CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

My goal as
your wedding
photographer

is to create the kind of glowy, magical images that you’ve always dreamed of all while having a freaking blast. 

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Family matters.

Your grandma examining your new wedding band with her glasses perched on the edge of her nose, your mom fighting back tears when you dance with your dad, your besties from college absolutely killing it on the dance floor – I LIVE FOR THESE MOMENTS.

I cannot freaking wait for you to open your gallery and realize these tiny snippets of love and magic are yours to keep forever. Especially when I know you guys had no clue that the lens was pointed your way. I become the human embodiment of the sunglasses emoji.

And I’ll even organize your family formal list to make it as quick and painless as possible so you have beautiful group portraits and your fam can go enjoy those awesome custom cocktails asap.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My couples typically spend between $4000 - $6000
Your wedding photography needs won’t be the same as every couple. We’ll talk through your venue plans, guest list, what your wedding timeline will look like, and what type of albums you’ll want.
Each collection comes with:

  • Planning tips and vendor recommendations
  • Crafting your timeline
  • A second photographer
  • Online high resolution galleries of your engagement and wedding images with unlimited downloads
  • Full printing rights
  • And an extra friend on your wedding day

The safety of your family and friends and my team is my number one priority. My second photographer and I will be following all state mandates and guidelines and will be masked at all times. If we need to take a drink or eat, we'll find a spot far away from your guests to take our masks off. During indoor events like getting ready, we might ask your wedding party to step outside for those photos to minimize our risks while your wedding party is unmasked. But hey, it'll be in better lighting so that's a nice bonus! Please reach out to me for further details, but know that I take this very seriously and always want to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please do! I have lots of full engagement and wedding galleries available here so you can get an idea of what your full day will look like.

During getting ready and portrait time, I take a hands on (ish) approach making sure to put you in the best light and backgrounds and give you traditional and modern prompts so you never have to worry about what to do with your hands or face. If I had to describe the experience, I’d call it “Fine Art Fun”. I’ll capture your gorgeous blue steel moments immediately followed by cracking up when you can’t take yourself seriously anymore.

 

Once the ceremony and reception start, I switch to photojournalistic mode and let you all have fun without any interference from me. (Except to help you figure out where to stand and cut the cake – who knows how to do that really?)

My editing is bright and dreamy (but not blown out) and inspired by Fuji film. I love happy, genuine, goofy and romantic af images. If you’re looking for dark and moody, I’m not your gal. I shoot in natural light as long as possible to preserve the natural beauty and glow of nature and switch to my lighting equipment at night time. And you’ll get a few choice black and white images as well because they’re a classic for a reason!

Sadly, I'm not. 2021 is officially fully booked. And 2022 will fill up quickly, especially early summer and fall dates, so no pressure, but hit me up soon for your date! Dates are first come, first serve and I freaking hate having to say no. 

I swear to you, this is the hardest part of wedding planning. But you’ll receive a “what to wear” guide when you book, and I’m always happy to help you if you’re having trouble deciding.

HECK YES. Second photographers save so much time in the beginning of the day so both of you can have getting ready photos at the same time. They capture different angles during your ceremony and portraits and can also photograph your carefully thought out reception details if your portraits are during cocktail hour.

I’ve thankfully never had this happen, but because I hire such awesome second photographers, they’re always ready to step in as primary at a moment’s notice. Plus I have a huge network of amazingly talented local photographers I could call on to step in as the new second photographer.

It’d be pretty boring if I shot at the same venues every weekend! I shoot at new venues all the time, it’s never a problem. The same venue can look totally different from one day to the next depending on the light and the weather. I can find good light and locations anywhere, rest assured! And if it’s somewhere new, I’ll arrive a bit early to scout locations.

I currently offer wedding, engagement, anniversary, and “just because” couples photography. At this time, I’m not taking any other types of sessions to be able to focus more on my big love – weddings.

I’m a huge homebody so my ideal weddings are in central PA. But I’m totally willing to travel up to three hours by car. Reach out to me for details! I’m not currently taking any destination weddings because airplanes and I aren’t friends. I’ll tolerate flying for the occasional vacation, but even then I’m a hot mess.

I never withhold photos or cap the amount. The only photos you won’t receive are duplicates or ones where people blinked. I average 75-100 photos per hour of coverage or session. You’ll receive each image in color with a few specially chosen black and whites for those extra emotional moments.

Of course! You’ll receive a print release form from me so you and your families can print them wherever you’d like. Ordering directly from your gallery guarantees beautiful prints that are true to color and long lasting. I unfortunately can’t guarantee prints from drug stores or online print shops. (Sometimes they run low on ink and turn your skin purple or bright orange – yikes!)

After your engagement session, I’ll send you your photos in two weeks on your online gallery. For your wedding, I’ll send you a preview gallery 1-2 days after your wedding and the full gallery of photos four weeks after your big day! All images in your gallery have unlimited downloads and you can choose from web size for social media or large high resolution files for printing.

Yes and yes! I can provide proof of insurance for your venue or other vendors if needed. I also bring backup cameras, lenses, and flashes to every wedding.

I am a Nikon digital photographer with an editing style that’s inspired by the timelessness and beauty of film.

I shot my first wedding in 2011 and started shooting weddings on the regular in 2014.

My Core Values

The freedom to love and marry whomever and however you choose is extremely important to me. I’m thrilled to work with couples and their friends and family in the LGBTQIA community and fully support anyone’s religion/non-religion, race, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

“We’ve had so many compliments on our photos and my mom even asked if she could adopt Lindsey she loved her so much (offer still stands if you’re reading this, Lindsey!) I could go on and on about how wonderful it is to work with Lindsey, I guarantee you will not regret it when you do! She is the BEST!”

Alicia and Pete

The Experience

Say hello

Head over to my contact form and drop me a line! If your date is free, we’ll hop on a phone call or video chat and talk details and vision. I want to hear all about what you have planned so far and what is most important to you with your wedding photos. I'll send you customized quotes based on the coverage we talked about and you can book everything online through your own custom portal. Your contract, deposit, and payments are all handled in one place. Easy peasy!

We’re official

After you’re booked, you’ll receive access to my tips and tricks guide. This includes local vendor recommendations, tips on choosing a getting ready space, what to gather for detail photos, how long things take on your wedding day, what to wear for your engagement session and lots of other random tidbits. If something isn’t covered on my guide that you have a question about, email me anytime. I’ve seen it all!

Pre-Wedding Checklist

A few months prior to your wedding, you’ll receive a pre-wedding checklist from me to fill out before I create your custom photo timeline. This covers all of the information I’ll need to know before your big day such as family formal lists, your awesome vendors, etc. Once that’s complete we’ll hop on a quick 30 minute phone call to go over your timeline and all the fun little details!

Let's get you married!

And then it’s time for fun, frivolity, and a whole lotta love! I start the day crafting beautiful vignettes of your details while you’re in hair and makeup. Followed by fun shots of you and your wedding party getting ready and hanging out, lots of gorgeous dreamy portraits, magazine-esque photos of your incredible reception details, and tons of dance floor shots! But at the same time, I’m not the type of photographer that takes forever with your portraits. I believe that having a great time with your guests at your wedding is #1 and pride myself on efficiency and systems that allow you to actually enjoy your day and not feel like it’s an all-day photoshoot. (Your wedding party will thank you!)

Post Wedding Goodies

After your wedding, you’ll receive an edited preview gallery in 1-2 days!! WHAAAT!?! No need to make your profile pic a blurry iPhone photo the day after your wedding. (Sorry Aunt Helen, I know your iPad takes great pictures!) Your full online downloadable and shareable gallery will be available four weeks after your wedding. If you ordered an album, I’ll create the first draft of the page design 8-10 weeks after your wedding and send it over for you to review and customize.

“We have officially gotten all of our wedding photos back and I am SPEECHLESS. Our family is SPEECHLESS. Our friends are SPEECHLESS. There truly are no words for how beautiful they are. Photography was the main priority at our wedding and I am beyond grateful we found Lindsey!!”

Rebecca & Dalton

If you want

glowy, dreamy photos that’ll make your family happy,
your friends super excited,
and most importantly – truly reflect YOU

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