Claire & Doug’s Awesomely Athletic Engagement Session
Meet Doug & Claire. Claire is a friend of ours from way back, so when she contacted us to shoot her wedding, we were thrilled! She & Doug are an amazing couple — fun-loving, incredibly positive, and all smiles and laughs 🙂
We started off their engagement session with a few photos at a beautiful covered bridge near their home in West Chester, PA.
Cool story: Claire is wearing her grandmother’s wedding ring as her engagement ring. Claire & Doug are both triathletes, so they spend a lot of time together training for events. When Doug proposed, he knew that she didn’t need another ring, so he bought her some amazing new racing gear for her bike & a beautiful Pandora bracelet. Each charm on her bracelet has a very personal meaning for her, including the one that tells their engagement story!
Since these two spend so much of their time training together, (they’ve even done Ironman competitions!), we had to include a little bit in their engagement shoot!
These two totally belong on a Wheaties box!
Claire and Doug, thanks for the awesome adventure! Stay tuned for their wedding at Mendenhall Inn next August!
Tiffanee & Marcus are an über-cool couple, and today, they prove it. Tiffanee is a friend from high school, and when she came to meet with us for a consult, decided our house would be perfect for their shoot! We added in Browns Branch park and threw down for some fun mini-hike photos on the trail!
To the Leafo Fan-o, be sure to keep an eye out for their wedding, we should be posting about that one soon!
Gina & Nick’s Airplane Engagement Photography
When we first met Nick & Gina, we knew it would be a good fit. They’re laid back, they love the beach, and they’re totally awesome! They’re also having their wedding catered by one of our favorite restaurants at the beach — Nage! We decided to meet there, because we love having a good excuse to grab a prime rib burger 🙂
After chatting them up about their interests (both are runners, so they had a lot of stories to swap with Leif about the Warrior Dash, Run For Your Lives, and Tough Mudder!), we started talking about ideas for their engagement photos. Get this — these two actually met on a PLANE! They are both incredibly kind, and they met while both were helping other people. Gina was helping an elderly woman walk through the aisle to the restroom, and Nick was taking care of a co-worker who was feeling less than stellar. While waiting in line, they struck up a conversation, and sparks flew! After the flight, the two parted ways and Nick kicked himself for not grabbing her number. Fate intervened once again! They actually shared the same plane on the return flight, and Nick spotted Gina right at the end when she was letting people go ahead of her in line (once again, brought together by helping others!).
WHAT AN AWESOME STORY!!!!! Seriously, chills. I mean, with a story like that, our fate was pretty much sealed, too — we HAD to tie that in with their engagement shoot! Luckily, we have some incredibly awesome friends who were generous enough to hook us up with a sweet biplane for the photo session, and the rest is history! Check it out!
Nick and Gina, thank you so much for sharing your amazing story with us! We can’t wait to see you again for your beach wedding in Delaware this September!
Nina & Paul’s Glasgow Park Engagement Session
Hey guys!! I know it’s been a while — we have been SUPER busy over the last few months and I am so excited to finally share everything with you! Keep checking in, because we will be blogging like crazy with tons of cool weddings & engagements from all over the east coast! I wanted to start back today with a sweet engagement session right here in Delaware. Check out our adventures at Glasgow Park in Newark with the fabulous Nina & Paul!
Loving these colors. Isn’t her hair amazing?? (Yours, too, Paul — you know we have an affinity for Gingers!)
Smooches & lashes
Nina was so excited when she discovered all of the barns & cool backdrops at the park. Nice find, lady!
These two are the perfect combination of laid back & bubbly — you would never guess that they were modeling with only 3 hours of sleep. Thanks for such a fantastic shoot, guys!
Keep your eyes on the blog for their gorgeous wedding at the Hilton in Christiana this May 🙂
Kristen & Erik’s Engagement Session
You may remember these two from Rob & Jamie’s ridiculously fun Key West wedding. Erik is the bride’s brother, and he & Kristen actually got engaged while they were in Florida for the wedding! We had a blast getting to know them that week, and when they asked us to be their wedding photographers, we were SO excited! These two are silly, sweet, and have some serious movie quoting abilities. What’s not to love??
1. Our couple is awesome.
2. The old steel mill is a huge part of the town’s history. It helped build the world’s first Ferris wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the Golden Gate Bridge!
3. This area was inside a paid admission festival, blocked by a carnival ride, fenced off, and in a “No Trespassing” area. Many, many thanks to all three levels of security who were kind enough to let us in for one great shot!
4. Our couple is awesome!
Kristen & Erik, thanks again for the amazing adventure in your gorgeous town. We can’t wait for your destination wedding in Puerto Rico next summer!
Remember Anna & Tai-Jin’s adorable engagement session? Here’s a little sneak peek from their wedding 🙂
Stay tuned — we can’t wait to share all of the gorgeous details and hilarious antics from this California couple’s fantastic destination wedding in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!
Maren & Ryan are an awesome couple. They currently live in Michigan, where Ryan is a top-notch college field hockey coach and Maren plays professional field hockey for the USA women’s team! Despite their busy schedules & frequent long-distance commutes, they’ve managed to maintain a laid-back attitude about everything. Their positive energy and quirky creativity is contagious, and it permeated every detail of their wedding day to make an event that was absolutely unique to them!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Maren’s Seychelles bridal shoes!!
The ladies finished getting ready at the Lewes Historical Society.
An absolutely gorgeous day at Canalfront Park in Lewes!
A very sweet sand ceremony. Maren’s dad is the Mayor of Lewes, so he was able to officiate their ceremony. So cool!
Maren’s gorgeous flowers designed by Silk & Sands Florist.
All of the tables were adorned with wild flowers, and chalkboard menus labeled all of the choices provided for guests (16 mile –yummy!!). Every amazing detail was perfect & unique thanks to Make My Day Event Planning.
Yummy hors d’oeurves from Plate catering.
Congratulations, you gorgeous newlyweds!! Thanks so much for inviting us to photograph your wedding — it was an absolutely fantastic, fun, beautiful day!
Event Planning: Make My Day
Flowers: Silk & Sands Florist
Tent: CRH Tented Events
Ceremony Location: Canalfront Park
Reception Location: Lewes Historical Society
Photography: Leafo Photo, of course!
Rob & Jamie are perfect for each other.
A bold statement, I know. Let me explain.
Rob is one of our best friends, and we were with him on the night when he ran into Jamie again at the pub. They’d been friends for years & he’d always had a crush on her, but the timing just never seemed right and they lost touch. He literally GUSHED about her all night after their 30-second chat at the bar. Little did we know that she would become his future Mrs.! They balance each other incredibly well & are absolutely head-over-heels in love — true soul mates 🙂
We were so happy when they announced their engagement earlier this year, and we had a blast at their laid-back outdoor wedding. Here are a few of our favorite memories from their big day!
They had an intimate, heartfelt wedding ceremony under the big oak tree at Trap Pond.
They wrote their own vows, which turned out to be awesome, sweet, and absolutely hilarious. “I love how Jamie stays up late to watch UFC with me, even though she usually falls asleep before the main event.”
Congratulations, Rob and Jamie!! We love you guys & it was truly an honor to be part of your wedding day. Thanks for being awesome!!
You may remember Andy & Suzanna from their beachy engagement session last summer. Their big day finally rolled around, and the Rehoboth Beach Country Club was buzzing with excitement!
Congratulations, Andy & Suzanna! Thanks again for inviting us to be part of your wedding day — we had a blast capturing your memories!!
Tim + Kelly
We know Mr. Mannino through his work in web and design. Tim is a co-founder of Kettul, a company that develops some pretty sweet Drupal-based websites for designers who don’t understand the geeky end of web — an awesome setup when you’re more art than computer!
Anyhow, Tim contacted us even before he proposed to his beautiful bride-to-be! Kelly hails out of England, and is a geek for all things geology. We totally think she rocks! (Sorry for the bad pun). Tim was visiting Kelly in the UK, and as they toured the Natural History Museum in London, he popped the question in front of the statue of Charles Darwin, one of Kelly’s all-time favorite scientists. You can tell these two are smart and love their craft!
Now that they’re living full-time in the United States, it only made sense to shoot their engagement in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
So sweet. When you’re around these two, it’s very obvious they are über in-tune with each other. These lovebirds first met when they were teens, and Tim told his family he was going to marry her. Years later, they were able to get back in touch & their chemistry crossed oceans to bring Tim’s prediction to fruition. Somebody is a bit clairvoyant!
Thanks so much for including us in your story, Tim & Kelly! Everyone keep an eye out for their wedding in Boston, Massachusetts!