I just knew that Victoria and Joshua were going to be a blast. When they approached me to photograph their wedding one of the things I asked them was to write me something about themselves. If you start an e-mail like this, then you definitely got my attention: "I think one of the things we really like about Philly is venturing into new places. This speaks to our love for adventures, more specifically, adventures with each other. Most times this means we are looking for new places to eat that are tucked away in the city, but other times we just venture around and pick something spontaneous....we go where the belly calls us! When the adventure doesn't revolve around food, we like to walk around and make the city our playground." So here is our Philadelphia's Magical Garden shoot --- while also venturing into the city. Enjoy and share!
This shoot was a very special one for George and Betsy, because they booked this a year in advance knowing that their oldest son would be home for the holidays from living in Europe. George and Betsy's family found out about my free photo shoot deal that I offered in December 2011 to anyone willing to donate $100 or more to a documentary that I have been working on (The Backyard Philly Project) with my film company, Ferasha Films -- it premieres Spring 2013. Thanks guys so much for donating to this special project, you have no idea how much this documentary means to me. Also, and thanks for braving the wind chill. You guys are so brave. Happy new year!