It was an honor to have photographed the wedding of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2011 Amber-Joi to the love of her life Tommy at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. It was such a gorgeous Spring day for a perfect wedding of this beautiful couple. Amber-Joi looked absolutely stunning in her YSA Makino wedding gown, which was featured on TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New. Her wedding was so elegant and glamorous, from her wedding bouquet to her reception decors.
We had a blast documenting their wedding story! Check out these images to re-live their wedding day.
This is one of my favorite shots of the day! I saw this beautiful window light perfect for the bride’s portrait before she put on her YSA Makino gown.
Such a cute moment with the flower girl.
One of my favorite shots of the couple from the street of Philadelphia.
The uplighting by Synergetic Sound and Lights combined with the elegance of the table decors are beyond gorgeous!
I have to say, Amber-Joi and Tommy performed one of the best wedding first dances ever. Not to mention Tommy carried her on his shoulder and span her away as she spread her arms to their first dance song – ‘Open Arms ‘ by Journey.
Amber-Joi and her sisters from the Philadelphia Sixers Dancers where they all used to dance for, including Beyonce’s right hand dancer Kimmie Gee (next to her on the left). I remember photographing her with Beyonce during one of her Philadelphia concerts during my newspaper years.
I wish Amber-Joi and Tommy a lifetime of happiness and thank you again for letting me document your special day!
And it is a pleasure to work with the following talented and hard working people –
Wedding Gown: YSA Makino
Groom’s Tuxedo: Tom Ford
Flowers: Carl Alan Floral Designs
Make-up: Shataya Worth
Officiant: Reverend Joe Watkins
Entertainment: EBE Talent band – Paris
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. Kim Buhay and staff are amazing! Thanks so much for taking care of us.
Wedding Planners: The Event Boutique
I hope you enjoyed looking through these from their wedding. Make sure you leave your greetings for the newly weds in the comments box below.
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