Alex & Kelly
I traveled up to Philadelphia a few weeks ago to photograph Alex and Kelly's wedding at the beautiful Bartram's Garden. It's a real oasis right in the middle of the city. The wedding itself was rich in symbolism and a fantastic example of open-mindedness. As a quasi-Jewish affair, small details like using the sky as the chuppah were lovely. In fact, one of my favorite parts of wedding photography may be the opportunity to learn so much about different wedding traditions from all cultures and religions. I've photographed Jewish weddings before, but I probably learned more about the meaning behind various conventions - as well as the opportunity for personalization - from Alex and Kelly than anyone else. Oh, and did I mention that they had a fire dancer?