When this Philadelphia wedding photographer first met Kathy and Adam, I knew we’d be friends. This couple is made up of two of the funniest and yet sincere people I know. During their engagement shoot in center city Philadelphia, they said I couldn’t leave without trying the melting hot chocolate souffle at Roy’s Restaurant. Rebecca joined us for a glass of wine (and, of course, the chocolate), and we had a blast. To be honest, I was probably an afterthought. You gotta taste this dessert!
So when Kathy and Adam told us they were having their wedding and reception at the Rittenhouse Hotel, we were thrilled. The Rittenhouse is one of the premiere venues in Philadelphia, and we were excited to shoot such a fun and fantastic couple in such a fun and fantastic venue. We were not disappointed!
After an intimate Jewish ceremony, the happy couple allowed us to lead them outside for some pictures.
It was a chilly December evening, but the holiday lights were brightening up the city. OK, chilly doesn’t begin to cover it, as the bridesmaids pretty much wanted to shoot me it was so cold. But they suited up and braved the frigid temperatures.
We did some awesome couple shots in Rittenhouse Square, and despite the cold, Kathy looked absolutely brilliant against the glittering backdrop. Adam looked pretty fine too. We were just about to join the guests for the reception when we hears some commotion down the street. It sounded like a band, like a parade! It sounded like this Philadelphia photojournalist’s dream come true — an out-of-the-ordinary crazy photo op.
Now, this was no band of naked bikers, but it was parade of people carrying banners, led by a marching band. Apparently, December 12 is the saint day for Our Lady of Guadalupe. Upon discovering this, I leaned over to Adam and said, “Well, I guess now you won’t ever forget your anniversary!”
Of course, I insisted that Adam and Kathy join the parade, and they happily obliged, after asking a Philadelphia Cop car to drive slower! It was almost as if the parade had arrived to celebrate the vow that they had just made, to remind them to always smile and have fun together.
And fun they did have! For the rest of the night, the dance floor inside the Rittenhouse was never empty.
Kathy and Adam, may you continue to celebrate life in chocolate souffles and random parades. We’re so happy for you two and wish you many good times to come.
Joe G, Rebecca and a thank to our Adam for doing some killer shots throughout the day!