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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?!


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

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Every year I enjoy some turns with my good friend Anton and the Manheim Township High School Ski Club. We’re telemarkers, so although the high schoolers we chaperone haven’t realized it yet,  we’re super cool.  😉  So.. we like to take pictures in an attempt to capture the fluid movements of the skill. How do we do it? Well we just strap a flash on and go skiing!

Skiing on the East coast, even at an awesome resort like Blue Mountain can be an icy experience but these photos show that the snow can still be quite good and very enjoyable. We hope you enjoy the pictures.. more to come in the series.


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  • Darre

    awesome shots!

A treat for you, a personal blog post! I know its been forever, but better now then never, right? An amazing 30″ of snow fell on the Sanderfarm this weekend. A beautiful layer of fun marooned us for 3 days . So what does a wedding photographer do when he can’t get to the studio? He grabs the cutest people he knows  for some pictures in the snow. Enjoy!

Back to the studio tomorrow.

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Drumore Estate wedding Photography by: John + Kimberly

Location: Lancaster, PA

Dress: Posh Bridal Design – Janell Berté

Wedding Venue/Caterer: Drumore Estate

Florist: Wildflowers by Design

Cake Artist: Bella Manse 

DJ: DJ Roll Out

Photographers Notes: An elegant estate ceremony with a wonderful couple. This Drumore Estate wedding is stunning and the perfect place for a wedding. We had so much fun exploring the place and discovering every nook and cranny of the property. So excited to work here in the future! With so many wonderful wedding vendors from the Lancaster, PA we were so excited to be a part of all the fun! We hope you enjoy the story!


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