Moments Ever After Photography: Blog https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Moments Ever After Photography MomentsEverAfterPhotography@gmail.com (Moments Ever After Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:07:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:07:00 GMT https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u562508596-o707386264-50.jpg Moments Ever After Photography: Blog https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog 80 120 Casey and Justin are married at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/8/casey-and-justin-are-married-at-the-andrew-carnegie-free-library-and-music-hall Meet Casey and Justin. They were married on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. 

I would like to talk about all of the amazingly perfect little details that their wedding day showcased. Casey truly did a fantastic job with her do-it-yourself decor. I was so impressed and her hard work paid off at their gorgeous reception. Casey is truly talented and stunningly beautiful! She is my bride in the spotlight today. Just wait until you see her creative and artistic abilities!

I could have photographed the details of their big day for hours. It was such a special wedding and that is coming from someone who sees a lot of these things!

I had never seen a "Pimp your cupcake" style cake table and I loved it! It was a hit. 

 

And the cupcakes were delicious, too! Like I was NOT going to have one. Don't judge me. Great job on the cake table. I gave it an A+. 

Check out these centerpieces that Casey made. And yes, she even made the paper flowers. No lie. I was in awe! That was all I heard as I was walking around snapping pictures before the ceremony started. Everyone was impressed and the room was buzzing with people who appreciated everything that they saw. Her time and effort truly showed in every little detail. 

I know. You don't even believe me but I swear. She did it all herself. Just look at how awesome everything turned out. I especially loved the colorful waterfall of paper cones she had cascading in the corner.

And now this is the kicker....

LOOK AT HER BOUQUET THAT SHE MADE OUT OF PAPER. I was instantly in love with it and took about 25 pictures of it. Here are a couple...

She makes other brides look like slackers, right? Who buys flowers when you can make them look this pretty out of paper.

I wanted to keep it. HAHAHAHA!!!! I could see the review now...."Our photographer was great except she, umm...walked off with the bouquet at the end of the night."

Here are a couple more pictures of the decorations. Love, love, loved it all.

I will definitely remember this wedding forever!

Casey and Justin....It was so nice being there to photograph your special day. I can't thank you enough for choosing Moments Ever After Photography. I wish you both the best. Congratulations, again!

Here are some pictures of their ceremony and then some nice shots that we got outside.

 

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Lemonade Stand Mini Session in Cranberry Township PA https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/8/lemonade-stand-mini-session-in-cranberry-township-pa This was a surprise Lemonade Stand photoshoot and the pictures were given as a gift from Ayla and Nash's grandparents to their daughter. These pictures are shared with permission.

Nash was the cutest little model for these! I just loved his sunglasses. And Ayla did great posing for me. She was a natural in front of the camera.

After their daughter saw the pictures, I heard from Ayla and Nash's grandparents and they said that she was thrilled and loved them all! It is not hard to see why. These two are adorable! Every single one of these shots just melts my heart. I am so happy that I got to meet them and honored to do their photos. Thanks, guys!! 

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Amy and Michael get hitched at their Adams Ridge - Mars, PA Wedding https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/8/amy-and-michael-get-hitched-at-their-adams-ridge---mars-pa-wedding Amy and Michael were recently married on July 2nd, 2016 at Adams Ridge (which is located in Mars, Pennsylvania). I had the pleasure of capturing their special day in photographs.

Amy's daughter sang during the ceremony and again at the reception and it gave us goosebumps. She was THAT good.

Their outdoor wedding was perfect and they said their vows while surrounded by family and friends.

Going along with their winery themed wedding, they did a toast before they kissed and were announced as husband and wife.

Their reception was a blast and the food was great! One of my favorite moments was watching the father of the bride tear up as he hugged his daughter. This picture is so sweet.

Everyone had so much fun and loved to dance!

I don't remember everything that I was thinking while photographing their wedding but I do remember my thoughts while taking this one. "That is the way two people dance that really love one another." They held one another close and you could literally see they were truly in love. Here is the black and white version that I really liked.

To end the night, they set off lanterns. It was the beautiful ending to a perfect day. 

Congratulations to Amy and Michael Totaro! I wish you both love and happiness for the rest of your lives. Thank you for asking me to photograph your big day. It was my pleasure!

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Fly Fishing Fun for a Unique Engagement Photoshoot https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/6/fly-fishing-fun-for-a-unique-engagement-photoshoot This was my first fly fishing photoshoot and I had no idea what to expect. Within minutes of meeting this outdoorsy couple for their engagement pictures, they had me in boots that came up to my thighs and I knew there was no turning back. I just hoped I didn't fall in with my camera equipment!

Here are a few favorites that I wanted to share:

There were so many great opportunities to show off the ring that went right along with the fishing theme. I love these shots of her bling.

Aren't her red boots fabulous?! They MADE the outfit! And her beautiful lace dress was stunning. Here is how we finished up the session. The sign was perfect and very creative. What do you guys think of this gallery so far? I think fly fishing pictures were an awesome idea. Definitely one of my most memorable sessions to date. AND I DIDN'T FALL IN!!

 

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MomentsEverAfterPhotography@gmail.com (Moments Ever After Photography) https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/6/fly-fishing-fun-for-a-unique-engagement-photoshoot Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:01:28 GMT
A Grand First Birthday Celebration for Paxton https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/6/first-birthday-celebration-for-paxton I recently photographed a birthday party for a little boy named Paxton. This wasn't just any party. This was his FIRST birthday party and Mom and Dad thought of everything! The theme was "Rookie of the Year" and it was obvious that a lot of time and effort was put into throwing an unforgettable celebration.

Family gathered early in the day to help set up and we got some cute photos before the rest of the guests arrived!

The food was great and the decorations were amazing. I had never seen a party like it before. Paxton is one lucky little guy.

Everyone had a great time but no one had more fun than the birthday boy...

My favorite part of the party was the dunk tank and I think I heard Mom saying that it was the best money she spent on the party. Dad climbed up in the tank and everyone tried to send him swimming one pitch at a time. We even got Paxton up in there for a quick photo.

If you can look at those last few pictures without laughing then you are better than me because I crack up every time. Dad was such a trooper. Here are some more of my favorite shots from the event.

They even had some memorabilia on display from Paxton's grandfather who played baseball as well. This is a family of baseball fanatics, for sure.

We ended our photo documentary of the party with the smash cake. As you can tell by his face, he loved it!!!

I would like to thank Mom and Dad for inviting me to the party to take pictures and Robert Pfeifer of Pifemaster Productions for being a second shooter who captured many awesome shots. Lastly, I want to thank everyone who attended for being so much fun to be around and being okay with cameras in their faces constantly HAHAHA! Hope to see you all again next time.

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MomentsEverAfterPhotography@gmail.com (Moments Ever After Photography) https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/6/first-birthday-celebration-for-paxton Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:08:28 GMT
Rookie of the Year - First Birthday Photoshoot at Adams Twp. Community Park https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/6/rookie-of-the-year---first-birthday-photoshoot-at-adams-twp-community-park This session was one of my favorite first birthday shoots EVER. Mom and Dad had so many great ideas for pictures and came prepared for the photoshoot with a lot of great props for us to use. We met at Adams Township Community Park in Mars, PA.

My favorite part of our time together was the baseball segment. I think that the photos speak for themselves. Dad is a baseball fan and I could see the pride and joy on his face when Paxton was in his little uniform and was walking around the field and holding his baseball. I will be photographing the first birthday celebration this weekend, which will also be going along with the "Rookie of the Year" theme and I can't wait!

We ended our appointment with a traditional "Smash-Cake" and this little guy loved every bite. Happiest of birthdays to you, Paxton. It was my pleasure to meet you and your family and I was honored to capture these images for all of you to cherish for years to come. Thank you so much.

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Off they go to Seneca Valley's Prom https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/5/off-they-go-to-seneca-valleys-prom A fellow photographer and friend of mine asked me to do photos for her and her friends before they went to prom. Meet Shelby...

I loved her beautiful red dress and all of her friends were so nice and fun to photograph.

A lot of the parents were there as well to wish everyone a good time and snap some photos before they left.

 

Here are a couple great group shots of everyone together...

 

 

Everyone loved doing the fun shots and enjoyed being silly in front of my camera.

 

Even though I had just met everyone, I could tell that they all were close and great friends. I know they will have fun at their prom.

And at the very end of our session, an ice cream truck showed up! What luck. As you can see, it was the perfect opportunity for some candids. 

 

It was so nice meeting all of you. I hope that you have a great time and I wish you the best of luck in all that you do. Thank you for allowing me to capture your memories of this special day in your lives.

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Jessica and Bradley say "I do" at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect, PA https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/4/jessica-and-bradley-say-i-do-at-emmanuel-lutheran-church-in-prospect-pa It was truly an honor to photograph Jessica and Bradley's big day. They were married on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. The ceremony took place at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect, PA.

Their reception took place at Lake Arthur Country Club. Food was prepared by Patty Kate Catering and their DJ was Pifemaster Productions. It was the perfect ending to a great day that was filled with love, laughter and memories in the making.
 
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MomentsEverAfterPhotography@gmail.com (Moments Ever After Photography) emmanuel lutheran church lake arthur country club photography prospect reception wedding https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/4/jessica-and-bradley-say-i-do-at-emmanuel-lutheran-church-in-prospect-pa Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:32:48 GMT
Labor and Delivery with Amanda and Adam - Introducing Baby Emmie https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/1/labor-and-delivery-with-amanda-and-adam---introducing-baby-emmie My first blog entry ever! And my first labor and delivery photoshoot ever!! Woah. "What did I sign myself up for?" I thought as I sat in the corner of the room quietly. I felt dizzy and nervous to be in a hospital, especially in a delivery room. Boy, was I glad that I did it. Or should I say GIRL. Baby Emmie was stunning. It was one of the most wonderful photo sessions I have ever had. I could get used to doing more of these. It was real. Just REAL life. A lot more real than doing weddings and family Christmas cards, at least. The pictures that I took show exactly what I mean.

Documenting this labor and delivery is something I will never forget as long as I live. I could not believe how strong Mommy was and the unwavering support from Daddy was touching. He never left her side and held her through every contraction.

Momma was fierce. She made up her mind as far as not having an epidural and she stuck to it. I was taken aback by how great she was doing for it being her first child. It was like she had done it before. She was a pro right before my eyes.

After over 24 hours of labor, Mom and Dad were so exhausted. And Amanda's parents anxiously waited for the birth of their sweet grand-daughter. 

From the first look at the baby and the first cry to the first time they got to hold their new daughter, I was honored to be there and witness it. I was delighted to be able to save those memories forever.

 

Getting to see the love that Amanda and Adam share and the instantaneous love that they had for their daughter was an experience that reminded me of how precious life is and how blessed I am to do what I do. Life is great. We are all so lucky to be here living it. How beautiful is this gorgeous baby?!

 

Aunt Liz was so excited!

As well as the rest of the family!

 

Welcome to the world, precious baby girl! Thank you for gracing me with your grand entrance.

 

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MomentsEverAfterPhotography@gmail.com (Moments Ever After Photography) birth delivery labor https://www.momentseverafterphotography.com/blog/2016/1/labor-and-delivery-with-amanda-and-adam---introducing-baby-emmie Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:10:45 GMT