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I looked out the window as the speedometer needle lowered.  The view was terrifyingly beautiful.  I could feel my heart quicken as I tried to meander my way through the mountain roads.  When I arrived and got out of the car, the warm summer air took me by surprise.  I heard the sweetest voice as […]

Engagement, Sessions, Wedding

July 24, 2018

A Lake Minnewaska Engagement

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The 2nd styling with Sam shoot was last week, and oh mylanta was it perfection.  I spent months planning and being picky over details for this shoot.  I wanted it to stand out from the norm in styled wedding shoots, and I am so happy to say that I did just that with the help […]

Education, Sessions, Uncategorized, Wedding

July 6, 2018

Fruits Of Love Styled Shoot Recap | Styling With Sam

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The drive was far, but not the farthest.  We had the radio and AC on blast, and the highway was flying by.  I was getting those nervous but excited butterflies that I get before every wedding.  I had never met Amanda or Isaac minus a call we shared and a string of emails.  I knew […]

Wedding

July 4, 2018

Mr. & Mrs. Eshleman | A Mammoth Park Wedding | Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania

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“He’s so wholesome”.  Even though it may have been a joke or lack of better adjectives, after spending time with Adam and Leah I think that wholesome is a great word to describe their love for one another.  We met on a warm sunny evening, the light hit all of  the trees in the most […]

Engagement, Sessions

July 3, 2018

A Whispering Trees Engagement | Adam and Leah

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“We were thinking of maybe doing some of our portraits on a friend’s boat.  Do you think that would be ok?” Meredith sat across from me in the Panera booth and I about jumped out of my chair.  I’ve never been on a sailboat or anything, and I knew that the portraits would be beyond […]

Wedding

June 20, 2018

Mr. & Mrs. Reininger | An Erie Yacht Club Wedding

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Dress up portraits are something that I started with my daughter before she could even tell me no.  I knew that eventually there’d be a time where she didn’t want to do them anymore, but I also knew she’d come back. Ollie is one free spirited girl; she’s full of fire and ‘tude.   Sure sometimes […]

Family, For Mompreneurs, Sessions

June 11, 2018

Ollie’s Spring Flower Child Dream | Erie Pennsylvania Dress Up Portraits

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I love intimate weddings so much.  Part of my wedding brand is intimate portraits that you share with you new bride or groom in those moments.  I was so ready and elated when I received an email from Wendy about her upcoming wedding.  She warned me ahead of time that this was going to be […]

Wedding

May 30, 2018

Mr. & Mrs. Topel | An Intimate Hometown Elopement on Lake Erie

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Have you ever looked at a big, happy family and just thought to yourself, “I would love to see that many smiles every day”? I know for a fact that I have, and spending time with this family on such a beautiful day really solidified that for me. Rick and Katie blended these two families […]

Wedding

May 9, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Schwenk | A Lawrence Park Pennsylvania Wedding

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I woke up April 28th way earlier than I normally would.  I was filled with jitters and excitement and so much energy.  It was still dark out but I jumped in the shower and pulled out my favorite wedding day dress.  The first wedding of the season always has a special spark to it, and […]

Sessions, Wedding

May 2, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Martin | A Spring Erie Pa Wedding

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I love Fridays.  Not because they are the start of the weekend, but because everyone is always in such a good mood! I want to take this amazing day and tell you about some of the behind the scenes work and moments that were part of the first workshop! When I was putting together the […]

Education, For Photographers, Self-Empowerment, Wedding

April 6, 2018

Styling With Sam, The Workshop Behind the Scenes