A little info about me! I am a high energy, newly married, smitten husband to my gorgeous, book-nerd, analytical, math-loving, super supportive wife. I am a new father of one beautiful little girl. We are spreading our roots in a small suburb just outside Philadelphia. We love our 100 year old home and all its quirks, hosting a good party, the beach, reading, and eating at Olive Garden way too often.
I have a love for the color combination blue & yellow, running, bicycling, vegetarian foods, a good pair of jeans, and ALL things Harry Potter (we planned our honeymoon around Harry Potter world at Universal Studios). My brain runs at 1,000 miles an hour. I have a new-found enjoyment for writing. And, in all honesty, my favorite part of being a wedding photographer is seeing the excitement on my couples’ faces when they hold their wedding album for the first time.
I photograph weddings locally in Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, New York City, and New Jersey. Weddings have taken me all over the United States from the coast of Massachusetts to the summer heat of Savannah, Georgia and from the inner harbor of Baltimore, Maryland to the peaks of Boulder, CO. I’ve also photographed weddings internationally in Germany, Spain, Jamaica, Mexico, and Curaçao! I’ve been listed in the Top 100 Photographers in the World by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and I’ve received awards from Fearless Photographers, ISPWP, and the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).
If you like what you see, for more info write to me or give me a call at 610-462-9392. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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We’ll set up a time to connect to discover a little about the two of you and see if we’re a good fit. Meaningful photographs start with a great connection.
Through our conversations I’ll be able to suggest a package that suits your wedding needs. Most of my couples typically invest between $4000 and $7000. All packages includes at least 8 hours of wedding day photography and a custom wedding album that’s the ultimate representation of your wedding day.
Consider the future value you will receive from each item as you plan your wedding budget. The food and flowers maybe last a day. The DJ/band plays for one evening. The dress is tucked away and maybe seen once again. Your wedding album, however, is a testament to your love for your children’s children. It carries meaning long after you’re gone.
We love your work, how do we book you for our wedding?!
Easy! Just shoot me an email from the contact page and I will give you a call! We will chat a little about you, your wedding, and what you are looking for when it comes to photography! Once we've ironed out the details, I'll send you a link to a password protected website where you can sign my agreement and pay the deposit. Everything is done online and takes 10 minutes and after that, you can count on me to be there on the most anticipated day of your lives!
How do you describe your style?
I consider myself like a family historian mixed with a fine artist. My primary goal is to is to capture your wedding day exactly as it unfolds naturally. While I take a very active approach to helping my couples plan their wedding day, I do my best to blend in an interfere as little as possible. Because after all, those quick, in-between candid moments are the ones you will want to remember years from now. When it comes time for portraits, I will offer direction and help pose you to create images that will delight and surprise you for years to come!
Are you a member of any professional assocations for photographers?
What's the deal with a second photographer?
I personally created each photograph on my website but I work with a second photographer often, especially as some weddings can be large and complex. Special moments can happen simultaneously at different locations, so a second photographer is a great way to gain another perspective and more comprehensive coverage of every moment from prep, through the reception. A second photographer is not always necessarily, but it as always a great investment for your wedding.
We'd love to meet you but we don't live near Philadelphia. Is there an alternative?
Many of my couples hire me without and in-person meeting. Email can be very thorough but I always love to chat on the phone or on Skype. I've had many first meetings over Skype and FaceTime. Recently, one of my couples was broadcasting from Colorado, so all of my meetings happened when they got home from work or 10pm my time! Regardless of the medium in which we connect, it all comes back to comfort on your wedding day, and great communication is the first step.
Should I give you a shot list?
If you look through an entire wedding gallery that I've photographed, you'll notice that my coverage is very thorough. You'll see photos of all the details - the dress, jewelry, shoes, flowers, and reception decor, as well as special people and groups. There's no need to give me a shot list. The only list I will request is one for all your family formals.
Do you edit and retouch our images?
I take a lot of photographs on your wedding day and with your trust, I loosely edit them down to the 600-900 that best represent your wedding day. Then, I go through each image and adjust the color and density, soften skin, remove blemishes and any distractions, so the final images you see are just right.
How long will it take till we see our photographs after our wedding?
I treat your images like what they are, family heirlooms that will be treasured for a lifetime and beyond. Because I take great care while editing your wedding, your photographs will be available 6-8 weeks after your wedding. At that time, they will be posted to an online gallery for your family and friends to see!
Are you insured?
Most definitely yes. This is important not only because many venues require it, but also for peace of mind.
How far do you travel and do you do destinations?
Weddings have taken me to three countries, one across the big pond, and all throughout the United States! Primarily based in Philadelphia for weddings, a destination for me is considered anywhere outside of my normal service area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. Below is a list of a bunch of places I've photographed! So, whether you’re wondering if I will travel to you, or if you’re traveling for your wedding, I’d love tell your story just like you were home.