Wedding ceremony for Brian and Brianna

The wedding ceremony for Brian and Brianna was a beautiful event and it was my honor to be their wedding photographer. I met with Brianna and Brian about a year ago and our mutual love of photography got our relationship off to a great start. It was clear that capturing the wedding ceremony for Brian and Brianna was important, but so was photographing everything else.

groom, bowtieFrom the preparations to the ceremony and finally the reception. Brian and Brianna wanted it all covered. As a wedding photographer my main style is a journalist or editorial style.

wedding, shoesThis involves photographing things as they happen with an unposed natural feel to the wedding photographs.

mom, brideNow I certainly utilize a posed structure for the formal wedding photographs but most of the time I like to take the journalistic approach to my wedding photography. The wedding ceremony for Brian and Brianna was held at the Downingtown Country Club. The event planner Kerry Conner did a fantastic job (yet again) in assuring everything went smoothly for Brian and Brianna.

father of bride, brideThe ceremony took place at DCC’s new outdoor venue and it provided a beautiful backdrop for Brian and Brianna to get married.

bride, groomFrom the gorgeous pergola to the rock formations with a flowing waterfall DCC makes my job easy as a wedding photographer.

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One of my favorite moments after the wedding ceremony for Brian and Brianna was the reception. The DJ from V.I.P. DJ Entertainment had the entire wedding party dancing all night long!

wedding, partyThis was an amazing party filled with emotional sentiment and just a “good time” atitude! It was clear the Brian and Brianna were surrounded by many people who love them. It always makes me happy as a wedding photographer to see the wedding couples’ friends, family and work associates celebrating right along with the bride and groom.

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It was my honor to be the wedding photographer for Brian and Brianna and I wish them many years of wedded bliss! Brian and Brianna’s wedding gallery can be found under “Client Login” on the menu.

Contact wedding photographer David James to discuss your upcoming celebration.

Amanda and Taylor’s Wedding Photography

Amanda and Taylor’s wedding day was something special for our team to be a part of this past Saturday. They have been together a long time and were at that place in their life to become husband and wife.

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One of my absolute favorite elements of their wedding was their choice to incorporate their past into their future with special touches. On Amanda’s bouquet she carried small photos of family members who attended their wedding in spirit . . .

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Amanda and Taylor both were surrounded by many friends and family who clearly loved each and every one of them very much.

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The wedding was held on a beutiful fall day at the Downingtown Country Club in Downingtown, PA. As you know from some of my earlier posts.

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The Downingtown Country Club is one of my favorite venus. I love working with Kerry Conners and her team.

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Amanda and Taylor chose to have their wedding outdoors in the circle right out front of the Downingtown Country Club and it was a great choice.

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I have to admit I was a bit concerned when I was first booked Amanda and Taylor’s wedding I was concerned about the possibility of having to change plans due to the chance of bad weather. But I followed Amanda’s lead, stayed positive and fortunatly Mother Nature paid off for us and the the ceremony went off without a hitch!

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Now the real celebration came during the reception. There are parties, and then there are parties!

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Amanda, Taylor their friends and family danced and celebrated all night. One of my favorite things about their reception was the awesome mix of music they chose for the Silver Sound DJ to play.

 

From everyone singing along to great country songs or dancing like maniacs, the dance floor was full and stayed full!

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I have to note that Amanda and Taylor’s cake-cutting has to be one of my all-time favorite photos. They were laughing the whole time and had everyone else in stitches too!

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It was truly an honor to be a part of Amanda and Taylor’s wedding day.

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David James’s Favorite Wedding Photographs from 2014

It is incredibly hard to blog about my favorite wedding photographs from 2014. There were so many awesome weddings that David James photography was privileged to be a part of their day. This selection off photos really is just a few, a tiny bit of so many more that were captured. They are in no particular order and I hope you enjoy them for the pure sake of almost being there yourself. Here at David James Photography , we are looking forward to an exciting and very busy 2015.

 

Aubrey and Celeste

Aubrey and Celeste’s wedding was traditional and magic at the same time . . . . These shoes are some of my all time favorites from any wedding.

 

 

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Celeste’s wedding shoes!
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Aubrey & Celeste before the ceremony.
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Aubrey and Celeste’s children, waiting . . .

Vesta & Mike

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Vesta and Mike in West Chester, PA

Christina and Jamie

Christina and Jamie were married in Pittsburgh, PA and it was a true celebration of love, friendship, family and bulldogs . . .

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Christina & Jamie in Pittsburgh, PA
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“Chumley” the bulldog was the ring bearer!
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“Yes”. Jamie dried Christina’s tears with a “Terrible Towel”!

Jessica & Buddy

Jessica & Buddy had a wedding like no other! They arrived at the reception in classic cars!

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Jessica & Buddy’s Wedding Day – ©David James Photography
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Jessica and Buddy with their Classic Car “Carriages” to the reception.

Paul and Evelyn

Evelyn and Paul were surrounded by family the entire day and even better, their “best of” best friends!

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A family portrait! – ©David James Photography
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Paul’s reaction to th first time he sees Evelyn coming down the aisle.

Caitlyn and Lisa

This is  great couple who wanted Engagement Photos. They were both very passionate about Philadelphia!

Caitlyn and Lisa's Engagement Photos.
Caitlyn and Lisa’s Engagement Photos.

Christina and Nathan

I love that Christina and Nate were able to make the day about themselves and celebrate their love!

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Christina and Nathan’s Wedding Day!
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The beautiful Christina before the wedding!

Megan and Jeff

Megan and Jeff are getting married this year in 2015 but we had a great engagement shoot in 2014!

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Megan and Jeff’s Engagement shoot!

So as you can see, this is just a small sampling of some of our favorite photographs of 2014. There are just too many good ones to include them all. David James Photography is looking forward to 2015 and we hope to be a part of your special day too. Please contact David James Photography for an estimate or just to say “hello!”

Wedding Photography of Jessica Fedena and Buddy Yarnell

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Jessica Fedena and Buddy Yarnell were married on June 20th, 2014 at the Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, PA. It was our honor at David James Photography to capture their very special day. The reception was held at the Downingtown Country Club.

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Jessica and Buddy’s Wedding Day – ©David James Photography

It’s great to be a part of such a special day. Jessica and Buddy had so many wonderful elements to their wedding. They truly made their wedding, THEIR wedding. When I first met Jessica last fall at the DCC Bridal Fair, I knew I loved her energy and wanted to be a part of her day.

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Jessica & Buddy’s Wedding Day – ©David James Photography

“Oh!”, did I mention the classic cars? Jessica’s Dad is a member of a classic car club and they are a very tight-knit group. Jessica and Buddy were over-joyed to have had the cars as a part of their wedding day. I am ecstatic to edit the rest of the photos that include the cars. It was my first wedding that had them as a big part of the day. I think everyone had fun seeing the wedding party arrive at DCC in the cars.

But Jessica and Buddy had so many personal touches to their wedding, it is hard to list them all.

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Jessica is escorted down the aisle – ©David James Photography

Jessica was first escorted down the aisle by her biological father Steve, then her Step dad (or Dad) Mr. Wayne walked with Jessica to the altar.

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Wayne escorts Jessica down the aisle! – ©David James Photography

 

Jessica’s fiance’ Buddy played the guitar as she came down the aisle, and after a beautiful unity candle and ceremony these two finally got to the good stuff . . . the “smooch”.

Jessica & Buddy's First Kiss (As man & wife) - ©David James Photography
Jessica & Buddy’s First Kiss (As man & wife) – ©David James Photography

The entire wedding party had fun along with Jessica and Buddy.

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Jessica and Buddy’s Wedding Day – ©David James Photography

 

Congratulations Jessica Fedena and Buddy Yarnell, I know you will be happy for many. many years!

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Jessica & Buddy’s Wedding Day by David James Photography

Shiloh and Dominic’s wedding photographer

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Pokemon Wedding Rings!

As a wedding photographer I thought I had seen everything. I’ve seen brides arrive on horseback and couples leave the reception in helicopters. But I have to admit when I saw the pokey balls at Shiloh and Dominic’s wedding this last weekend.  I was thrown just a bit. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Pokémon. I just wasn’t expecting to see something from the world of fantasy and anime make its way into a wedding. I was only phased for a second because I knew that our bride and groom Shiloh and Dominic were the kind of creative people who I really like to be around.

Shiloh and Dominic were married this past weekend at the Downingtown Country Club and was my honour to be their wedding photographer. We had met about a month ago to discuss all their photos that they wanted for the wedding. But they did not prepare me for the rings being brought down the aisle by the ring bearer inside of pokey balls. I loved it! One of the reasons I love being a wedding photographer is because of the personalization that each bride and groom brings to their wedding day. I knew it was going to be a unique wedding when Shiloh explained to me about the different colored dresses that the bridesmaids were going to wear. They were gorgeous! Each dress was a different shade while still keeping the same color profile. Plus, the groomsmen were dashing in their matching vests.

Plus to top it off the wedding cakes tiers each match the color and the bridesmaids dresses. Oh, but that isn’t all! You should have seen the cake topper. It was custom-designed by Shiloh’s mom. It was Wedding, Cakea sculpture of Shiloh and Dominic sitting on their favorite couch working on the computer watching movies surrounded by all their four-legged friends and let me tell you your were a lot of cats and dogs in something else furry. As elegant and family centric, as this wedding was, it was the personalization Shiloh and Dominic that truly made this wedding their own. All the way down to the passage read by the pastor “Winnie the Pooh.” This is an event I will never forget as a wedding photographer. Not because of the unique things that Shiloh and Dominic brought to the wedding. But because they shared themselves during the wedding celebration. As a wedding photographer that’s my favorite thing to capture on a wedding day . . . . and kisses!

Should I get married at Christmas time?

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Christmas Wedding

I know this blog may seem a bit late since it is almost the beginning  of February. But, I think it is just in time for this coming years holiday season. Its a question that is always asked by brides, “Should I get married at Christmas time?”, crossing many a woman’s mind when planning her wedding.  There are so many reasons to get married at Christmas but unfortunatly the  perceived logistics usually get in the way.

Lets face it, weddings are a tad tedious to organize and couple that stress with the holidays and you could be setting yourself up for one serious headache. Not only is travel at the holidays difficult but most of us are dressed out more than ever. Plus, I believe the majority of us are pushed to the limits all the way until Christmas Eve. So I can see where a bride would be reluctant to schedule a Christmas Wedding. It could be seen as self indulgent or selfish. But I truly believe that if your heart is set on having your wedding at Christmas.  You should absolutely go for it.

There is no doubt a Christmas wedding would create a lifetime of  treasured memories. Also I might add that most brides who love Christmas so much as to plan or contemplate having her wedding at that time of year. She more than likely inherited this love of the holidays from her family. So most family friends would probably be on board with the planning.  The lights, trees, wreaths and feelings of the holidays or rather “the magic” is already built in. All any bride has to do is to decide the exact shade of color for the bridesmaid dresses and pick the perfect decorations to embrace the holiday while showcasing her own design tastes.

So I say, “go for it!” have a wedding at Christmas and think of it as a gift “to” your family not an inconvenience on their holiday plans. (Having an open bar doesn’t hurt either.)

Who knows, you may get lucky and it may snow . . . .and to quote from the movie “Father of the Bride” – “Thank God snow is white, it works with the wedding you know . .  .” – wedding planner.

Whether it is a Christmas Wedding or one scheduled for anytime of year, contact or call David James at 484.883.5171 to have a free consultation about your wedding photography needs.

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Christmas Wedding

 

Megan and David’s Wedding Day at Downingtown Country Club

I had met Megan and David earlier this year to discuss photographing their wedding day. I was very excited about their wedding because they were going for a holiday theme. Megan and David’s wedding was last night and it was clear by Megan’s choices she truly captured the feeling of elegance and Christmas.

The Downingtown Country Club was lit beautifully with Christmas trees and holiday trimmings. The DCC has one of my all time favorite locations to pose a bride on. They have a fantastic stairwell that has the best gentle curve that is right out of a classic southern mansion. But it really comes to life this time of year when they decorate the banister with evergreens, pine cones and white Christmas lights.

Bride, Bridal PartySo it was too easy to take the lovely Ms. Megan and her bridesmaids and pose them along the banister. Megan’s gorgeous wedding dress accented with a cranberry red satin sash looked radiant with her bridesmaids. I have to admit I love the look of bridesmaids dress that all match, but the style is actually different. I think it allows each bridesmaid to look and feel her best while still being unified within the wedding party.

I did make it over to hang out with the groom as well. I have to admit David was very cool and calm for a man about to get married. Of course, being surrounded by good friends helps I am sure. We had a pretty good laugh that between myself and the rest of the wedding party there were a lot of  “David’s”  in that room. David and his groomsmen struck some very handsome poses and weren’t camera-shy at all. They looked fantastic in their tuxedos with matching vest and tie.

I had  a great time photographing David and Megan’s Wedding and I wish them a lifetime of happiness. If you would like to contact me about photographing your wedding please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.