NEPA Wedding at The Beaumont Inn {John & Carly}

John & Carly got married on a beautiful, sun-filled July day at the Beaumont Inn in Dallas, PA. From the elegant black and white decor including feathers, flowers, and chandeliers, to the bride’s beautiful vintage-styled gown and peek-a-boo veil, this outdoor wedding was lovely in every way. And these two, with their best friends and family joining them for an intimate ceremony and reception, wore their ‘heart on their sleeve’ for all to see. Carly’s mom walked her daughter down the long, outdoor pathway, and music was played while Carly sat on the edge of the dance floor, honoring the memory of her dad who passed away a few years ago. Her sister and matron of honor, Erin, gave Carly their father’s dog tags before the wedding as her “borrowed” item. It was a pleasure to be part of your day, Carly & John, and we wish you all the best in your marriage!wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography

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NEPA Engagement | Union Dale, PA {Brynna & Brent}

These two have quite the love story! They met in Alaska getting ready for a wedding they were both standing up in {Brynna was the maid of honor; Brent was the best man}, and when Brent got off the plane and saw Brynna waiting, it was pretty much love at first sight. These two worked side by side for a week finishing the wedding details when the bride got sick, and during that time together, they decided to start dating as well. There was one BIG problem…Brynna was leaving for Mexico in two weeks to live and teach for two years. So, they ended things while Brynna was out of the country to allow her to better adjust to the culture and life in Mexico and focus on relationships and teaching there. And Brent, every now and again, emailed her, found out how she was doing, prayed for her, and thought about her…A LOT! Brynna, not wanting to give false hope, carried on with life in Mexico, compared guys she dated to Brent, and emailed him back, every now and again. Fast forward 3 1/2 years, with Brynna back in the country and living and working out of state. Brent asked if they could meet up over Christmas, have coffee, and chat (well, something like that). And…to make a long and very interesting story short, they met up, still had feelings for each other, and started dating again {insert cheering, here!}. They got engaged on Memorial Day and are getting married Labor Day weekend, with only a few months to plan, but a lifetime to love! It’s a sweet, but complicated love story, and to make it even better, as Brynna’s mom, I got to capture this love in pictures. We decided on a “travel” theme, since much of B & B’s story revolves around travel, and we are so thankful that God brought them around the world and back together again! And…btw…B & B found out they were raised only 45 minutes away from each other when they met in Alaska!  {“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.} Isaiah 55:8engagement session-7engagement session-9engagement session-10engagement session-11engagement session-14engagement session-16engagement session-21engagement session-22engagement session-23engagement session-25engagement session-27engagement session-28engagement session-30engagement session-32engagement session-33engagement session-40engagement session-41engagement session-42engagement session-43engagement session-45engagement session-46engagement session-1-2engagement session-3-2engagement session-4-2

NEPA Venue {Pine Hill Farm}

Barns are great, and for wedding photographers and engaged couples the past few years, they are the best! Each barn offers a lot of character and each one is different. And they are the perfect place for a rustic and beautiful wedding, with the bride and groom giving the venue it’s own personalized touch by the decor they choose to set up. This former dairy barn with hand cut post and beams in Pleasant Mount, PA, converted into a wedding venue fairly recently by the dairy farmer himself (Mark) and his wife (Sue), does not disappoint! Take a look at the photos (credit to my assistant/daughter, Talia) and see what you think and make sure you drool over the handmade wagon wheel light. And as the owners and hosts gear up to book the 2018 season, Mark is starting to handcraft tables for the 200 plus person space that will be the perfect setting for the vintage, pinterest-y wedding of your dreams! Check out Pine Hill Farm’s facebook page here! And if you need a photographer to go along with that barn, check out PS Impressions website here. I am only twenty minutes away and have camera…will meet you there!pine hill farm venue-14pine hill farm-1pine hill farm-1bpine hill farm-2pine hill farm-2bpine hill farm-3pine hill farm-3bpine hill farm-3cpine hill farm-3dpine hill farm-3epine hill farm-6pine hill farm-7

NEPA Wedding at Irem Clubhouse {Alyson+Jimmy}

We met Alyson & Jimmy at Ricketts Glen for their engagement shoot, and it was of our favorites (well…maybe I say that about every shoot) but we had a great time with them and could not have asked for better scenery  or a nicer couple. Everything came together for their wedding day, too-beautiful fall weather, gorgeous colors, all the bridal party (24 or 25…I really couldn’t count them all!), and a great day to celebrate these two tying the knot–and celebrate they did! We loved being with them and getting some great shots of their special day. Alyson & Jimmy-we wish you all the best and a big congratulations to you guys!a-1a-2a-3b-1b-2b-3bridal-party-1bridal-party-2bridal-party-8wedding-ceremony-6wedding-ceremony-12wedding-ceremony-18wedding-photography-3wedding-photography-16wedding-photography-20wedding-photography-33wedding-photography-35wedding-photography-37wedding-photography-43wedding-photography-47wedding-photography-51wedding-photography-64wedding-photography-86wedding-photography-92wedding-photography-96wedding-photography-113y-1y-2y-3y-4

NEPA Wedding at Irem Clubhouse {Erin+Mike}

We met Erin and Mike for the first time when they came to my house for a winter engagement shoot. There was, uncharacteristically, not much snow around our area last year, and they really wanted snow. So…the ski resort cooperated, and started blowing snow the day they came for their shoot. It was a freezing cold day and these two were such good sports at the mountain, and then back at the farm (after warming up with hot cocoa), that we got lovely pictures. So, we figured that anything after that with these two was a piece of cake! So now, a fall wedding, a bit (maybe a lot) of rain, moving the ceremony indoors at the last minute, posing under an umbrella and under rooftops…this warm-hearted bride and groom and their bridal party did what we asked of them, had fun, made some memories, and we got some great pictures! All our best to you, Erin & Mike! wedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photography

NEPA Wedding at Creekside Grove {Matt+Jenny}

Matt & Jenny are an adventurous, fun-loving couple who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, their dogs, and road trips. They wrote their own vows, planned a beautiful wedding at Creekside Grove in Lenoxville, PA, and were blessed with a gorgeous sunny day for this special day in their lives! We were able to take a quick stop at Gin’s Tavern (Jenny’s uncle owns and runs it) and had fun getting some pictures of the girls at the bar. We were unexpected entertainment for the patrons as we tried to move tables, take pictures, and leave before the groom showed up (he couldn’t see the bride)! So, it was a bit crazy, lot of fun, wonderful celebration!1-1 1-3 gr-841-7 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 wedding-1 wedding-2 wedding-3 wedding-4 wedding-5 wedding-6 wedding-7 wedding-8 wedding-9 wedding-10 wedding-11 wedding-12 wedding-13 wedding-15 wedding-16

 

NEPA Wedding at the Radisson {Megan+Aaron}

Dancing played a part in these two meeting and becoming instantly interested in each other, and as Megan puts it…”we haven’t stopped talking and dancing since!” And their first dance as man and wife and the dual father/daughter, mother/son dance were the most fun and well choreographed dances we have seen in a long time. Thanks for the entertainment guys! It sure made our job fun and we love the images we were able to capture of you two and all your friends at your wedding celebration! We wish you all the best and hope we get to work with more brides and grooms just like you!wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography wedding photography

NEPA Wedding at Irem Clubhouse {Cailin+Mike}

These two engineers, who met at Stevens Institute of Technology, got married on an absolutely gorgeous day in July and we had a lovely time capturing beautiful pictures of their special day! We first met this bride and groom on their wedding day as, uncharacteristically, we were not able to meet them before due to logistics and distance. And yes, I got a bit nervous as a week before the wedding we were still trying to figure out the timeline with them. But it all worked out well, they were married in the beautiful St. Therese’s Church  in Shavertown, and then partied at the picturesque Irem Clubhouse in Dallas. We loved telling your wedding day story in pictures, Cailin and Mike, and wish you all the best as Mr. & Mrs!wedding photographyflowers, wedding photographygrils, bridal partybridal party, guysbride and groom, wedding photography, flowersbride and groom, wedding photographybride and groom, wedding photographywedding photography, bride and groombride and groom, wedding photographybride and groom, wedding photographybride and groom, wedding photographywedding photography, bride and groomwedding photographywedding photography, bridal partybridal party, wedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographyreception

NEPA Wedding at Shadowbrook {Brittney+Sean}

What do mini golf, the number 12, a golf resort, and a wedding have in common? When your first date, your engagement, and also your wedding are on the 12th of different months, and you love mini golf…you book a golf resort and have a fun wedding combining them all!

We had an exciting day with Brittney and Sean, although we had to avoid golfers and high wind incidents where the bride could have gotten injured by a flying pool umbrella (all the more memorable?). But Shadowbrook Resort helped tell the story of their time together, and was the perfect setting for their special day pledging themselves to each other as husband and wife. From taking photos on the mini golf course, to Sean chasing Brittney in the golf cart, to the table decorations, made by the bride, which were both beautiful and… golf-y, to the unusual cake (their favorite, a big brownie), we loved capturing images of this couple and who they are. And who they are together is just right!wedding photography2wedding photographywedding photography56wedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photographywedding photography13141516171820wedding photography

 

What to do when it rains on your wedding day!

As photographers, we have seen rain on a wedding day that has only a 10% chance of showers (fifteen minutes before the start time). When that happens, what do you do when you have a beautiful outdoor ceremony planned? Here are our suggestions from going through it on this side of the lens:

  • You always have a backup plan, even if you are an eternal optimist!
  • You need someone else to make the call (someone checking the weather patterns, with a little clearer head than you have at this disappointing moment).
  • You make the best of it, and all your friends grab everything they can and move it to the new location.
  • You have an emotional, and very beautiful ceremony anyway, even if it starts twenty minutes late.
  • Your photographers frantically think through all the changes in sites, how to take the outdoor pictures they still want, and convince the bride and groom that this is great, and that we will get awesome pictures anyway.
  • And, it works…because you all make the best of it! Check out these pictures of a rainy day wedding, and notice the raindrops, because they will bring back memories of the bride & groom’s special day, rain included!

gown bride The bride hid out in the limo while it rained and the decision was made.bubbles umbrella umbrella reception rainy weddingIt finally stopped raining when the reception was over!