From our very first conversation we fell in love with Erin & Andrew. They were pretty transparent about how they found us, didn't look and further and just wanted to talk about how we were going to take photos for them, not about business. Yes, now you are talking my language. Fast forward to their Philly wedding. Colin and I met in Philadelphia, lived there for quite a while and are very comfortable trekking through or old neighborhood. HOWEVER, a city is a city and you just NEVER know.
On this mild day in June, the city of brotherly love had other plans then what we had mapped out. So we hit Old City and get smacked in the face with traffic. No big deal, checked out waze ...an hour to go 10 blocks. WHAT?! Again, no big deal. We train or our marathons. We always leave early...so then the texts begin. My second photographer was stuck in it too and trying to figure out why it looked like it was blocking off the exact start location...WHY?! you ask? Because it WAS. NBD (now I am just saying it to make myself feel better) - then ...a call from Andrew, the groom. "Hey, so apparently there is some parade going on today that is going to block off this part of the city and we won't be able to even really walk anywhere. LOL. OK, I reassure him, we got this and we will have an amazing time. As I am saying this, another call, this time from our second videographer. He is there already and just wants to let us know that the only parking garage available is currently being blocked by a jack-knifed tractor trailer that was planted there by aliens to seal the deal on trying to thwart our destination. WHATEVS. Let me out of this car. Why am I telling you this?
What does this have to do with E + A's wedding? Basically everything. They were cool as cucumbers and we are used to the mayhem. Because of that, everything worked out fine. No one was anxious and we just went with the flow. Great. On our final arrival - I just knew....this is going to be an epic day. The pictures speak for themselves. These two have a very endearing presence and a lot of respect for one another as humans. Andrews two sons were as much a part of the wedding as E+A were which made it uber special. We stayed within two blocks of the Olde Bar and had fun taking photos in small area instead of traveling all over which would have been impossible and time sucker. At the end of the wedding my second photographers asked me, "Have you guys been good friends for a while?" ...I laughed, "No, we just met today." to which he was like HUH?! Yea, I felt it too. We just vibed.
Fast forward again a few days after the wedding.
Love letters (texts) from Mexico :
"You guys. This is Erin. We are drunk in Mexico. However...my favorite part of our wedding was somehow finding you guys. Couldn't have hoped for a better match. You were so much fun to work with all day. Felt comfortable in the least comfortable situations. We are so excited to see them. Thank you so much for being relaxed/awesome.perfect. We appreciate it all :)........"
4 days later from Andrew:
"Hey guys, sorry for Erin's drunken Mexican ramblings. I left her there, she seemed at home. Just wanted to say thanks again."
Here's a little something from the horse's mouths...sadly, not drunk.