Wedding

I actually felt energized at the end of Kim and Jim's wedding day because they're so laid back and fun to hang out with! They had a gorgeous sunny spring day and the most immaculately followed timeline in the history of weddings. YESSS! Kim is the perfect combination of organized and easy-going. I'm a lucky photographer, guys! AND she hired the amazing team from Your Sweetest Day Events who made everything super smooth for Hillary and I all day!

Meeting Courtney was like finding my long lost best friend that I’d never met. We bonded instantly over coffee at Starbucks and ended up chatting for 3 hours. While we were talking about wedding plans, she mentioned that she and Tony would be honeymooning in Ireland immediately after the wedding. And the crazy thing is, my hubby and I were also planning a trip to Ireland at the exact same time for our 10 year wedding anniversary! SERENDIPITY, ya’ll! We immediately made plans to meet up and spend the day exploring and HOLY CROW it was amazing! Mother nature decided to gift us with gorgeous moody fog aaaaand 60 mph winds. Poor Courtney turned into a wind sail in her dress!

“Darcey knew Andrew was someone special when she saw him with her dog, Ruger. Andrew instantly fell in love with Ruger and that just made Darcey swoon. She knew if Ruger loved him, he must be a keeper! Andrew knew Darcey was someone special one random night while grocery shopping. Andrew realized as Darcey was picking out frozen pizza that he loved her! He knew there was no one else that he'd want to do the mundane everyday things with.”

I know I always harp on this, but marrying someone you like is so important. Like Andrew said, it makes picking out frozen pizza fun!

Lauren and Mitchell’s love story needs to be written into a romance novel like now. They met when Mitchell was playing with his band at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg and she thought he was super cute on stage. (He’s a Chris Martin doppelgänger so that’s totally not surprising) They had a brief romance but he lived pretty far away so they lost touch for a year until they met up again at ABC. And the rest, as they say, is history! Mitchell’s dad joked during his speech that Mitchell married a groupie. Heck to the yes!

When I arrived at Alicia’s childhood home for the getting ready portion of the day, the first thing she did was show me the inside joke gift her friend got her that featured a photo of Alicia dressed as Voldemort. Is she my people or what? 

I get so emotional when couples get ready at the home where they grew up. Seeing their cute little baby and school photos next to them getting ready on their wedding day is surreal and magical. And with it being just after Christmas, we were all feeling the warm and fuzzies. That is until I just HAD to drag Alicia out into the gorgeous light in her parent’s backyard and make her almost step on a snake… twice. NEVER A DULL MOMENT, FOLKS.

Emily and Joshua are the type of people that everyone loves immediately. Their vendors at Brick Gables were all talking amongst ourselves that day about how lucky we all were to know them and be a part of their amazing wedding! They literally radiate joy, it’s not even fair. ? Like no one noticed the all day rain because of the actual sunlight coming from the two of them. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

Alyssa and Jim had the most incredible October wedding at The Farm at Eagles Ridge. I think I spent the entire day either trying not to cry or fanning myself because the chemistry between those two is insane. The weather was perfect, barely a breeze, everything went smoothly. And holy crow guys, their first look. I can’t even look at the pictures without my eyes starting to tear up. The way Jim looked at Alyssa and took care of her and held her all day is the stuff of novels and legend.

Most people don't meet their soulmates in high school. But you only have to spend five minutes with Afton and Josiah to see that they are one of those rare perfect matches. It's cliche but it's true - when they look at each other, there's a massive spark. And not only are they adorable together, but they're also so funny and a joy to be around!

I’ve been friends with Ashley since the fourth grade so when she asked me to be her wedding photographer, I squealed with excitement! And when I got to meet her amazing husband Brandon at their engagement session, I was so happy for her because he’s just the best! They love each other fiercely and are really and truly each other’s best friends. Growing up we always talked boys and relationships and all of the fun and drama that goes with it! Knowing that Ashley was marrying such a kind, giving and funny man (and I’m tearing up just writing this) made the day even more special.