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    Entries in Drew Noel Photography (9)

    Wednesday
    Jan112017

    Lisa and Sameer E-Shoot

    What a day to be in the city!  I love engagement shoots because they really let me get used to the couple and how to work with them (as they with me) day of the wedding.   The first 5 minutes in front of a camera can be a deer in headlights moment and I'm always surprised with how easy some couples can roll into it.  You two made my job incredibly easy and fun and made the wedding day even more of a blast!    

    Wednesday
    Jan112017

    Rachel and Jeff

    Rachel + Jeff
    04 | 16 | 16

    It's been forever since I've blogged so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  After capturing their E-Shoot in Hoboken, I knew I was going to have a great time with these two :-).  Wedding was at the lovely Nassau in in Princeton NJ with a great group of family and friends.   After their first look we strolled through Princetons greens and found some amazing walls to capture some pretty bad ass photos along with some of the cuter more romanticy (yes it's a word.... kinda) shots.   After meeting up with the bridal party we boogied on down to the reception held on a gorgeous day right ouside the venue where they gave their hearts forever to one another :-)

     

     






     

    And one set from the engagement shoot!

    Monday
    May022016

    Jessica and Greg

    Jessica + Greg
    04 | 09 | 16


    Just like the Post Office Motto - "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night..."  weddings happen every day and in every type of weather.  The separation between and amazing day and gloomy day is the attitude of the couple.  April had already been a month of surprises with crazy summer weather to the wintry mix of the day and if anything it added to the memories of this amazing couple and amazing wedding.  I can't speak highly enough of their attitude to a little snow and rain mix :-).   They and their wedding party trudged it out on wet roads, running out of near moving busses to get the happy shots of the day only to show the weather how much they could turn such a day into a crazy party!  From the tears of joy to the laughs and excitement I couldn't of asked for a better day!

     








    Saturday
    Jan232016

    Sami + Eli

    Sami + Eli
    01 | 17 | 16
    Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

     

    First of all let me apologize for the sheer number of photos I'm about to post.   I tried my hardest to narrow these down for you.  I started off at 500 - knocked it down to 300 - knocked it down to 200 - and finally ended up with around 150 and I feel like I've given up.   I spent close to 4 hours just trying to wrap my head around the fact that there were SO many that I loved.

    Samantha and Eli's wedding was held at the beautiful Bellevue hotel in Philadelphia.  When I arrived I couldn't help but laugh when Sam's mom told me that I "Cleaned up nice" (after I showed up for an engagement shoot in shorts and t-shirt.   She then told the story to the ladies in the room how she immediately understood my apparel after she saw me walk out side and start rolling around on the city streets :-).

    I loved the atmosphere and bubbliness of the room immediately with lots of laughter and excitement reverberating off the walls - a perfect place to start shooting and probably the reason why I couldn't narrow it down any further!  After a few getting ready and detail shots we called up all the girls for a few photos and some champagne which was a blast.  I told Samantha that if the champagne started spraying a little bit - just enjoy the moment and don't worry about me or the camera (it's weatherproof).  She immediately asked if she should shake it up first then (which would of been awesome - but I think the hotel may have been a tad upset). After popping the cork and pouring out drinks it was off to Eli's room.  Still getting ready I took the opportunity to grab a few more details and plan out the rest of the day.  With another cheers I was back to Sam's room to get the final prep and set up their first look.

    I set up my cameras and enjoyed the excitement of Eli as he entered the room, brimming with anticipation to see his lovely wife to be.   Hiding her I set them back to back and let the magic happen - and boy did it happen.  The look on Eli's face was incredible and awesome to capture as he gazed with wide eyes at his bride.  After giving them a second to relax from the excitement we were off to grab a few more photos of them before the ceremony!  The first thing I noticed when I walked in the hotel was the awesome staircase that I wanted to get them on as we made our way downstairs to the snow.  After a few shots we headed outside where Sam was so enthused about the snow (which she had prayed for!)  After a few more photos it was up to the Ketubah and the ceremony and reception!

    The room was a buzz with joy and love for the couple as they officially became man and wife.   With a gorgeous hanging flower chuppah they, along with their family, celebrated each other and the life forthcoming. With a smash of a glass and kiss they through up their arms and headed off to the party. 

    The reception room was decorated and lit to perfection thanks to the stunning work of Evantine Designs.  The food was incredibly presented and the guests were taking it all in.  When it was time for intro's the bride and groom rolled out like Rock Stars and danced the night away.  Leaving the dance floor for the stage several times as their guests lifted them into the air and then joined them!   With a gorgeous cutting of the cake and some amazing words by friends and family the night came to a close as one of the most memorable weddings of my life.

    Thank you having me be a part of your day!  I hope these images do justice to the incredible love you two have for each other and the love of your family that they carried through the day! 

    - Drew Noel 















    Tuesday
    Jul242012

    Lisa + Vinny 

    Lisa + Vinny
    May 11th 2012
    Newark, New Jersey

    Another great day, another incredible couple!  So it was off to North Jersey to capture Lisa and Vinny's big day.  The details were prepped and the girls were in the final stages of getting ready.  After Lisa was in her dress and ready to go I had to laugh a little bit as she walked down (looking gorgeous of course) the stairs and all of the girls were out doing my job with their iPhones ;-).   After they were ready we headed out to the ceremony - an incredible church out in Newark where Vinny got his first look at his bride.  From here it was just rocking out and taking frames all the way through the end of the reception!  You two were awesome and I'm so excited to give you all of your photos!  Thanks for including me in your big day!

    -Drew

    Loved the reactions of her daughter as  they were getting ready.




    The new photographers.

    They rolled in style. :-)





    The two of them rocking it out.



    The girls were given some awesome bridesmaids gifts!


    Fun shot just prior to the reception!