Brittany + Hugh Engagement | Tyler State Park

Associate photographer Angela met up with Brittany and Hugh at the beautiful, scenic Tyler State Park for one pretty adventurous Engagement Session. If you’ve seen our Instagram stories you would know that Angela even got in the water at one point…Why?…because she will do whatever it takes to GET THE SHOT, and we LOVE that!! We are loving this outdoorsy session and really digging the little pockets of light Angela used so creatively to capture Brittany and Hugh in a very romantic kind of way. Awesome job Angela. This is definitely one wedding we are all excited for.

Colleen + Ed Engagement Session | Haddonfield

Talk about gorgeous sunset!! Associate photographer Angela met up with the newly engaged Colleen and Ed in the quaint little town of Haddonfield, NJ for the most perfect engagement session. Angela along with the soon-to-be bride and groom explored the town and found some of the cutest little gems for intimate photos. They even made it just in time to the park for that amazing sunset light. What a gorgeous session, great job once again, Angela.

Kelly + Brett | Terrain

Kelly and Brett’s wedding at The Terrain in Devon was absolutely beautiful. The way associate photographers Angela and Ben captured the true emotion including this beautiful bride’s smile throughout the day was perfection, and you will definitely notice while scrolling through. This was Angela’s first time shooting at the new Terrain and she fell in LOVE. Before arriving at the venue Angela, Ben, and the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. made a quick detour and stopped at Jenkins Arboretum for their first look and portraits. It was absolutely stunning and an amazing backdrop which produced some really breathtaking images. Angela and Ben did an awesome job as always and we cannot wait to shoot at the gorgeous new Terrain again.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Sheraton Valley Forge

Ceremony: Terrain Devon Yards

Reception: Terrain Devon Yards

Florist: Terrain

Wedding Planner: Melissa Straube

Hair/MUA: Philly Hair

Wedding Cake: Whipped

DJ/Band: Bachelor Boys Band

Victoria + Corey Engagement Session | Philadelphia Art Museum

Associate photographer Angela met up with this stunning duo Victoria and Corey at the Philadelphia Art Museum for their engagement shoot. This couple is certainly in love but what’s even cooler is the fact that they seem to be best friends as well. As soon as Angela met them it was obvious they were a super good looking couple but when their awesome personalities came out that’s when they really shined. They laughed and joked with each other and looked incredible doing it. This is definitely a wedding we are all looking forward to, and Angela once again did an amazing job.

Kelly + Brett Engagement Session | Fitler Square

When it comes to animals I don’t know if there is a better match than our very own associate photographer Angela. She is a true animal lover and the mother to her VERY cherished doggy, Murphy, so when it came time for Kelly and Brett’s engagement session in Philly it was a given that the answer was a big “YES” when they asked to bring their adorable pup along. The 4 of them explored Fitler Square and Schuylkill River Park capturing some truly beautiful images along the way. As the sun began to set they all realized just how perfect it was going to be, so they headed over to Kelly and Brett’s apartment where they all made their way to the rooftop for the most perfect and romantic sunset pictures. Another great job by Angela who says she cannot wait for this wedding in May.

Marley + Nathan | The Gables Historic Inn + Restaurant

From the moment associate photographer Angela met Marley, Nathan, and their sweet pup at their engagement shoot she knew this was going to be an amazing wedding day, and boy was she right. Long Beach Island is an extremely special place to both Marley and Nathan, as well as their family, so it was no surprise when they chose the gorgeous Gables Historic Inn and Restaurant as their venue. The bride and her mother, along with her bridesmaids, were relaxed and couldn’t have been sweeter as they prepared for this very special day smiling and laughing joyfully the entire time. Nathan and his groomsmen shared a special moment as they got ready at their family beach house in LBI. The ceremony was extremely special and unique at the LBI Historical Museum and truly completed this special beach themed wedding. Associate photographers Angela and Kaylyn did an outstanding job once again capturing this beautiful and special wedding. Congrats again to the new bride and groom.

Bride Prep Location: Red Nails Salon

Groom Prep Location: Family Beach House

Ceremony: LBI Historical Museum

Reception: The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant

Bridal Gown: Tara Keely

Florist: Narcissus Florals

Wedding Planner: Sarah Montgomery

Hair/Make-up: Red Nails Salon

DJ: Posh DJ

Wedding Cake: The Gables

Bartenders: Sassy Celebrations

Angela | The Best of 2018

A lot of other wedding photographers ask me about hiring others to photograph weddings for them. I give each and every one of them the same answer: don’t do it. So, why would I say that when Twisted Oaks has seen such great success over the past 3 years as a multi-photographer studio? Well, I spent 3 years studying other large studios, hiring a business coach, and really preparing ourselves to bring on our first two photographers. The first was Cecilia, the second was Angela. Sandi and I basically lucked out big time with the both of them and extremely appreciative that they are still here with us today. Not only were they willing to learn how to do things a little differently and go through the initial growing pains with us, but they truly believed in our business model and helped us turn the studio into what it is today. I really don’t know where we would be without the two of them and I’m extremely thankful to say the least. Especially, with Angela gaining the reputation as the photographer who loves clients who want their fur babies involved in the engagement shoot and/or wedding.

Angela was the only photographer that I hadn’t personally met before bringing her on as an associate. I felt at first that it was a risky move but was willing to take the chance. She hung in there with us as we made a lot of changes over the first two years and tried our best to make things go as smoothly as possible for them while making sure it also benefited the studio. It paid off as clients began falling in love with her laid back approach and it didn’t take long for her to learn why we wanted each of our associate photographers to take the time getting to know each and every client. She quickly began booking weddings and it hasn’t slowed down since. While there are a lot of things that we like all of our associate photographers to do to keep consistency across the board, especially as far as shooting is concerned, we also encourage them to stay true to their personal style.

Angela’s works really stands out and it’s easy for clients to see if she is the photographer for them or not. She has a somewhat traditional yet artistic and editorial style that clients have fallen in love with. She is the photographer best known for making clients comfortable in front of her camera and it’s easy to see while scrolling through the photos below. She is momma of a Cavy pup and because of her love for animals quickly became known as the pet whisperer, with almost every client with pets hiring her to capture their special day. She’s become more than a photographer to us, she’s become a good friend, and we don’t know where we would be without her. She had a kickass season last year and we couldn’t be more excited to show it off!

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Katelyn + BJ | Eastlyn Golf Course and the Greenview Inn

There is something very magical about a wedding that takes place at Christmas time. The way the homes are decorated, the happy holiday music that fills the air, and the pure joy that Christmas and the holiday season brings, was sure felt by all on Katelyn and BJ’s special day. It was a beautiful day for sure, and associate photographers Angela and John did an amazing job once again capturing some timeless memories for the new bride and groom.

Ceremony: Saint Isodore’s Church

Reception: Eastlyn Golf Course and the Greenview Inn

Bridal Gown: Casablanca

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Hair/Make-up: Utopia Salon & Day Spa

Grooms Tux and Shoes: Suit Supply

Videographer: Ashe Productions

Florist: Martine’s Countryside Florist

Wedding Cake: Crust N’ Krumbs Bakery

DJ: Straight Up

Amanda + Vince Engagement | Monk's Cafe

What do two people who are in love with not only each other, but also BEER, do on a cold winter day?? Obviously go to Monk’s Cafe in Philly and cuddle up with a few drinks to help keep you warm. The wonderful people at Monk's opened a little early and allowed associate photographer Angela to do her magic and create some really great images that fit right in with the ambiance of this super cool place. After that they braved the chill in the air and headed to the Rittenhouse area where they found some really interesting and unique backdrops to shoot. What a fun engagement session and again a great job by Angela.

Megan + Nicholas | College of Physicians

It was a scorching hot day but that didn’t stop Megan and Nicholas from having the wedding of their dreams. Luckily enough their wedding was at The College of Physicians, so this adorable couple got to steal snuggles and kisses in the outstandingly stunning grand libraries, before they made things official. Associate photographers Angela and John captured perfectly the pure love these two share, which was abundantly obvious. Megan’s smile and laugh is infectious and scrolling through this blog you can’t help but to smile right along with her. Congrats to the new bride and groom on their perfectly special day.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: The Logan Hotel

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal

Wedding Shoes: Adrianna Papell

Hair: Mirror and Mantel for Hair

Grooms Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Ceremony Location: Old St. Josephs Church

Reception Location: College of Physicians

Caterer: Catering by Design

Florist: Fifty Flowers

DJ: No Macarena

Arianne + Sean | The Barn at Forestville

From the traditional Greek Orthadox ceremony, to the picturesque setting at The Barn at Forestville surrounded by willow trees and even horses, this was certainly one beautiful wedding. Arianne and Sean provided their guests with delicious food, cocktails, and even games to keep them entertained all night. Everyone danced their hearts out under the rustic wooden beams in the barn, and had a fantastic time. This will definitely be one to remember, and associate photographers Angela and Austin did an incredible job telling this love story. Congrats to the newlyweds.

Wedding Gown: WTOO by Watters

Hair/Make-up Artist: Rachel of Mam'Zelle Salon

Grooms Tux: Bryan Michaels

Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church

Reception Location: The Barn at Forestville

Caterer: Feastivities

Florist: OffShoots

Wedding Cake: Cramer’s Bakery

DJ/Band: Jeff Minio with Silver Sound Entertainment

Kelly Ann + Tom | Bayonet Farm

Kelly Ann and Tom said “I Do” surrounded by their family and friends on the beautiful Bayonet Farm. This October wedding was fully equipped with motorcycles, photo booths, farmhouses, gorgeous open fields, an entire wall of beer on tap, the sweetest dog-of-honor, and what we never knew every wedding right around Halloween was missing, a gigantic Jason Doll. On top of all of that though, what really shined brightest was the love and laughter Kelly Ann, Tom, and all of their family and friends shared that special day. It was surely a night no one would forget. We also wanted to do something a little different with this blog post and include their review that they wrote about their experience. Give it a read if you’re a bride looking to learn what the experience is like with one of our top associate photographers. We couldn’t be happier to read this review when it came in!

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Ceremony/Reception Location: Bayonet Farm

Bridal Gown: Casablanca

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Grooms Tux: Calvin Klein

Flowers: Flowers by Melinda

Videographer: Arnel Tolentino

Caterer: Falco's Catering

Wedding Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Band / DJ : Random Test / D&S Event Solutions

Lauren + Eric | Thousand Acre Farm

Associate photographers Angela and John did an incredible job capturing the stunning bride and groom on their very special day. Thousand Acre Farm could not have been a more perfect setting for this fun, romantic, rustic, and extremely beautiful wedding. It was a party from the very beginning, and the bride, her groom, and all their guests undoubtably had the time of their lives.

Bridal Prep Location: Four Points Sheraton

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige

Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal

Hair: Chelsea Langan

Make-up Artist: Ashley from Houpette

Groom Prep Location: Thousand Acre Farm

Ceremony/Reception Location: Thousand Acre Farm

Videographer: Riley - Wellspun Weddings

Caterer: Mission BBQ

Florist: Forget Me Not Florist

DJ: Dj Andrew Hugh

Kaiti + Andrew | Cira Centre

Kaiti + Andrew’s beautiful Cira Centre wedding was everything a true Philadelphia wedding should be. Kaiti prepared for her day at the amazing Cira Centre right next to 30th Street Station, while Andrew was close by getting ready with family and friends, at his family home in South Philly. Their Philly wedding wasn’t complete though without the groom dipping his bride on Broad Street, where they popped champagne to celebrate their new unity. Associate photographer Angela, along with second shooter John, did a fantastic job telling the story of these two on their first day as husband and wife. What a wonderful celebration filled with tears of joy, laughter, love, and of course dancing. Congrats to the newlyweds.

Bridal Prep Location: Cira Centre

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Grooms Tux/Shoes: Gallelli Formal Wear

Ceremony Location: Annunciation BVM Church

Reception Location: Cira Centre

Videographer: Trabbland

Florist: A Garden Party

Hair and Make-Up Artist: Nancy Caroline

Caterer/Wedding Cake: Garces

Donut Cake: Federal Donuts

DJ/Band: EBE Paris

Connie & Alex | Loch Nairn Golf Club

Connie and Alex's Loch Nairn Golf Club wedding was absolutely stunning in every way.  Their love for each other poured into the lenses of associate photographer's Angela and John, who did an outstanding job, and were able to really capture the beauty of the new bride and groom's perfect day. We are still catching up on blog posts so this couple probably looks familiar to you if you follow our social media. They were the first bride and groom to see the new studio for their album reveal. We couldn't be happier for these two and look forward to seeing them again soon!

Bridal Gown: Stella York 

Groom's Tux: Vera Wang 

Bride and Groom Prep: Fairfield Inn & Suites - Kennett Square 

Ceremony Location: Wilmington Community Evangelical Church

Reception Location: Loch Nairn Golf Club 

Florist: Flowers by Tino 

Cake: Sweet Melissa - Middletown, DE 

DJ: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys