Amanda Souders Photography: Blog en-us (C) Amanda Souders Photography (Amanda Souders Photography) Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:25:00 GMT Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:25:00 GMT Amanda Souders Photography: Blog 80 120 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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Ailish | Northern York High School | Central PA Senior Photographers I had a dream session with Ailish last week and absolutely loved every minute of it!  We bonded over our love of photography and her dream of going to art school next year.  Not only is Ailish a total knockout (I mean I was no where near this put together in high school as this girl is) but she's an absolute sweetheart!  I am so so so excited to share a little sneak peek!

Hair and makeup: Beauty by Khara


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Nicole and Tyler | Ironstone Ranch Star Barn | Lancaster Wedding Photographers Honestly, I am the furthest from a morning person and relate much more to the night owls out there (hence this blog post going live around midnight ;-) ), but I will take alllll of the sunrise engagement sessions.  And when they're with an amazing couple like Nicole and Tyler I will get my butt out of bed at 5:00 a.m. and drive to Elizabethtown with a huge smile on my face!  I loved when Nicole suggested doing the session at their wedding venue, the gorgeous Ironstone Ranch.  We were even able to talk to the beautiful horses a little after Nicole (the horse whisperer) called them over :-D  Here's just a little sneak peek!

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Lauren and Kyle | York Haven Intimate Backyard Wedding Photographers Help me to congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Conley!!  We had an amazing time at Lauren and Kyle's gorgeous backyard wedding.  They chose to have the ceremony overlooking the fields that surround Lauren's parent's house and the location was was the bridal party!  All of the girls were stunning and the boys were absolutely hilarious, it was so much fun!  They've been waiting so patiently for their sneak peek so I'm going to keep it short.  

Catering: Grandpa's Country Catering

DJ: Jukebox DJ

Flowers: Wrap and Go Florist

Dress: Blush Bridal

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Makeup: Amy Evans

Invitations: Amy Sheaffer

Bartender: Alisha Sedag




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Kyla and Justin | New Oxford PA Fall Engagement Session | Central PA Wedding Photographers I had the pleasure of meeting Kyla and Justin last week...or at least I thought I was meeting them for the first time.  As we were going through the session, we started to realize how many connections we had to families, friends and Justin was even a groomsman in a wedding and Kyla was a guest at one of the first few years I was in business!  We had such a blast running around the woods at my parent's house in New Oxford and the leaves are finally starting to look like it's fall around here.  Plus Kyla and Justin chose a sunset session which is my absolute favorite light of the day.  Here's just a little sneak peek of their amazing session!


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Kelly and Tony | Harrisburg Engagement Session | Harrisburg Wedding Photographers Hey all! It's Amanda Howard here and I'm so excited to share a sneak peek of Kelly and Tony's amazing session from last week!  We had such a great time at the always gorgeous Fort Hunter Mansion.  I don't think we stopped smiling the entire time :-D  And they nailed every single pose (especially the bump, right Tony? ;-) )  Now I am dying for their wedding day to get here!  Here's just a little sneak peek! 


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Molly and Jimmy | Boiling Springs, PA | Children's Lake Fall Engagement Session Photos We are finally starting to get some fall vibes around here!  It's not quite fall temperatures, but the leaves are falling everywhere.  It was the most perfect night for Molly and Jimmy's engagement session last week.  The Children's Lake is always one of my favorite places to be in the fall.  It's so peaceful and beautiful, you just can't go wrong.  Here's a little sneak peek of our amazing session! 

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Caitlin and Kevin | Strock's Catering Barn | Mechanicsburg PA Wedding Photographers I've been waiting for Caitlin and Kevin's wedding for over a year now, and it's been torture!! When I met them last year, we sat at the doughnut shop for over an hour with Kevin's parents talking about the big day and all of their planning (plus some puppy talk was thrown in there too).  I knew it was going to be an amazing day!  Caitlin and Kevin looked timeless and went with a white and gold theme.  Caitlin stunned in her mother's beautiful wedding gown.  There were so many tears throughout the day as their families remembered Caitlin's mother, talked of Kevin and Caitlin's love for each other and the excitement for their new lives together.  It was an amazing day.  Here's just a little sneak peek!


Venue: Strock's Catering Barn 

DJ: Kevin's brother, Brian

Makeup: Makeup by Chelsea

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaids Dresses: Pink Blush

Flowers: Shades of Pink

Rings: Vera's Fine Jewlers

Photobooth: Cherry Lane Photobooths

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Chasity and Michael | Cortland Mansion | Hagerstown Maryland Wedding Photographers Chasity and Michael tied the knot last Saturday and my amazing associate, Amanda Howard had the honor of photographing their big day!  I know it was an honor, because I had the pleasure of co-shooting their engagement session a few months back and it was a blast!  I don't think we stopped laughing the entire session.  Looking through the photos, the same was true for the wedding day!  They were all smiles!  Even when someone's phone (*cough* Michael) went off during the ceremony with the ringer "dun, dun, dun dunnnn" or Chasity cut her finger during the cake cutting when they were goofing around :-D  Here's just a little sneak peek of their gorgeous day!! 


Venue: Cortland Mansion

Catering: Celebrations Catering

Flowers: Blooming Occasions

Dress: J&B Bridals

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Kristin's Specialty Kakes

DJ: Shew-Sical

Second Photographer: Rachael Melvin

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Nikki and Matt | Central PA Backyard Wedding | Shermans Dale Intimate Wedding Photographer It makes my heart so happy to be able to witness such sweet small and intimate backyard weddings like Nikki and Matt's wedding on Saturday.  The ceremony took place at the couple's house set back in the woods.  It was a complete fairytale <3  There were so many special details that made their day perfect and unique for them, including Nikki wearing a beautiful wedding dress that her mother made for her.  I think this is the first time I've seen coloring pages as place settings and it was perfection!! The guests loved it! Matt and Nikki also decided on a first look before the ceremony, which is my favorite thing in the world!! Here's just a little sneak peek of their beautiful day!! 

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Heather and Jeremiah | Mechanicsburg Wedding | Friday the 13th Wedding Heather and Jeremiah tied the knot on Friday the 13th.  When we first talked, I knew they were going with the Friday the 13th theme, but man they did it good!  Every single detail of the day was part of their theme from Jason Voorhees walking the groom down the aisle to Hellraiser greeting their guests as they walked into the reception.  They even had the Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow make an appearance during the reception.  Even though we are some of the biggest scardey cats ever, we had such a wonderful time with everything!  And now I kinda want to go watch Friday the 13th...but I should probably just stick with Ghostbusters :-D 


Venue and Catering: Strock Enterprises

Officiant: Sacred Ceremony with Sabrina

Cake and Cupcakes: Ann's Cupcakery

Dress: Gowns By Design

Tuxes: Hanover Clothing Company

DJ:  Josh Wagner of Klock Entertainment

Photobooth: Cherry Lane Photobooths

Central PA Ghostbusters


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