Lesley & Christopher | The Lands at Hillside Farms Engagement

Lesley & Christopher are one of those easy going couples that you'd like to know. They love to be outdoors no matter the season, so we ventured to a few locations in the Dallas area, including The Lands at Hillside Farms for their engagement session!  They did an amazing job scouting locations prior to our session, and I think the locations they chose ultimately are so fitting for their lifestyle.  That old greenhouse at Hillside Farms is amazing! Lesley's choice of blue as the main palette for her outfits was a great choice for the session.  I just love the pop of color it adds to her images but it's not distracting from the beauty of the natural surroundings of their session in any way.  She also has the bluest eyes, so it really is so complimentary for her!  I always recommend blue as an excellent color for wardrobe options.

Congratulations Lesley & Christopher!  I'm so looking forward to working with you again at your October wedding.

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http://www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania and serving the surrounding areas of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, including Bloomsburg, Benton, Berwick, Red Rock, Stillwater, Danville, Lewisburg, Hunlock Creek, Sweet Valley, Dallas and surrounding areas.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

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Shades of Purple and Succulents Wedding Inspiration | The Lodge at Raven Creek

Sometimes it's important to get together with other wedding vendors and creatives and come up with something completely your own!  We love collaborating with other creatives and teaming up to create dream day inspiration for our clients.  That's exactly what we did for this Spring Editorial at one of our favorite new wedding venues, The Lodge at Raven Creek.  This shades of purple and succulents wedding inspiration was crafted by a team of amazing vendors who we can't thank enough for making this 'dream' a reality! I teamed up with Brooke from the Lodge at Raven Creek to create a garden themed vision.  We are both big into succulents as well as saturated colors that we aren't seeing a ton of right now, but that make such a statement on your wedding day!  The living succulents are so great to utilize on your wedding day; think giving away your centerpieces or using them to start your own succulent garden as you embark on the rest of your lives together... what a great concept!  Our beautiful bouquets were put together by Monzie's Floral.  We also purchased succulents, moss and greens and created the table scape ourselves from our own vision!

We combined a pop of fuscia with a more subtle lavender and a deeper purple to create a gradient effect with the gorgeous gowns from Exclusively You in Bloomsburg.  The wedding gown, also from Exclusively You, is a gorgeous etherial look, with a beautiful lace bodice (which buttons up the whole back) and a tulle skirt.  Luke & Rachel from Venus Salon & Day Spa polished off our look with flawless hair and makeup, keeping with the tousled, Garden Party look.

Our look was pulled together with some gorgeous details featuring hand calligraphy by Flourish Grace (seriously, wait until you see those invitations), as well as the perfect little 'naked' cake, adorned with a few succulents to tie everything together.  Enjoy!

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The gorgeous film by Carden's Film:

https://vimeo.com/164788544

The Vendors

Venue: The Lodge at Raven Creek | Benton, PA

Gowns: Exclusively You | Bloomsburg, PA

Hair & Makeup: Venus Salon & Day Spa | Bloomsburg, PA

Bouquets: Monzie's Floral | Tunkhannock, PA

Invitations, Cake, Calligraphy: Flourish Grace | Mountain Top, PA

Farm Table/Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Berwick, PA

Videographer: Carden's Film

Styling: Brooke Nickles & Nicole DuMond

Assistant: Megan Ikeler

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania and serving the surrounding areas of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, including Bloomsburg, Benton, Berwick, Red Rock, Stillwater, Danville, Lewisburg, Hunlock Creek, Sweet Valley, and surrounding areas.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View more weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

Follow Nicole DuMond Photography on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/nicolemichelledumond

Jessica & Cody | Shickshinny Engagement Session

It's hard to imagine right now that just a week or so ago we were having steady 60 and 70 degree days... come back warm Spring air!  We took advantage of one of those gorgeous days for Jessica & Cody's Shickshinny engagement session on their beautiful property where they are planning their backyard wedding this summer!  I'm so excited to see this property in all it's glory once things are in bloom and the trees are green.  Congratulations Jessica & Cody... I can't wait to see all of your hard work in August! shickshinny-engagement 5shickshinny-engagement 4shickshinny-engagement 3shickshinny-engagement 2shickshinny-engagement 1shickshinny-engagement 6shickshinny-engagement 7shickshinny-engagement 15shickshinny-engagement 8shickshinny-engagement 10shickshinny-engagement 11shickshinny-engagement 16shickshinny-engagement 12shickshinny-engagement 13shickshinny-engagement 14shickshinny-engagement 17shickshinny-engagement 9