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As I approached the hotel room door, I could hear music and laughter. When the maid of honor opened the door, she smiled broadly as she pointed to the back corner of the room. Sitting near a courtyard window, Katie was having the finishing touches put on her hair and makeup. As I approached to take the first photos of the day, I could see the twinkle in her eyes. This was her day.

Throughout the morning and into the night, I took in the relationships around me, gauged emotions, studied details and honed in on the things that would mean the most to Scott and Katie. In doing so I was taken by the beauty of love. Not just theirs, but between all of the people surrounding them. There is a lot to be said for the ties that come from being flesh and blood family, yet family comes in many shapes and forms. Some of the strongest ties form between those who choose their own family members.

With larger than life personalities, Scott and Katie continued the laughter from the morning throughout the day. From a tearful walk down the aisle at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bellwood, to spectacular bridal party photos in a back Altoona alley, to the impeccably decorated reception hall at The Casino at Lakemont, there was joy and celebration from sun up to sun down. A sign outside the ballroom doors stated, “Now it is time to celebrate and dance on the tables.” Well stated, well deserved and well played out.

In The Casino at Lakemont, cocktail hour was held in the Soho room. Dinner and dancing followed in the Grand Ballroom which was decorated in an understated blue and white theme with a rainbow of florals in every area of the building. Guests were treated to great music, incredible food and a spectacular display of hospitality including an ice cream bar by SubZero.

My three favorite things from Katie and Scott’s wedding day were:

  1. The way Katie’s bridesmaids jumped out of their seats to join her on the dance floor as soon as open dancing began. I could see these girls were her soul sisters.
  2. The first dance. It was a traditional slow dance that “accidentally” was cut short and replaced by “500 Miles.” Katie and Scott had a fun choreographed dance to the second part of the song. Knowing how important the details of her big day were to Katie, I thoroughly enjoyed the audible gasp coming from their guests when the slow dance ended with a scratching record sound. As Katie spun around to question the DJ on the issue, everyone was on edge waiting for the response. (Eric from Nittany Entertainment nailed his part, BTW.) Their surprise dance could not have been executed any more perfectly. It was so much fun to watch!
  3. The love that Scott has for his bride. He rolls with the punches that Katie pulls, is a lot of fun hang out with and is an all around great guy. I am so happy to have him move to Bellwood and become a part of my community!

Congratulations to an incredible couple. May all your days be filled with fun, love and laughter!

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Katie and Scott’s wedding contributors include:

Ceremony + Reception : The Casino at Lakemont in Altoona

Hair : Barbi Burns

Make up Artist : Brittany Beam

Cake : Lisa Becker

DJ : Eric from Nittany Entertainment

Wedding Gown : The Bridal Suite

Bridesmaids Dresses : Diamond Bridal

Tuxedos : Mens Wearhouse

Thank you to my second shooter, Amanda, for working along side me!

Lindsey and Ricky got married at the historic Bedford Springs in a gorgeous fall wedding. Every detail of the ceremony spoke of love and the reception, well, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. As my second shooter and I captured every last moment of the day, we kept commenting to each other on it’s beauty. I am truly excited to share this collection with you!

As a runner myself, one of my favorite parts of the day was the subtle underlying running theme throughout the decorations and reception. The guests found their table number via medals, their card box was covered in running bibs from races they ran together, the table centerpieces featured photos of Ricky and Lindsey at races and the table numbers themselves were actually labeled as corrals.  There were even cookies shaped like sneakers in the color of their own shoes!  The best part of the running decor, however, was the cake topper.  Scroll down to see the cutest topper ever!

Enjoy these gorgeous photos from their outdoor ceremony at one of the most beautiful venues in Blair County and one heck of a wedding reception! Congratulations to Lindsey and Ricky on their new marriage!

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Lindsey and her father had a first look together in the suite. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room.

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And then they jumped into the pool. 😉

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Lindsey and Ricky’s wedding contributors include:

Ceremony + Reception : The Historic Bedford Springs Resort

Hair : Looks Hair Salon

DJ : Jeremy Ganss Productions

Thank you to my second shooter, Amanda for working along side me!

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How about this for an end-of-summer arboretum wedding?! Ann and Ted found the perfect location for their wedding ceremony, nestled among the flora that they adore. Their love for the gardens, florals and the outdoors made the Penn State Arboretum the perfect choice for this artistic couple. I am beaming to have gotten the opportunity to capture this day for them. From their nuptials beneath the poplar grove, stunning orchid bouquets and their flawless look, these two literally brought tears to my eyes at the start of the ceremony. This was the first time that I got to see the bride for the first time, alongside the groom! Capturing the look and feel of a “secret garden” was my desire as I documented their ceremony and portraits inside the Arboretum.  Being artists themselves, the photography was planned around the best light of the day so, everything outdoors took place during the golden hour, making every glorious color just pop.

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Ann and Ted’s wedding contributors include:

Ceremony : The Penn State Arboretum

Reception : The Penn Stater, Innovation Park, State College

Hair : Looks Hair Salon

Florist : Woodrings

Cake : The Penn Stater

DJ : Mint DJ Events

Thank you to my second shooter, Amanda for working along side me!

I had the honor of photographing Amanda and her family to document the last month before her next baby girl is born. Not only is Amanda my second shooter, but one of the most beautiful women I know. Gorgeous inside and out, she has a heart for God, a creative eye and a thoughtful spirit. I was happy to meet her first in a Bible study, then got to know her even better when she took my photography class.  Eventually a friendship developed that has been a treasured blessing to me.

Join me in celebrating a wonderful family, a fabulous mother, an incredible artist and this sweet little girl soon to make her way into the world!  We headed through the rivers and into the woods to create a magical woodland collection!  Enjoy!!!

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