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Multicultural Audubon Center Wedding // Allison & Kirk

John James Audubon Center Wedding

In the summer I shot a killer multicultural Audubon Center wedding and it was the best day ever. If you’ve never been to the John James Audubon Center, think: old farm meets hipster garage meets classic barn. It’s the best. With the ceremony in the barn (those textured stone walls! swoon!), cocktail hour on the sprawling lawn, and reception in the indoor-outdoor pavilion, it made for a casual but fun day for two of the nicest people I’ve worked with.

As always, my favorite things were the small details. The little rainbow of light coming into the room while Allison got ready. Kirk’s face as his bride walked into the barn. Family leading prayers and speeches that were both hilarious and heartfelt. The tree that Kirk and Allison planted together during their ceremony. The handmade paper cranes that Allison made for each guest to honor Kirk’s Japanese heritage. Kirk’s mom tearing it up on the dance floor. Allison’s epic outfit change at the end of the night. Most of all, though, the way these two smiled and laughed together all day long.

The best weddings are the ones that stay true to who you are. This was the perfect example of that. Here’s more from this day, from the beginning.

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Shot with Danfredo Photos + Films

Florals: Vault + Vine

Hair & Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy

Brooklyn Engagement Photographer // Amanda & Josh

Recently I spent an afternoon taking some engagement photos for Amanda & Josh in Brooklyn. We started off with some in-home photos in their Prospect Heights apartment, where they got engaged, which is basically a West Elm catalog. So many cute nooks for photo ops! When we went outside exploring, even though it was a super cold day, A&J were champs and did nothing but smile and laugh the whole time. Truly a perfect engagement session, and it’s always such a fun time in Brooklyn. If you’re looking for a Brooklyn engagement photographer, you know where to find me, pals!

23rd Street Armory & Fitler Square Pop-up Wedding

In the spring, I got to work on a really special 23rd Street Armory wedding with Elicia Bryan, a super-talented photographer based down south. She was looking for a second shooter for a Philly wedding, and I happened to be available. I got to help shoot Tracy & Dan’s epic day alongside a crazy talented local vendor team (credits at the end of this post!).

Tracy got ready in an Airbnb downtown, while Dan prepped at their home. The ceremony was pop-up style, and I loved how laid back it was! Everyone gathered around in Fitler Square, and the processional waiting area was the farmer’s market (how freaking cute is that?!). After they said their vows, things got weird in the best way. Tracy loves dogs, and wanted to hang out in the Schuylkill River Dog Park for some puppy time. It was an unseasonably warm April day, so we hit up Lil Pop Shop for some popsicles. 23rd Street Armory was transformed from a dark warehouse to a romantic reception setting, with floral installations and string lights (for the millionth time, people – you can NOT go wrong with string lights), and my favorite, a donut wall! After some dancing, toasts, and dinner, we headed to the river for some sunset portraits, which was one of my favorite parts of the day. It can be such a nice break from all the action to get outside and have one-on-one time with your honey!

This wedding was recently featured in print in Philadelphia Magazine – so proud to have been a part of this! A giant thank you to Elicia Bryan for having me and for allowing me to share these photos with you. More pop-up weddings, please!

 

Vendor Credits: 

Second shot for: Elicia Bryan

Florist: Wild Stems

Planning/design: Arielle Fera Designs

Venue: 23rd Street Armory

Caterer: Day by Day Philly

Lounge furniture: Maggpie Rentals

Dessert: Nutmeg Cake Design

Makeup: Shimmer & Spice

Hair: ONLO Beauty

DJ + lighting: Synergetic Sound & Lighting

Photo booth: Cut and Paste Photobooth

Doughnuts: Federal Donuts

Popsicles: Lil Pop Shop