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Being a wannabe air drummer, solicited advice giver, un-compromised Virgo, and Scrabble addict might add up to being a  random blogger. But, don't worry, I focus on the essentials, game-changing truths, and the pretty in this blog. Blogging since 2010, I'm here to express myself like Madonna did in the '80s... but with, you know, less musical talent and more outerwear...

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“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – LEO CHRISTOPHER planner: Oh the Details Darling – Brianne Sheahan @ohthedetailsdarling  | venue: Water Works Pavilion @cescaphe | getting ready location: Logan Hotel @theloganhotel | hair: Salon BHB @salonbhb | make-up: @lotus_flowerxbomb | music: DJ […]

“True love is friendship dipped in honey” – FARAWAY All seasons have a special beauty and advantage but early November photo session have a special place in my heart due to the reds, oranges, and yellows that are intermixed with the greenery and soft dusky beiges. Jenny and Sean’s patience of weathering through some rain […]

“In my arms flowering so new.” – E. E. CUMMINGS host: @styledshootsacrossamerica & @heatherbengeevents | planning & design: @la_rue_events | venue: @folinoestate | flowers: @alliumfloraldesign | stylist: @susanpadron_stylist | hair: @emilycolorshair | makeup: @makeupbyroxy | stationary calligraphy: @berkshirenorthstudio | ribbons: @pompomblossom | cake: @primacristina| rentals: @foxandfinchvintagerentals |  jewelry:@harrymerrill | linens: @partycrushstudio | box: @the_mrs_box | bridal gown: @lovelybride + @loversxsociety | bridesmaid dresses: @bellabridesmaids + @jennyyoonyc | suits: @dieproper_phl | models: bride + groom: @Brookeitlist + @Tyreesel | bridesmaids: @nik_lovins + @clairemahoney | groomsmen: @doriangreyson & @asingh710 This winter wedding inspiration session organized by a talented crew of people was simply divine. A Folino Estate […]

“Some souls just understand each other upon meeting.” – N.R. HART. Wedding planner: Mary Elizabeth Gantz @events.by.me | Reception, catering, florals & cake: Stroudsmoor Country Inn at Ridgecrest @stroudsmoorcountryinn | Hair and Make-up: Christina Schembeck | Music: DJ Matt Park | Ceremony Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Church | Groom suits: Jos. A. Bank […]

With the rain and clouds creating some interesting results for photo sessions this spring, Mary and Will proved that love conquers all — even drizzly mist and busloads of school children (not pictured). For their 10 plus 1 year anniversary session in Philadelphia’s Longwood Gardens, Mary and Will grabbed some umbrellas and headed out into […]

“You wanna know me like waves know shores.” – JAMES BLAKE It’s March 1st, and we have snow on the trees here in Philadelphia but lucky for you and for me, we have an ocean breeze and a warm summer day to relive with Brittainy and Ryan’s summer engagement “down the shore.” Coming up from […]

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky…” – ERIN HANSON Texas air is rich with the promise of freedom and hums with untamed nature. Live oak trees dot the landscape with tangential branches that reach for realms unseen… At the Kayla Barker Photography Workshop, the styled lushness was a welcome […]

“Do you love life? Then do not waste time for that is what life is made of.” – BEN FRANKLIN Hair & make-up: Hair Today @theredroofsalon | Catering: PTG Catering @ptgcatering | Invitations: Minted @mintedweddings   | Videography: Nick at Visual Rose Productions | Cake: Night Kitchen Bakery @nightkitchenbakery | Music: Renaissance Orchestra  |  Ceremony location: Saint John the Baptist | Reception venue: Pine Crest Country Club @pinecrestcountry | Groom suits: Indochino @indochino | Wedding dress: Hayley Paige @misshayleypaige | Engagement ring: Brilliant […]