They first met when they were barely teenagers. At first, he thought she was a snob and she thought she wasn’t interested in him at all. Several weeks later, they talked at a party, and realized their first impressions were way off. They began spending time together, the way young people do…school activities, Friday nights at the skating rink, and hanging out in the quaint little town of Lititz. Their young relationship ended when Kara moved 3 hours away.
When Yulia and Alex asked me to photograph their wedding, I was so excited. Before I actually met them, it was because I love weddings at The Cork Factory Hotel. They chose The Cork Factory because of it’s perfect location for both of their families. The industrial chic-boutique hotel is set in a 19th Century factory and is a popular wedding venue in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After spending time with them at their engagement session, I was even more excited because Alex and Yulia are such an amazing couple! They’re super sweet and their love for each other is so evident! They both totally have their A game when it comes to a photo shoot. Yulia brought some awesome props and the shoot ended up being one of the funnest I’ve done. I know you’ll love their photos.
Congratulations on your engagement! I’m so honored to be your photographer and can’t wait until your engagement session. These photos aren’t just about getting images for your “Save the Date Cards”. They’ll be a timeless treasure, as I capture your love in a more natural, relaxed setting. My goal is to help you feel comfortable and have fun while I create images you will cherish for a lifetime. We’ll also get to know each other a little better before your big day. We’ll test out some poses and I’ll get to know your personalities a little more, which will make your wedding day photos go a whole lot smoother. Your only job is to be yourself, enjoy your fiancé and let me take the photos you will love forever. I can’t wait to get you in front of my camera!
I grew up in Pittsburgh, so it was inevitable that I would be a Steeler’s fan. Some of my favorite memories are going to the football games with my dad. You can imagine my excitement when I found out Sarah and Jake were big fans of my favorite NFL football team! Our engagement session was great! We had a good time walking around Overlook Park, getting to know each other, and of course, talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brittany wasn’t looking for love. She was just out having a good time with her friends when she met Eric at Tellus 360, an Irish pub in Lancaster, Pa known for it’s live music and rooftop views. A few days after meeting him, she sent him a friend request on Facebook and a spark was ignited. Brittany’s first impression of Eric was that he spoke genuinely and cares about the same values she does. She really liked his sense of humor and knew she wanted to get to know him better. When Eric first met Brittany, he immediately loved her personality and found her so easy to talk to. That first night their conversation came naturally, and they both knew they wanted to get to know each other better.
When Michael first saw Lauren, it was as if the room lit up around her…He knew it was love at first sight. She thought he was really handsome but was too nervous to talk to him. That was over four years ago, on a trip to Philadelphia to see Christmas lights with mutual friends…those lights led to a date, which led to an engagement, which will lead to an October wedding this year!
One of the things I like to ask my couples is what they love most about each 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.
A photographer’s dream is to find himself with the right equipment, at just the right time, in just the right place. Add to that an incredibly sweet couple in love, and and dreamy golden hour sunlight, and that’s what we had on the day of Anne and Brandon’s engagement shoot.
I have been looking forward to photographing my sister’s engagement and wedding pictures for years! We were so happy to hear of Jolene and Adam’s engagement, and when she called and said she wanted to do her engagement shoot at Central Park, I was excited!! I love the energy and people in the city and it […]
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