This Lord Of The Rings Styled Wedding was one of my favorite parts of 2017. As a HUGE LOTRs fan I was pretty much dying the whole time of extreme happiness. Not only are LOTRs my favorite movies but also my favorite books and favorite soundtrack. (Fun fact: Tim had the LOTRs soundtrack playing while he proposed to me.) For my family Lord Of The Rings is a very big deal. Savannah and Wayland were perfect for this! He had that rugged Aragorn quality and Savannah without a doubt embodied Lady Galadriel. And how perfect are those invitations!!! I was just about hyperventilating as I was looking over all the perfect details.
Ireland was just about the most perfect location, almost as perfect as if we were actually in New Zealand. We couldn’t of asked for a more perfect setting. The little girl in me that always dreamed of being a wood elve felt for a brief moment like Sam did when he saw elves for the first time in person. I will try and stop nerding out on you guys here but as you can tell this was a very important fairytale to me.
Hiking around in the rain was 100% worth it for this dreamy day. The only thing I would redo is having more time to photograph the beauty of this moment. The leaders of HOF (House Of Flynn) did an amazing job planning this and making the details absolutely spot on! So if you’re a LOTRs fan like myself you are just going to love every single part of this! I will have to stop now or I’ll just keep babbling like the true dork I am. Please scroll through and enjoy this absolutely breathtaking styled wedding. Now I’m going to pretend I’m in Hobbiton enjoying a pipe with Gandalf
This charming Union League Wedding was such an honor to document! You know when you meet people who inspire you to be a better person? Well that’s Alison and Kyle, you can’t be around them without being inspired. They are genuinely kind souls with a hearts that long to help others. Just a couple days before their wedding they rescued their second puppy by adopting him even when everyone thought they were nuts. In a world where people tend to be cruel and mean to each other it’s always a treasure to meet people with big hearts.
Alison and Kyle are just the perfect match and I loved being invited along to witness their love story! Their day was full of beauty, laughter and epic partying! They had Go Go Gadjet preform at their reception and it was like being invited to be at a rock concert but even more fun. I love when guest get so into dancing and are signing every word along with the band! Those are my kind of people!
Every bit of their wedding day was so charming, from the venue, the flowers to their sweet reactions to seeing each other for the first time. Union League is such an amazing place to hold a wedding, it’s historic building was the perfect touch. Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities, such a diverse city, full of art and music and love. Although I do love traveling all over the world documenting love stories I always adore my local Philly weddings. Each one is so special and full of heart.
Ultimately the best weddings are those filled with the most heart, no matter where they are, how many guest, or how much money you spend, if you put your heart into your wedding it will be the day of your dreams. It’s all about a celebration of love. So whether you want to declare your love on a mountain top on in a church just make sure you put who you are as a couple into your day, as Alison and Kyle did.
Enjoy scrolling through!
Making new friends all around the world is one of my favorites things! I was able to meet Samantha and Josh while I was in Hawaii and I’m so glad! We had a lot of fun playing around at Lanai Lookout as the sun was setting and the waves were crashing against the rocks and spraying us. This was my last session before flying home so it was a little bittersweet as I definitely didn’t want to leave the beauty of Hawaii but I was so thankful for the chance to see so much beauty and meet so many awesome people in my short visit.
I was able to meet two new couples, one awesome and beautiful woman and spend time with one of my 2017 brides on their honeymoon on this trip. All in only 2 and half days, which basically meant I never stopped moving while I was in Hawaii but it was 100% worth it! I wouldn’t of had it any other way!
I’m always happiest at Adventure Sessions because I get to explore the beauty of nature while also documenting a love story. It’s pretty much my favorite. Wild and adventurous souls are my my bread and butter. Hiking, rock climbing, wading through streams it’s all my favorite and I love when I find couples who love it just as much as I do. Exploring this great big world is such an amazing experience, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it. I hope you love this fun and beautiful session! Scroll down and enjoy! And for those of you interested I may be opening up some Adventure Sessions at Yosemite National Park this year, so comment below or email if you’re interested in coming with me to explore. 🙂
This gorgeous Montrose wedding on a very warm October Saturday was absolutely perfection. Alan and Andrea are one of the sweetest couples and definitely up on my list of couples who are completely smitten with each other. Alan’s love and devotion to Andrea just melts your heart and you can still see the butterflies in Andrea’s eyes as she looks at Alan. Their emotional first look just slayed my heart and to top it off Alan went above and beyond and had a gift for Andrea. There wasn’t a dry eye between us.
I wish I could just share their entire wedding album with you guys because literally every moment from their day was filled with so much emotion. Their vows, first look and I especially loved the dance she did with her sisters and brother and when her parents join at the end…. I lost it… for about the 10th time that day. It’s seriously the greatest honor to be trusted with some many love stories, family memories, and cherished moments. I will never get over it.
Along with all tears there was also a lot of fun! As you will see when scrolling through, the bridal party was a riot. We had a lot of laughs together. I have a hard time picking my favorite parts about a wedding day because I love all of it. The anticipation while getting ready to say I do to your best friend, seeing each other for the first time, vowing your love to each other, and the great celebration after you’re officially wed. All of it, all those moments and memories are what make the day so special. That and sharing it with the people you love the most and have been with you through it all. No matter what kind of wedding you chose to have, there are few things as memorable as the day you marry the love of your life.
Well thank you for listening to my speil, hahaha. I apologize, I just love what I do and the couples I get to meet and become friends with. I hope you enjoy looking through the highlights of Alan and Andrea’s wedding day. Enjoy!
In October I traveled with one of my 2017 couples to Hawaii to photograph their honeymoon. I only got to be there for 2 1/2 days unfortunately and between the honeymoon session and other adventure sessions I booked I only had about 3 hours to hike around and explore for myself but every second of those 3 hours was breathtaking. I hope to have many other opportunities to explore this beautiful state with madly in love couples. I’ll be sharing the adventure sessions soon on the blog but for now I wanted to show you some of the beauty of Hawaii’s landscape.
I was able to hike up to Manoa Falls and go on a tour of Kualoa Ranch and holy crap Hawaii is INSANELY gorgeous! Everywhere you go is really like walking in paradise. I know that for most people Hawaii’s beaches are what draws them to Hawaii but for me it’s all about their other worldy mountains. I seriously couldn’t get enough! I was super stoked to explore Kualoa Ranch as the big film nerd that I am! For those who don’t know Kualoa Ranch is the place where Jurassic Park, Lost and many other films were filmed and it’s no mystery why. Parts of Jurassic Park were filmed at Manoa Falls as well. I was pretty much geeking out the whole time.
It was nice to take some time just for me to hike around and explore even though it wasn’t work related. I’ve definitely worked so much this year, hiking with my couples which is AMAZING and I love every second of it but I forgot to take time to go hike and explore just for the fun of it. One of my many New Years Resolutions is to make more time to hike just for fun. But I have to admit that even when I take time off for just me I still find couples and offer to photograph them. Hahaha yeah, when I was exploring Kualoa Ranch I saw a couple struggling to get some selfies of themselves next to the gorgeous landscapes so I offered to take their pictures with my camera and sent them some edited pictures. I kinda don’t know how to stop working, but that’s only because I am so passionate about it and truly love what I do.
Driving in Hawaii is pretty awesome, I mean I wouldn’t mind that view on my way to work everyday. Just saying. The atmosphere is amazing and the people are so kind. The limited time I spent in Hawaii was enough to get me hooked and I will definitely be making another trip to this beautiful place. The rest of my trip in Hawaii I was happily following couples and one gorgeous model around Hawaii’s beaches, caves and waterfalls. I can’t wait to share all of that with you guys but for now enjoy the majestic beauty of Hawaii!
Brittany and Bryan’s John James Audubon wedding was absolutely stunning! Every part of their day was incredibly beautiful! From their emotional first look to their gorgeous apple orchard ceremony this day was perfect! Brittany and Bryan are some of the kindest, warm hearted people I know, I am continually blessed by the couples I get to meet. I loved that Brittany chose to center her decor for her wedding entirely around the way Bryan proposed to her, over a game of scrabble. And she chopped off all her hair in support of her mother who was battling cancer right before her wedding. People who care that much about others like this just touch my heart.
It was a beautiful October day at the John James Audubon’s lovely venue. The light was stunning from sunrise to sunset as if it was showing off just for Bryan and Brittany. I was just in awe of the beautiful grounds at John James but what captivated me most was the heart of this wedding. So many emotional moments filled with beauty. Witnessing these beautiful moments that will become cherished memories is my favorite part of what I do. It’s so special to me and it’s why I do what I do.
As I watch my couples and their friends and family celebrate at their receptions my heart is always so full of joy. Bryan and Brittany’s reception was a fun one for sure! I mean they had a donut bar, and I believe that having a donut bar at your wedding says a lot about you…. and that is that you’re AWESOME! Donuts are the bomb guys. But for real as I ended the night by a campfire with these two my heart couldn’t of been more full from all the love I witnessed on this day. It still makes my eyes swell with tears as I look through these images.
I hope you all enjoy scrolling through and if you’re a Philadelphia bride be sure to check out this gorgeous venue! It’s definitely one of Philly’s treasures!
It’s that time of year! 2018 is here and as I jump into another amazing year I wanted to go back and show you the best moments from 2017. This blog will included the best weddings, elopements, travel and couple sessions from 2017. Unfortunately I don’t have room to show you all the amazing engagement sessions, family, newborn and portrait sessions from this year. I’m so thankful for such an amazing year, all the wonderful couples I met, the love I witnessed and the new places I got to explore this year. I hope you enjoy scrolling through! I’ll tell you a little bit about each wedding, elopement and adventure session as we go as well as links to vendors I worked with and loved. Some of these sessions and weddings haven’t even been released yet so enjoy the sneak peak. 🙂
This winter elopement in the heart of the Adirondacks definitely had to be on my list of the best of the best! The Adirondacks has a special place in my heart because my grandparents owned a house on the lake when I was a little girl and we spent a lot of summers and Christmas holidays there. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. Together with a dream team of vendors we made beautiful magic despite the frigid cold. If you’re planning a wedding near the Adirondacks do yourself a favor and check out these amazing vendors.
I adore in home sessions for how intimate and fun they are. Salina and Kyle’s was SO fun, we made nachos, jumped on the bed, Kyle serenaded Salina, and there was a pillow fight! It was for sure an memorable part of 2017. One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to see who my couples are, their genuine selves. It gives me such a thrill to witness their vulnerable and awesome selves. I strongly believe more married couples should book in home sessions, so if this seems like fun to you reach out and let’s plan something!
My time with Katy and Luke at Philadelphia Magic Gardens had to be on this list! If you’ve never been to the Magic Gardens plan a trip! It’s really other worldly and insanely gorgeous! If you’re a fan of art you will definitely enjoy every second. They also host weddings so if you want to have your wedding here you can and trust me you want to! If I were to get a Magic Gardens wedding inquiry in my inbox I wouldn’t mind. 😉
Yeah I know this bohemian wanderlust styled elopement is insanely gorgeous, it still gives me goosebumps! It definitely speaks to my gypsy soul and I know it will to all the other gypsy souls out there. This day was made possible by so many amazing vendors. If you are in the midst of wedding planning right now you need to check these awesome people out! Vendors —
Event Designer: Patchwork Planning
Venue: Wise Woodin Estates
Floral Designer: Ambiance Event Planning & Floral Designs
Cake Designer: Lola Dessert Shoppe
Dress Designer: Sweet Caroline
Stationery Designer: Flourish Grace Calligraphy
Hair & Makeup: Modern Edge Salon
Rentals: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals Inc.
Jewelry: The Fox And Stone
This moody ballerina bridal in Washington D.C. was so dreamy. I was in town for an engagement session and had the chance to meet up with some incredible vendors to create this magic! D.C. brides be sure to check out these amazing vendors!
Coffee Shop Elopement! How could this not be included! This is every coffee loving, hipster, romantics dream. It came together so perfectly and I can’t wait to photograph another coffee shop elopement! Seriously, more people elope in coffee shops please! Here are the awesome vendors involved, be sure to check them out if you’re planning your wedding right now.
Planner ~ Patchwork Planning ~ http://www.patchworkplanning.com
Vintage Rentals ~ Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals ~ https://www.forgetmenotvintageinc.com/
Stationery/Signage ~ Flourish Grace Calligraphy ~ http://www.flourishgracecalligraphy.com/
Florist ~ Ambiance Floral Design ~ http://www.ambiance-ep.com/
Hair and Make Up Artist ~ Studio Rd & Co ~ Studio Rd & Co
Venue ~ Duffy’s Coffee House ~ www.Duffyscoffeehouse.com
Band ~ Apex ~ www.bmha.org
Jewelry ~ Nespoli’s ~ www.nespolijewelers.com
Makeup ~ Kelly Jordan
This intimate garden wedding at the Morning Glory Inn in Pittsburgh still pulls at my heartstrings. Stephanie and Max were wed with just around 50 of their closest friends and family. It was so heartwarming, they married each other, had their siblings and friends read poetry and play music. And after they said I do their family went around giving tearjerking toasts. There was not a dry eye among us. What an incredibly sweet couple they are, my life is better for knowing them.
This adventurous elopement was for sure one of the highlights of the year. Jeremy and Erin’s love for each other is so apparent and sweet. Jeremy just dotes on her and Erin’s unique humor and love for him was so awesome to witness. We laughed, cried, hiked and then went back to their house to enjoy some snuggles with their cats. Now that’s my idea of a perfect elopement. 🙂
Laura and Tyler’s Woodloch Pines wedding was gorgeous! They were wed lakeside with many tears, laughter and so much stunning light! Laura and Tyler were my first wedding of many in May. They were also one of the most grateful and sweet couples I’ve ever worked with. Laura was an unbelievably gorgeous bride, I just adored her stunning dress. To all my PA brides if you’re considering getting married in the Poconos be sure to put Woodloch Pines on your list to check out.
Chris and Hannah’s woodland wedding was an absolute dream! My heart is happiest in the mountains and woods so I was quite at home on this magical day. Hannah was such a stunning bride! I get so many comments and compliments on her bridal portraits and all I can say is she really is just that gorgeous.
May was a huge month for me this year. Weddings, elopements and then this sweet in home anniversary session of my sister and brother in law. Now I know they are related to me and therefore I’m biased but come on, how sticking adorable are these two! There are few feelings that can compete with knowing your sister is married to a good man.
Megan and Evan flew me out to New Orleans for their engagement session and we just had a BLAST! New Orleans is not only stunning but the culture there is just amazing. You can just be walking down the street and hear so many live bands playing. There is seriously always music playing somewhere which made this music lover so thrilled. It was really hot and sticky but so worth it for the gorgeousness I witnessed. I saw a lot more alligators than I cared to but the swamps are so stunning that it’s worth it. Can’t wait to go explore New Orleans again!
I know this looks like an elopement but it’s actually an engagement session. Ashley was so stunning in her dress and hair do that she did look like a bride. We hiked quite a bit and watched crazy boys and men jumping off really tall rocks into the water. Then we ended the session with Daniel getting into a lumberjack outfit and you guys, I laughed so hard. Such an fun couple, their real wedding is on this list too. 🙂
July had a lot of travel this year for me. In the beginning of July I flew to California for this adventurous and intimate wedding just outside of Yosemite National Park. Nicolas and Amanda celebrated their love with just about 50 of their closest friends and family. I also love intimate weddings with adventurous couples. It’s seriously one of my favorite kinds of weddings to photograph.
After I got home from California I had two days before I flew out to Ireland for a honeymoon session and to meet up with some friends for an adventurous workshop. Ireland is everything you dream it is, gorgeous, amazing people, awesome music, pure magic. I loved this trip so much and was definitely one of my absolute favorite parts of 2017.
Once I landed in Ireland I met up with these two lovebirds in Dublin for their honeymoon session. I braved through driving around Dublin and still consider that one of my greatest accomplishments of the year, hahaha! Dublin is an awesome city and although I didn’t enjoy driving in it I loved exploring it!
I met up with some awesome photographer friends and I suggested heading to this gorgeous Abbey for a couple session as my friend who was in Ireland a couple months earlier told me I had to check out Corcomroa Abbey. I’m so glad she did because it was definitely one of Ireland’s many treasures and after this session we all stopped for chocolate at Hazel Mountain Chocolate for the most delicious desserts ever. This day seriously couldn’t of had more irish charm than it did, it was chock full of it.
Now this session has a really special place in my heart. The Cliffs of Moher are my happy place and there is no better match for their beauty than Savannah and Wayland’s love. I mean, seriously, how beautiful are these two and their love for each other?! If I could think of one moment I would like to relive over and over from this year it would be this one.
A bridal session in the heart of Galway with Anne Of Green Gables influences?! Heck yes that’s on my list of best of the best! I haven’t even blogged this one yet and I can’t wait to show you more of it! I loved every second of my stay in Galway, the musical pubs, yummy food and the overall feel of the city was just an incredible experience.
This bridal sessions at Ross Castle in their gorgeous gardens was one of my favorite parts of this House Of Flynn Workshop. I am still swooning over all the gorgeousness! Ross Castle was such an amazing place to stay and I’m forever grateful to HOF for making the arrangements for us all to stay there. I felt like I walked into a Jane Austen novel.
Okay but my second favorite part of Ireland was this Lord Of The Rings inspired Elven Wedding shoot. If you know me at all you know I’m the biggest LOTRs fan out there. So I just about died over this one. I mean how could you not?! These gorgeous dark woods and that absolutely perfect wedding invitation set! Seriously dying with excitement!
Once I got home from Ireland I had time for a nights sleep and then was off to another wedding. I was 100% exhausted but it was 100% worth it for this beautiful day. It was full of such genuine love all around, from Caroline and Conor’s love for each other to their family and friends love for them. There were tears and laughter but most of all a lot of dancing and fun. Most certainly a memorable part of 2017.
Julie and Matt’s engagement sessions at Grey Towers was an absolute fairytale. For real, at their wedding their friends and family kept coming up to me and telling me that their engagement photos were so magical. It’s all because of their sweet love and I’ll touch more on that later as their wedding day is definitely on this list too.
Another amazing intimate wedding, can you tell I have a heart for intimate weddings? Katy and Luke’s woodland wedding was a dream. It was simple, stylish and radiant. Katy’s dress was the absolute perfect choice for this woodsy wedding and her wildfire bouquet hit the nail on the head as well. There were tons of children running around and playing, good food and awesome conversation. What better way is there to celebrate your marriage?
Alright, I’m about to lose my cool again because, Harry Potter! I’m also a huge Harry Potter fan if you couldn’t tell. Tiffany and Brett are too and since they never had wedding photos taken my friend Vicki and I planned something special for our dear friends. It was everything a Harry Potter fan could dream of! We went to Hawk Mountain for their couple portraits are sunrise and it was absolutely magical and for the rest of the day we had the help of this dream team of vendors.
Flourish Grace Calligraphy : http://www.flourishgracecalligraphy.com/
Ciao! Bakery : https://www.briccopa.com/ciao-bakery/
Lavender and Locks Floral Design and Flower Farm: https://www.facebook.com/lavenderandlocks/
And here is another sweet and intimate wedding. Nestle in the woods of Dushore PA was this perfect little bonfire wedding. It’s beautiful to me when you get to see a wedding create a new family. Sharon’s boys embracing Bob as part of their family was my absolute favorite part of their day. They ended their day with smore’s and a bonfire sing along. How perfect!
As promised, Ashley and Daniel’s woodland bohemian wedding. It was a dream! I knew from the moment I sat down with these two at their consult that their wedding was something I wanted to be a part of. They are such a fun couple and you can’t help but smile when you’re around them. The night ended with an epic dance battle, and that’s how you know you did you wedding right. Haha! I had such a great time with these two!
Brittany and Bryan’s wedding day was a stunner. From their emotional first look, gorgeous apple orchard ceremony to their couple photos at sunset, the amount of gorgeous blew me away. I haven’t even had a chance to blog this one so you can look forward to seeing more of their John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove soon. And to all my Philly brides, be sure to check out John James Audubon Center, it’s one of my favorite venues.
Brittany and Bryan took me with them on their honeymoon to Hawaii and I got to experience Hawaii’s gorgeous scenery. I took one day to hike around and explore. Hawaii seriously took my breath away. I’ll be blogging more about this trip soon but for now enjoy Hawaii’s majestic landscape.
While I was exploring the place where Jurassic Park was filmed (Kualoa Ranch) I ran into this couple who were trying to take some selfies and I offered to take some pictures for them because they were so in love and in this gorgeous setting. It was a total accident but became one of my favorite sessions of the year.
Brittany and Bryan’s honeymoon session of course had to be on the list. Look at that gorgeous strikingly blue water and how sweet are these two! It’s so evident how in to each other these guys are and that always makes me giddy to witness. This session hasn’t been blogged either so you can expect to see more soon.
I got to meet up with Samantha and Josh at sunset at Lanai Lookout and holy wow! I mean I still can’t get over the beauty and realness of this session. The sunset was so dramatic and stunning, Hawaii was definitely showing off. It was the perfect way to end my time in Hawaii.
When I got home from Hawaii I got to photograph this beautiful day. I always lose it when grooms cry during their first look but Alan was especially sweet, he even bought her an extra gift, seriously such a gentlemen. I had so many favorite moments from this day and since i haven’t blogged this year I’ll be sure to share them then.
Alison, Kyle and their puppy hiked with me to get to this waterfall at Ricketts Glenn and it was magical. Alison and Kyle are the kind of people who just love to help people and animals, in fact right before their wedding day they adopted another puppy. I have a special place in my heart for these two and you’ll see their wedding listed on here too.
Adam and Danielle impressed me with this session as we did some actual rock climbing which we weren’t exactly expecting but not once did they complain. They were total champs and their love for each was so evident and beautiful. My heart is happiest and most at home in the mountains so this session is definitely one of my favorites and I just can’t wait for their wedding next year!
It’s not every day you get to photograph your baby brother’s proposal so when it does happen it’s a memorable moment. I have blogged this one so you should go check it out to read all about how sweetly my brother planned this proposal for my sweet new sister in law. It’s a tear jerker. I was so blessed to photograph so many family members and their special moments this year. Such a perk of being a photographer, getting to witness all the big moments first.
Alison and Kyle’s Union League Of Philadelphia wedding was one for the books. I can’t wait to blog this one, they had Go Go Gadjet play during their reception and it felt like an actual rock concert. Alison and Kyle’s love for each other and others is so inspiring. Like I said before I have a special place in my heart for these guys and it was an honor to be their wedding photographer.
And to end this list and amazing year is Julie and Matt’s Barn at Glistening Pond wedding. I just blogged their rustic chic wedding right before Christmas because of the influences of Christmas in their decor. From Matt’s sweet tears at seeing his bride walking down the aisle to the heartwarming moment they asked their guests to join them for what is usually the traditional father-daughter and mother-son dances as Julie’s Father and both Matt’s parents had passed and they wanted to share that moment with their friends and family. Their fireplace ceremony at sunset was gorgeous and The Barn At Glistening Pond was the perfect venue! Julie and Matt’s love story was a special one to me as they bonded over the loss of their parents. It’s so beautiful to see grief lead to love and beauty.
And with that I say goodbye to 2017. I can’t say thank you enough to all my amazing couples and all the vendor friends I met this year. I’m blessed to know all of you! I can’t wait for more adventures and love in 2018! So far my wedding calendar is almost full and I’l be traveling to New Zealand, Seattle, Oregon, Iceland, London, Scotland, Ireland and Paris. I can’t wait to meet the rest of my 2018 brides, meet more adventurous couples during my travels and tell more rad love stories through my lens. Be sure to reach out, I would love to talk to you.
Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful and merry Christmas! I’m fighting off a cold this morning but I’m thankful I wasn’t sick for Christmas at least. Christmas is so much more special with kids, it truly is magical. I hope you all had such a rich and refreshing time with your family. Tim and I both took time off this week and it’s been a nice refresher but I’m trying to get back to it this morning with this gorgeous adventure session on the Appalachian Trail.
Adam and Danielle are one of the sweetest couples. Danielle is a fun loving spirit with a tendency to be a bit forgetful and Adam is ever so patient with her. You can tell how in love with each other they are and that’s always my favorite to see. They are one of my 2018 couples and I just cannot wait for their wedding day.
We planned on a hike for this session but were surprised when there was some actual rock climbing involved but Adam and Danielle were total champs about it! We got to the perfect spot right as the sun was setting and their love and the gorgeous surroundings made for an absolutely gorgeous session. I couldn’t of been more thrilled about Danielle’s vibrant red dress. I wish more women would wear red to their engagement sessions!
The mountains are definitely my happy place and I love when couples are up for a hike and an adventure! I hope you all enjoy this adventure session and this sweet couple! What would you like to see next? Would you like me to blog a wedding next or travel log from my trip to Hawaii? Let me know in the comments!
This charming chic barn wedding had the perfectly subtle Christmas influences so I wanted to share it with you as we are only five days away from Christmas! Julie and Matt were one of my favorite couples this year not only because they are just awesome people but because they are such grateful and kind people. I just love their love story! They bonded over the loss of someone very close to them, Julie it was her dad and for Matt it was both of his parents. It was truly beautiful to see how these tragedies brought them together and built a strong and loving relationship.
Julie and Matt were wed as the sunset at The Farm At Glistening Pond (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues in PA) and it was absolutely gorgeous! And I don’t just mean the beautiful sunset glow but the emotion expressed by all. I just about broke down at Matt’s reaction to seeing Julie walking down the aisle and I most definitely did cry as they exchanged vows.
It came as no surprise to me that such kind and genuine people drew to them such awesome and wonderful friends and family for their special day. It was certainly an absolutely gorgeous day filled with tears of joy, lots of laughter and a TON of dancing. 🙂 It’s kinda my favorite when people really get into it on the dance floor at weddings. And listening to the kind words shared about both Julie and Matt from their loved ones speeches just warmed my heart.
I just loved the subtle Christmas influence in their decor which is the perfect excuse to skip ahead and share this amazing day with you all! Julie has the perfect balance of chic and edgy style that I just adored! And can we talk about her gorgeous Hayley Paige dress! I’m pretty sure my heart leaped out of my chest when I saw it hanging in her getting ready room. You may think I’m being over dramatic but save your judgements till you scroll down and see the dress 😉
I am so honored that I got to be Julie and Matt’s photographer and so blessed that my job allows me to meet such kind and genuine people. I’ll never get over it. It is the single best thing about my job, meeting all of you and witnessing your love. Thank you to all my 2017 brides and Merry Christmas!
Life is full of special moments that you will never forget, the moment you propose to the love of your life is one of them. Getting to document this amazing moment for my brother is one of mine. I’ll never forget his sweet words to my future sister in law Joanna, the tears of joy from them both and their loving embrace. I have a big old smile on my face right now just thinking back on it. It’s a powerful moment when you say yes to forever with your best friend. It’s a day that you will look back on over the years as your home fills with children and the wrinkles start to form on your face looking at each other and remembering that fond moment that this beautiful journey began.
My brother David took Joanna back to the spot where he asked her to be his girlfriend which was so sweet! I was hiding in the bushes with my face practically in the dirt to make sure Joanna wouldn’t see me. I got there an hour before they did so I won’t lie hiding in those bushes with all the sounds of creatures moving around definitely amped up the anticipation. I had gone over with my brother where exactly to stand but was anxious he might forget but thankfully he didn’t because I would have missed everything if he did. He got down on one knee and expressed his love for Joanna. I was snapping away sure that because of how close I was that Joanna knew I was there but it wasn’t till I stood up that she was like “Oh!” So David and I were able to pull off the perfect surprise for her!
The first time David brought Joanna home to meet us I knew she was the one for my little brother. She is just the sweetest girl and fits in perfect with the Wyman family, a love for Lord of the Rings which is essential, a good sense of humor and a love and care for people.
David and Joanna enjoy music and the theater, Joanna is a talented actress and they both have amazing voices. But the biggest thing about these two is their heart for serving people. They are very passionate about serving and loving people. It’s a passion that connects them deeply and makes them the perfect partner for each other. I’m so excited to see all that God will do in their life and all that they will do. I expect only amazing things from this marriage.
My brother was raised by all women but yet has turned into such a wonderful man. He went through great struggles at such a young age and has overcame it without holding on to bitterness but becoming instead a sweet and caring man. I cannot express how proud I am of him and I’m so SO happy that my baby brother has found such a loving, sweet and caring women to call his wife. It makes my heart so happy to see his life full of so much love and joy.
I will make myself stop now because I am so emotional about this one that I could go on forever about them but I will just let you scroll through and see this beautiful, heartfelt proposal.