Amanda Souders Photography: Blog en-us Every detail. Forever. (Amanda Souders Photography) Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:33:00 GMT Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:33:00 GMT Amanda Souders Photography: Blog 80 120 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Gabrielle and Dan | Lancaster County Central Park Fall Engagement Photographers I finally was able to meet Gabrielle and Dan in person when they came back to Gabrielle's home town between their Navy ship attachments last week.  Gabrielle and Dan are so sweet together and they just beam from ear to ear at all times. They caught on to posing insanely quick and it made for a breezy session.  They were so easy going and fun to be around.  I cannot wait for their big day next year!! Here's just a little sneak peek! 

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JoAnna and Tim | Strock's Catering Barn Reception | Mechanicsburg Wedding Photographers I met JoAnna and Tim over a year ago and we hit it off immediately, I think we sat and talked for over an hour.  They officially tied the knot a few months ago at a beautiful and sunny spot beside a sweet little pond.  I had the pleasure of photographing their ceremony then.  Now, fast forward to beautiful and (not quite as sunny) November and they just had their super sweet reception for their closest family and friends last weekend.  They chose Strock's Catering Barn in Mechanicsburg, PA to have their reception and it was perfect.  

Here's just a little sneak peek for them!

Venue: Strock Enterprises

Dress and Jewelry: Creative Elegance Boutique

Flowers: Blooms by Vickrey

Cake and Desserts: Evolution Catering

Photobooth: Cherry Lane Photobooths by Amanda Souders Photography



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Danielle and Mark | Two Harts Barn | Spring Grove PA Fall Wedding Danielle and Mark, I have no words. They were an absolute dream to work with. Even though we were only able to connect a few months before the big day, I felt like we've known each other for years!  I'm convinced we were meant to work together ;-) I really just want to sit here all day and edit their entire album...I'm in love with everything!! But here's just a little sneak peek!


Venue: Two Harts Barn

Hair and Makeup: Nicole Richiusa and Shannon Tietchen

Catering: Sir D's Catering

Flowers: Lincoln Way Flower Shop

DJ: DJ Christian from Then We Danced

Dress: David's Bridal

Tuxes: Men's Warehouse

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Cake: Carla's Sweet Sensations




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Rachel and Garrett | Holtwood PA Fall Engagement Session I had the chance to finally meet Rachel and Garrett in person this weekend after trying to plan our engagement session for months!  The rain just was not allowing it to happen, but we took a chance and the rain literally stopped right before our session and it started again as we were walking back to the car at the end.  It was for sure meant to happen that day :-D  Rachel found our location in Holtwood PA with insane views and gorgeous fall foliage. Not only was the location perfection, Rachel and Garrett were a dream to work with!! I could have shot with them all day!! I'm so excited to share a little sneak peek!! 

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Mac | Bermudian Springs High School Senior Mac's session on Saturday was super easy going and I had a great time with him and his family.  While he wasn't exactly jumping for joy at the thought of senior photos (I mean what guy really is, right?) but he did absolutely amazing and took my direction like a pro!! I am so so so excited to share  little sneak peek! Help me wish Mac best of luck in his senior year at Bermudian Springs High School!


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Dallas and Tom | King's Gap State Park | Carlisle Engagement Session

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Karlee and Tyler | Strock's Catering Barn | Mechanicsburg Wedding Photographers It's Amanda Howard taking over the sneak peek again today!  Karlee and Tyler...I can't say enough about how perfect their wedding day was at Strock's Catering Barn.  The perfect wedding venue, the perfect wedding weather and the perfect wedding couple <3  The had the hardest time choosing my favorites of the day, but here's just a few!! 

Venue: Strock Enterprises

Hair and Makeup: Changes Day Spa

DJ: Mark Endy Entertainment

Videographer: Tom Klitsch 

Dresses: Victorian Bridal Salon

Cake: Cakes and More by Melissa

Second Photographer: Rachel Mummert Photography


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Meghan and Brad | Reading Country Club Wedding | Reading PA Wedding Photographers I have had such a blast working with Meghan and Brad this past year!  I remember laughing with them hysterically on our first Skype call, their engagement session was amazing and their wedding day was magical.  Brad and Meghan started their day with a first look in the back yard of Meghan's childhood home in the middle of gorgeous woods.  It was so incredibly sweet and Brad couldn't contain his emotions.  Even after being able to see each other for an hour before the ceremony, Brad still teared up as Meghan stunned walking down the aisle.  After all of the tears were out, Meghan and Brad were the life of the party!  We laughed the ENTIRE night with them!!  I could write all day about these two, but I'm dying to share a sneak peek!  

Venue: Reading Country Club 

Hair and Makeup: Anna, Chelsea and Karly of Iron Roots

Videography: Shawn Fisher Productions

Second Photographer: Shannon Karmel Photography


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