Philadelphia Wedding Photographer | Anna + Keith | Reading Terminal Market
There’s something so intimate about a bride getting ready in her childhood home. Anna changed into her wedding dress with her favorite stuffed animals lining the shelves behind her a brightly-colored bedroom. Beautiful paintings by her grandmother were displayed throughout the house, including portraits of Anna’s mother — who was now helping her daughter prepare for the day ahead. Although in the background, these personal vignettes told their own story, filling the morning with added nostalgia.
Anna and Keith opted not to have a first look, so the build-up of nerves and excitement before they saw each other at their ceremony was palpable. Being able to capture the anticipation before a couple exchanges their vows is one of my favorite parts of the day. I was lucky enough to have Dani Almond with me as a second shooter, who always knows how to get those intimate moments that might slip by otherwise. Like the father of the bride taking one last glance at his daughter before they walk down the aisle together.
Anna and Keith’s wedding day was filled with moments like these. Like when a pen exploded all over Keith’s hands right before the ring exchange. Or when a violinist serenaded the bridal party with the “Wedding March” as they passed through City Hall. And the warmth that filled Reading Terminal Market as family and friends gathered to support the couple (and eat delicious food from all of the incredible vendors).
I always look forward to weddings at Reading Terminal Market, not only because it’s some of the best food ever, but because it’s incredible seeing the Market transformed so quickly. Thanks again to Dani for being by my side as we ate way too much mozzarella cheese and narrowly avoided an intense street fight on the way to the parking garage. Ah, the adventures of being wedding photographers.