Meredith and James’ Kimmel Center wedding had all of the ingredients for a perfect Philadelphia day.  We started at the beautiful Four Seasons, the same hotel that I chose to get ready in on my own wedding day.  The light is always impeccable in the beautiful guest rooms, and the service so sublime.  From the Four Seasons, we headed out to take some portraits at Philadelphia’s iconic Art Museum.  It had been a cold week, but the sun came out and the light was completely brilliant during the portrait session.  From there, it was off to the Kimmel Center for family formals, the signing of the ketubah, the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.  Meredith and James, thank you so much for having me as a part of your day.  Everything was flawless, from Meredith’s dress to the light, Evantine’s genius decor to the fantastic sounds from The Rhythm Shop.  It was everything you’d expect from a flawless Philadelphia wedding, and when you add to it two truly kind, lovely people and their warm, welcoming families, you end up with the perfect December wedding!

Kimmel Center Wedding
I adore the light in the Four Seasons. I also love the view of Logan Circle. The spacious suites have ample room to get ready with your family and friends, and beautiful locations to photograph the details of the day.
Kimmel Center Wedding Pictures
Meredith’s mother and sister are unendingly charming. I LOVE how they’re looking at Meredith while she’s getting ready!
Kimmel Center Wedding photos
See what I mean about the light in the Four Seasons being excellent?
Kimmel Center Wedding photography
Meredith and James wanted to see each other before the ceremony, but they didn’t want the traditional “bride taps groom on shoulder” type of first look. Instead, they walked towards each other, tucked away from the tourists and crowds at the Art Museum. It was perfect.
Kimmel Center Wedding pics
I am so grateful to Meredith and James for carving time out of their day to create their portraits together. It really made for a relaxed, easy, stress-free portrait session, and allowed the bride and groom to spend some time alone before the ceremony.
Kimmel Center Wedding decor
Every time I shoot at the Art Museum on a weekend, I have to share the steps with dozens of other weddings and wedding photographers. I always strive to make something a little different than what everyone else is doing!
Kimmel Center Wedding portraits
Sometimes I get asked if I take “family formals”, since I don’t show a lot of posed family portraits on my blog. Rest assured, I absolutely do! I know how important those images are!
Kimmel Center Wedding space
Just after the family formals and before their ceremony, Meredith and James took a few moments to sign their ketubah.
Kimmel Center Wedding reception
The sun was setting over the Kimmel Center as the ceremony started. The glass windows were completely glowing, and it was GORGEOUS.
Kimmel Center Wedding ceremony
Once it was dark, the glass windows and walls made for a fantastic backdrop for the ceremony.
Kimmel Center Wedding party
The Garces Group did an extraordinary job with the catering. The food was flawless, and beautiful as well!
Kimmel Center Wedding reception room
Brian Kappra of Evantine, unsurprisingly, just blew me away with the decor of the reception space. We worked with Brian at our own wedding, and every single time I see his work I’m in awe.
Pics of Kimmel Center Wedding
I worked with The Rhythm Shop for the first time in 2013, and I love seeing their name show up on the vendor lists of the weddings that I shoot. They do a brilliant job, they’re fantastically fun, and they’re super sweet.
Party at a Kimmel Center Wedding
Meredith and her mother were so charming together. I love documenting the moments between my clients, their beloved families, and their friends.
Kimmel Center Wedding cost
The father of the bride gave a wonderfully heartfelt toast to his daughter and new son.
Kimmel Center Wedding price
Meredith and James, it was a joy and a delight to work with you!