They say, “good things come to those who wait,” But it’s also true that good things sometimes come to those who don’t wait. That’s how Lauren and Eric felt when they couldn’t wait another day to get married so they tied the knot privately. That was exactly one year before I would photograph their actual wedding celebration. When that day finally arrived, they really couldn’t believe it. It had been a long road to this day for Lauren and Eric. After dating for 11 years, a courthouse ceremony, and a family health crisis, the long awaited event was finally here.
The day had finally come. After nearly a year of planning, re-planning and planning again, Anya would finally be Mrs Joel Gatchell. They had met when they were pre-teens, and were high school sweethearts. After college, Anya began working as a nurse while Joel finished his senior year at Cedarville University. When COVID hit, Joel’s last semester of college, along with his last season of track was cut short, and he headed home to finish up. It was still months until their wedding, and they both thought that by June everything would be back to normal. I think we all thought (or hoped) that. Their venue and guest count changed so many times in the few months before their wedding, they were almost ready to just head to the courthouse, if they had to. Thankfully they didn’t have to that. Only a month before their wedding they booked the most beautiful location they could have dreamed of. The Barn at Artemis is a hidden gem, in the small community of Brogue. It over looks the Susquehanna River and has beautiful views from every direction. With it’s relaxing, natural and woodsy vibe, It was Anya’s dream come true.
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