Outside the Box!

I’m an avid fan of thinking outside the box… ‘if we put Scott six feet in the air on the ladder that Jason is holding and have him shoot one handed down on the bridal party… how would that look’.  Poor Scott and Jas do seem to be the company guinea pigs for testing new creative measures!  Outside the box… back on track Mel…  Rebecca and Mason are so my kind of people!  They’re hilarious, adorable together, and know how to customize a wedding to say “This is SO Rebecca and Mason!”.

Held at Regents Glen, this was one hell of a party and hands down the best non-traditional ceremony I’ve ever photographed.  Key points, aside from the amazing booth images, were the conversational mustaches, gorgeous first dance, and the ladies “Grapevine” dance.  Towards the end of the evening as I was making my rounds I noticed the dance floor was wet and had pieces of flowers strewn everywhere.  I asked Jas, ‘What happened to the flowers?’… ‘Mason happened!’ … ‘Oh…’  Thanks for such an entertaining time and be sure to call us when you have kids guys!

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Classy Boudoir Sessions

This year we’ve assisted our fabulous partner in crime and photography, Scott Bostjancic, with three boudoir sessions for Hannah, Devanna, and Jessica and in each session these ladies embellished classiness and vibrancy!  At SBP, Scott focuses on fashion and glamor to create stunning work that their husbands are sure to drool over!  Complete with a 4×6 or 5×7 gift book, this has been what our ladies call the perfect gift for the morning of or the evening after their wedding!

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Reunited and Wedding Bliss!

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!

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..Something Old, Something New…

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

The Miller/Miller Weddings

This is our first year that we’ve started to split photography teams to cover two weddings on one day.  Although we have the talent on both teams, we’ll most likely discontinue to do this after our 2011 season to maintain focus on our team’s individual goals.  When we meet with couples for two team wedding days, we’re adamant about making sure our couple meets Scott and Christin who will be covering their event, as well as Jason and Myself.

Without realizing the commonality, we had booked two Miller couples on the exact same wedding date!  Scott and Christin’s team was with Jessica and Jared in Lancaster at the Bent Creek Country Club.  Jessica looked amazing in her “princess” style gown and the cake was AMAZING!

Venue- Bent Creek Country Club

Cake- House of Claredon

Jason and I had the pleasure of working with Katie and Bob who were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony location, Duke Farm in Fawn Grove.  Despite the warmth and impending storms, the day went extremely well with one of our favorite vendors, G2 DJ’s keeping the dance floor packed!  Congratulations to both wonderful couples and many thanks for allowing both teams to be a part of your wedding day!

Venue- Duke Farm

Music- G2 DJ Services

Officiant- Melanie Maxwell

Florist- Fawn Grove Florist

Cake- Michaels

The Perfect Wedding

The perfect wedding is something that every couple sets out to achieve for their big day- from putting on the dress and tuxedo to dancing the night away and everything in between, careful planning with both the couple and their friends and family at the forefront of their mind.  Our ideal of a perfect wedding is slightly simplistic- a bride and groom in love.  Sure a fantastic location, gorgeous attire, wonderful families and friends, and a DJ or Band that keeps the music rolling are all wonderful, when it comes down to the basics, a couple in love with each other overrule everything that appears on a wedding checklist.

Fortunately we had the whole package at Hannah and Brad’s wedding on June 12th, 2011 held at the Lodge at Blue Ridge Summit.  We were blown away with how fantastic the day was, the weather was perfect, the families and friends were awesome and some of the best we’ve interacted with, the 15 piece swing band was stellar, and of course the location was wonderful, however it was the love that Brad and Hannah shared that made their day what it was!  Enjoy the sneak peeks shown below and be sure to check out the MMP website for Hannah and Brad’s highlights as our newest feature wedding in the next few weeks!

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Jessica and Jeffrey January 08, 2011

There’s always something about the first wedding of the year.  Given we haven’t had much of a break between our last and first, you do have that anticipation of something great in celebrating the wedding of two loving individuals.  Jessica and Jeff’s wedding was gorgeous, decked out in beautiful pine trimmings, candles, and some of the best musicians in the area.

We were blown away by Jessica’s voice as she sang to her new groom prior to their first dance as husband and wife!  Also a true hero of the day was the Best Man, Jeff’s brother, who had an emergency appendectomy just hours before the wedding and was still a trooper through the whole event!  Congratulations to the wonderful couple and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness together!

>Heather and Bill August 21, 2010

>So many plans, so many details go into making a wedding day spectacular. The venue, the cake, the DJ, the dress all have to be perfect in the eyes of the couple. For Heather and Bill everything was perfect, including the love they have for each other which was captured in their amazing images. Heather and Bill’s wedding was also unique in that they were the first winning couple of 2010 for a free studio photobooth! Congratulations to the fantastic couple!


>Courtney and Tom

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What a day! Beautiful skies..fantastic location..90+ degrees.. and 3 photographers dressed all in black! Thankfully we had a fantastic couple who was extremely easy to work with, shade, and a nice breeze! Courtney and Tom were married just outside of the PA border at a gorgeous pond that looked more like pool water than the normal cloudy, algea filled, mosquito pits we have in the area. Surrounded by their wonderful families they exchanged their vows to each other and then surprised everyone by taking a dip of the pier! A photographers dream! Ladies.. I’m happy to shoot any dress trashing desired:) Congrats to the fantastic couple!

>Erica and Bo

>All couples desire a fun filled wedding, where the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food is fantastic, and the guests get absolutely crazy on the dance floor! This was one wedding that will go down in MMP history as an incredibly awesome event! Erica and Bo held a magnificent event that many of their guests, ourselves included, will hold high and remember fondly! One of the best creations brought to life was the excellent lighting provided by their DJ, Burning Spear Entertainment. Erica and Bo were also full of zest and kept all of us on our toes with their sparking personalities and bright smiles! Congratulations Erica and Bo!