Backyard Engagement Session | Liz + Justin

I had such a wonderful time working with Liz and Justin during their backyard engagement session a few weeks ago in Bloomsburg, PA.  I love when I get to work with my wedding clients close to their wedding dates because it typically sets the tone a little bit for their actual wedding day, gets any jitters out, and it's a relaxed environment.  When it comes to the men, I often find that they feel like they're being 'dragged along' or forced into doing the engagement session, and they really aren't interested in any more photos of them than absolutely necessary.  I have to say, though, usually by the end of the session I can get a good smile out of them.  Whether it's because they think I'm absolutely crazy or that I actually get them to loosen up and {almost} have a little bit of fun is yet to be determined.  For their engagement session, this couple chose to shoot on their property which was a few acres of paradise nestled between a Christmas Tree farm and some massive power lines, overlooking the valley below.  Oh and they had a transformer car- what's not to love?!  Well, a yellow Camaro, anyway.  I might not know much about cars but I am pretty sure that this car looked exactly like Bumble Bee!  I couldn't have asked for a better location to get them to loosen up in front of the camera than their own backyard!  Justin and Liz were such a pleasure to work with and I am so looking forward to getting to work with them on their wedding day next month at Rolling Pines in Bloomsburg, PA.  Thank you so much for a wonderful session!backyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographerbackyard-engagement-bloomsburg-photographer  

The Barn at Hidden Acres Wedding Bloomsburg, PA | Ashleigh + Michael

Nothing makes me happier than seeing a family come together through a wedding.  And that is exactly what happened during Ashleigh + Michael's Bloomsburg, PA wedding at The Barn at Hidden Acres.  Yes, the colors were gorgeous, the florals were to die for, the games were fun, and the dancing was epic.  For me, however, just watching the bond between Ashleigh and Michael unfold throughout the day and the joy of their daughter made the entire day one of the most precious weddings for me to have the opportunity to document. My favorite thing about Ashleigh and Michael is how obvious it is that Michael just adores Ashleigh.  The best part is that she might not even know how much, but it's plain to see in these images how much joy there is amongst this pair.  After hearing Ashleigh's father's toast, and reading over their questionnaire, I learned that Michael pursued Ashleigh for quite some time while the pair coached Lewisburg Area High School Girls Track and Field together.  It is rumored that Michael even ironed her clothes every night for two weeks, with Ashleigh still somewhat oblivious to the fact that Michael had feelings for her.  Michael, some words of advice... don't ever stop trying to win her heart!

Fast forward one year... and here they are, at their gorgeous Vintage Romantic wedding.  The couple chose to focus on celebrating not only the love they have for each other, but their love for their family and friends as well.  The outdoor ceremony was followed by a fun barn reception complete with lawn games and tons of dancing.  Each table featured a floral centerpiece with a combination of Cream spider mums, peach garden roses, Ivory Waxflower, Ivory Spray Roses, and minimal greens consisting of Dusty Miller and Italian Ruscus.  A favorite love quote chosen by the bride and groom on champagne stock and lace table coverings completed the romantic look.   After dinner there was a late night snack that was personalized for the bride and groom. It consisted of soft pretzels and they called them Wetzel’s pretzels (for the bride) and Philly cheesesteaks (for the groom, because he grew up outside of Philadelphia, cheesesteak capitol).

Congratulations Ashleigh, Michael (and Baylee)!  I wish you the best of luck in the future.  Your wedding was simply beautiful.

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