Posted on January 16, 2019
2018, what a year you were! And it ended on a high note with me getting to photograph the marriage of Lauren and Bram. Not only are these two beaming with love, but they have quite an adorable love story! They actually met the first day of college orientation, which was a hiking trip! They became quite inseparable and one thing led to another and they both knew they had met their lifetime match. At the peach orchard they both worked at, they planned a sunset picnic and that’s where Bram popped the question; Lauren of course said yes! And that’s what led us to their magical day!
A perfect combination of old soul and quirky, these two got ready at the home Lauren’s grandfather built for her grandmother. It’s been a central hub for the family ever since! Lauren’s parents even got married in the backyard, so needless to say, getting ready there was a must! It has a great old world charm that you rarely see in homes and seriously, check out some of the amazing chairs and staircases we used as props, it was a great setting to be sure! Following party and couple shots at the house, we headed over to Heidelberg United Church-Christ in Downtown York for the ceremony, right across the street from their reception location at the Central Market House. Two great old buildings with lots of history and flair! The ceremony went off without a hitch, and everyone applauded as these two were announced as husband and wife! Despite the pouring down rain we had all day, we managed to capture some shots of the couple running from the ceremony to the reception hall.
Following the ceremony all guests went to Central Market to begin the reception. Yummy hors d’oeuvres were passed around as guests begin to mingle, catch up with friends and family, and dance! If you’ve never been to Central Market, it’s quite a cool building, and most people in York know it as the place they buy farm fresh produce, locally made food, and artisan’s works. This pair is so loved by everyone that attended and, if the looks and laughs didn’t give it away, the speeches people prepared for them would have! Glasses were raised, hugs were had, and touching words were spoken. Lauren even prepared a little surprise for Bram and serenaded him a song as she played the guitar. Following dinner, the cake was cut, parents were danced with (Lauren and her dad killed it!), and then everyone got out on the dance floor. It finally stopped pouring about twenty minutes before I was supposed to leave (figures!), so we were able to go outside and get some rain shots! As I left, the bride and the groom were out on the dance floor having the time of their lives surrounded by the people that love them most! So here’s to the happy couple and many, many more years of happiness! Without further ado, I give you Lauren and Bram’s wedding.
Photography and writing by:
Venues: Central Market House – Reception
Heidelberg United Church-Christ – Ceremony
Catering: Mountain Laurel Catering
Officiant: Kait Verkest of Sealed with a Kiss by Kait
Flowers – Foster’s Flower Shop
Wedding Planner – Kristine of Stylish Soirees in PA
Hair and Makeup –
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Posted on September 5, 2018
Bowling alley, Elvis, mariachi band?! Yes, yes, and yes! Not only did Chelsea and Brandon seriously plan an epically unique wedding, but these two and their guests were a blast to photograph! This was definitely a first for me, shooting in a bowling alley, but I hope it’s not my last! To begin their day, I started off at South Bowl Philadelphia, where they had rented out the event space on the top floor. Not only does it have ample seating space indoors and outdoors, but their guests got to play old pinball games, bowl at the private lanes (complete with Chelsea and Brandon graphics), and snack on finger food and a tower of pies that the groom drove all the way from New York!
Not only that, but the groom and groomsman were decked out in sequin jackets, while the ladies rocked more rockabilly type dresses. Chelsea and Brandon were all about the details from the wedding program they designed to look like a bowling score sheet but with all the wedding details guests needed, to the ‘gif’ video generator guests could make on a green screen, even down to the bowling sock take aways, and the bowling pin guests got to sign as a ‘guest book’ when they arrived. Once the wedding begin, Elvis serenaded guests as everyone took their seats and then the mariachi band played in the party and the bride and groom. After a hilarious service with plenty of Elvis puns, these two love birds were hitched, much to the cheers of their family and friends. The couple then walked down the aisle and did their first dance along with the bride’s parents (whose anniversary it was) to a rendition of their song by the mariachi band. Following some family and party shots on the bowling lanes, I headed downstairs with the happy couple to get some shots of them at the shoe check out and the vintage dining area with a huge light up ‘SPARE!’ sign. With our couple shots done, the bride went to change into her second party dress while I went upstairs to grab some detail shots.
The night continued with guests dancing, bowling, and pin-balling the night away. The couple fed each other pie (they even had a custom ‘pie cake topper’ featuring them), took group photos, and tore it up on the dance floor. As I was leaving, the bride and groom were having the time of their lives dancing with guests on the dance floor. To quote The King, “When I get married, it’ll be no secret” and with these two, it definitely wasn’t a secret, and their family and friends will certainly always remember this day of awesomeness! So here’s to many more years of happiness for this wonderful couple!
Photography and writing by:
Venue: South Bowl Philly
Catering: South Bowl Philly
Pies: Lemon Meringue Pie from Beiler’s
All other Pies from NYC – Rudy’s Bakery and Cafe
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Villasenor
DJs: Mon Amie – Kyle Art Threat – Edan
Officiant: Ryan Downy as Elvis
Dresses: Bridesmaid’s Dress from Asos
Flowers – Matlack Florist
Hair and Makeup – Pretty on Arrival
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Posted on November 5, 2017
It’s not every day I get to photograph a wedding at a gun range, with Miller Lite incorporated in wedding vows, a giant fake cow, and a bride and groom donning jeans and flip flops. But let me tell you, it was certainly a wedding I had a lot of fun photographing. This couple, Kristy and Ryan, were clearly planning a laid-back wedding that ensured that all of their guests had a great time . I heard many guests throughout the day say that this was one of the most fun weddings they had ever been to. From beginning to end, Kristy and Ryan kept everyone laughing, drinking, and having an all around blast at their wedding.
We started the day with family and party shots, which led to some fun couple shots on one of the shooting ranges, and then continued onto their ceremony. These two were a blast to photograph. I can honestly say I’ve never incorporated Miller Lite into wedding photos. But we did! Ryan even had some on hand for Kristy in the ceremony, saying ‘he’d always have a Miller Lite on hand for her.’ At which point, Miller Lite’s were passed onto the couple for their vows. The groom’s father married this wonderful couple and had the whole crowd in stitches with his humor and jokes throughout the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, the bride and groom had a receiving line for all their guests, which led into the reception. After the family and party entered, the couple began their first dance as husband and wife. Parent dances followed, which ended in a toast by the best man. We then captured some final friends photos, and sadly I had to take my exit. But here’s to many more years of happiness and Miller Lite’s for these two! Cheers to the happy couple and without further ado, Kristy and Ryan’s Wedding!
Photography and writing by:
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