Anchor Up to Me, Love : Lehigh Valley, PA Elopement & Wedding Photographer

Taught the hand that taut the bride
Both our eyes lock to the tide
We went in circles somewhere else….

I haven’t blogged in so long. And I hate that.
But for this session I had to take the time.

It hadn’t visited this spot since 2017. It’s a STEEP hike, and requires muscles that I admit I don’t have. But the view from the top? 1000% worth it.

I had a vision for this session the moment I decided a trip “up” was necessary for some future projects. I wanted to see a simple gown of white, a crown perched on platinum curls, a bouquet of muted color, and a veil of length and flow. A Queen in her own right, but still soft and tender with the one she loves. I’ll admit, once I latch onto an idea, I run with it full fury, and had the pieces put together faster than I could climb the mountain itself, haha!

While brutally hot, and with the sun hidden behind clouds most of the time, I was absolutely in love with the results as I watched my vision come to life. I adore the fact that we were able to shoot in the blue hour, which is the hour after the sun sets. I so rarely get to stretch my wings and shoot in that kind of light and I love the dreamy feel it gives to the photos towards the end of the evening. Like something from a different time and place.

It’s never an “easy” feat to shoot in conditions where the ground isn’t exactly flat and your footing needs to be planted and sound. But I love the challenge, the depth of emotion, and the mood - and I will never say no to any feat when the results speak so loudly to my heart. I am nothing if not a hopeless romantic, willing to follow love wherever it may roam, and the photos we captured between Britton & LeeAnn make my heart sing. That is all I want from my job. Photos that inspire me to feel things so deeply and so intensely.

I hope you can feel it too
<3

Let that music play…

Models : LeeAnn Lilly & Britton Hubbard
Associate Shooters - Liz Larsen & Richard Fenon

Floral bouquet : Thistle Bee the Florist
Hair and Makeup : Alisha Nycole & Co

Back to You : An Open Heart Session - Lehigh Valley & Poconos, PA Couples Photographer

 

I've been on a campaign lately to show you all how much my heart longs for Open Heart Sessions.

I know it probably looks very overwhelming, but I can promise you...it couldn't be easier.

Because the chemistry you see? It's real. The passion you feel? It's there. It's just a matter of prompting you to be there, in that moment. Two hearts, one camera.

Every session I do is inspired by a little something....this one by the new song by Selena Gomez, Back to You. I love the way in which the song describes how one's heart always belongs to that one person, no matter how much you try and fight it. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants...another thing Selena Gomez knows a bit about ;)

Reading the lyrics really spoke to me....

 

Took you like a shot
Thought that I could chase you with a cold evening
Let a couple years water down how I'm feeling about you

And every time we talk
Every single word builds up to this moment
And I gotta convince myself I don't want it
Even though I do 

You could break my heart in two
But when it heals, it beats for you
I know it's forward, but it's true

I wanna hold you when I'm not supposed to
When I'm lying close to someone else
You're stuck in my head and I can't get you out of it
If I could do it all again
I know I'd go back to you

Let the music play as you view this beautiful Open Heart Session with an adventurous couple who absolutely blew me away with their own kind and open hearts. It's not every day you can meet someone last minute at a park and have them expose their hearts to you so honestly. Theeee best <3

Cozze Wedding : Lehigh Valley, PA Wedding Photographer

I can tell you that the entire week before the Cozze's got hitched, up until the morning of, it was calling for 100% chance of rain and thunderstorms. I admit, I was getting a little nervous, knowing Chantelle & Frank planned to exchange their vows outdoors on Cozze family property. 

In calling Chantelle a few days before, I reminded her we'd need to prepare for anything. And you know what? She had no worries whatsoever. She just wanted it to be about her and Frank, nothing else mattered. 

And you know what else? Aside from some clouds and some sprinkles here and there, the sun shined brilliantly all.day.long.

Both Chantelle & Frank are easy going, genuinely HAPPY people. Huge hearts, even bigger smiles. Every single decoration was handmade by the two of them with love, from the arbor to the signage. Personal touches were spread throughout every nook and cranny. Oh and their dogs? I don't know that you could find a more loyal pair. They followed their mom and dad all day long, watching over them or sitting near them during all the important aspects of their day.

Their families surrounded them with joy and laughter, and it was truly a pleasure to witness. I don't know that we've ever had such an easy, care free day. And I'm so happy to share some highlights from their wedding day with you <3

Vendors:
Photography - Valor & Vine Photography
Florist - Jackie Cozzubbo
Cake & Desserts - Amy Cozze, Cozze Cakes
DJ - Gabriel Francis
Catering - Aioli Food Truck
Hair & Makeup - Paula Singer, Alisha Nycole Co
Gown - Bella's Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses - David's Bridal
Men's Attire - Men's Warehouse
Photobooth- Dan's Camera City



Let that music play, a song that is very special to both the bride and groom!

 

Kane Wedding : Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

It was an unexpectedly cool and misty day in May...

...and we loved every minute of it.

Kimberley and Michael created a calm and natural atmosphere on the day they exchanged vows, choosing to accept the rain and roll with the punches, pulling out umbrellas when necessary. The mist and fog added such depth and mood to their day!

All day long there were easy smiles, quiet laughter, and tender moments. Both bride and groom are kind, laid back individuals and I think that gentle touch is apparent all throughout the crisp and clean ambiance.  Having to scrap a few plans due to the rain, I was so happy that the weather held off long enough for us to sneak outside and capture some of the rolling hills of Olde Homestead Golf Club! The barn lit up with a rustic vibe as they danced the night away.

We thoroughly enjoyed capturing the Kane's as they began a new chapter as husband and wife and are so excited to share some highlights from their day!

Make sure to let their first dance song play as you scroll through <3

Vendors:
Photography - Valor & Vine Photography
Venue - Olde Homestead Gold Club
Florist - Sarah from Allium
Cake & Desserts - Hellertown Bakery
DJ - Gruvin Enterprises
Hair & Makeup - Meraki Beauty
Catering - Olde Homestead
Gown - All Things Bridal : Quakertown
Bridesmaid Dresses - Weddington Way
Men's Attire - Men's Warehouse
Favors - Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn