Tonight I had the pleasure of shooting Susanne and Eric’s engagement session here in Mount Joy. Eric grew up here so it was nice to incorporate his home town in the photos. I have lived here for almost 10 years and thought I knew Mount Joy well….little did I know there was the greatest bridge right up the street.
We started at the bridge and then headed into town stopping at every little place I saw. It was a lot of fun, but I knew Susanne wasn’t up for the hiking we did all over town in her shoes, so I cut her a break.. 😉 Here are a few from tonight.
Tonight, I had an amazing senior session with Amanda! After the e-mails and phone calls from her Mom to set this up, I was so excited to work with her because she was so excited to have me photograph her! I met them both at the E-town train station. This place has such amazing light that I love shooting there. Amanda was such a natural in from of the camera it made it so easy. After a few quick changes, we walked a bit to another spot I love, that seemed to be torn up with construction. So, we used it anyway!
During out shoot, Amanda announced she was taking us out to her new favorite place called the Fractured Prune for donuts! There we sat and talked like old girlfriends forever! It was such a great time! Thanks Amanda and Tracy! Here are a few from our session!
Tuesday, Emma turned 3 months old, so her parents wanted to document this time. She was such a cute and quiet little baby! Her parents are lucky! Emma pretty much let us put her anywhere except on her belly….and Jeter (the doggie) was there to make sure I wasn’t going to hurt Emma. Her are a few from Emma’s session.
Tonight I had the chance to shoot Hannah’s senior photos. I met her and her Mom and F+M college in Lancaster. Let me just say, Hannah has the greatest head of hair!! I was so thrilled when she walked up! We walked around campus and Bucannan Park ALOT! There is always something new I find to shoot when I go there. Here are just a few from tonight!
Saturday, it was exactly one year since I sat down with Megan at her work and talked about doing her wedding photography. That year went so fast!
Katie and I met Megan and her girls at the Netherlands Inn in Strasburg. Everything was very calm. No one was rushing around, which was so nice. While the girls were hanging out, we decided to find the guys and get them taken care of so they could go back inside and stay cool. Even though this was a beautiful spa, we found the greatest not so pretty places to shoot! What was even better was Eddies kicks! Check em’ out below!
Before the ceremony, we went back to find the girls and do some not so formal formals. When the ceremony started, it was blazing hot! A nice added touch were the programs designed to be fans and the labeled water bottles for the guests comfort! They thought of everything.
Afterward, we walked around to find a few more places to shoot the wedding party and Megan and Eddie. The walls of the guest rooms were so awesome! It brought out the blue in Megan’s eyes so much!
Inside, the reception was already starting. They went right into their first dance and then it was 2 wonderful and emotional toasts by both Megan and Eddie’s fathers.
More emotions came out during the dollar dance when Eddie’s Grandmother and Grandfather who are wheelchair bound, stood to dance briefly with Megan and Eddie. Talk about tears! This was the first time Katie has really lost it during a wedding. Usually it is me with the waterworks! Then, the party really got started. The dance floor was packed the rest of the night! Thanks guys for letting us share in your special day! Here is your slideshow !!
Well, today is one year since I had the site revamped and the blog was sort of born…(used to be a blogspot)
It has been a such a productive year because of it. I wanted to thank everyone who has been a loyal blog stalker and those who made this all possible. A big thanks to Brock Martin who designed everything!! So….Happy Birthday to us!!!
I had received a call the other day because of the images I shot of Natasha that were on the Trash the Dress website. One of the writers for the Reading Eagle newspaper wanted me to send him some images to use with an article they were running. So…here it is in today’s paper!!! The Article.
Saturday was a wedding I was really looking forward to! Not that I don’t look forward to all my weddings, but I was really excited for Lauren and Mike’s. I think it is because I got to spend a whole day with them during their engagement session and the fact that Lauren’s Mom, Linda was always calling me and writing me notes telling me how excited she was for me to be there. When Katie and I arrived at Lauren’s parents house, Linda was there with open arms and an open kitchen! She made sure we were well fed before we headed out the door to the church. This was after the girls got ready and we shot a few pics before the limo came. The ceremony was held at St Joseph’s in Hanover. It think it was one of the quickest catholic ceremony’s ever! We wanted to limit the amount of family formals at the church to utilize the grounds at The Stone Mill Inn. Plus it was a good bit of a drive.
We took Lauren and Mike around to a few spots and Lauren’s dress seemed to pick up a few critters along the way. For those of you that know me, I don’t handle bugs very well. Thank goodness there were no crickets or I would have been a mess! It was a little too sticky out and we need to get the festivities started, so we headed back to the tent where cocktail hours was and they had their first dances before moving inside. We decided it would be best to wait for the sun to set to get the really sweet light! I am so glad, b/c Lauren was absolutely stunning! I actually teared up when she first put her dress on.
After all the formal activities were over, the dancing started and the cigars came out. Everyone was just in a very relaxed mood the rest of the night. What a great time! Thank you guys for letting us share this day with you!! Here are a few sneak peaks and your slideshow
Friday was Molly and Josh’s wedding day! We met the girls early at Cameron Estates where they held everything. The weather was so hot and sticky and a storm was looming. The ceremony was held at the gazebo behind the carriage house. They had it decorated so beautifully! No rain yet…..
As soon as we started family formals, the thunder began. We then raced around the grounds to get pics of Molly and Josh. Once we knew we were in trouble, we headed into the house. These to me were so much more personal and we could just goof around!. Outside waited a car for us so we didn’t get soaked walking to the carriage house. Once inside, it was like a black and white dream! The room was classy! After dinner was served, there was a little dancing and more cake smashing! Haha! Then everyone grabbed sparklers and headed outside for Molly and Josh to leave. Once the sparklers were lit, you almost couldn’t see when they came running out! So, ere are a few from the day and the slideshow
Thursday, I had the pleasure of photographing Nikolaus for his 6/7 months pics. My goodness he grew since I saw him last! He is such a big boy and I love healthy big babies! My boys were little Michelin men too! His Mom and I have become such great friends since I did her wedding a few years ago. It is always great to have them come back for different sessions! Her are just a few from the MANY great ones I have from our session! Good luck picking Mon!