Friday, March 28, 2014

Kara and Zach | Engaged!


Zach and Kara's
engagement session in Jim Thorpe

Although Kara and Zach are now somewhat local, they had to go all the way to Ohio to meet for the first time. This very sweet couple have a lot in common, including a shared interest in photography. They came to the session with a cool old suit case that made for an interesting prop at the train station. We are so glad they found us and we're looking forward to shooting their big day later this spring! Scroll on to check out some of our favorite photos from the session. 













Monday, March 24, 2014

Amanda and Shane | Engaged!

Amanda and Shane's
engagement session in Jim Thorpe

Amanda and Shane came to see us in Jim Thorpe on a chilly weekend in February. They made a romantic getaway out of the trip and stayed in town at the Gilded Cupid, one of our favorite B&Bs in Jim Thorpe. Josh shot this one, but I got to spend some time chatting with them the night before the shoot when they came out to see our band play. Amanda and Shane are both incredibly kind and very sweet with one another. They ended up together because their fathers are long time friends and sparks flew when they met up at a Penn State tailgate party. Shane is an avid hunter and since Amanda enjoys shooting bow with him, they brought along their archery gear for part of the shoot. Scroll on to check out some of our favorite photos from the session!


















Friday, March 7, 2014

Donna and John's wedding at Woodloch

Donna and John's
snowy winter wedding at Woodloch

What fun! A snowy Valentine's Day-weekend wedding and family getaway in the Pocono Mountains. It was pretty magical. Donna and John's wedding was unique for many reasons, but clearly their age helped set this wedding apart from others we've photographed. As the priest said during the ceremony, many people would consider it a waste of time to throw a big party or get married at all at their stage in life. But these two felt otherwise. Finding love is difficult at any age, but once you have, what you decide to do with it makes all the difference.

While in the planning stages of the wedding, Donna had this to say:
This won't be a traditional wedding as we are both seniors (John is 77 and I am 62) and we feel that we have been brought together in this universe by some greater power. We were meant to be together. This will be a celebration of life and living it to the fullest.
So they planned a fun-filled weekend with their nearest and dearest at Woodloch Resort in Hawley. Their ceremony was on Saturday and the reception on Sunday. John is Catholic and he wanted to celebrate the marriage with a full mass. Donna chose two purple gowns for the occasion (one for each day) and the color looked great with her silver hair and shoes. She is an equestrian so it was especially fitting that we stopped by a stable for portraits and that she arrived at the reception via horse and buggy. The photo-bombing antics of John's grandchildren the day before were just a preview of the fun to come! Check out Donna and John's photo booth we set up at the reception for more portraits and tomfoolery.

We were glad to have had the opportunity to meet the bride and groom before the wedding weekend for their engagement session in Jim Thorpe. We knew in advance that Donna and John are very sweet together. They are both so easy going and have a great sense of humor. We had a blast shooting with them! To see them in action together is all the proof you need that they have something worth celebrating. Scroll on to view our favorite photos from the day!

Credits: Wedding at Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Hawley, PA. Wedding reception at Woodloch Pines Resort, The Inn at Woodloch. Wedding cake by Woodloch Pines Catering. Wedding flowers by Michael's House of Flowers. Hair and make-up by Apple Day Spa (Saturday) and Woodloch Spa (Sunday). Entertainment by Frankie Carll.