Rome, Italy || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Three and a half years later, and I’ve finally finished editing our Italy photos. No biggie. Better late than never, right?! (It sure does feel good to cross off what was becoming a life long to-do list item. :))

There’s over 400 photos (I started with 4200…..), and to put them all in one blog would be nuts, so I broke it down into the 4 spots we visited. First up was Rome! After nearly 24 hours of travel, we were out of our minds tired, but tried to stay awake until bedtime. Full disclosure- despite being fascinated with where we were, we could only stay awake until 7pm and fell asleep with gelato, but without dinner (and you’ll see that I took a little nap as soon as we found our little BnB). Out of the 4 places we explored, this was by far the most touristy. We only spent almost a day there, but here’s a glimpse of what we saw!

Kat + Andrew || Newlin Grist Mill, PA || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Kat + Andrew are my people. The world needs more human beings like them. It’s kind of as simple as that.

We met last week on May’s very first cloudy day. Together, we explored a spot that I haven’t been to in a few years- the Newlin Grist Mill. It’s crazy how some distance and different weather can transform a place into something completely new and fresh. For any session, there’s usually some aches and pains as we all settle in for the long haul. Not true for this pair. They know how to love each other, and that’s all we ever need to catch something real.

K + A: I’m SO glad that we don’t have to wait too long to see each other again. At the risk of sounding uber creepy, I’m pretty sure we’re going to be besties by the time all is said and done. Thank you for letting me in to your inner circle, trusting the process and enjoying each other. It was refreshing to be around you, and I have no doubt that July will bring so much joy with it.

P.S. i’m so glad we’ll always have pizza toppings.

Hailey James || Kennett Square, PA || Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Julie, James, Jackson + Lily are ALP staples. They’re the original MVPs. In ballrooms, hospital rooms, beaches, mills, rivers, fields of flowers and Magic Gardens we’ve explored, adventured and shared some of the richest moments that life has to offer. They’re what started us, and will forever be held really close to the heart of this business.

There’s a new girl in town, and it seemed pretty fitting to take a few pictures of one of her first days as a Thomas. She’s the first with dark hair and I think we’re all keeping a close eye to see if she’ll be the one to carry on some pretty deep Italian roots.

J + J: We go together like peanut butter and jelly. I love you, that’s all there is to it. <3

Cheri + Kerry || The Inn at Grace Winery || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

The weather is finally taking a turn for the warmer up here in the Northeast and it was just in time for our first engagement session of the year!

Cheri + Kerry are as adorable as they are kind. As we explored the grounds of Grace Winery in Glen Mills, it became clear very quickly that these two ADORE each other. I mean giggles, blushing, whispers of sweet nothings (which may or may not have involved a blue Tacoma)- you know, the straight up good stuff.

C + K: WORTH. THE. WAIT. What a magical, wonderful, special evening with you both! Thank you for bringing me along for such a sweet journey. My heart is full knowing you both and I can’t wait to experience more of your magic in October!

Kelly + Donald || Avalon, New Jersey || Modern Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

On this snowy day in Philadelphia, I thought- why not warm up your feeds with a recent shoot down the shore? For the next few weeks, I thought it’d be fun to post some goodies that haven’t seen the journal yet. And before you know it, the 2019 wedding season will be here and I just can’t wait for what fun adventures this year will bring!

First up- one of my all time favorites with two of my all time favorites. They braved the wind and the rain to have their engagement session celebration in a place that they held close to their hearts. Between Kelly’s epic hair and Donald’s evident obsession with his leading lady, I think these shots are full of the good stuff, y’all.