It’s been a long, long time since I’ve shared a wedding on here! I had a full 2017 season, most of which never got published because life took over with a new baby and a house renovation and all the things. But now that I’m getting back into the swing of things and hoping to book a few weddings for 2019-2020, I figured I’d make the I’M BACK announcement by finally blogging a few of my favorite weddings that I never got to share with you!
I’m kicking it off with Joe + Rachel’s warm August wedding day. It was a celebration of not only a marriage, but a family becoming one. Joe took in Rachel’s son as his own and read vows to him during the ceremony, ending with the sweetest embrace and wet eyes all around. It was so special being a part of this day. The way Joe and Rachel included Alex was just so neat to see.
Every detail was so effortless + beautiful, from the dress to the florals, to Joe’s amazing blue suit. If you’re looking for some great Summer wedding inspo – look no further!
Until next time | Meagan
The amount of excitement I feel each year to share this post with you all never fails. This is a post I look forward to time after time! Our annual “year in review”, when we get to look back and laugh at all of the test shots we take that include silly faces and seeing the odd positions we find ourselves in to capture the perfect shot. It’s also so much fun to reminisce on where the year started, all the amazing clients we got to work with and the stories we were able to be a part of and capture. What a blessing 2016 has been. Word’s cannot express the gratitude the girls and I feel for every opportunity had and every relationship that we’ve built this year. We are so thankful to all of our family, friends, clients and second shooters for the support, encouragement and help, and most of all we are so, so grateful for God’s goodness over our company. I sit here in awe at the doors the Lord has opened for Meagan Nicole Photography. The connections made, the new relationships formed, and the way’s he has grown us not only individually but as a team and expanded our knowledge and reach. The fact that we get to be a part of so many lives and so many journeys and memories. My heart could burst! When I started out as a 19 year old girl with a not os great camera and a desire to learn and grow, I never would’ve dreamed that I would be standing where I am today with this business.
It’s CRAZY how much can happen in one year and also change in one year. Little did we know this was our last wedding season as a team of three (Tori, Julia and myself). If you missed our latest updates with the team and what’s in store for 2017, you can read all about it here! We are going to miss Tori dearly but are SO EXCITED for where God is leading her. This was Julia’s second full wedding season as a lead photographer on our team and the girl shined brilliantly. It makes my heart feel so full to watch her blossom in her journey! I also, never would have guessed that I would be shooting almost an entire wedding season pregnant. Honestly, that was always one of my biggest fears but God totally was in control and worked everything together so, so perfectly. I started out the wedding season with no plans of becoming pregnant, but after a missions trip to Africa and God leading us, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child in May! Our little Botswana baby (#babybotkeller). So no you guys, I am not referring to my baby boy as a robot, HAHA. Looking back through out the season you’ll notice the progression of my bump going from making it’s first appearance to not so subtly taking over. LOOOVE IT.
For the 2016 season we hired 4 second shooters to divide our dates between while at the same time, provide opportunity to grow our relationships and connections within this amazing photography community here in Lancaster. Our 2016 shooters were Alyssa Reginella, Haley Adair, Blythe Hoerr and Jordan Harper! We also had some special appearances from four other super sweet photographer friends when they were needed in a pinch, Andrea Daugherty, Kelsey Madas, Maddie Broderick and Brittney Hippensteel! These girls were so much fun to work with and always stepped up to any challenge. Like smiling and being super fun and nice and creative even while sweating our brains out through the HOTTEST summer of all time. Seriously though, it was such a blessing to work with all of these ladies.
Our team had so many high moments this year, but instead of listing them all here then loading you with tons of photos, I’m going to walk through the photos with you and point out each and every amazing memory that 2016 brought us!
And so, here it goes, a look into our 2016 season.. 🙂
Zach and Laura's wedding was ... gorgeous. All you have to do is look at this couple to know that they are photogenic. Laura and her bridesmaids looked like Victoria Secret models, in fact that's exactly how Laura referred to them all through out the day, ha! One of the main things that stood out to me was how peaceful and full of love Zach and Laura were on their wedding day. They were the sweetest duo, complimenting one another in all the right ways. It was such an honor to be their photographer and capture these images for them. Here are just a few of my favorites from their pink themed, summertime wedding.
Photographing Kyle and Abby’s wedding provided MUCH emotion, laughter, pretty details, warm sun and a lot of great memories to kick off our first wedding of the season. It was also the first wedding my team member Tori shot with me! We had a blast bouncing ideas off of one another and road-tripping to William Penn Inn. Pretty sure we filled an entire page on twitter with hilarious moments from the day, some of my favorites were:
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard “shots, shots, shots, SHOTS, SHOTS, shots” played/danced to so loudly in my life”- meg; “Dear coat-check lady at William Penn, @toriradick and I love you.”-meg (she literally was the sweetest ever);“No matter what, when shooting a wedding and a groomsmen asks how old you are… Always say 12.”-tori (because it never fails, they always ask you to dance with them); “Ring-bearer upfront, mid-ceremony: “abbbby, are ya nervous?” #priceless -meg; “To the man sitting in the car next to us, pick your nose and eat it once, I’ll let it go. Pick your nose and eat it twice…”-tori; “I still can’t get over the fact that I witnessed a grown man, pick his nose and eat it. Twice. In open public. #amurica -meg ….
Kyle and Abby were so sweet. Some of my favorite moments to their day was Abby’s little ways of incorporating her Father into their special day. She had his ashes in her necklace, a piece of his favorite shirt sewn into her dress, and a photo of him attached to her flower bouquet. The whole day was so sentimental and special. Some other favorite moments was Kyles reaction when he first saw Abby coming down the isle; the way he cried in memory of Abbys father as if it was his own father; Abby and Kyles sweet dance moves when they were announced into the receptionp; and Kyles luring dance for Abby during the garter game. haha. It was an all around FUN day of happiness, and fun evening of celebration. (:
Enjoy a peek into the beautiful wedding of two beautiful people!