Nicole, Erik & I planned their engagement session months in advance. I COULDN'T WAIT. Erik is in a band that travels a lot so scheduling wasn't easy. The day of their session we all waited in our cars for at least 20 minutes waiting for the rain to slow down-still determined to shoot.
I'm so glad we didn't reschedule! I love a good cloudy shoot. I especially love how the blues in their outfits matched race street pier and the general vibe of the weather.
They brought along their pup Ollie! I brought along my partner, Jake, to help hold Ollie and help demonstrate poses.
We walked around Race Street Pier & Elfreth's Alley.
I got to photograph Sarah & Rich's engagement photos at the end of July. We got a lucky break from the heat for this one!
We started at their house and then headed into the city. They are having their June wedding at Bok Bar in South Philadelphia and wanted to do some photos close to their venue.
I caaaaan't wait to work with them next year!!!
HOLY MOLY I LOVE MY JOB. Lucas and Sara were soooo fun. We met at The Monkey & The Elephant in Brewerytown, which has a super cool backyard area. We walked around the area and went to my favorite Philadelphia bridge. I can't wait to photograph their wedding this fall in Maryland!
Seriously, I have the best job.
Carly and Scott were soooo incredible to photograph. Despite the rain, their wedding was so fun that even all of the vendors were dancing (including me)! If you've never worked with me before, I should probably let you know that it's in my contract that you have to play "Come On Eileen" at your reception.
The rain caused a little change in plans because ceremonies at this venue are usually outside. If you've ever been there you know it has a large staircase and once the ceremony starts you pretty much just have to stay planted either upstairs or downstairs. Since the wedding party is ON the stairs it would be absolutely ridiculous to walk up the stairs mid-ceremony, and the elevators make a really loud beeping sound that is equally inappropriate to use mid-ceremony. I'm so grateful that these two hired a second photographer so that my girl Kelly Giarrocco could stay on the top floor to give some diversity to these ceremony shots. I'm thinking of making second shooters a part of all of my packages because really I think it's so incredibly important and makes such a big difference.
This was my second wedding under my own name for this year and I am so happy with these photographs. I am not married, but one of my favorite things to do while shooting a wedding is think about the photos I'd want of my friends and family. I think this one is exactly that!
PS: I could literally shoot every Jeffery A Miller wedding and never get sick of it.
above photos taken by Jessica Flynn while shooting for Peach Plum Pear Photo