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Courtney & Jason | Wedding At The Elmwood Zoo

Get ready for an awesome couple and 15 inch giraffe tongues!  We were really looking forward to shooting Courtney and Jason.  Courtney contacted us a long time ago and was very excited to book us.  Her problem was that she was still trying to figure out a unique and cool location, which also means date, for their wedding.  We sent a lot of emails back and forth making sure I was available for the dates she was exploring with the various venues.  I was pretty excited when they were planning a camping theme to their wedding but I was way more excited when they settled on The Elmwood Zoo in Norristown, PA near Philadelphia.  We spent the day with Courtney, Jason, their guests and a bunch of cool animals.  I don’t think many wedding guests were expecting to feed giraffes at the wedding, but they certainly enjoyed it.  Now you get to enjoy some photos!

Nicole & Lucas | Wedding At Thorpewood In Thurmont, MD

I have always enjoyed turning onto long winding roads that ramble through the woods.  The drive up to Thorpewood is pretty neat.  Cell phone services drops out long before you get there so it was pretty neat that all Nicole and Lucas’s guests couldn’t connect to anything else but the celebration!  One of the best parts about weddings is occasionally getting to see past clients.  Lucas’s best man and brother Blake was the groom in their Gettysburg wedding we shot last year at The Majestic.  Check that wedding out here and enjoy some highlights from Nicole and Lucas below.

Kelsey & Bryce | Wedding At Bear Creek Mountain Resort

There is one thing wedding photographers hate more than anything else.  Rain.  It is rumored to accompany good luck  so when it does happen at least there is that silver lining!  Kelsey and Bryce took the super rain and hail storm that collided with Bear Creek Mountain Resort on their day in stride!  It soaked their outside ceremony site while we watched a mere fifteen minutes prior to their ceremony!  We took the party indoors and gave it some time but the drops wouldn’t let up so we even took our shoes off and played in the rain a bit for portraits.  Enjoy some highlights from this awesome day!

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