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The time has come to hire your wedding photographer.  Most photographers have packages with set hours, so now comes the question, how much time will I need a wedding photographer on my wedding day?

Pre-Ceremony coverage – This is where as a photographer I get some of my favorite images.  Because we offer two photographers in all packages we have one photographer with the bride and one with the groom.  I suggest having the photographer begin before the bride gets into her dress.  It is a great time to capture the brides details, jewelry, final touches on makeup etc.  It is also a good time to get some portraits of the bridesmaids.  It has become very popular for the girls to wear matching robes/outfits and this can often make a great photo opp.   Typically this is an hour – 2 hours prior to the ceremony.

Ceremony - This is simple.  How long is your ceremony?  You want your photographer there for that.

Portraits – Formal family portraits typically take place directly following the ceremony.  If it is a church wedding we take them all then, before family wanders off.  This generally is 15-20 minutes.  It can go longer if you have large families or would like more complicated combinations of the portraits.  Bridal party portraits are done next then last we take care of the bride and grooms portraits.  If there is a location different then the reception venue for portraits definitely add time.  Just getting in whatever form of transportation you plan on using can be a process and is not always figured into the timeline.

Reception – Most of the time we do not stay until the very end of the reception.  It generally just isnt needed. However there are exceptions, if you are planning a fun exit (sparklers family send off etc).  Once formailites are complete (cake cutting, toasts, dances) you probably will not need your photographer anymore.   Fun dance shots are nice to have, but you do not need to have a ton of those.

Our packages range from 5-10 hours.  5 hours work great when the ceremony and reception is all in one location.  8 hours works when there is multiple locations and more travel time.  10 hours is for the couple who wants every moment captured and may have significant travel times.  Carden’s Photography Collections

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Nick and Lauren were married in Hazleton with their reception at the Genetti.  Lauren’s custom shoes were amazing and something out of a fairytale.  After an emotion dad/daughter first look we got some portraits completed by the wedding decorations Lauren’s mom made to coordinate with the bridesmaids.  The chuch was in Hazleton and we absolutely took advantage of all of the natural light flowing in!  We got some great portraits at the Penn State Hazleton campus before heading to the Genetti to continue the celebration.  We loved the slideshows that were played during the parent dances.  What a great touch.  As the party raged on we stole Nick and Lauren for a quick nigh portrait session.  After we left the continued on behind the Genetti in the large tent.  Here is a glimpse of Nick and Lauren’s wedding day!

 

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We Are!

We Are!

Mom embracing Lauren as she gets ready - super sweet.

Mom embracing Lauren as she gets ready – super sweet.

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Lauren and Dad embracing before heading to the church.

Lauren and Dad embracing before heading to the church.

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Nick seeing his beautiful bride.

Nick seeing his beautiful bride.

The grand entrance

The grand entrance

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Loved this color bouquet.

Loved this color bouquet.

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A fun entrance.

A fun entrance.

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Such great toasts!

Such great toasts!

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Sweetest moment between Lauren and Dad as they watched the slideshow from when Lauren was a little girl.

Sweetest moment between Lauren and Dad as they watched the slideshow from when Lauren was a little girl.

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The party was great.  Also was a big fan of the uplighting.

The party was great. Also was a big fan of the uplighting.

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Hazleton Wedding Photographer – Nick and Lauren

Reception - Genetti

Videography – Carden’s Film

 

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Just moments before the engagement session was about to begin the skies opened up and down the rain came.  We made the most of the rain and still managed to capture some fun portraits os Stephanie and Alejandro!

We ducked in the covered bridge where the lighting was great.

We ducked in the covered bridge where the lighting was great.

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When in a bridge you have to bust out the wide angle.

When in a bridge you have to bust out the wide angle.

Loved the light coming through the slats of this bridge.

Loved the light coming through the slats of this bridge.

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Our last stop where the rain was super heavy.

Our last stop where the rain was super heavy.

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Bloomsburg Engagement Session – Stephanie and Alejandro

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Andrea and Todd were married at the Barn at Boones Dam in Bloomsburg.  Their Bloomsburg wedding was hot throughout the day but luckily the rain held off from taking the ceremony inside.  Guests arrived at the ceremony where they were welcome by a lemonade stand with jars of lemonade to keep them cool during the outside ceremony.  The ceremony included some personally written vows which had many people in tears.  We wandered around the property for some portraits and then it was time for the reception to begin.  It was a day full of family, details and love.

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When a couple writes their own vows it adds a unique touch to the ceremony.

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Custom cufflinks for Todd.

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The custom robes Andrea and her bridesmaids wore were super cute and looked really cozy.

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Mom helping with the final details.

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Unique touches like these ones really add a personal touch to everything.

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The girls peeking outside as the guests arrive to the ceremony site.

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Todd seeing Andrea for the first time as his bride!

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Todd cant contain his excitement as Andrea’s new husband.
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There are so many cool spots around the property at The Barn at Boones Dam for portraits.  The flowers were in bloom and there was a lot of colors and textures that really added a great background.

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These guys really pulled off this fun yet formal pose.

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The flowers were so many different colors which make Summer a great time for a wedding in Bloomsburg.

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The Details matter did a fabulous job on the flowers and bouquets.

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Each guest got their own glass mug they could use throughout the night for drinks.  I think this is a great idea and a great favor from the wedding that can actually be used later.

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Bloomsburg Wedding Photographer – Andrea and Todd – Barn at Boones Dam

Ceremony and Reception Location – Barn at Boones Dam

Flowers – The Details Matter

DJ – DJ Tony Piazza Entertainment

First Dance Song – Mark Wills- I Do

Videographer – Moonstruck Videography

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Nicole and Korey’s wedding took place at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg Pa.  The day started out with some rain but it luckily passed through so they could still have their outdoor ceremony at Lawnhaven.

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I originally set Nicole there to be with her dress but then I noticed  both moms dresses on either side and it made the picture perfect.

I originally set Nicole there to be with her dress but then I noticed both moms dresses on either side and it made the picture perfect.

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I love lace

I love lace

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That moment when the final detail is almost complete.  Everything becomes real for the bride and I love capturing this special time of the wedding day.

That moment when the final detail is almost complete. Everything becomes real for the bride and I love capturing this special time of the wedding day.

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Nicole grabbing the flower girl for a picture.  She wasnt into the pictures until a lot later!

Nicole grabbing the flower girl for a picture. She wasnt into the pictures until a lot later!

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Nicole peeking at her guests arriving!

Nicole peeking at her guests arriving!

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I love when Dad AND Mom walk the bride down the aisle.

I love when Dad AND Mom walk the bride down the aisle.

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A great ceremony location at lawnhaven at the Stroudsmoor

A great ceremony location at lawnhaven at the Stroudsmoor

First Kiss

First Kiss

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Some cocktail hour food - yummy!

Some cocktail hour food – yummy!

The bridal party drinks were ready right after the ceremony.

The bridal party drinks were ready right after the ceremony.

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Such a sweet moment!  The flower girl wanted nothing to do with pics all day.  But on the way for portraits actually held Nicole

Such a sweet moment! The flower girl wanted nothing to do with pics all day. But on the way for portraits actually held Nicole’s hand it my heart melted and I know Nicole’s did too. So I had to grab this shot.

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When you see a hint og light in the woods off the beaten path...  Luckily these guys were up for anything which always makes for the best images.

When you see a hint og light in the woods off the beaten path… Luckily these guys were up for anything which always makes for the best images.

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Wow - back in 2008 I shot my VERY FIRST wedding in this same spot.  It was so cool to go back to this spot and capture some amazing portraits of Korey and Nicole.

Wow – back in 2008 I shot my VERY FIRST wedding in this same spot. It was so cool to go back to this spot and capture some amazing portraits of Korey and Nicole.

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Special grooms cake for Korey.  He drives race cars so this was a super cute surprise.

Special grooms cake for Korey. He drives race cars so this was a super cute surprise.

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Wanted to go wide to capture the bridal party looking on at the first dance.

Wanted to go wide to capture the bridal party looking on at the first dance.

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Nicole and Korey did a special dance later in the reception and it was pretty awesome.

Nicole and Korey did a special dance later in the reception and it was pretty awesome.

The dance floor was packed all night.  I think the garter and bouquet were the only times the floor was not completely packed!

The dance floor was packed all night. I think the garter and bouquet were the only times the floor was not completely packed!

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The moon was out when we headed out for night portraits so we had to get it.

The moon was out when we headed out for night portraits so we had to get it

Ceremony and Reception – Lawnhaven at the Stroudsmoor

Brides Dress – Kleinfeld Bridal

Makeup - Blondie Salon

Hair – Eileen Inglin

Groom and Groomsmen Attire – The Black Tux

DJ – Soundfactor Entertainment

Flowers – Stroudsmoor Country Inn

 

 

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  • Russell Avarella - WOW!! This is truly a beautiful job, great photography of Nicole & Korey’s wedding!!