Married: Rachel & Mike

I was so excited when Rachel asked me to photograph her wedding!  I have known her since middle school, and she is one of the nicest, sweetest people I know!  I knew that her groom, Mike, would be the same.  They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Lodges at Gettysburg.  The trees still had some color and the early setting sun made for some dreamy lighting.  They included family and friends throughout their ceremony, and it was clear just how much this couple is loved.  I was excited to work with ProForm DJs again, and as always they did a great job getting everyone on the dance floor! Congratulations Rachel & Mike, and I wish you much happiness in your new life together!

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Married: Anne & Gene

I have known Anne & Gene for many years, and I was so excited to be a part of their wedding day!  They chose a beautiful venue in Lancaster, which was the perfect setting for their fall wedding.  Anne was so excited that the leaves were starting to change color, and the woods and barn made a stunning backdrop! The ceremony was outside in front of the house with an amazing wrap around porch! I also loved the front of the house for the formal portraits.  After the ceremony the guests enjoyed an indoor cocktail hour and reception.  It was chilly outside, but the inside of the barn was so warm and inviting.  Anne and Gene did a wonderful job bringing a warm fall feel to their table settings and decorations.  To finish off the night guests enjoyed dancing outside in the tent! Congratulations Anne & Gene!  And thank you for choosing me to capture your special day!

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Married: Kim & Brian

Kim and Brian are two of the sweetest people, and their wedding day was so full of love!  The church was filled with family and friends, and Kim looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom.  Following the ceremony their guests enjoyed an a reception with delicious food and lots of dancing!  And Kim did an amazing job with all of the decorations!  Thank you Kim and Brian for allowing me to be a part of your day!
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Married: Lisa & Chris

Lisa & Chris got married at the Battlefield Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA.   I loved the venue, an old stone barn set next to a horse pasture, with lots of pretty backdrops for photos!  When I arrived that day it was pouring down rain, but once Lisa was ready the sky cleared up and we were able to do all of the portraits outside.  We kept watching the weather as another storm was on the way, but I was so happy for this couple that they were able to do their outdoor ceremony as planned!  Just as the reception was starting and everyone was inside the barn, the sky opened up again this time with thunder and lightning.  The storms didn’t affect the party inside though!  I loved all of the details that included Lisa’s love for her two german shepherds.  While the dogs were not actually present at the wedding, they were definitely a big part of the day from the readings in the ceremony, to the table cards, and the print for guests to sign.  Everyone enjoyed the amazing food from 3 Hogs BBQ followed by dancing.  The rain even stopped in time for some of the guests to get a chance to play the lawn games.  Thank you Lisa & Chris for allowing me to be a part of your special day!

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All About Me: Mermaids and pirates!

Two things that I have always loved for as long as I can remember, are mermaids and the beach.  When my family went on vacation I spent most of my time in the water pretending I was a mermaid.  In fact, the costume that this little mermaid is wearing was my halloween costume when I was five years old.  I loved Ariel, and my mom and great aunt did an amazing job making my costume, and I’m so glad that my mom kept it stored away all of these years.

Recently I spent a week of relaxing vacation at Cape Cod, which is a place that holds so many memories of summer vacations from my childhood.  I had dreamed up doing an all about me session with my friends daughter, Grace.  Grace loves Ariel and just celebrated her 5th birthday with a mermaid party, so I knew she would love the chance to be a mermaid at the beach!

Her younger brother, Noah, also has quite the imagination, and spends most of his time pretending he is a t-rex or a tiger, but since we were at the beach he was happy to be a pirate for a few photos!  These photos just make my heart smile!  To me, they capture the imagination and fun of childhood, and I love the whole process of planning the session to shooting, and editing the final image.

I’ll just end with one of my favorite sayings…”Always be yourself, unless you can be a mermaid.  Then, always be a mermaid!”

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Susanna - October 24, 2016 - 8:31 AM

I would like to have family portraits done before the leaves fall from the trees. I really like the setting at battlefield bed and breakfast since my step daughter enjoys horses, I have an affection for older barns, and Scott enjoys civil war history. Do you have weekend availability? Do you have a price list? Do reservations need to be made to have photos taken at this location?
Thank you!

admin - November 7, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Hi Susanna! Yes I do have some weekend availability! If you can send me an email at Brienna@picturethisportraitstudio.com I would love to discuss details with you! Thanks!

admin - November 7, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Hi Susanna! I do have weekend availability. If you can email me at Brienna@picturethisportraitstudio.com I would love to discuss dates and details with you. Thanks!