Alyssa and Jeff’s wedding at the Vie in Philly was one we had been looking forward to ever since the two of them sat down in our studio over a year ago. It didn’t take long for the four of us to hit it off and while Sandi and Alyssa talked wedding plans, Jeff and I talked Game of Thrones. Anytime I get to talk GOT at an initial wedding consultation it’s a good one. They were both really big fans of our work and even though they seemed confident with hiring us to photograph their wedding, they left that day without making a decision. I can honestly say that I was more anxious waiting to hear back from them than any other couple that walked out without giving us a definite answer. With Alyssa and Jeff’s personalities, I knew that the four of us would be a perfect fit together and we would have a great time shooting their wedding. A few days went by and I remember feeling the disappointment sink in that they must have gone with someone else. Sandi reached out to Alyssa and I couldn’t have been happier to hear that I was wrong. They signed the contract and we began their engagement shoot.
Anytime we do engagement shoots, we explain that it’s not only a chance to get more relaxed and creative photos, but it’s also a great way to see how we work. On the night of their engagement shoot, it also happened to be the same night as the season 7 opener of GOT. Jeff, being as big of a fan as I am, did his best to get through the shoot and back home as quickly as possible. The shoot went good and we had a great time hanging out, but Jeff definitely learned a couple things. First, never rush through a photo shoot that your fiance is really excited about, and second, his blue steel Zoolander look wasn’t going to cut on their wedding day, ha.
On the day of their wedding, all of our prep work and time spent getting to know the two of them had paid off. I pulled up to their house where Jeff was getting ready, got out of my truck and was greeted with a big manly hug. I remember the videographer asking us how long we’ve been friends. The entire wedding day pretty much went flawlessly, and the two of them along with their wedding party made it one of our favorite weddings of the year. At one point, while driving around the city getting photos, the entire group had a dance party right outside of City Hall and had the attention of just about everyone around. We couldn’t be more thankful that Alyssa and Jeff chose to trust us with capturing their wedding day and we wish them nothing but the best. Congrats again you two, enjoy the blog post!
Venue: The Vie – Cescaphe
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Hair: Kara Larkin – Hair
MUA: Ashley Bohl
Florist: Beautiful Blooms
Video: Merryweather Films