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the downtown club, philadelphia pa wedding photographer // alexis + paul

Alexis, Paul + their amazing Downtown Club wedding are here!! Philly weddings, man. Nothing beats ’em. These two came to me after I photographed Alexis’ cousins’ weddings – Allison + John,  and  Katherine + Sam. So I’ve gotten to know Alexis’ family pretty well over the years and, well, let’s just say that these guys love hard and they party hard, and they’re pretty much the best people EVER to photograph!


First up, Alexis’ gorgeous details..

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This is Alexis – isn’t she the cutest?! Look at that little crinkle nose!


Somewhere in Philadelphia…. Hey Paul!!

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The guys were kiiiiinnnnddddd of awesome. Big props to my second shooter, Mackenzie for all her awesome shots!

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Meanwhile, back in New Jersey. Dads dancing with their daughters doesn’t make me cry AT ALL. Nope, nope, I’m totally good. YOU’RE CRYING.

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Perhaps my favorite photo of a bride with her parents, like EVER.

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Moments before walking down the aisle..

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They’re MARRIED!!!

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The most awesome bridal party photos are gonna follow..

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These two were as much in love as they were fun, and they were SO EASY to photograph!

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The Downtown Club is what dreams are made of.. seriously.


Introducing, for the first time as husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Lonergan!! (can you tell I’ve done a few of these?)


Speeches are always my favorite part of the day..


..cause of this..


..and this.


And now they party!!!

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Alexis + Paul, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your beautiful wedding day. I had the absolute best time capturing your love, surrounded by your family + friends, at the most gorgeous Philadelphia venue. xo, Lauren


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dress • Mikaella //  dress shop • La Belle Mariee //shoes • Badgley Mischka // hair + makeup •  Your Day Your Way // florist  •  Beautiful Blooms // invitations  •  c3 Design // venue  • Downtown Club // band  • CTO Soho // bridesmaids  • Bella Bridesmaids  // groomsmen  • Macy’s // second shooter • Mackenzie Piggott

  • July 12, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Megan Danser - LOOOOOOOVE!!!!!! Your color and consistency is fantastic. LOVE the portraits. Gorgeous couple and beautiful venues!! Fab job!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Tina - What a stunning wedding! Oh my, Lauren!…of these images is perfection! You captured the love, the joy, the elegance, and all those moments beautifully! I hope Alexis has a lot of wall space because there are so many fine art portraits in this collection to be displayed! Seriously awesome!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Kendra - Those groom and groomsmen getting ready shots are awesome! I could tell from the moment i looked at them this day was probably so much fun to shoot! The shot of bride with grandma melted m heart!! Seriously thats a priceless picture!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Karen - Everything about this wedding is perfection! From the beautiful ring shot to the killer sunlit portraits of the bride and groom! Love all of the emotion and smiles!
    Amazing wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Chrissy - Girl, you are AMAZING!!! Love every single thing about this wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 10:26 pm

    Caitlynn - Lauren, your work is always killer. Everything about this post is perfection. I’m dying over 1. that bow tie shot 2. dad and daughter before walking down the aisle 3. moment with grandma immediately after the ceremony and 4. all their portraits! Woah!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2017 - 1:59 am

    Joanna Galletta - These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2017 - 4:56 am

    zach and sarah - I said “WOW!” probably 10 times looking through these! They are amazing! I love the downtown portraits and the one with her grandma, but the portrait of her by the windowlight is STUNNING. Every bride deserves a photo like that of themselves. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Natalie - Wow! This couple is unreal beautiful. You are seriously the best Lauren! I can’t imagine a more beautifully captured day.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    Rachael Allex - These are just gorgeous, love the energy, emotion and love coming through in these photos. These are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Bobbi - I had to walk away halfway through this blog post just so I could catch my damn breath! Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Whatever the case, these images are downright mind-blowing. LOVE!ReplyCancel