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. 

Hornberger Wedding // Pajama Factory - Williamsport, PA

Ashley and Michael have known each other their whole lives. Ashley has been best friends with Michael's sister for what seems like forever, so it was inevitable that the two started dating.  After 3 years of dating, they made it official when Michael proposed to her in Central Park.  The wedding was held in Williamsport and the couple was surrounded by so many of their loved ones.

Ashley wore a beautiful gown from Diamonds and Lace with lace capped sleeves. The bridesmaids wore a beautiful shade of deep red, the perfect color for a September wedding. The groom and his groomsmen wore slate grey with a pop of color in their boutonnières to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

The reception was held at the Pajama Factory and the room was tastefully decorated to fit their personalities and style. They went with their favorite pattern, marble! There was a beautiful pop of marble throughout the room. From the cake to the backdrop to even the table numbers, the colors and décor blended beautifully.  As the couple danced their first dance to Hold On by Michael Buble, you could feel the love in the room. The newlyweds and their guests danced and laughed the night away!

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!