Slay Displays/ Location 215

This past Thursday was an unforgettable day when we all got to celebrate relaunch and rebrand of Slay Displays. Networking, meeting new people and making amazing connections - what can be better? Funny how I’ve been asking everyone how they met Julia.. and was happy to share my story: we first met at a styled shoot at Anthony Wayne House, a project I got interested in because I saw her name and wanted to meet another russian- speaking vendor in the industry! I got to meet her and her husband and got amazed by how much effort and hard work they put into their craft. All of their flowers, giant letters and backdrops are made by hand… it’s clear they pour all their energy and soul into what they do and always come up with creative ways to wow! Their letters are definitely show stoppers that would be an awesome addition to a surprise proposal, wedding, family celebrations and any other event.

It was awesome to meet new amazing friendors I ‘ve heard of before : Frost 321 are so unique and so cool! While we were filming them, I was literally mesmerized by the way their cocktails are made. Watching them do their magic made me think of summer rooftop parties and how great it would be to have them there. It’s literally entertainment + frozen tasty cocktails ( 2 in 1).


Huge thank you to all the vendors who participated:

Venue: LOCATION 215 @location215

Rentals: PARTY RENTALS LTD @partyrentalltd

Displays: SLAY DISPLAYS @slaydisplays

Photo/Video: Inna Ovsepian Photography @innaovsepianphotography

Hors D’oeuvres: Garces @ @garcesevents

Beverages: Frost 321 @frost321_

DJ: SILVER SOUND @silversounddjs

Balloon Arch: Peonies Events @peonies.events

Desserts: Danis Cake Pop Shoppe @daniscakepopshoppe

Make Up Artist: Just B Beautiful @justbbeautiful

Spruce St Harbor Park Surprise Proposal

Hammocks, showers and surprise proposals season :) Shreedip and Samridhi are engaged! 🥂💍
This hammock at Spruce St Harbor Park is where they had their first date and where she said yes! We all know how unpredictable weather is here in Philly in summer… A few moments before Shreedip was about to ask Sam to marry him, it started to downpour and they got soaking wet. Good thing Hilton hotel was right there where they hid for a few minutes before proceeding. He asked, she said yes! Sam was gleaming and absolutely loved her ring. Their family came to congratulate them on their engagement and we all enjoyed a nice calm evening after the storm and took some romantic photos along the water and in the park.

Happy engagement!

Normandy Farm Wedding Photos | Blue Bell Backyard Ceremony

Kate and Rob said their vows in front of their family on a nice sunny Saturday in June. Their lovely backyard was a perfect setting for a low key, relaxed wedding ceremony. After the ceremony we went to Normandy Farms to take some photos with now Mr and Mrs. Kate and Rob looked awesome and their eyes were full of love and excitement when they were saying their “ I do’s”. Additional bonus : puppy and Star Wars masks. Here’s our favorite moments from that sweet day :)

Fleisher Art Memorial Wedding | Jackson + Maxine

I thought I’ve seen everything….. but never ever had I seen a bridal party like this. My tears didn’t dry on their own… for like 5 minutes… it took 3 bridesmaids and the warmest strongest hug to make me look normal again :) These people = magic. Pure magic.
As for Jackson and Maxine…. they were absolutely stunning, on top of being the kindest, hard working, nicest people.Just look in their eyes, it’s all there. Crazy to think if I hadn’t noticed Jackson’s post in a local Mt Airy group that he opened a Martial Arts Studio 5 minutes from home and hadn’t gotten in touch last February, we might have not had a chance to work together.

Maxine’s beauty, Jackson’s awesome outfit, their baby dog as a ringbearer, Mariachi band and coolest Fleisher art Memorial that they chose as their venue - all these details made the day unforgettable. Looking at their gallery now, I can surely say that it couldn’t be a better match with any other couple full of soul and warmth and (not to brag) I don’t think any other photographer would be able to capture all those moments I captured for them and their families. Every. single.photo is a work of art and brings joy and smiles. I know it’s all they’ve ever wanted and beyond everything that I envisioned. My photojournalistic style that I developed from day one just bloomed into something extraordinary that day.

Photography is not about cameras…or lenses…or flashes. Photography is about heart and soul.

I am fascinated and so so so grateful for documenting this day for M&J.


Venue: Fleisher Art Memorial

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Catering: JPM Catering and Events

Make up: Jill Harth NYC Make up Artist

Florist: Ten Pennies

DJ: DJ COACH K

Mariachi Band: Mariachi Citlalli



Icona Avalon Wedding Photos | Dana + Mike

This right here is everything you need to know about Dana and Mike and people they surrounded themselves with. Everything, from that fire in both Dana and Mike’s eyes, their smiles, their pure and lovely excitement about their wedding ( I couldn’t stop comparing them to little kids :)) These ridiculously beautiful and kind people with so much light and energy created the most amazing memories… They lit up the whole room, they danced the night away, the smiled, cried, hugged, kissed. I’m so happy we got to experience that night together. I’m so grateful for you, for your love, for the way you look at each other, for the way you love life and each other, and cherish moments above everything else. I’ll always remember you as “ crazy in love kids”... the happiest clients, the ocean- loving, fun, chill, excited, beautiful couple.

Here’s to forever.

Vendors:
venue: ICONA Avalon
dj: Hurricane Productions
florist: Jennifer Designs
make up: The Contour Queen
cake: Bakeworks

This spring wedding was photographed by Inna Ovsepian Photography at the incredibly beautiful Icona Avalon. The couple got married at hotel’s veranda decorated with florals and lanterns by their amazing florists ( later we found out that they had to fight water because of the storm we got but no one could ever guess, that’s some great hard work behind the scenes!) Dana wanted to incorporate stairs for the first look ( just like in Titanic) and it was the sweetest and emotional moment for all of us.. Portraits were taken around the venue and at the taproom at the Hotel. See their engagement session here.

Best of 2018

Don’t look back unless it’s a good view. Here is a little snippet of the past 12 months : feelings, places and people.

Thank you, 2018.

Inna Ovsepian is a wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer based in Philadelphia and available to tell your story anywhere in the world.

Get in touch hello@innaovsepian.com or at 267 481 4765.

Adventure Aquarium Surprise Proposal | Camden Waterfront & Race St Pier Engagement

Prem surprised Sarah with a shiny heart shaped ring and VIP tour around Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. The coolest part of this afternoon: divers with the sweetest sign “Will you marry me?”…. and Sarah’s reaction of course! :)

Congratulations on your engagement!

Thank you to Aquarium’s staff for being super caring and helpful.


Maritime Parc Wedding | Jersey City | Francesca + Louis

This gorgeous winter wedding at Maritime Parc was the last wedding for me in season 2018. I don't know how I got so lucky to work with international brides recently (see my Polish princess here- https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/2018/10/16/peter-shields-inn-wedding-cape-may-nj-marley-sam ), but here goes another magic story:)

We met with Francesca and Louis in Princeton back in November to discuss their wedding plans. They literally put the whole thing together in record time! Francesca's beautiful and loud (that we would find out later, when they started singing during reception;) family struck me with their openness, candid smiles and so much joy and merriness that they were radiating. The way they all gathered together during ceremony to be able to hear Francesca's brother Rocco translation was just so sweet! Dances melted my heart. Manhattan views took our breath away. The day could not be any better. Maritime Parc and their staff added their top notch service, charm and impeccable hospitality. Their whole team along with amazing views made our day truly unforgettable.

Congratulations Francesca and Louis, enjoy the memories!


Adelphia Wedding | Ravi +Liz

Ravi and Liz tied the knot on the first day of December at beautiful Adelphia in Deptford, New Jersey. They exchanged gifts beforehand and opted out of first look which means Ravi saw his beautiful bride for the first time when she was graciously walking down the aisle. His reaction is one of the sweetest we’ve seen. Happy tears, prayers, Indian ceremony ( can’t stop looking at their breathtaking traditional outfits!), DJ BRIDE, Eagles cake as a groom’s cake, sparkling sneakers instead of high heels, bomb bridal party and dances non- stop - just some of our favorite highlights of the party.

Enjoy the memories!

Everly at Railroad + Ocean City Engagement | Dana + Mike

While Philly was dealing with snowy surprise I escaped to Tuckahoe and Ocean City to spend an amazing afternoon with Dana and Mike for their engagement session. We started the day at whimsical Everly at Railroad and later made our way to Ocean City. The weather could not be any better. My favorite parts of the day : guys taking Polaroid photos of each other ( how sweet!), wine on the beach, emotions, happy smiles and the fact that Mike was ready to sacrifice the Eagles game for this session ;)

Enjoy these memories :) Can’t wait to capture more soul photos on your wedding day!

Thank you for this beautiful day.



Delaware Contemporary Wedding | Stephanie + Jack

The outpour of love, support, the most amazing cheesecake (and cheeseboards!!!!), lots of tears, cold!(brrrrr crazy cold), best bridal party and unique art! Stephanie and Jack, congratulations on your sweetest day! #bakerandthebeast1110

Venue: Delaware Contemporary

Dress : Wedding Belles

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: 

Band: Silver Sound

Hair and Make up: 

Caterer: Jim Duffy’s Catering