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!”
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
Caitlin Jane Calligraphy
Top Hat Tuxedos
Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne
Changes for hair
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.