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Catie and Anton's Philly Style Wedding at The Merion Tribute House, in Havertown, PA

Since I became a photographer, I've photographed or attended more weddings than I can count. You would think, that after a while they would "get old" or I'd be wedding-ed out at some point, but the relationships that I build with my clients and the joy that I feel from helping my couples have a great wedding day is bested only by the way I feel about my own marriage. I don't think that is a coincidence either; I think my love of my own marriage helps me share a little bit of my heart each wedding day.

That said, capturing Catie and Anton's wedding day has likely become one of my favorite days so far, and I am absolutely thrilled to be sharing it with you. It will be a tough wedding to beat, and that's before we get to the part where they had the Phillie Phanatic, Swoop (The Philadelphia Eagles mascot, and 6 Mummers (and for viewers outside of Philadelphia, a Mummer is a string band player in those big costumes, look it up!). You see, I met Catie and Anton as a couple last year at the other Jarkowsky wedding (view it here!). When Catie reached out to me last year about her own wedding, one of the things I knew was that Anton didn't particularly fancy having a camera pointed at him (which doesn't make much sense to me because the two of them are gooooorgeous).  It's not uncommon however for people, particularly the guys, to not be crazy about photography, but seeing how Anton interacted with Catie on his wedding day was such an amazing experience for me.

Catie and Anton decided not to do a first look, which if you've read a few posts back (view it here), is totally fine by me! But it actually allowed me to see a side of Anton that I didn't expect. When the ceremony had ended, and they had processed down the aisle, they were in a little bubble all of their own, even though all of their friends and family stood around them, and I heard Anton telling Catie how beautiful she was. I can't even accurately describe how beautiful that moment was, and I'm lucky to have just captured the moment as it occurred. 

I thank Catie and Anton for putting their total and complete trust in me and my second shooter - Cary McCaughey - that day to capture their day. I could go on and on about how awesome your wedding was, but I figure I'll let the photos do the talking!