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They were Kindergarten sweet hearts….. or at least they MET in kindergarten, and in my book, as a kindergarten teacher, that’s the same thing.  I like to imagine that Patrick used to draw Meghan hearts during art class, and that Meghan wrote “Mrs Meghan Smith” on her Lisa Frank binder.  Whether or not those things actually happened, their love story is unique and pure. A love based on  nearly 20 years of friendship is one in a million.

The morning of September 2, Meghan and her 10 bridesmaids donned dresses and readied their clear umbrellas at the historic Genetti hotel in downtown Williamsport.  Meg was radiant despite the drizzle, because cool brides don’t let a little rain ruin their day 🙂

Patrick was all smiles as he watched Meghan walk down the aisle towards him.  After the vows and rings were exchanged, we went to Stevens Elementary school, which is, YES, the school where they met one lovely fall day.  And I cannot stress enough how much I loved this!  Every little bit.  We followed up with portraits at Ways Gardens and then strolled through downtown Williamsport before heading to DiSalvo’s restaurant for the reception.  Beautiful dances, a dessert ROOM, and some night portraits rounded out our day, the first day for Mr and Mrs Smith!

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As the rain cleared over Bloomsburg, Kelly and Josh saw each other for the first time along the banks of the Susquehanna river.  The overcast skies painted the lush landscape in vibrant greens and yellows.  But if I had to guess, I would say that Kelly and Josh saw only each other.  Despite the morning rain, we were greeted with the most amazing evening sunlight, which cast the warmest glow as Kelly and Josh took a spin through the grounds at Pine Barn Inn.  Their infectious laughter and kindness remind me of why I love being a wedding photographer.  I’ve loved their story from the start, and can’t wait to see the next chapter.

This beautiful mid-August wedding was filled with laughter and love, and some pretty amazing dance moves.  Elizabeth and I even busted a few moves (no evidence, as it isn’t something that should be remembered).  I can’t wait to send off this gallery and video soon!  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite photos 🙂  View full post »

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Alright, so as y’all know, I spend my days photographing weddings and engagements and the occasional Pennsylvania family.  Rarely, ever so rarely, do I ever photograph newborns because quite frankly they can be terrifying.  Leif Claus, however, could teach all the other babies a thing or two.

But let’s take a walk down memory lane…. Leif’s parents, Morgan and Tyler, just so happen to be the first wedding couple I ever photographed.  EVER.  Don’t believe me?  Here is proof.

Since then, Morgan and I have taught together for 4 years and become the best of friends.  Last year, we stood by the copier in the cafe as she cancelled our ice skating and lunch plans and blurted out that she was pregnant, and I knew that she and Tyler would be the most amazing parents.  Leif has a lifetime of kitty cuddles, Harry Potter read alouds, gluten free food, and unparalleled love ahead of him.  Here are some of my favorites from his August newborn session! View full post »

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Gone are the days of family photo session where each family member wears jeans and a white polo….unless you’re in Modern Family.  Today, family sessions are much more relaxed, aimed at capturing genuine moments.  Real laughs where sometimes you can SEE the laughter snort, or sweet tender moments that capture a bond.  Some photos are messy, but that’s the way life is, right?

After a summer of rain and humidity, I was finally able to photograph the deGennaro family on a night that was both humid and rainy!  Like the troopers they are, they rolled with it, and we raced around Ridley Creek State Park, lightning flashing in the distance.  This family of 7 (yes, 7.  Dogs are family members too!) reminded me how much I love photographing families.  I’m booking a very limited number of family sessions this fall, and I would love to have your family in front of my lens too!

So excited to ship off this gallery!  xoxo

 

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