Juniata Valley Misty Emerald Late Summer Wedding | Amelia + Dakota

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It has always felt like I have a big family because we’re all just so darn loud and I’m very close with my extended family. But the reality is, I’m not one of those people who has 14 first cousins. I only have TWO (and one is currently only 11 so I am clearly not capturing her wedding any time soon). So, it was an absolute honor and privilege to spend my weekend documenting the beginning of a meaningful marriage for my cousin, Dakota, and his new wife, Amelia.

We have loved and adored Amelia for quite a few years now but it’s so sweet to make her officially a part of our family. These two promised each other forever on her family’s property and on her parent’s wedding anniversary! It was a special place and a very special time for everyone.

Amelia’s lush emerald green detailing made my May-baby heart so happy and while a lot of rain and some misty fog obscured the mountain views, it was absolutely gorgeous to see the fog settling into the valley throughout the day.

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck so these two are going to be blessed with many years of it! By the reception, we were ALL a little soggy so it was a great time to loosen up the ties and just embrace the weather. Amelia asked her parents to share an anniversary dance to their first dance song and we all laughed at Amelia’s Matron of Honor, Danielle’s toast about how Dakota seems quiet and shy but the reality is he doesn’t shut up!

BUT THE DOGS STOLE THE SHOW. A+D’s precious labs, Decklin and Lakelyn, came for the ceremony and portraits and they were so, so sweet and good. I mean, does it get any better than dogs at a wedding?!?! NO.

My mom has assisted me at dozens of weddings before but this was the first one where almost an entire side of my family was there to celebrate the couple (but also could watch me work) and holy moly it was nerve-wracking. Despite the challenges with the weather, these two are just so cute and the day was so perfect that I knew my job was going to be easy! I’m so thrilled to share this really special blog post with all of you! Enjoy some of my favorites from Amelia and Dakota’s private property Juniata Valley late summer wedding.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Kristin Buckley | VENUE: Private Home | CATERING: Boulevard BBQ | CAKE AND DESSERTS: Valley Girl Sweets Co. | ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Big Andy | HAIR STYLING + MAKEUP ARTISTRY: Megan Aldinger with Elegance by Design | DECOR + RENTALS: Weir Event Rental


Racquet Club of Philadelphia Wedding | Brigid + Steve

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Oh my goodness I am just so excited to share this wedding with you - I’m giddy about it! Brigid + Steve tied the knot on Saturday surrounded by their closest friends and dear families. I have loved working with this couple every step of the way. From their stunning engagement session in a brutal heatwave to the final moments on the dance floor at their wedding, they have been such a joy to capture and be around.

They have a very devoted and supportive kind of love that is just filled with laughter but this day had some happy tears too. Celebrating in the city that means to much to them and their relationship, Brigid and Steve shared their vows at Old Saint Joseph’s Church, the oldest catholic church in Philadelphia founded in 1733, and then enjoyed an incredible reception at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia, a Georgian Revival clubhouse founded in 1882. There were touches of Philly history all throughout their wedding day including their LOVE Statue cake topper!

I was honored to team up with some incredible vendors to make this day possible. There were a lot of moments that had us all busting with laughter and some really precious time where we were choking up at how loved and cared about Brigid and Steve really are. These might be some of my favorite wedding day portraits of all time… so… get to scrollin’!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Brigid and Steve’s stunning Philadelphia wedding!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Savannah Smith Photography | SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: Cait Kramer | ENTERTAINMENT: SoundFactor Entertainment | CEREMONY VENUE: Old St. Joesph's Church | OFFICIANT: Fr. Fran Gillespie | COORDINATION: Shoshanna Wiesner with Jeffrey A Miller | RECEPTION VENUE: The Racquet Club of Philadelphia | FLORALS: Petal Pushers | CATERING, CAKE, DESSERTS AND BARTENDING: Jeffrey A Miller | HAIR STYLING: Julia Montgomery of Julia's Hair Boutique | MAKEUP ARTISTRY: Kate Stout with Gloss Salon | BRIDAL SHOES: Badgley Mischka | BRIDAL GOWN: Morilee from Brides and Grooms | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Sorella Vita from Brides and Grooms | GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: JoS. A. Bank | PAPER GOODS: Tara Buck of Hungry Heart Ink | TRANSPORTATION: Cescaphé Trolley

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