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Woodlawn Farm Wedding Photographers: Jackie and Steve

A romantic, charming, authentic wedding on the Potomac River for one of the sweetest couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with…

Jackie & Steve shared, “We absolutely love Lisa’s photography. When first checking out her blog, we were struck by how creative and unique her style was. Every post had a different personality that really seemed to capture each couple and their venue. Once we worked with her on our engagement shoot, we knew we made the right decision in our photographer. Lisa was so fun and kind. She made us feel at ease in front of the camera and we were constantly surprised by her fun and unique ideas.”

They continued, “We got incredible feedback from our friends and family about our engagement photos…Steve’s dad liked the blog post so much he even quoted Lisa in his rehearsal dinner speech! When it came to our wedding day, Lisa and her co-photographer, Kenson were just incredible. They really went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and keep our day moving on time. In the end, we got all the shots we were hoping for and we can’t wait to see them!”

Balance is something that I really see in these two– both equally intelligent, generous, kind, down-to-earth, clever, bright…  I wanted a photo that showed this, and I knew this would be the perfect place, it almost looks like a scale to me and totally shows of the location, too.   This would look epic on a huge canvas:

Jackie shared, “Steve and I both have a special connection to Southern Maryland. I went to school at St. Mary’s College and Steve’s family used to own a home on St. Leonard’s Creek. When we got engaged, we both knew right away that we wanted a ceremony on the water and  I  thought of Woodlawn Farm from my time in college.”

Their venue was so lovely and authentic– it reminded me of New England…

As I approached the house, Jackie and her mother looked out to the ceremony space talking about decor I assume and the flower girl ran inside.  I love the lines and balance in this image and the symbolism the little girl entering in the bride and her mother looking out…

Jackie sat at the window reading her card from Steve and the flower girl balanced along the windowsill– I caught the reflection in the china cabinet…

More china and a huge smile from the bride to be…

I love to play with different angles and really give you a sense of space– a similar moment with a very different feel… I absolutely love Woodlawn Farm!

Steve shared, “Jackie is such an amazing person.  She is intelligent, funny, beautiful, and the most fun person to be around.  She always thinks about others and brings out the best in them.  All of these are reasons that I love her and want to spend the rest of my life with her.”

I loved all of the detailing here from the lace of her dress to the intricate fabrics and carvings in the background.  I love how the light kisses her cheeks!  Jackie you are so incredibly beautiful, inside and out!

My second photographer for this wedding, Kenson, hit it out of the park.  Here he photographed Steve getting ready– I love the vibrant colors…

As Steve collected his thoughts (perhaps for Jackie’s card?) the queen of hearts sat on the table next to him.  I love the lines in the foreground…

Steve shared, “When I saw her on our wedding day, everything was just perfect.  Perfect weather, a beautiful dress, and the person I had fallen in love with staring back at me.  I couldn’t wait to get married to her!”

Such an elegant entry…

Jackie explained, “I got very emotional seeing him for the first time on our wedding day, realizing the tremendous step we were about to take together, but I had no doubts or hesitations that I was taking that step with the right person.”

Over.  Joyed.

Jackie shared, “Steve is  truly incredible. He is kind, intelligent, generous, and thoughtful…pretty much everything you could ask for in a partner. Basically, I hit the jackpot.”

She continued, “He makes me feel loved and valued everyday, and always keeps me smiling.”

Jackie explained, “When we toured Woodlawn Farm, we fell in love the long dirt road, the rustic cornfields, and the stunning water view. It was like something out of a fairytale, and fit with our idea of a rustic, romantic, intimate wedding.”

Here they are on the long dirt road, the tall stalks of corn and long straight road drawing your eye in to Jackie’s hand and their kiss…

Jackie mentioned the view along the water, also worth mentioning, more water, generally mean more sky, too…

I really stopped down the exposure on this one to show off the incredible sky and clouds.  If you look closely you can see individual blades of grass too, I like to play with camera settings and perspective to capture something unique and interesting…

While I love creative photography, and capturing moments, I also enjoy traditional portraits as well and make sure my couples have a good, eclectic mix…

I love the perspective, contrast and detail in this shot…

Such a beautiful moment with these lovely ladies…

Jackie shared, “We loved spending the day with our bridal party and having them stand next to us on our wedding day. They were incredibly helpful and supportive.”

She laughed, “One of my bridesmaids was even seven months pregnant and posing for pictures  in heels! We couldn’t ask for better friends. (Side note – baby Aubrey came just two weeks after our wedding!)”

Cheers to the happy couple… and a little fun with tilt-shift 😉

Jackie’s father arrived, tears filled his eyes, seeing his daughter in her wedding gown.  I have several heartfelt images of this moment, but I love this shot of Jackie wiping her father’s tears away…

Ah family photos, I work with each couple to make sure that we set aside enough time for all of the family photos that they want.  For this one, Kenson and Steve even helped to bring this bench to this spot, where I loved the lighting and background, thanks guys!

Another thing I build in to my couples’ wedding photography timelines, is a little bit of downtime.  Wedding days are intense– so many moving pieces, so many deep emotions, it’s good to have a little breather and really take it all in, like this little guy 😉

Awww…

Steve shared, “My nieces, Savannah and Brooklyn, and nephew, Tripp, were so excited to dress up for the big day.  They talked about it for months in advance.  They certainly stole the show!”

It was so sweet the way Steve got down on Tripp’s level and welcomed him– for me, it really captured his openness and love for family and children…

Jackie shared, “My dad and I have always been incredibly close so walking down the aisle, arm in arm with him, was an incredibly touching and emotional moment for both of us!

Steve watching Jackie and her father process down the aisle…

I wanted to show the surroundings, the large tree with out-stretched branches as well as the simple grass walkway and white wooden chairs.

Yes, I totally laid in the grass for this one, haha…

Jackie explained, “We wanted our ceremony to feel personal and intimate.  Luckily, one of Steve’s close friends is an ordained minister who has a flair for officiating weddings.  Rob did an amazing job of working with us to put together a ceremony that felt like it truly represented our relationship.”

Both of them were so incredibly present during the ceremony, they were fully there feeling the wait of it, taking it all in…

With this ring, I thee wed…

The ceremony was intimate and organic.  They were the only people on the property, which was established in 1634, it felt as if time stood still!

I sought out to capture that feeling, the way it made you feel small and surrounded all at once…

They both shared, “We encourage and support each other.  It is amazing to know you have someone in your corner, no matter what may come.”

Kiss the bride…

They shared, “We are especially excited to see the big group picture from right after the ceremony.  I have never seen that done before and can’t wait to see how it turned out. Thanks for the awesome idea Lisa!!!”

Aw look who found me in that awesome crowd of people, it’s Will and Steph, one of my couples from 2017, friends of Jackie & Steve’s.  Thanks so much guys for sharing your pictures and your kind recommendation, it is the greatest compliment I can receive!!!

Wine, laughter, sunny skies and their closest friends and family– what a perfect cocktail hour…

Jackie and Steve shared, “Our favorite part of the wedding day was having them all there with us.  It is humbling when the people you love take time out of their busy lives and travel from all across the country (or across the Atlantic!) to celebrate you. We are truly grateful to each and every one of our guests for making our wedding day so incredibly special.”

I captured several photos of their first dance, but this one, that shows them surrounded by all of their closest friends and family is one of my favorites…

Daddy’s little girl…

Dance floor shenanigans…

Cake smash…

We kept an eye out for sunset, and wow, was it stunning!!!

And they lived happily ever after…

Jackie and Steve, thanks so much for inviting me to capture your wedding day!  My hope is that you can re-live this day for many years to come through these images– I hope that they captured, the emotion, the people and the places that came together to make your day unique.  And to Steve’s dad: thanks for quoting my blog in your speech!!  That has to be a first and is an absolute honor!  If you’d like to see more photos of Jackie and Steve, check out their engagement blog, here.

Thank you also to all of the people who worked together to make the event a success, a few of them being:

Venue- Woodlawn Farm in Ridge Maryland

Wedding Dress – Elegant Forever Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup – Rhona Lee 

Entertainment – Wizer Productions (Aaron Frier)

Photographer- Rhinehart Photography

International Photography Award for 2018!!!

I am so incredibly humbled and honored to receive an international photography award in 2018!!!

I am absolutely humbled to be included in the winners for 2018 Fearless Awards, along with photographers from France, India, Australia, Turkey, Belgium, China, England, Brazil, Morocco, Indonesia, Spain and many others!!!  I could not help but include a few thumbnails of their work next to mine as I look up to each of them and am so inspired by their beautiful photography!

My winning photograph is very simple.  An authentic moment that occurred as the bride’s family watched the limo pull into the driveway—things had just gotten real!

My image was awarded 16 points by a panel of 9 judges from all over the world!  I’m so grateful.  Someone pinch me! 😆

To see more of my Fearless Awards through the years (this marks number 14 for me, and has ranked me among the top 50 wedding photographers worldwide for 2014-2016!!!) click here.

Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographers: Joanna & Ethan

Turkeys, sunset, a rowboat, puppy and tractor… you won’t want to miss this romantic, fun, vibrant Lehigh Valley engagement…

Joanna explained, “Ethan and I wanted a photographer who would be able to capture our personalities well and also include an artistic approach. Lisa did just that and MORE! Romantic, serious, goofy, unique and colorful shots – she captured them all! I also loved how she was up for anything and had so many different ideas.”

Ethan added, “She understood our vision right away and made the both of us feel extremely comfortable. I don’t particularly love have my photo taken but she made it easy. Choosing Lisa was hands down the best decision! ”

I love giving my couples an eclectic mix of shots, and opened with an intense romantic sunset over their lake and will follow with this playful shot at the orchard… I love to use a variety of lenses, angles and techniques to capture different emotions during the session…

Joanna shared, “We realized when trying to decide the location for our engagement photos that we couldn’t choose just one or two that meant a lot to us. The both of us knew that we would look back on these photos for the rest of our lives and it’s nice to know that in the future our children will be able to look at them too! We had to include the lake at our house which is where we’ve shared so many important memories, at my family’s farm where we both work and at the location of one of our first dates.”

Joanna laughed, “When taking photos on the farm we definitely wanted to include turkeys in some of the shots because our lives pretty much revolve around them!”

I photographed Joanna’s brother on their family’s turkey farm, too and I have to say it was just as much fun the second time around being surrounded by thousands of turkeys!

Joanna shared, “Ethan was adamant about getting photos with the tractor he uses (which he nicknamed Cheryl) and I was all about it!!”

Those two climbed up on this giant wheel like the pros that they are 😉

Joanna continued, “I have to say though – The fact that my soon-to-be husband made the decision to join my family and work with us every day is truly a dream come true. Ethan also comes from a farming family background and is one of the hardest-working individuals you will ever meet! I give all the credit to his amazing parents for raising such an incredible man.”

Ethan shared, “The first location we wanted to capture was our home on the lake.  It is our first home, where we watch the sunrise together, and where we spend many Sundays hanging around on our floating dock with good friends and beer over the summers.”

I like to play with reflections and noticed the trees and blue sky reflecting in the water…

Joanna shared, “Ethan is one of the most loving and easy going people you will ever meet. He’s the type of person who could walk into a room not knowing anyone and end up leaving with a bunch of new friends. His loyalty, big heart and personality is extremely genuine. Ethan’s sense of humor is what keeps me going and his way of understanding brings me so much comfort. As cheesy as it sounds… With Ethan, I am home. I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life with anyone else. ”

Sunset over the lake…

Their pup:

Ethan shared, “I think that Joanna and I are alike in so many ways. She’s not only my fiancé but also my best friend.  We both agreed that it was important for our engagement photos to tell our story and we felt so lucky to be working with you because you totally understood our vision.”

Row row row your boat…

In the rear view…

A-Treat Soda, a total must!!!

Ethan shared, “I love Joanna’s smile, sense of humor and her nose is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. The second we met… it immediately felt natural. It just felt right. After only a week or so of dating it had already felt like I knew her my whole life and after 3 years it feels like I just fell in love with her yesterday. She has a way of making me happy by simply being herself and trust is a big part of what makes us work so well together. There’s no one else in this world that I love or trust more then Joanna.”

Joanna laughed, “About a couple days after we matched on Tinder… yes, Tinder…  Ethan asked me out on a date. I was SO nervous but had a gut feeling that there was something special about him. He insisted on taking me to a fancy restaurant but I said I was more in the mood for a beer. I can still remember the smile on his face when I said that. We ended up going to a local bar and it just so happened to be “Bring Your Own Instrument Night.”  It was so loud and we couldn’t hear anything, so we had to yell into each others’ ears the whole time!! Needless to say, we both realized then and there that it didn’t take much to please us and that we could have fun doing whatever – as long as we were together.”

I make sure to take a couple of traditional portraits along with the more creative ones…

Ethan shared,” I knew from day one that Joanna was going to end up being a big part of my life.  After a countless amount of amazing times we’ve spent together, I decided it was time to ask her to spend the rest of her life with me. With her dad’s blessing and her mom’s advice on helping me pick out the perfect ring; I was as so excited!”

He continued, “Joanna was asked to compete in the Lehigh Valley Dancing With The Stars so I knew she would never expect a proposal because of how distracted she was from preparing for the dance and her nerves!  I like to keep her on her toes”

I love how they can go from seriously posing (in the photo above) to being total goofballs in like 2 seconds flat:

Ethan adds, “I decided to ask her in front of all of our family, friends and hundreds of other people! I’ll never forget the look on her face when I walked out onto the stage to greet her after her performance or the how my heart was literally about to jump out of my chest!”

Ethan smiled, “I’m so thankful she said yes!”

Joanna added, “I’m so thankful he asked.”

Joanna smiled, “On our second date, Ethan took me out to a field on his friend’s farm to look at the stars. You could literally see every single star in the sky! We actually ended up falling asleep laying on the bed of his truck. I remember waking up and wanting to pinch myself thinking this was all a dream! Ethan really knows how to work his charm!”

Ethan laughed, “Haha!  I am a charmer!!”

I knew that these two love color and I really wanted to bring out the blue of the sky at twilight and still get all the gold of the field.  I worked a little magic for this last shot…

Joanna & Ethan, thank you so much for opening up and allowing me to capture your story!  I am so excited to photograph your Lehigh Valley wedding next fall!

Silverbrook Farm Wedding Photographer: Allie & Max

A near hurricane turned into an *outdoor* sunny ceremony and a party to last the lifetime… I hope you enjoy these authentic, vibrant images as much as I enjoyed capturing them:

Allie shared, “We chose to work with Rhinehart Photography because we saw a wedding album of yours at Silverbrook Farm and fell in love with your work.   We could tell that you would be able to capture the place and people so well!”

She continued, “When we see our photos, we want to relive the day. We want to see the emotions in our faces and bodies and have it take us back to that moment. The day was a total whirlwind, emotionally jam packed! I also can’t wait to see our guests having a good time and all the other things we may have missed out on!”

I captured sooo many photos of their big day, but wanted to focus on the ones that show the emotions and things they may have missed.  The opening image is or the two of them sitting a rug as the sun set, and this one shows the hand calligraphy on their invitations and the details of their rings…

The setting of Silverbrook Farm is nothing short of magical.  Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a large maple tree, an arch of clematis framed in topiary– grazing cattle… I wanted to bring all of that into a single frame and did it here.  I also have a shot without her bridesmaid in it, but thought this was super cute!

Everything about their day seemed so perfectly suited to them and when I saw this “uninvited guest” who was the exact color of her invitations, I knew he’d have to make an appearance.

Max shared, “It didn’t take long to fall insanely and deeply in love with Allie. She is open and honest and the most thoughtful person I know. Her presence always brightens any room and I couldn’t imagine a life without her by my side.”

Allie’s bridesmaids were so incredibly happy, supportive, comfortable and fun to be around…

I felt lucky to be at Silverbrook Farm at Max and Allies side all day. The day felt authentic and intimate.  I love this photo because it seems to have similar qualities…

Haaa this one too, though I debated if I should include it, I think it really shows those same traits again, you can feel it, almost taste it…

Allie shared, “The flower crown was something that completely took me by surprise on the day of the wedding.”

Allie’s three “baby” cousins were her junior bridesmaids, here they join her in the side garden…

Allie shared, “We found Silverbrook Farm through happenstance, deep in our hearts we knew nothing could match the charm and authenticity at Silverbrook Farm. The proprietor, who was also our officiant, was also a huge factor. We connected quickly with Dot and her warmth and hospitality.

She continued, “Silverbrook reminded Allie of her Aunt Rita’s cabin, who coincidentally created all the bouquets and flower arrangements (which of course were more than perfect.)”

Wow Allie, just wow…

Max shared, “I loved the experience of exchanging love letters with Allie prior to the ceremony.”

He continued, “Her letter drove home how special I am to her and how great it is that we were getting married and how lucky I am to find that person.”

I love the feel of this photo, that it is both intimate (the hand writing, the texture of the paper, the shadowy hands) and private with the overlapping letters from the other side.

I just love the colors and reflections in this show of Max getting ready!  This beautiful shot was captured by my second photographer, Katie.

I’m very particular with my seconds and I need to say, man, she killed this…

Max smiled, “I was mostly just excited to find out that my groomsmen showed up to the venue on time, dressed and ready to go and not insanely hungover, although I learned quickly enough that their hangovers were severely reduced thanks to PediaLyte, haha. ”

He continued, “Our morning was extra special with Euchre, a card game unique to the Midwest but something my family (and Allie’s family) played growing up and still obviously love to play to this day. We put on some music, mostly songs about sunshine (Hear Comes the Sun by The Beatles) which was my one superstitious activity and clearly it paid dividends as we avoided afternoon rain!”

Another killer shot by Katie, the green vines and blue suit, perfect!

Allies bridesmaids prepare her for her first look…

“You ready Max???”  His reaction…

Here comes the bride…

His reaction…

Priceless…

I love the symmetry and intensity of this shot– the layers of topiary, field, mountains, and stormy sky… how the sun is hitting them: 

The same layers, but so much softer, united:

Allie smiled, “Max is *the best.* That is honestly an objective description.”

Max shared, “Allie and I work well together because we complement each other. Whether its tag teaming a delicious meal in the kitchen or pushing the pace on a run through woods with Piper in tow, we come together to make something greater than the sum of our individual parts.”

Allie shared, “Max is always thinking of others and goes out of his way to help or put others at ease. I must admit, it is an incredibly attractive quality to have in my husband!”

Max elaborated, “Together we are the silliest and most vibrant possible expressions of ourselves. Knowing that I have her encouragement and support in my corner gives me all the strength I need.  With Allie by my side I can do anything.”

Just then Piper showed up on the scene!

Allie laughed, “What I need to know is how do people NOT include their dog in their wedding?!?”

Allie continued, “We take Piper almost anyplace we can. She is our welcome third wheel, our fur baby, our toughest competitor for bed space, haha.”

I loved their style!  Allie shared, “We wanted feel to be comfortable and casual and the look to be natural, charming and a bit rustic.”

She went on, “Aspects that got me most excited were my dress, my bridesmaids’ coordinated but mismatched dresses…”

Looking dapper, gentlemen…

Vogue called, they want their models back…

Max shared, “Writing my love letter was such a treat as it caused me to really reflect on how much of an impact Allie has had on my life. She has changed my entire perspective on life and it was my intention to make sure she knew just that before we committed ourselves to each other officially, in front of our friends and family.”

Allie sat in the window reading her letter from Max, I caught a bridesmaids thoughtful expression in the mirror…

Time for the ceremony, which was *outdoors*!!!!  I say this with so much enthusiasm b/c on Monday it looked like a hurricane would hit Virginia!

Aww Piper– poised and ready….

Allie shared, “I knew that my parents were always going to walk me down the aisle together. That it was important to me, as was keeping my last name (at least for now). It was a really nice moment for all three of us.”  Here Allie’s mom hugs Max…

Allie shared about the Hurricane, “As our wedding day approached and Hurricane Florence was scheduled to hit Virginia with heavy rains and high winds, and I was kicking myself for the outdoor farm wedding idea! We had a rain plan, but a hurricane plan?! In Purcellville, Virginia?!?”

She continued, “But we literally dodged a hurricane that day, and that certainly heightened the stress and excitement of it all. The Weather app was our most frequently used that week and there was a lot of pressure to throw in the towel on the outdoor ceremony. But I held on to the dream and would you believe me if I told you that the sun came out as I walked down the aisle?”

I think they will now…

The lighting and sky was so incredibly intense during their ceremony, I just loved working with it.

Here the sunshine skims the ladies hair and gowns as the dramatic clouds roll in…

Intense sunlight beats on wedding guests as Allie’s dad appears to wipe a tear.

 

I love playing with perspective and found myself all the way in the back of the ceremony completely horizontal for this one, haha!

The vibrant green and soft textures make me think of hope and growth and all things good…

One thing I enjoy about Silverbrook is the organic feel of everything there.  There is this gorgeous maple tree, it must be at least 200 years old.  There is a wooden bench built around it with floral pillows.  A little girl and her grandmother sat on it to view the ceremony…

Allie shared, “I can’t help but smile thinking about saying those words as I looked into Max’s eyes. Everyone else disappeared.”

Again, that sunshine!

Hugs all around…

The walk from the ceremony to the reception… I think part of why I appreciate this so much is the organic feel of this transition, it is just so incredibly beautiful!!!

As someone who photographs a wedding every weekend 9 months a year, I see a lot of awkward transitions in ballroom hallways and the like, so to organically stroll, winding on these beautiful grounds just feels right.

For me the balance of this image is how it felt to be there, the guests walking, winding, framed in tree branches…

Allie and Max walked too, again, that dramatic sky, their intensity, he’s just beaming…

Allie shared, “Max and I put each other first. We are honest with each other. We trust each other completely. But also he goes along with me being the master planner and allegedly appreciates that I remind him of all the errands around the house. Yet he gets things done faster, so you could say that together we are both timely and efficient, haha!!”

I like to play with reflections and loved how the rust colored scrolls on the mirror seemed to mimic Allie’s ringlets and the blooming white and green hydrangeas mirrored her floral crown.  The dark tones of the barn really made it pop!

Allie shared, “I was blown away by the group effort that made our dinner tent look like a magical terrarium!”

The Indiana/Virginia matchbooks were another real highlight, and to see how everything come together on dot’s china!”

Another kind of behind the scenes moment that I thought Max and Allie would enjoy… the colors the long strides– free…

The sun sank in the sky as Allie and Max enjoyed their cocktail hour– an orb of light hovered near Allie in this shot, which was pretty cool…

Smiles all around…

Tasty treats…

haaaaa….

The toasts and speeches were so lovely!  It was hard to pick just one so I went for this one, a guest raising their glass to the happy couple…

Smiles, candle light, I wanted to warm to be reflected physically here and played with my white balance for this shot…

Allie shared, “Timber Pizza was another personal aspect of the wedding. Not only has Timber Pizza completely blown up the DC food scene but Andrew and Chris also happen to be basketball buddies of my Dad!  (And years before that, my bridesmaid shared kitchen space with the developing pizza company).  It’s crazy how it all comes back around!”

OMG, right???

Allie shared, “We owe our first dance success to our friend’s Brynn and Chris, who are not only excellent dancers, but exceptional instructors. We learned some moves, strung them together and practiced everywhere from the living room to the empty yoga studio.”

She went on, “We loved Sly 45 (our band) so much!  And aren’t we glad that Andrew performed our first song live because he must have noticed that we weren’t finished dancing yet and seamlessly kept it going for us.”

The Band was just incredible!!!  Here I wanted to capture the balance of it all, the yellow string lights, blue band lights, charming chandelier, it is all in thirds and balances warm and cool visually…

Now you’d think the next moment Allie would be on the floor, but no, this girl can DIP!!!  I love how you can see all of the guests watching and surrounding them!

The mother son dance– this stunning mother of the groom beams as her son smiles and all the lights twinkle.  I like how you can see the guests’ expressions and even Allie’s parents watching on…

Max shared, “Allie is the silliest and most fun person I know.  She is vibrant and awesome!  I can’t wait to take on the world together and laugh all the way through!”

Lol!!!  The cake!!!!

I am big on capturing atmosphere– here you can see the way the dance floor is packed, the warmth and intimacy of the space yet the high ceilings that make it feel so fresh and open,  I may have climbed up in the loft for this one ;).

Max shared, “The reception was blur for the best reasons! We had so much freaking fun at every single second that It was just one quick snapshot of utter happiness and delight after the next.”

Yes!  I totally agree and here are a few of them…  This game kept the dance floor hopping, sweet moves, Max!

Max continued, “Seeing everyone else equally happy and having such an insanely good time just made it all the more special.”

I love trying to capture the mood and emotion playing with different techniques.  Here as Allie’s cousins spun I used a slow shutter speed to capture the emotion and fun– I like how the image makes you feel a bit tipsy ;).

Allie laughed, “Finding out two of your guests that you know from completely different ways are…first cousins?! It was much more to be than just two families blending together.”

And these two, so freaking adorable all day long– I totally call dibs on their wedding, haha 😉

Most couples only hire me for an hour of dancing photos.  I say it’s really the minimum amount of time needed just to cover it.  I must say staying until the very end of the night was so much fun and resulted in very unique images…

A little shout out to Max and the Kilbeggan crew here:

Dancing queen…

All the hair!!!!  Love it!!!

Dance floor Yogis 😉

Max shared, “From the moment we walked down the aisle to the moment we said goodbye and drove off in the convertible we couldn’t stop smiling, laughing and having the time of our lives.”

He went on, “From the amazing pizza to our crazy friend Dillon climbing into the rafters we couldn’t have scripted the event any better if we had tried.”

Allie wanted to know what type of exit would show best, I told her undoubtedly, white flower petals– bang, explosion…

And they are off… love the color and motion blur here:

Speaking of color, one last shot!!! Allie shared, “It was amazing to see the whole day finally come together– friends and family, old and new, all in one place at the same time!”

She went on, “There were so many things we planned for our wedding day and so many others that caught me by surprise, like the way the barn sparkled when it was filled with all our friends and family, and the taste of vintage champagne that Max and I shared.”

Allie and Max, I hope these photos take you back to the day.  That they bring back all of the sights and smells and tastes and “feels” of this extraordinary moment in your life!

If you want to see more photos of Allie and Max (and Piper!) check out their engagement photos here.  If you’d like to find out more about their incredible team of vendors, check them out here:

Venue: Silverbrook Farm

Day of Event Coordinator: Finer Points

Photographer: Rhinehart Photography

Caterer: Timber Pizza

Band: Sly 45 

Cellist: William “Wytold” Lebing

Dress: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique

 

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