Wedding: Kevin + Rebekah

It was just one week ago today that Kevin and Rebekah said “I do” at Belhurst Castle on a gorgeous fall day. Rebekah’s parents have been friends of mine for many years and so when she asked me to photograph her wedding I was so excited. Her father spent so much time helping me get into photography and taught me so much in my early days as a photographer – I am so thankful for him.

Rebekah is sweet and lovely. She made a stunning bride both inside and out. She was happy and carefree all day. One of my favorite moments of the day was when she walked down the aisle toward her groom. He had tears welling up the moment he saw her and it was the same for her. I love when couples can’t hold in their emotions like that because it lets all of us see and feel a piece of the love they share.

As a photographer, I get to be there for all the moments of the day. I especially love the small ones that most don’t even get to experience. As I was walking them outside near the end of the night to take a portrait of them in front of the lit castle, Kevin quietly turns to his bride and says, “look – that’s OUR wedding reception happening over there”, pointing to the room full of dancing guests. I just love those sweet moments watching and listening to my couples take in the wonder of their wedding. It makes what I do so enjoyable.

Congratulations, Kevin and Rebekah. I loved celebrating with you and I wish you joy upon joy in your marriage. I know you both have so much love and support from your family and friends to help you through and cheer for you. Enjoy the dance of life together.

  • Venue: Belhurst Castle and Winery
  • Hair and Makeup: Diamond Expressions – Kierstyn Brown
  • Second Photographer: Julie Hong
  • DJ: Q Music Productions
  • Cake: Simple Sweets Bakery

Wedding: Dan + Rachel

It was just two days ago that Dan and Rachel said “I do” at Durand Eastman Clubhouse. Their wedding was perfect. Their wedding date was on the first official day of Fall and they got all the gorgeous fall weather to go along with it! It was sunny and cool – wonderful weather to pair up with their pumpkin themed decor. Which, by the way, was masterfully done by Kittleberger Florist.

Rachel was surrounded by her team of girls who were sweet and smiley the whole day. And the bride herself wore this enormous grin on her face the entire day as well – she was all joy. It was so wonderful to be around.

Dan is a quiet, kind, and easy-going guy who absolutely adores Rachel. They have this goofy, playful relationship with one another that had me smiling all day – so much so, my cheeks got a workout. I shot their engagement session last year and I had been looking forward to shooting their wedding ever since. It totally didn’t disappoint.

Their friends and family are warm, happy, and super friendly. You just feel so at home with them. It was an absolute honor for me to spend the day with this group celebrating Dan and Rachel’s love.

You two are so sweet and have so much joy that you easily share with those around you. Keep your laid-back, playful, kind-hearted love focused on one another and you’ll have no trouble making this a marriage that lasts forever. And Rachel, never stop smiling, girl. You’ve got a killer grin that is so contagious – it’s seriously the best. Congratulations to you!

  • Venue: Clubhouse at Durand Eastman Park
  • Hair and Makeup: Solutions Spa
  • Second Photographer: Julie Hong
  • DJ: Whirlin’ Disc DJs
  • Florist: Kittlebergers, Lisa Meyer
  • Catering: Madeline’s
  • Cupcakes: Sinful Sweets
  • Wedding Planner: Pauleen Vacca

Maternity: Evan + Jamie

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