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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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“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 […]

“We were together. I forgot the rest.”  – Walt Whitman Kaitlyn and Phil had the sweetest, most classic summer engagement at Longwood Gardens and it was everything a Longwood Gardens session should be. The water fountains did not disappoint — they instantly transported Kaitlyn and Phil to Europe with these Trevi Fountain-like vibes! (Secretly I […]

  Wow, this spring is just flying by — literally we went from wearing sweaters and hoodies to being summer outfits within one week! But before summer came, Erika & Justin had a fantastic spring cherry blossom engagement session in Philadelphia near Old City — and some pretty epic photos with the Ben Franklin Bridge, […]

Hi, friends! I’m over here getting ready for the holiday, spring, engagements, AND weddings but also wanting to share a sneak peek of a few faves from a recent classic and romantic engagement session at Longwood Gardens. Samantha & James were so lovely and squeezed me in before their travels, and I’m so glad we […]

“Set me as a seal upon your heart.” – SONG OF SOLOMON How should I begin to describe the perfect beach summer engagement session? It begins with Emily and Kevin — these two darling souls live life with harmony in their faith, their love, their compassion, and their virtues. Radiating with warmth, they will become […]

“You are one of my nicest thoughts.” – GEORGIA O’KEEFE When you ask Amy about her fiance, Troy, her face lights up the room. She takes a few seconds to reflect on her favorite thing about him and she says, “His thoughtfulness…Definitely.” She goes on to describe how he cares for her, for family and […]

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” -HERMANN HESSE They met in high school only to have the strings of fate bring them together a few years later when he was at Drexel University and she was at Temple University. Their ephemeral first impressions in high school gave way to a […]