In October on a chilly afternoon I met Haley + Damien for their engagement session in beautiful downtown Jim Thorpe. If you’ve never been there, I highly suggest going for an afternoon - it’s the CUTEST town ever - so when Haley mentioned it for their session I was absolutely on board + super excited. I've known Haley for about 5 years now - all through shooting sessions with her - and I'm SO excited that now I get to be a part of her + Damien's wedding day next year 😍 Their Pump House B&B wedding is going to be AMAZING from the sounds of it.. And come on, look at these two!!!! I just love their style + love them together, Here are a few favorites from their fall session in the sweetest little town.
Last month I got to meet up with Jamye + John at the beautiful Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania ahead of their The Farm at Cottrell Lake wedding next year. These two were almost TOO easy to photograph + after hearing all about their wedding I'm way too excited to see what they have planned in person. I'm so lucky to have the sweetest couples who bring me to the prettiest locations. Also, her ring.. So, so good. Here are a few favorites from my time in Philly in October.
I loved getting to spend some time with these two a few weeks ago for their fall engagement session. They've been together for almost ten years… I just LOVE high school sweethearts!!! They're so easy to be around, it honestly felt like we were already friends.. And they have such a fun proposal story. Zach’s team won the Super Bowl and then he proposed.. Like, within minutes!! His team got a ring and she got a ring ;) I can't wait for their wedding at the beautiful Sand Springs Country Club. Here are some favorites from their fall engagement session.
I love shooting engagement sessions + I love it even more when it's for friends. I got to meet up with Alexa + Mark (and Clay!!) for their engagement session and I can't remember the last time I cried laughing like I did!! These two have the best style + I know I say this about a lot of couples but they truly don't get any more genuine or sweeter than Alexa. She's the type of person who makes every single person in a room feel important + included. Mark is super funny which keeps a smile on her face + little Clay was the perfect model. Wait til you see Alexa’s ring.. Not only is it completely stunning and custom designed but the center diamond was her grandma’s (okay, crying..) and Clay helped his dad propose (um, cutest). I cannot wait to be a GUEST at their Stroudsmoor Inn wedding next year!!! Here are some favorites from their fall engagement session.
How cute are these two!? Lauren + Matt were another fall couple who got rained out with their first session but it worked out in our favor with their reschedule date being their one year countdown to their wedding. I loved getting to spend a few hours with them in September at Roba’s Apple Orchard where we had the absolute best fall day! L + M are so fun together which made it so fun to capture their love! Here are a few favorites.
Last summer I was lucky enough to shoot Jess + Ryan’s engagement session around Boston and at Fenway Park. After that I *knew* their wedding would be a good one. I’ve known Ryan since 6th grade and since the first time I met Jess I’ve felt like I’ve known her just as long. She is truly SO sweet, such a compliment to Ryan’s outgoing personality + their wedding day was such true reflection of their relationship. With a dream team of The Farm at Cottrell Lake, Chippy White Table + House of Flowers, yesterday was pure perfection. From their colorful bouquets, picture-perfect weather, and a late summer night that felt like the beginning of fall. A few favorite highlights of the day include when Jess opened her gift from Ryan - a album of their engagement photos with an incredibly sweet note filling the pages - and at the end of the night when these two ended up on the shoulders of the crowd on the dance floor!!!. Jess + Ryan had a serious party happening inside the barn and the smiles never left their faces. Also.. *BEST* groom reaction to seeing his bride. These two were truly the most laid back bride + groom who genuinely wanted their wedding to feel like one big party.. And they definitely succeeded. Here are a few favorites from their wedding at my favorite venue to date.
Venue: The Farm at Cottrell Lake | Video: Fonash Studios | Flowers: Michael’s House of Flowers, Forest City | Rentals: Chippy White Table | Hair: Angela Mauro, Over Our Heads Salon | Makeup: Emilie Morris | Dress: David's Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | DJ: Kris Sheridan, Top Shelf Entertainment | Catering: The BenMar
In late September I got to meet up with Kara + John for their engagement session on a Sunday afternoon in Moscow, PA. When I pulled up and saw what they arrived in my jaw dropped. How cool is this car?! I love their style, they were SO fun to be around + I cannot wait for their vintage inspired wedding at the Radisson in Scranton next year. Talk about a great way to end a weekend! Here are some favorites from Kara + John's engagement session.
A few weeks ago I met up with Tara + Sam for their engagement session. These two brought their dog, Penny, and she may have stole the show.. I think she had the time of her life!! Haha. They also shot through drizzle (with absolutely no rain in the forecast..) + smiled the entire time which makes them exactly my type of couple. I shot Tara’s sister’s wedding a few years ago and I LOVE getting to shoot sibling weddings. Here are a few favorites from Tara + Sam's early morning engagement session.
Sarah + Chris are married! On their wedding day it poured allll day long but it didn’t stop these two from having the best day at the beautiful Silver Birches. Their colorful florals from Matterns Floral were such a compliment to their cheerful personalities, Sarah’s dress was incredibly gorgeous + I loved the plaid accent of Chris’s tie. You truly can’t predict how a wedding day will go so if rain is the biggest obstacle I think you’re in good shape =) Here are a few favorites from their late August wedding day.
Officiant: Brian Lucas | DJ: Kris Sheridan, Top Shelf Entertainment | Desserts: The Cocoon Bakery | Favors: SBC Susquehanna Brewing Company | Flowers: Matterns Floral | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Dress Shop: Something Blue | Hair and Make Up Artist: Shiloh Salon | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Darling Dress | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo
Jenna + Vince are married! First off, how old Hollywood does Jenna look? SO beautiful. I’ve known Vince since 8th grade and he's always been SO down-to-earth and happy so it was no surprise how easy these two were to shoot because he made them both laugh the entire time.. And they're obviously head-over-heels for eachother which didn’t hurt! From Jenna’s STUNNING dress + bridesmaid dress choices, to the incredible reception decor at the Scranton Cultural Center (...um, look at that cake), and wedding portraits at the lake they met + fell in love.. their wedding was one for the books. I’m so honored to have been a part of it! Here are a few favorites from their August wedding.
Venue: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple | Church: St. Rose of Lima | Officiant: Fr. John Doris | Venue Coordinator: Erin Speicher | Wedding/Event Coordinator: Constantinos Catering | DJ: Frankie Carll | Cake: Creative Cakes & Desserts | Favors: Donation to Jamie Kotula Foundation | Flowers: Seamons Poinsard | Seating + Favor Cards: Stone Fawx Studios | Hair + Make Up Artist: The Salon at Lavish | Invitation Designer: Community Bake Shop | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Dress Shop: Something Blue | Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Darling Dress | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo | Tux/Suit Shop: Mens Warehouse | Tux/Suit Designer: Vera Wang