Kelly and Steve’s rustic garden themed wedding at the Welkinweir Estate was the perfect blend of effortless romance with pretty, rustic details.  Nestled in 197 acres of preserved land, a historic stone estate house sits next to a lake reflecting magnificent woodlands. Welkinweir, translates to “where the sky meets the water”, so Kelly chose a color scheme of shades of blue.

I loved the library for bridal preparations, lined with warm wood as Kelly dressed for her first look with Steve by the water.  A sweet outdoor ceremony included a tree planting ceremony and some opportunity for bridal party photos during cocktail hour.  Kelly assembled several of our favorite vendors including food by The Columbia Station | Robert Ryan Catering & Design, and music by Band Lima Bean Riot, one of the best wedding bands around.  Beautiful blue arrangements by Florist dawn ekdahl and Kelly’s stunning lace dress byPA Wedding Dress Retailer Bridal sophisticate.

So congratulations to Kelly and Steve!  And thank you for letting me be a part of your journey.

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Terri-93I absolutely love engagement shoots.  To have an uninterrupted hour and half to get to know our future brides and grooms without the added pressure of guests and timelines, to teach them a few romantic poses, to learn how best to showcase their love for each other, I feel is an invaluable investment for couples to get the most out of their wedding day photography.

Teri and Bj were all about the classic Philly engagement shoot spots.  As much as I love our offbeat locations, there’s something awfully romantic about taking a ride around the city at sunset, starting out with their ridiculously adorable dogs at Race Street Pier , followed by some sweet photos at Love Park, and night portraits that I’m incredibly proud of on the Art Museum steps.  Night portraits are becoming one of our signature closings to our wedding coverage, and I think these are some of my favorites.  Teri and Bj are gorgeous to photograph, loads of fun and have totally bad ass careers that make me swoon a little.  I can’t wait to have Teri in a wedding dress!  Stay tuned!