Hayley and Nicole

Hayley came over on saturday to have her first communion photos taken. Jen wanted Hayley to have something different from the same “traditional” ones at the church, but incorporating her personality into it.
Her cousin Nicole came along as well to ham it up for me. Someone has been teaching this girl about modeling….

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The Cork Factory Hotel at Urban Place

I was lucky enough to be invited for a sneak preview of the newly renovated, soon to be finished Cork Factory Hotel at Urban Place. I am so excited for Lancaster to get another reception venue! This place is going to be amazing! Not only is there a gigantic ballroom, but the hotel will have at least 70 rooms and a really magnificent restaurant and bar! Jill Fanning and her Father Barry Baldwin gave us a tour as we tried to use our imaginations of how beautiful this is going to be once it is complete! I CAN’T wait!!!!

You can read the article from the Lancaster news paper here

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Lancaster Photog Shootout

I had the chance to host the Lancaster Photog Shootout on Monday. Photog Shootout is a chance for wedding photographers to get out and shoot for themselves, learn from other photographers and have fun! I had a few of my present and past brides volunteer to be models for this. It was a chance to use regular people that needed direction on how to pose.
When we heard it was supposed to rain on Monday, it made us step up our game and really use what we had in the situation. Most wedding days don’t go the way we want them too because of the weather, so this was perfect!! I was so happy it rained!!
The Hamilton Club and Progressive Gallery in Lancaster let us use their facilities do accommodate the 70 photographers that showed up. We broke up into 6 groups and rotated throughout the day. This allowed all the photographers to get to the different “teachers” and learn a few new things.
We always have devoted stylists that come to each shootout wherever it is. These girls are fabulous!! Thank you ladies!!!

A big thank you again to Kristin Green from Tangles Salon in Lancaster for helping me out!!

Kristen Lober

Gloss Salon Beth Malloy

Beth Watts and Deb Cooper

Also thank you to Derek LaVon Dienner for filming everything for us!!

All the bouquet and boutonnieres were courtesy of Lori Witmer

Kristen LoberBeth Malloy

Derek LaVon Dienner

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Emily’s not so ” Trash the Dress”

I had an idea for a shoot. Emily was a willing participant. Not only did I get incredible images, she got to “Trash Her Dress” without upsetting her Mom.
Big THANKS to Kristin Green from Tangles salon in Lancaster and my never failing sidekick Liesa for helping me out!! AND, Emily for trusting my vision!!! You are absolutely stunning!

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Ashley and Curtis

Monday I had the pleasure of photographing Ashley and Curtis’ engagement session. What a sweet and adorable couple! We pretty much just walked and talked throughout the city and were up for anything I threw at them. I am very random in my shooting locations so I warned them a head of time, things change quickly. Here are a few of my favs!

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Broderick 10 months

Every session with Broderick gets better and better! He is at the age right now where I can do anything to make him smile. In fact, that is all he did this session! His big blue eyes lit up everytime I went to push the shutter. His parents brought him in to the studio for his third session of his ” baby’s first year”. He was such a busy little guy, almost walking! Check out those baby blues!!

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Shayne at 4 months

Today Shayne came into the studio for his second “baby’s first year” session. What a chunky monkey he is becoming! I can say this because he was soooo tiny when he was born and for his first session. I can’t believe this is the same baby. We had such a good time that I had to get these up right away. Enjoy!

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