There is a reason my clients will always be the most special part of this job. Yes— wedding photography is about pictures, dresses, flowers, pretty plates and big band music. But it is ENTIRELY about people and their stories. That said, I LOVE when I can turn childhood friends and family into clients. Values, connections, and similar perspectives are game changers when it comes to picking an engagement and wedding photographer.
It’s all full circle.
Amanda and I grew up in the same neighborhood and drifted into some of the same activities. The big one being theatre. Our neighborhood was just 40 minutes outside Philadelphia and we both went to Great Valley High School. Theatre was taken very seriously at our school; it was next level. To this day I think Amanda and I would both take any chance we could to sing the praises of our directors that made it all happen. We are so grateful to have had such a special experience!
As early as fifth grade, Amanda was leading the pack on stage as Annie. Come high school she was leading in musicals like South Pacific and dramas like Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Meanwhile, I fell in love with directing and producing. I started a summer theatre with all of our neighborhood crew and ended up helping direct in high school. Who of course, lead some of my first casts? Amanda!
FLASH FORWARD to 2020—- Amanda gets engaged right as I transition my career in television to wedding photography and she leads a Broadway stage as Glinda in Wicked! Yes, this is real life! Is that not the perfect full circle story where your worlds collide? Thank you, Universe!
It was QUITE cold when we all met up in NYC to shoot. Despite the chill and Amanda and Andrew feeling a little under the weather, it was truly an afternoon of laughing, reminiscing, and super lovely pics. A big thank you from me to these two—what a treat!
Where we are today
Amanda just launched a podcast where she invites guests to share stories and conversations for the heart, mind and a good amount of laughter.
I was a featured guest on one of her episodes. Listen to our conversation about generous creativity, pivoting your career path, and expert tips for your wedding day.
Engagement session inspiration
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