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Nico || Philadelphia, PA || Modern Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

There’s a new kid on the block. And he’s CUTE.

#nicoburrito is his name, sleeping, eating and stealing Mom + Dad’s hearts are his games. His debut came with some hard work and lots of love. Though there’s always a learning curve when adding a little into the mix, Yen + Charles are naturals. Truly.

Y + C: I like being able to see you once a year! Thank you for introducing me to your little squish. You’re some rockstar parents, that’s for sure. Can’t wait to see Nico change the world! :)

Courtney + Brandon || Bonnet Island Estate Wedding || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

I can’t believe that we’re in September. This wedding season is FLYING. Although I’m ready to wear sweaters and socks 24/7, I can’t completely say goodbye to summer until we highlight one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve seen this year!

Courtney + Brandon’s August day was a beautiful one. Hot, yes. But also sunny and slightly breezy at just the right times. The Bonnet Island Estate is one of the prettiest “beach” venues I’ve been to in a long time. The privacy and views for days that it offers adds some serious charm to this spot. Add in a bride + groom with impeccable taste (see the florals, suits, shoes, dress…you see my point) and friends + family that know how to let loose and not take themselves too seriously and it’s a huge recipe for an amazing day. If you’d like to see just how special it was, keep scrolling. :)

C + B: You’re so much fun to spend time with! Your attention to detail and ability to love each other even with a camera on ya made my job SO easy! You two are the real deal. Thank you for letting us help you tell your story!

Kathleen + Andrew || Downingtown Country Club || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Kat + Andrew are my people. Their tribe are my people. I hope some day that you can meet them and they can become your people too.

This day was a joy. I have been excited for months for it to come, and I wasn’t the bride. Walking into a room of former and future brides is something I wish I could do at every wedding and I’m so glad that it happened at this one. Truth be told, I’m secretly hoping that one day I get photoshopped into a photo of this crew by the infamous Jacqui German. The sunny weather, ruby red lips, vintage heirloom, details, Mitch, summer florals, one of the most perfect golden hours I’ve ever had on a wedding day (just wait to you see it) and two people head over heels in love- this celebration was so, so special.

K + A: I feel like I might cry. Can we be like forever besties and talk in GIFs for life? I think you’d probably answer yes. Seriously though- you know I love you people. And I think that’s just about all there is to it.

Lindsey + Mark || Goodstay Gardens, Delaware || Modern Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

Meet Lindsey + Mark. We had to reschedule a bunch due to pop up thunderstorms for the better part of a month, but I’d say that the day we settled on was just right, just when we needed it.

These guys are two that I’ve been hoping to have in front of my camera for a life event like this one for a few years now (ever since I met them at Caroline + Tom’s wedding!). When Lindsey reached out to say she was expecting, I was bouncing off the walls. This sweet little growing girl is already so special and so loved, so taking a little time to remember this stage was very fitting.

L + M: You are special people, and it’s such an honor to know you. Thank you for asking me to be the one to help you remember this time. I can’t wait to see the good news of this little miracle’s arrival! Until then, Lindsey, I’m wishing you all of the foot rubs and pup-snuggles!

Lauren + Andrew || Drumore Estate Wedding, Lancaster || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

It’s taken me three weeks to create this blog. THREE WEEKS. Not because I haven’t had the time, but because I couldn’t narrow down my favorites to save my life. I mean it- I sent a text to a few friends earlier this week letting them know that I was still at 653 images for this blog and the response was pretty much “Good Lord”. Somehow, despite my protesting, I got it down under 300, but fair warning- this one is massive. But it just had to be. If you keep scrolling, I think you’ll see why.

I’m not sure that a more perfect day could have existed for this late June wedding. 79 and sunny, breezy often and filled with some of THE most joy-filled people you could ever meet. This day had so many special touches from countless months of detailed planning and careful precision. With how much work Lauren + Andrew put into this day, it seemed only right that each moment played out exactly as they had hoped that they would.

One thing that drew my attention over and over again was the effort Andrew was taking to take a breath and look around. Often, he was looking at this beautiful girl beside him (and often met with her eyes watching him too). But almost as equally, he would lift his eyes to scan the crowd to memorize what was happening around him. I mentioned it to him later asking if he knew he was doing it, and to my surprise, he did. Despite the bustle of a fast paced, event-filled, photo-op-galore day, he deliberately disciplined himself to live in their moments.

I could go on- truly. There were tears, there was laughter, there were intentionally heart-felt actions taken and words spoken, there were celebrations of creativity from loved ones all over the place, there were perfectly selected details, there was love spilling out all over the place. This was just a GOOD day celebrating a very GOOD thing. As a human being, I treasured the opportunity to see that God had done a good work here.

L + A: Thank you for being you. Because you’re you, others are blessed. Your lives are a gift to those around you, and I for one am honored to have witnessed this day for you both. The sky isn’t even the limit for your story, and I’m excited to see where this new journey takes you.