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Wilmington Delaware Wedding Photographers: Museum of Natural History

Category : delaware, engagement, Maryland, photography, photojournalist, weddingNo Comments 路 by Jan 26th, 2013

Brad + Sheila’s Wilmington, Delaware Wedding

Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since we’ve blogged — things have been super busy around here! Leif wanted me to blog this week, and since it is his birthday week, and Brad and Sheila did tell us they’d love to be featured on our blog, prepare yourselves for some seriously fabulous photo-liciousness.

Wilmington-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Autumn Apple Orchard Engagement PhotoWhen we first did the engagement session with Sheila & Brad at Millburn Orchards in Elkton, we knew they’d be a fun couple! (I already knew Brad from our dorm days at the University of Delaware. We were neighbors back in the day & he realized it was me after they contacted us to book the wedding! Small world!). These two are sweet, silly, and absolutely head over heels in love!

Elkton-Maryland-Orchard-Engagement-PhotosP.S. These were seriously some of the most amazing apples we’ve ever tasted! We brought home a huge bag — delicious!

Silly-Delaware-EngagementSuper cute, guys!

Delaware-Autumn-Engagement-Photo, Couple KissingSo beautiful! Obviously, we were beyond stoked to hang out again when their wedding day rolled around!

Delaware-Bridal-PhotographySheila looked stunning as we headed over to the Dupont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington to shoot a few pre-ceremony images.

Wilmington-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Bridesmaids posing on bridgeThe girls looked gorgeous all bundled up in their matching travel blankets.

Wilmington-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Groomsmen wearing beard hatsThe boys were bundled up, too — rock the beards, fellahs!

Quirky-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, groomsmen posing on turtle statueBest. Models. Ever. No words can describe the level of awesomeness here.

Delaware-Wedding-PhotographyCool designs for their programs!

Creative-Weddings-Delaware, Dinosaur Fossil Wedding SignThey were serious about their seating arrangement. Grr!

Best-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Guest taking photos at weddingIn case you were wondering about the location of their wedding, these two chose the absolutely gorgeous, ridiculously cool Delaware Museum of Natural History!

Delaware-Museum-Wedding, Bride walking down aisle

Beautiful-Delaware-Wedding-Photography, Groom sees bride walking down aisle

New-Castle-Delaware-Wedding-Photographer, Ceremony Reading


Best-Delaware-Photographer, Wedding Couple KissingSmooches! Great job lingering, guys! 馃槈

Candid-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Couple Kissing

Wilmington-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Couple posing in front of museum of natural historyGotta take a couple minutes and capture the location!

Amazing-Wedding-Photographers-Delaware, Silly Couple PhotoNecessary shot: posing to match the tigress maiming and devouring the antelope.

Creative-Delaware-Weddings, Glasses Wedding FavorGeek chic wedding favors: glasses glasses!

Quirky-Wedding-Photographers, Creative CakesJust in case you didn’t notice their wedding cake topper — look again.

Creative-Wedding-Cakes-Delaware, Narwhal cake toppersThanks, Mr. Narwhal! (and Mrs.!)

Best-Wedding-Photographers-Delaware, Couple cutting cake

Delaware-Wedding-Receptions, SaxophoneParty time!!

Awesome-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Bride playing air guitar with teethRockin’ out on the air guitar. With. Her. TEETH. Love it!!!

Unique-Delaware-Weddings, Couple Dancing at receptionI throw my hands up in the air sometimes, saying AAAAA-YO!

Brad & Sheila, thank you so much for having us out to be part of your big day. You two are a warm, silly, fun-loving and each-other-loving couple who made the whole day a blast. We hope each day of your marriage is better than the last. Congratulations!!

Delaware Beach Wedding Photographers

Category : beach, D.C., delaware, photography, photojournalist, weddingNo Comments 路 by Oct 16th, 2012

Do you guys remember the amazing story about how Nick & Gina met at 30,000 feet?? Speaking of airplanes, time really “flew” by since we shot their engagement session this summer!

Gina & Nick traveled all the way from Washington, D.C. to have their destination wedding in Lewes Beach, Delaware. It was an absolutely gorgeous day!



Delaware-Beach-Wedding-Photographers, Wedding Couple Walking Down Aisle After Beach Wedding

Creative-Wedding-Photographers-in-Delaware, Close-Up of  Wedding Flowers & Couple's Hands

Quirky-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Bride And Groom Holding Hands at Beach

Rehoboth-Beach-Wedding-Photographers, Wedding Party on Jolly TrolleyThe entire wedding party rode to the reception at Nassau Vineyards on the Jolly Trolley!

Delaware-Wedding-Photographer, Table Decorations at wedding reception

Nage-Rehoboth Wedding Catering FoodNage catered — ridiculously delicious, as always!

Lewes-Delaware-Wedding-Photographers, Bride and Groom First Dance


Awesome-Wedding-Photographers-in-Delaware, Bride dancing with father

Delaware-Wedding-Receptions, Groom dancing with mother

Nassau-Vineyard-Lewes-Delaware, Bride and groom kissing on crowded dance floorNick and Gina, thank you both so much for inviting us to party with you on your big day!! Congratulations on an amazing wedding and best wishes on an equally amazing future together!



You’ve Been Iced: Lewes, Delaware Wedding Photography

Leafo fans, meet Doug & Katie. Doug & Katie, welcome to the Internet. More importantly, welcome to your new life together!

Doug and I are old high school buddies, so when we touched base and were asked to shoot his wedding, Casey and I were STOKED! These two are great for each other, tons of fun, and always ready for a party. Great mix, right? Well, the wedding was a terrific set-up. It was on the beach, island themed, and they pretty much took over Lewes to make their wedding very much their own. One element that stood out was their pranking. Pretty much the entire bridal party got “iced” ALL DAY LONG. In case you aren’t familiar with the term, here is the official definition from Urban Dictionary:

(V). The act of drinking a Smirnoff Ice on one knee as fast as you can, following the presentation of the ‘ice’ in a clever manner.

Needless to say, it was a good time!

Hotel Blue Lewes, Delaware

The girls got ready at the gorgeous Hotel Blue in Lewes.

Groom Prepares For Wedding

Here he is! Doug dons his jacket for the beach wedding.

Smirnoff Ice at a Lewes, Delaware Wedding

Aaaaand it starts!

Groom Gets Iced at Wedding

The first icing of the day. Group effort on this one.

Smirnoff Ice Wedding in Lewes, Delaware

First the girls got the guys, then the guys pocketed the remaining bottles, and the onslaught of revenge was very, very present.

Father and Bride at Wedding

It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a beach wedding!

Lewes, Delaware Wedding

Party time!

Wedding Day Jokes - Lewes Delaware

Just before the wedding reception, the girls noticed a fun play on Kate’s name. Like I said, fun group!

Wedding Sweets

The sweets of the night tasted just as good as they looked, and the island theme was beautiful.

Groom gets iced.

After the cake cutting, there were toasts. Naturally, the best man iced the groom. Doug is a trooper; he chugged it all gone!

Groom Grandma Dance

Of course, the traditional Grandma/Groom dance. Back it up, Doug!

Our fabulous bride had some moves, too!

Full Dance Floor

That dance floor was packed all night!

Part Hard Wedding

…and the guests partied HARD.

Shots at a Lewes Delaware Wedding

A highschool buddies toast. Fun to be a part of this. I know all of these guys! They’re all good people and truly a blast!

Irish Eyes Wedding

After the reception was over, the after party rocked on the main floor of Irish Eyes.

Irish Eyes Wedding After Party

…and Katy got iced.


Doug, Katy: Thank you both so much for thinking of us to be a part of your big day. We had an absolute blast, and are honored to have been present and able to capture it. You ROCK!

Nationally Published Delaware Wedding Photographers

Hey guys!! Guess what?? (Pause…) One of our weddings made the COVER of a NATIONAL MAGAZINE!!!! They did a huge feature & everything!

Remember Anna & Tai Jin? Here’s a link to their engagement session and the sneak peek we posted from their gorgeous Delaware beach wedding. Well, they submitted their wedding photography to the folks over at Stampington & they loved it so much that they made them the cover photo for Mingle magazine, featuring a six-page spread chock full of their Leafo wedding photos!!

Their wedding featured TONS of gorgeous handmade details, and we are so excited to share them with you!





An eclectic theme seamlessly combined elements from both of their backgrounds. Gorgeous handmade decor incorporated the ocean (where Anna’s family has spent many summers), while parasols, fish kites, and traditional delicacies offered a stylish nod to their shared loved for Chinese culture.



Pre-ceremony, we hit the boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach. The entire wedding party & many guests headed into Funland for bumper cars and carousel rides. Afterward, a friend dressed in full mariachi regalia serenaded them. They were slicing through crowds better than Moses parted the Red Sea!







It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a beach wedding!





Anna & Tai-Jin, thank you both SO much for submitting our photos & inviting us to be part of your fantastically unique, beautiful wedding day! Many thanks also go out to Anna’s mother, Andrea, for designing all of those gorgeous decorative details! You can check out her blog, Dangling Threads, for even more creative genius 馃檪

Rehoboth Beach Wedding Photographers

Remember Anna & Tai-Jin’s adorable engagement session? Here’s a little sneak peek from their wedding 馃檪


A surprise dip for their first kiss — so cute!


A mariachi escort for their wedding party. Boardwalk = OWNED!


Check out their stunning wedding reception beneath the stars!

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!

Lewes Historical Society Wedding: Maren + Ryan

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!!


Her dad was also styling that day with his white leather kicks & a tie clip embellished with Maren’s baby picture.


Ryan & Maren’s wedding rings. Our bride also wore another ring that belonged to her great grandmother, and she used blue string to size the band. (Old, new, borrowed, and blue — check!)


The ladies finished getting ready at the Lewes Historical Society.


Did we mention how adorable these shoes are??




Meanwhile, the guys diligently prepared for the wedding… 馃槈


The look on Ryan’s face says it all.


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!


The kiss!


After the ceremony, we were able to sneak away with the couple for a few minutes & wander around downtown Lewes.



Maren’s gorgeous flowers designed by Silk & Sands Florist.



One of our favorite shots from the day — so cute!


Such a cute couple!


We <3 Hydrangeas


A cute guest book idea!


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.


Ryan definitely knows how to keep his new bride smiling!


Adorable 馃檪


More details! The groom’s orange calla lillies really popped against the blue hydrangeas.


Branding at its best: these little labels adorned their dessert bar, invitations, and thank you cards. Way to theme it out, guys!







And a little bit louder now…


Sing it!


Groom sandwich!


An impromptu mother-daughter dance 馃檪


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

Catering: Plate

Tent: CRH Tented Events

Ceremony Location: Canalfront Park

Reception Location: Lewes Historical Society

Photography: Leafo Photo, of course!



Laurel, Delaware Wedding Photographers

Category : delaware, east coast, lifestyle, photography, photojournalist, weddingNo Comments 路 by Sep 28th, 2011

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 馃檪

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.


Lot, their wedding officiant, has been a close friend of Jamie’s family for years, making this day even more special for our couple.


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.”




Thanks for the creepy eye contact, Rob. It looks like you’re about to eat my soul!


Leafo himself signing the marriage license. He was absolutely honored. (And self-conscious about his handwriting in front of the camera!)


Bill stealing the spotlight for the cake photos & more creepy eye contact from our hilarious groom!


And of course, what’s a Leafo wedding without a few sweet couple photos?


Jamie’s gorgeous baby blues 馃檪


Apparently they were teasing each other during their honeymoon about how we posed them. “Nuzzle, baby!”


Congratulations, Rob and Jamie!! We love you guys & it was truly an honor to be part of your wedding day. Thanks for being awesome!!







Lansdale, Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Category : east coast, pennsylvania, photography, photojournalist, weddingNo Comments 路 by Sep 27th, 2011

Meet Meghan & Keith, a sweet, fun military couple who have maintained an awesome relationship over many miles (they are often on opposite coasts!). You may remember their sunshine-filled motorcycle engagement session in Virginia Beach this spring. For their big day, we traveled up to the historic Joseph Ambler Inn & preppy-chic Pinecrest Country Club in Lansdale, PA.


Hanger straps and bridesmaids rarely get along, but a quick snip before walking down the aisle is a great remedy!


Our beautiful bride-to-be & her gorgeous momma putting the finishing touches on her gown.


Meghan wore a beautiful bridal necklace adorned with her grandmother’s brooch.



Meanwhile, Keith was donning his uniform & some marine-style bling of his own.

Here we go!


Look at that smile!





Mr. and Mrs. 馃檪


After the ceremony, we had a little bit of time for some fun formals at the country club & the Joseph Ambler Inn.


Their awesome wedding party — emphasis on the “party!”


Super cute, guys!




Such a gorgeous couple!


One of Keith’s groomsmen sang their first dance.


The newlyweds were all smiles!



Keith, a true rocker, had his wedding ring engraved with one of his favorite symbols.


Meghan also surprised him with this gruesome Groom’s cake! Love it!



Meghan’s bouquet toss had some pretty fantastic aim…


It landed right in the chandelier!


The garter event was full of funny surprises, too…


Meghan had a skull & crossbones flask attached to her garter!


Such a fun detail! I’m pretty sure the groom approves 馃檪


Not to be outdone, the garter toss itself was quite a show…


The guys employed some creative retrieval techniques!


This guy is a pro.


Oh yeah!


Celebrity sighting! Hannah Montana & her bodyguard made an appearance at the Leafo Booth 馃槈


A beautiful bride & a striking viking.


“Have you seen my stapler?”




Congratulations, Meghan & Keith!! Thanks so much for inviting us to be your wedding photographers — you definitely have a fantastic story!

Rehoboth Beach Country Club Wedding Photographers

Category : delaware, east coast, lifestyle, photography, photojournalist, weddingNo Comments 路 by Sep 19th, 2011

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!


With a golf course backdrop, the groomsmen prep the ceremony & seat the families.


It’s go time!



Their waterfront wedding was absolutely stunning, and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day!


Suzanna was all smiles! This couple was ready to be married. 馃檪


Sealing the deal!




The flowergirl took her job VERY seriously 馃檪


Guests had to solve an equation to find their table number — so cute! Andy & Suz are both math geniuses, and this fun little detail was very much a reflection of their personalities.


Their wedding theme was beachy & blue 馃檪


Couples should always take time to eat their meal & try the cake…


Don’t worry, they were gentle. No smashed cake on anyone’s face.


Sneaking out on the green for a few quick photos. Have you ever seen more perfect grass??




The awesome DJ from “Just Kidding Around” always knows how to get the party started — and keep it going!


The ladies singing “Put A Ring On It!”


And a dance for the fellas, too — “Jump On It!”


The men’s routine also proved to be quite entertaining for the ladies!


Congratulations, Andy & Suzanna! Thanks again for inviting us to be part of your wedding day — we had a blast capturing your memories!!

LGBT Wedding Photographers in Delaware

Tara + Michele

Animal lovers, adventurers, and all-around awesome women, Tara and Michele contacted us to shoot their laid-back beach wedding this summer. The first thing Michele mentioned when we started talking about wedding details were the “sweet ‘Life is Good’ beach towels” their guests would use as seating during the commitment ceremony.





You can immediately tell that our brides are a perfect match when you meet them — they even chose the same wedding dress (without planning it)! Definitely proof that they are operating on the same wavelength 馃檪




It was supposed to storm, so the girls decided to move the ceremony up a few hours to try to beat the rain. Schedules aligned & blue skies prevailed — talk about good luck!!


Their good friends Megan & Wendy officiated the ceremony. Great job, ladies!


Incredibly heartfelt vows. We totally cried! (Ok, I cried. Leif was probably just sweating from the heat!)



Woohoo!!! Hitched!!


Our absolutely gorgeous newlyweds.


Check out these rings! They’re engraved with a wood grain pattern — so cool!!


Our couples know that we’re huge Jeep fans, and when we found out that Tara’s brand loyalty rivaled our own, we decided to bring down a little wedding gift for her: our new (to us) 1971 Jeep CJ5 & its maiden photo shoot! Tara was tickled to death! (A few days later, our little CJ5 also starred in our own anniversary shoot! Love that thing!)


A fun little ring shot while Michele snuggled with the new wifey 馃檪


Happy brides!


After the beach, we went back to the beach house where the rest of the guests were hanging out & snagged a few more couple photos before the rain started.


Nothing beats a hammock at the beach!




Their first dance to David Gray’s “The One I Love”


An awesome father-daughter dance to Billy Joel’s “Lullabye.” Michele’s dad used to sing her to sleep with this song & always hoped he’d be able to dance to it at her wedding.


Tara danced with her dad to Rascall Flatts, “My Wish.” Before the song started, he got a little teary-eyed and gave this toast to Tara, “There isn’t a day in my life I haven’t been proud of this girl!”


Snuggle up!


Congratulations, Tara & Michele!! Thanks for inviting us to photograph your wedding day, and good luck with all of the wonderful adventures to come! (They just opened a new veterinary clinic in Baltimore, check it out!)