{Married} Shaelyn + Steve’s Destination Wedding at Villa del Palmar in Cancun, Mexico – Part 2 | Destination Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner and Destination Engagement Photographer

When my friend Debbie, co-owner of my favorite (and the BEST) studio ever, Purenergy, told me her soon to be son-in-law is looking for a photographer to capture his proposal, I never could’ve imagined I’d be here today blogging their destination wedding at the Villa del Palmar in Cancun, Mexico. 

I truly felt like I’ve known Shaelyn and Steve for way longer than I have. I first met them back in February 2016 when Steve popped the question outside Kooma restaurant in West Chester, where they had their first date…where it all began. They brought it full circle – which I love! Steve and I planned very strategically how to get the right shot. He put so much time and effort into making sure everything went so perfectly. And it couldn’t have gone any better. At that point I had no idea that I would soon be meeting such a sweet, funny, and genuine person, Shaelyn. Together they have an incredible zest for life and its contagious! It’s no wonder they are loved by so many people. So, from the proposal came their engagement session at Valley Forge Park. Which leads us to their destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico. 

Shaelyn and Steve’s wedding was definitely one for the books! Aside from it being in the most gorgeous setting, everyone that attended really knew how to celebrate the way every bride and groom hopes for their guests. There was so much excitement, laughter and love in the air, it’s kind of difficult for me to put into words. The best part of my job is having the opportunity to be right in front of love. The most exciting day of a couple’s relationship. Witnessing pure emotion. And being able to capture it for brides and grooms on their wedding day, well, that’s a bonus. Shaelyn, Steve, their families and friends truly made us feel like we weren’t just photographers, but that we were family. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience so, thank you guys for everything! I hope you love your pictures!

Wedding Vendors:

Dress: Zaira

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Invitations/Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Make up and Hair: Style Trio

Florist: Van Gogh Events

DJ: Coby Horacio Vargas Montalvo

Cake: Zaida Marcos

Videographer: Visual Rose

Photography: Angelina M. Photography

{Families, Babies & Bumps, Oh My!} Philadelphia & Montgomery County Family, Maternity and Baby Portrait Photographer

So here I am with one last post of the year. Catching up on sharing photos from some wonderful sessions over the past couple months.

I know I’ve said this before but I absolutely LOVE being a photographer. For me, it’s about capturing something special that you don’t even know is happening in that moment. Those perfectly candid moments, or that heart-felt kiss, the kiss that comes from deep inside your soul. Laughter. Smiles. Love. That is what life is all about, isn’t it? And to capture that for anyone in front of my lens is a true honor. Thank you to everyone I’ve had the pleasure of photographing during 2014. I am so excited to see how my journey unfolds in 2015. And I’m thankful to have you all along for the ride, as well! Hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from my last several sessions of the year!

The Castillo Family at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA – Even though it was FRIGID this morning, we really lucked out with the snowy dusting that took place the night before. :)
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The Minger Family at Valley Forge Park – The weather really cooperated with us. We were blessed with a perfect sunset, beautiful light and very mild weather. Perfect for my little niece, Anna, too :) valley forge sunset family portraits05valley forge sunset family portraits06valley forge sunset family portraits07valley forge sunset family portraits08valley forge sunset family portraits09valley forge sunset family portraits11valley forge sunset family portraits12valley forge sunset family portraits14valley forge sunset family portraits16valley forge sunset family portraits17valley forge sunset family portraits19valley forge sunset family portraits20valley forge sunset family portraits18

Bahar, Matt & April at Upper Merion Township Park in King of Prussia, PA – Such a special maternity session with a glowing mommy & daddy awaiting their sweet little boy’s arrival!10182014_Shariati_08 10182014_Shariati_09 10182014_Shariati_19 10182014_Shariati_36 10182014_Shariati_40

The Walsh Family at the Philadelphia Art Museum/Waterworks – Love capturing this family’s portraits each year. And really love watching their little ones grow! Such cuties!!10192014_Walsh_013 10192014_Walsh_024 10192014_Walsh_032 10192014_Walsh_054 10192014_Walsh_053 10192014_Walsh_069 10192014_Walsh_077

The Jubina Family at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel, NJ – Can’t believe I’ve known Erika since High School! And to photograph her beautiful family was just wonderful!10252014_Jubina_16 10252014_Jubina_20 10252014_Jubina_26 10252014_Jubina_30 10252014_Jubina_53 10252014_Jubina_72 10252014_Jubina_85

Sweet, little Ginny at Upper Merion Park in King of Prussia, PA – What a little doll! Such a fun morning capturing this little angel’s smiling face :)10252014_Leonard_02 10252014_Leonard_07 10252014_Leonard_09 10252014_Leonard_18