This soft, romantic, classic wedding at the Omni Bedford Springs is over flowing with sweet moments and beautiful details…
From the moment Loren and Josh first reached out to me, I knew we would be a great fit. They mentioned wanting someone experienced and creative, who would give them a great mix of photos, from traditional to really outside of the box.
Loren confessed, “You were our #1 pick early on, as we totally fell in love with your photos from Brittany and Chris Omni Bedford Springs wedding. We like that you are on the Omni’s preferred vendor list, so you are familiar with the location, yet your shots there are all so different, it’s like you bring fresh eyes every time you work there!”
They continued, “You were such a wonderful photographer to have as part of our special day! You never cease to amaze us with your artistic ability and breathtaking work. On our wedding day, you kept everyone on time and captured all of the shots we wanted while adding in your own unique ideas. You were such a pleasure to work with and helped to make our day fun and memorable!”
Aw thanks guys, I opened this set with two of my fresh ideas… the first being a ring shot on the green leaf for Mr & Mrs Greenleaf, haha! Also something a little different in robes– tickle-tickle ;).
Such a beautiful bride…
And a fun group of ladies…
Daddy’s little girl:
The handsome groom…
My second photographer, Katie, really knocked these photographs of the men out of the park!
They shared, “Having our first look on the bridge was something we knew we wanted to do from the very beginning on our planning process. To us, the bridge symbolized the transition that we were about to take by becoming husband and wife.”
Here Josh waits on the bridge, eyes covered…
They continued, “It also symbolized hope, and knowing when we crossed that bridge, we may find ourselves in a better place on the other side.”
Their embrace, so sweet:
They concluded, ” We wanted the first time we saw each other on the day of our wedding to be walking towards each other crossing that bridge and meeting in the middle as two become one.”
Loren and Josh explored the Omni Bedford Springs grounds together from the bridge and fountain to the porches and wedding grotto…
They shared, “From the time we got engaged, we knew we wanted to get married at the Omni in Bedford Springs! Living close by we visited the resort many times as a couple and immediately knew it was the perfect place to spend our wedding day!”
They continued, “The grounds and the facility are superb, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the accommodations are amazing! You get caught up in the nostalgia of the resort from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart – it was the perfect romantic setting for our special day.”
While I tend to focus on more candid moments, I also make sure to get a few traditional photographs as well. Here is one that I wanted to really show off the grounds of the Omni, too.
Back to the moments…
I like playing with visual elements like reflections– I achieved this ethereal look by photographing Loren & Josh’s reflection as they slow danced in the wedding grotto together…
The perfect little dip and kiss caught Loren’s veil and detailing on the back of her dress– so pretty and romantic!
I like to play with symmetry and balance. I thought the “miniature look” that a tilt-shift lens can bring was a perfect fit here:
The gang’s all here…
Loren’s father, giving her away…
The ceremony space was stunning…
So happy together
Kiss the bride.
The food at the Omni is incredible– it tastes even better than it looks! I speak from experience as this is my go-to place to celebrate with my family and friends– anniversaries, birthdays, girlfriends get always :).
I enjoy playing with different lighting, and love the intimate feel of this shot.
A warm welcome with high-fives…
First dance… if you take a closer look, you can see that Loren’s dress actually became a mini!
An artist was on hand to capture his interpretation of the first dance– LOVE it…
Happy tears during the maid of honor’s speech:
I really had fun with the best man’s speech! It isn’t photo shopped at all, it’s all in camera– magical 🙂
A beautiful cake!
Loren shared, “As the festivities were winding down, Lisa gave us the option to continue capturing shots of the reception or for Josh and I to go outside and get a few photos alone (we chose the latter).”
She smiled, “When we walked outside, it was pouring and Lisa said ‘if you guys are brave, I think we could get a really cool shot in the rain’ and boy oh boy am I glad we took her up on the offer because the result was INCREDIBLE!”
She continued, “When I first saw ‘the amazing rain pic’ as our friends and families have deemed it, I was immediately taken back to that very moment; locked hand-in-hand kissing my husband in the cool September rain, on our wedding night!”
Loren & Josh, thank you so much for choosing to have me capture these and so many other memories for the two of you! It was such a pleasure to work with both of you! If you want to see more pics of Loren and Josh, check out their Moonstone Manor engagement session, here. If you’d like to find out more about some of their awesome vendors, check out these links:
Photographer: Rhinehart Photography
Hair & Makeup: MKUP The Beauty Studio
Florist: Pocketful of Posies
DJ: Mint DJ Events
Planner: Sarah Greiner
Calligraphy: More Than Words by Michelle
Videography: Memories Videography
Outside Rentals: Best Event Rental