Josh + Lauren [Lancaster, PA Wedding]

“I love her and that’s the beginning and the end of everything.” –F Scott Fitzgerald

On a warm day in June, Josh and Lauren promised forever under a large tree in the backyard where he grew up. These two were incredibly relaxed all day, and I believe that really comes through in the portraits. Aren’t they stunning? I’m pretty sure they’re models but are too humble to admit it ;) Inspired by Marilyn Monroe's style, Lauren had her wedding dress specially designed. I think her style looks extra timeless in black + white form, which you'll see below. We did the First Look and portrait session in the back yard of the couple's new home. Isn’t the scenery gorgeous?

Josh and Lauren knew each other in high school, but they ran in different circles of friends. He randomly contacted her a few years after high school, and they reconnected on many levels. They’ve been through a lot together, and they just get each other. She’s crazy about him. He’s crazy about her. I couldn’t help noticing that every time Josh looked in Lauren’s direction, his face was overcome with joy.

Their ceremony AND reception were in the backyard, and I certainly loved the yellow and grey color scheme of the details. Enjoy this backyard, summer wedding!

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 Lauren, girl, you are a natural! So stunning.12 13 14 This was a completely candid moment as I was testing my camera settings. I love the mood of it, as they pause to admire her bouquet. 15 16 17 18 19 Lauren chose to make her bridesmaids her family members: her sister and the groom's two sisters.20 21 22 These guys have been buddies for years and grew up in the same town. 23 24 25 26 I thought it was extra special that Lauren had her father and her step-father walk her down the aisle: two men that have meant a lot to her.27 28I told you Lauren loves Marilyn Monroe's style! She even has Marilyn tattooed on her back! 29 30 31 32Seeds are an excellent favor! 33 34 35 36Their wedding food was truly some of the yummiest I've had in the 6 years I've been photographing. The salmon was incredible! 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44