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Holland {Family Portraits}

“You will forever be my always…”

Katelyn and Jef just recently renewed their vows and decided to do a shoot just because, and I love that.

So we rose with the sun, played with the pups and let the beauty unfold.

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Zach & Heather {Engaged}

“‘..cause I know there is strength
in the differences between us
and I know there is comfort
where we overlap”
-Ani Difranco’s

December 3, 2013: another winter day for some, but for Zach and Heather it was the beginning of something great. The two shared dinner at El Serrano’s in Lancaster followed by a movie. They’ve built their relationship on quality time together; hiking, camping and any outdoor activities are among their favorites.

The two plan to marry next October at The Stoltzfus Homestead in Lancaster County.

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Jacobs {Family Portraits}

This family is pretty great.

While a student at Temple University in Philadelphia, I found a little movie theater in Manayunk that housed a church called Epic every Sunday morning. Four years later, this place has become my second home. It is one of the biggest reasons I have stayed in Philadelphia and the church is becoming my family. God is using this place like crazy and it is just down right exciting to be a part of what is happening.

Kent Jacobs is the pastor at Epic Church and I couldn’t be more grateful for the role he and his family are playing in following after what God has for the city of Philadelphia. Thanks for all you do, guys!

Oh yeah, and they have the cutest kids ever…(the proof is below)

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Graham {Family Portraits}

“May you always know, my little one, you were wished for, longed for, prayed for and wanted.”

The Grahams family session is a personal favorite each year. I’ve said before, one of the best parts of my job is getting to see families grow. The Graham family continues to grow but with the role of fostering and adoption playing a huge roll. This year we welcomed Brek to the family. It is really an amazing thing to see these children and imagine how different their lives are because a couple decided to trust in God and seek after them. The combination of different personalities, backgrounds and stories creates something beautiful and I feel blessed to get to be a part of it, even if just for a few hours on a sunny Fall afternoon.

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Eric & Jess {Wedding}

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Venue: The Booking House – Manheim, PA

Dress: Bride By J

Florist: Pearls and Petals by Megan Waltman

DJ/Entertainment Services: Burnie with Portable Soundz

Videographer: Shawn Fisher Productions

Cupcakes: Sweet Shenanigans

Cake: Butterflake Bakery

Catering: Yoders Catering

Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Invitations: Minted

The forecast called for rain and a lot of it. Jenessa and I met for our morning meeting at a little coffee shop where the gloomy skies showed no sign of letting up. I then stopped by the salon where Jessica was getting ready and after a minute with the bride, I knew nothing could damper this day. The anticipation of what was to come could be felt simply by being in the same room as the bride. Today was the day she had dreamt about all her life and not only that but she was truly about to promise her life to the man that she had always prayed for.

Then somewhere along our forty minute drive to Manheim the rain subsided and a slight overcast took its place. Not a drop was to be seen. We were particularly excited for this day because not only do we love the bride and groom but they were getting married at a brand new Lancaster County wedding location, The Booking House. Within minutes of stepping onto the property, I felt my creativity meter being pushed to the brim. The location is literally oozing with class and charm.

The day was flawless from beginning to end and I’m pretty sure we didn’t stop smiling. Jess giggled with anticipation as she walked up behind Eric for their first look and nothing can describe the sparkle in his eye when he turned and finally saw his bride.

The ceremony was short and sweet yet held one of the most powerful wedding sermons I have every heard. Those in attendance were reminded of who God is and how a successful marriage is built on not only the love for one another but Jesus being the center.

You could feel the love for the couple in every aspect, from the friends that partied into the night, to the look of approval from all sets of parents or to the grandparents bestowing blessings upon the couple.

This is what love is suppose to look like. I am so extremely happy for Eric & Jess and can’t wait for the amazing things they will do together. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Ziemer.

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