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    Hello there-- I’ve been waiting for you!!! You know who you are and are true to yourself, you are a liver-of-life, a collector of moments, a person who appreciates great photography and its ability to press the pause button on life’s most incredible moments.

    You want a photographer who is able to handle all aspects of wedding photography with ease, capturing: candid, romantic emotion; flattering, beautiful portraits; breathtaking scenery & architecture; the joy and energy out on the dance floor and all those sweet wedding details that you have been working on for months in an artful, creative way.

    I have great news for you—I’ve got you covered!!!

    My work is creative & thoughtful. My goal is to share your unique love story. I get to know your interests & personalities in order to capture them forever in beautiful, personal, artful photographs that tell your story. I invest my time helping you become comfortable in front of my camera & find the most flattering lighting and angles for you and your surroundings.

    If this sounds good to you, and you’d like to reach out to me to find out more, please connect here.

Ranked “Top 50 Wedding Photographers Worldwide for 2016”!!!!

I am delighted to share that Fearless Photographers has listed me as one of the “Top 50 Wedding Photographers Worldwide for 2016”!!!!  I share this honor with fellow photographers from  Indonesia, France, Romania, England, China, Italy and Brazil to mention a few :).

It is humbling to be surrounded by such amazing photographers, literally in this case, haha– see me in the middle?

2016 Top 50 worldwide

Awards are given by a rotating panel of judges from all over the world.  They look for innovative photographs that creatively tell a story.  They want to be stunned, amazed or feel like your images are redefining wedding photography.

Fearless Photographer rankings are based on the number of international photography awards given by several panels of judges throughout the course of the year.  Winning photographs are chosen for showing creative imagery, bold storytelling and consistent vision.   Narrowing the top wedding photographers across the globe takes time and there are several steps in the year-long process.  In the interest of keeping the judging as impartial as possible, images are anonymous, the panel of curators changes for each collection, and there are rules/limits (especially on photo-shopping etc).

In 2016, there were 689 photographs that earned Fearless Awards worldwide.  I received 4 of those awards, which placed me of the “Top 50 Photographers of 2016 list.”  If I would have earned one more award this year, I would have made the “Top 10”, that can be a goal for next year, haha!  Here are my award-winning images for 2016.  I am surprised by how many are black and white!

This one requires a closer look ;)…

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Alessia & Tim’s surprise engagement guest:

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Cheerleader, Sarah’s wedding morning:

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A fondue-loving flower girl at Lauren & Dan’s Lehigh Valley Wedding:

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This is my third year being listed in the top 100 wedding photographers internationally by Fearless Photographers, as I was on the top 100 list in 2014 (top 50), 2015 (top 100) and 2016 (top 50).  This is also my second year on the “Top 100 Photographers of All Time” list due to my 13 international award winning images over the past three years.   Here are my 9 other award winning images from previous years:

Kyrie & Andrew’s Stormy Lehigh Valley Wedding: 

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Geri & Nick’s timeless Philadelphia Wedding:

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Khoa & Tina’s elegant Harrisburg Wedding:

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Kyrie & Andrew’s Stormy Lehigh Valley Wedding: 

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Lori & Thomas’ fabulous New Jersey wedding:

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Eileen & Kevin’s artful Hoboken wedding:

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Max & Julia’s sophisticated beach Wedding:

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Angela & Sean’s Harrisburg riverside Wedding:

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Ashley & Jake’s turkey farm engagement in the Lehigh Valley:

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Thanks to the support of my family, friends, fans, colleagues and amazing clients I am able to have a career that I am passionate about and absolutely love! Congrats to all of the others on the top 50 list, your work inspires me!!!

To see the full top 2016 list visit here.  If you’d like to see more and even give little hearts to your personal favorites please visit my Fearless Profile here.

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Creative Senior Portrait Photographers: Sophia’s Moonrise Kingdom

“What kind of a bird are… YOU?” “I’m a raven…” You won’t want to miss this colorful, creative, quirky, Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” inspired photo session…

Sophia shared, “My mom and I agreed that you would be the perfect photographer to capture my senior portraits– you are so creative and great at showing people’s personalities and interests.  I love vintage things and to have fun and be creative, I knew you would be able to bring that out in my photos.”

She continued, “Moonrise Kingdom has been my favorite movie, for like forever, since it came out really.  It is another universe entirely.  I wanted to live in it for a few hours, as if I stepped into the movie.  You helped me to do that.  It was so much fun.  I was hoping to see my personality in the photos, and definitely do!”

I freaking loved working with Sophie!  She is such a creative, unique individual and completely and fully trusted me and my vision while also totally bringing her own vibrant personality, personal style, and favorite vintage pieces along to her session… in short, she gave me a ton to work with, creatively speaking.

“Jiminey Cricket, she flew the coop!” I love playing with my camera and used this slow shutter speed to capture Sophia’s movement through the woods with her swinging suitcase…

Sophia shared, “I went for a 1970’s vibe because I love the style so much.  I knew I wanted the outdoors and nature and I love the colors and just it ties in so well to the movie theme as well.”

Sophie delved deep, “From the end of first grade to 8th grade, I was cyber schooled because I have a panic disorder, so there are no school pictures of me from second to eighth grade, so my mom really wanted to surprise me with this by having this super amazing senior portrait session.  So yeah, that’s when she reached out to you.”

I love the Alice in Wonderland vibe of this shot, a little touch of Through the Looking Glass– reflections and light are my favorite…

She continued earnestly, “I have worked very hard to overcome my panic disorder– for years I couldn’t even go to school because it was just too much for me.  It took a lot of work, and time and effort to get myself to a place where I was able to attend school, to be able to be out with others. ”

I moved behind Sophia and climbed in a tree, lol, for this shot.  She looked like a mermaid to me, with her long flowing hair.

Her looking back at this rough dark, jagged past and having a smooth, rich, deep lagoon ahead of her.  It felt right to me, visually.  Like where she’s at in this very moment.

Sophia continued, open-heartedly, “Now I’ve started college and live in a dorm on campus and have a roommate.”

She stated, almost surprised with herself, “I’m doing so well!  It’s interesting because I went from not being able to leave my house to totally being able to be independent and able to handle being on campus with new situations and be surrounded by several thousand other students on campus!  It’s kind of unbelievable, such a good feeling!”

For this shot, I wanted something that was sunshiny yellow, bright, light, open.  I think you can really see Sophie’s heart in this one, she is such a beauty inside and out!

She brought her record player and collection.  She pulled out one of her favorite albums.

She shared, regarding it’s French title, “It’s funny, I’m studying history and French, in the movie they play a lot of French music.  Its a really good album.”

I love intense color but thought this one looked so classic in black and white.

I used the rule of thirds here and love the trees’  intense reflection in the water… there is something so classic and timeless about it.

Lol, Moonrise Kingdom…

Suzy: “I always wished I was an orphan.  Most of my favorite characters are.  I think their lives are more special.”

Sam: “I love you, but don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Suzy: “I love you, too.”

The suitcase made me think of it.  It has to be one of my favorite images from this shoot– the golden light, the movement…

Suzy: “These are my books.  I like stories with magic powers in them.  This is my record player.  It works with batteries.”

Sophie’s albums…

Suzy: “I want to go on adventures, I think.  Not get stuck in one place.”

I like how she’s teetering on the edge here, as she moved closer to the water it rippled beneath her feet…

I had Sophie’s mom hold a leaf and used it as a skirt for this nature girl.

I showed her the image, Sophia looked at it and laughed, “That is so freaking cool.”

Sam: “Why do you always use binoculars?”

Suzy: “It helps me see things closer, even if they’re not very far away. I pretend it’s my magic power.”

I feel the same way about my camera :).

I had Sophia stand in the branches of the pine trees.  Her eyes sparkled in the light, pretty blonde tendrils framing her face, but the part that struck me most was how it was almost this mother-nature kind of vibe coming from her– like she was one with nature.

For a moment the branches almost looked like antlers, haha!  I thought I’d come across better in black and white… Can you see it?

She wrote her name in the sand as warm light danced on the rippling water…

She twirled a bit in the fading, golden light.

The light went from gold to orange.  That combination with the dark shadows and chunky heels of her shoes made me think of the holiday that is just around the corner… Halloween.  We didn’t talk about it, but I’d predict it’s one of Sophia’s favorites.

Suzy: “I think you’ve still got lightning in you.”

Loving the ripples…

Suzy’s dad (played by Bill Murry of course): “I hope the roof flies off, and I get sucked up into space.”

The moon was so large and intense that night.  It was too dark and far away to literally get Sophia in the shot, but I think it still fits her so well.

Sophia thank you for choosing me to capture you, and for showing your true self to me.  You are such an amazing young woman and it has been my honor and privilege.  I cannot wait to see what is in your future.  It will undoubtedly include adventures, true love, magic and certainly more viewings of Moonrise Kingdom ;).  You will keep surprising yourself daily.  I know it. 🙂

Washington DC Wedding Photographers: Anish & Lauren at The Mayflower Carnegie and St Matthews Cathedral

An iconic DC wedding incorporating St Matthew’s Cathedral (yes JFK’s church), The Mayflower and The Carnegie— not to mention the most incredible balloon send off I have ever seen…

Anish shared, “Watching Lisa work on our wedding day was like watching an artist create a master piece!   Her ideas just kept on flowing. It was incredible!”

Lauren added, “We chose Rhinehart Photography because we wanted our wedding photography to be unique and really depict our personalities and the architecture of The Mayflower, St Mathew’s, and The Carnegie. We loved how Lisa incorporates her own artistic twist on even the traditional photos.”

She went on, “Lisa was so great to work with on our day.  As someone who is type A, I really appreciated her timeline and helping us to stick to it.  When looking at our photos I am excited to see a nice eclectic mix– some traditional ones and others that really capture moments and the beautiful surroundings.”

While the photo above captures architectural detail of the Carnegie– I used a myriad of camera settings here to rim-light the couple, back light the balloons and show the crisp textural detailing surrounding the entrance to the Carnegie.  This next image captured a few different reflections as well as Lauren moments before she put on her wedding gown.  I love to capture moments in a creative way.

For me it’s all about the moments…

Lauren shared, “Getting ready at the Mayflower Hotel was fun and exciting, but also one of the hardest part of the day as I wished my mom could have been there beside me.  I was so thankful to have my close friends, stepmom, and aunt there to be supportive and keep the tissues flowing as I remembered my mother.”

While most of my day is spent capturing candid moments as they unfold, I do capture more traditional portraits as well.

When I saw this Palm outside of the Mayflower Hotel, I knew that it would be the perfect backdrop to add some color, interest and even give a little nod to more tropical climates (like those in Bali and India) two locations of significance for this couple…

Lauren shared, “We choose to get ready at the Mayflower as it is a classic Washington DC landmark and happened to be right around the corner from the church. I loved being able to have all the girls and close family members in the suite with me.”

She continued, “Even though some of my bridesmaids hadn’t met until the wedding weekend as they were from all different stages of my life, we had such a fun time getting all glammed up together 🙂  The Mayflower has so many which added an elegant touch to our pre-ceremony photos.”

I love to use framing in my photos and thought that this stunning entrance made a perfect frame for these incredibly beautiful women!

Lauren shared, “I worked with a company to design my custom dress- everything from the original sketch to picking out fabrics and beading.”

Here Lauren’s dad gives her a hug during his “first look” and you can get a glimpse of some of that extraordinary bead work…

I love playing with light and color and this show incorporates contrasting colors and uses available light to silhouette the bride and several of her bridesmaids as they exit the Mayflower Hotel and head to Saint Mathew’s Cathedral

Lauren shared, “Anish and I really balance each other out. I tend to be the planner, scheduling type, and he reminds me to relax and take life one day at a time.”

His outgoing and exuberant personality was apparent right from the first moment.  Here my second photographer, Kris, captured Anish laughing as his best man tied his shoes and even caught a reflection in the mirror, too…

The guys are all full of laughs and jokes, wait until you see Anish’s brother out on the dance floor, lol!  More of that stunning Mayflower Hotel architecture…

Anish smiled, “When the huge double doors opened up and I saw Lauren at the other end, it was honestly something out of a fairly tale!   I couldn’t believe my eyes or stop the surge of emotion that welled up in me, this was exactly the moment I had been waiting my entire life for.”

Aw his expression…. Lauren shared, “I loved seeing Anish at the end of the isle as I walked into the church.  It is a moment I will never forget.”

To say that The Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle of Washington DC is stunning is an understatement.  Here I tried to capture some of the architecture…

I was given strict orders by the priest that there was to be no flash and no using the center aisle for photographs.  Several years ago, these sort of restrictions might have made me panic, but at this point in my career it was really no problem for me as I have the knowledge, creativity and gear to pull off those sort of restrictions without an issue.  🙂

The Bishop actually came up to me following the ceremony inquiring about my photos saying that I had to be one of the most quiet and respectful photographers he has worked with to date.  He said that he literally didn’t see me during the ceremony, lol.  Haha, I’m a ninja ;).

Here I was able to get the lights of the sepulcher candles in the foreground and the couple listening to the homely in the background all while hiding behind a huge pillar and out of the center aisle.  The candles can be lit for a myriad of reasons, but one is in memory of loved ones who are not present, something I thought Lauren would really appreciate.

The ring exchange– I love all of the ornate detailing and architecture of this church.  I used a super telephoto lens (like one of those white ones at sporting events) so that I could be all the way against the back door (in accordance with the church rules) and still frame them in this golden, arched mosaic of Saint Matthew.  

Lauren shared, “Having the Bishop marry us was so special as he knew us from when we first started dating and watched our relationship grow. We were able to involve many of our close family members in the ceremony and remembered those who we would have wanted to be there celebrating with us.”

Anish shared, “Having the church and faith aspect was really  important to both families and what better way than to have it at the main Cathedral in DC?”

Here several of the women in his family pray during the service– I could not get over their exquisite attire and how the gold detailing and vibrant colors caught the light in the dark cathedral.

Lauren shared, “We are very fortunate to be parishioners of such an exquisite church.  We love all of the rituals and there were even more than usual with the bishop himself present.”

The holy kiss…

While most of the day is spent capturing candid moments family photos are also typically a must for most couples.  Kris quickly set up flashes to give our family portraits some pop… here is just one of those formal photos, one with Anish’s proud parents.

He also assisted me with this lighting set up as I arranged the bridal party and brought out their inner super model.  They rocked it in the Board Room of The Carnegie.

Ah, a moment alone…

Now it has all sunk in!!!  On top of the world!!!

Lauren shared, “He’s very supportive of me personally and professionally.   He’s my rock, always there to listen to me and give advice.”

 

Anish shared, “Obviously Lauren is a beautiful, amazing and caring person. But I think going a bit further, I think there is definitely a bit of opposites attracting here. Lauren is very much a Type A and I am bit of a class clown, we have grown to not only appreciate our differences, but how ultimately that have made us stronger.”

They admire their new wedding bands and I bring in all of the interesting textures, the dappled light on the trees, the iron fencing the gray stucco.

As we were standing in the alley, someone with an amazing motorcycle emerged.  I saw Anish’s eyes light up.  We complimented his bike and he offered that we could take a picture by it…

A more traditional portrait of these two, wish an architectural and environmental emphasis.  I used the trees and Carnegie to provide a frame and downtown DC as the backdrop…

Lauren shared, “I really enjoyed exploring the Carnegie with Anish as you photographed us.  Probably my favorite space was the entrance, but it was all so beautiful.”

 

Anish smiled, “I look forward to our regular dinners on Wednesdays as much as I am looking forward to our honeymoon in Bali”

We wanted our wedding day to be a mix of elegance, tradition, and fun.  You can see the elegance and tradition with the place settings and a fun pop of pink on the walls :).

Anish shared, “A few days after the wedding, someone saw us interacting and said “you guys are like an old married couple” …and I kind of think that hits the nail on the head, our strong differences force us to be better, but our trust and love in each other allows to accept each other as we are, our love is kind of awesome.”

I think there is something very classic and timeless about this photo.  As the two of them interacted, I wanted to bring in the decor and reflection and show off her train!

Lauren shared, “There were so many parts of my wedding day that I loved, it’s hard to pick a favorite. It was really special to have all of our family and close friends together in one room.”

Lauren shared, “Somehow I convinced Anish that dance class would be a great new adventure, haha!”

She continued, “We chose Adele’s ‘Remedy’ because we loved the meaning of the words and it was a less traditional first dance song.  We had so much fun!”

I love to play with perspective and really capture the feeling of the whole space so my couples can experience it over and over again.  Here is a third perspective of their first dance!

The speeches were incredible– fun and heartwarming.  I wanted the photos to have those same warm tones and brought in the golden light from the window in the background and the warm hues of the red  wine in the foreground.

Time to get that party started!

Anish was quick to hit the dance floor…

That’s right…

#CoupleGoals for sure…

Everyone had a blast

How sweet it is…

Anish shared, “There were two things I fought for in the wedding, the rest was all Lauren (and thank god!)!  Late night wedding food, is kind of my secret  reason for attending weddings! So I know mine had to special.”

He continued, “Greg (one of my groomsmen) is the owner of District Doughnut which is easily the best gourmet Doughnut shop in the South East, so I knew including them was a must.”

Even the caterers were excited!

He continued, “Then I thought, who doesn’t like Chick-fil-a ? So I was like, why not combine the two? It wasn’t the easiest thing to get done, one of the guests snuck out during the wedding and took an uber to bring the food in. But it was a HUGE hit and everyone loved it.”

Anish smiled, “My second and final contribution to the wedding, was the Light Balloon send off.”

I had this idea that it would be cool to capture them with the balloons before they let them go, it was such a cool moment!

Anish shared, “There was just something mystical about letting hundreds of lights into the night sky, and boy was it awesome!”

Anish smiled, “A symbol of purity and love.”

Anish and Lauren, thank you so much for choosing to have me by your side on your wedding day!  I absolutely loved working with you and capturing so many awesome people and places for you to treasure for years to come.  These are just a few highlights, many more photos are coming soon!  If you want to see more of Lauren & Anish, check out their engagement photos, here.

Makeup- Shirin Ratner

Hair- Kristen Foster Hair Artistry

Dress- Anomalie

Florist-  Tierra Events

Planner- Glow Weddings and Events

Catering- Rouge

Entertainment: Dj Paul Entertainment

Woodstone Country Club Wedding Photographers: Allison & Rob

Basketball, fireworks, a blind folded “first touch,” a wild dance floor, and some of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen in a bridal party… you’ll definitely want to check out this one of a kind Woodstone wedding…

First off I loved working with these two!  They are so upbeat, down to earth and up for anything.  I could do so much with them because they fully trusted me to ‘do my thang,’ haha!

Rob shared, “We chose you because we fell in love with the uniqueness of your pictures. We felt very confident that we would get incredible photos because you and Kris are just as adventurous as we are!”

Allison added, “Working with you was so easy and smooth.  At the times where I had no idea what I was supposed to do, you had us on a schedule and kept me calm. Your creative ideas and finished products are way better than any other photographer out there.  Your ideas always turn out amazing and capture such intimate moments. Our wedding was literally the best day of our lives and we hope to relive our experience through the photos over and over again.”

Awww her mani…

I love to play with colors and light and framing and reflections, all those elements came together in this shot of Allison’s sister’s helping her dress.  You can see the detailing of the royal blue dresses with chiffon and sequins also the lace detailing, bead work and buttons on the back and from of Allison’s dress all at once.

Allison and Rob coach middle school basketball and Allison brought a basketball along on her wedding day!

I love incorporating unique elements and personal touches!  I wanted to capture the motion of the spinning ball and used a slow shutter speed to accomplish it…

Allison’s bridesmaids were as fun-loving as they were beautiful!

I loved working with these ladies, especially her maid of honor, Ashley, (to the left of Allison) whose turkey farm engagement actually contributed in ranking me as one of the “Top 50 Wedding Photographers Worldwide” in 2016.

Haaa they were also up for anything, like me.  I may or may not have been laying on the ground as they tossed a basketball over my head here, lol!  I real exercise in trust, haha!  I loved the blue sky (almost matched their gowns) and thought all of their fingers and expressions were just so funny!

Allison shared, “The first look with my dad meant so much to me. Especially with my mom there as well. We got to share a special moment together the 3 of us. I am so lucky to have the most caring and loving parents in the world.”

“My sisters are my absolute best friends and major role models in my life.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without the bond that I share with my sisters.”

I can already picture some kind of sisterly quote written in the leaves on a canvas print of this photo:

Haa, one of the most serious looks Rob wore all day– tying his bow tie, the quintessential gentleman.

He shared, “Everything fell into place more perfectly than I could’ve ever imagined.”

Allison explained, “The overall look and feel we were going for was rustic but classy. We went with royal blue and gray, which we felt really went with our theme. The flowers also tied everything together with the vibrant blues and subtle whites.”

Rob shared, “Most importantly, we have the best family and friends and that’s what really made this all so great. Our wedding party was incredible.”

I love vibrant colors– the green grass the blue sky…

Time for the “first touch” I loved photographing this first look alternative…

Allison shared, “For me one of the best parts of the day was the blind folded “first touch”  because it was so intimate just being in the room with Rob before all the craziness of the day. Getting to hold his hands and kiss him made all my nerves disappear.”

Rob added, ” I could hear her and hold her hands and kiss her but I could only imagine how beautiful she looked.”

This photo says so much, so beautiful and intimate!!!

I caught a bit of Allison’s reflection in the mirror as she put on her veil, deep breath, girl, things just got real….

I like the gold framed mirror the gold wall and red curtain,  all such interesting visual elements that allowed Allison to shine and be the main focal point in the room.

This was a hard choice– I have so many adorable kid pics in their full set, but choosing which aisle shot was best for the blog… tough decision!

I went for this one of Jace, the ring bearer, tossing a bunch of flower petals in the air with such joy and exuberance that his sign flies up in the air, lol!

Here comes the bride:

Rob shared, “When I saw her walking down on our wedding day, all I could think about was how lucky I was to be marrying the girl of my dreams.”

He beamed, teared up, and wiped away his tear and went back to beaming with tear filled eyes, again a tough choice on which moment to blog, but I think this one is so sweet…

Rob shared about their choice of Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville, Pennsylvania… I’d consider it to be part of The Lehigh Valley, but it is also close to the Poconos… so I’m not exactly sure, but I think you get the general idea of where it is.

Rob explained,  “We both knew we wanted it to be at Woodstone from the beginning with the golf course and the mountains in the background we knew it was perfect for us.”

I like my photos to have layers– to compress multiple elements into one image conveying a full story.  Here you can see the golf course, the trees, the bride and groom, the full bridal party, the guess and even the gardens in the foreground…

I love to play with perspectives, too…  I’ve gotten pretty good at composing and focusing a shot while my camera is sitting in the grass, haha!

Roses to the mothers, one of my favorite traditions…

I move around a lot on a wedding day, some couples and vendors in the past have compared me to a ninja, haha.

Here I climbed all the way up this hill behind the ceremony site, I used a wide lens and captured random sunbeams and rainbows as they passed through the trees and over the gathered guests.

I like to give my couples many perspectives of one event so they can, as Allison mentioned, “relive the day over and over.”

Kissin’ the bride!  Woohooo, check out those shiny new wedding bands…

Rob laughed, “Jace and Kendall were the absolute best!!! I was looking over Allison’s shoulder during the ceremony at them sitting on the floor asking for snacks with their shoes off. It made me smile and even laugh a little.  I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.  Just perfect!”

Allison added, “I know Rob will be an amazing dad– he is just so caring and loving, he will be the best!  I’m so looking forward to one day starting a family of our own!”

Mission accomplished…

Monkeys see monkeys do, lol!!!

Allison shared, “Our friends and family are incredible people.  We are so lucky to have them in our lives!”

They stood looking out over the view, taking time to be alone and soak it all in while the rest of their friends and family were at cocktail hour.

Allison shared, “I know throughout life he will always have my back and support me through anything, which is a great feeling.”

Ron was all about going to one of his favorite holes on the Woodstone Golf Course.  He had said, “The one with the view of the mountains and the water and all these hills and trees.”

He pulled Allison in close and dipper her back, the lighting was perfect!  I was able to underexpose the scene by quite a bit which really amped up all of the colors an brought in the royal blue that was their wedding color…

Rob shared, “I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with her and continue on the many adventures life will bring us!”

Rob shared, “I fell for Allison because she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. We clicked right away and both are willing to admit when we are wrong and work on ourselves and our relationship. She is the most caring and giving person.”

I think those attributes can be seen here– I like the warmth of this photograph…

Allison shared, “There was an immediate connection between Rob and I.  Only a few months after we were dating I knew I wanted to be his sidekick forever. Rob has one of the best personalities I have ever known. No matter how my day is going, he never fails to make me smile and laugh. He also has an easy going personality and  calming vibe about him that is so comforting and  soothing, which is one of my favorite traits about him.”

Lol, all of the bridal party entrances were fantastic… for the blog post I paired it down to just these two.

This one really gives you a feel of how amazing both Allison and Rob’s parents are, so joyful and fun, you can see where they both get it!

Again that fun-loving, go with the flow side of their bridal party really came out in all of these, but this entrance made me laugh out loud!

Playing with the shoe-less ring bearer and flower girl situation from the ceremony– the guests roared with laughter…

I already shared that Ashley is awesome, not only did we bond over her engagement photos on their family farm, at one point driving around while I hung on tight to the back of their gator, lol, but this is the sort of maid of honor that she is…

She and her sister, co-sang and co-wrote Taylor Swift’s, “Love Story” with customized lyrics to fit Allison and Rob’s love story, and sang it in front of all 200 guests!!!

Allison shared, “My sisters’ song was so surprising and awesome!   I never would have expected anything like that– I loved every second of it!!”

I have lots of photos of it, but I like the drama of this one with the colors from the sun and shade playing outside of the window  and both sisters silhouetted here…

Haaaa, Jace found the cake and the icing.  I had a soft spot for him, reminds me of my Danny when he was younger!”

Allison laughed,  “I think both of our favorite part of the wedding night was just letting loose on the dance floor. We have so much fun dancing and being crazy with our friends and family.”

Rob, “We kept dancing in mind with our wedding planning from day one. Woodstone has this huge dance floor which was a big selling point for us as we knew we’d be out on hit all night.”

I played with all sorts of lighting for these dance floor photos– on camera flash, off camera flash, using available light from the DJ, etc…

Their friends were so much fun!  You can just feel the energy on the dance floor here, check out the expressiveness of everyone’s hands…

I love playing with the vibrant colors of DJ lights– so much fun.  Here Allison takes Kendall for a spin in her jammies…

Who needs a limbo bar when you have a belt– dance floor creativity at its finest!  I love everyone’s expressions here:

I am just green with envy at this dude’s dance skills… 😉

Haaaaaa– those feet!!!!

These feet– Footloose!

Rob laughed, “Doing a toe touch in a tuxedo might end up not going according to plan….”

Lol, one of the groomsmen did a toe touch, I totally caught it, though him showing off the rip to another groomsmen as he laughed and pointed, lol…

Speaking of laughter…

Bottoms up!!  I just was lucky with the Malibu Barbie pink light hitting her Corona at just the right second…

Ride ’em, cowboy!  Don’t fall, Rob!!!

And the coolest father-of-the-bride ever award goes to…

Allison’s dad was awesome, not just for the shoulder lift and “dead bug” version of “Shout” (more of that in the full set) but also for this incredible fireworks display.  It was seriously as nice if not nicer than the one my town puts off every year!  Not Kidding.

Again, so many shots but this one was kind of perfect– I love the little sparkles behind Allison’s tiara!

This shot was captured earlier in the day, but I thought it might be a nice final image for them.

I keep an eye on the sunset when I can and try to pull the couple out when it peaks– I just had Kris grab them hang out on the balcony as I jogged like a mile, lol, until I could really capture the epicly vibrant sunset with its purples and oranges…

I like how tiny they are in the shot.  It sort of gives you that feeling of being really small, yet part of something bigger, perspective at the end of an incredible, best day of your life, sort of day.

If you want to see more of Allison and Rob, check out their engagement session here– they had two parts– one basketball the other out in nature.

This day would not have been possible without these incredible team of vendors:

Woodstone Country Club

Lauren Bennett make up

Ross flowers

Caitlin Jane Calligraphy

Top Hat Tuxedos

Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne

Changes for hair

Wesley Works

Abominable Productions

Dream Events

Thank you, Allison and Rob for entrusting me with capturing this day for you.  I hope you and your family and friends enjoy the blog post.  Please feel free to comment below or share on social media.  Again if you want to see more pics, click here to check out their engagement.

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