Hibernia Park Bohemian Bridal Styled Shoot

erica was an absolute life saver! i had this amazing shoot planned for weeks. i had heard so much about supply company in lancaster and i was counting down the days until their photographer’s open house even at the end of the month. i had a beautiful model lined up, a dreamy dress and gorgeous flowers but then… i realized at 11 o’clock the night before the shoot the dress had never arrived in the mail. i triple checked the mail and all the doors. one of my nightmares was coming true. i didn’t want to let down the model, the florist and myself. i tried everything. would the model fit into my BHLDN engagement dress? would a mother model be able to fit in it? could i swing by a bridal shop first thing in the morning and pick up another dress? would the original dress arrive first thing in morning? could me or my sister model the dress instead? no. no. and no. i messaged so many people and after searching until i could barley stay awake i just decided to cancel the entire shoot. the dress arrived saturday evening and i decided to try to pull together another shoot before my scheduled mini sessions sunday afternoon. everyone was so incredibly helpful and sympathetic. thank you erica for being a tall beautiful person, thank you gypsy bride and kati mac florals for being so so understanding and willing to go with flow! i’ve learn through this that styled shoots can be absolutely insanely crazy but man was that stress worth it for this!

julia + dan | 8.4.18

avonlea farm | phoenixville, pa

omg julia and dan. i could just swoon over these pictures all the day long. its always an honor to capture a wedding day! i seriously love all my brides and grooms who intrust me to capture and play a significant role in their wedding day. but, this wedding was extra special because julia has been such a dear and close friend since we were in high school. she is such a gem and has been a huge blessing in my life. she was one of my bridesmaids and i was really really excited to document her and dan’s wedding. so without further ado here are some of my favorite portraits from august 4th, 2018.

i mean seriously, i love how excited they were to be married. they just couldn’t hold it in!

so thankful for this couple and all they do for their family, friends, each other and the Lord. its a truly beautiful story and i’ll cherish this day for years and years to come. congratulations mr. and mrs. madison! love you both to pieces!

dress | heritage gown by BHLDN

flowers | shelly carey

hair | hair by lia welch

makeup | makeup by shanna gabrielle

sabina & nick

cape may beach, nj

sabina and nick were stuck in traffic as i waited for almost an hour watching the golden light disappearing. hoping that they would arrive just as the clouds would break for this sunset session. but somehow it seemed like the sun was setting fast and more clouds were appearing. but they made it! you can never underestimate the power of the last bit of light there is.