Tess and Owen

July 31, 2016

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Tess Kutasz and Owen Christensen are fantastic. I wish they lived next door. They were married yesterday at beautiful Harmony Forge Inn, just outside Bellefonte, PA.

You should be able to click on the photographs to enlarge them, except sometimes that doesn’t work.

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Alaina and Ethan

May 29, 2016

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Beautiful day, great people. Alaina Watach and Ethan Reichert were married at the historic Hotel Hershey, which opened almost exactly 83 years ago: May 26, 1933.

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Jennifer and Julian

October 4, 2015

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The great thing about photographing Jennifer Ecklund (now Jennifer Taylor) is that she laughs so easily and so completely.

To illustrate the point, I’m doing something I’ve never done — including a shot from the engagement session. It’s one of my all-time favorite pictures. Please click the image to enlarge it.

Jennifer married Julian Taylor at the McCann School of Art on a day that could have been a weather disaster. This was a weekend of heavy, soaking, flooding rain from the Carolinas to Canada, but somehow the downpour stopped in time to hold the ceremony outdoors.

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This is the groom singing with his father’s excellent band, Hitchcock Railway. That’s dad in the shots above and below.

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Julian’s sister, Jamie, has a fantastic voice.

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Amanda and Steve

August 16, 2015

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Amanda Schell and Steve Olson are about the nicest people you could ever meet — and smart, and interesting, and really fun to photograph.

Their wedding and reception were at Bell Mountain Estates near Lewistown, PA.

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Lindsay and Alek

August 2, 2015

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It was a gorgeous day on the Penn State campus — perfect for wedding pictures.

Lindsay Cable and Alek Novatnak were married at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. They celebrated at the Penn Stater. Entertainment was provided by Alex Nepa.

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Kati and Brian

July 11, 2015

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Now THAT was fun!

Motorcycles, human pyramids, sparklers … what more could a photographer want?

Kati Brungart and Brian Vanada were married at Toftrees Resort in State College, surrounded by family, friends and motorcycles.

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Abby and Matt

June 28, 2015

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     “Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there  would be no life.

      — John Updike

It rained and it rained and it rained, but nobody cared. Abby Lindsey and her bridesmaids came prepared: boots, umbrellas and a great attitude.

Abby married Matt Corman at beautiful Sweet Water Springs Farm in Millerstown, PA.

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The “first look.”

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Guess who was the one person standing out in the rain.

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Christine and Joe

June 7, 2015

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Awesome day! The weather couldn’t have been nicer for Christine Sullivan and Joe DeLauter, who were married at Toftrees Resort in State College.

Thanks to the wedding party for being so much fun and so nice to us, and special thanks to Ashley Huey, the terrific sales and catering manager at Toftrees.

Christine’s makeup was done by Kelly Clark, who specializes in on-location work, and the party was provided by Nittany Entertainment.

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A “first look” is always more personal and more emotional than seeing the bride for the first time with 200 guests staring at you.

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Maid of honor Denise Sullivan

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Barry said his remarks might go on for awhile.

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Emily and Brandon

May 24, 2015

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What nice people! What a beautiful day!

Emily Woodard and Brandon Hallberg were married at the McCann School of Art, which is a hidden gem in the mountains outside State College. Emily and Brandon never stopped smiling, not even for a minute.

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Thoroughly Modern

April 12, 2015

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Old-fashioned wedding photography is all about stiff poses. No fun at all. It’s much better to tell the story of a wedding day, to capture the emotions, expressions, joy and love.

It’s also an opportunity to create some art for the bride and groom.

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