I can hardly wait to share more photos from yesterday's shoot in Tahoe National Forest in Northern California... until then, here's a little peak into yesterday...
I love it when strangers become friends! We started chatting with Kevin and Mandy from @188sqft about a year ago and since then have met them all across the country. Turns out Mandy is also a wedding photographer from Pennsylvania and lives on the road full time in an RV too. They recently camped next to us for a month in Northern California. It was fun capturing their adorable little home on wheels and 4 pets in this lifestyle session.
< Grizzly the cat was camera shy > I'll catch him next time! hahah.
This stunning elopement feature captures the purest of love. Stella and Nolan traveled the the world as their love bloomed. Along the way they collected many treasures , all of which they incorporated into their wedding day. They were married in a California forest along side a beautiful lake. When they began planning their elopement they were confident that they did not want to limit themselves to only only specific concept. Their elopement included a variety of styles that ranged from bohemian, eclectic, bold colors, and geometric shapes.
Check out this styled shoot straight from the imaginations of my wonderful team listed below >>>
Check out the amazing team that made this shoot possible:
PHOTOGRAPHER: TRINITY PHOTOGRAPHY // www.trinitywalkerkeefer.com
STYLIST & ORGANIZER: NIPIT BRANDING // http://nipitbranding.com
GOWN: BHLDN // http://www.bhldn.com
MAKEUP: Josephine Love // http://www.josephinelove.com
HAIR: BEAUTOLOGY STUDIO // http://www.beautologystudio.com/#welcome-1
INVITES / PAPER GOODS: Chelsea Foster Design// http://www.chelseafosterhilt.com
CAKE: THE COUTURE CAKERY // http://couturecakery.net
FLORALS: FOSTER’S FLOWER SHOP // http://www.fostersflowershop.com
RENTALS: ON A LARK // http://weareonalark.com
CLUTCH/PURSH: CRAFTY FROG DESIGNS // http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyFrogDesigns
HANGING MOBILE: ELECTRIC SUN CREATIVES // http://www.electricsuncreatives.com
JEWELRY: EARRINGS + CROWN: STARKITE JEWELRY // https://www.facebook.com/starkitejewelry/
TABLE PLACE SETTING: IKEA // http://www.ikea.com/us/en/
CRYSTAL/GEODES: SUNRISE SOAP COMPANY // http://sunrisesoapco.com
MODELS: Rebekah Weyrauch, Bride // Matt Weyrauch, Groom // Mike Breslin, “pastor”
* I want to also thank everyone else who gave their time to make this shoot possible, thank you *
“We travel because we need to,
because distance and difference
are the secret tonic to creativity.
When we get home, home is still the same.
But something in our mind has changed,
and that changes everything.” ~John Leher
I document lives for a living. I LOVE IT. Every time I get to photograph the love you share with that special someone on your wedding day, the giggles of your family, or the sweet yawn of a your newborn, my heart skips a beat. I get to live life with so many people and be there for the moments in life that are most precious. It always fills me with great joy.
This year, it is time for me to document my life. My husband, Kermit, and I work hard. We love what we do and love our lives, but we have the opportunity to do something amazing. We are going on an adventure, OUR big adventure. Kermit and I are headed to Northern California for a year.
While based in California for a year, I will be back in York, PA once a month throughout the summer: shooting weddings and booking your family sessions. Each of these visits home will be posted well in advance so you can book your session.
We will be heading West this Spring and couldn’t be more excited. I care deeply for each of you, my clients, who have instilled in me love, friendship and a sense of family I could have never imagined. This adventure would not be possible without you.
For anyone reading this, no matter what your dreams of adventure are, they are possible. Work hard. Take a leap of faith. Know that risk is worth it.
All my love,
PS - If you are planning an adventure, tell me about it! I want to hear about your lives. If you have explored in California, give Kermit and me your recommendations and experiences. We want to hear about it!
You can't go wrong with two beautiful people in love, California sunshine and a Fujifilm XT1. When we were in California last, we hooked up with Noah and Valen for this spontaneous session. The last time the both of them were behind my camera it was on the cliff at Glacier Point in Yosemite. I love our adventures together and can't wait for the next one!