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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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Winter Wedding at Front and Palmer

January 16, 2019

Winter wedding at Front and Palmer

Who? : Samantha + Eric

What? : Preparations at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia, ceremony at Christ Church, portraits in Headhouse Square, and reception at a former Philly barrel factory.

Where?  Front and Palmer

When? : December 2018

All wedding photographers have favorite venues : it’s just a fact.  Some might love a space because of the sweeping lawns.  Some might be drawn to a particular venue’s swirling spiral staircase.  Some might love how the light plays across a patio at cocktail hour.  Me?  I’m most drawn to light, to the dramatic juxtaposition of shadow and highlight, to warmth, kindness, and more than a healthy sense of drama.

Front and Palmer is one of those venues.  Cozy, intimate, theatrical, unique – it is all of those things and so much more.

This whole winter wedding was pure Philadelphia through and through.  From their preparations at the iconic Hotel Monaco to the classic grandeur of Christ Church, nighttime portraits across from my favorite pizza place in the crisp cold winter air to the most charming of receptions, the whole day was Samantha and Eric through and through : just wonderful.

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

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