Grace + Ardor Co. | Philadelphia, PA
May 30, 2019
Grace + Ardor Co.
Ellie reached out to me as soon as she found out she was pregnant. A natural-born planner and lover of simple, beautiful aesthetics—I knew her and her husband Marco would make a perfect match for me. After a few email exchanges back and forth, we had our location set: the brand new Lokal Hotel in the trendy Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. This six room apartment hotel was designed, built, and furnished by a group of 30 “Lokal Makers” within the city limits. It captures the modern and grassroots vibes of Fishtown perfectly and makes you truly feel like a local.
Ellie and Marco are no locals, however. They met as children in Italy, where Ellie’s father was from and where Marco lived. Like a storybook would have it, they grew up and had a summer romance as teens—only to be separated when it was time for Ellie to go back to the States (NJ) each school year. Year after year, though, their love for each other grew stronger. Now married for two years, they are excited to announce and welcome their first baby, traveling the world and “living like the locals do” as a family of three.
Grace + Ardor Co. specializes in timeless wedding photography and evocative storytelling for stylish couples in love. With a love for crafting beautiful things, I founded Grace + Ardor Co. to photograph romantic love stories on the East Coast and beyond. I am a natural light photographer with a background in art and design who blends modern photography practices with the timeless aesthetic of film.