Guest Written by Lead Photographer Christin Lopez.
It’s interesting hearing how our couples meet and what sort of bond made a simple first date into one hell of a memorable one! Jeremiah and Jeralynn fall into the category of couples with very interesting first date stories, which for these two, resulted in a pit stop at Urgent Care due to some seriously bad tuna. The couple, who are avid homebrewers.. seriously.. where’s the beer.. currently reside in Brooklyn, NY, though Jeralynn pegs Lancaster, PA as her hometown. Jeralynn and Jeremiah chose to have their brief, yet classy wedding celebration at Landis Valley Museum in the historic firehouse, where touches of vintage elements and cool lanterns added to the ambiance. One of the coolest details was a tie between Jeralynn’s stunning high-low shortened dress and the cork place holders with old family photos! Instead of traditional bland and boring wedding food, the foodie couple chose a relaxing feast of delicious BBQ and homemade pie (baked by Jeremiah himself for the couples pie.. store-bought for the guests) rather than cake. What home brewer wedding would be complete unless some samplings of Jeremiah and Jeralynn’s were available for tasting, sealed with a heart bottle cap of course?! I gotta say my favorite moment from their day was seeing these two just be themselves, kick back and just have a blast with being photographed and being married to one another! Congratulations you two and warmest wishes of many years of married bliss and happiness!
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Venue: Landis Valley Museum
Catering: Hess’s BBQ
Flowers: Neffsville Flower Shop
Linens & Decor: Special Occasions
Guest Written by Lead Photographer Christin Lopez:
Whitney and I met up with Jessica and Derek for an intimate moment in the Garlic Poet, the delicious restaurant attached to their wedding venue, the Clarion Hotel. Right away we fell in love with Jessica’s bubbly personality and Derek’s relaxed nature which led to laughs and good times during their session. After adventures at the hotel, we head to a small local park with a gorgeous creek, a perfect backdrop for the relaxed couple. One of my favorite moments was through all the smiles and posing, the couple’s intimacy shone through. Congratulations Jessica and Derek! We can’t wait to see you both this summer!
Pam and Joe definitely had one heck of a unique engagement session with the whole MMP team photographing the event! Pam is one of our 2013 Apprentices and soon to be hubster, Joe is a headlining DJ for Klock Entertainment. Each year in the Spring and Fall we host team training sessions to work on various elements to strengthen our skills in a controlled environment. This fall it was a posing workshop featuring our very own team member!
When planning their engagement, the idea of incorporating their passions was a must for Pam and Joe! Team in haul, we rallied up at Camp Nawakwa, a very special venue for the couple, at both Upper Temple and Lower Camp. Each photographer had 15 minutes to work with Pam and Joe with the grand finale being captured by everyone as an all out paint war was on. I’m pretty sure Pam lost this one (she kinda looked like Violet from Willy Wonka by the time this was over) but heard she got him back the following day for their love story video with the bridal party.
Guest Written by Lead Photographer, Christin Lopez
Susie and Gary had a completely customized plan for their wedding. Whitney and I met up with the couple at Christ Presbyterian Church, which had the neatest little round worship room for their service. They had finished up the marriage service with the greatest looks of happiness and for us it’s so great to watch a couple celebrate themselves.
This magical moment was followed up by an intimate gathering at Alfred’s Victorian in Middletown. If you’ve never been, the food here was superb. Susie’s dad toasted to their love and to his little girl starting their lives together. Susie and Gary planned a menu that covered all tastes and every bit was delicious. The meal was finished off with a house specialty of an ice cream cake that is beyond words… Ok, I have a few. Picture this.. decadent chocolate ice cream, two different sherbets and thinly sliced cake surrounding it all… Delicious! Alfred’s Victorian itself has so many little pockets of charm that we were able to use many as an advantage to our photos as well.
Finishing up the day we headed out for part three- the back yard party! Susie and Gary both did a splendid job of decorating and setting the tone for this larger soiree. Friends and family gathered to talk the night away as they dined on a roasted pig stuffed with chickens as music played in the background. The trees were lit and there was the most amazing sight in the back of the yard. Susie and Gary are a couple after my own heart, and stomach. Thank you both for sharing your day with us.
Guest Written by Lead Photographer, Whitney Hart
Chris and I met up with September couple Susie and Gary at the formal gardens of The Masonic Homes in Elizabethtown on a sun-shiney Sunday afternoon. Smiling and posing was no problem at all for this wonderfully happy and easy going couple who not only worked all day (Gary) but also left a major gardening project (Susie).
We enjoyed learning more about their plans for a small ceremony followed by an intimate luncheon at the gorgeous Alfred’s Victorian in Middletown and topped off with a pig roast later in the day. I am confident their wedding day will be just as full of laughter and joy as their engagement session! Chris and I look forward to spending another sun-shiney day capturing their big celebration!
Guest Written by Heather Casey- Lead Photographer Extraordinaire!
Sweet. Simple. Fun. That is how I would describe Mark and Kelsey’s wedding day.
Chris, Nicole and I met up with the couple for their First Look at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. It was a gorgeous day and as we spent a few moments with Mark as he waited for his bride-to-be, I knew it was going to be a day that would touch all of our hearts.
Mark is a tall, quiet kind of guy who seemed very nervous, yet excited about the day. When Kelsey came up behind him, he turned and just the look they had for each other said it all. There were few words exchanged in that moment, but words were not necessary.
That theme continued throughout the day; few words, little stress, and just a sense of “this is how it’s supposed to be”. My favorite part was seeing all of Kelsey’s former team mates rocking and “rolling” out on the dance floor at the end of the night. If Mark and Kelsey handle their life together with the grace and peace they had on their wedding day, they will have that wonderful life many of us dream of.
Snow in October?! So, what was to be a picture perfect late fall day turned into a slushy wet mess for two MMP couples. Thankfully neither had it throw a glitch into their day and both came out with some seriously awesome shots! Scott and Christin had the privilege to work with Jessica and Asa at the State Museum in Harrisburg for their intimate wedding. Jason and I were with Dan and Sami in Historic Lancaster! Both couples looked amazing surrounded by supportive and caring families as they exchanged their vows and danced the night away! Congratulations to such sweet couples!
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We returned to the beautiful Camp Hill Church of God for the long anticipated wedding of Natasha and Jake. Jake is in the military and stationed abroad so planning and coordinating a wedding was sure to be interesting! A detail that came together fantastically was the couple’s first dance, a collaboration of some of their favorite songs! Congratulations to the newlyweds!
I’m almost positive that every bride we’ve worked with has followed the Western tradition of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue…”. Some have also added the final installment of a Sixpence in your shoe, which is more common in England than in the United States.. or so says Wikipedia. This past weekend we had our own traditions being fulfilled of working another double team wedding on the 18th with two new couples who were family members of past MMP clients married in 2009 (Lisa and David) and 2010 (Laura and Brett).
Scott and Christin’s team had the pleasure of photographing Jaime and Matt in Lancaster. With a stop off at Millersville University for some great photo ops, Jaime and Matt looked amazing, extremely happy, and very much in love. I also heard something about a snow cone stand.. yum!
Jason, Megan, and I were in the Myerstown/Ono area with Laura and Lee (and their gorgeous daughter Peighton) who had a phenomenal bridal party and stylish reception location! Laura was absolutely stunning in her gown and who wouldn’t love a surprise ice cream bar with all the toppings you can imagine!
Congratulations to both amazing couples and special thanks to our former bride and grooms for the referrals! It was awesome seeing you again!
Jaime & Matt’s Vendors:
DJ: Burning Spear Entertainment
Reception Location: New Danville Fire Co
Laura & Lee’s Vendors:
Reception Location: Willow Springs Estates
Cake: Country Fair Restaurant
Stylist: Allure (fabulous by the way!)
Flowers: The Flower Garden
Transportation: Londonderry Limousine