It was the moment he had been waiting for. He could sense her presence coming up behind him and could feel his heart beating out of his chest. He could hardly wait to turn around and see his bride-to-be. As he turned around, his breath was completely taken away. Meghan was absolutely stunning. All Tyler could think was, “Wow, how did in the world did I get so lucky?” As soon as they made eye contact, his nervousness went away and she was all he could see. The moments they shared were pure joy and happiness and felt like they were the only two people on earth. He was in awe of how incredible Meghan looked and was so thankful to have a few moments to focus completely on her. It was a moment Tyler will never forget.
If you saw Anne and Brandon’s engagement session on the blog, you know they’re an incredibly fun couple that are truly best friends and are so in love. Their wedding was amazing and I’ve been so excited to share it with you! They chose Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens as their venue. The gorgeous barns, beautiful […]
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.
It was their junior year at Penn State University, and a group of friends was meeting at Panera for a reprieve from final exams. Andrew and Shaniece met that week and hit it off right away. Andrew thought she was beautiful and kind. He loved that she was so easy to talk to. Shaniece was wearing a shirt with bees printed on it, and since he finds honeybees fascinating, he was excited to talk to her about it. Shaniece was in a relationship at the time, but still noticed that Andrew was attractive and really funny. He was so outgoing and talking to him was effortless. It would be a year before they spoke again.
“I vow to be your ears, and make sure you hear the world.”
These are Sean’s words spoken in his vows to Ashley during their wedding ceremony. Needless to say, there were hardly any dry eyes in the whole place. Ashley is deaf, but from the photos and her pure radiant joy, you would never even know it. One of the things that made Sean fall in love with her was how she didn’t let her deafness affect the way she viewed or lived her life. His heartfelt vows are just one small part of the incredible day.
I first met Brittany and Eric at their engagement session last year. They were so excited to be engaged and were totally in love! They had met through mutual friends at Tellus 360, a popular hangout in downtown Lancaster, Pa. Neither were looking for love at the time, but they quickly found out they had a lot in common and started dating. On a hiking trip at Black Moshannon State Park, Eric asked Brittany to spend the rest of her life with him.
It was just one month before they were to be married when James and Melissa contacted me about photographing their wedding. Despite my busy summer schedule, I happened to have their date free! I’m so glad I was available to capture this amazing couple’s special day! Besides their previous photographer canceling, their hotel also closed, and they had to shorten their guest list by over half of the original expected attendees. They had already changed their wedding date because of COVID, now they had to scramble to get everything re-planned. They were overwhelmed. The tears, discussions, frustrations, and fears, felt at times, unsurmountable. Melissa was starting her first year as a principal and could not imagine postponing her wedding for a whole year. Who knew if next year’s situation would be any different? They took a risk to move forward with their plan, and are so glad they did. With Ben Reeder Photography providing a live stream experience for their guests watching from home, James and Melissa felt like they could go on with their planned festivities. I’m so glad they did… it was an incredible day!
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!
It was a beautiful day at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens when Mandy and Danny said “I do” in front their family and close friends. Photographing their wedding was a pleasure. They are so fun and sweet. All of their images turned out really well, but the evening images are probably my favorite!
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