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Angela + AJ – Ballroom at The Ben

 as seen on NewsWorks

I first met Angela and AJ last July when they came to talk about their June 9, 2012 wedding. They were planning a big celebration – getting ready at AKA Rittenhouse, a church wedding, big bridal party,  formals at 30th Street Station, The Art Museum, Broad Street and ending at their reception site, The Ballroom at The Ben.  AJ’s family was traveling from Nigeria to join Angela’s family for the big day.  Lots of organizing would need to happen to make it all run smoothly.  Of course, me getting to ride in the Rolls Royce sealed the deal as far as I was concerned about being their photographer!  June 9th was a widely popular wedding date this year and there were other couples interested in the day.  I was really happy when they turned their car around after leaving my studio and came back and booked.

During the year leading up to the wedding, they came to one of my art openings where I was showing my non-silver photography.  It’s always nice to get to know people I will be photographing as it allows me to understand them better, therefore  making photographing them easier.  Angela and AJ were easy to get to know.  It was no surprise when they later agreed to let a cameraman from NewsWorks shadow us on their wedding day, to film a piece A day in the life of a Philadelphia wedding photographer.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them!  Many thanks to Heather Fowler for once again being a fabulous second photographer and Dave Tavani for making me look good in his images for NewsWorks.

Cousin Tommy Rosario did Angela’s hair.

Gown by Priscilla of Boston.

Flowers by Carl Alan Floral Designs, rings MS Diamonds Los Angeles.

Jimmy Choos!!

The Rolls!!

Angela wanted to do her bridal party formals at 30th Street Station.  After the more traditional shots, we decided we need to have a little fun.  I borrowed a vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase from a friend and turned the bridal party into commuters.

When you have a good second photographer, they get shots like these next two.

If you listened to the NewsWorks a day in the life of a Philadelphia wedding photographer piece and heard me yelling “roll your window down”, it was to get this shot.  Good thing I have a loud enough voice that they heard me through the glass!

Angela’s friend Jose Rodriguez was the DJ.

Cake by Classic Cake Company.

See the slideshow below for more of the wedding………..

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