A Holiday-Inspired Festive Mountain Wedding | Rachel + Chris

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Rachel and Chris are the sweetest people and it was so lovely to spend Saturday capturing their beautiful, winter wedding! After meeting in a Japanese culture class at Penn State, these two got engaged on Christmas Eve so the holidays hold a special place in their hearts. It was only fitting that they chose to have their wedding be filled with those rich, jewel tones and beautiful shimmery lighting that emit a feeling of warmth and community around the holidays.

Their wedding party was made up entirely of family members which truly shows how close these two are with their families. Rachel joins a cool sister-in-law club because Chris has two other brothers and all three of the wives are besties! It’s so cute. Rachel’s niece and nephew were also a part of the wedding party - showing off how important family is to this couple!

Rachel created most of the decor, signs and paper goods for the wedding and I loved capturing her personal touches throughout the day. It was extremely cold but these two braved the “real feel” temperatures in the single digits while Rachel looked like a snow queen in her cloak. They spent a good portion of the day outside from their emotional first look through portraits and their ceremony but it was well worth it. I love winter light and it made their florals look all the more vibrant!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Rachel and Chris’ winter wedding day!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Cait Kramer | CELEBRANT: Lois Heckman | VENUE, FLORALS, CATERING, CAKE, DESSERTS, BARTENDING, HAIR and MAKEUP: Stroudsmoor Country Inn | ENTERTAINMENT: Weddings by Paris | WEDDING GOWN: White by Vera Wang | PAPER GOODS, INVITATIONS AND SIGNAGE: by the bride | GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Tony Laguda Formalwear


The Booking House Romantic Glam Winter Wedding | Andrea + Jody

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I have been looking forward to this day since Andrea first reached out to me about shooting her wedding day! I have known Andrea since high school and she is honestly one of the coolest people I know. When I got to meet Jody, I knew their wedding was going to be the perfect representation of their combined coolness. No, I’m not struggling for words here. They’re just that awesome. From their down-to-earth but ready to party bridesmaids and groomsmen to Andrea’s badass leather jacket… this wedding was all kinds of YES.

They chose an amazing vendor team that I am so, so honored to be a part of. Every single aspect of their day was beautifully executed by a team so dedicated to giving A&J a dream wedding. It was also such a blessing to have two of my former brides in attendance as guests plus Andrea’s sister, Theresa, has been in two SSP wedding parties! For photographers, that’s what dreams are made of.

But the real MVPs of the day are the bride, groom and the wedding party because they braved frigid temperatures and freezing rain for some of their images.

I knew it was important to get Andrea and Jody outside into some winter natural light despite the overcast skies. I wanted their images to have diversity in their lighting and also… let’s face it… there’s nothing that can compete with gorgeous natural sunlight. They trusted me to take them outside for some portraits and their first look in the freezing rain and IT WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND.

Enjoy some of my favorite shots from Andrea and Jody’s romantic and glamorous winter wedding at The Booking House!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Cait Kramer | VENUE: The Booking House | DAY OF COORDINATION: Brittany Little with The Booking House | OFFICIANT: Luke Billman | FLORALS: Splints & Daisies | CATERING: The Scarlet Runner | CAKE AND DESSERTS: Rosie’s Creative Cakes | BARTENDING: The Scarlet Runner | ENTERTAINMENT: Provolve Entertainment | HAIR STYLING: Katie Moyer of Clarity Salon | MAKEUP ARTISTRY: Vero Leigh | BRIDAL SHOES: Badgley Mischka + Kate Spade Keds | BRIDAL GOWN: Pronovias from Jennifer’s Bridal | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: BHLDN | GROOM AND GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Men’s Wearhouse | INVITATIONS AND PAPER GOODS: The Pleasure of Your Company | HEAD TABLES: Barnes Farm Tables | CENTERPIECE LANTERNS: Splints & Daisies | BRIDE’S EYELASH EXTENSIONS: Gloria Mazaheri of Ooh La Lashes