The Inn At Leola Village Wedding | Intimate Fall Wedding | Lancaster Wedding Photographer


Today, I am excited to share with you an intimate fall wedding at The Inn at Leola Village in Leola!

We are Lancaster wedding photographers by heart, but over the last few years we have expanded into photographing weddings all over Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and New Jersey! Finding out the Inn at Leola Village was a 10 minute drive from my home was such a surprise and a breath of fresh air for a quick ride to a wedding day!

These two are truly one of a kind, they are genuinely so quiet, down to earth but full of live with their love for people and each other. Their wedding day at the Inn at Leola Village started quietly as they got ready in their rooms anticipating the best day of their lives!

Natalie’s unique wedding dress was from Posh Bridal in Lancaster, one of our favorites! It’s delicate lace was absolutely stunning. Dylan laughed with his guys while Natalie shared a sweet, quiet first look with her dad and then the day continued to go on!


Natalie and Dylan said their vows in the banquet room at the Inn at Leola, which is stunning! They ran down the isle full of joy and we headed right into portraits with their bridal party - which were all amazing and so much fun!

We were honored to be a part of their Intimate fall Wedding at the Inn at Leola, and tag alongside some amazing vendors below to make it happen!

Venue: The Inn at Leola Village
Dress: Posh Bridal
Wedding Rings: Koser Jewlers
Band & Entertainment: 3 West Weddings & Events
Florals: Tracie Boyer - Inn Florist
Hair: Luxe Salon Lancaster
Makeup: Natasha Pini - Friend Of Bride

Cheer’s to the bride and groom! If Natalie and Dylan Recieve 25 comments on their blog we will gift them with an 8x10 print of their choice!

A Romantic September Wedding | Greenville Country Club Wedding | Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

A Romantic September Wedding | Greenville Country Club Wedding

Philadelphia Wedding Photographer


Today I am so excited to share with you Katy and Jare’s romantic wedding at Greenville Country Club in Delaware!

It was a perfect September day starting out in the bride’s lovely home, the place where she grew up on the outskirts of Delware. Being a photographer from Lancaster Pennsylvania, I’m honored to travel all over the area of philadelphia, new jersey and delware for photograhing weddings!

There was something sweet about Katy and Jared that just took my breath away. Their sweet spirits were something I immediately fell in love with when we met for their engagement at Longwood garden.

We patiently awaited the day for their Greenville country club wedding, and here it was! The romantic gardens of Greenville country club had Chelsea and I gasping as we walked around with Katy and Jared for their portraits, in awe of the locations.

I truly connected with these two, their friends and family. The day came, it was magic, they tied their vows and dances their hearts out at the end of the night at greenville country club.

It was on our bucket list to photograph the at Greenville Country club, and it truly did not disappoint, espcially with Katy and Jared!

We were honored to work alongside some amazing vendors to make their dream day happen!

Hair & Makeup:
Hailey Nicole
Venue:
Greenville Country Club
Florals:
Laura Stone
Band & Entertainment:
New Solution Entertainment
Cake: Michele:
Mitchell Pastry Designs


If these two lovebirds receive 25 comments on this blog, we will gift them with a 8x10 print of their choice!

Caitlin and Matt's Ironstone Ranch Wedding

Caitlin and Matt’s Wedding was booked unexpectedly last minute, and their love was simple, yet unexpected as well. Just a few weeks before Caitlin and Matt’s wedding we were chatting over coffee for the first time laughing, and getting to know each other. It’s like we were all destined to meet, we had one date left on the calender and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their celebration.

Caitlin and Matt’s love is quiet, it’s true and it’s real. These two had the best morning I’ve ever seen, not stressing about the details of the day, if he’d seen the dress or not and how the day went. They truly embraced the day and all the elements and focused on their love. Ironstone ranch is filled with stunning locations for photographs, and between Caitlin’s bad ass details and vibes we couldn’t get enough!

Lots of tears, smiles and all the feels for their day. We left with a new set of friends and it couldn’t have been better. Having a hard time narrowing it down because we can’t get enough!

Here’s to the amazing vendors making their dream day happen!
Venue: Ironstone Ranch
H&M: The Bonafide Ginger
Calligraphy & Invites: Ink & Ivy

If these two receive 25 comments below on they will recieve an 8x10 print of their choice!

4 Tips for Posing Bridesmaids & Groomsmen on a Wedding Day!

Hello hello,

I’m so glad you’re here!

Fingers crossed you’re here because you’re looking for help when it comes to Posing the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen on a wedding day.

I totally feel you, I’ve been there! I’ve stood there and thought, “Man, I want them to genuinely laugh and interact…but I have no idea what to tell them to do.”

These are four small tips you can do on a wedding day to help improve your interaction and posing with the Bridesmaids & Groomsmen. Now, Let’s goo!



1. PERSONALISM

Yep, you heard it right. Get to know your people! I make it my goal to interact with each and every bridesmaid / groomsman in one way or another.

Are they wearing a cool tie? TELL THEM! Do you love their hair? TELL THEM! Be a real human, get excited about things, and tell them. There’s nothing better than being involved on a wedding day. Start that at the beginning of the day while they’re getting ready, start conversation..get talking to them before the photos happen!

Okay, now it’s photo time and you have the bridesmaids / groomsmen all lined up and you need that one guy on the end to move a little to the left. But, do you know his name? You should.

The very first thing I do if I haven’t already caught their name or something significant about them (aka: something funny happened during getting ready and now he’s nicknamed ….) is have everyone go down the line and tell me their names! Try to truly pay attention and do the best you can to remember their names. So when you need someone to turn to the right or left you can say, “Hey, Steven do you mind turning to the left a little?” vs. “Hey, you, can you move this way? Yeah, you the tall guy.”

Personalism goes a LONG way on a wedding day. Everyone likes to be called by name.

2. MOVEMENT

Alright, it’s time for you to get stuff moving!

This often creates more laughter, and texture within your images! Have them run towards you, link arms and walk slow motion, just get people moving! They don’t always just have to stand there and look at you and smile. Make them move around!

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3. DISTRACTION

I think the key to taking great photographs is making it feel effortless for people, make it feel like they aren’t getting their photo taken. How do I do that? I start a conversation! I hardly ever leave a photo open ended. If I’m asking my couples, or bridesmaids/groomsmen to do something I’ll say, “Okay, I’m going to have you all talk about what you are excited to eat tonight, or your biggest pet peeve!”

It’s not about what you’re asking them to talk about, but it’s about the fact that they aren’t thinking about getting their photo taken! Their talking, having fun, laughing all because you asked them to talk about what they’re excited to eat. (All the banging hor d’oeuvres, obviously!)

So, moral of the story... get your people talking!

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4. MUSIC

I’ll be honest here this one took me time to feel comfortable to bust out some music during a shoot. But, when I did I realized how it truly took this up a notch and the results were FIRE!! Pop up that spotify playlist with some tunes with a beat and you’ll get everyone moving, dancing and laughing! Feel free to grab a small bluetooth speaker to up your game with the playlists!

Our couples and bridal parties LOVE THIS!

 I hope with these 4 small tips you can produce amazing, living, breathing images, and that they bring you the confidence you need to conquer bridal party photos on wedding days!   These tips are unstoppable when they are paired with our new    Wedding Day Prompt Game Cards!    And we are so excited to offer an additional 10% off the sale price for a limited time to our blog viewers! Use code GAMECARDS at checkout!   Cheers!

I hope with these 4 small tips you can produce amazing, living, breathing images, and that they bring you the confidence you need to conquer bridal party photos on wedding days!

These tips are unstoppable when they are paired with our new Wedding Day Prompt Game Cards! And we are so excited to offer an additional 10% off the sale price for a limited time to our blog viewers! Use code GAMECARDS at checkout!

Cheers!