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JG DOMESTIC WEDDING

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I have so many favorites from Chelsea and Tony’s wedding! Their day was a bit hectic due to some crazy traffic in the city but when you have a bride like Chelsea that has every gorgeous detail planned perfectly a little traffic is no big deal. The new Mr. and Mrs. had the most gorgeous sunny day for their wedding and celebrated alongside close friends and family at JG Domestic in Philadelphia. Garces Events ran the whole day perfectly as well as all of the other vendors that Chelsea and Tony chose for their day! Enjoy!

 

Bride and Groom Prep: The Study University City

Ceremony: JG Domestic

Reception: JG Domestic

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Videographer: Domino Productions

Florist: Beautiful Blooms

DJ: Center Stage Entertainment

Hair Stylist: Capelli & Trucco

Makeup: Capelli & Trucco

Bridal Salon: Tesi Bridal

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse

 

 

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HAMILTON MANOR WEDDING

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Sometimes  I struggle with what to write in these blog posts and the main reason is because I just can’t repeat how awesome a couple is, over and over again. So I sit here just thinking that Ashley and Dan are awesome and I can’t come up with anything else to say that would do any justice. Their Hamilton Manor wedding was full of all of the moments you want to see during a wedding – emotion, laughter, hilarious antics from family members, and mummer umbrellas. Let’s just start with the bridal prep where everyone had Mean Girls themed shirts on. Amazing. Then we got to Ashley’s first look with her dad complete with high fives. On to the ceremony where Ashley’s sister and maid of honor was a tad overzealous when it came to fluffing the dress but had us all cracking up about it. And we can’t forget the reception where Ashley’s dad unbuttoned his dress shirt to reveal a Spiderman costume underneath and “webbed” everyone. I won’t even get into the hilariously inappropriate best man and maid of honor speeches! The day was overall gray and gloomy but left only the brightest and most cheerful memories. Congratulations Ashley and Dan!!

 

Bridal Prep: Fairy Godmother’s

Makeup:  A.Muse Artistry – Jennifer Surovick

Ceremony: Church of the Incarnation

Reception: Hamilton Manor

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Erin Salzano

Videographer: Nicolette Anderson

Florist: DFW Event Designs

DJ – Center Stage Entertainment

Hair Stylist: Lisa Siano

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Bridal Salon: Brides and Grooms Inc.

 

 

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MOUNT HOLLY NJ FAMILY PHOTO SESSION

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I am pretty sure I lost count of how many sessions I have done with this wonderful family but I do know that this is by far the best one we have had together! We have definitely had our share of sessions where I’m sure mom and dad left wondering if we got ANY good photos. This time there was no doubt – Hudson and Jackson were full of smiles and laughter. They loved exploring the grounds at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly and they loved tackling mom, smothering her with love and kisses!

 

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BLACK BASS HOTEL ELOPEMENT

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I truly love when couples know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to go against the norm and pursue their own version of a perfect wedding day. Rachel and Tom first reached out to me and weren’t quite sure of where they wanted to tie the knot but they knew they wanted it to be outside in nature. After making a decision, the Black Bass Hotel came up weeks later. We changed course and never looked back. The Black Bass Hotel in Bucks County was the perfect location for their intimate, fall elopement. The short ceremony was officiated by a great friend and as soon as they said “I Do”, their family all ran up to give hugs!  We took photos out on the bride behind the Black Bass and a few more on the grounds near the ceremony location. Afterwards Rachel and Tom enjoyed lunch with their family. It was pretty much a perfect day – no fuss, no stress, but all of the love you can imagine.

 

Ceremony and Luncheon Location: The Black Bass Hotel

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Officiant: Chrissy Higgins

 

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ABINGTON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Moms and Dads and whoever is out there reading this, I want to let you know that you don’t need the most picturesque park with the perfect barn or weathered fencing to have gorgeous family photos. All you need is your family and something you love. This adorable foursome is serious about baseball so when they said they wanted family photos to celebrate their 3 and 1 year olds at a baseball diamond in Abington, I was definitely on board! After playing a little bit of t-ball we did what happens in every family session which is take a walk and play! We walked on bleachers, ran the bases, played in the grass and had a great time. While there may be plenty of Abington family photography sessions, I’m sure there aren’t too many quite like this, and the same goes for this kind and caring family of four!

 

To book a family session with Noreen Turner Photography please inquire using this form on my site.

FALL WEDDING AT READING TERMINAL MARKET

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There are so many reasons to love this job and two of them are Alisha and Rick. I can’t say enough good things about them. From our first meeting together to discuss their fall wedding at Reading Terminal Market, to our correspondence before the wedding and then on the actual day, they were awesome to work with and a joy to be around. In the morning I met Alisha and her family at her home while she got ready for the big day. I loved chatting with her dad while photographing details and feeling like a member of the family! Rick and Alisha chose to do their first look and some portraits at their home, which is also where Rick grew up. They also signed their marriage certificate at the same dining room table that was a part of Rick’s childhood home. It was important to the happy couple that their home was used in their photos before heading into the city for their wedding.

After arriving in the city we took cover from a little bit of rain and took several family photos at the Courtyard Marriott and City Hall. Afterwards our Bride and Groom and her newly engaged sister and soon-to-be-brother-in-law walked to Love Park for a few more portraits. After waiting in traffic caused by the naked bike race we finally were able to finish up our bride and groom portraits in Rittenhouse Square. Finally it was time for the ceremony with Rick served as the officiant which made it that much more special. The bride’s sister Nicole said a few words before announcing Rick and Alisha as husband and wife!

Reading Terminal weddings always vary between couples and I love seeing how mine use the space as a blank canvas to create exactly what they want. Alisha and Rick chose classic white linens, gold chiavari chairs, and simple greenery with white candles as their decor which pairs amazingly well with the industrial vibe of the market. The new Mr. and Mrs. started the party with their first dance to Sea of Love by Cat Power and then ultimately broke into a high-paced choreographed dance to Now That We Found Love by Heavy D, which will go down as my favorite first dance ever! The rest of the night was full of laughter, dancing, amazing food and drinks, and a great celebration of our newlyweds.

Congratulations Rick & Alisha!!

Bridal Gown: Rosa Clara at BHLDN
Ceremony: Reading Terminal Market
Reception: Reading Terminal Market
Wedding Planner: Bree Tomar at All About Events
Florist: Fabufloras
DJ: Rhythmix Entertainment
Hair Stylist: Nicole Lacek
Makeup Artist: Maria Allegretti
Groom’s Suit: Indochino
Photography: Noreen Turner Photography
Photo Locations: Philadelphia City Hall, Courtyard Marriott, Love Park, and Rittenhouse Square
Jewelry: L Priori Jewelry
Invitations: Hooray Creative

 

 

To book a wedding with Noreen Turner Photography please inquire using this form on my site.

ATLANTIC CITY WEDDING

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This job as a wedding photographer is pretty incredible but it does have moments where you feel like a complete failure. It’s difficult to meet couples that end up booking with other photographers but you have to keep reminding yourself that the couples you are meant to work with are out there. I had a previous inquiry for Nichole and Kyle’s wedding date that didn’t work out and I’m so glad that I ended having this day open! It just so happens to be the same day as my own wedding anniversary. Nichole and Kyle’s Atlantic City wedding was just fantastic. The intimate brunch reception followed a short and sweet ceremony where the couple said “I do” in front of close friends, family, and most importantly, their daughters.

Everyone had a blast dancing away the afternoon and enjoying amazing food provided by Carmine’s at the Tropicana. After the reception was over we strolled over to the Atlantic City boardwalk, taking photos of the bridal party and ending the day with photos of the new Mr. and Mrs. Messina!

Congratulations to the happy couple and their families and thank you for having me as a part of your day!

Hotel: Tropicana Hotel
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Ceremony: Carmine’s
Reception: Carmine’s
DJ: DJ Tony
Hair and Makeup: Kristen Kramer
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

 

 

To book a wedding with Noreen Turner Photography please inquire using this form on my site.

OLD CITY PHILADELPHIA ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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It’s always awesome when couples want engagement photos. It’s a major bonus when the bride and groom to-be show up perfectly styled! This Old City Philadelphia engagement session couldn’t have worked out any better. The weather cooperated which was rare for the summer we had and the locations were perfect! We started out in Elfreth’s Alley which is close to the couple’s home. I loved exploring areas that they have never visited despite living so close! After a quick outfit change we walked down to Race Street Pier and were able to catch the beautiful pastel sunset. I had such a great time getting to know Chelsea and Tony during our walk around the city and am really looking forward to their wedding at JG Domestic this October!

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PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS INDIAN WEDDING

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Welcome to my new favorite photo shoot! Do I say that I every time I do a session? Perhaps…but seriously, this one was incredible. I loved working with this amazing team of wedding professionals to create this styled Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Indian Wedding. PAFA is branching out and accommodating more and more Indian brides in the Philadelphia area so this styled shoot was a great way to show what they can offer in terms of ceremonies, receptions, and especially sangeets. This rockstar team really went above and beyond and made this shoot what it is and I can’t be more appreciative of their amazing skills!

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Venue: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair

Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant

Event Design and Florals: Lax States

Accessories: Simitri Designs

Model: Gopi – Squats and Swatches

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We started the day with portraits of our stunning model, Gopi. Gopi wore a traditional cream and gold lehenga for these portraits. We were able to use the rooftop at PAFA for the first part of the day. I loved this because so many weddings and portraits happen during the brightest parts of the day and many times photographers are left to figure out how to work in that bright full sun. In these photos I just accepted the full sun and used it to show that you can still make great portraits on a bright and sunny summer day.

We didn’t last too long outside because the heat was intense and poor Gopi was wearing about 30 pounds of beading. We made our way to the historic building first to showcase their stunning interior.

The possibilities of working inside the historic building are endless and I could have spent the entire day there! I had to wrap things up though so we could head over the modern building and see what the team at Lax States created! Lax States set up the most perfect event decor. The colors, textures, florals and every little detail worked together to flawlessly create the setups you see here.

These setups would primarily be used for sangeets, ceremonies, or even mendhi ceremonies.

I may have gotten a little sidetracked here when the idea popped into my head to showcase the view from the Annenberg Gallery.

Back to these gorgeous setups …

We ended the day by coming full circle and going back to the historic building just to show the versatility of the spaces and the event decor. Lax States brought over pieces from the sangeet setup over to the the hallway near the rotunda and we were able to capture these gorgeous photos.

Thank you again to all of the vendors that collaborated on this project!

To inquire about Indian or American wedding collections and availability please contact Noreen using the website here.

NEW YORK CITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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This New York City engagement session topped off one crazy “vacation” week for me. I use the term vacation loosely because while I took off from my day job (did you all know I have a day job? I do and it’s pretty cool but very different from photography), I had a full week of shoots and vacation-esque activities planned.

Day one of my vacation involved heading to the Big Apple for this lovely engagement session! Now if you haven’t caught on yet, I am obsessed with big cities. I love the architecture and that amazing feeling when you really think about how people, like you and me, built something so incredible. When Carrie asked if I would go to New York to photograph their engagement session there was no doubt in my mind that I would do it.

Carrie & Pat are seriously an amazing couple. Smart, down-to-earth, and all-around awesome people. The day of their session was HOT and muggy and just plain gross. Can you tell? Nope! They were awesome to work with and didn’t complain once about the heat and instead made jokes about it!

We started here at the Highlines Park. The elevated railway was a bit more narrow than I imagined but we were able to make some cool photos along the side stairwells and also when the crowds thinned out for a few seconds.

After leaving the Highlines we walked to La Colombe for a pick-me-up and outfit change!

This area used to be a train station in the meatpacking district but has been renovated to include La Colombe and some other shops. It is closed on the weekends so we were able to take advantage of the free space and air conditioning!

Since I had to head back to my bus by a certain time in order to make it home, we decided to continue our walk, mimicking one of the walks Pat & Carrie would take around their neighborhood together. We considered walking along the Hudson River but the sun was still pretty high and I wasn’t confident we would get great photos there. We tried to stop into the Javits Center but were quickly told that we couldn’t take photos there. Luckily just around the corner was this cute little park which barely had any crowds!

It also had a great view! Although when you’re in New York, are you ever without an amazing view?

I also want to note that I didn’t pose them like this, they just sat down and I told them to get comfortable – how adorable are they??

And finishing the session with one last city backdrop…

Carrie and Patrick are getting married in March 2019 at Hotel Du Village in Pennsylvania. I can’t want to see what their wedding day has in store!

And while I’m not going to share posts from my “vacation” which included a short trip to Longport, NJ for some relaxation on the beach, and a slightly longer trip to North Carolina to visit my in-laws, I will eventually be sharing one epic styled shoot at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts!

Noreen Turner Photography specializes in Philadelphia weddings and engagement sessions but also works in New Jersey, the Jersey Shore, Bucks County,  Delaware, and now New York City.

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