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

Sneak Peek~Megan & Aaron

These two were so much fun to shoot, along with their hyper-crazy dog, Cash! We were able to visit and get to know each other a bit before their big day in July, and Megan and Aaron squeezed their engagement shoot in right before closing on their first home together. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and your new home! We are so happy for you and are looking forward to capturing your special day!!engagement shootengagement shootengagement shootengagement shoot

NEPA Engagement {Alyson+Jimmy}

After a bit of a crazy start with trying to set up an engagement shoot, we met Alyson and Jimmy at Ricketts Glen, a beautiful park with waterfalls, bridges, and rock steps. Alyson hikes at the park and suggested it as a setting, and it was perfect! It was also a warm, sunny day in NEPA (and we had not had many of those yet this spring), so that made it even better.

Engagement shoots are fun because we have a more relaxed setting to get to know the bride and groom before their wedding and find out what makes them special as a couple. That helps all of us on their wedding day! So we laughed, had fun, got to know each other a bit, and we are really looking forward to photographing Alyson and Jimmy on their wedding day!

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NEPA Engagement {Jenny+Matt}

Jenny & Matt’s love story proves that timing is everything! As they put it…”two souls searching for paths and careers in a new city,” and they found each other. They have had their bumps on the road, but always ended up back together.

These two know how to speak without words and we love that about their images! We loved taking and editing their photos and getting to know them a bit before shooting their wedding this summer. As photographers, we highly recommend an engagement shoot with your couple before the wedding, as it allows you to work together, get comfortable with each other, and learn the personalities of the bride and groom so you can customize their wedding poses and know better how to capture them.

We loved meeting another bride & groom here at the farm and having some time to spend with them. Jenny & Matt, you have quite a story, and I think it shows in your photos. Thanks for the privilege~we cannot wait to share your wedding day with you!

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Sneak Peek~Jenny & Matt

Here’s a few sneak peek photos from Matt & Jenny’s shoot here at the farm. We love them and can’t wait to share the rest with you! Matt & Jenny~you were great sports to walk through all the horse nonsense on the way to the barn since we had not gotten a chance to clean things up after the winter. {You will be glad to know it’s taken care of now!}

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Alaskan Girl & Her Guy

Steph and Stephen came to the farm for an engagement photo shoot. She wanted “one good picture” but we were able to get a lot more than that, and had fun doing it! Steph grew up in Alaska, and is now a teacher in NEPA. The highlight of the shoot for her was that she was able to scoop out some frog eggs from the pond to take to her class.  She and her fiance will travel back to Alaska for their wedding, and we wish them the very best in their new life together!  ImageImageImageImage her

Two people in love…

I met Eddie the day of their engagement shoot, although I had already heard a lot about him from his fiance, Jessica, and her roommate (my daughter).  Eddie tragically lost his young wife of two years in an accident, and now quite a few years later is engaged to be married to Jess.  They are some of the sweetest people I have met, and they love people and serve them as a pastor (Eddie) and teacher (Jess).  Their love for each other shines through in their pictures, and it will be a privilege to photograph their wedding!ImageImage2Image