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Looking Back at 2020

I was asked recently what my favorite part of 2020 was. That question threw me, I hadn’t really thought of my “favorite part.” So I asked you all on social media for your answers to that question, and I got numerous responses like: new relationships, restored relationships, new jobs, getting married, etc. I was overjoyed […]

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It’s no secret this has been an emotional year. When the shut down began in March, we were overwhelmed with emotions. Through the whirlwind, my heart was only focused on one thing: my brides & grooms. My friends who had been planning their dream wedding for months–in moments those dreams were shattered. I felt helpless. […]

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As their Matron of Honor stated in her speech, Kaitlyn & Dave have a “gag me with a spoon type love.” Their love is infectious. Their love is pure. These two quickly stole my heart in our first meeting together when Kaitlyn and I realized that one of the many things we have in common […]

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When I got off the first FaceTime call with Breanna & Kody my face hurt because I was smiling so much! Breanna is such a sweetheart. Our first conversation was so easy and light-hearted– all I remember is laughing a lot on that call! I knew right away she was a #AshleyElizabethBride and working with […]

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Bride and Groom Sunset Portrait

Rebecca & Aaron were one of many couples affected by COVID. Their special day originally should have been in July. But if you ask me, the Lord blessed their mess, (and blessed the forecast!) because their wedding day was perfect! Just see for yourself! 😍 This sweet couple met through Rebecca’s brother. According to many […]

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Cue the happy tears! On Sara & Alex’s wedding day, there was a heart felt moment that I have to highlight, that made the whole day much more unique and special. Alex’s mother surprised him with custom-made cufflinks in memory of his grandfather that had passed away. Since Alex was very close with his grandfather, […]

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The best part about my job is the connections and friendships I make along the way. And I’m so thankful to be friends with Brittany and Rosendo. Though I’ve only known Brittany and Rosendo for a short time, it feels like forever because of the friendship that has been built during their season of engagement. […]

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Speeches! I love a good speech! The ones that make you laugh and cry all at the same time, those are the best. The best part of a wedding day are the vows and the best man & maid of honor speeches! The words spoke during vows portray the love a couple has for one […]

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Some things just stay in the family… like their photographer! Haha! After capturing Joey’s sister, Katie’s, wedding last fall, I’m so excited to spend more time with this great family and capture Kim and Joey’s September wedding next year at Wild Goose Farm! Kim has a very kind heart– I could tell from the moment […]

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Is it appropriate for your wedding photographer to bawl her eyes out during the ceremony?… Asking for a friend… Diane and Issac’s wedding at Green Meadows Farm was nothing short of a fairytale! When I met these two in February during their engagement session, I knew what they had between them was pure and electric. […]

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Tori & Caleb have this movie kind of love 🥰 I’m a hopeless romantic. And anyone else who is obsessed with Nicholas Sparks and/or Hallmark, you know what movie kind of love I’m talk about! Spend 5 minutes with Tori & Caleb and you’ll think you’re watching a romantic movie. The way they look at […]

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I ruined Mike’s outfit within the first photo… What a way to start a session at the beautiful Historic Ashland, that both of us traveled a good distance for! (slams hand into head). Thankfully he’s a forgiving guy. And my posing had to get more strategic during their session to hide the mistake I made. […]

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Brittany and Rosendo's engagement

Brittany & Rosendo are the epitome of clients becoming great friends! I love these two and I can’t wait for you to see their beautiful engagement portraits–which feels like it took an eternity to finally get done!! Brittany and I clicked instantly when we met for the first time in early 2019. We did a […]

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Never would they ever have imagined this would happen. A senior year without end-of-year banquets and ceremonies, sports team senior nights and the worst of all… graduation and senior prom! Monique’s mom told me about the plan she was orchestrating– a prom for her daughter and closest friends to try and salvage their senior year […]

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Cindy’s vibrant smile becomes infectious after just one glance. Her energy was so joyous! It was great spending time with Cindy for her senior session, at my alma mater, Shepherd University. With everything going on in the world, this beautiful soul keeps shining! She embraced the beauty of graduating in every image of our session! […]

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2020 weddings are the definition of love conquering all. Whether you’re a bride who is postponing to another date, or just doing an intimate ceremony with only your family present– your love is not postponed! A full wedding may be postponed, but not the love that you share! Any 2020 bride who is going through […]

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I woke up one Saturday morning with a message from Carmen saying she had a last minute idea to celebrate her and her husband’s anniversary. She had her dresses and flowers ready to go and all she needed was a photographer! So we hit the road for the countryside of Southern Pennsylvania, to a spot […]

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We popped the confetti on this one 🎉and said ADIOS to Senior year!! I felt so honored to do this session as Savanah is wrapping up her college career. Savanah and I became friends in a college photography class. We quickly learned we had a lot in common–both studying business AND photography– so we spent […]

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Don’t you just love fresh flowers?? 😍 Nothing brightens my day quite like a bouquet of fresh flowers. Recently, I’ve had tulips in my office, to bring a spring touch to my atmosphere and boost my mood! How do you feel about flowers? Where are they falling on your wedding to-do list? A lot of […]

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Happy Easter!!! I truly hope you had a fabulous Easter weekend with loved ones! Easter looked very different this year, from a physical perspective. But celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord will never be cancelled! This past weekend wasn’t nearly as busy as it was planned to be– I’m sure you would agree! Though all […]

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Spring is all about growth and life. However, this season does not feel full of life. Many people aren’t happy because of the isolation, and there’s no end in sight. It seems this pandemic has completely flipped our lives around. And I understand! Not being able to see people, travel or have any sessions has […]

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You could say these two are very THANKFUL for each other! And spend 5 minutes with them… it shows! Not only was their Thanksgiving dinner proposal just the sweetest thing ever, but they’re super sweet in real life too. So many #ashleyelizabethbrides are teachers, and I love it! You can tell Rebecca works with elementary […]

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“BOYS!” Diane and Isaac shouted in unison right before we began our session. I couldn’t help but smile and love the fact this newly engaged couple has come together, formed a bond with one another, and a co-parenting partnership, to make a beautiful family of six. Diane met Isaac in Virginia, where they are both […]

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Ever hear a story and immediately compare it to the romantic perfection of a Hallmark movie? Well that’s what I thought of when hearing Lindsay & Travis’s proposal story. Last fall, they took a quick getaway to a cabin that is special to them. This cabin was tucked away in the woods, and to TOP […]

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If #goals are still a thing, Derek is #goals! He treats Alexa with so much love and respect. Everything she did, he admired her. Alexa is a strong, independent woman, who has the perfect man by her side to compliment her. Alexa and I met through art classes in college, and we kept in touch […]

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After spending hours with my brides leading up to their special day, I have concluded that there are several common questions/concerns that the brides all seem to share in regards to the intricate details about their wedding day timelines. Deciding on a First Look Aside from shying away from the tradition of seeing each other […]

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The year “busy” became my label. I was told I never slow down. I work too much. I’m never around. I never rest. You name it, I’ve heard it. On and on. People see busy… I see intentional.  Did you have a “word” for the year? Intentional was my word for 2019. (I got it […]

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Most people think a couples portrait session is a young or recently engaged couple. Married couples with children ever think a couples session would be for them… WELL! Brittany & Derek decided to take an afternoon for themselves and leave the kids at home!! Parents rarely think about taking time to get photos of just […]

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