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Kerianne and Melissa's Wedding | Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

Kerianne and Melissa had a super sweet and intimate wedding on a beautiful fall day in October. Kerianne started the day by getting her hair done by her good friend Johanna, (who always does an amazing job) and makeup done by long time family friend Tara, who selflessly drove down the night before from New York so she could be there to help in the morning. Admittedly, I texted her in a panic when I found out (the day before the wedding) that Kerianne did not have plans for a makeup artist. She normally doesn't wear any, so for her it wasn't a big deal. Now, while Kerianne is already a beautiful girl, I have seen her in makeup when she's been forced to wear it for other people's weddings, and it is just stunning. As her older sister and hired photographer, I felt it was my responsibility to make sure she was wearing at least SOME makeup on her wedding day! So thanks for saving the day Tara! And thanks Kerianne for putting up with my insistence that you wear lashes too! I think it was worth it :)

Kerianne's dress...

Melissa started her morning by getting ready at Kerianne's Aunt's house. She wore a beautiful black pearl necklace that was gifted to her by Kerianne and a gorgeous dress from JJ's House Online.

Once again, Tara was so amazing with the makeup!

I love these images of Emily helping Melissa get dressed. Emily was so happy for her and it shows so much here!

Check out those lashes!

This was actually a test shot so I could get an idea of the lighting. It turned into a keeper when I saw the way the window light hit her cheek.

Kerianne -- right before she and Melissa saw each other for the first time.

The first look. So sweet :)

They were just so happy! I love their smiles here.

Kerianne and Melissa met through an online community called Post Secret, so for some of the bridal portraits they wanted to get some photographs of them looking through the Post Secret books outside of the Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, PA. The Moravian Book Shop is the oldest bookstore in the WORLD, so it was really neat to get such meaningful shots right outside their front door.

We went to a few other locations in downtown Bethlehem before we had to head back for the ceremony.

The ceremony was short, but very sweet. I love the way they're looking at each other throughout the ceremony.

The luncheon was at a tea room in Weaversville, PA called Jessica's Tea Room. Hand-made centerpieces made by the brides decorated the tables.

These delicious cupcakes were made by Tanya Hughes, and they tasted as good as they look. I might've had two...

The Post Secret community is all about personal messages on postcards. So instead of a traditional book, the brides opted for each guest to write a few words on post cards that they plan on putting in a scrapbook to read through over the years. Such a unique idea!

The weddings bands. They were so excited to finally get to wear these!

After the sun went down, we went back outside and braved the cold for a little bit longer to get some cool night shots.

Congratulations Kerianne and Melissa!

Victor and Emily's Wedding | Washington, D.C. Wedding Photographer

Emily and Victor's wedding was such a joy to photograph! Not only are they so stinking cute (see their firehouse themed engagement pictures here), but they are both so incredibly thoughtful and easy going. Emily is actually a wedding photographer herself, and we met while studying photography together several years ago at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Washington, D.C., so I was extremely flattered when she chose me to be her wedding photographer!

Emily and Victor were married at the Ingleside Vineyard in Virginia (which has some delicious wine, by the way!), and although it did rain most of the day, we were still able to take advantage of the short dry spells in between and get some gorgeous fall wedding photos. The colors of the trees were unbelievable and I absolutely love how their images turned out. Scroll down to see my favorite photos from the day and let me know which image is your favorite in the comments!

 

The dress was stunning and suited Emily so perfectly.

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Check out these incredibly unique and beautiful necklaces that Emily gave to her bridesmaids as gifts. She ordered them from Etsy here, and I have to admit it probably won't be long before I'm ordering one for myself!

Emily's hair and makeup were stunning as well. Her makeup was by Juliana Loor and her hair was by Kristan Foster of Shear Heaven Hair Design.

It sure came in handy having all those bridesmaids when it came time to put on the dress!

These girls were so much fun!

What a stunning bride Emily made!

Victor getting ready with his buddy ET in the background making sure he gets his bowtie on straight :)

Victor gave each of his groomsmen one of these pocket watches. So classy!

Check out those striped socks! Love 'em!

What a handsome groom! Vic had such a cute smile, partly from my bad jokes and partly from his buddies teasing him.

And here comes an amazing series of photographs...the first look. I just love his reaction, it's absolutely perfect!

Every bride wants to see a tear on their groom's face on their wedding day. Emily didn't have to wait long and was quick to point out the evidence!

And we also did a first look with Emily's parents; it was so great to see and capture their reactions!

The beautiful bridesmaids in their gorgeous blue dresses. Their hair was done by Kaila Moseley with Beauty by Verabella.

The flowers done by Country Florist were stunning and complemented the dresses so well.

Check out these styling groomsmen! I love the pocket watch hanging out on the right!

These cuties started off the ceremony in the courtyard.

The rings were carried down the aisle on this firetruck (Vic is a firefighter in Maryland).

Creative caption anyone? Wish I could read their minds!

Victor's dad was also his best man and held onto the rings during the ceremony.

I just love the way she's looking at him!

Emily and Victor were brave enough to allow me to take some additional portraits after the ceremony, despite the cold and the rain, and I'm so glad they did. I just love how these turned out!

Some really sweet details from their reception. The personal touches are so nice!

Looking so happy during their first dance!

Victor and his mom rocked out during their mother son dance, it was so adorable seeing them dance and singing to each other!

Congrats again Emily and Victor!