Archive for October, 2011

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October 25, 2011
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Rachel and Marc – Elegant Water Club Borgata Wedding

This Water Club Borgata Wedding started with some concern with torrential rains the day prior to the big day. Things were not looking good. The skies finally turned blue, and the rain held off the whole day for a whirlwind tour of the Atlantic City area before heading to the Water Club Borgata for Rachel and Marc’s incredible pool-top wedding reception.  Rachel was stunning in her dress designed by Jim Hjelm, and of course, a girl can’t go wrong with a pair of Dolce and Gabbana shoes on her feet.  Rachel and Marc first met each other by chance (thanks to her brother) right next door to Lucy the Elephant in Margate.  Having never seen Lucy myself, I was in shock as I turned the corner and saw the largest elephant in the world!  You have to see Lucy if you are ever in the Atlantic City area.  Rachel & Marc have fond memories of Lucy, and it was important to them to have their First Look there–less than 100 feet from where they first met each other all those years ago.  And so, their first look happened right under a 60′ trunk of an elephant! Still cracks me up!  Thanks to the kind folks at Lucy, we were even able go to the top of Lucy for a photo op before heading out to the beach.  With the beach all but deserted, we snapped some cool images of the soon-to-be newlyweds.  After that, we hooked up with the wedding party at Casino Pier in Atlantic City.  Of course with nowhere to park and not much time, we just left the vehicles parked in the Caesars Fed Ex delivery spot!   I figured I would add to the pile of Jersey Shore parking tickets I have been accumulating this year.  The wedding party hit the boardwalk and it seemed as though we were swarmed by half of South Philly wearing their Chase Utley jerseys! There were a few Victorino jerseys running around also. Making our way out onto the Casino Pier, we were able to grab a few shots of the AC boardwalk and casinos with the wedding party in the foreground.  On our way back we found the side of the building that was totally covered in diamond plate.  I thought this would make a really cool backdrop for a groomsmen pic! My favorite part about the shot? If you look closely on the right side of the frame, you can see the reflection of all the girls huddling around, doing whatever girls do when they huddle.

Time for the Water Club Borgata Wedding Reception and Ceremony

After the boardwalk we headed over to the beautiful Water Club Borgata where both the Wedding Ceremony and Reception were held.  The Water Club is an absolutely unique wedding venue!  The ceremony was held outdoors on the pool deck with a great view of the Atlantic City skyline as the clouds started rolling in.  The real treat of having your wedding at the Water Club is that the reception is held atop the indoor pool.  Literally on top of the pool, like above the water!  Think, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but you can see through the floor. And of course no Jimmy Stewart splashing around.  The staff of the Water Club turned the indoor pool into a tropical oasis.  I know what you’re thinking.  Indoor pools are quite warm and have a distinctive scent.  Without standing above the water and looking down, you would have no idea a pool was there!  The temperature was perfect and the strongest scent was coming from the beautiful, fragrant floral arrangements provided by Betina’s at Parkview The room was amazing!  The Eddie Bruce band was the perfect compliment for this elegant event.

It was wonderful working with both of you and your families… Congratulations!

Enjoy the sampling of photographs from this Elegant Water Club Borgota Wedding!

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dolce and gabbana wedding shoe with rose photograph

view of bride thru bedroom doors as she gets ready

ring perched between a pair of dolce and gabbana wedding shoes

bride and groom first meeting at lucy the elephant in margate nj

lucy the elephant wedding photo margate nj

Beach Prior to Water Club at Borgata Wedding

beach wedding photo borgata water club

atlantic city casino pier wedding photo bridal party posed in front of ac skyline

ring bearer stands in front of bridal party on casino pier in atlantic city nj prior to borgata wedding

bridesmaids pose on atlantic cities casino pier just before borgata water club wedding

groomsmen walking in front of casino pier just before water club wedding

atlantic city wedding bride and groom pose on casino pier before water club wedding photography

atlantic city wedding photography on casino pier with groomsmen

bride holds up dress before wedding at the water club at borgata in atlantic city nj

Water Club at Borgata Atlantic City Skyline

Water Club at Borgata Wedding - Outdoor Ceremony

brides vail being lifted above her head as groom and parents look on at the water club borgata atlantic city nj

wedding cake sits poolside at the water club at the borgata

wedding first dance above pool at the water club borgata atlantic city nj

father and daughter dance on the pool at the water club in atlantic city nj

bouquet catch above the pool at the water club in AC

bride and groom pose along wall at the water club at the borgata in atlantic city nj

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October 19, 2011
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We shoot in Philadelphia A LOT!  Looking for something a little different, Klair suggested Historic Rittenhouse Town.  Having only heard of Rittenhouse Square,  a quick search on this historic little village turned up some interesting facts.  It was the first paper mill in British North America, eight generations of the Rittenhouse family continued to live and work along the Monoshone creeks… but most interesting of all was that Klair grew up in one of the four remaining houses in the village.  Only 10 min outside of the city, it seems worlds away.  Klair & Charles willl be married next July in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul with reception to follow at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.

 couple sitting on wall in rittenhouse town for engagement session

candid pose young couple stands along fence

couple laughing while being photographed at rittenhouse town engagement sesion

young woman sneaks a kiss on the neck of her soon to be husband during rittenhosue town photo session

couple sits on wall in front of young woman's childhood home in rittenhouse town philadelphia

couple candidly poses along the stream running thru rittenhouse town in philadlephia

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October 04, 2011
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Rachel & Marc’s Water Club Borgata Wedding

We all had a wonderful wedding this past weekend at the Water Club Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ. Certainly an elegant setting and being adjacent to the beach afforded us some really special shots. Somewhat of the best of both worlds! Atlantic City can be a great destination for a Wedding, lots to do, great accommodations, and many options for a beautiful setting. For many the Water Club Borgata is fairly close to home! Here is just a sneak peek of Rachel & Marc.  Enjoy, full post will be up shortly.

Update – Check out the full blog post of Rachel & Marc’s wedding at the Water Club  Borgata here!

Beach near Water Club Borgata Wedding

Poolside Water Club Borgata Wedding