Christine Swope Strong Beauty

My Life: A Photographer in Front of the Camera

At least once a year, I force myself (and my family) in front of a camera for our Christmas card photograph. It was especially important this year because of the sweet baby bump I'm rockin.' Oh, and it's so true, your second pregnancy is completely different from your first- so much less documenting, and so much less sleep!

I started the day by having my makeup professionally done by one of my favorite makeup artists- Christine Swope, I recommend her to EVERYONE- she's so talented. I really do believe that having your makeup done for any photo shoot will give you the confidence you need, and makeup artists have such a remarkable talent to bring out each person's natural beauty- it stands out in photos! I'm so glad I did it. 

A fellow photographer and good friend, Danielle of DMotti Photography, captured my family in such a beautiful way. She has a great eye and captures light like nobody's business! Sometimes it can be hard to take the backseat and let someone else pick all of the locations and poses, and I'm so glad I didn't open my mouth- I wouldn't change a thing about how Danielle captured everything! I'm forever grateful for these photos!

Makeup: Christine Swope of Strong Beauty

Photography: DMotti Photography

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Knowlton Mansion, Philadelphia, PA Wedding: Carl + Julia

When I think of Carl and Julia, I think "pure romance." I know so much of their story, because over the course of wedding planning, I became super close with Julia- so I'm going to list some reasons why I think they have such an amazing story.

-They grew up in the same neighborhood. Their moms are best friends!

-When Carl proposed, he set up an elaborate scavenger hunt that involved their grade school teacher, multiple family members, and of course, a stunning diamond.

-While Carl was overseas serving in the Army as a pilot, he made sure to send Julia flowers every month on their anniversary.

-They both ended their wedding vows with the same sentence.

To sum it up, they are absolutely perfect for each other. Their rustic/bohemian wedding at Knowlton Mansion, was the culmination of their relationship and I think everyone in the room was so happy to see them reunited at last, after a long eleven months apart. Thank you Carl for your service and thanks to Carl AND Julia for being just absolutely adorable and hilarious.

Makeup: Christine Swope (bride) and Brennan Reichlin (bridesmaids)

Hair: Angela Leap and Niki Bachman

Gown: Marisa Bridals

Floral: Lynne Blackman with My Jersey Garden

Cake: Conroy Catering

Stationery: Julia Carite (the amazingly talented Graphic Designer/Bride herself!

DJ: Centerstage Entertainment

Venue: Knowlton Mansion

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