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The Levin Family | The Landon School | Maryland

I’ve said this many times before, but one of the coolest things about photographing families, is you get to watch them grow! The first time I photographed this family I’m about to introduce you to, Ian was practically a newborn! Now he’s walking and laughing and so full of that little boy personality! It is such a joy to be able to photograph families throughout the beautiful stages of life:)

I met the Levin Family at The Landon School in Maryland. I LOVE the colors Amanda chose for their sweet family, because it fit perfectly with the black-shuttered house backdrop and little red wagon that we decided to use for the shoot! I love Brady and Ian’s growing personalities- this family is so full of love and joy! Take a look at their late summer shoot:)

So sweet :)

So sweet :)


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that smile!

that smile!


Love this one :)

Love this one :)


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They loved climbing that ladder!

They loved climbing that ladder!


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favorite :)

favorite:)

Happy Friday!!!!

Erin & Russell | Philadelphia Wedding

This wedding I’m about to share with you is from way back in June- so I am excited to finally get to share it with you on this still very new blog!

Allow me to introduce to you Erin and Russell! I first met Erin at her friend Leslie’s wedding I photographed last summer! Erin and I actually both attended the same college, so when discussing engagement locations, we decided upon our alma mater for the shots! It was then that I got to know Erin and Russell as a couple:)They are the best of friends and it was SO awesome to watch them interact with each other. This wonderful pair got married in the church where they first met, and it was such an incredibly joyful day. Erin’s dad is a pastor, so he officiated the service- making the ceremony even more special. Erin and Russell’s bright yellow and blue colors complimented the sunny June day they were married on- as well as their excitement for finally becoming Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lafferty!

Congratulations, Erin and Russell! Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful day:)

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Erin's mom made custom monogramed bags for each of the bridesmaids :)

Erin’s mom made custom monogramed bags for each of the bridesmaids :)


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sweet flowergirl!

sweet flowergirl!


Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!


Here comes the bride...

Here comes the bride…


Married!

Married!


So so happy!

So so happy!


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I love sibling shots :)

I love sibling shots :)


I loved the location Erin and Russell picked for the bridal party portraits!

I loved the location Erin and Russell picked for the bridal party portraits!


So bright and joyful :)

So bright and joyful :)


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Haha :)

Haha :)


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Love love!

Love love!


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Love their cake toppers!

Love their cake toppers!


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Erin and her dad choreographed their own dance :)

Erin and her dad choreographed their own dance :)


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Ceremony Location || Leverington Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue || Spring Mill Ballroom
Photographer Assistant || Megan Chase Photography

Happy Thursday, Friends!

October 17, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Kathy - Love the flowers and color scheme. Beautiful wedding!

October 18, 2013 - 12:21 am

Erin Barlow Lafferty - Thanks so much Sarah! They turned out so well :)

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Beth Keefer - LOve this! Great pics!

October 18, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Heather Mellott - great pics.

Sarah & David | Ostertag Vistas Wedding | Myersville, MD

When I first met Sarah and David at their engagement session back in July, I remember being struck by how adorably in love they are. Sarah makes David light up with obvious joy, and David makes Sarah giddy with that scrunched nose kind of smile. It is such a tremendous joy to capture.

Sarah and David got married at the beautiful Ostertag Vistas on a gorgeous late summer day. Full of rich purple and grey details, their wedding was personal and precious. Sweet details like the date of this special day embroidered into the bottom inside of Sarah’s dress, mason jars with pictures of loved ones used as centerpieces, and cake toppers made by David himself, made Sarah and David’s day unique to them.

David and Sarah chose to pray together before their wedding on opposite sides of a door frame, and it was wonderful to witness this couple putting God at the center of one of the most important day of their lives.

Mr. and Mrs. David See:), It was such a pleasure photographing your special day- I cannot wait to see the many ways that God blesses your marriage!

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I LOVE Sarah's excitement!

I LOVE Sarah’s excitement!


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Sarah and David both paused for prayer with their bridesmaids and groomsmen before the ceremony

Sarah and David both paused for prayer with their bridesmaids and groomsmen before the ceremony


Sweet prayer time before their vows!

Sweet prayer time before their vows!


the cutest ring bearer!

the cutest ring bearer!


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:):)


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Married!!!!

Married!!!!


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SOOOO excited

SOOOO excited


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Gorgeous bridal party!

Gorgeous bridal party!


beautiful girls

beautiful girls


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All the groomsmen wore grey chucks!

All the groomsmen wore grey chucks!


some of the best jumping shots ever!

some of the best jumping shots ever!


Love these sibling shots

Love these sibling shots


i LOVE this one of Sarah and her sweet grandparents

i LOVE this one of Sarah and her sweet grandparents


Engraved pocket knives for the groomsmen and Sarah's dad even wore chucks!

Engraved pocket knives for the groomsmen and Sarah’s dad even wore chucks!



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So sweet :)

So sweet :)


Sarah and her mom did a first dance, too!

Sarah and her mom did a first dance, too!


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:)


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David made those cake toppers!

David made those cake toppers!


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Both David and Sarah's grandparents have been married over 50 years! Loved witnessing their love!

Both David and Sarah’s grandparents have been married over 50 years! Loved witnessing their love!


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Taking advantage of the gorgeous venue for dusk shots :)

Taking advantage of the gorgeous venue for dusk shots :)


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Willow Trees!!! <3

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Venue || Ostertag Vistas
Photography Assistant || Megan Chase Photography

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

October 16, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Jennifer Arnold - LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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Laura - Love this wedding and all the great details including those old keys with the rings!

October 16, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Dolores Langley - To see these pictures is such a joy and great excitement. Everyone is beautiful. Love the ones with your MOM!!!! So HAPPY……

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Brea - YAY! I love Ostertag! I swear I know NO ONE other than me who has shot there. This is amazing and I loved seeing the venue through your eyes! This makes me really excited to go back there next October.

October 16, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Dani - Oh that willow tree. It just begs there to be a beautiful couple underneath it – so glad you did just that!!! Beautiful wedding!

October 17, 2013 - 12:33 am

Thom Walker - A grand and glorious day. Let’s do it again in 50 years….make that 20.

October 17, 2013 - 5:35 am

Jeanne Beans - Rejoicing with you!!! God’s blessings, David and Sarah! OX

Featured!

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When I entered the world of wedding and portrait photography- I often heard the word “featured”, and I had no idea what it meant. But, after blog stalking my favorite photographers, and investing in one of Katelyn James’ fabulous mentoring sessions, I learned that features are an awesome way to get your name out there and a way to showcase your work. Turns out, there are hundreds of wedding and portrait blogs out there that brides and families check out to gain inspiration as well as to find photographers! Katelyn introduced me to Two Bright Lights, an awesome website that allows you to submit all your photo work in a simple and fast way. Soon after learning about TBL- I began to integrate submissions into my work flow. Edit, deliver, submit!

This whole process has taken some getting used to- but, it has been a wonderful learning and growing experience for me and this little photo business:)I’ve learned all about the different wedding blogs, and have dreams of being featured or published in some of my favorite blogs and/or magazines someday! One can dream, right?!

Here’s a look at my first features! I love all of these blogs, and I’m so honored to have been featured in each of them!

Jen and David's Town and Country Engagement

Jen and David’s Town and Country Engagement


Megan and Brian's DC Engagment

Megan and Brian’s DC Engagment


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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

October 12, 2013 - 2:13 am

Katelyn James - you go girl!!!!!!xoxo

Jen’s Mustache Bridal Shower

If you don’t already know my friend Jen- then you should get to know her. She will brighten your day with her witty puns and joyful presence. She is a delight to be around, and I am so thankful that Jen is one of my very best friends. She is one of the most loving people I know- and I am SO excited to be photographing her and her wonderful fiancé’s wedding in November!

This past Saturday was Jen’s bridal shower- and the theme was incredibly adorable, and perfect for Jen’s playful personality. The theme centered around mustache’s- and my goodness, were the decorations clever! Jen’s amazing maid of honor, Dawn, and one of the most creative ladies I know, Mary, worked hard to put this darling DIY shower together. I can’t get enough of the little details and the way that they incorporated the theme into games, centerpieces, and refreshments. Have a look for yourself!

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LOVED the cake pop centerpieces!

LOVED the cake pop centerpieces!


Jen's mom surprised her on the day of the shower!

Jen’s mom surprised her on the day of the shower!


"pin" the stache on David! So clever!

“pin” the stache on David! So clever!

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The "Kissing" Booth! Love it.

The “Kissing” Booth! Love it.


Free date, Cheap date, Expensive date

Free date, Cheap date, Expensive date


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haha so fun!

haha so fun!


Jen's Favorite verse. So perfect for her to receive her gifts

Jen’s Favorite verse. So perfect for her to receive her gifts


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Silly silly bridesmaids

Silly silly bridesmaids


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Ridiculously adorable, right?! Just you wait for the wedding!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!

October 8, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Jennifer Arnold - YAY Also thanks to Brittney Megan Schjolin!!! These pictures are awesome, thanks for being there Sarah!