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Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer ~ Amanda & Bryan

Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer ~ Amanda & Bryan

Bussiere/Sweney Wedding – Chester County, PA

My daughter Niki is best friends with the bride, Amanda. Both girls were able to have a special part in each other’s wedding as the Maid/Matron of Honor.

When Amanda and Bryan approached me to photograph their wedding, it felt only natural to be there for the big day, whether as a guest or as the photographer. But being the photographers meant we really get to be a part of their day. Normally, a wedding at the end of August in Pennsylvania would be stifling hot and humidity would be at an all time high; however, the wedding weekend was beautiful with sunny skies and a temperature in the mid 70’s – they really lucked out!

DA Visions was invited out for the rehearsal dinner at Brickside Grille where the two families, along with the bridal party, had time to unwind, have some drinks and share in lots of laughter with the bride and groom.

The morning of the wedding, the girls headed off at 8:00 am to Springton Manor Farms, the venue of the big day, to begin hair and make-up. The groomsman and Father of the Bride/Groom were able to sit back and relax until later in the afternoon before heading to the farm to get themselves ready. After the two “first looks” with Amanda and her father, as well as Bryan’s first peek with his mom, it was time for everyone to line up and take their places under the Linden tree’s extensive branches and await Amanda’s entrance. Amanda’s walk down the aisle was a long grassy one, in wedge heels no less, but it went perfect as her soon-to-be husband waited at the bottom to take her hand in marriage. The ceremony went on seamlessly as the two read their own written vows to one another and then becoming Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Sweney. Once the ceremony was done, we took shots of both families with the new husband and wife and then took them away in the golf cart to capture their love on the beautiful farm grounds. This is where timelines are notoriously unforgiving. After the formals we had about 30 minutes to get creative. The Venues cart driver, Harold, whisked  the newlyweds Melissa, Brian and  me around the huge farm. Having been there a few weeks prior to scope out the venue and get ideas paid off. We got beautiful images and got them back to cocktail hour just in time.

The reception was tented with hanging bulb lights which created the perfect atmosphere for their guests to dance the night away with DJ’S Paul and Kevin with Silversound DJ’S and use the Party Photodraw booth and snap pictures with the bride and groom before the night came to an end, as it always does, and then everyone was bused back to the hotel. At this point, the cleanup begins for DA Visions – putting all of the camera gear away, breaking down the Photo Booth and packing up the car and truck to head back for a nightcap. Although the wedding has to end, this is when DA Visions needs to continue… Lucky us, we get to relive each moment as we go through every image editing,  uploading and then sharing the precious moments we’ve captured with the new couple.

Here are a few of my favorite from Amanda and Bryan’s wedding day…

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Easton’s Porters’ Pub Engagement

Easton’s Porters’ Pub Engagement ~with Amanda & Bryan

We had a fun engagement session with Amanda and Bryan at Porters Pub in Easton, Pa. This is the spot where they enjoyed their first date.
Even though it was restaurant week in Easton, the staff and customers at Porters were very kind to allow us access and put up with us while we created images. Afterwards, we stayed and enjoyed some great food and drinks. The planning is going full force for their wedding celebration in August.

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

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Lehigh Valley bridal portraits

Lehigh Valley bridal portraits ~ with Niki

Niki and Brian had their wedding on May of 2016.  She was pressed for time and we really didn’t have a window to get more images. At the time we figured we would go back to Bear Creek on their anniversary and get more images, since she is our daughter =) But the calendar has been filling up with weddings and Mitzvahs so we had to put that idea on hold. I thought I had better get some photos before she couldn’t fit in her dress any longer due to family expansion ideas =) so with little Kaylie and  Brian we put together some images for her in studio. We will still do the Bear Creek images but at a later date. We have 3 bookings at Bear Creek so far so maybe we will stay overnight after one of them and get images the next day. Considering we were in a slight hurry and they had little kaylie and she had pictures too, we were able to come up with a few. Also we didn’t have the luxury of a hair and makeup person. I think she did well 😉

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Stroudsmoor Wedding Photographer

Stroudsmoor Wedding Photographer ~ Heather & Scott

As most all brides do I’m sure Heathers Accu weather map app must of been opened at least once a day. It’s always a scary thing when it shows bad weather surrounding your wedding day…fourteen days ahead. =) She was prepared though and provided shawls for the girls. Much better than having to provide umbrellas. What was at first a chilly breezy day sure warmed up by the time their vows were spoken. The venue was at the Ridgecrest facility and the sun warmed up the Crestview Chapel overlooking the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge nicely. As the sun set guests that ventured outside were warmed by the outside fireplace. Inside there wasn’t any need for heat as the party was heating up Ridgecrest. Congratulations to Heather and Scott. We wish them nothing but the best in life. =)

Music provided by Infinity Entertainment.

Hair and makup by Sensations-salon-spa

Here are just a few of my favorites from their day

 

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