I vividly remember loving every aspect of Harry and Paige's beautiful downtown Lancaster wedding. From the girls getting ready talking about Star Wars and Harry Potter, to the laugh inducing ceremony and then the incredible and intimate moments with Harry and Paige alone in the Garden of the Five Senses. Their wedding was everything I could have asked for, and it made it very hard for me to leave as the party went on.
This winter in Lancaster was pretty crazy. Warm weather in February, late snow storms in march. It felt like spring was never going to get here. Thankfully it did. With it came a beautiful April evening at Shenk's Ferry with Esther and Joshua. It was a great joy being able to swap stories and capture their love on that Sunday afternoon. Here are a few of my favorites.
In the midst of the crazy weather Lancaster had this winter, we stumbled upon one of the warmest days in February. Since before Christmas, Alyssa Christine and I had had been wanting to put together a styled shoot. With the help of some amazing vendors, we were able to pull it all together! Below are some of my favorite moments featuring newly weds Steve McCown and Courtney Potteiger.
Models: Steve McCown + Courtney Potteiger
Venue: Passenger Coffee
Florals: Custom Florals
HMU: The Bonafide Ginger
Event Planners: Tucker & Co
Dress: Posh Bridal
Jewelry: Melissa Scoppa
Do you remember that time that I met a girl pretty much exclusively from Instagram? Well, it was only a few weeks ago. I remember that day pretty well. I was finishing up a shoot with Hannah and she had mentioned that she was meeting a friend and taking her to Copper Cup Coffee. I had yet to see Copper Cup, and am always down to meet new people, so I invited myself along. I had no idea that would spark a brand new friendship with Gabi Ingersoll. This last weekend, Hannah and I decided to take the trip up to Massachusetts to visit Gabi, and spend a day and a half with her. It was an absolute pleasure, and we had so much fun. Gabi took us to the coffee shop that she works at, Six Depot Coffee. Let me tell you... that place was stunning! The decor was amazing, and the coffee was fantastic. The shop owner took so much time to make sure that we were comfortable, and even gave us some amazing samples! His wife even stopped by to share her story, and the bright future of Six Depot. After that, I asked Gabi to pull over so we could take some pictures in a field. I'm pretty thankful that we did. I hope these images can convey the incredible person that Gabi is. Full of love, care and joy.
A few weeks ago I took a spontaneous trip down to Baltimore with a friend. It was on a sunny and warm Sunday in January that I met up with a good friend Jon Rudy and his girlfriend Caitlin Shipley. They were kind enough to let me capture their love while they showed us around beautiful Mount Vernon which was just a few minutes away from Inner Harbor. Meet Jon and Caitlin.
I've known Jon for a few years, and he's always been that guy in group threads that doesn't say very much. But when he does say something, you're always glad he's there. He is always reading the threads. His responses are too quick witted for him not to be. He comes off as a little shy and guarded at first, but as you get to know him, he's one of the best guys in Lancaster.
We planned this session on Kristyn and Jon's one year anniversary of dating. It happened to be a rather chilly morning, with a brief snowfall. All of us had hoped the snow would still be sprinkling down for the session, unfortunately it stopped snowing about 10 minutes before we got there. Here are some of my favorites from that session!
I have only know Matt and Alyssa for a short while. Both of them are creatives, Matt a designer, and Alyssa a photographer. In this time I've had the opportunity to grow in friendship in different ways. What I love about Matt is how excited he gets about his passion, and everything he's working on. I love it because I can relate. It's extremely refreshing to see other young adults care about what they do. Matt's wife, Alyssa is also a brilliant photographer specializing in weddings and portraits. What I love about her, and her work is how much care and love she puts into capturing the moment. Seriously, check out her work - she's amazingly talented! Aside from their work, you can find both Matt and Alyssa attending some of Lancaster Young Professional events. They've both used the incredible power of peer pressure to get me to join!