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Longwood Gardens Engagement Session in a Blizzard | Melissa + Grant

Engagement session in the Freshly fallen snow at Longwood Gardens

I have so many wonderful things to say about Melissa and Grant that I could just go on forever so stick with me while I try to make this short and sweet so you can enjoy their images! Grant and my husband, Kyle, played high school football together and when I saw his name on the inquiry Melissa sent, I was so happy! These two are KILLIN' IT. They are both graduate students at Baylor University and plan to become statistics professors (hopefully at the same college or university)! They currently live in Waco, Texas (I'm going to come visit guys!!! hahaha) and are planning a Pennsylvania wedding on Grant's family property. I'm so excited for this really special day and now that I've heard their really fun, down-to-earth vision, I'm even more pumped. Melissa had never seen snow and really hoped for a snowy engagement session. WELL. Boy, did Mother Nature deliver. I was so nervous because the storm that was coming in on the day of their session was originally forecasted to not be that bad in our area. But that bomb cyclone moved in a little farther west of the coast than originally predicted and the roads were terrible. I made it to Longwood Gardens and we had the place entirely to ourselves... I kid you not. Sometimes I'm shooting couples there with crowds of thousands of other guests. IT WAS EMPTY. I know that will never happen again unless I venture there in another blizzard. It was a magical experience and I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their session! 

Grant and Melissa brought custom Steelers jerseys with his last name and their wedding date! And when we were finished our session Melissa said, "I didn't realize snow was this cold! Everyone looks so cute in the movies when it's snowing." God love her. Such a trooper during this storm!

Nittany Lion Inn Wedding | Danielle + Alex

ROMANTIC, FALL COLOR INSPIRED, PENN STATE WEDDING AT THE NITTANY LION INN

Danielle and Alex met in college at The Pennsylvania State University and it's no wonder that it's one of the things they hold closest to their hearts {Dear Old State}. We have mutual friends from our collective times at Penn State but hadn't met until we sat down a few weeks before their wedding. I felt like I connected with them immediately. Fellow Penn Staters couldn't be strangers - they were like old friends. When Saturday rolled around, the weather was crisp and the leaves were brilliantly vibrant, just what they had dreamed of for their wedding day. The rain so graciously held off until their reception which meant we were able to walk all over campus for their portraits. It was the best! It was so lovely to meet their family and friends and spend the day capturing their love for each other that will continue to grow and grow. Enjoy some of my favorites from their fall Penn State wedding. 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | OFFICIANT: Diamond Ceremonies | CEREMONY VENUE: Pasquerilla Spiritual Center | RECEPTION VENUE: The Nittany Lion Inn | COORDINATION: Daniel Bacho | ENTERTAINMENT: The Nightcrawlers | CATERING, CAKE & DESSERTS: The Nittany Lion Inn | BRIDAL GOWN: Stella York from Ellie's Bridal Boutique | FLORALS: Daniel Vaughn Designs | HMU: Looks Hair Design | STATIONARY AND PAPER GOODS: Wedding Paper Divas