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Hi! Thanks a million for visiting my blog! This is a place for my business, photography, ideas, inspiration, life stories and, of course, mounds and mounds of pictures. If you're looking for information about my photography services, i welcome you to view some of my most recent work here and then click on the portfolio link above. If you're looking for a place to have fun, relax, feel happy, and be inspired, stick around and grab something to drink! May I suggest the "what I'm sippin'" list of favorites to the bottom left?

Kellyn & Matt: Purple Iris Wedding, Martinsburg WV Photographer

I met Kellyn and Matt for the first time last year in Harpers Ferry, WV. It was the chosen spot for their engagement session. I quickly realized two things: 1) Harpers Ferry is a beautiful location! I should have visited way earlier when we lived just hour an hour north of it. 2) Kellyn and Matt are awesome.

I had already met Kellyn in an earlier “JFP wedding”, but didn’t really get to know her. This time around she was paired with Matt, and he complimented her so well. They were friendly, engaging and didn’t seem to mind the photo-taking process at all.

Then came their wedding day. I remember driving to the venue being genuinely excited to see them again. They left me with such warm hugs and thoughts after the engagement session and I knew their wedding day was going to be easy because of that. We were friends and it was clear that all three of us were comfortable with each other…and in the end, we made an awesome team! Thanks for that, Kellyn and Matt. :)

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Love these getting ready moments of Kellyn. She was glowing, and just so excited!

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My second shooter Jacqie discovered this angle! Major points for her!!!

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Love this bridal portrait of Kellyn!

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While Jacqie stayed back with the girls, I went to meet up with Matt and the guys…

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Matt used to work at Foot Locker and he LOVES shoes, so these were appropriate for his wedding day. :)

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Mama and grandma ready to see their girl…

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Jacqie also captured these next two…such a sweet moment!

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Nike shoes for all the guys!

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A favorite on the left!

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Us photographers, we always have at least one person interested in what we’re doing. ;)

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Kellyn and Matt…what a beautiful wedding! Thanks for being awesome clients, and for inviting me to be a part of your big day! I hope we’ll reunite again in the future for more pictures. :)

July Anniversaries

It’s time for July anniversaries! I usually do these at the beginning of the month, but July is only slightly more than halfway over so I’m not completely behind yet, right? Things are busy here at JFP…and in life in general. So I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like. Most of time is spent editing pictures, answering emails, taking pictures, and tending to the house and kiddos. I tried really hard not to overdo it by keeping my calendar balanced with minimal sessions, meetings, weddings and other activities, but I think I failed…ha! Good thing August is a little lighter and September is even lighter than that! Anyways…

This blog post is for my JFP couples celebrating one year of wedded bliss! One year of “date nights” on the couch, “you cook, I’ll clean”, and stealing the covers…or is that just Brian and I? :) Whatever your year was made of, I hope it was fun! And I hope you’re looking back at your wedding pictures on this first anniversary and remembering where your journeys began…

Happy Anniversary Alyssa and DJ!

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The beautiful Shady Elms Farm in Washington, PA!

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Happy Anniversary Amanda and Caleb! P.S. This wedding was published in the spring/summer issue of WV Weddings magazine this year! I should probably blog about that sometime…ha!

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One of my all-time favorite detail shots. :)

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Benton Grove Bed & Banquets in Morgantown, WV! It’s a pretty spectacular venue!

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Happy Anniversary Tiffanie and Shannon!

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It was such an honor to travel with these guys to Nags Head, NC!

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Happy Anniversary Caitlin and Bryce!

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A favorite bride-groom portrait!

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Happy anniversary, all! Enjoy with some champagne, a date night or two, a look back at your wedding video, and of course your wedding pictures! Thanks for including me in each of your weddings last year!

 

Jenna & Glenn: The Historic Summit Inn Wedding, Uniontown PA Photographer

I met Jenna, Glenn and Jenna’s mom at Panera (that was before I had an at-home office!) last year to discuss their wedding photography. And we talked for a while…both about the wedding and life in general. Glenn even left early because we had taken care of “the business” first and ended up just casually chatting for a while after (three women and one guy, you know he didn’t want to be part of that for too long…;) ). It was nice knowing I could get that comfortable with a couple (and one of their moms!) right from the get-go!

And that made the wedding day easier. We didn’t need to “meet and greet” with each other…we could just dive in!

Jenna and Glenn were married at the beautifully grand cathedral in downtown Greensburg, PA and their wedding was held at The Historic Summit Inn in Uniontown, PA. I had been to both places before, but not since high school…over 10 years ago! The Inn was especially exciting to visit because that’s where I had my junior prom in 2003! But I was returning for a very different reason…for Jenna and Glenn, and the start of their new life together…

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The flower girls were a big part of the day! Jenna just beamed about them and they couldn’t get enough of her. :)

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Jenna’s dad seeing her for the first time…

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My mom captured this one from the balcony!

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Beautiful church, right!?!

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More flower girl love!

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Glenn was a firefighter for the Star City, WV fire department…and this engine that he helped buy made the hour and a half trip for a joy ride at the ceremony!

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Fun and formals, and the reception atop the mountain at The Historic Summit Inn!

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The Inn just built a treehouse that was featured on Treehouse Masters…and they were kind enough to take myself, Glenn and Jenna for some pictures…

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Jenna and Glenn planned their day so they could not only have enough time or pictures, but so they could enjoy their cocktail hour, too!

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The only thing better than a grandma picture at a wedding is a grandma picture with the bride and groom! I love capturing moments like this!

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Jenna LOVES her dad, and he loves her, too!

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A few portraits at sunset…

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And some celebratory wedding party shots to end the evening!

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Thanks so much for having me, Jenna and Glenn! And thanks for including so much time for pictures, and for taking the trek back to the treehouse. I hope you enjoyed your wedding day, and I hope you’re still enjoying your wedding pictures!