It's always an extra special honor to be asked by someone I have known for a long time to be their photographer for their wedding. I met Ben, almost a lifetime ago. We met where I began my photography education and knowledge - back when I was 12 years old! When he was getting ready to propose to Amanda, he sent me a Facebook message saying that he knew he wanted to talk to me about their soon to be official engagement. Fast forward to last week when we planned their engagement shoot. I met them near Old City in Philadelphia. Amanda and Ben - like most people... myself included - told me they didn't feel comfortable in front of the camera. No worries though, I told them, this was just gonna be a chance for them to interact with each other they way they usually do, but while I happen to be off to the side taking pictures at the same time. They did great too. After about 5 minutes, they fell right into the session as if we had been working for hours already. It was great to catch up with Ben and really get to know Amanda too. They are getting married in a few weeks at the Ballroom at the Ben, and I can't wait for their fall wedding!