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Elmira Country Club Wedding Photography: Elaine & Matthew

Elaine and Matthew’s wedding was one of simple elegance and natural beauty, something you may have expected if you saw their  country engagement photos.  We met at Elaine’s family farm to prepare for the wedding then to her home church for the ceremony and celebrated at Elmira Country Club.  Children were a key part of the day– what characters!  Overall, the day was one of joy, peace and celebration.

You have probably heard the popular verse “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”

A little history here: The verse is said to have started in Victorian England “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

In Elaine’s case, her grandmother’s handkerchief in her bouquet was old, the wedding rings were new, she borrowed her veil and her shoes were adorable and blue!

Their was rain in the forecast all day, but the window of time when we would be outdoors was completely clear, well almost!

Matthew’s brothers’ toast included a “top ten list” that was clever, thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 (Feel free to paste the list in the comment section if you like, gentlemen 😉 )

Elaine and her friends found inspiration from the royal wedding and wore hats to the reception.

Matthew and Elaine love children and they were a key part of the wedding.  Each child had their own style and were so much fun to watch.

It was a real pleasure working with this couple and with the Elmira Country Club.  Thank you for sharing your day with me!



Megan MurphyOctober 6, 2011 - 10:29 pm

SO beautiful, Lisa!!

Julie RuttOctober 7, 2011 - 4:11 pm

LOVE them! 😀 They turned out awesome. I love your perspective through the lens. And thanks for the education on the something old, new, borrowed and blue! 🙂

Brian BriggsOctober 9, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Here are the top 12 reasons we are glad that Elaine McClelland and Matt Briggs are getting married:

Brian – 12. I can finally include Elaine in my family section of facebook.
Rick – 11. Matt finally has someone to spend his hard-earned saved-up money on.
Brian – 10. Hopefully we will now get a card along with the check for all birthdays and Christmases.
Rick – 9. Phil and Mary Ellen briggs are tired of only having 8 grandkids.
Brian – 8. This will give us an excuse to visit the beautiful state of Pennsylvania (even if your NFL teams stink, primarily the steelers)
Rick- 7. Our children will now have another awesome, incredible aunt.
Brian – 6. Perdue just got another life-long customer that will refuse to eat anything but perdue chicken.
Rick – 5. Matt won’t have to pay for dental cleanings any more.
Brian – 4. Matt will hopefully be forced into shaving more often.
Rick – 3. Matt deserved an angel and by George, he’s got one.
Brian – 2. One less competitor in our local golf club championship.
Rick – 1. Because it was god’s will that you two wonderful individuals would end up together.

Jon PooleOctober 10, 2011 - 4:22 pm


John MonfrediniOctober 10, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Matt & Elaine: Congratulations on your most beautiful wedding and my brothers and I wish you both the very best of happiness, health, and good fortune in the years to come. Here is a suggestion for Elaine, however. Keep Matt away from the Elmira Country Club or she may never see him. All the best to you both. John Monfredini

Central PA Senior Portrait Photography: Reynah & Margeaux

Twins Reynah & Margeaux wore vintage 1920’s dresses, rode their horses and enjoyed the beautiful landscape of middle spring PA.    I was inspired by the beauty of the landscape and fascinated by the bond that they share as twins.  I hope you enjoy this unique photo shoot as much as I do, it is one that I will always remember.

^ can you spot them?  This is the stunning “middle spring” wow!

I couldn’t choose a favorite 😉

^The horses are just as close as these young ladies

This last photo is for their dad.  He is an Olympian and an inspiration to them as they train and compete– running is a “family sport” for them.


Carlisle Wedding Photography: Sarah & Luke

Pinwheels, bubbles and adorable children were key to Sarah & Luke’s Dickinson College wedding in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.    Sarah is crafty and actually made all the pinwheels herself, she even found a way to include them in several ways including as boutonnieres and cake decor– check it out!  They are both young at heart and there is something that feels very organic about their relationship– relaxed, simple and natural.

Luke is wearing his grandfather’s watch so that he could be close to him on this special day.

Ready for her “first look” with Luke!

One nice thing about having two photographers (like Kris and I at Rhinehart Photography) is getting two different perspectives.

The bubble photos are a great example.

^ They served specialty wines, Luke chose his dad as “best man” and incorporated the pinwheel theme into their cake.

Their favors were pinwheels as well– it was fun to watch everyone playing with them.

Sarah SheafferSeptember 25, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Beautiful photos Lisa! I love how you captured the day!

Regents Glen Engagement Photography: Diane & Rod

Regents’ Glen’s boxwood garden, reflective pool and view of sunset blew me away as did this lovely couple.  Diane is elegant, welcoming and absolutely charming–  Rod is sharp, witty and an all around great guy.   I like how comfortable they are together—their chemistry is natural and their collaboration felt effortless.   It was a joy for me to get to know them and work in this beautiful location.  Brides in the York area, I highly suggest checking out Regents’ Glen the Boxhill Mansion is stunning!

^ can you spot them?

^ this frog is 100% real


Diane and RodSeptember 15, 2011 - 8:27 pm

Hi Lisa: Rod and I are just thrilled with how your photos turned out. These are stunning! It was such a pleasure working with you this day and we could see how seriously you take your work. Thank you so much for posting these and we can’t wait to see the rest!!

JimSeptember 16, 2011 - 9:53 am

Very nice Lisa! My favorites are the twirl and frog 🙂

rose sacksNovember 15, 2011 - 6:32 pm


I’m a friend of your Aunt Nancy. She shared your link with me. Congratulations on your engagement and wedding. The photos are sensitive with a hint of passion, quite nice.

[…] may remember Diane & Rod from their engagement photos at the Boxhill Mansion of Regents Glen.  We met at the beautiful estate again in November […]

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