Lauren & Evan’s wedding was the first official wedding of the 2016 season for my studio, and let me tell you it certainly set the bar high! They are a perfect couple and their wedding was absolutely amazing, held at a picturesque venue in bucolic Lancaster, PA.  The Farm at Eagles Ridge was the location they chose for their celebration, for they wanted a laid back and rustic feel for the day. Lauren and Evan live in Brooklyn, so this indeed was a nice change of pace and scene for them and their loved ones.

When I met with Lauren and Evan earlier this year, I remember feeling very excited as they described their wedding and what they envisioned. Not only would Lauren’s brother’s band Con Brio  provide the entertainment, but our groom would also bust out his guitar and play a set with his alt-country band Otsego.  “We want it to be a big party with our family and friends”. They certainly got what they wanted! And I certainly had a great time documenting this day for them all.  Enjoy this preview!

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  • Olga Melendez-rivera - May 14, 2016 - 10:01 AM

    Very nice n beautiful you look great Ellen n couple look very happy wishing them the best in there marriage Michael looks good too.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Cassidy - May 19, 2016 - 2:53 PM

    You are so gooooooood!!!!
    Great post!ReplyCancel

Meet Julia and Jason. They have been dating for 11 years, and on year 12 they finally decided to make it official and get married. (That’s happening later this year, so you’ll have to wait 5 months for that post!) But in the meantime they wanted to document themselves at this point in their lives. Julia loves gardens, flowers, and color, so they decided on Skylands Manor at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens as the location of their engagement session. It was still a bit early in the season to see this estate in full bloom, but we managed to squeeze out every last bit of color and sunshine during our time together. Enjoy this preview!

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April: you are now my favorite month. And I’m so grateful that I have been able to photograph a few engagement sessions during this glorious time of year.  I recently met up with Morgan and Mike, and we enjoyed an exquisite afternoon of sunshine together at Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County, PA. Mike is no stranger to this, as he also shoots weddings. It’s always an honor photographing a fellow photographer, and for that too I am grateful.  Morgan and Mike goofed around the park, I stalked them with my camera, and this is how it all looked to me…
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Back in the fall when Rachel first contacted me to photograph her wedding, I knew there was something special about her. Overflowing with positive energy, she is a genuinely sweet person and pretty awesome to be around. Now mix in her fiancé Tristan, and you have an even better Rachel as they absolutely bring out the best in each other. Last week we spent a few hours together for their engagement session, and even though it was the first of the season for me, they made my job way too easy as you will see from the photos below. Piece of cake! All I had to do was press the button.:) We met up at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA to get a closer look at the coveted cherry blossoms, and then made our way to nearby Ridley Creek State Park to get the last bits of sunlight. These are my favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

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  • Matt Theilen - April 3, 2016 - 7:42 PM

    Awesome work!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Pomeranz - April 4, 2016 - 2:50 AM

    What beautiful pictures of my daugher and future son-in-law. Yes, they are gorgeous together! We are all so lucky to be part of their lives and all of the love and positive energy beaming from both of them. Thanks to this wonderful photographer who is truly an artist; she was able to capture the beauty of their togetherness.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Pomeranz - April 4, 2016 - 3:38 AM

    DANETTE PASCARELLA, YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!!!! < << I AM USING ALL CAPS TO SIGNIFY THAT I AM SCREAMING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robert Pomeranz - April 5, 2016 - 1:22 AM
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