Hooray for the first wedding of 2018! Life has been beyond crazy in the McClain household over the past year (and more so the past couple of months) so we were totally stoked to get back to shooting weddings! Ashley and Aldrich had an amazing wedding day filled with laughter and love. My favorite part had to be during the ceremony when the bride’s 3 year old nephew treated his father’s head like a tootsie roll pop. Curious? Keep scrolling;-)
Ashley and Aldrich’s kick ass vendors:
Venue: Historic Acres of Hershey
Catering: The Kitchen Table (formerly Uncommon Caterer)
Video: Moving Memories
Flowers: Sarah’s Floral Designs
Most couples we meet months if not years in advance of their wedding, Mate and Jess.. let’s go for two weeks before their wedding day! We met Mate & Jessica through former bride and kick ass coordinator, Dana M. McGinley. With ties to the Hershey community, a Purcell Hall wedding was perfect for these two which featured an amazing, if not the best weather day in July, Duck Donuts, and a beautiful sunset.
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I love small weddings.. not just love but LOVE small, intimate weddings. I also adore back yard weddings and definitely love week day weddings. In case you’re still keeping track of the love list, Kellyn and Blake had a red letter wedding day in my book.
Kellyn contacted me about an intimate wedding planned for their Mechanicsburg home on a Thursday in June- jubilee day to be exact which also happened to fall on the same day the two met years ago. Thankfully we were a few blocks from the craziness, so no major traffic issues but you could hear the music in the background a bit.
Along with their 7 guests, Daisy, an amazingly gorgeous rescue Pit was in attendance for the boho inspired wedding vibe. The couple even chose to drive over to their old office… aka where they met.. for some heartfelt images and a coy (see fish pond picture below) party!
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It’s been a May of rain. Every wedding weekend has had some form of precipitation this year so in short.. we’ve been soggy. Thankfully our couples have embraced mother nature while having fun for some creative images.
This was our first visit to the quaint and serene Pleasant View B&B, located just outside of New Cumberland. Nancy the Innkeeper was a doll and so welcoming to use areas inside the B&B due to the rain which was so appreciated! Amber and Ed chose to hold their ceremony inside the barn with their intimate reception following at the newly renovated Stable venue. Mad props to these two for keeping huge smiles on their faces and laughing constantly through out the day.
Pleasant View B&B/ Sir D’s Catering/ Provolve Entertainment
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Sweet and simple. Wedding and budgets can so quickly get out of hand (as we’ve seen when we were married back in 2008). I’m not entirely sure but I think the sweet, simple weddings are making a comeback… or at least I hope. If they’re anything like Ryan and Tierney’s (doesn’t she have the best name) wedding day, sign us up! Fort hunter was the perfect backdrop for their beautiful ceremony with reception following at a church fellowship hall. Congratulations and happy wishes on your one year celebrations Tierney & Ryan <3!
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Inside secret.. Penn State couples might be my favorite, followed close behind Pitt couples, to photograph. I’m pretty sure all PSU couples have had the most amazing, kick ass parties to celebrate their nuptials! Logan and Elizabeth definitely had one heck of an amazing day! I still can’t think of the term “Nuts to butts” without picturing Logan and his groomsmen posing for bridal portraits 😉 Congratulations you two on your one year anniversary!
Check out more fun from their Historic Acres at Hershey Wedding!
Can I tell you how much we LOVE having pups along to photography sessions?! Virginia and Tim chose the most perfect spring day for their downtown Lancaster engagement session and brought their fur-kiddos, Milton and Hugs, along. Don’t these two look incredibly snuggly?! Check out more images from Virginia & Tim’s Engagement session here 🙂
I remember months ago when delivering Desiree and John’s wedding album, Desiree mentioned they were soon planning to expand their family. So when we spotted the news on social media, we brought out our ribbons and noise makers to Facebook in celebration!
Specializing in weddings and boudoir, I rarely photograph maternity, and prefer only for our wedding clients. We know our wedding couples pretty closely to help bring out personalities in the maternity images easily.
A little back story on Desiree & John’s October wedding.. it was cold… like ‘what happened to Fall, cold’. Desiree’s coordinators were tossing a jacket over her shoulders between images to keep her warm. For their maternity session.. same.. darn.. weather! Thankfully we were able to work in our small studio which has Colonial Country Club as our neighbor with a very sweet coordinator who allowed us to use a bit of the property.
We’re so excited to meet their little lady in a few short weeks! Wishing a very smooth and easy delivery for this lovely couple <3!
About this time last year we were about to kick off one of the best receptions of the year with Julie and AJ at Historic Acres of Hershey. These two (and their gorgeous pups) were beyond amazing to photograph! Wishing you both an amazing happy first anniversary!
Check out more images from their spring HAH wedding here!
We love, love, LOVE couples who wear their emotions and personalities on their sleeve. Samantha and Michael definitely brought their wedding A-games last year for their Inn at Leola Village wedding. Such a truly remarkable day for quite the amazing couple. Wishing lots of anniversary love to these two as I continue to reminisce of this chilly, but gorgeous wedding day!
Check out more images from their beautiful Inn wedding here!