Kristina + Steve Engagement | Sayen House and Gardens

Associate photographer Cecilia met up with Kristina and Steve at the beautiful Sayen House and Gardens for one killer engagement session. As cute as this couple is together it was their ADORABLE pup Oliver, that stole the show. He was the most well behaved boy so much so that Cecilia and the soon to be bride and groom even joked that Steve could learn a thing or two from Oliver on good behavior. Haha. In all seriousness this was one amazing shoot and for sure one of the weddings we are most looking forward to.

Brooke + John Engagement Session | Morris Arboretum

It was kind of a sticky, humid day but not a single complaint from Brooke or John at their insanely beautiful engagement session at the Morris Arboretum. Associate photographer Cecilia met up with the couple at this scenic venue and the rest is history. Cecilia recalls Brooke being a bit nervous, which is completely understandable, but John was right there for her to calm her down and in the end, create some really beautiful imagery together. Morris Arboretum did not disappoint in the slightest and Cecilia delivered once again. Congrats to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. we cannot wait for the big day.

Becki + Eric Engagement - The Pinnacle Overlook

Want epic engagement photos overlooking some of the most beautiful landscapes WITHOUT the hike?? Well, look no further than The Pinnacle Overlook. The skies were angry and the rain was coming down in sheets as associate photographer Cecilia along with the newly engaged Becki and Eric made the drive up to this scenic oasis, but the rain wouldn’t last long. Just as they began their shoot the sky cleared and the sun showed its magnificence making for one insane photoshoot. The Pinnacle Overlook will definitely be a new favorite spot for Twisted Oaks which is only fitting as Becki and Eric’s wedding is going to be at one of our other favorites, Winterthur. What an amazing couple whose laughter and love shines through in these gorgeous images. This is definitely a wedding Cecilia is looking forward to but in the meantime check out this awesome blog.

Bianca + Octavian | Stotesbury Mansion

It is always such an honor when a past client refers us to a close friend, or as is in this case, family member. Bianca is the sister of a past groom of Twisted Oaks, and we could not have been more excited when she reached out to us to photograph her and Octavian’s Stotesbury Mansion wedding. Associate photographer’s Cecilia along with Kaylyn did a fantastic job capturing this beautiful wedding. Cecilia said it was “just like seeing old friends again”, as she raved about the newlyweds. It was a beautiful day but it was super cold and unbelievably windy, so most of the portraits were done inside the gorgeous Stotesbury Mansion, which definitely did not disappoint. Great job once again Cecilia and Kaylyn and congrats again to the new Mr. and Mrs.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Hotel Palomar

Bridal Gown: Eddy K (L&H Bridal)

Bridal Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson

Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein

Groom’s Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse

Ceremony/Reception Location: Stotesbury Mansion

Videographer: East Coast Event Group

Caterer: Feastivities

Florist: Amaranth Florist

Wedding Cake: Bredenbeck's

DJ: Ambiance Disc Jockey Entertainment, Inc.

Band: Philadelphia String Quartet

Kelsey + Ron | Cairnwood Estate

Associate photographers Cecilia and Inna teamed up for their first wedding of 2019, and it could not have been more perfect. Kelsey and Ron have known each other “forever” and their big day was finally here. The day could not have gone any better, and the amazing Cairnwood Estate was the perfect venue as they said “I Do” surrounded by everyone they love. Cecilia and Inna did a fantastic job capturing this adorable couple on their most special day. Congrats again to this new bride and her handsome groom.

Ceremony Location: Bryn Athyn Cathedral

Reception Location: Cairnwood Estate

Wedding Gown: Casablanca

Christine + Mario Engagement Session | Grounds for Sculpture

With their wedding fast approaching associate photographer Cecilia was super stoked to get up to Grounds for Sculpture with the soon to be newlyweds, Christine and Mario. The scenery at this place never disappoints and for Christine and Mario this was exactly the style they envisioned when planning their engagement session. It was a gorgeous day spent at an equally gorgeous place, and we cannot wait until June for this wedding.

Nadia + Anthony Engagement Session | Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum, what an amazing place for not only weddings but incredible engagement shoots like this one associate photographer Cecilia captured for Nadia and Anthony. It was a fun night on one of the most gorgeous days in March. Morris Arboretum provided the beautiful scenery and Cecilia did an incredible job capturing these soon to be newlyweds who are obviously so in love with each other. The night wasn’t complete though without walking the streets of Chestnut Hill and grabbing some “Oh so delicious pizza” (Cecilia’s exact words), from the famous Cosimo’s Pizza Cafe. Check out this awesome engagement session, but be prepared to feel the sudden craving of that hot, cheesy goodness by the time you’re finished scrolling through.

Ashley + Bryan | Holly Hedge Estate

Love, laughter, and friendship are the three words associate photographer Cecilia used to describe Ashley and Bryan’s beautiful Holly Hedge Estate wedding. Cecilia along with Eric did a phenomenal job capturing some truly gorgeous images and they each expressed just how honored they were to be a part of this day and witness such true love, not only between bride and groom, but a love that was felt through out the entire bridal party and all the guests. Great job again Cecilia an Eric, and congrats again to this new bride and groom.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Holly Hedge Estate

Ceremony: Holly Hedge Estate - Old Barn

Reception Location: Holly Hedge Estate

Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Florist: The Pod Shop

DJ/Band: Synergetic

Bridget + Mike | Wissahickon Park

It was an absolutely freezing cold day in the middle of February but these two did not even complain once. Bridget and Mike, along with their pup Crockett, met associate photographer Cecilia and together they explored the park taking in the scenery and cuddling up to try and keep warm as best they could. These two are so laid back and easy going. Cecilia mentioned how much they trusted her and how willing they were to follow her lead, and it totally paid off. Check out this beautiful engagement session.

Bridget + Steve | Landenberg Barn at Nonantum Farms

Talk about a one of a kind wedding. Bridget and Steve thought of every detail right down to the GORGEOUS CUSTOM MADE bar built by the groom himself, which totally looks like something that belongs in the Twisted Oaks Studio…Hint, Hint. This wedding was absolutely stunning and The Ladenberg Barn at Nonantum Farms could not have been a more perfect setting for these newlyweds to celebrate their special day. It was truly a gorgeous wedding with two really wonderful people who, along with their guests, definitely soaked up every moment of fun their day had to offer from the drinks to the food to the dancing. What a fun night! Congrats again to these newlyweds on a perfect day and a beautiful marriage.

Ceremony/Reception: Landenberg Barn at Nonantum Farms

Bridal Gown: TI Adora

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Shoes: Bass

Caterer: Food for Thought Catering - Elizabethtown, PA

Florist: Quill's Bunches

Wedding Planner: Jessica Justh

Hair/Make-Up: Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design

Emily + Rob | The Old Mill

It was a pretty cloudy, overcast day, but that does not make one difference at all when you have the stunning and picturesque setting of The Old Mill as your wedding venue teamed up with the extremely talented Twisted Oaks associate photographers, Cecilia and Eric.  Cecilia and Eric did a phenomenal job capturing some absolutely gorgeous photos for the new bride and groom, Emily and Rob.  This couple is equally as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.  Everyone had an amazing day enjoying the delicious food and fun entertainment, all while surrounded by the rustic beauty that is The Old Mill.  We absolutely love shooting here, and I think when you scroll through this perfect wedding, you will see exactly why.

Ceremony/Reception Location: The Old Mill

Bridal Gown: Chic Nostalgia

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Groom’s Tux: Suit Supply

Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni

Florist: Marcus Hook Florist

DJ/Band: Nicky J Sounds

Cecilia | The best of 2018

First off, I can’t believe it’s already March, but I know I speak for all of us that we’re looking forward to warmer weather and the 2019 wedding season. Showing this blog post off makes us even more excited for the year ahead. Below is Cecilia’s Best of 2018 gallery showing off some of our favorite photos captured by her this year. One of the biggest benefits that Sandi and I have had over these past 3 years of running Twisted Oaks Studio is getting to watch each of our photographers continue to grow into who they are today, especially Cecilia.

Cecilia has been with us since the beginning and is one of our most popular and requested Lead photographers for a reason. As with all photographers, she’s extremely tough on herself which ultimately leads to her pushing even harder to become better and better. 2018 was a year where we watched her take a step back and re-evaluate what she needed to work on and as the season came to a close it was easy to see that it paid off. I really enjoyed putting this together and as you scroll through you’ll not only be able to see how talented she is but how natural our clients can be in front of her camera. Clients love working with her and it’s because of the time she spends getting to know each and every one of them that helps her capture the awesome photos that you’ll see below.

2018 was a special year and we have no doubts that 2019 will be her best year yet as she continues to evolve as a photographer and an artist. We’re extremely thankful for her and she plays a vital role in what makes Twisted Oaks one of the best wedding photography studios in the country.

Enjoy!

Alexandra + Timothy | Brandywind Manor House

Alexandra and Timothy’s stunning wedding at the Brandywine Manor House was without a doubt one to be remembered. The day was absolutely perfect and the rain that everyone was so worried about held off just long enough for associate photographers Cecilia and Austin to get some truly beautiful outdoor photos. Just when we thought the night couldn’t get any more fun with plenty of dancing, partying, and having the time of their lives, our very own bride serenaded everyone with her beautiful voice, and truly topped off what was already a already spectacular day.

Ceremony: St. Anastasia Church

Reception: Brandywine Manor House - The Crown Ballroom

Videographer: Bob Hogan

Band/DJ: Chico’s Vibe

Bonnie + Thomas | Porta

Bonnie and Thomas’ amazing Porta wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. From the intricate and delicate details in the bridal suite, to the unique Asbury Park Bride and Groom portraits, to the fun, and entertaining reception, this is definitely one that will go down in history. Associate photographers Cecilia and Eric did an outstanding job capturing the bride and groom’s special day. These images not only tell the story of the day so perfectly, but you can certainly feel the joy and laughter as you scroll through. Congrats again to the newlyweds.

Bride and Groom Prep Location: Berkeley

Ceremony and Reception Location: Porta

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

Bridal Shoes: Sam Edelman

Hair and Make-Up: The Beauty Room

DJ: DJ Za