Amanda Souders Photography: Blog http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us Every detail. Forever. soudersphotography@gmail.com (Amanda Souders Photography) Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:26:00 GMT Mon, 16 Apr 2018 03:26:00 GMT http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v8/u774985097-o1027994412-50.jpg Amanda Souders Photography: Blog http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Jennifer and Phil | Linganore Winery | Mt Airy Maryland Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/jennifer-and-phil-linganore-winery-mt-airy-maryland-wedding-photographers Oh Jennifer and Phil...they have been such a dream to work with over the past two years <3  I remember the first time we met, we totally hit it off and spent a good hour or so sitting in Starbucks talking about their big day, their pup and their love of wine.  After our engagement session last fall, I knew we were in for an amazing wedding day, and I was so right ;-)  Both of them were all smiles throughout the morning before the ceremony.  When the ceremony did arrive, the waterworks started.  The ceremony and their personal vows to each other were so beautifully written, one of our all time favorites and had both Amanda and I in tears.  After the ceremony, all the tears had dried and it was time for everyone to party!  Their reception entertainment, DJ Romin, was so much fun and kept the dance floor packed until the last dance.  I loved every single part of their beautiful day!! Here's just a little sneak peek!

Venue: Linganore Winecellars

Wedding Planner: Julie Andrews Events

Officiant: The Rev. Rovan Wernsdorfer

Hair and Makeup: Rumors Salon and Spa

Cake and Doughnuts: Kupcakes & Co.

Flowers: Maher's Florist

DJ: DJ Romin Zandi

Transportation: On The Town Limousines

Videographer: To Tony Productions

Photobooth: Cherry Lane Photobooths By Amanda Souders Photography

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Andrea and Jeremy | Carlisle Engagement Session | Central PA Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/andrea-and-jeremy-carlisle-engagement-session-central-pa-wedding-photographers Myself and Amanda H. met up earlier this week with Andrea and Jeremy for their engagement session. I love having the opportunity to work with our couples before their big day which is why I include a complimentary engagement session in most of my wedding collections.  We always have a blast during engagement sessions talking about their big day and learning about them as couple.  Andrea and Jeremy were no exception, we were laughing the ENTIRE time (except for those super sweet serene poses you'll see below).  My associate, Amanda Howard, will have the pleasure of shooting their big day in less than two months!!!  I know she is super excited for their wedding at our favorite place, Strock Enterprises Catering Barn!!  Here's just a little sneak peek of our amazing session! 

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soudersphotography@gmail.com (Amanda Souders Photography) http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/andrea-and-jeremy-carlisle-engagement-session-central-pa-wedding-photographers Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:45:34 GMT
Jessie and Rommie | Peace Church Camp Hill | Mechanicsburg PA Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/jessie-and-rommie-peace-church-camp-hill-mechanicsburg-pa-wedding-photographers There was so much joy seeing Jessie and Rommie around one-another, and it was the most special thing to witness.  It was a day to celebrate the two of them and their love with their closest friends and family.  They started with a first look, which is one of my most loved wedding trend!  They proceeded with a beautiful ceremony at the Historic Peace Church and then ended their day at my favorite place, Strock's Catering Barn! They even celebrated with a sparkler exit, so fun!!  Every moment throughout the day was so intentional, and geared towards Jessie and Rommie's relationship with one-another and their dearly loved family and friends.   Here's just a little sneak peek of their beautiful day!

Ceremony: Historic Peace Church

Reception: Strock Enterprises

Cake and Cupcakes: SweeTreats by Wendi

Suits: Jos A Bank

Flowers: Sharon of Pig Pen Posies (Strock Enterprises) 

MC: Jamaal Collier 

DJ: Craig Brower 

 

 

 

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Amanda and Andy | Renfrew Museum and Park | Waynesboro PA Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/4/amanda-and-andy-renfrew-museum-and-park-waynesboro-pa-wedding-photographers Over the years, my camera has led me to the paths of some amazing people that I absolutely adore.   Two of those people are Amanda and Andy.  I've had the honor of watching their relationship grow over the years (each time being that person that asks "Where's the ring, Andy?" ;-) )  Well that beautiful ring is here everyone and I can't be more excited for them!!  They'll be tying the not at a private venue this summer and I know it's going to be amazing.  Here's just a little sneak peek from our romantic engagement session last night! 

 

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Cassandra and Mark | Lancaster Eden Garden Wedding | Lancaster Wedding Photographer http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/cassandra-and-mark-lancaster-eden-garden-wedding-lancaster-wedding-photographer May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Casey and Mark tied the knot on St. Patrick's Day at the beautiful Eden Garden Resort in Lancaster.  There were sooo many things I loved about their big day and I'll try not to list them all because we'd be here all day ;-)  But for starters Casey and Mark were absolute perfection, they were overflowing with love.  And Casey in that dress - to die for!!! I can't wait them keeping any longer so here's just a few teasers!!

Venue: Eden Resort

Hair and Makeup: Kate Lucas of Studio 8

Dress: Blush Bridal

Cake: Katie Cakes Cakery

DJ: DJ Mast

Videographer: Moving Memories Video

Photobooth: Cherry Lane Photobooths by Amanda Souders Photograhy

 

 

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Megan and Rick | Gettysburg, PA Engagement Session | Gettysburg Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/3/megan-and-rick-gettysburg-pa-engagement-session-gettysburg-wedding-photographers We met Megan and Rick at sunset last night for their beautiful (and a little chilly) engagement session in Gettysburg.  Although they aren't from the area, Megan and Rick decided to do their session in Gettysburg because they loved the rustic feel of the entire town with a tiny little pop of modern color in there.  Megan and Rick (who admittedly was not excited for the session, like most guys), were naturals together in front of the camera.  We could have shot all day...and I'm pretty sure I heard Rick say he had fun ;-) What made the session even better (which I didn't think could have been possible) was I had my girl, Rachael, with me! 

I'm so so so excited for their big day this summer at our favorite spot, Strock Enterprises!!  Here's just a little sneak peek!

 

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Megan and Sam | Clear Spring Maryland | Rainy Farm Engagement Session Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/megan-and-sam-clear-spring-maryland-rainy-farm-engagement-session-photographers What a difference we had from our city wedding on Friday to our countryside engagement session yesterday.  I really do have the best job ever :-D  I get to have such fun experiences with the sweetest people ever!  Yesterday Amanda and I had the pleasure of shooting Megan and Sam's engagement session on Sam's family farm in Maryland.  Although it was pouring a majority of the session, we had such a blast and I am totally in love with the photos.  My wonderful associate, Amanda Howard, will be photographing their wedding this fall and I'm sooooo jealous I don't get to be there, but I KNOW it will be so stunning! Here's just a little sneak peek!

 

 

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Michelle and Ed | Baseball Wedding | Citizens Bank Park | Philadelphia Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/michelle-and-ed-baseball-wedding-citizens-bank-park-philadelphia-wedding-photographers Yesterday's wedding was definitely one for the record books!  I have always had a love for baseball and for the past 15 years (by default I guess, because of my husband) a love of the Phillies.  So when I first met Michelle and she was telling me about their ceremony at Citizen's Bank Park, I could barely contain my excitement.  The ceremony took place on the stage in the Phillies Media Room and the reception was held in the Hall of Fame Club. I loved all of the special details they planned for their day including an Irish Bell Blessing by Ed's dad and grandfather, a traditional Croation Rosemary Buttonhole for the guests, a special balloon release honoring their mothers and all of their family members that could not be there and the Phanatic even made an appearance.  I have to admit, even I was a little star struck ;-) They also arranged for photo ops with the World Series Trophies!  Finally, no Philly baseball wedding is complete without some soft pretzels, hot dogs and cheesesteaks.  

Help me to congratulate Ed and Michelle on tying the knot and here's just a little sneak peek! 

 

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Cierra and Aaron | Harrisburg PA Capitol Rotunda Winter Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/cierra-and-aaron-harrisburg-pa-capitol-rotunda-winter-wedding-photographers I've had the honor of knowing this gorgeous little family since sweet little Chance was just a year old.  It's been such a pleasure watching them grow over the years and now making it official!! :-D Now this day came together quite fast (less than three weeks to be exact) for these families since these two knew they wanted to tie the knot and Ceirra's sister is leaving shortly to serve our country across seas.  But you'd never be able to tell!  I loved the timeless look of the bridesmaids in all black and the groomsmen in suspenders, plus the Harrisburg Capitol Rotunda is an amazing backdrop for a wedding ceremony.  

Cierra and I were talking earlier this week and she mentioned snow in the forecast thinking I'd be bummed.  Heck no!! I was pumped!! :-D  The city was stunning covered in snow (and so were Cierra and Aaron)! Winter weddings are officially my favorite.  I know Cierra is dying to see her sneak peek so I'll keep it short ;-) 

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Dava and Craig | Strocks Catering Barn | Mechanicsburg Wedding Photographer http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/dava-and-craig-strocks-catering-barn-mechanicsburg-wedding-photographer Dava and Craig's day could not have been on a more beautiful January day.  The sun was shining and they were surrounded by their most near and dear family and friends.  Strock's Catering Barn is the ideal place for a barn wedding.  We had so much fun with these two and their super fun bridal party.  Here's just a little sneak peek of their amazing day!

Venue: Strock Enterprises

Dress: David's Bridal 

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse 

Cake and cupcakes: Couture Cakery

Flowers: Friend of the family 

DJ: CB Entertainment 

Invitations: Minted 

 

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Familiar Faces from 2017 http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/familiar-faces-from-2017 I always say it's the biggest compliment to have prior bridesmaids and groomsmen hire us when it's time for their big day!!  And it's always so much fun to then see our prior #asoudersbrides and grooms celebrating their favorite people tying the knot!  This year we actually took a moment to grab photos with our super special couples and bridal party friends that we were so lucky to get to see again <3  A big THANK YOU to all of these wonderful people and we can't wait to see some more familiar faces in 2018!!! 

 

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Alexis and Mike | Hershey Gardens Butterfly Atrium Engagement Session http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/alexis-and-mike-hershey-gardens-butterfly-atrium-engagement-session Alexis and Mike's love story started seven years ago when they were introduced by mutual friends.  They recently were engaged when Mike popped the question in August of 2017.  Alexis thought she was just dragging him along to a work conference in Boston, but Mike had it all planned out.  They went out for sushi (same as their first date) and a walk around the waterfront.  When they sat down on a bench overlooking the skyline, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!!  

When we first scheduled our session for the first weekend in January, we all knew that we were taking a chance on the weather, but we didn't know it was going to be record lows! So Alexis loved the idea of going to the Butterfly Atrium at the Hershey Gardens.  Boy was that a shock walking into the 80 degree humid room, it was like a tropical vacation :-D  Alexis and Mike were even tough enough to jump outside twice for some cold snowy photos! 

Alexis was totally prepped for the session after going shopping with her girlfriends for her beautiful outfit from Ann Taylor Loft.  She also went to her go to salon, Moda Salon, in Mechanicsburg to have her hair professionally done and then Polished Salon and Spa in Lemoyne for a gel polish manicure. 

Here's just a little sneak peek of our amazing session! 

 

 

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Tara and Scott | New Years Eve Winter Wedding | Gettysburg Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/tara-and-scott-new-years-eve-winter-wedding-gettysburg-wedding-photographers We had our first New Year's Eve wedding last weekend and it was all I hoped it would have been and more!! We had snow, a beautiful sunset and an amazing couple! Even thought is was only about 5 degrees that day, Tara and Scott were brave enough to jump outside so we could take in all of the amazingness of the evening.  Tara and Scott opted for a late ceremony so they could extend their evening into the New Year and celebrate with all of their family and friends.  They also opted to do a first look (YAY!)  Here's just a little sneak peek of their amazing day! 

 

Venue: Gettysburg Lodges

Dress: Bridal Beginnings

Tuxes: J&B Bridals

Flowers: Fiddle Stix Florals and Wedding Coordinator

DJ:  5th Ace Entertainment

Cake: Karen Rodkey Cakes

Cookie Table: Friends and Family

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Kate and Blake | Strocks Catering Barn | Mechanicsburg, PA Wedding Photographer http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/kate-and-blake-strocks-catering-barn-mechanicsburg-pa-wedding-photographer A little bit of rain didn't stop Kate and Blake from having the time of their lives today at their beautiful December Christmas themed wedding. They even treated their guests to mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows before their ceremony.  Kate and Blake wanted their wedding reception to feel like a big family Christmas party and they nailed it.  From the tons of homemade christmas cookies, to the classic family games and the love that was flowing it felt a sweet family get together.  Here's just a little sneak peek!  

Venue: Strock's Catering Barn

Dress: David's Bridal

DJ: Spirit Sound and Light

Cake and Cookie Bar:  Kate's family

 

 

 

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Courtney and Jarrod | York PA Winter Engagement Session Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/courtney-and-jarrod-york-pa-winter-engagement-session-photographers I could not think of a better way to spend my Saturday afternoon than with this gorgeous couple and the amazing weather we had...and that sunset! Courtney and Jarrod were so much fun and getting them to laugh and snuggle together was so unbelievably easy.  I'm super excited to share a little sneak peek and can't wait for their big day!!  

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Alexandra and Cameron | Intimate Winter Winery Wedding | Adams County Wedding Photographer http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/alexandra-and-cameron-intimate-winter-winery-wedding-adams-county-wedding-photographer I am usually one to be hating on the winter months and the cold snow they bring, but after having two beautiful snowy weddings in one week, I'm hooked!  Give me all the winter weddings :-D  What was even better was Alexandra and Cameron's wedding was a small intimate affair with only their closest friends and family at the beautiful Brookmere Winery and Tasting Room .  Here's just a little sneak peek!

 

 

 

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Sara and Ron | Winter Wedding | Mechanicsburg PA Wedding Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/sara-and-ron-winter-wedding-mechanicsburg-pa-wedding-photographers When I met Sara and Ron last year, we immediately hit it off and I knew their day was going to be an absolute blast.  Because of couples like them I like to joke (but let's be real...I'm serious) that I'm going to start putting a clause in my contract that if you book me for your wedding, we're required to be friends forever.  I also thought...oooh December wedding, we could get snow! Lucky for me, I was right on both accounts :-D  Man, Sara, Ron and their entire bridal party were troopers in the freezing cold, but it was sooo worth it.  On top of the beautiful snow we had an amazing purple and pink sunset.  Not only was their first look and ceremony gorgeous, their reception was a blast and beautifully decorated for the holidays.  Here's just a little sneak peek! 

Venue and catering: Strock Enterprises

Day of Coordinator: Jess of Kate's Wedding Day Coordination

Cello and Violin: Caleb Steele

Dress: Renaissance Bridal

Hair and Makeup:  LeeAnn Lambert and Jenn Tran

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

DJ: DJ Sean of Mixed Up Productions

Cake: Laureen Deiterick 

Flowers: Blooms By Vickery

 

 

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Shauntelle and Casey | Strocks Catering Barn | Mechanicsburg Wedding Photographer http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/shauntelle-and-casey-strocks-catering-barn-mechanicsburg-wedding-photographer Want to meet the most chill couple ever?  Meet Shauntelle and Casey.  I had the pleasure of meeting them almost three years ago when Shauntelle was a bridesmaid in former #asoudersbride Kate and Will's wedding.  Shauntelle and Casey's day was full of lots of smiles, dance circles and even a visit from their fur baby.  We were at our favorite venue and they chose to have a private first look before the ceremony (LOVE!!) It was so absolutely perfect, just like they are!  They also had the most amazing weather, especially for the last weekend in November so we took full advantage!

Here's just a little sneak peek!! 

Venue and Catering: Strock Enterprises

Cake: About Weddings

Bridal Gown: Renaissance Bridal

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Brides

Flowers: Petal Pushers 

 

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Jessica and Rob | Elizabethtown College Engagement Fall Engagement Session Photographers http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/jessica-and-rob-elizabethtown-college-engagement-fall-engagement-session-photographers Oh my goodness, how stinking cute are these two!?  We had so much fun at our engagement session earlier this week.  We were able to go back to where it all began for these two lovebirds at Elizabethtown College and then we jumped over to the beautiful Masonic Village.  What made it even better was I had my right hand (wo)man with me!  Amanda Howard will be photographing their wedding on behalf of Amanda Souders Photography next year, so we shot the engagement session together and it was so amazing, not even a little rain could stop us :-D  Here's just a little sneak peek!

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Joelle and Phil | Downtown Harrisburg Fall Engagement Session http://amandasoudersphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/joelle-and-phil-downtown-harrisburg-fall-engagement-session I'm so so so excited to get Joelle and Phil a sneak peek of their engagement photos from our session earlier this week! We've been planning this for a month or so now and knowing the PA weather, we had no clue what it would be like.  Thankfully it was only a little on the chilly side and we actually saw some sun! These two shook off the chills and rocked it!  It may have helped that we walked about 50 blocks total during our session :-D I am so so so excited for their big day in 2018!  Here's just a little sneak peek!

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