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Elizabeth and Ed’s laid back, elegant wedding at the Manufacturers Golf & Country Club was perfect.  With a hint of fall in the air, we still had the beautiful summer sun to enjoy.  The ceremony was held outside overlooking the rolling hills and golf course in Ft Washington, Pa.  We did the first look inside and then headed outside for some family portraits.  The ceremony began and ended with a solo guitarist, which just added to the ambiance of the evening.  The nights celebrations went on from there with cocktail hour on the back patio followed by the reception.  Here is a glimpse into Elizabeth and Ed’s wedding day.

Loved this ceremony location.

Loved this ceremony location.

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Such a sweet first look between these two.

Such a sweet first look between these two.

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Dipping fun.

Dipping fun.

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What an awesome view

What an awesome view

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A different perspective of the ceremony.

A different perspective of the ceremony.

They do!

They do!

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Ed with his gorgeous granddaughters.

Ed with his gorgeous granddaughters.

Simple, yet elegant set up for their reception.

Simple, yet elegant set up for their reception.

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First dance is one of my favorite moments of every wedding day.

First dance is one of my favorite moments of every wedding day.

A great bunch of toasts to the newly weds from family and friends.

A great bunch of toasts to the newly weds from family and friends.

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This quartet was a surprise to Elizabeth.  They came in right after salads and sung a few songs.

This quartet was a surprise to Elizabeth. They came in right after salads and sung a few songs.

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Ceremony and Reception – Manufacturers’ Gold and Country Club

First Song – You and Me by Kenny Chesney

Flowers – Elite Florals 

Pastries –  Don Giovanni bakery

Brides Dress – Bridals by Sandra

 

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  • Laura Jones - The venue looks wonderful, the views spectacular, the setting elegant, and the bride & groom BEAUTIFUL!

    So happy for both Elizabeth and Ed- wishing you many wonderful, joyful years ahead together!

Amazingly this venue is just 20 minutes from our house and this was our first time shooting there.  Ryan and Julia’s wedding took place at The Barn at Hidden Acres in Bloomsburg Pa.  It is a beautiful old rustic barn set in a very private country setting.  Their August wedding was a great day from start to finish.  Julia and Ryan both got ready at the house at Hidden Acres.  The ceremony was on the lawn under a lot of mature trees creating just enough shade for the guests to enjoy the heartfelt ceremony.  After the ceremony we did some bridal and family portraits followed by intros at the reception.  Here is a glimpse of Julia and Ryan’s wedding at The Barn at Hidden Acres.

Personal vows are a great way to personalize a wedding ceremony.

Personal vows are a great way to personalize a wedding ceremony.

Getting makeup done by one of our former brides - Lindsey

Getting makeup done by one of our former brides – Lindsey

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The guys sporting some biore strips to get rid of those blackheads!

The guys sporting some biore strips to get rid of those blackheads!

A lot of surprise when the cork finally popped for the champagne toast.

A lot of surprise when the cork finally popped for the champagne toast.

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Bridal portraits before the ceremony.

Bridal portraits before the ceremony.

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Some cocktail hour details and reception setup.

Some cocktail hour details and reception setup.

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They did the parent dance together.

They did the parent dance together.

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Hangy tree + Sun = perfection

Hangy tree + Sun = perfection

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This was behind the house at Barn at Hidden Acres.

This was behind the house at Barn at Hidden Acres.

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The sunset was perfect!  We had to take advantage with some portraits

The sunset was perfect! We had to take advantage with some portraits

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Tim being my subject while we tested out lighting for the night portraits.

Tim being my subject while we tested out lighting for the night portraits.

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The party!

The party!

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We used our new spotlight for these nigh portraits.

We used our new spotlight for these nigh portraits.

 

Ceremony and Reception – Barn at Hidden Acres

Catering – Susquehanna Chef

Flowers – The Details Matter

Officiant – Chuck Chamberlain

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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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