Historic Hotel Bethlehem // Orfield Wedding

I've been waiting for this day since the moment Ashley emailed me. She is the sweetest girl ever and her and Morgan are the perfect match. We've had the best of times getting to know each other over the past year.

Magic. That’s the word I would use to describe this wedding! It was a freezing February day but I had such a blast capturing Ashley + Morgan’s big day. These two became one at Historic Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. There’s nothing quite like a white winter wedding with navy blue and ruby red hues. I mean... her red rose and anemone bouquet = major heart eyes!

This family is so special. The ceremony was incredibly heartfelt and the reception was one heck of a party! To make the day even cooler, it was Morgan’s birthday! He and his twin brother partied big time. Ashley + Morgan are SO fun and their families are too. Everyone hit the dance floor right away- from the kiddos to the grandparents. Start to finish, Ashley + Morgan’s wedding was one for the books.

Ashley + Morgan, you have something so unique. Wishing you the best for years to come. Congratulations again, Mr. + Mrs. Orfield!

Austin + Leanda // Rainy wedding day with a side of sunshine

I can't praise Leanda + Austin enough for being absolute troopers throughout their day. It wasn't scheduled to rain until after their ceremony but we all know how Mother Nature likes to play tricks on us. It started spitting rain within 5 minutes of walking down the aisle. If you ask me, it made for one heck of a story + images that you'll never forget! 

Not only did they stick out the rain throughout the ceremony, they were even willing to get wet for portraits. We never really know when the rain will stop on a wedding day, it may or it may not. So I like to get them done as soon as possible so we have them done and we don't miss anything. As luck would have it, later when the skies cleared, I said "Lets go back out!" (it was super laid back and I love wedding days like this!). Leanda + Austin headed back out for more portraits without an umbrella this time. What do you know, we get the most beautiful golden hour shortly after. Who would have known that a forecast for rain all day and a few heavy rain showers would all lead to gorgeous images with even a rainbow.

We ended the night with the closest of friends + family and if you ask me, it was the perfect ending!

PS. Can we also give a big clap to that wedding party who trusted me in the pouring rain so I could get 2 minutes of party portraits? YOU DA BOMB. 

Jordan + Leann // Bloomsburg Engagement Session

It's 2018, which means its a new year filled with new couples + clients! I was SO happy when Leann mentioned the family farm for their engagement portraits. I love when couples choose locations that are near and dear to their heart. They even woke up at sunrise to get their session done! Enjoy the snow images (cause hopefully there wont be anymore of it)!

Rustic Wedding at Herman and Luther’s Barn // Kelsey + Mike

Kelsey and Mike had a beautiful, rustic wedding at Herman and Luther’s Barn on June 24th. As they both got ready before the ceremony, I could feel the excitement in the air. They were both ready as ever to marry the love of their life.

The ceremony was held outside with beautiful greenery surrounding them. As Kelsey and Mike said their vows, you could see the happiness in loved ones faces. Even from behind the camera, you could tell that the families had such a special bond with each other and they were a very close-knit family.  

One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing the cookie table filled with delicious cookies that Mike’s grandmother baked for the special day. Having a cookie table at a wedding is an old Pittsburg tradition and certainly has an extra special place in my heart (that is where my family is from!) From the lanterns on the tables to the baskets full of colorful flowers, all of the décor tied in perfectly with their rustic venue.  

The whole entire day was seamless, beautiful and full of love. I feel so lucky to be a part of Kelsey and Mike’s big day!