In my last post, we were in Charlotte, NC with Stacia and Alfonza for their wedding day filled with non stop laughter! With Todd in the drivers seat and me manning the Garmin and my to-go wedding cake, we made our way to Philadelphia for our engagement session with Angela and Vince the following day.

Some of my favorite things are in Philadelphia; Amos lee (look him up. wonderful musician), Boyz II Men (holla!), Redding Terminal Market, and now add to that list - Angela and Vince!

We had an awesome afternoon with them!

We met these Phillies fans at McFadden's in Citizens Bank Park where these two lovebirds first met.

So here's the scoop on how they first met- Vince was actually inside the stadium before the beginning of a game, and Angela was with some of her girlfriends at McFadden's (the restaurant is attached to the stadium, but you don't need a game ticket to be there)

From an upper balcony within the stadium, Vince spotted Angela below at the restaurant. The game hadn't started yet and once you leave the stadium you can't get back in. No stopping Vince! He walked into McFadden's and straight up to Angela...the rest is history...

And they make the cutest couple! Angela is beautiful -

and knows how to rock pink sparkly kicks like the best of 'em!

I love this one.

After a quick change in the car (fastest ever!) we made our way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Now, I can't be the only one with the insatiable urge to pinch Vince's cheeks - TOO CUTE!!

They have such a fun and relaxed attitude with each other, and they know how to work it!

A simple and classic portrait.

Another one of my favorites from the day. I love everything about it.

Did I mention we had fun? I love them!

I could have photographed these two all day! (Angela and I easily could have kept finding hidden gem little spots to shoot...but football was almost on. Opt out Vince and Todd)

The areas behind the Museum are just gorgeous.

Todd and I can't wait to shoot Angela and Vince's wedding in the Caribbean this summer in St. Lucia. I can only imagine how stunning Angela will look!

We ended our session with two awesome new friends. I love my job.

** Side note story! While we were still at the Phillies stadium, it was CRAZY windy!! Super windy. Like, the day after a hurricane/ Chicago winter windy! Angela was concerned her hair was going to be all over the place, so we were trying to find structures that helped block the wind. Angela's solution? The porta-potty...


These two are the best and we can't wait to share their day with them.
Last October (I told you I'm catching up!), we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Stacia & Alfonza and their wonderful families. Their wedding in Charlotte, NC was filled with nothing but laughter - by the truck load!

About a month before their wedding we got a phone call from Stacia; she said "Hey guys! We're married!!" The stress from planning was getting to be too much, so they decided to elope and say I do! The plan was that we were still going to come as planned as they were going to still have their reception with all of their family and friends. We had SO MUCH FUN with these two!

As I had mentioned a long time ago in their sneak peak post, when we knocked on their hotel room door we were greeted with HUGE smiles, hugs, and non stop laughing. The best way to start our day!!

Stacia is absolutely stunning, and has a great smile!

As she finished with her last minute details...

so did her hubby Alfonza (who looked totally gorgeous!...I'm just sayin'...)

We took a walk around downtown Charlotte to take a few photos. Stacia and Alfonza are both super photogenic, and totally in love.


After a few quick adjustments we were on the move again (clearly a woman's job to be the helper for obvious reasons!)

These two know how to have fun and just laugh. Which makes our job the best ever!

I just love the look of her clean white dress in this industrial space...

We then moved on to meet their families at the Rose Garden in Independence Park where they were to have their wedding ceremony originally so that we could take a few photos there.

I love this set of photos of Stacia with her two brothers. It makes me laugh and want to call my brother just to say hi.
Stacia wanted to make sure that her Dad had the chance to walk her down the aisle. It was a really special moment for both of them.

We took a few more photos of just the two of them in the Park.

They just couldn't hold back their laughter for long!

After the park, we all made our way to Vivace Italian Restaurant for their reception. And of course the first thing I saw were the beautiful cupcakes!!

They had some really fun personalized details that really added to the already awesome decore at the restaurant.

I think it's safe to assume that Stacia has always been quite a social butterfly! She lit up the room with her infectious laugh.

Talk about a super cool restaurant!

I couldn't help but include this picture - how cute are they!!

One of Stacia's family members made them a special New York Yankees cake to cut.

(she did such a nice job, and it was delicious! )

Stacia went for the cake and also for Alfonza's finger - hilarious!!

A stunning bride.

And - did I mention they love to laugh?

We really had the best afternoon with Stacia and Alfonza - it would have been impossible not to with such a fun, awesome couple. We're so glad we were able to be a part of their celebration with their family. We got to meet some really wonderful people that day, which is one of the best parts of our Job.

After we wrapped things up at their reception, we jumped in the car (equipped with my to-go cake and fork) and headed off to Philadelphia for an engagement shoot with Vince and Angela which I will be sharing with you next. (it was a busy weekend!!)