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It was all she had dreamed it would be. Even though she had worked in the wedding photography business and seen the best of the best, Kylie didn’t really want the elegant venue, designer dress or gourmet dinner. All she really wanted was Michael… and to be surrounded by the people she loved most. And that’s what she got. Beautiful simplicity. I’m so thankful I could be part of her day.

Kylie + Michael

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other. Ashley and Sean’s answers are some of my favorite ever. *Warning* You will get goosebumps while reading this. Sean’s answer to my question: “What I love most about Ashley is her love for other people, especially her family and friends. I love her hard work, determination, and drive to be the best person she can be. I love that she doesn’t let her deafness define her and knows that she can overcome anything. Lastly, I love that she’s my best friend who I can joke with, care for, and love more than anything.” Isn’t that so sweet? Ashley’s answer is also beautiful: “What I love most about Sean is his heart. He cares very deeply for me, for his family, and for his friends. Sean has worked very hard to be the person that he is today, and I’m SO proud of him and of everything he has accomplished. Along with his heart of gold, is his sense of humor. As Sean said, he loves to joke around with me, and we spend a lot of our time together laughing. I love that I get to be one of the people in his inner circle, that he opens up and shows his true self to.” The part about Ashley being happy that she “gets” to be part of his inner circle is the true evidence of a selfless love. When we see love this way, as a gift to us, we can enjoy it so much more. I love that.

Ashley & Sean | Engaged

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They were friends in high school, and then became college sweethearts. In 2014, Roy took Gabi to Lake Redman in York, Pa and asked her to be his girlfriend. Since that seemed to work for him, he decided to try the same place to ask her to be his wife. So, this past year, on a rainy day, they went back there for a picnic, and Roy popped the question. Gabi was so happy to say yes! Ironically, on the day of their engagement shoot, it also rained! (On a positive note, in some cultures, this a symbol of good luck) The rain actually worked in our favor, and the photos turned out beautifully.

Gabi & Roy | A Lancaster County Engagement Session

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Since Lauren and Dan got engaged at the beautiful Longwood Gardens at Kennett Square, we had to return there for their engagement shoot! The gardens and architecture make it one of the most stunning places to take photographs. With a gorgeous backdrop in every direction, it truly is a photographer’s dream.

Dan & Lauren | A Longwood Gardens Engagement

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Justin and Kassandra’s Stone Mill Inn wedding was special in so many ways. You’ll love the photos of the sunlight peeking through the trees in the late afternoon, the beauty of the historic mansion that so perfectly fit their style, and the entertainment the bride and groom provided their guests with their “Blues Brothers” wedding dance.

Justin & Kassandra | A Stone Mill Inn Wedding

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Anya and Joel are probably one my couples most looking forward to getting married. They’ve had some stressful moments in their lives these last few months. Joel was all ready to finish up his senior year of college, and prepped for his last track season when the pandemic brought an abrupt end to his dream of competing this spring. Anya, a registered nurse has had her share of stressful moments as she puts herself in a vulnerable position by serving others through her profession every day.

Anya and Joel | A Lancaster Engagement Session

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The dress was ready. The flowers ordered. A fabulous meal was planned. There was even going to be an Easter egg hunt for the children after the ceremony. Everything was coming together for the day Emily and Jeff had been waiting for. And then… a global pandemic exploded into their lives making everything seem uncertain. As many couples have contemplated, Emily and Jeff had to decide what to do about their spring wedding.

Emily and Jeff |A Joyful Wedding Amidst a Crisis

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So, my friends, Breathe, contemplate and remember. Breathe deeply and meditate on positive things. Contemplate what you can do with the extra time you’ve been given. And remember the reason for all the planning. You get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend.

Breathe | Contemplate | Remember : Advice to Couples Whose Wedding Date Seems Unsure

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The day of Alyssa and Nick’s wedding was perfect. Not only was the weather gorgeous, but the whole day went by seamlessly …or as Alyssa says, “magically”. I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a wedding that had as much family involvement and sentimental elements as this one. There were so many personal touches […]

Alyssa and Nick | A Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens Wedding

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Emily and Brandon are one of those cute young couples that really enjoy being together. On the day of their engagement shoot, the weather was beautiful, giving us a lot of gorgeous natural light to work with.

Emily and Brandon | Engaged

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I am thankful to each and every couple who invites me to document their love story. Each precious moment of wedding happiness is important to me. 

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Capturing the Perfect Moment

We had such an amazing time on the beach and out on the boat, enjoying the summer breeze and taking some wonderful shots!

My Family 

Beach Vacation 

Anne first saw Brandon when she was 8 years old. His mother was one of the owners of the dance studio where she was a student. 

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Anne & Brandon

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