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’re questioned by a large majority of our couples on what would be best to bring to their engagement sessions. Some choose fun props, thank you signs or save the date banners.. some even choose a beloved pup which is always fun! The biggest thing to bring along to any photographic session is your personalities. Photo sessions have come a long way since the sit down in studio with your entire family as a cheesy photographer snaps photographs while saying “Say Cheese” or “Smile”.. gag. If never having your photograph professional taken aside from school portraits, it’s super easy to be nervous and uncertain of how your session will develop. However don’t! I know it’s easier said than done, but bringing both your individual personality and shared personality as a couple allows your photographer to capture natural, fun, timeless images.
Jen and Garrett, whom we met a few months ago at a bridal show, definitely won their gold stars in the personality department for their session. Not only are these two a blast alone but one of the cutest darn couples we’ve photographed so far this year. Their passion and comfort for each other was so apparent in every image we captured at their rustic Hershey session, it’s hard to choose a favorite. One of my favorite moments from their session was one of the last images captured in a large grass field as the pending rain storm we were hoping to dodge, began to pour down. Jen’s reaction and Garrett’s gaze at her are completely priceless and so very much who they are as a couple. If holding back or forgoing sharing their personality with us, we’d never have captured such a beautiful image and for them a sweet and hopefully cherished memory. We’re so excited to see these two again in May 2015 for their Wind in the Willows wedding!
For more great images of Jen and Garrett’s engagement click here!
Bridal Shows. If you’ve ever been to one or are considering attending one, it can be either an awesome experience when meeting your perfect vendor or horrifying when stuck talking to a vendor who you know you’re definitely not interested in. From a photographer perspective it’s a bag of mixed feelings, mostly excitement, depending on the show. For me, I get so nervous! If you’ve met us, Jason can speak to anyone (I blame his training back ground) but myself.. I get so excited about what we do.. it just turns to word jumbles when I open my mouth.. until I get into my pattern of speaking. If you’ve talked to us, you most likely heard me say at a show.. “I’m a photographer, not a sales person” aka I’m the first person to recommend ways for our clients to save money! Hey, weddings can be expensive:)
We met Ashley and Michael a few months ago at a wedding show and absolutely loved these two! Their story was just heartwarming and almost something out of a movie to the point that Mr. McClain wrote in their consultation notes to “Blog this Shit”. One of the things I love the most about this super sweet couple is how darn unique they are! They pitched us an idea for their engagement session of doing a “D&D” style theme, complete with props and a paper dragon. With collaboration, the final result was amazing, complete with some Photoshop magic! I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding next year to create more beautiful and unique images! Congrats you two!
Imagine a touch of Hershey with a hint of the ever famous Tiffany & Co- What you get is a stunning, classy affair with a hint of sweetness and fun! Mackenzie & Tim met while meandering the halls of a Pittsburgh hospital that both were working at a few years back. After casual hallway conversation, Mackenzie and some friends invited Tim along to a night out and the rest is history!
Their engagement proposal story is one that give us chills of ‘Aww’s and excitement’ as after a fun filled day of sight seeing in NY, this gorgeous couple made their way up to the Empire State Building at night. Tim softly whispered in Mackenzie’s ear “Do you want to spend the rest of your life with me?”. [Insert Aww!]
So many awesome moments were shared at Tim and Mackenzie’s wedding that it’s hard to narrow down just one favorite.. so we won’t! I personally loved when entering her getting ready room, she was as cool as a cucumber and ready to marry the man of her dreams. I also loved the unconventional processional of both the Golden Girls theme song and Kings of Leon as both her gorgeous maid of honor and Mackenzie made their way down the narrow steps to the Hershey Hotel Rock Garden. The touches of Hershey were everywhere from the chocolate covered dessert fountain, to the chocolate shake shooters, to the massive candy favor table, and not to forget the party crashers known as the chocolate bar and Reese’s bar!
Dying to see more of these images and see their wedding story?! Be sure to stop by our office as Tim and Mackenzie’s story is depicted in one of our gorgeous sample albums from GraphiStudio! In closing we wish the absolute best to these two summer favorites and can’t wait to watch both grow in their marriage together in the next years to come!
Venue/All Things Delicious: Hershey Hotel
Entertainment: Titus Touch
Hair/Makeup: Texture Salon, Hummelstown
Flowers: Weddings and Blooms
Officiant: Dave DiRaddo of Wedding Dayz