I was beyond excited when my friend Laura contacted me to photograph her maternity photos with her husband Blaine! Laura is one of my fellow Bachelor lovin’ fans so I can’t wait until we have another little member joining us at our Monday night viewing parties! Laura is due in May with their little girl, Kate. I can’t wait for this little cutie to make her debut! She’s bound to be a sweetheart with parents of gold. It was such a blessing to photograph Laura + Blaine and that adorable baby bump. Here are a few of my favorites!
Two weeks ago, when the sun FIALLY decided to make an appearance, Lance and Courtney met me in Downtown Lancaster for their engagement session! We had such a fun time walking around downtown. We started out at the newest coffee shop “Passenger Coffee” which has the most beautiful aesthetic. Lance and Courtney are truly best friends, and they make anyone hanging out with them feel like their friends. I didn’t want to stop hanging out! That’s always a great feeling to have with clients.
I can’t wait for their October wedding this Fall! Until then, enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement session!
I have been jumping in my seat with anticipation ever since I photographed James and Caroline’s wedding last Summer to share these images! This was a pretty big wedding for me for a few reasons. It was my first wedding of the 2015 season that I got to use my new camera (which has since, changed my life. Dear canon 5D mark iii, you’re a game changer)! It was also the first wedding I had booked in 2014 for one of my larger packages, heyo! Julia, who was my intern in 2014 became my team member in 2015 and second shot this dream of a day with me! It was the first wedding we shot together after Julia’s wedding last year, so it was an all around happy day!
This was my first time photographing at White Chimeys Estate and I can’t say enough good things about the staff + this venue. The lighting in each room was so amazing, the property opportunities are endless and gorgeous and the staff was super friendly and happy to help whenever and where ever needed! Brides, if you’re still on the hunt for a venue make sure to check them out!
Caroline’s dress was from BHLDN, basically the prettiest store ever to exist. Stacia from Petals With Style NAILED it with the florals. The blush/cream color combos mixed with the warm summer sun and deep green grass/foliage was beyond perfect for James and Caroline’s romantic, whimsical day. And that flower crown! Man. It deserves all of the heart eyes.
James and Caroline have been together more years than the fingers on your hands can count. They are the peanut butter to one another’s jelly, the milk to the oreo cookie, the.. well you get the picture! They sharpen one another, compliment one another in all of the right ways and now, they complete each other. It was such a beautiful love commitment to be a part of. And they’ve even just shared some pretty big and stinkin’ exciting news! James and Caroline are expecting their first child!!! This babe is bound for some gorgeous locks, breathtaking eyes and the sweetest of souls. Everyone in James and Caroline’s family made Julia and I feel so welcomed and special. They were all so kind and just.. happy! It was the most joyous of days down to the every last element and detail. Also, holy dancing. This was prrrobably the biggest dance party I had been a part of! They weren’t messin’ around. There were so many personable elements through out the reception that made it feel so fun and entertaining and the least bit stiff or boring. One of my favorite parts was when James surprised everyone and popped his head out from under Caroline’s dress three times (during the garter game) and had three different masks and “characters” on each time, HA! It created a loud roar of applause from their guests. These two made their wedding day very “them” and it was priceless.
I’ll stop swooning over this day and finally let you swoon for yourself over the images! Enjoy!
Daryl and Bri are getting married June 4th and I couldn’t be more excited for their big day! They are such a sweet couple and compliment one another so well. We had such a blast exploring at Chickies Rock this past Summer for their engagement session. These water photographs are some of my favorites that I’ve ever taken! Daryl was twirling Bri in the warm, fading summer sun and the sky cascaded in hues of pinks and oranges over them. It was magical!
It was such an absolute pleasure to photograph Greg and Candace one week before their February wedding. Candace had contacted me to set up a styled elopement in the woods one week before their wedding day. As soon as she sent me her pinned inspiration I knew this was going to be magical! My good friends and videographers Kent and Ashleigh Mast of Kent Mast Photo & Video joined in this collaboration and it was an all out beautiful time. We had so much fun exploring Pinnacle Overlook during sunset! Greg and Candace even ended the evening reading their wedding vows to one another and every single one of us had teary eyes. It was such a neat moment!
Greg had been previously married for seventeen years, and Candace was previously married for fifteen years. Both of their spouses left them at the thirteenth year of marriage. Through their individual trials they both unknowingly held onto the same verse of Scripture for assurance that The Lord was still present. Here are some of their words:
“Through our trials SO much good has come. God has taken us through the desert, we’ve learned huge life lessons and this marriage is a promise, blessing and a huge celebration for our families who have seen us through it. Our kids are excited and we are grateful to give them a Godly example of marriage.” (Candace has two sons, and Greg has a daughter.)
I am so in love with this couple, the video that Kent and Ashley captured and these images.
If you’re a Lancaster native, you’ve most likely heard of the awesome new cafe that’s gone in downtown called “Passenger Coffee“. We held our team meeting there yesterday and couldn’t get enough of the amazing atmosphere, delicious coffee + super friendly staff! White on white on white made our photography lovin’ souls go all heart eyed. We rate this new beautiful place with 5 stars!
Here are some quick iPhone snaps we grabbed from our time together!
Meagan, Tori and Julia
Jim and Karen are effortless together. It’s constant smiles, kisses, hugs, and heart eyes with these two! When you’re around them you can just sense how they light one another up. Also, can we just take a moment to swoon over Karen’s long locks? Seriously! Pretty sure I asked her a billion times if she’d gift it to me, haha. It was so much fun hiking into the woods of Middlecreek to capture some snowy engagement photos for them! They even brought along some hot chocolate and the cutest aztec blanket ever. Here are some of my favorites!