This photo shoot was so much fun! There aren’t many shoots where you cross a stream with all of your gear in tow, to get to the perfect location. It was totally worth the risk!
This day was so special. Not only was the couple super sweet, but there were also cute kids, and two adorable PUGS! Yes, the couple let their pugs be part of the celebration (YAY!) I love when couples break the norm, and do whatever makes them happy. I am so glad I got to be a part of this day.
April 30th, I attended the Cultured Workshop. A workshop that focuses on learning about the customs and traditions of other cultures. This workshop was called Lucky in Love, and it concentrated on Chinese weddings. It was such an amazing day a of learning! We spent part of the day photographing two wonderful “couples” as they experienced all of the different aspects of a Chinese Wedding.
Thanks to the amazing team that made this shoot a huge success
All images photographed at The Cultured Wedding Workshop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania at Linwood Estates | Creative Direction & Styling: Timbrel Chyatee assisted by The JDK Group | Lead Photographer: Katy Trefry Photography | CoLead Photographer: Garnet Dahlia | Floral Design: JDK | Makeup: Talitha Collado | Hair: Anna Cecchi Smith | Gown: In White & Lush Bazaar | Suit: Central PA Tuxedo & Lush Bazaar| Ring Boxes: The Mrs.Box | Table setting: JDK | Tablecloth: Special Occasions On Queen Street | Napkins & Table Runner: Special Occasions On Queen Street | Paper Suits: Typothecary Letterpress & AUCLA| Cake: The Couture Cakery | Jewlery: Ream Jewelers | Headshots: Heike Martin Photography
I wish every couple wanted to do an engagement session. I just adore them. They are such a great way for me to get to know the couple, and for the couple to learn what to expect on their wedding day. It gives them a chance to get more comfortable in front of the camera, and to experiment with what works best. It is also just fun to wander around a location that is special to them, whether it is where they met, or where they like to have brunch on the weekends. When your wedding day comes, you will be happy you did it!
I love a First Look. Honestly, it can be one of my favorite events of a wedding day. Not only does it provide an opportunity for beautiful images, it gives a couple a slight breath in the day, a moment, where just the two of them, get to stop and take it all in. It is intimate, emotional, and just plain magic! I love watching a couple see each other for the first time, and witnessing their wedding day jitters just melt away. It really is the best. It also gives the ability to take some group/couple photos before the ceremony, freeing up some time for the couple to enjoy their guests at cocktail hour. (Doesn’t that sound nice?)
It snowed A LOT before this engagement session in Berks County, but we decided to keep moving with our shoot, no matter how deep the snow was. We spent the afternoon exploring the location where the couple is actually getting married, South Mountain Camp (How fun is that?), and we laughed and laughed and laughed. I cannot wait for this wedding!
Natalie and Jonah share such a sweet love. There is such an ease in their relationship, making it a true joy to photograph them. We spent the evening wandering around Jersey City, where they now call home, and explored their favorite streets and murals. It was such a blast! I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in November.