March 8, 2022
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Outdoor Valley Forge Wedding | Allyson + Niall | Lancaster Reception

These two incredible humans got married in an intimate ceremony in Valley Forge, and it was everything out of a dream. Allyson and Niall were my coaches at CrossFit, and both of them just have such a contagious zest for life and love for each other. Some of the most accepting friends I’ve ever known! I was so honored to watch them devote their lives to each other!

When thinking about her wedding day, Allyson was most looking forward to the moment that she and Niall would see each other in their wedding best. Speaking about the first looks, she told me “I want to see Niall for the first time in the field where we will say our vows. I hadn’t thought of doing photos first, but maybe we should because I will cry so much!” I just love the love these two have for each other!

With their families close by, Allyson and Niall said their vows in a gorgeous field in the historic location, a stunning backdrop that emphasized the magic of their union. Being able to capture those moments, where some of my favorite people in the world said their I do’s was so special to me.

Afterward, the fun was only beginning! Both Allyson and Niall had been looking forward to hosting their friends and family in their backyard for a festive hangout and cocktail hour, prior to their reception. Allyson noted that she was excited to “have all of the people I love in one room”, and was anticipating “walking over from our house to Shot and Bottle as a big group”. They were not disappointed, as the lively crew spread the love into every corner of their house, egging the bride and groom into their own Crossfit demonstrations.

When it was time to move on to dinner, Shot and Bottle, expertly hosted their fun-filled gathering of loved ones, and Allyson and Niall were able to bask in the glow of a day full of love and the special bond they share. I was so honored to be a part of the magic, and I can’t wait to see where your life takes you next, my friends!

Thank you to all the vendors!

  • Looks by Delaney (@looks_by_delaney)

  • Splints & Daisies (@splintsanddaises)

  • Rhiannah Tucker (@baker_rhi_lanc)

  • Meg Geruntho out of The Pink Lady (@killler_bangs)

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If there’s one thing we have in common, it’s our unwavering commitment to the details -

- the lush cascading bouquet, the elegant wax seal on your invitations, and the seemingly small moments that become dear reminders of your big day. But, most importantly, it’s how we thrive on connection.

I believe the best wedding photography experience happens when we’re connected. That means trusting your photographer, a level of faith I treat earnestly.   

You deserve a custom experience as breathtaking as your final gallery, and that’s what I’ll deliver.

and I can’t wait to capture it.
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