Well, I suppose it’s about time to make an announcement, as it’s been nearly two months since I’ve packed up dozens of boxes of books and moved into an old warehouse loft in Philadelphia. It was a terribly tough decision to make the move, but it was time to explore and try out city life; and while it hasn’t had its share of struggles, it’s been almost sublime. I’ve been able to more easily connect with my clients, who do travel back to the rural farmlands of Pennsylvania to get married, but many of them live in Philadelphia, New York and DC – and so now, meeting for dinners, coffees and engagement sessions in their cities has been much easier, and I’m overjoyed to be fostering better relationships and friendships with all the amazing couples I’m lucky enough to have chosen me to photograph their wedding.
This announcement isn’t to say I’m not photographing weddings in my old stomping grounds of State College anymore – I continue to visit regularly and still accept commissions all over the east coast, and our little wonderful studio in State College is still the physical home to our gallery for visitors.
And because a photographer can’t possibly share without including a photograph, here’s a small snapshot I took on my iPhone one afternoon in the city. While I’ve always had a warm spot in my heart for the Brooklyn Bridge, I’m growing fond of the often forgotten beauty of the Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia.