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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Wedding at the Loews Hotel Philly

Wedding at the Loews Hotel Philly

Who? : Alexa + Ryan

What? : Preparations in a hotel and an AirBnB in Philadelphia, ceremony at a church, portraits in the park, and a reception in the Loews Hotel Ballroom

Where?   The Loews Hotel Philadelphia

When? : April 2019

The bold documentary style has drawn us both in. We like the creative and artful touches (fades, bokeh in lighting, mirroring and strong angles are very nice). We are both drawn to the colorful/psychedelic styles and would love to capture this if possible.

Bold documentary style?  Creative touches?  Mirroring?  Strong angles?   Colorful style?  When I read this note from Alexa and Ryan in regards to their wedding photography I knew I was all in – as if I wasn’t already.  Alexa and Ryan are the sort of people that bring the sun with them wherever they go, from the incredibly sweet way they are with each other to the way they laugh and forge bravely into some of the craziest Philadelphia wind I’ve ever experienced.

From the wind sweeping them through a shower of rose petals down the steps of their church to crawling under scaffolding in the pitch dark for a breathtaking rooftop view of the city, Alexa and Ryan are the kind of clients that wedding photographers dream about : bold, creative, artful, and strong.  They themselves are colorful and extraordinary, so it’s no surprise that they wanted that reflected in their wedding images.

What a dream, what a windy dreamy dream their day was.

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:

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Loews Philadelphia Hotel: A Blend of Modern Sophistication and Historical Charm

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, set in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, presents a unique combination of contemporary luxury and historical significance, making it an ideal venue for couples looking for a wedding that is both modern and steeped in history. This landmark hotel, housed in the former Philadelphia Saving Fund Society building, is recognized as one of the nation’s first skyscrapers and blends Art Deco architecture with stylish, contemporary amenities.

Historical Elegance Meets Contemporary Chic

The Loews Philadelphia Hotel’s interior reflects a sophisticated blend of its Art Deco past with modern design elements. The hotel’s ballrooms, with their spacious layouts and elegant décor, provide a grand and versatile setting for both large and intimate wedding celebrations. The iconic 33rd-floor PSFS Bank Board Room, with its stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline, offers a more unique and intimate space for special moments.

The architectural elements of the hotel, such as the marble and granite banking hall and the Cartier clock, serve as unique backdrops for wedding photography, blending the grandeur of the past with a contemporary aesthetic.

Photographic Opportunities Within and Beyond

Within the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, couples will find a variety of settings for their wedding photos. The sweeping staircases, the grand hallways, and the stylishly appointed rooms provide a range of backdrops that are both elegant and distinctly urban. The large windows in many of the spaces offer natural light and city views, adding an airy and vibrant feel to the photographs.

Stepping outside the hotel, the vibrant streets of Philadelphia offer a rich urban landscape for wedding photography. The hotel’s proximity to iconic landmarks such as City Hall, Love Park, and the historic district, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, provides an array of classic Philadelphia backdrops.

Nearby Photographic Gems

  • City Hall: This architectural masterpiece, with its intricate masonry and towering presence, offers a grand and historical backdrop.
  • Love Park: Known for its famous LOVE sculpture, this park provides a playful and iconic Philadelphia setting.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art: The museum’s grand steps and majestic façade offer a dramatic and culturally rich backdrop.

A Wedding Experience Tailored to Perfection

At the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, every wedding is a personalized experience. The hotel’s team of wedding specialists works closely with couples to tailor every detail to their vision, from custom menu creation by the culinary team to the décor and room setup. The hotel’s modern amenities and top-notch service ensure that every aspect of the wedding experience is seamless and luxurious.

Choosing the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for a wedding means embracing a blend of Philadelphia’s rich history with modern luxury and sophistication. It’s a place where memorable moments are created against a backdrop of architectural grandeur and contemporary elegance, right in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities.

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