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Philadelphia Courtyard Marriott Wedding Reception of Jen & Gino

After a small Thanksgiving break we are back! Here is the second installment of Jen and Gino’s beautiful wedding at Philadelphia Courtyard Marriott.Wedding details from wedding at Philadelphia Courtyard Marriott

You can see the happiness on their faces as they entered the room …Entrance of bride and groom at their weddingBride and groom first dance at Philadelphia Wedding at Courtyard Marriott

… as well as their grace as they danced for the first time as husband and wife.B&W images of the first dance of bride and groom at Philadelphia Courtyard MarriottB&W portrait of father and daughter danceMother and son dance

Jen and her friends goofing off in the photoboothBride and guests photobooth portraits during wedding reception

Everybody had a great time the entire night …

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I love this caricature of Jen and Gino …

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Philadelphia Wedding of Jen & Gino

I really enjoyed and had a good time photographing Jen and Gino’s engagement session and I knew the wedding will be the same. Well, the wedding was even better. Jen was radiant (despite of the unusual cold weather we had) during the entire day.wedding detailsbride getting ready and putting her own makeupbride getting ready being helped by her mother and bridemaidsbride portrait while getting readybride portrait with bridesmaids holding gown

Dad was sporting some cool socks (in fact, all the guys in the wedding party had them).

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Jen taking a peek right before walking down the isle…

bride peaking through doors waiting in the church to walk down the isle

 

And dad … well, I don’t think this needs any commentary:)

father of the bride waiting for bride and holding her bouquet

 

Proud dad walking Jen down the isle …

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And a portrait of the wonderful couple in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (did I mention it was in the thirties outside? … thank you for braving the cold Jen and Gino).

bride and groom portrait in front of cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul in philadelphia

 

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The Intimate Wedding of Madeline and Todd

I love my job. Even though I photographed hundreds of weddings over the years, each one is different than the next. From 500 guests to an intimate wedding like Madeline and Todd’s. And to top it off, Madeline was so relaxed and not phased one bit about the change in plans. The ceremony and portraits were to be done in a beautiful park setting. Mother nature thought otherwise.

DIY wedding decorations and bride bouquetmom helping bride getting readyb&w images of sister helping bride getting ready

A non-traditional wedding … a non-traditional bride … a non-traditional wedding dress …

fun outdoor bride portrait with a halloween background

 

Did I mention that Madeline was not phased by the rain? … here she is laying down to take pictures with her nephew … the rain just stopped.

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groom and grandmother portrait outdoors

 

The best accessories for a bridesmaid …

fun bridesmaid portrait

This was a new one for me: guests were leaving their fingerprints and thoughts on a handmade painting. Pretty cool.

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After the ceremony, we stopped by an abandoned train station for some portraits …

bridal party portrait at abandoned train station

 

As always, we end with a portrait of the happy couple.

bride and groom portrait outdoors under a tree

 

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