The Hayloft of PA Wedding, Emily & Brandon

Emily and Brandon's wedding at The Hayloft in Rockwood PA had a distinct country feel, with the bridesmaids (and bride!) in cowboy boots, beautiful sunflowers decorating the ceremony and venue, and an awesome country band, RuffCreek, to keep everyone dancing the night away.   The rain threatened for most of the afternoon, but held off to allow their ceremony to be held outdoors at the Hayloft's 'Labyrinth', a really cool space that allows your ceremony to be held 'in the round' so you can be, quite literally, surrounded by your family and friends as you exchange vows.  Almost as soon as the ceremony ended, the skies opened and the rain came.  Thankfully it did not last all evening and we were able to go outside for some of the most perfect clouds and light I could ask for for wedding portraits.  

I hope you'll take a peek at some of my favorites from this beautiful day! 

Special thanks to Andrea for second shooting this wedding with me! You can check out the rest of her awesome work here

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Engagement Session

When I realized that Lisa and Oliver lived in Washington D.C., despite the Pittsburgh PA wedding and celebration they're planning for later this fall, I jumped at the chance to head to D.C. to photograph their engagement session.  Our plans got waylaid.. twice.  The session was first scheduled in the spring but needed to be rescheduled when we realized the Pittsburgh Penguins (go figure!) would be in D.C. to play the Capitals in the playoffs.  We rescheduled for mid summer in hopes of lovely warm weather and lots of wandering around monuments.  When the weekend planned called for torrential downpours instead, Lisa and Oli didn't let that get them down and instead decided we'd move indoors to the National Gallery of Art - and I am so glad we did!  It may have been raining buckets outside, but we were cozy and able to take our time strolling through the galleries and getting some awesome shots among the artwork and architecture. 

Thanks so much you two for letting me capture these for you!  It was so fun and I'm excited for October!