From the very first FaceTime call between associate photographer Angela and the newly engaged Jessica and Matt, she knew it was the perfect match. Their love for dogs was apparent right away and they had an immediate bond over Angela’s admiration of the groomsmen gift, (which I won’t say as I’m sure it is a surprise) but guess what?? They were kind enough to gift Angela this “surprise gift” and she absolutely LOVED IT!! The couple along with Angela explored the beautiful Tyler State Park and after weeks of cloudy days were lucky enough to get one awesome night complete with the perfect sunset. Angela, once again, did an amazing job capturing the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. and we cannot wait to see them all, including their perfect little bow-tie pup, on the big day.
Associate photographer Angela met up with the adorable Shannon and Billy in Philly to shoot one awesome engagement session. Angela, being from “the neighborhood” herself, never ceases to amaze us with how much her love for the city really comes through in her images and Shannon and Billy’s love for each other shined just as bright. This is definitely one wedding Angela is looking forward to and so are we.
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.
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 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
Wedding Planner: Melissa Straube
Hair/MUA: Philly Hair
Wedding Cake: Whipped
DJ/Band: Bachelor Boys Band
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
Wedding Cake: Cramer’s Bakery