Jenn + Don's wedding was my first wedding back at Blue Hound Farm since it's gone under new ownership! If you've ever been to this venue before, you know it had it's own rustic charm. It was beautiful in it's own way, but my goodness have the new owners totally revamped the place! The bridal suite has been redone, the gardens have been redone, and the ceremony site has as well! I knew that the venue paired with Jenn's creative eye was going to be magical, and guys, if I could redo my wedding it'd probably look 95% like this!
Our engagement session was the first time I met Chelsea and Erick! Chelsea + I had kind of met before, via FaceTime, but this was the first time we got to meet in person and I was so excited!!! Chelsea and Erick are currently in a long distance relationship as she finishes up school, so we schedule their engagement session far in advance and thankfully had beauuuutiful weather the day of! We headed down to John Wright Restaurant for some industrial styled photos, since their wedding venue is similar! We finished up at Kline's Run Park "running" around the field.. haha, Chelsea!! " I don't run." so funny! By the end of our session, Erick was sweeping the hair out of Chelsea's eyes unprompted.. I just know their wedding is going to be a fairytale for all involved.
I've know Jenny for some time now, as I worked with her sister at Marcello's when we were in High School. The first time I met Jenn in person, I remember being in awe of how welcoming she is. She is one of those people who just make you feel so comfortable, like you've been best friends forever!!! I love those kind of people! I have been taking her younger sister's photos for a long long time now, and so I've just kind of been waiting + praying that one day Jenny would be in front of the camera herself!!! The first time she was in front of my camera was her sister's wedding, but this October was HER turn!
I feel like I start off everything blog post bragging about how sweet this couple is, or that couple is... and it's probably because I do. But that's only because all of my couples are the sweetest!!! We had to reschedule Justine + Dakota's photos once or twice, and they were so easy going about it! Willing to do whatever it took to get a day with great weather! Well, sure enough the back up date we set was calling for rain!!! Gosh, this fall had some weird weather. Upon checking the hourly forecast, we decided to stick with the same day, but bump our session time to the morning and it worked out perfectly!
I first met Chelsea + Scott a little over 2 years ago when they signed up for Christmas Mini Sessions. They were sweet as pie then, rocked their session and left their mini session leaving me hoping I'd hear from them one day when they get engaged. And I did :) Their engagement session was so much fun, complete with perfect weather. By the end of their session, Scott + Chelsea we're melting together like butterrrrrrrr. Makes me so. excited. for their wedding day images <3
This girl was my first paid high school senior gig. That statement alone should let you know how excited I am that her + her mama reached out to me about wedding photography. I actually think her mama reached out to me before Adam proposed!! I have known this family for years now, and knew right away how wonderful this wedding is going to be! When we met for their engagement session, I was pleasantly surprised that Adam was equally as outgoing, friendly and full of smiles as Kelsey is. I'm actually just truly thrilled when any groom shows up to photos in a good mood! Haha! ;) We had such a good time, and I got to see some awesome-ish wrestling type moves at the end of the session when Adam had a photo request! Haha! They've booked a beautiful new venue for their wedding and I'm so excited to experience the venue with them! Enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement session!
I traveled to a new location for this session and it did not disappoint! I met Alana + Steve at Rodale Institute, along with their adorable dog, Iomi. We got the most perfect light and Alana + Steve were such naturals in front of the camera! Spending time with them made me 100x more excited for their wedding because I know the images are going to be amazing!!!
Gosh guys. I truly do not even know where to start with this wedding. Starting with an amazing venue + team of vendors, a bride who doesn't stop smiling, a groom who is equally as outgoing and happy as his wife (!!!), grandmas as flower girls and cardboard cut outs of their dog, and Megg asking me to dance with her before the end of the night, it was truly an amazing day. A day that was 10 years in the making and let me tell you what.. EVERYONE was SO EXCITED that the day was finally here and they did not hold back their excitement and happiness.
Megg + James, I can't thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your wedding. Jessie and I have not stopped talking about how wonderful it was to worth the the both of you, your amazing friends and your sweet sweet family. Your wedding was so refreshing for us and was such a great booster to get us through the next 2 crazy months full of weddings! Your love and happiness, super fun personalities, and kind hearts are an inspiration to everyone around you. I hope we can have more pizza and beer dates!! Lol! Seriously though, you guys are amazing and I am so so happy for you <3
This day was just spectacular. It was my first Historic Shady Lane wedding ever, and they were calling for 60% chance of rain! To say I was stressing is an understatement! Mike and I have known Jesse + Erin for some time, and I think it's safe to say everyone who knows them has been waiting for this wedding for a long time! Thankfully, the photography Gods were on my side, and we had 0 rain all day!! Woot woot! I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little teary eyed editing the photos! I'm so thankful to have been able to capture this special day for them!
Big shout out to Olivia Rehman for 2nd shooting and taking over at the reception so I could enjoy the wedding with our friends!
There are no words for this wedding. Everything was classically beautiful... Timeless.
So timeless that I think I'm returning more black and white images from this Greek Orthodox Church wedding than any wedding before. It truly felt like we flew overseas for this wedding!!! Pete + Alyssa are such wonderful people, and it was such a pleasure to meet their families. I would especially like to give a shout out to Amanda, the bride's sister and Maid of Honor. Girl made sure I got a slice of pizza, and if you've been following along on Instagram, you know I [l o v e] pizza!! (more…)