March 20, 2012
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in working with couples on their wedding day, we get the opportunity to get know them really well. between planning meetings, e-sessions and venue visits we have formed friendships leading up to their big day.we are blessed by just how many of our clients remain in our day to day┬álives as cherished friends after wedding day and kelly and alex are no exception. since their wedding, we have had the pleasure of photographing kelly’s brother kevin’s wedding to katelyn in philadelphia – and speaking of that wedding, it was the beginning of a wonderful surprise. kevin and katelyn’s july wedding day was hot – and not just ‘july’ hot -┬árecords were set that day for heat index and humidity. so while we were shooting the bridal party in love park in downtown philadelphia, I knew everyone was, let’s say, overly warm. but suddenly I looked at kelly and it was clear she was going to pass out at any minute. alex steadied her and she drank some water and was better, but still a little shaky. I wrote it off to the heat and was relieved when she seem just like new at the reception. fast forward a few weeks and I get the best news in my inbox – she and alex were expecting! they had known at the wedding, but were saving the news for a little while longer. I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her maternity portraits and as the time grew closer, we started talking clothing and locations. baby daniel, however had other plans. a week before we were thinking of shooting her maternity session, daniel decided he wanted to meet everyone a little ahead of schedule and made an early appearance. kelly told me later that while she was in labor and delivery that she told the nurses that she couldn’t be in labor because she still had maternity photos to take and that she had even bought a dress just for it :) needless to say, I was just as happy that the maternity session had turned into a newborn session and meeting this little guy with the full head of hair was the perfect way to start off spring.

I am so happy for you all and can’t wait for our next session! xo