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Riverdale Manor Photography by: John + Kimberly

Location: Lancaster, PA

Wedding Venue/Caterer: Riverdale Manor

Florist: Jennifer Stout

Dress: In White Lancaster

Officiant: Inner Peace Ministries

DJ: ProVolve Entertainment

Hair: Jessie Shover

Makeup: Allyson Gipe

Photographers Notes: Kelsey + Zach were a delight to work with. They endured a lot to get to their wedding day and the whole guest list brought every ounce of love they had. Check Out these Riverdale Manor Wedding photos, Kelsey was stunning in her dress, and Zach handsome and stoic. This was a winter event at Riverdale Manor and everything went amazingly, the weather was mild, the grass was green (can you believe that?!  green grass in January!) and the family was ready to have fun. We enjoyed the time we spent capturing their beautiful wedding.

But First, Engagement photos in Philly. 

 

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Now onto the big day…  Kelsey’s dress was stunning! Riverdale Manor Wedding photos Riverdale Manor Wedding photos Riverdale Manor Wedding flowers 011Lancanster_PA_WEDDING_PHOTOGRAPHY_RIVERDALE_MANOR_SANDERSONIMAGES Getting ready Riverdale Manor Wedding photos 013Lancanster_PA_WEDDING_PHOTOGRAPHY_RIVERDALE_MANOR_SANDERSONIMAGES
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One of our specialties is exterior and interior photography, specifically for editorial and luxury marketing materials. I had the pleasure of documenting the incredible work of Young & Rannigan in Charlottesville, VA this year.  The owners, Kyle and Brian are talented general contractors creating stunning luxury projects throughout the Charlottesville area. Here is a sampling of their work.. and ours. Enjoy! As you can see, we travel anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic for this type of work. Contact us today for a quote on the projects you need featured in your marketing materials, magazine features and press releases. We serve general contractors, builders, realtors, interior and landscape designers and architects.  We travel to most area locations such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA and we are happy to plan a trip to New York City, Washington DC and beyond to capture your special projects!

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Here is a recent set of photos captured for the folks at Transmitter Brewing. And yes.. it was a tasty brew. I really enjoy product photography {usually} so it was fun to take this bottle of beer and have some fun painting it with light to achieve this fun and punchy look.

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Lancaster Portrait Photographers

 

We are so proud to announce the launch of our new Legacy Portrait Collection. A collection of photographic essay style sessions that define so much more than just another year with your family. Portraits of heirloom importance and quality that you will never want to take them off your walls. They define your legacy and preserve the most important and memorable aspects of your life.  Every step of each session is planned and created to meet strict quality standards and heirloom lasting beauty. While other images come and go, these image will remain. Don’t let these moments pass you by. Its time to invest in their preservation.

Our first Collection in the series is our Family Lifestyle Collection. We have offered this session for over 10 years in Lancaster, PA and even during our time in Charlottesville, VA. So many wonderful moments have passed through our lens for amazing families across the mid atlantic. We have decided to let this collection be the premier collection in our Legacy Series. It includes wonderful new packages and heirloom products to choose from with classic fine art film quality color and black and white images.

We know what it’s like, life is busy, you take so many pictures with your phone and you rarely end up in the frame. You worry about family looking through your pictures someday and wondering if you were even around and you were but the pictures don’t tell that part of the story. We know because we’ve been there. YOU are so important, we want to tell YOUR story because you truly deserve it.

If you are looking for a gift this Valentine’s Day don’t hesitate!  (Or even a way to pamper yourself!!) For a limited time only we are offering this wonderful collection for 15% off when you schedule your session this February! We will provide you a lovely gift card to give.

For more details about this collection download our pricing guide and take the 1st step in preserving your lifestyle today.

 

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Time for us to take a “Less is More” approach to blogging. I sat down to pour though some of the thousands of images from this amazing 2 day event and finally decided that if I chose all the images I loved the viewers might never arrive to the bottom of the post! So here we go.. Laura and Sunny blew us away with an amazing double wedding weekend! It was so much fun I can’t stand it. Day one was wonderful Indian wedding (Hindu) in DC and Day two was a unique Serbian Orthodox (Greek) experience. It rained a bit and it was HOT but nothing stopped these guys from getting the weddings they were hoping for.

Photographers: John + Kimberly

Hindu Ceremony/Reception: Westin Dulles

Greek Orthodox Ceremony: Saint Katherine Orthodox Church

Greek Reception/ Catering: Historic Whitehall Manor

 

First up…the Baarat!  The clouds parted for just long enough to dance our way up to the hotel to meet the bride.  We LOVE this part and you can tell from the images, that they do too…

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The unveiling allows the bride and groom to first lay eyes on one another…such an awesome moment!
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Although the rain started up again, we were able to grab some portraits of the bridal party in their traditional attire.

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How gorgeous was their Henna?!

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Motion, motion, we love motion!!

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They are gorgeous aren’t they?!

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Yes, they had this much fun together the whole weekend.

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DAY 2!!!  Greek Orthodox wedding!  One of the things that we loved so much about this amazing couple was the way they so respected and embraced each other’s upbringings and traditions.

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What a gorgeous church it was…

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These groomsmen might have had a little TOO much fun pelting Sunny and Laura on the way out…made for some awesome images though!!

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I think this ended up being Sunny’s favorite…how GQ is he?!

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What a beauty.  She was born to wear that dress!

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