brittany & gabe part one….sigh….


it starts with a sigh, and many more to follow!

from brittany getting ready in her childhood bedroom in her parent's beautiful period home, to the scenic backdrop for their pictures together at gabe's parent's home.

it's sigh sigh siiiiggghhhhhh…..

enjoy this part one of brittany and gabe's gorgeous wedding!

(and britt, it's part one, bc i can't make you wait any longer to see images, and i've been home for more than two consecutive days to work on them!)


i couldn't decide between these two shots…so i posted both :)!





britt's daddy seeing her for the first time.  yes, i cried too.


that little dolly standing on the chair would be this girl's niece!

oh wait…sigh!





it's been a few pics since a sigh….

sigh sigh 

many more to come…and yes, even more sighs!


mr. & mrs. mcnally…it was out of the park!

what a crazy, super busy few months!  

i'm catching up on my blogging today, and absolutely have to showcase this beautiful wedding.  

i've know the fatula family for years…in fact, i remember when tara was born!  (scary!)  so it sure was a thrill to be able to share in this special couple's gorgeous day.  

and after a few pre-wedding mishaps (ummm, the wedding venue burning down, and then a double booking of another!), this couple scored a final home run for their big day….it could not have been any more perfect!  (note: tara & matt are huge pittsburgh pirate fans!)

enjoy this classy, fun, ga ga gorgeous wedding - and congrats mr & mrs mcnally! 

tara's parents' wedding album was on display as she prepared for her big day :)

1st look at the BRIDE!!!! 

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i guess there's only one  thing left to say…."RAISE IT!"  :)

i'm saying yes :)

i am always asked if i will teach photography, and also wedding photography.  

i never considered myself "teacher material", until i started to teach…and guess what?  i love it!  i love to share my passion, my crazy ideas, and all that i have learned over my career in photography.  

and now, i am teaching my very first wedding workshop.  eeeek!

Spots are limited….you must pre-register!

thinking of ivory soap & j crew…the lykens family

all american?

ivory soap?

j crew?

honestly, could there be a fresher, sweet, cute as a button, classic, but beyond beautiful family out there?


and in case you didn't put it together, this sweetie

was our gorgeous model for our last glamour workshop!  (and will be for our next!)

and their beautiful video with all of their images :))

waterfalls, 4 wheelers, mud and love, OH MY!

i had the wonderful opportunity to meet megan the first time, i believe at ross…or was it cvs?  anyway, i had heard SOOOOO much about this girl from her big brother ryan (mr. pennsylvania teacher of the year), but had never met her.  i'm sure we sd "hello", but then we immediately hugged.  that's the connection we had right away through ryan, but also between us.  

fast forward a couple of years, and a newly engaged megan, and i found myself at her parent's beautiful property in brockway to shoot her engagement photos.  

megan and tom are a blast!!!  

in an easy going, fun, carefree, outdoorsy kind of way (i'm sure you know exactly what i mean now! he he he)

megan and tom's dog, oakley joined us on the shoot for awhile!

he was TOTALLY into the shoot and the romance as you can see!  he he he

can you believe this view?  so beautiful it  took my breath away!

THEN, megan and tom pulled out the 4 wheelers.  i have never been on a 4 wheeler!  oh my gosh, it's the new thing i want!  SOOOO much fun.  i can't wait to do it again without my camera around my neck so i can get the REAL experience!

see the lovely, "water" behind them???  it's s huge mud hole! :))) can you believe mud could look so pretty??


to top off the night, we headed to a friend's private beach.  

it was windy and a bit chilly, but that only makes it cozier for the pictures huh? :)

megan and tom, i ADORE you and your beautiful family.  i'm so excited and so honored to walk this exciting time of your life with you!  mmwwaaah!