Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stormy Weather

Well the skies may have looked foreboding, but the rain stayed at bay allowing Ashley and Phil a beautiful fall wedding that they will remember forever. This past Saturday I traveled, umbrellas in hand, to Altoona to be a part of Ashley and Phil's beautiful wedding day. Ashley stayed in high spirits despite peals of thunder, quick sand mud, and tardy limos. The ceremony was heartfelt and the reception was filled with smiling faces. This couple will be surrounded by friends and family that will help ensure that their marriage will stand strong despite any storms that may come and go in the future.

I wish you all the best! Enjoy Hawaii and these teasers...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall in Love

Rebecca and Tom took a gamble when they decided not to reschedule their engagement session for Sunday, we scheduled this session to capture the peak color of fall in central PA. The snow started falling on Thursday and on Saturday it showed no signs of stopping. E-mails flew back and forth, but we decided to keep to the plan and hope that the sun would reappear. Well, the gamble paid off - by the afternoon the white cloud that had blanketed State College lifted to reveal FALL in all her colorful glory.

We had such a great time using the natural beauty of the PSU campus - we climbed trees, threw leaves, and laughed alot. I can't wait for their wedding next year!

Enjoy the teasers...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dancing the Night Away

Jessica and Kyle were married in Dauphin on Saturday surrounded by family, friends, and enough bugs to make life for a photographer just a little fun - you try getting 12 wriggling, giggling, bug slapping people to pose for a picture. Luckily, this was the type of group who will laugh at anything, try anything, and have fun with anything. This attitude was made abundantly clear in the packed dance floor where no one was afraid to bust a move. I hated leaving the party at the end of the night - thank you Jessica and Kyle for letting me share in the fun!

The Peter Allen House is a gorgeous historic location with romantic charm and some of the most picturesque natural backdrops imaginable - if you are getting married there don't hesitate to give me a call.

PS- a huge thank you to my assistant April who made the day flow seamlessly!

And on to the pictures...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trash that dress!

I often get the look of horror when brides (and their mothers) look at my pricing list and see the option for a "Trash the Dress" session. For those of you who missed the Today Show this morning or who have not heard of this new trend, let me explain. A "Trash the Dress" session (aka TTD), is a post wedding session for the bride, or bride and groom, where new locations and poses can be used that no girl would ever consider prior to showing off her spotless gown at the wedding. The actual 'trashing' of the dress can be as minor or extravagant as the bride wants and the experience is a great chance to put that dress on one more time and really show it off.

Danielle didn't get the bridal portraits that she dreamed of from her wedding a year ago, so she contacted me to do a TTD session. We had a great time exploring my favorite nooks and crannies of down town along with the great rustic elements of Central PA.

It was so hard to narrow it down to just a few teasers!