Cortney & Phil decided to have a small elopement wedding at one of the most amazing micro-wedding venues in NEPA. We had met them a few months earlier, and immediately connected with their vision for a small intimate wedding with their family and closest friends.
When the day of their wedding arrived, so to did one of the most intense rain storms we’ve encountered this year. They say rain on the wedding day brings good luck – and fortunately with the tree coverage + covered ceremony space, it helped create a really beautiful ambiance for this wedding celebration. We are also thankful we decided to upgrade to a 4 wheel drive car after getting stuck in the snow after another engagement shoot back in January!
After we arrived, we did a quick first look with these two, then quickly transitioned to their ceremony.
Since we see so many weddings throughout the year, we are sometimes asked by people if we “feel anything” during the ceremonies. While our focus is always on capturing moments to document so that our couple’s (and their families/friends) will have beautiful pictures to look back on, we can’t help but feel some emotions when we see two people in love openly expressing their feelings for one another.
The passion couple’s have for one another is really the thing that drives us to be wedding photographers in particular – you know, instead of just taking pictures of houses or something.
The intimacy of their small ceremony was made incredibly beautiful by their exchanging of really heartfelt vows – and doing it in such a beautiful space, with the rain gently falling behind them. It really was a sight to behold.
As we packed up at the end, we mentioned to Alisa Tongg – owner and officiant at Promise Ridge – that it felt like we were in Hawaii, being plucked from a scene of Jurassic Park. That’s a feeling we don’t normally get here in Pennsylvania, but it’s an incredible one none-the-less.