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Landis valley museum Wedding | Matt + Jenna

Oh my, oh my, oh my. I am so excited to be able to share this wedding on the blog! Honestly, I don't know if I'll have the perfect words to describe how much I loved being able to travel up to Pennsylvania and photograph Matt and Jenna on their wedding day. I've known Jenna for almost three years now, and while it may seem crazy to some people, we met over the internet and slowly became best friends throughout the past three years. When Curtis and I arrived in the Harrisburg airport the day before Matt and Jenna's wedding, I immediately texted Jenna that we had landed, along with all of the celebration emojis I could quickly get my thumbs on. I don't think I've ever been more excited to photograph a wedding before, and I'm not sure if I will be again. We texted, skyped, facebooked, and talked on the phone for hours about this day, and it was FINALLY here. Curtis and I helped set up for the reception in the beautiful firehouse the night before the wedding, and I couldn't believe all of what Jenna had dreamed and talked about for the past year and nine months had come together. Matt and Jenna's wedding day was a gorgeous September day. The sun was out, everything was coming together perfectly, as a photographer herself, Jenna made sure I had the most splendid timeline a photographer could ask for, and I was so incredibly happy to see two of my very good friends finally get married to one another. It was a joy to photograph this wedding. Definitely an experience I'll never forget, and one that I'm so blessed to have had the privilege to shoot. 

To Matt & Jenna: Thank you for trusting me with this glorious day in your lives. Thank you for being such kind and thoughtful friends. Thank you for being some of my biggest supporters for the past two and a half years. Thank you for having one GOOOORGEOUS wedding. And, thank you, thank you for being a big part of our lives, even if we live 1500 miles away from each other. I love you both, and I hope you love and cherish these photos for the rest of your days. 

venue: Landis Valley Museum | vintage rentals : Treasured Rentals | cake: the flour child | dounts: Fractured Prune Donuts | hair + makeup: A Little Off the Top | florals: Flowers by Meg | videographer: Shawn Fisher Productions

Pennsylvania on Film | Travel

In September, Curtis and I traveled up to Pennsylvania to photograph two of my favorite people on the face of the earth's wedding. Now, Jenna, the bride, has sent me photos of weddings at this venue for over a year now, and I thought I knew what to expect when we were driving from the airport to Landis Valley in Lancaster.. but, I was wrong. It was so much more awesome than I had imagined. I'm kind of obsessed with old things. I have antique furniture, random vintage objects, and my entire wedding was filled with vintage-this and vintage-that, so going up to Pennsylvania was super fun for me because the American history is so much older up there than it is Texas. There were beautiful old buildings, a barn that I literally freaked out over when I saw, and fun farm animals that helped create this beautiful little historic town. 

Photography has started to take me to some awesome places. First Oregon and now Pennsylvania. I can't wait to see what else God has in store. 

35mm Kodak Portra 400