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Longwood Gardens Engagement

Joe and Derek

This session was way different then the first one we had with Joe and Derek.  Earlier in the year we did their save the dates and it was freeeeezing.  Like so cold, breaks had to be had in the warmth of a running vehicle for a few minutes, before resuming shooting.  We met them at Longwood Gardens for their engagement photos last week.  It was super super hot and humid.  That however did not hinder anything!  Looking forward to Joe and Derek’s September wedding coming up soon.

So many great places to shoot at Longwood Gardens.  If they didnt close we would have stayed longer.

So many great places to shoot at Longwood Gardens. If they didnt close we would have stayed longer.

Beautiful engagement rings.

Beautiful engagement rings.

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This is why you always bring a blanket to an outdoor portrait session :)

This is why you always bring a blanket to an outdoor portrait session :)

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Had to utilize this awesome background.

Had to utilize this awesome background.

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Amazing tree lined walkway.

Amazing tree lined walkway.

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This area made me feel like we were in California or out west.

This area made me feel like we were in California or out west.

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Williamsport Country Club Wedding

Nicole and Keith

When I arrived at the Williamsport Country Club for Nicole getting ready the rain had been on and off.  It actually down poured moments before the ceremony but then the sun came right out.  It was a beautiful wedding day in Williamsport for Nicole and Keith.  Here is a glimpse into their day.

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Nicole got ready at a room in the Williamsport Country Club.  the room wasnt too big, but luckily I had these awesome windows to work with.

Nicole got ready at a room in the Williamsport Country Club. the room wasnt too big, but luckily I had these awesome windows to work with.

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Is it raining?

Is it raining?

Keith helping their son get ready for the big day.

Keith helping their son get ready for the big day.

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The rain literally stopped a few minutes before the ceremony and out came the sun.

The rain literally stopped a few minutes before the ceremony and out came the sun.

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Nicole and Keith

Nicole and Keith’s son was the best man and he did a great job.

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At the ceremony Nicole was surprised by a new engagement ring.  It was such a sweet thing to surprise her with at the ceremony.

At the ceremony Nicole was surprised by a new engagement ring. It was such a sweet thing to surprise her with at the ceremony.

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Right before this photo I asked a golfer to move his golf cart.  He didnt like me.

Right before this photo I asked a golfer to move his golf cart. He didnt like me.

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The girls using some charlies angels for posing inspiration.

The girls using some charlies angels for posing inspiration.

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Ahh that view.

Ahh that view.

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First dance.

First dance.

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Parent dances :)

Parent dances :)

Momma crying with her son.

Momma crying with her son.

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Party Time

Party Time

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This was an all out brawl and in almost 10 years photographing weddings, I have not seen anything like it before

This was an all out brawl and in almost 10 years photographing weddings, I have not seen anything like it before

Shawn (our second shooter) grabbed a ladder and got a cool perspective on the exit.

Shawn (our second shooter) grabbed a ladder and got a cool perspective on the exit.

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YAY!

YAY!

Ceremony and Reception – Williamsport Country Club

Entertainment/DJ – Kevin Head Entertainment

Second Shooter – Shawn Henfling 

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When Whitney and David contacted us about their Jamaica wedding, we were excited.  We did our very first Destination wedding in Jamaica in 2011 and fell in love with the island.  For Whitney and David’s wedding, we stayed in Montego Bay, right across from Doctor’s Cave Beach.  The day of the wedding, we arrived at the Hyatt Zilara and after wandering around amongst the rather large resort we found Whitney and David’s rooms!

The girls were getting ready with hair and makeup when I arrived and Tim started with the guys final touches and getting ready.  The ceremony was in a beautiful gazebo right off the ocean.  The breeze was perfect!  After a beautiful and sweet ceremony it was portrait time.   The reception started off with many toasts from family and friends with their well wishes for the couple and it was very touching.  Dinner followed and as always Jamaican food is the best.  The dancing begin shortly after the parent dances and it was a party for the rest of the night.  Here are some of my favorite moments from Whitney and David’s Jamaican wedding.

The grounds of the Hyatt Ziva in Montego Bay

The grounds of the Hyatt Ziva in Montego Bay

I loved these shutters right out front of Whitney

I loved these shutters right out front of Whitney’s room.

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nom nom

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Whitney is a makeup artist, so naturally she was doing makeup :)

Whitney is a makeup artist, so naturally she was doing makeup :)

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So I thought these were Whitney

So I thought these were Whitney’s shoes. But they were actually one of her bridesmaids! Still a cool image.

Loved these bouquets made from paper.

Loved these bouquets made from paper.

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Mom of the groom taking some pics of the guys.

Mom of the groom taking some pics of the guys.

David looking very dapper.

David looking very dapper.

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Everything is so beautiful in Jamaica!

Everything is so beautiful in Jamaica!

This was the ceremony location right next to the perfect caribbean sea.

This was the ceremony location right next to the perfect caribbean sea.

Whitney arriving on the golf cart.

Whitney arriving on the golf cart.

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Dad giving his girl away.  So sweet.

Dad giving his girl away. So sweet.

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They are now husband and wife!

They are now husband and wife!

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The guys had some time for some fun groomsmen

The guys had some time for some fun groomsmen

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This was the beach right next to the ceremony location.

This was the beach right next to the ceremony location.

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Bridal party fun.

Bridal party fun.

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Reception room.

Reception room.

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Videographer – Carden’s Film

We stayed at the Deja Resort and would recommend it to anyone who wants a taste of the real Jamaica.

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The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle Wedding

Kamaray and Matt

We had been looking forward to Kamaray and Matt’s wedding for a while and when the day came we headed off to The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle.  The ceremony was picture perfect set right in the park.  It was a sweet and emotional ceremony with a gorgeous view.  After the ceremony we did some family portraits and headed out for portraits of the two of them.  Since these guys are basically a model couple, that helped is to get some really awesome images for them.  The reception was outside the Inn under a tent.  The dinner was served buffet style and was really tasty.  After dinner we headed inside the inn for dances and party time.   There is a little area outside the inn people were hanging out and enjoying the view.  There was also a fire going.  They cut their cake and the guests enjoyed a delicious variety of cupcakes.  These guys are really into the outdoors and hiking, so this whole day made perfect sense and fit their personalities perfectly.  It was great documenting their special day.   Here is a glimpse and some of my fav moments.

 

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The view from Kamaray

The view from Kamaray’s room.

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Mom did Kamaray

Mom did Kamaray’s hair and I think it was perfect.

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Little help from the internet.

Little help from the internet.

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Sporting an awesome prop - the cigar.

Sporting an awesome prop – the cigar.

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Kamaray took a golf cart to the ceremony location.

Kamaray took a golf cart to the ceremony location.

First time seeing his wife on their wedding day!

First time seeing his wife on their wedding day!

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Matt and Kamaray did not have a formal bridal party so we got some shots with their families right after the ceremony.

Matt and Kamaray did not have a formal bridal party so we got some shots with their families right after the ceremony.

The beloved pup!

The beloved pup!

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Matt took a turn holding the bouquet

Matt took a turn holding the bouquet

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The Bald Eagle Inn

The Bald Eagle Inn

These cupcakes were amazing.

These cupcakes were amazing.

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Entrance to the reception.

Entrance to the reception.

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The reception was very laid back and fun with plenty of room to roam and play.

The reception was very laid back and fun with plenty of room to roam and play.

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Sweet parent dances.

Sweet parent dances.

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I love trying new and unique ideas for the ring shots.  I really like how this came out!

I love trying new and unique ideas for the ring shots. I really like how this came out!

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Ceremony – Bald Eagle State Park

Reception – The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

Reception tent – Pegasus Tent Rental Company

Ceremony Music – State College quartet

Brides Dress – Amber Rose Bridal

Cake – Dolce Vita Desserts

DJ – Nittany Entertainment

Florist – Pocketful of Posies

 

 

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Rachel and Josh

Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Rachel and Josh’s wedding was held at a private estate in Connecticut.  The view was to die for and luckily the weather was gorgeous!  Here is a peek at their wedding day.

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A perfect outdoor ceremony with a view.

A perfect outdoor ceremony with a view.

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Seeing his new wife for the first time on their wedding day.

Seeing his new wife for the first time on their wedding day.

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Husband and wife!

Husband and wife!

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Loved the rustic details for their reception

Loved the rustic details for their reception

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First Dance

First Dance

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Cupcakes – Mr D’s Cupcakes

Photography – Carden’s Photography – Second Shooting by – Richard Barreto Photography

Music – The Survivors — Swing band

Dresses – David’s Bridal

Suits – ASOS

 

 

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