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PHILADELPHIA ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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I recently met up with Kaitlyn and Rob for their engagement session in Philadelphia! We met a little while back in my studio, along with Kaitlyn’s parents and I knew working with them would be a blast. We had a great time just at our initial meeting and I enjoyed getting to know them more at their engagement session. The happy couple are planning their November wedding at the Bellevue so getting outside for some springtime sun and scenery was perfect!

 

 

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HOTEL DU VILLAGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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You may remember Carrie and Pat from their NYC engagement session last summer. The happy couple lives together in New York where they first met playing rec soccer on opposite teams. I was fortunate enough to meet Carrie & Pat last July for their engagement photos and got to see the neighborhood that they call home. Fast forward to this spring, Carrie and Pat are finally married!! Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful (and luckily much cooler in temperature than their engagement session). The day went off without a hitch not only because Carrie and Pat are awesome, but so was their venue. Their Hotel du Village wedding was flawless! The ceremony and reception spaces, the bridal suite, groom’s prep location, and grounds were all available for us to use and did not disappoint.

After the first look and some windy portraits guests started to arrive for the ceremony. The ceremony was heartfelt, sentimental and gave everyone gathered around had an inside look into Carrie and Pat’s history and love story. After cocktail hour we were able to steal the newlyweds for a few additional minutes of portraits. We couldn’t was the amazing sunset that was happening! The rest of the night is history! Guests partied along with Modern Luxe band who had everyone up and dancing all night! And before the sparkler exit, guests were even treated to late night snacks like mini pork roll, egg, & cheese sandwiches.

I have loved working with Carrie and Pat over this past year! They have been so kind, easy-going and genuinely wonderful. They even gave me a few bags of their favorite coffee as a gift and if that doesn’t tell you how awesome these two are, I don’t know what will.

Enjoy a small look into their beautiful Hotel du Village wedding!


Bride and Groom Prep:

Ceremony: Hotel du Village
Reception: Hotel du Village
Catering: Hotel du Village
Wedding Coordinator: Lisa Stankowski
Florist: Virburnum Design
Band: Modern Luxe
Makeup Artist: Jillian Eldridge
Bridal Salon: Lovely NYC
Groom’s Suit: Book a Tailor
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

 

OLD CITY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

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Melissa and Mark and I had such a fun and relaxed engagement session a few weeks ago. The future bride and groom live on a quaint street in South Philly where we started our session – replicating a familiar walk they take with with their two pups. Afterwards we piled into an Uber and headed to Old City to take another relaxing walk. We went everywhere from the Merchant’s Exchange Building, random alleyways, Elfreth’s Alley, and even to a parking garage rooftop to catch the beautifully golden setting sun. We laughed and talked and had such a great time! I never pressure my couples to do an engagement session but I really do love when they opt in because it’s so much fun getting to know each other and build that connection. I can’t wait for Mark and Melissa’s October wedding!

 

RIVERTON COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING

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Congratulations to Brad and Wendy! Their intimate wedding was held this past February at the Riverton Country Club in Riverton, NJ. Their close friends and family were all there to celebrate their marriage, including their grandchildren, who probably don’t realize yet how cool it is that they were able to party at their grandparents’ wedding! Thank you for having me, I’m honored to have been apart of this very special evening!

Ceremony, Reception & Catering: Riverton Country Club
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography
Cake and Desserts: Homemade
Officiant: Sean Collingsgru

 

WASHINGTONS’ HEADQUARTERS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Elizabeth and David are another awesome and inspirational couple that I am so excited to work with! They are tying the knot this summer at the Colonial Dames in Rittenhouse which is a quaint venue right in Rittenhouse with the most perfect garden. It is such an incredible and overlooked (in my opinion) venue in Philadelphia. Elizabeth, David, and myself headed to Valley Forge Park this past February for their engagement session. Valley Forge is where David proposed just a few months ago and since we weren’t quite sure of the exact location where he popped the question, we settled on Washington’s Headquarters for our backdrop. I love this location because of the variety but also because it is simple to find and Valley Forge can get very confusing! I loved officially meeting the happy couple for the first time and I am so excited for their summer wedding!

 

OLD CITY AND RACE STREET PIER ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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I don’t know how I am lucky enough to work with so many down to Earth, fantastic couples! Zach and Abby were such a joy to be around even from our first meeting. Their wedding is quickly approaching this September at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern so we wanted to make sure we did their engagement session as soon as possible… which meant braving some pretty cold weather in Philly! Fortunately they were able to thaw out in Belize shortly after! We kept their engagement session meaningful to their history by stopping at the Race Street Cafe and then wandering through Old City and Race Street Pier, stopping between photos to put coats back on and warm up between shots! I’m sure their wedding day will be much warmer and I can’t wait to be a part of it!

 

UNION TRUST WEDDING

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If there is anything you should take away from this Union Trust wedding it’s that you don’t ever need to apologize for being a little extra! Jaime meticulously planned her wedding day and admitted that some details may have been over the top but it was flawless and stunning! Jaime and Anthony celebrated among close friends and family in the best way and didn’t let the rainy weather get in their way of anything. We started the day at the Hotel Monaco for prep and the first look and then made our way to the Blue Cross Riverrink for photos. While we waited for our own private cabin we hung around the lodge for a bit to take photos and of course grab some crab fries! The rain stopped just in time for a few photos around the river rink and along the Delaware River. Then it was time to head to Union Trust to meet for family photos and the ceremony! The space at Union Trust is stunning on its own but the flower wall provided by Nicol Floral Designs and the centerpieces by Precious Petals made it breathtaking. The ceremony and reception were perfect thanks to all of the staff at Finley Catering and each of the other vendors listed. We ended the night with an amazing dessert display complete with waffles, ice cream and much more. Congratulations Jaime and Anthony! I wish you both a life filled with nothing but happiness!

Ceremony: Union Trust
Reception: Union Trust
Florist: Precious Petals
DJ: Silver Sound – Steve Croce
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Marie / Bombshell Hair Studio
Dress Designer: Madison James
Caterer: Finley Catering
Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld NYC
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Floral Wall: Nicol Floral Designs
Videography: Chester Springs Video

DUKE ART GALLERY WEDDING

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Regina & Ryan are truly an inspiration couple! They are smart, kind, down-to-earth, well-traveled, and genuinely amazing people to be around. I loved getting to know them during their engagement having the honor of photographing their unique wedding this past fall. With friends and family the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown said I do and then celebrated all night at their Duke Art Gallery Wedding. Thank you for having me as a part of your beautiful day!

Ceremony: St. Monica Church
Reception: Duke Art Gallery
Wedding Coordinator: Craig Zeserman
Florist – Beautiful Blooms
Band – Del’s Groove
Hair and Makeup: Adolf Biecker
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Caterer: Jeffrey Miller
Bridal Salon: Van Cleve
Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux

HOTEL DUPONT WEDDING

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There is something that I love about self-proclaimed “awkward” couples! Alex and Erik claimed to be awkward in front of the camera but really they were sweet and fun. We first met at my studio and was so glad when they chose me as their photographer – they were definitely people I knew I would love to work with. Knowing that their December would be artificially lit due to the early sunset, we tried to have a sunny engagement session but instead were met with overcast skies. Regardless, we had a great time exploring Valley Forge Park together! Their day was a bit rainy and cold but inside their Hotel DuPont wedding everything was perfect! The formal Christmas wedding was absolutely stunning. Every inch of the venue was a dream to work in just as Alex & Erik were, even in all of their “awkwardness”. Congratulations Alex & Erik! It was an honor to photograph your day!

Ceremony: Hotel DuPont
Reception: Hotel DuPont
Wedding Coordinator: Susan Norgeot
Florist – Flowers by Yukie
Band – BVT Live – Strangers
Hair and Makeup: Joseph Anthony Retreat Salon and Spa
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Caterer: Hotel DuPont
Bridal Salon: Claire’s Fashions
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Videographer: Trabbland
Photographer: Noreen Turner Photography

FORBIDDEN DRIVE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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Better late than never when it comes to sharing this post! Christine and Devon are one of my wonderful couples for 2019! They will be tying the knot next to very close friends and family this spring at the Hotel Palomar in Philadelphia. We squeezed in their engagement session in Fairmount Park along Forbidden Drive this past fall. Forbidden Drive might be in the middle of Philadelphia but to myself and Christine, it was a bit more nature than we were used to. Luckily Devon knew his way around and managed to move some branches and logs for our photos, and also warned me when I was getting too close to poison ivy! We certainly had a lot of laughs during our little adventure and I can’t wait to see them get married in a few short months!

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