I am a marriage & family photographer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When I'm not editing your photographs, you can find me gardening with my boys or exploring the local hiking trails.
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The contest finished YESTERDAY (results pending!) and we thought that it was fitting to announce the wonderful team of vendors working on the Spring Forest Styled Shoot. I have to say, I am over the moon excited about these folks. They are all so very talented and I am very much blessed and honored to be working alongside them!
THE KEPT NEST VINTAGE RENTALS AND FLORALS
April of the Kept Nest Vintage Rentals and Florals was the very first vendor that signed up to do this shoot with me. She has been a HUGE part of this process and has been wonderful to work with. She offers a host of services; from event design, day of coordination, vintage rentals, and floral design. April is known for designing weddings that perfectly reflect the couple’s vision for the day, all the while providing great communication and customer service. She has a beautiful selection of vintage items, ensuring that her clients can incorporate the perfect pieces.
April’s work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, BOHO, and The Wedding Chicks blogs. She is based out of South-Central Pennsylvania.
Her favorite romantic movies are Greencard and Pride and Prejudice.
Find her here: http://thekeptnest.com/
JANELL BERTE OF POSH BRIDAL
When Janell Berte of POSH Bridal agreed to be a part the Spring Forest Styled Shoot we were simply put, elated. Janell’s bridal gowns are stunning and walking into her salon, it seems, provides brides with an amazing experience. One need only read her reviews to see that she makes brides the center of attention and goes to great lengths to provide a world-class service.
Janell’s work has been published in Brides Magazine, Modern Bride Magazine, Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart, Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, Bridal Guide Magazine and countless blogs. The boutique is located in Lancaster, PA and serves brides from surrounding areas such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, D.C. and New York. Janell Berte gowns can also be purchased at various bridal salon locations nationwide.
Janell’s favorite romantic movie is Shakespeare in Love.
KRISTY RICE OF MOMENTAL DESIGNS
Kristy Rice, of Momental Designs, is so unbelievably talented. Her hand-painted paper suites including: invitations, table numbers, escort cards, programs, and menus are simply works of art, ethereal and lovely you’d want to wallpaper your room with them! She, and her team, work diligently to convey their clients’ personalities, with each brush stroke.
Kristy and the Momental Designs teams’ work has been published in The Knot, Southern Weddings, Southern New England Weddings, Ceremony Magazine, Bride and Bloom, Utterly Engaged, Eco Beautiful Weddings, Weddings in Houston, Ceremony, Flower Magazine, Exquisite Weddings, Kentucky Bride, Rue, C Magazine, to name a few and most recently (and not for the first time), Inside Weddings Winter Issue, Bridal Guide’s Spring Issue, they produced the cover for Destination I Do. They have also been featured countless times of Style Me Pretty and The Knot as well as Wedding Chicks, 100 Layer Cake, Oh So Beautiful, Grey Likes Wedding, Green Wedding Shoes, Southern Weddings, Style Unveiled, Valley & Co. Weddings, Junebug Weddings, The Bride’s Café, Oh So Beautiful, Paper, Merci New York, Munaluchi Bride, Style Unveiled, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, United With Love, BizBash and Art Career Project.
Kristy’s favorite romantic movie is The Painted Veil.
Find her here: http://www.momentaldesigns.com/
LE PETIT HOOT
Jill of Le Petit Hoot specializes in making ABSOLUTELY gorgeous clutches, purses, and other accessories. All of the items are thoughtfully designed and personally constructed from start to finish. Jill sources all fabrics used. Past customers have been thrilled with how well made her bags are and how nice she is throughout the transaction. She is based out of the Greater Philadelphia area.
Jill’s favorite romantic movie is Memoirs of a Geisha.
Find her here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LePetitHoot
LA PETITE PATISSERIE
La Petite Patisserie is a dessert boutique with a charming French flair. They offer a variety of services to make life’s special moments sweeter. They cater birthdays, showers, weddings, and tea parties. The boutique is located in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Donna, who runs and owns the bakery is so sweet and has been such a pleasure to work with!
Their delicious desserts have been featured in Dream Weddings, Dress for the Wedding, and Lancaster County Magazine.
Donna’s favorite romantic movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Find her here: http://petitedessert.com/
Amanda of Blush Beautiful offers on-site bridal makeup, including both traditional and airbrush. She is based out of Lancaster, PA and is best known for bringing out a bride’s natural beauty. With a background in art, Amanda creates a customized and unique look. Ultimately, her focus is to make her clients look and feel their absolute best. She provides a high level of professionalism and promptness, which really helps brides stay stress-free on their wedding day.
Amanda’s favorite romantic movie is The Notebook.
Find her here: http://www.blushbeautiful.com/
Kristina of Chignon has been providing professional on-site hair styling services for the past 9 years. She is best known for her professionalism, time management, and customized looks. She has a way of creating a non-stressful experience for both the brides and her bridal party. Her clients describe her as sweet, personable, and accommodating. Kristina is based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Kristina’s favorite romantic movie is The Notebook.
Find her here: http://www.chignon.us/
CENTRAL PA TUXES
Central PA Tuxedo offers a wide selection (“over 150 style choices with additional options in accessories and shoes”) of tuxedo options at affordable prices. Considered formalwear experts, they offer attentive service and have locations in Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Ephrata and Pottsville.
Find them here: http://centralpatuxedo.com/
oh.. and I guess I should add REBECCA SHIVERS PHOTOGRAPHY
Becky Shivers has an eye for what constitutes an amazing photograph, capturing moments, emotions and beauty that convey a message. Her work is inspired by nature and her love and appreciation for being outdoors. She is delightful to work with and has a calm presence that makes you just want her around! Based out of Lancaster, PA, Becky does weddings, engagements and family portraits.
Her work has been featured on Beyond the Wanderlust.
Becky’s favorite romantic movie is the French film, Romantics Anonymous, or Les Emotifs Anonymes.
You know where to find me! (In case anyone was wondering, I totally did not write this last description. Thanks, April!!)
I can hardly wait for this shoot to happen. Eek! Check back for updates on who our winner will be!! We will be announcing it THIS WEEK.
April 1, 2014