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

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.


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.



Greate Bay Country Club Wedding | Somers Point, NJ | Joe + Renny

You ever meet your bride and groom for the first time and they strike you with their calm energy, courtesy, manners and beauty? That's what I immediately thought of Joe and Renny when we exchanged hugs at Greate Bay Country Club.

Oh and their families are so wonderful! Great speeches! Amazing moments shared together. Asians surely do know how to party and I love it ;) We got so many awesome photos from their reception, especially from the dance floor.

I'm very grateful to this wonderful couple for letting us experiment and being up to anything. That's how magic is created! Mutual efforts of great talented photographers and adventurous clients. Also, Joe wanted to get on the website so here you go guys!!! :)

Enjoy the memories, I am so glad I got to celebrate the day with you.



Javier+ Nicole | Summer Backyard Wedding in Cream Ridge,NJ

This year Javier and Nicole celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Their backyard wedding was filled with love, so much positive energy coming from family's bonds, crazy heat and then pouring rain, amazing dances, great food and so much more. Here's a few of our favorites. Take notes if you are planning a backyard wedding ( just look at all these DIY wedding details).

 

Alex + Kit | Wedding at Mendenhall Inn

Alex and Kit tied the knot at the beautiful St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media and danced the night away at Mendenhall Inn. Their bright personalities, 19+ bridal party ( I still can't believe how helpful, fun, energetic and sweet everyone was and how much they contributed to this special day, making it truly one of a kind for the bride, groom and everyone else including me!), surprises during reception and the loveliest speeches are just a tiny part of how awesome the day went and how much joy it brought. Here is a little glimpse of the day. 

 

Location : St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media 

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Reception : Inn at Mendenhall

DJ: Schaeffer Sounds

Cake: The Master's Baker

Florist: Unlimited Arrangements

MUA : @_HAIRBYKATHERINE

 

Elegant wedding at Smithville Mansion | Hilary + Philip

How sweet it is to be loved by you...

Every once in a while we get these extra crazy hot days here in NJ when humidity is so strong you almost can't breathe or stay outdoors. Well, this time out breath was taken away by something stronger. Extraordinary celebration of life and love with one incredible couple. We couldn't be any more grateful and humbled by a chance to be there with Hilary, Philip and their fun families while there were tying the knot this Saturday at one of the most scenic wedding venues in New Jersey- historic Smithville Mansion. Awesome vintage car, ceremony with British accent, crazy dances, unbearable heat and those tender moments in between. Here are few of our favorites!

Venue: Smithville Mansion

Dress : La Bella Moda

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: Love In Flower

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Hair and Make up: Lotus Salon

Caterer: Robin's Nest

Venue Coordinator : Doreen Vittese from Robin's Nest

Favorite reception moments!

Wedding reception is one of the tastiest parts of your wedding day! Yes, you heard (read) it right.

Excitement during bridal prep is gone, the emotional ceremony is over, family portraits are finished, as well as photos of bride and groom, and you are ready to party all night with your beloved family and friends! 

Elegant ballroom, sun-lit backyard, artsy modern space ... it doesn't matter where you celebrate, it matters how and who you celebrate with. 

Because there’s just something about those sparkly and elegant details that make emotional moments come alive for us. There’s something about all of your favorite people in the world getting together to toast, dance and celebrate the night away!

Our favorite receptions are crazy, emotional, meaningful, honest and raw! We absolutely adore watching parents say the most important things to their sons and daughters, we love seeing their tears as well as observing bride and groom getting emotional hearing that. We enjoy siblings and best friends sharing their personal stories during speeches, it's always super fun and allows to get to know our clients on a deeper level and just make sure one more time that they are awesome human beings! Our hearts come alive when we see grandparents getting down on the dance floor and couples soaking in those rare moments of universal, overwhelming happiness. 

As long as our couple and their families are experiencing the night fully alive, we produce our best work! Not to mention how much satisfaction it brings to catch these moments. 

What's your reception going to look like? :)

Let's chat about it!

Sandra | Portrait session

There is a subtle magic in people. That magic that’s shining through on a dark grey rainy day. The magic that can heal you once you get lucky to touch it or just to hang around. That little string of connection and hearty warm hugs, conversations and that cup of coffee. The world exists in a way that usually separates those people from you. There is quite a distance. But you know what’s interesting? No matter how far you are, or how long you haven’t seen each other, one word and one meeting is enough to dive  back into that comfortable warm pool of magic. It’s not going anywhere, it’s all there. Just stretch a hand, send one message, meet some day and take some portraits. Because is there anything better than a portrait of one’s beautiful soul? That damn magic speaks louder than any words or any explanation people have been trying to find for ages…  Meet Sandra, she is #sundra.

Winter Brightlightsland | Melissa + Ken | Philadelphia Engagement

Probably nothing shines brighter and brings more joy than Longwood Gardens in December. Their Christmas display truly offers something that will leave you in awe and make your spirits bright. Taking all of that into consideration and really just chasing some cool Christmas lights = we decide to take some fun engagement photos there. This amazing couple is getting married in Philadelphia area in 2018 and I am sure their wedding photos will be as awesome as their engagement! ( not even mentioning breathtaking location that Ken chose for proposal - a beautiful lake in Canada).

 

Sean + Caitlin | Rittenhouse Square Surprise Proposal

When I was heading downtown on a bright sunny Saturday morning to photograph a surprise proposal, I had a feeling it's going to be nice but I didn't expect it to be that emotional and vibrant. Guys chose Rittenhouse Square, one of our all time favorite spots for romantic souls ( see more @ https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/oldcity/philadelphiasurpriseproposal  for inspiration). Sean pretended he was taking a photo of Caitlin while I was hiding behind, ready to capture the most exciting moment. Then he got down on his knee and asked the most important question. Caitlin was shocked! She couldn't stop smiling and laughing... True, vibrant, strong emotions and a couple so in love with each other- I hope I managed to capture it all :) Their story is quite interesting and it proves one more time that what's meant to be is meant to be.  Those love stories with running into each other on the street after not being in touch for some time add something mysterious and it just blows my mind every time...

After a short walk around Philly, we came back to where it all started. Sean and Caitlin had a brunch reservation at iconic Parc Restaurant, a stylish french restaurant that recalls the chic brasseries of Paris. Their first date was there. Their first date as engaged couple happened there as well. I can't wait to see what future brings for this lively, beautiful, emotional couple.

Enjoy the moments! xoxo

 

Beau + Craig + Butters | Family session along Kelly Drive

It's an incredibly great feeling when clients come back every year to do a fun family session with their beloved dog. Beau and Craig both enjoy living in the city, and so does their little furry ball of happiness, Butters. Last year we met at Race St Pier where Butters had all the freedom in the world to sniff everyone, say hello and play in the green hot grass while occasionally sitting still for photos :) This summer we decided to change the scene a bit, and chose romantic Kelly Drive on a warm August night. We got so lucky with gorgeous sunset and quiet intimate moments between these two. I am already excited about our photo session next year!

 

Fall. Engaged. Princeton.

Although our love for Philadelphia, especially during these charming fall days is immeasurable, we absolutely adore Princeton, NJ and highly recommend our clients consider it when deciding on photo session location. Princeton University is truly magical and is probably one of the country's prettiest campuses. Here you can find gothic, romanesque, modern and postmodern styles, beautifully intertwining. These amazing buildings and gardens make the perfect backdrop for photography, whether it is romantic photosession, or a fun family lifestyle shoot with kids. Enjoy these peaceful images and hurry up to book your dream session with Inna Ovsepian Photography, fall won't last forever ;) We all know what's coming soon :)