KYLIE & TIM

 

KYLIE & TIM // ENGAGED // NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY // NEW YORK CITY

Kylie and Tim look like models stepping out of a fashion ad at their engagement session. We are loving the pant suit look! The classic architecture of the New York Public Library and cobblestone streets of Washington Mews at Washington Square Park set the stylish backdrop. Thank you so much Kylie and Tim!

 

LAUREN & ALISON

 

LAUREN & ALISON // SAME SEX WEDDING // PEARL S. BUCK INTERNATIONAL HOUSE // PERKASIE, PA

What a special wedding to be a part of….Lauren and Alison were smiling, laughing and loving life all day. It was such an honor to document their special day at the classic Pearl S. Buck Estate . We loved all the Jewish traditions from their ketubah singing to the horah. Thank you Lauren and Alison!

Venue & Catering: Pearl S. Buck International Estate House // Dresses: BHLDN // Jewelry: Rosnov’s // Hair & Make-up: Nancy Caroline Beauty // Flowers: Willow & Thistle // Invitations: Zola // Music: Chris Marx // Cake: Bredenbecks //
Caterer: Jaime Hollander

 

BROOKE & JEFFERSON

 

BROOKE & JEFFERSON // ENGAGED // PARC RITTENHOUSE // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Can you imagine your partner secretly traveling to Paris for one night to pop the question!? You can read all about Brooke & Jefferson’s amazing Paris proposal story here in Philly Magazine . We decided to recreate the French, cozy restaurant look with their engagement session at Parc Restaurant, the place they hold so special to the start of their romance. We can’t wait for your wedding Brooke & Jefferson!

 

KAITI & CHRISTOPHER

 

KAITI & CHRISTOPHER // MARRIED // PAFA // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Kaiti and Christopher were married at another of our favorite venues in Philly, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Close friends and family looked down the historic grand staircase as Kaiti and Christopher exchanged vows. We love how the ceremony still feels intimate in the large space. We explored all of PAFA’s gorgeous paintings and architecture and then headed over to Philadelphia City Hall for some more portraits. Thank you Kaiti and Christopher, we loved being your photographer!

 

CHAN & JONATHAN

 

CHAN & JONATHAN // MARRIED // LA COLOMBE // SHAMBLES HEADHOUSE SQUARE // PHILADELPHIA, PA

This was such a fun wedding photograph! How cute is it when couples get ready together? There is just something so special and intimate when the two of you quietly get ready together before the rush of the wedding day. For portraits, Chan and Jonathan wanted to explore their favorite neighborhoods Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Our first stop was City Planter, a store they frequented and had meaning for them. We then headed over to the colorful murals of the Front Streets Walls and then Race Street Pier. Their ceremony took place at a classic Philadelphia landmark, Shambles at Headhouse Square South Street . The night was capped off with a reception at one of our favorites venues, La Colombe Coffee Roasters in Fishtown. Thank you again Chan & Jonathan!

Venue & Catering: Shambles at Headhouse Square South Street and La Colombe Coffee Roasters // Attire: Vera Wang and Suit Supply // Jewelry: 5th Avenue Designs // Invitations: Minted // Flowers: Snap Dragon Flowers // Cake: Stock’s Bakery

 

WEDDING ALBUMS, PARENT ALBUMS, SIGN IN BOOKS & FAMILY BOOKS

 

WEDDING ALBUMS, PARENT ALBUMS, SIGN IN BOOKS & FAMILY BOOKS // PHILADELPHIA, PA

In the digital age, we believe the experience of printed photos plays a vital role in family history. We wanted
to share with you some of our recent favorite client albums! All of our albums are custom designed in house and handmade by professional craftsmen. We are here to keep things simple. You choose the images and we do the work!

All Wedding Albums Include:
*Custom, modern one of a kind design
*Thick pages, archival paper with a lustre finish
*Flush mounted with lay flat binding to create seamless spreads
*Choice of Leather (Standard, Distressed, Pearlescent or Metallic), Linen, Suede, Velvet or Image Cover. (Additional custom covers are also available)
*Choice of plain cover, debossing, foil stamping or a photo cameo cut-out.

Additional items include black, silver and gold page gilding (OMG!) and custom maple, wood or acrylic album boxes.

Check out some pictures below!

 

SAMANTHA & ANDREW

 

SAMANTHA & ANDREW // ENGAGED // OLD CITY // PHILADELPHIA, PA

A few fun shots from Samantha and Andrew’s engagement session in Old City and Independence Hall Park. We can’t wait for your wedding at PAFA this fall!

 

LIZ & TERESA

 

LIZ & TERESA // MARRIED // HOTEL MONACO // SAME SEX // PHILADELPHIA, PA

We were honored to be part of Liz & Teresa’s wedding. It was such a joyous day filled with so much laughter and emotion. It’s so fun when couples get ready together, it sets the mood for such sweet photos. More of that please! After, we headed over to Independence Hall and the 2nd National Bank for portraits. An intimate ceremony and reception followed at Hotel Monaco. Thank you again Liz & Teresa!

Venue, Planner & Catering: Hotel Monaco // Attire: Commonwealth Proper Everlane // Jewelry: Ferkos Fine Jewelry // Rings: Bario Neal Invitations: Minted // Music: Silver Sound // Cake: Bredenbecks



 

Basic Invite

HEART & RAE PHOTOGRAPHY + BASIC INVITE.COM //
WEDDING INVITATIONS, STATIONARY, THANK YOU + BABY SHOWER CARDS

We have exciting news here at Heart & Rae Photography!  We have partnered with Basic Invite to bring you an exclusive discount.  We are now offering 20% off site wide and free shipping to all our special clients at www.basicinvite.com.  Use the code in the picture below.

First, we must say, the quality of Basic Invite is gorgeous and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Check out our new raised gold foil thank you cards, stickers and stationary from Basic Invite. 

Basic Invite offers a variety of products from wedding invitations, wedding programs, menu cards, place cards, bridal shower cards, wedding enclosure cards, colored envelopes, pocket envelopes, save the date cards, thank you cards, stickers, holiday cards, birthday and graduation invitations, stationary, notecards and business cards.  As well as fun printables like wedding signs, table numbers, games and hashtag signs.

It’s also a one stop shop for any baby shower theme.  From invitations, to thank you cards, favor labels and even party games, they have everything you need to plan a perfect shower.  Check out some of these adorable designs: Baby Shower Invites for Twins, Baby Shower Love You to the Moon and Back Invites, Baby Shower Airplane Invites.

Basic Invite has a lot of unique features that sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.  Here are a few of the stand out featured we found when navigating the website and placing an order:

User Friendly:  The website is easy to navigate and search for specific items.  One of our favorite features is that if you see a design you like, but wish to change the colors, fonts or even add more text, you can do that and completely customize it to your style. 

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that has almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 

Foil - Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold with flat or raised foil.  And they are beautiful!

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that gives you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation to see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place the final order.  One of our favorites is the velvet paper, it’s so smooth to the touch.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - You can choose from over 40 different envelope colors so your invitation will stand out even before it is opened. All of their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process. They offer recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

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KATIE & CHRIS

KATIE & CHRIS // MARRIED // ROSE GARDEN AT INDEPENDENCE HALL // PHILADELPHIA, PA

Katie and Chris had such a sweet intimate wedding in the heart of Philadelphia at the Rose Garden in the Independence National Historical Park. They incorporated their most loved ones, their children and of course their new addition to the family! Katie looked stunning in her vintage inspired lace dress with the backdrop of the fall leaves. We took a stroll around the 18th Century Garden and the Merchant Exchange Building. Thank you so much Katie and Chris for having us document your special day!










SARAH & MICHAEL

SARAH & MICHAEL // MARRIED // SILVER BUTTON FAMRS // NEW HOPE, PA

One of our all time favorite weddings inspired by curiosities and watercolor. Venue: Silver Buttons Farms, New Hope, PA // Planner: Max Hansen Caterers // Dress: Claire Pettibone // Groom: J.Crew, General Knot & Co // Jewelry: BHLDN // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Makeup: Beke Beau // Hair: Volume Hair Studio // Invites: Bella Forte Books // Flowers: Sullivan Owen // Cake: One Girl Cookies // Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals

VICTORIA & AARON

VICTORIA & AARON // MARRIED // CHESTNUT HILL // PHILADELPHIA, PA

We couldn’t ask for a sweeter couple than Victoria and Aaron. We love to develop a personalized, trusting relationship with our clients and when that connection happens, we get authentic and real moments with our couples. Their intimate wedding took place in the heart of charming Chestnut Hill, PA at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Thank you so much Victoria and Aaron for having us document your special day!