Guest Written by Lead Photographer Heather Casey:
The wedding trifecta. That is what Scott and I had the pleasure of enjoying when we met up with Francesca and Matt for their gorgeous Cameron Estate wedding. Amazing venue, gorgeous couple, and great weather made this the perfect wedding day.
Traditional and elegant all the way, Fran wore a stunning white gown and rocked out some 5” sparkly heels! The bridesmaids in cool, peachy-pink strapless dresses had sparkly shoes of their own while the two flower girls were adorable in their white tulle dresses. Matt and the guys were handsome in their gray tuxes and vests that matched the girls. While Scott was hanging out with the guys, I took Fran over to the one building on the estate with a wall of windows. We did some absolutely amazing bridal portraits that I can’t wait for her to see! After some quick bridal party shots, we met up with Matt for a non-look-first-look. They wanted to be close to each other and hold hands, but not see each other. A great way to combine traditional and modern styles.
The ceremony was complete with handwritten vows, a sweet kiss and an excited fist pump by Matt after he and Fran were pronounced husband and wife. Some family and fun photos followed and then a reception full of yummy homemade cookies, dancing, a maid of honor speech from Fran’s sister that went from funny to tearful, and Matt going in headfirst for the garter! When the night was over, Scott and I had a feeling that this marriage will be a long one full of friends, family, fun and love.
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Venue/Catering: Cameron Estate Inn
Hair/Makeup: U turn Salon
Attire: J&B Bridals
Videography: Cinema Four40
Guest Written by lead photographer Heather Casey:
Whitney and I recently met up at Hershey Vineyards to celebrate the wedding day of Kelly and Greig. It was a warm afternoon, sun shining, grape vines just starting to spread their leaves out. A perfect setting for a low-key event. It was especially an honor to meet Grieg’s parents who had come in from Trinidad for the day.
Kelly arrived all ready to go and cool as a cucumber, enjoying her pre-ceremony time with a little wine with her 2 bridesmaids. In a summery, simple-yet-elegant gown, she was all smiles and excited to do a first look with Greig. Greig was handsome in his gray tux, colorful bow-tie and cuff links that were a present from Kelly. As best-woman, his sister matched the guys in a pretty gray dress and included the bow-tie in her hair.
A fun first look around the grapevines was followed by some bridal party shots and then the ceremony that included a handwritten note from Greig, their cute pup Gibbs and a dancing recessional. As the sun started to set, we got some gorgeous, intimate shots of the couple in front of the vineyards. The reception in the big red barn was fun from the beginning to end! Dancing their way into the waiting crowd, Kelly and Greig were all smiles. After toasts and thanks from Greig’s parents, an amazing dinner buffet and literal cupcake smash were followed up by more dancing. You can definitely tell this marriage will be full of love and lots and lots of fun!
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Venue: Hershey Vineyard and Brewery
Cake: Couture Cakery
Entertainment: Klock Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Tara Pyke
Flowers: Lizzie Jordan Flowers
Guest Written by Lead Photographer Heather Casey.
Spring had finally sprung, at least for a couple days, when Whitney and I met up with Kelly and Greig at Harrisburg City Island for their engagement session. Although their wedding is a little over a month away, these two were cool as cucumbers strolling around the attractions on the island.
One special spot in particular was the soccer field. Greig not only is a soccer player, but a big fan and coach as well. Kelly has spent lots of time on the sidelines and in the stands watching and rooting for him. It was fun to see them hanging out together in a spot that brings them such good memories.
I am looking forward to their wedding at Hershey Vineyards which will include their pup as flower girl!
I’m convinced as a photographer, there is nothing more awkward than actually being in a friend’s wedding party. Don’t get me wrong.. it was an absolute blast.. but being on the other side of the camera is SO much easier! Photographers are infamous for being terrible at posing themselves, add in the intimidation of having your own team capture these images while in a frilly bridesmaid dress and primped hair and makeup… well no wonder I started drinking so early!
So a little back story.. Derrek is one of Jason’s close guy pals when he and I first started dating 11 years ago. Megan is one of my best gals that I had met in the days of banking years ago. I still remember Megan asking if I knew any great guys and the only one that came to mind that would be perfect for her was Derrek.. however he was in a relationship at the time. As time went on and their paths changed, they officially had their first date in early 2012 and shared so many crazy hobbies and interests it was pretty much fate.
Over the past few months of planning we’ve seen their love flourish, the expansion of a new furry friend and a new house that’s just blocks from ours (Score!). A big thing for Jason and I is creating “Friend Family” aka not necessarily blood but as close as any other family member. Derrek and Megan are most definitely some of the best friend family we’re blessed to have and have the warmest wishes on their future! Love you guys!
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.
Scott and I met up with Francesca and Matt for their engagement session at Memorial Lake in Lebanon. Enjoying the outdoors, this gorgeous couple chose this location and gave us some great ideas of special spots to photograph at. Their favorite was a big old tree in one of the clearings near the lake. I always love to capture special places or moments for couples! It gives meaning to that photo more than if it is just a random snap shot.
As the session went on we discussed a little bit about their wedding plans and let me just say it’s going to be amazing! I can’t wait to be part of their day!
A warm 85 degrees, a delay caused by a sudden downpour, and stinkbugs galore. That may not have been what was expected when Dana and Bob planned their October wedding! Regardless of nature’s little quirks, the outdoor wedding at Ski Roundtop was a simple, beautiful event. The patio was adorned with mums of every color and an intimate gathering of friends and family.
One thing I really loved about this couple was the unique personal touches they brought to their special day. The guys all donned special superhero socks which included Superman, Batman, Captain American and others. Also, all members of the wedding party wore a “Find a Cure” bracelet representing Parkinson’s disease in honor of a loved one. It was fun for Whitney, Pam and I to capture these special items.
An entertaining reception at the lodge followed the ceremony and included a yummy cupcake tower, a chocolate fountain and plenty of dancing. The highlight was the speech made by the maid of honor- she performed it as a rap song! It was a funny and memorable part of the day which I will remember as one of my favorites. We wish Dana and Bob all the happiness in their new life together!
Venue: Ski Roundtop Resort
Entertainment: Klock Entertainment
Flowers: Weddings and Blooms
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.
Written by Guest Blogger and Lead Photographer Extraordinaire Heather Casey
It is always fun to explore and find new places to have photo sessions at. It is even better to find a place that is 1) gorgeous, 2) unique and 3) owned by a fantastic couple! That pretty much sums up the Inn at Westwynd Farm in Hummelstown. When Dana mentioned she would like to have her engagement session at a “rural” location, this B+B came to mind. Luckily the one owner, Carolyn, welcomed us with enthusiasm.
Whitney and I met up with Dana and Bob and their adorable little pup, Cassie, on a perfect spring day. Using the B+B and attached working horse farm as a backdrop, we captured some amazing images. Dana and Bob are so laid back and were up for anything we threw at them (even walking through some questionable horse fields in flip flops!). They genuinely have fun with each other and I can’t wait to see what is in store for their wedding day!!