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  • Welcome to my blog!

    My name is Lisa Rhinehart and I specialize in creative, high-quality imagery that captures the uniqueness of you!

    I am currently ranked #1 in Pennsylvania for wedding photography and have been selected as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the world.

    While a main focus of mine is wedding photography, I enjoy all types of photography--seniors, commercial, fine art, engagements & families.

    I am located in central Pennsylvania (Shippensburg actually), and travel often to NYC, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and much farther upon request.

    Contact me to discuss availability and pricing. Thanks for visiting!

Creative New York Engagement Photographer: Danielle & Joe in Albany

Bright blue sky & stunning view of Albany, a light hearted playful couple & a mini goldendoodle named Archer…

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Danielle & Joe have a lighthearted, playful relationship– there are constant sparks flying with these two :).  We met in downtown Albany and photographed their engagement session on the balcony of the penthouse suite of Taste (red wine, stunning views, yes please!) and in Washington Park where I had the pleasure of meeting their “son” a mini goldendoodle, Archer.    I’ll start with a sweet image of Danielle & Joe:

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Danielle & Joe have attended many festivals & gatherings in Washington Park, so it was an ideal meeting place as it was both beautiful & sentimental.   The Washington Park Playhouse made a stunning and fitting backdrop, Danielle shared that they have plays lakeside all summer long.

Another plus about meeting in Washington Park was a chance to meet Archer!   Danielle shared that Archer brings out the best in both of them, she loves how Joe’s sweet “dad” side comes out whenever he is  with Archer.  Joe actually proposed to Danielle in their home, so Archer could be there, too.  As you can see in this photo, Archer is more of a child than a dog– here he is up on Joe’s hip like a toddler in a family photo.

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Joe and Danielle’s relationship definitely has a playful, flirtatious side.  They have an amazing chemistry and always seem to be laughing together.  Joe and Danielle met in Albany when she was home from college one summer.  The first thing she noticed about him was his amazing sense of humor.  Danielle can tend to be more serious at times but Joe’s carefree, relaxed nature brings her back down to earth.

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The second part of their shoot took place at Taste, a modern restaurant in Albany (this is also a sweet wedding venue, hint-hint).  They’ve attended a lot of functions there over the years in the penthouse- it has stunning views of the skyline.

Joe and Danielle have strong ties to Albany-   Joe currently works for the city of Albany and Danielle is a lawyer for the state.  She actually works in Corning Tower that you can see in the background- the tallest building in the skyline and in Albany.

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Danielle & Joe, it was such a pleasure working with you and getting to meet your mom and Archer!  This is just a sneak peek there are many more images coming your way, thanks for introducing me to your favorite city.  I am excited to back to New York for your wedding next year!

Waynesboro Wedding Photographer: Haven & Al’s Farm Wedding

An amazingly styled backyard farm wedding, with apple throwing, gator rides and a magical coat that can make anyone dance…

The entire family worked together to prepare their home farm to be Haven & Al’s wedding venue.  They cleared out the top floor of the barn and brought in hay bales covering them with cozy quilts and wrapping the rafters in white lights.  I chose to display Haven’s dress here as it really gives you a feel for the wedding day:)

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Awesome wedding shoes, an amazing pair of Corral Boots on the wooden bed of her father’s Ford pick up truck.  You will get to see the truck in it’s full glory in a bit, but until then, the boots– wowza!

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Al and his friends share the same sense of humor and enjoy craft beer.    Al was actually initially introduced to Haven by his brother, Mitch, who you should be able to recognize right away from the rest of the line up…

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Now it’s time for the first look… we had the entire farm to work with, but the apple Orchard really caught my imagination so we hopped on the gator and went for a ride up to the top.  Here is the moment Al first saw Haven in her dress, she almost seems to be walking on air…

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A pleasant walk turned into apple picking and apple picking quickly turned into apple throwing and apple throwing turned into throwing their hands up and going for a gator ride between the rows of apple trees.  So fun and so “them”…

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Their amazing eye color just had to be captured, so here is is, also this is the Ford Pickup that I told you about earlier with the photo of Haven’s boots…  We started with a shot of Haven and Al and then added the entire bridal party on the tailgate!

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Haven’s parents escorted her down the aisle to meet her husband to be.  The flower girl looked to her big brother, the ring bearer, for help.  He jumped right in, he reached his hand into her pail and carefully arranged the petals on the ground, what an awesome brother!

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Haven’s niece was captivated by the ceremony.  She stood and watched peeking from beside the barn ladder as the rest of the guests sat and watched.  I thought it was so sweet how she leaned on the ladder and reached back to play with her hair here:

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This was totally not staged, it was just Al being Al on the way out of the ceremony, he married his best friend…

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While the couple enjoyed the golden light out in the field the boys made their own football field in the yard.  Maybe it’s the truck, the white picket fence, the glow of autumn light, but this looks more like a Norman Rockwell painting than it looks like real life.

Haven & Al’s wedding day felt exactly the same way– it was incredibly smooth and relaxed!  To their credit, everyone worked/planned hard before the wedding day, when the day came they just enjoyed it.  :)

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Home cooked, fresh farm food was definitely an important theme for the day.  They also had a pig roast and even ice cream that was churned by an actual John Deere tractor.  Their favors were apple butter that was homemade together by Haven & Al’s mothers!  Yes please on the pumpkin cupcakes:

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The mood in the room was free, light and easy… children played, people laughed and everyone was comfortable. As apartment folklore has it, anyone wearing this magical faux fur will be graced with amazing dance moves.  Several members tried it on (someone even put it on me haaaa)  here is the jacket bringing out Al’s mojo:

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Haven and Al, thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day– it was absolutely incredible!  I wish you both all the very best and many happy years to come!

 

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