September 13, 2018Christen + Brian \\ WeddingAmerican Swedish Historical Museum | Philadelphia, PA

My last wedding for a few months… went out with a bang ;)

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First look time!

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Christen was SUCH A TROOPER and walked so far in her heels to make these next photos happen. Worth it.

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GUYS Christen’s mom made the flower girl’s dress. I can’t. IT’S SO CUTE.

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Placing Grandpa as bait is always a good bet :)

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I had to leave Christen and Brian’s wedding because the top of this champagne bottle cut my leg enough that I couldn’t stay. Aka a photographer’s WORST NIGHTMARE.

Christen didn’t know I was injured at this point, so don’t read her joyful face as sadistic :) She was just happy to be married!!

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My assistant drove me home where Kealan stitched me up (12 stitches!). Luckily, I had THE BEST possible team already on-site, and another friend and regular second shooter rushed to the scene to make sure Christen and Brian had coverage! I owe SO MUCH to Bridget and Lauren – these photos are theirs, and they did such a phenomenal job.

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Kealan was a speedy surgeon and I got to come back for the final hour of the party :)

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Christen and Brian, thank you for being SO GRACIOUS when I had to leave your special day. People like you make my job a joy. Everyone else, if you want some behind-the-scenes photos of Kealan being my personal doctor, check out the highlights of my insta-stories ;)

Vendors!

Ceremony + Reception – American Swedish Historical Museum \\ Caterer – Jeffrey A Miller Catering \\ Band – City Rhythm \\ Florist – Elegant Events \\ Hair – Happily Ever After Hair \\ Makeup – Dylan Michael Cosmetics \\ Dress – Global Bridal Gallery \\ Shoes – Badgley Mischka \\ Suits – Jos. A. Bank \\ Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Azazie \\ Officiant – Journeys of the Heart \\ Second Shooters – Bridget Massa & Lauren Allmond \\ Assistant – Alexandra Manns