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West Chester Snowy Winter Engagement Session | Emily & Jason

You know those freezing winter days that make you just want to cuddle up on the sofa with some hot chocolate? Well, this time we decided to do the exact opposite by trekking into snowy winter West Chester for an adventurous engagement session, which was quite a different experience than our last West Chester engagement session. Emily & Jason allowed the survival of their extremities  to take a backseat to capturing unique engagement images, which is a shining example of their fun loving personalities. Did I mention we may have snuck past a few locked gates? Also of note: Lincoln makes a point of getting as dirty as possible during engagement sessions (less so during weddings :P); he tells me there’s a method to such madness, and we hope you agree with the results:

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Cairnwood Winter Wedding | Andrea & Collin

I don’t like to play favorites, but Lincoln and I had our own wedding at Cairnwood Estate, so needless to say we LOVE going back. The massive Christmas tree (so elegantly decorated by Cairnwood’s own miracle-maker: Shannon) was the centerpiece of a charming Christmas theme, complemented by plenty of other personal touches such as Christmas ornament guestbook . Outdoor portraits at Cairnwood in December can be brisk, but nothing a few fur shawls and wedding adrenaline can’t handle, and luckily Andrea had both ;) You know the maid of honor’s speech is successful when it requires ‘earmuffs’ for any nearby children. Joking aside, Andrea and Collin’s families treated us like their own and we have many fond memories of their big day, some of which are below:

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Please Touch Museum Wedding | Lauren & Lance

This is our second Please Touch Museum wedding, and we’re hoping it’s just a coincidence that both times the venue nearly CAUGHT ON FIRE. Yes, you read that right. The first incident happened earlier this year, but there were already several fire trucks on scene by the time we arrived, so certainly that cannot be our fault. But the second time we were undeniably involved as we egged on Lauren & Lance to light numerous Japanese lanterns (as you’ll see below), which quickly floated directly into the adjacent trees. So for our next wedding at the Please Touch Museum wedding we’ll probably just give the fire fighters a polite heads up :P

Lauren & Lance are Temple sweethearts (almost as cool as Penn State sweethearts like us). They brought us to revisit a few Philadelphia spots to relive some favorite moments of their relationship: starting with their Temple stomping grounds, Lance’s romantic Rittenhouse Square proposal, and with a climatic finale at their Please Touch Museum wedding reception! Enjoy :)

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West Chester Wedding at Greystone Hall | Jennifer & Stephen

We couldn’t stop thinking of the Great Gatsby during Jennifer & Stephen’s elegant and quite classy wedding at Greystone Hall in West Chester. We found ourselves exploring some tucked away gems in downtown West Chester, including a charming antique shop that lead us to a super cool sunlit alleyway. We zipped off to Greystone Hall (and by that I mean the limo driver earned himself a speeding ticket) to keep the party going. Gold plates and very sophisticated shades of green + pink adorned the reception hall. After a few toasts (read: roasts), the dance floor was immediately packed, where I’d like to say Lincoln ‘taught me how to dougie,’ but I’m not so sure he knows how to dougie himself :P Jennifer and Stephen made us feel like family and we couldn’t be more delighted for their happier ever after!

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Talamore Country Club Wedding | Jaclyn & Sean

Jaclyn and Sean’s Talamore Country Club wedding day was such a beautiful, fun day full of excitement. Jaclyn and her girls got ready at Normandy Farms and we discovered a little hidden spot to take some gorgeous group photos. The girls were a really fun group, so we decided to head to the bar and get a silly “shot”, literally! We hopped on a (legit) limo full of anticipation before the traditional Catholic ceremony, which was enhanced by the vocals of Jaclyn’s young students. They were so happy to be apart of Jaclyn’s big day and you could tell it meant a lot to her! After the ceremony we went to the Talamore Country Club wedding ballroom, which is honestly quite a jaw dropping space. We had some fun wandering the grounds and created some really lovely portraits. Jaclyn and Sean were introduced into the reception courtesy of the venue’s grand staircase , and they really made an entrance! The night was filled with dancing and fun, and by the end of the night we tried to convince Jaclyn and Sean to take us to Spain with them!

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