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Tidewater Inn Wedding

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It has been months since I have blogged anything! This year was crazy for so many people, especially anyone involved in the wedding industry. Weddings have happening in between shut downs and outdoors, in driveways, beaches, and backyards. Some weddings went just as planned and some were scaled back in a major way, saving the big celebration for 2021 and 2022. What was a major surprise of 2020 was the fact that I was insanely busy this past fall! After delivering my summer weddings and elopements in September, busy season hit and every weekend was full of family photos, mini sessions, and elopements! I was definitely grateful for the work but I was not expecting it! Hence the lack of blog posts and social media sharing. Let’s also add in the fact that I went back to my day job full  time AND my kids have all been home virtually learning. It has been an insane year.

Now let’s get to  the good part. Stephanie and Steve’s wedding was one of the very few that continued just as planned! Their Tidewater Inn wedding in Easton, MD was allowed to happen according to state guidelines and it was a welcome celebration during a very crazy year. You might remember Stephanie and Steve from their engagement session at Swarthmore College. They finally tied the knot this past summer with  friends, family and most importantly, their son Wyatt, all in attendance! Congratulations Stephanie and Steve and thank you for having me as a part of your day!

 

Ceremony & Reception: Tidewater Inn

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Florist: Monteray Farms

Hair & Makeup: Studio Two Salon

Bridal Salon: Van Cleve Bridal

 

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Cafe Madison Wedding

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I’m not sure what surprises me more – the fact that I haven’t blogged since the summer, or the fact this Ashley and Jeff’s Cafe Madison wedding was only the second full wedding I photographed in 2020. And it happened in August. This year has obviously been different for everyone and not one that any of us could have planned for. If anyone told me that after hitting my 2020 goal for weddings, that 90% of them would reschedule for next year, I would have said you were crazy. Yet here we are. I have only photographed 4 weddings that were actually meant to happen this year. Don’t get me wrong – I have been busy. I have had the pleasure of photographing a lot of minimonies and microweddings in backyards, beaches, and driveways. I even get to photograph those couples again next year for their full weddings! I am thrilled that Ashley and Jeff tied the knot this year, but I’m also a bit sad, because they are one of the few couples that I won’t be seeing again in 2021.

You might remember Ashley and Jeff from their NYC engagement session that we photographed in December 2019. It was a different world then as we wandered through Central Park, never even thinking that less than a year later everyone here would be wearing masks. Despite the crazy times we are living through, the newlyweds were able to hold their dream wedding this past August. Cafe Madison went above and beyond for Ashley, Jeff, and all of their couples. They set up a massive tent in their parking lot with fans and plenty of airflow. The tent and table setups were gorgeous and had the perfect string lighting accenting the high ceilings. I love seeing how resilient people and businesses are, and how so many people are making things work no matter what.

I loved working with this gorgeous couple and wish them both the happiest lives together, along with their dogs! Congratulations Ashley and Jeff!

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Ocean City Maternity Session

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This summer, shortly after the world started slightly reopening after quarantine, I had the pleasure of photographing my long time clients, and one of my favorite families. Julia and Essex have been with me since the very early stages of my photography business and I have had the joy of watching their family grow over the years. This fall they are going to welcome a baby boy into their family! But before then, we enjoyed an Ocean City maternity session to capture this brief time in their lives. We had a beautiful evening on the Ocean City beach near Gillian’s Wonderland and even got to dip our toes in the water! This session was so much fun and was just the perfect way to start shooting again after a gloomy spring pandemic.

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If you are interested in booking a maternity of family session please inquire about availability here.

Rachel & Matt – Engagement Session

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Not long before Rachel and Matt’s engagement session we had some pretty strong rain. I was so worried that we were going to have to reschedule. Normally rescheduling something one time happens, but in their case we already planned on doing their engagement photos but had to reschedule due to COVID and we had also rescheduled their wedding day. We definitely needed to get these photos done! So the storms thankfully cleared just in time for a great walk around Fairmount Park and the Art Museum, and for a perfect sunset on their friends’ rooftop deck. I loved the laid-back style of their engagement session and taking the time to really find some great locations. Wedding days don’t always provide enough time to really walk around explore. Rachel and Matt were also able to score some ice cream from Mr. Softee which made for some really cheesy yet adorable photos. I’m so excited for their September wedding and hopefully by then I’ll be able to understand Matt’s sarcasm 🙂

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Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! I would love to meet you and hear all about the details of your day. You can inquire about open dates here!

LBI Wedding

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You can add Stephanie and Kyle to the long list of couples’ weddings affected by the COVID pandemic. You might remember these two wonderful humans from their engagement session last summer. Well, their original dream plans were to have an LBI wedding, but their reality was to get married at Belle Voir Manor in Bensalem. I think it’s kind of ironic that after all of the stress of rescheduling, that they were actually able to have some form of their dream LBI wedding! The newlyweds were set to get married on  June 13th but postponed until July, and then had to postpone again to July of 2021. However, they still wanted to proceed with a micro wedding on the beach and I was more than willing to photograph it! I love Steph & Kyle, and their families too! It was the perfect little wedding on a perfect beach day! And it just made me even more excited to photograph their second wedding in 2021!

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Are you engaged? Congratulations! Reach out for more information regarding your wedding, microwedding, or elopement here!

 

NJ Engagement Session – Kristin and Megan

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Photographing Megan and Kristin’s NJ engagement session was one of the most fun sessions I ever had at a session! We struggled with thinking of exactly what to do for their session and when that happens I always recommend that we just imitate a typical day or favorite thing to do. In this case, bowling and breweries! We spent the afternoon bowling at Pinsetter’s then enjoying a few beers at the nearby Double Nickel Brewery. I truly felt like I was just hanging out with friends and had to keep reminding myself to take pictures and document the day! Their session was the last thing I photographed before quarantine which means I am officially 100% caught up on my blog. I spaced apart sharing my sessions because I wasn’t sure how long it would be until I photographed something new. I am pretty excited to say that starting next weekend I will finally be back out in the world, doing what I love – which is getting to know the amazing couples that chose me to photograph their engagements and weddings. And no offense to all of my other couples, but you have a lot to live up to after Megan & Kristin’s session! And can we all just cross our fingers that their wedding this fall (which is sure to be pretty incredible), and the many others that are scheduled, are not affected by the coronavirus and we can all go back to our normal lives? Ok thanks 🙂

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NJ Engagement session - lifestyle photography session at Double Nickel BreweryAre you recently engaged? Congratulations! Contact me here to discuss engagement sessions and weddings! Noreen Turner Photography specializes in weddings in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Jersey Shore, and Bucks County areas.

Philadelphia Microweddings

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What was once going against tradition, Philadelphia microweddings, elopements, and intimate gatherings are about to become much more popular. Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic which has just left everyone’s lives upside down, the wedding industry has also taken a huge hit. I admit that I was very naive when this all began and thought that my early through mid-summer couples would not have been affected. Now as we near closer to June I know how wrong I was. At this point, I don’t know when my next full wedding will happen. Many of my couples plan on getting married on the day they originally had planned but in a much different way. I want to share a few things for my own couples and also for anyone planning a smaller wedding in the near future – and it’s all good!

Philadelphia microweddings, elopements and intimate gatherings by Noreen Turner Photography

 

In Philadelphia there are so many great places that accommodate couples looking for a smaller affair, such as the Hotel Palomar. In the heart of the city, Hotel Palomar offers an excellent location close to Rittenhouse and their library provides a perfect spot for a first look, or family photos. There are so many great places to get married in Philadelphia!

 

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There is something so great and carefree about having a small wedding. You have the time to really talk with each of your guests while also having the freedom to really make sure that everyone gets photographed! No one gets lost in a small wedding.

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And when no one gets lost in a small wedding, that also means that (depending the location) your pets can be included!

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Time is on your side if you are planning to elope! Did you have your heart set on sunset photos? You have the freedom to really tailor your own timeline with a small wedding.

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In the end, and what I always tell my couples, is that what truly matters is you are getting married! Things always go wrong on a wedding day – big or small. Of course no one expected for things to go wrong at this magnitude but what matters and why we’re all here in the first place, is for you to say “I do”!

 

 

Are you recently engaged? Contact me here and we can discuss your plans – big or small! We have collections that can be tailored to exactly what you need.

 

Longwood Gardens Engagement

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I am so excited to finally share Patrice and Rob’s Longwood Gardens engagement session. After speaking with the future Mr. and Mrs. and planning their engagement session, they mentioned how they did not want photos in the city. I jokingly asked what it was that even attracted them to my work considering I love  working in Philadelphia! I knew Longwood Gardens would be a great option for their photos since the scenery is beautiful and there aren’t too many places that work for engagement photos in the winter. We lucked out with a gorgeous day although honestly, this winter was so mild that snow was never a real threat. I thought there session was a great start to my 2020 wedding and engagement season but we all know how that ended up, and their session instead was only one of two engagement sessions I was able to do so far this year. I am really looking forward to their August wedding at Belle Voir Manor and I’m praying that everything continues without any complications!

 

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Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! To find more about we I offer and if I’m available on your wedding day you can reach out here!