at the altar.

…and we’re married now with all smiles!!!

Then it was time to head over to the reception, but not before stopping on Penn’s landing for a few bridal party pics.

How adorable are these two!!

Then it was time to head over to the IATSE Ballroom, where LilyVEvents did a magnificent job in setting the decor for the evening.

Midway through the night Margaret & Jason changed into some more traditional garb & then danced the night away.

We really enjoyed being around so much culture, and all of the colors of the day just made it that much better and brighter.  Congratulations again and again M & J, thanks for trusting us to document your love.  We are wishing you all the best in your new lives in Canada!

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It has been a while since we have been able to share some of our recent ongoing’s, but boy oh boy have we been BUSY!  We have LOTS to share in the coming weeks so please be sure to stop back often.  Here is a little sneak peek of one of the weddings that we have shot over the past month!  More to come!

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A little over a month ago we had the opportunity to get a couple of our new found friends in front of our cameras to shoot their engagement pictures.  It was a relatively cool, bright and early Sunday morning, and they came with their ‘A’ game ready to go.  One of the things that we love about shooting in and around Philadelphia is that their are so many nooks and crannies to take pictures at, each with its own texture.  Rayne & Karee are definitely a fun lovable couple and any nerves that they had about their shoot was quickly dismissed once they settled in and began to do what they do best, enjoy one another’s company.  Enjoy a few of our favorites from the shoot!

We just had to incorporate a picture of ‘Ted’ since Karee used him as a part of his proposal to Rayne.

Believe it or not but, as we had walked ahead of them, they had no idea we had snuck and got this picture from a far….love the outcome!

Shooting in and around one of Philadelphia’s countless train stations.

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They say that almost 40% of all romances have started at work.  Such is the case with Essence & Dave, and that romance is just getting started. What started between the two of them as light flirting in the office some time ago, has turned into wedding bells in 2013.  After many months of planning, the big day had finally arrived, and we were so excited to be there to capture it all.  In case you missed Essence & Dave’s Delaware engagement session, feel free to click here to check it out!  In the meantime here are some of our favorites from the wedding!


The big reveal!

A proud Mommy & Daddy moment!

Ok, so the story behind this cute little crying face is, right after the picture just above was taken, I (Bernard) lowered my camera/lens on my shoulder to grab another camera, just as this little guy was walking right under me and he unfortunately got hit by my lens, which is a very heavy lens (canon 70-200mm f2.8II).  I felt SOO bad. :(  I spent the next 10 minutes apologizing and trying to make him my friend again, and after a couple of tears and a gentlemen’s handshake, I think we were on good terms again.

See what I mean……

We left the Jag & took the Rolls! 


So after Dave finish saying his vows, being caught up in the moment, he must have got a little ahead of himself and was about to kiss his bride before it was time, but Essence’s Dad was there to remind him that she wasn’t quite his yet, he still had a few more minutes.  It made for a great laugh!

After the ceremony, it was time for a few pics before the party began at Stone Barn in Kennett Square.

“I’ll always love my mama!”….Such an emotional moment!

We will end on this high note after Essence changed into her second dress and Dave’s reaction of approval.  Congratulations again E & D!  Wishing you all the best.

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