Matt and Ariel are two of the funnest, sweetest, cutest couples I’ve ever met. This was one of those sessions that I just couldn’t put my camera down! I love when my job allows me to push past “the normal”; when I can feel myself enter into a place of creativity flooding my being. It’s such an amazing feeling and I’m so honored my clients choose to let me in their life for special occasions to create special memories. It’s not just about the actual pose or photograph. It’s about how you felt when taking that photograph. The smells, the songs you favored that time in your life, the feeling of laughing and kissing the one you’re in love with, newly engaged preparing for your wedding, all those kinds of things. And then I get to step in and document creative photographs to embody that time in your life, for you to look back on and always remember those memories. AH. It’s so awesome.
This session was one that completely re-motivated and inspired me last year and has me so excited for all of my 2015 weddings and couples. Matt and Ariel instantly felt like friends and were just so darn photogenic. Though it’s super hard to choose, I think my favorite shot is the black and white holding hands image. Which is yours!?
xoxo, Meagan Nicole
I was looking forward to photographing Matt and Ali’s wedding day ever since their engagement session. They’re the kind of people I immediately felt a connection with; anyone probably would. They’re kind hearted, warm, fun, adventurous.. the list goes on! I wanted to burst out and say “can we be best friends!?” but thought I better not scare them off ..(play it cool meg, play it cool). Their wedding day was nothing short of beautifully and amazingly awesome. Is that too many adjectives?
This country-chic wedding took place in the woods (yyyyyesss) at Rocky Top Lodge – hands down one of my favorite venues to date. The rustic camp-cabinesque vibe and sun soaked woods made for some beyond dreamy images. Creamy colors mixed with bold navy blue and lavender purple hit the spot. Ali poured her heart and soul into their big day and all of it’s details. It was so evident in how relaxed the entire day felt as well as how wonderful everything came together. This couple loves one another and they love their family. It was so neat to witness them honoring Christ, family and each other in special moments of the day. One of my favorites was when Matt came down from the arbor to walk Ali up the stairs, and he took a minute to not just hug but embrace each parent. They also had their parents read a letter/blessing during the ceremony which provided many tears, smiles and laughter. Matt was so attentive and eager to see his bride, it was adorable. The anxious/overwhelming sense of love and excitement made this day so memorable. It also (obviously) made me SO excited for my own wedding (which was just a few months later). Ali was so sweet and welcomed me with a “you’re next!!!” hug. I just love these two.
I’m a huge campfire lover so you know I was all about the bonfire they had on the yard after sunset with the sound of laughter and dancing fading into the night. Katherine (my intern at the time) and I had such a great time photographing this special, special day and couldn’t be happier to share it with you all. Whose ready for this summer time sunshine!? Makes me so excited for all of the 2015 weddings coming up.
Though I don’t get to shoot senior sessions as much as I used to, they have always been one of my favorite’s! I completely love one-on-one portrait time. It really allows creativity to flow, especially when the person is as laid back and easy going as Katie! Talk about photogenic. We met up at Lititz Springs Park over the Summer and had a blast switching up outfits and locations around the park. It’s fun to look back and see how much I’ve grown and how my editing has evolved just from this past Summer. Here are a few of my favorites for you to enjoy! 🙂
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE when people continue to ask me back to photograph their ever changing, growing lives! I met Kody and Brianne about 3 years ago and that’s when I first photographed little Karson. It’s such an honor to take updated family photos for this fun-loving family. Karson is such a ham, always adventuring around with his little blonde curls bouncing. The camera loves him! Here are some of my favorite images from our meet up over this past Summer at such a gorgeous, spacious park in Anneville, PA!
I am so excited to finally be sharing all of the amazing sessions and weddings I shot in 2014! I have some major blogging and catching up to do. I thought I’d start with this adorable little man, Mason. This was my second year photographing him and we already have the next date for 2015 on the calendar – I’m so pumped! Mason has such an outgoing personality! He didn’t hold back in front of the camera or shy away from serenading me with his little guitar. ADORABLE. It’s so great to not only capture someones special season in life, but to have the chance to follow them along throughout life and continue to capture the change and growth in all their different seasons. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our Summer play-date in the park. 🙂
This week I thought I’d share something personal with you! I had rented the Canon 5D mark iii (the most glorious camera on earth) this past weekend for a wedding. I figured I’d take advantage of having it and document my July 4th for fun! It was such a fun, relaxing day filled with warm sun, happy souls, and fun memories. A huge way to my heart is cookouts, swimming, campfires and fireworks. Prrrobably why July 4th remains to be one of my all time favorite holidays.
My fiance Caleb and his dad flew to Ohio a few weeks ago and literally filled their entire plane jammed pack with all kinds of sweet fireworks. Since our towns local fireworks had been post-poned due to rain the day before, we decided to set off our own show! So we invited a few of our close friends and both our families, laid out in the field and watched all the men set off a great show for us. We were laughing at how all guys seem to gravitate towards anything that has to do with flames + danger. Listening to their conversations and strategies while setting off the fireworks made it even better.
It was an awesome day. Here are some of the shots I took throughout my July 4th! How did you spend yours!? 🙂