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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 am so excited to share a very special blog post that my client, Mary from Wellness Site Shop, and I collaborated on. It is FILLED to the brim with great tips from Mary herself about how she created her brand from scratch, searched for a photographer, prepared for her branding session with me, and […]

stay tuned to see more of this sweet Philadelphia summer engagement session!

stay tuned to see more of the pretty!

“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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

It’s a magical time of year on the East Coast when bare branches flower so new. This late April engagement session treated Mary Kate and Steve to the lovely ombre of pinks that transition to yellows and greens and a full-on golden hour that we’ve waiting all winter for. Grass polka-dotted with flowers may be […]

Phew! Hey, there lovelies! It is the swing of things (and S P R I N G!), and we are rockin’ and rollin’ here in Philadelphia with engagement sessions and weddings! Here is another sneak peek — this time it’s from Alison & Scott’s Fairmount & Art Museum engagement session. This classic spring engagement was […]