This summer engagement session was one of my favorites because it features one of the most beautiful couples! If I sound biased, it’s because Kiera is my sweet cousin. Kiera and Gabe met in elementary school. In 2006, Kiera even wrote in her diary that she was going to marry Gabe! Good thing she trusted that intuition because we all adore him! Their love is so evident and based first on a love of Jesus. They’ll be married in October and I am so excited to watch them become husband and wife!
Warmly | Julia
When Zach and Danielle booked with me for their 2017 wedding, we instantly hit it off sitting at Starbucks chatting about all of their details and plans! Zach’s parents live near Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos, nestled on some seriously GORGEOUS property! This is where he proposed to Danielle, so they thought it would be super special and fun to have their engagement photos taken here. I was on board immediately!
My husband, pup and I packed up the car and made a day trip out of our excursion up north! It was the perfect Sunday afternoon. Zach and Danielle fit together so naturally and effortlessly. I’m so honored to be their wedding photographer and to have had the chance to spend the evening with them, laughing and getting creative. We spent the first half of the session on Zach’s parents property, then ended the evening on his grandparents property right down the road.
After seeing all the different homes and lands and scenery, Caleb and I couldn’t stop day dreaming about moving to this heavenly area. We settled for the hopes of one day owning a cabin/hunting land out this way, fingers crossed!
Enojy all of my favorite images!
When Graham and Sarah decided they wanted to go above and beyond in their wedding package/experience with us, we knew it was going to be a ton of fun to work with them to bring their dreams to life! You’ve seen our wicked stylist Kelsey Courtney of Style By Rae work her magic at a few of our portrait sessions and she always add’s so much wonderful to every shoot that she styles, so we decided to start offering a wedding package that includes her services for a engagement session!
Kelsey worked with Sarah to help style her three different outfits, props, and photo ideas. We started out with a fun little walk through the woods scene including their adorable little pup. Kelsey even thought to add in a fun hat for some variation. Graham and Sarah are the truest definition of candy lovers, so for their second scene they wanted to emulate their fun loving personalities mixed with their love for candy. What better way then to make some cotton candy pops! One of my favorite aspects to this session was Kelsey’s “picnic scene” she put so much thought and work into. She found a vintage picnic basket, the perfect IKEA blanket, and grabbed all the yummy necessities for a delicious picnic at Central Market! She sliced and diced her magic and even managed to grab a bottle of the couples favorite wine! Mmm. For our last “scene” Kelsey made the most beautiful flower crown, and we danced away the sunlight in the lake for some silhouette images.
I’ve definitely learned that when working together on a styled shoot with Kelsey, I need to allow myself WAY more time at a session because I could just shoot all day when she brings her magic to the table. It’s such a fun way to add personality and a story to your session!
Enjoy! | Meagan
Last October I shot one of my first morning sessions, and let me just tell you, I officially want to do every session in the morning with sunrise. The lighting was SO romantic and perfect. There was this amazing fog filling the sky which looked so magical in the photos. The brisk chill of the fresh morning air paired with this adorable couple in love..and their cute little pup. Heck yes.
My editor Jordan immediately texted me “SWOONING” while editing through this session. We were all gaga. I actually photographed Ryan and Adrienne’s wedding this April and can’t wait to share the images from their wedding day with you all as well! Keep your eyes peeled.
When Joe and Courtney first booked me for their September, 2016 wedding, I could just sense something special about them. They met at the top of the Prudential Center in Boston. It was at the beginning of their freshman year at Northeastern University and during their “Intro to Architecture” class trip. Since then they have graduated twice, lived in three cities, studied abroad, ran two half-marathons, traveled to seven countries, saw five Broadway musicals, attended twenty-five baseball games, and have visited five amusement parks. Two thousand, seven hundred, and thirty-six days later, they’re tying the knot!
Joe and Courtney are both architects and currently live in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. When they told me how important photos were to them and that they wanted to do their engagement session at a local park they frequent often, I couldn’t contain my excitement! My lovely mom made the best road trip buddy, and we spent the morning in Brooklyn laughing our faces off at my driving through Tines Square, eating the most delicious local bagel sandwiches, and ended the evening with Joe and Courtney showing us their favorite pizza shop which did noooot disappoint! It was seriously the best day.
Joe and Courtney were so effortless to photograph. Literally, I’m not even sure if I posed them at all!? They are naturally in love, which made for naturally happy looking photos! I still can’t stop smiling like a doof at my computer screen over their adorable chemistry and relationship.
I had too many favorites to count so, enjoy!!
I had such a fun time photographing Tom and Lauren right in my very own backyard! Speedwell Lake was recently put back in which makes my heart so, so happy. We explored all around the woods and ended right in the lake. Here are a few of my favorites!
Tyler and Tina were such a fun pair to photograph! We risked getting caught in a crazy storm for their photos and we’re so happy we did! They were so easy to get along with, were willing to do anything for a great shot, and brought ICE CREAM. I’m especially glad they brought along their canoe. It’s always the best when couples bring an item or prop that’s true to who they are as a couple or that represents them and/or their relationship well. I am so excited to photograph their October wedding!
When Alan and Dani contacted me to be their wedding photographer, I think it’s pretty safe to say I was grinning from ear to ear. And ever since I have been thoroughly excited and anxiously awaiting their magical wedding day! It’s fiiiinally, so close! These two are tying the knot on July 2nd and I am counting down the days! I just can’t get over how adorable they are together! The happiness their loves brings them is so infectious! I genuinely look forward to all of their cute posts about one another on my news feed, ha!
Alan and Dani are the truest definition of best friends and soul mates. I can’t wait to be a part of their much anticipated wedding day!
I will remember this evening forever. It was a super warm Summer day, so I had my AC blasting on my way to this session. When I got out of my car and grabbed my camera, it was like I hit a wall of steam and my camera lens immediately fogged up! I was a little worried because it would not go away. That had never happened to me before, but luckily after a ten minutes out in the warm sun, my camera adjusted to the temperature. All of that to say, I shot a few of these first images through a fogged up lens, which at the time I was freaking out about, but now I am so thankful for it because something about the slight left over fog on my lens mixed with the GORGEOUS sunset that evening made these images some of my favorites to date. They are just so dreamy!
I cannot wait to photograph Daniel + Gillian’s wedding this June! They are just the sweetest pair, and have full adoration for one another. The soft laughter they shared secretly between them was adorable.
Enjoy some 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!