Jon Athans Photography » Berks County Modern Wedding & Portrait Photography - Reading, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Allentown, Philadelphia

2016 took us to some amazing places.  We found ourselves snapping photos everywhere from Turks and Caicos and the Pacific Northwest to Savannah and New York City.  We shot a ton of weddings and met a ton of incredible people.  We collected a few of our favorite photographs from the 35 weddings we were honored to capture in 2016.  Some of the images we love because of the places.  Some of the images are special because of the people.  Sometimes it’s the moments, and sometimes the photos just turned out great.  Thanks to all the amazing people who trust us to capture such important moments.  Take a peek at some of favorite images from 2016.

There is nothing more exciting for a wedding photographer than getting the call we received from Nathan just a few days before this shoot.  We met Nathan and Victoria while shooting them at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend back in 2014.  Nathan’s family hired us to capture their Offutt Company reenactment in all their WWII glory.  It was awesome.  Check it out here.  We were so thrilled when Nathan called, reminded us of our history together and asked if we would shoot like ninjas and secretly capture him proposing to Victoria at Longwood Gardens.  On Sunday we headed down to Longwood to scout out a spot and stealthily capture some sincere love.  We took a few portraits afterwards of the newly engaged couple.  Enjoy some highlights!  CONGRATS!

We just spent the week in the South.  We drove down to Charleston to spend some time with our Genesis buddies while attending the 2016 Fearless Conference.  Fearless is a conference for and by some of the best photographers in the business.  It was incredible.  There is nothing like spending time with friends you only get to see every couple of years.  The conference was almost as inspiring as the friendships.  We always end up road tripping a bit any time we go anywhere.  Check out some photos from Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA and the drive back home.  We only had a handful of exploring hours but here are some selections from the Historic District in Charleston, Angel Oak, Folly Beach, Wormsloe Plantation, the Sheldon Church ruins, the Savannah’s Mercer House and the Shenandoah Valley.

Most of the time we capture families we are usually snapping around local parks.  We jumped at the chance to shoot in this unique location.  Lily and Joshie’s grandfather is a manager at the Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA.  It turned out to be a really fun place and a neat back drop for a few portraits and some exploring with these two.  Check out some highlights!

Meet the Minnich family.  Bob is an old friend of mine and it was an honor to spend a some time exploring and capturing portraits for them.  The leaves were changing and the sun was bright.  We let it pour into our photos and we love the results.  Check out these four enjoy the Berks County Heritage Center in Reading, PA.

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