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!!
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.
Congratulations, Meghan & Keith!! Thanks so much for inviting us to be your wedding photographers — you definitely have a fantastic story!
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!
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 🙂
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!)
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!”
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!)
Linley & Spencer’s Gorgeous Sussex County Engagement Shoot
If these guys look familiar, it’s because they ARE! Linley is the soon-to-be sister-in-law (or should we say BLISTER-in-law??) of one of our recent couples, Allisa Booth & Justin “Blistertoe” Stoeckel, and she and Spencer (Allisa’s brother) were both in Justin & Allisa’s wedding this past May. Linley is the bridesmaid peeking out from behind the Batman mask in one of the Leafo Booth photos. Gorgeous & creative — I think she’ll fit right in with the Booth family! We were totally excited when they asked us to be their wedding photographers, and it has been a lot of fun getting to know them and planning out all of the details together for their wedding & engagement photography! We talked quite a bit about Linley & Spencer’s interests and bounced around so many fun ideas that it was hard to narrow them down. We ended up doing our own little mini-tour of Sussex County, and the day was a great success! Check it out!
Our first stop was down in Laurel, Delaware for some engagement photos at Trap Pond. Linley & Spencer spend most of their weekends on the water, so spending some time in a rowboat was a fitting, romantic twist on a favorite pastime.
Yes, we were singing “I’m On A Boat” the entire time. Never thought I’d be on a booooaaat.. 😉
Next stop, sunflowers! They are Linley’s favorite flora, and she’ll have them in abundance at their wedding this fall. Many thanks to her friends for letting us trample — I mean, delicately tiptoe — through their flower patch!
Last stop, Cape Henlopen for a sunset picnic in the sand.
Thanks so much for rocking your e-session, guys! We can’t wait to share all of the fun details from your vintage wine & sunflower wedding at Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club this fall!!