Burlesque performer Chere Noble In New York

burlesque performer in Times Square

Give us a traveling showgirl, a cold winter night and bright city lights and we are truly happy photographers.  We first met burlesque performer Chére Noble ( aka The Atomic Bombshell)  in New Orleans for an artistic shoot in an abandoned nursing home.  She was perfect, s a true professional in every sense of the word.  She’s always on time, gives a hundred percent and does a stunning job with her hair, makeup and wardrobe. She’s a dream to photograph, and a true collaborator.

Over the past year, burlesque performer Chére Noble has been traveling the country, working in the most exclusive venues in Texas, Chicago and New York City.  We couldn’t make it to New Orleans this year, so we were thrilled to meet her in New York for a chilly winter shoot.  We chose two locations, the Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square.  It was freezing, and Chére Noble slayed once again, under super tough conditions.  We are truly fortunate to know this fabulous dancer, model and artist.   She’s a delight to be with and we’re proud to have been able to create art with her.   I’m already hoping we get a chance to do it again.

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engagement and wedding photos

Engagement shoot in the Wissahickon and Center City Wedding

Introducing Our Latest Feature!

Love Story Side by Sides: Engagement to Wedding

It’s such a fun journey capturing our clients’ love story, from their engagement to wedding and children and beyond.  I’ve stressed in the past how important I think engagement shoots are to ease the pressure of the wedding day.  It helps you get to know us. Not many people are used to having strangers drop into the most intense moment of their lives, with cameras. The engagement shoot helps you get past the anticipation. We’ll get to know more about your story on our walk which makes us better storytellers on your wedding day.  You’ll learn a few flattering positions we can go to on the big day, and how fun and easy the whole process really is. 

So here’s a little look back at a few of our couples transformations from engagement to wedding.  If you’re a client, and don’t see yourself here, don’t worry! I plan to do lots of these, so come back and check again soon!

Lily and Joe were all about expressing their individual style! As the owner/artist behind Witch’s Way Craft, Lily wanted their engagement shoot to create artwork that she could hang as decor in their wedding venue.  The engagement shoot took place in an abandoned Cemetery in Philadelphia, while their witchy wedding was closer to the couples families in Maryland.  Her celestial blue wedding gown and DIY decor were absolutely perfect.

Tracy and Anthony are so natural and easy together, that photographing them is a breeze. Tracy braved a snow storm at The Museum of Art for a snowy winter engagement shoot, but was rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets ever for her wedding photos at the Spring Mill Manor.  The couple has such an modern, elegant vibe.  We loved that Anthony changed into a dinner jacket for his reception. Just perfect.

Sean and Phillip are so warm and welcoming, that you feel as if you’ve been friends forever.  Their Philly engagement shoot was like a fun afternoon date, which included the Gayborhood, Art Museum, and Swan Fountain. Their spectacular wedding at the University of Penn Museum of Archaeology was one of the most joyous events I’ve ever been to.

Kim and Bob have a love that is absolutely infectious.  Their fall engagement shoot was casual and filled with color and folliage  It was the perfect contrast to their classic black and white wedding at The Merion

Megan and Reed cuddled at the Revolution House during their chilly Old City engagement shoot before heading out to Elfreth’s Alley and the Love Letter Murals.  They kept a clean look with black, white and pale shades of pink for their fall wedding at The Michener Art Museum.

Megan and Ben love everything about New Hope, Pa. and therefore wanted both of their shoots there.  Their casual fall engagement shoot was a great way for me to get to know the area before their beautiful wedding at the Holly Hedge Estate.

Sarah and Zahava met in college. Their engagement shoot was in the same area at one of their favorite book shops.  On their wedding day, we couldn’t resist getting them into the library for some fun bridal party shots.

Shauna Rae and Andrew didn’t do engagement photos with us, but ShaunaRae DID let us dunk her in the Wissahickon in her wedding dress a year later.  I’m ALLLLL about the Trash the Dress shoots! 

Terry and BJ were all about the classics.  Their engagement shoot included all the classic Philly spots: Race Street Pier, the Museum of Art, and the fountains.   With a beautiful wedding at The Hotel Monaco, Second Bank was a perfect spot for wedding photos.

Adam and Eva are all about South Philly. Their super cute engagement shoot included the Italian Market and Cheesesteak. A year later we got to photograph their Valley Green Wedding. It  was just as fun, creative and full of life as they are.