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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

THE INN AT LAMBERTVILLE STATION WEDDING

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My career in photography has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people. If it wasn’t for Kara, a friend and fellow photographer, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to photograph Christina and Scott’s wedding at the Inn at Lambertville Station in New Jersey this past October. Christina is incredibly sweet and is Kara’s sister. Scott is sarcastic and funny but I know deep down had a soft side. Scott insisted that since this was their second marriage, it wouldn’t be like a traditional wedding and I reminded him of that comment while we waited for Christina to make her appearance at their first look! Like most second weddings Christina and Scott wanted most of the focus to be on family. We took so many family photos which I hope will be treasured by everyone for years to come.

Bride and Groom Prep: The Inn at Lambertville Station

Ceremony: The Inn at Lambertville Station

Reception: The Inn at Lambertville Station

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Florist: Connie McAllister

DJ – DN Entertainment

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

GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE WEDDING

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Lexi and Hank celebrated their new marriage alongside close friends and family for an intimate morning wedding at the Grounds for Sculpture. The weather was questionable for their morning outdoor ceremony but the sun eventually came out in perfect timing for Lexi and Hank to say “I do”. After the ceremony the new bride and groom took the time to personally see each guest before taking photos of their new combined family. Rat’s Restaurant welcomed everyone to a lovely brunch where a few close friends and even Lexi’s son, gave heartfelt toasts wishing happiness to the newlyweds.

 

Ceremony: Grounds for Sculpture

Reception: Rat’s Restaurant – Grounds for Sculpture

Photography: Noreen Turner Photography

Florist: Flowers by Hanna

Strings: Princeton String Quartet

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

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

 

 

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

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.

 

 

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

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

 

To book a wedding 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.

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.