Let me start by saying that Melissa is a self professed photography snob! And rightfully so, she’s a photographer herself! I can relate, as I myself am a bit of a photography snob too. So, I was honored when she and Carl chose me to photograph their fun and unique wedding in Philadelphia this weekend. Melissa is also one of my silent blog stalkers too. This became clearly evident when I showed up to her parent’s house where she was getting ready and she left me a note saying there were Rice Krispie Treats in the kitchen for me!!! In some past blog entry, I don’t even know which one, I must have mentioned that on wedding day I partake in Gatorade and Rice Krispie Treats all day long to keep my stamina up. How flippin’ awesome is it that there was a big box of them waiting for me? Thank you Melissa!!!! Melissa and Carl were SO easy and fun to photograph. Melissa was truly up for anything too which included, but wasn’t limited to, climbing up onto a tank, jumping off of said tank, hopping up onto a narrow loading dock after I had just fallen trying it myself, among other daring feats as well. We photographed around Melissa and Carl’s neighborhood of Fishtown for some cool urban shots in Philadelphia. Then it was on over to the gorgeous Glen Foerd Mansion. Melissa had some great touches to her wedding, like her awesome synthetic shoes with two big red hearts on them, the 1,000+ folded paper cranes which were all over the venue, their invitations which included some photos of Ewoks carrying wedding rings, and the use of her grandfather’s old bottles as part of the centerpieces. I know I totally went overboard on how many photos I am posting, but hey, it’s my blog, and I’ll go overboard if I want to! I had a great time hanging out with you guys today! Congratulations!
Love this one!
I hope I get this right. I think this was Melissa’s grandmother’s chair that Melissa’s grandfather made.
I love how Melissa’s flowers look crammed into the end of the gun!
Out of nowhere, this horse came down this side street. I love when stuff like this happens!
Here’s a shot of only some of the folded paper cranes throughout Glen Foerd Mansion.
And here’s how the cranes got there. Melissa’s friends helped out with the folding and hanging. And speaking of hanging…
Some of Melissa’s grandfather’s old bottles used on the center of the tables.
Note to future Flower Girls: Try to spread out the times you throw flowers, and don’t wait until the end of the aisle to dump all of them at once!
Just as Melissa made her way down the aisle, the sun peeked out on the right hand side.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time as Melissa looked over to her parents during the ceremony.
I love capturing the double hug!
What I like about this photo is that there are three things happening simultaneously. Of course we see the gentleman standing, his pointer finger a pointin’, inspired to get his groove on, but then in the lower part of the frame we see little Tommy sort of sulking in his chair while his dad seemingly tries to comfort him, then we see in the right part of the frame, a gentleman who appears to have been caught with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar. I hope someone sent him into this pocketbook and I haven’t actually captured a felony in progress!
I wish I had a story to go along with this photo, but I don’t. Feel free to make up your own. I’m going with this being a Cornholio impersonation!