I met Christina and Marcus around the end of COVID-19. It was an instant hit as we both geeked over our love for Harry Potter, gaming, and other nerdy enjoyments. Their gorgeous at-home engagement session was the first time I could capture a couple enjoying a casual day at home, something I’ve wanted to do forever. After that experience, I knew Marcus would be the one to keep her glowing in all the pictures we take in the future, and sure enough, he did.
First up, we headed to visit Marcus and his groomsmen at their home. The vibes were chill as he and his colleagues got ready in the living area. We then traveled to Springfield Country Club, where Christina was finishing getting ready with her entourage and family. Next, Christina and her bridesmaids showed off their Harry Potter pride as they gathered on the bed for cute pictures before getting dressed in their gowns. Christina included as many details as possible for her day, from the wedding date on her shoes to the adorable theme of “Potter” she incorporated into the day.
We then traveled to St. Barbara Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia, where the two saw each other for the first time as Christina was walked down the aisle by her loving parents. Next, the two joined hands for the hour-long ceremony, where friends and family watched as the pair shared vows, exchanged words, and announced their love and commitment.
After the ceremony, it was back over to Springfield Country Club to celebrate. The couple was treated to a golf cart ride around the venue for sunset portraits and then back to the hall just in time to greet their guests at the reception. After a beautiful dinner, toasts, cake cutting, and plenty of dancing, the evening ended with a gorgeous night sparkler exit. It was a joyous event I was so happy to be part of.
Christina made a stunning bride and was glowing with joy! Compared to how shy they were around me during the engagement, it was a wonderful surprise to see how comfortable they are around me now! That’s the beauty of engagement sessions, folks. It’s just the right amount of experience and confidence booster to make portraits easier come the day.