August 15, 2014


This couple is so near and dear to me. I’ve known both Amanda and Adam for 16 years when we all met in 7th grade. Ever since Amanda and I were in the same class that year, we’ve been best friends, and I was lucky enough to have her as my matron of honor at my own wedding two years ago.

Four years ago, Amanda and Adam got married in New York City with a small ceremony. They later celebrated with family and friends a few months after they returned where my husband Derek and I photographed the reception. While Amanda wore a traditional wedding gown for the reception, she didn’t wear one on her actual wedding day. Last fall, Amanda and I started talking about what we would be doing with our wedding dresses since neither of us really wanted to keep them. I planned on donating mine, but Amanda had dreamed up an amazing trash the dress plan for herself and trail running!

We finally found a weekend to make the shoot a reality. Since Amanda didn’t have the typical wedding day-of photos from her own ceremony, we decided to take some classic getting ready and detail shots, as well as more traditional portraits among the running. I met up with them at the Lake William just outside of York, Pennsylvania. If you’ve never been – you should! It’s absolutely gorgeous there. Having run there countless times before, Amanda knew all the places she wanted to go that morning and each of them were beautiful. One of my favorite things about Amanda + Adam is that not only are they head over heels for each other, but they are also best friends. No matter where they are, or what they’re doing, they have a blast, and our session was no exception. We had so much fun running around the Lake William (I only fell once!) and I can’t wait to get back there again.

I love you both so much! See you soon! xoxo

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