Microwedding and Elopement Photographer in Philadelphia | Anastasia + Nick

City Hall, elopement, Philadelphia, microwedding

After unexpected brain surgery last year, the experience led me to focus on what matters most to me. Apart from the obvious things like my family and health, I wanted to strengthen the foundation of my photography business and brand values.

Elopement + Microwedding photography

Photographing elopements and microweddings has always been at the core of who I am as a wedding photographer. It allows me to photograph the most intimate form of a celebration over the span of a few hours. It also gives me the space to embrace my own joy and love for my family. Too often, the life of a wedding photographer means packing your weekends with triple-headers. It can be challenging, feeling like you can’t come up for air along the way.

I’m privileged in that all of this has given me the opportunity to slow down and embrace the quiet moments of an intimate wedding. This City Hall microwedding with Anastasia and Nick is one of my favorites. Philadelphia City Hall weddings hold a special place in my heart. I love the rush of energy that comes from being a part of such an intimate celebration. I’ve photographed so many people on the Broad Street median, but I never tire of finding a fresh way to document that post-ceremony bliss.

Anastasia and Nick got married with their closest family at City Hall. After exchanging vows, I joined them at Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is a special place to them. After wrapping up with some water ice, we drove to 18th Century Gardens to meet their families for group shots. It was a lovely way to finish coverage before they headed off to dinner together to celebrate.

Focusing on microwedding and intimate wedding photography not only allows me to care for my clients fully, but also myself and my family. I no longer have to worry about burnout or becoming a zombie from editing nonstop. I make it a point to only take on so many clients and value those relationships immensely along the way. Thanks to everyone who has trusted me to capture their love, in whatever form it may take. So grateful for y’all and can’t wait to keep doing this for as long as you’ll have me.

Flowers: Vault + Vine
Locations: Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and 18th Century Gardens

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