One of the most commonly asked questions I get is "Where should we have our photoshoot?" I always encourage my clients to choose somewhere that feels like you and to think outside the box a bit. Maybe your gorgeous venue or you have a friend, family member, or coworker that has access to a beautiful farm or property that you wouldn't have thought of initially. But, if you want to know my favorites in the Lancaster and Harrisburg area that are free, not super busy, and close by - check out my list below!

Wedding days are often described as perfect, but Megan and Ryan's truly was. Everything went on without a single hitch and everyone had such a great time! It was the perfect kind of bright overcast day and it wasn't too hot, which is rare at the end of summer. When I walked into the farmhouse to see Megan and her bridesmaids in the morning, they were all relaxing in adorable matching robes sipping mimosas from their customized champagne flutes. Can every morning start like that? 😎

Samantha and Jordan brought their adorable pet bunny for portraits and her flower girls were her grandmas. Do you need any more incentive to check out their adorable details? 😍 They had the perfect sunny summer day up at Bell Mountain Estates. And when we arrived for the getting ready portion of the day, her bridesmaids greeted me with open arms and offers of any assistance needed. Sam and Jordan picked the most wonderful friends and family to be part of her wedding and they all made such a huge impact on an already wonderful day!

It rained all day on the day Trevor proposed to Kelly and at their engagement session so it was only fitting that it rained all day for their wedding too. :-) I personally love rainy day weddings, especially at a venue like Linwood Estate. The inside is absolutely beautiful and you can't beat the gorgeous front porch for portraits.

Not only are Sam and Markus adorable together, they’re also totally my people. Sam is so kind, creative, and down for anything! And Markus is hilarious and kept me laughing all day! Their wedding was the perfect warm summer day and their details at the Eden were PERFECT! Their style and decor enhanced the natural light and twinkly beauty of the Eden ballroom perfectly!

It feels like just yesterday when Scott’s mom, Kristy, sat down next to me at my friend Molly’s baby shower and said, “So I heard you’re a wedding photographer. My son’s getting married and they’re so cute together. Are you by chance free on June 30?” Well folks, she wasn’t exaggerating because dang- these two are total models and are such sweethearts! I met with Rachel and her sweet momma Dyna (who has the best Southern accent - I could listen to her talk all day!) and we all totally bonded over coffee and girl time.