written by Dolly Marshall
Jeff and Meghan happened to meet during a production of Peter Pan so naturally their engagement session would reflect their whimsical and dramatic nature. And while their wedding plans are currently postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic, it has not lessened their enthusiasm of eventually sharing their special day with family and friends. In the words of author of Peter Pan, “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.
How They Met
“We met one another while acting in a community theatre production of Peter Pan. I (Jeff) was playing the role of Mr. Darling, and Meghan was playing the role of Liza, the Darling family’s maid. There were lots of jokes made about the family scandal once we got together!”
“I asked Meghan on Christmas Eve 2018. I covered the walls of our living room with Christmas lights and lit every candle in the house, prominently displaying our Gritty prayer candle. Then I brought Meghan into the middle of the room with her eyes covered. Once she opened them, she found the room lit up and me kneeling there with the ring.”
Engagement Session Inspiration
“We didn’t want to be stereotypical; it was important that the resulting photos represent who we were – a couple of nerdy theatre kids. We chose to have our engagement shoot at Players Club of Swarthmore, which was the theatre where we first met. We also brought some of our favorite props from home including our favorite books and Low Fat Milk – a tricked out milk jug and my former sidekick from when I spent five years touring with Jump with Jill!, the world’s only rock n’ roll nutrition show.”
John’s shares what he loves most about Meghan, “That’s not a fair question, because there are too many amazing things about her. She’s incredibly intelligent – and I’m not just saying that, because she’s a Jeopardy Champion. She also laughs at enough of my jokes to make me feel consistently funny, but is unafraid to tell me that my material needs work.
“We started wedding planning around 18 months before our wedding day. For the most part, I found the process extremely enjoyable! Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve since had to postpone our date, but we haven’t let that dampen our spirits. In the grand scheme of things, a wedding seems trivial when compared to the health and safety of the people we care about. We’re both still extremely excited to eventually spend a day celebrating with our friends and loved ones.”
Nicole Cordisco Photography
“We had a great experience working with Nicole. She understood our quirkiness right off the bat when she met us, and was immediately excited to help us showcase that. She’s outgoing and extroverted which helps to pull the best emotions from people, but knows exactly how and when to blend into the background and get the best shots. It’s a perfect combination for any good photographer.”
Vendor | Photographer: Nicole Cordisco Photography