Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jennifer & Robert | Backyard Wedding | Sypesville, Pennsylvania

We are always up for a backyard wedding, but nothing could describe what we experienced at Jennifer's family home. An enormous tent, tons of food, and sunflowers, rows and rows of sunflowers. It was amazing!

Our entire day was spent at Jennifer’s home, except for the 2 minute walk down the street to her brother’s house for prep with the guys. It was really a family affair in this quaint little town of Sypesville. We started with Jen and the girls as they got ready downstairs. Outside, the finishing touches were taking place at the ceremony and reception areas. As soon as Jen was finished with hair and makeup, we went upstairs to her room where she put on her dress.

Down the street, Robert and the guys were hanging out watching football. Robert finished putting on his suit and tied his son’s bowtie, with a little help from Google of course. Once the guys were finished, it was time to exchange vows.

It was an absolutely beautiful end of summer day as Jennifer and Robert said their vows outdoors, in the field just behind her parent’s house. With the seal of a kiss, they walked back down the aisle hand in hand.

As the sun began to creep closer to the horizon, we worked alongside Ryan and Abbey from Ryan Zarichnak Photography. Obviously, we used the sunflowers as a backdrop for the photo session. Jennifer’s father planted these sunflowers in the spring especially for the wedding and wow, did they look stunning!

The party started as Top Dog Productions rocked the house and into the night. They completed the evening with a custom spotlight of Jennifer & Robert’s names on a water tower a few hundred yards away. Truly an amazing day! Thanks to Jennifer & Robert and both of their families for having us capture their wedding day. We had so much fun spending the day with you and wish you nothing but the best in your future together. Enjoy!

Ryan Zarichnak

Top Dog Productions

Mina Rose - Hair & Makeup

Altoona Video Production

Monday, November 2, 2015

Nutcracker Promo | December 2015 | Altoona, Pennsylvania

We are beyond excited to be working with Allegheny Ballet Company for the third year in a row in their production of the Nutcracker. Check out the promo video we put together for this year's performance. And be sure to visit to purchase tickets.

Allegheny Ballet Company

Mishler Theatre

Altoona Video Production

Photo Credit: Grin Gallery

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Simon's First Birthday | Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Simon and all of his little friends had a blast during his Halloween themed birthday party. They all dressed up in their costumes and ran around like the wild children we've come to love. The party was extra special for me because Simon's Mom & Dad are great friends of mine and after shooting my son's birthday, they asked me to do the same for their little guy. Simon's party was full of pumpkins, hay bales, candy, and cake...lots and lots of cake and Simon thoroughly enjoyed it. Happy First Birthday little man!

Altoona Video Production

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sawyer's First Birthday | Altoona, Pennsylvania

It's been 365 days since Sawyer made his entrance into the world and since day 1, he has been my buddy, my son, and my hero. He has already been through so much in his first year of life and he continues to be the strongest and happiest kid I have ever met. We love you Sawyer, you are our perfect little hero. Happy First Birthday!

Altoona Video Production

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christin & Michael | Musket Ridge Golf Course | Maryland Wedding

We love getting the opportunity to film at new places so when Christin & Michael contacted us about their Maryland wedding, we jumped on it. These two were so much fun to film and we are so excited to showcase their highlight film.

The day began at the hotel where Christin and the girls were finishing hair and makeup. As soon as the girls were ready, Christin kicked them out as her wedding dress had been kept a secret from all of them except her Matron of Honor. As soon as she was in the dress, we stepped outside to do a "first look" with the girls. It was a cool experience for us.

We headed over to Musket Ridge Golf Course as the guys were getting ready inside. We filmed Michael as he finished up with his tuxedo and then headed outside to the ceremony location. It was perfect that this wedding happened to be on a Sunday because it poured the day before. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather and sun to soak up the rain for this outdoor ceremony. One of our favorite parts of the ceremony was capturing Michael's face as he turned around to see Christin. You could see his face light up with excitement as Christin walked down the aisle.

After the ceremony, we captured the photo session on the grounds of the golf course alongside Genevieve Leiper Photography. Genevieve was so much fun to work with and a top notch photographer. We hope to see her again in the near future.

The reception was held in the ballroom inside the Country Club and wow, it was decorated beautifully. The flowers, cake, centerpieces...everything looked fantastic. Michael Bell from MyDeejay rocked the tunes for the evening and did an awesome job. The place was wild by the end of the night as the wedding party and guests sang along to their college fight songs. Even Testudo the Terrapin made an appearance on the dance floor.

We can't thank both Christin & Michael and their families enough for having us capture your wedding day. We had so much fun spending the day with you. Good luck to you both in the future. Congrats again and enjoy!

Genevieve Leiper Photography


Altoona Video Production

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Amanda & Matthew | Summer Wedding | Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

If you asked me how to get back to this wedding location, I honestly couldn't tell you. We drove so far up a mountain and through the woods that I was certain we would be lost on the way home. But once we got to the top, the view of Lake Raystown was unbelievable. It was here on top a mountain, where Amanda and Matthew exchanged rings and renewed their marriage vows.

The day began with uncertain weather. There were clouds, some rain, and then sun! We were all very lucky as I'm pretty sure there was no back up plan. Matthew and the guys got ready on the patio outside of the lodge as the girls hung out and waited patiently upstairs. We finished up with the guys and made our way upstairs to the girls. Amanda's dress was stunning as it sparkled in the sunlight. As soon as she slipped in her dress, it was time for the ceremony.

The sun stayed out for the most part during this gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony and as Amanda and Matthew exchanged their vows and rings, you could see the love beaming from their faces. There was love, laughter, tears, and smiles as they sealed their marriage with a kiss and walked hand in hand back down the aisle.

We worked alongside Laura Ashley Photography for the photo session. A big thanks to her for being so fun and easy going during this wedding day. She was a blast to work with and we hope to see her again soon. As we were finishing with the photos, we found a beautiful area tucked in the woods where we could get some great shots of Amanda and Matthew alone. My favorites of the day for sure.

The reception was held under a tent just a few steps away from the ceremony site. DJ Jeff Skidmore provided the tunes as everyone danced away on the dance floor. The end of the evening was extra special as people lit lanterns and sent them drifting into the night.

Congratulations to Amanda and Matthew and an extra big thank you for having us capture your wedding day. We had so much fun with you and your families. Enjoy!

Photographer - Laura Ashley Photography

DJ - Jeff Skidmore

Altoona Video Production

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kasie & Isaac - Tyrone, Pennsylvania Wedding

Made for each other is an understatement when it comes to Kasie & Isaac. Their wedding day was packed full of so much love, laughter and tears and it was an honor to be able to capture it for them.

Our day began at Quest Haven Lodge, a rather large ranch that Isaac's family owns in the backwoods of Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Before we started with the girls, we had the opportunity to film some of the setup and decorations under the tent. Rustic Catering did an amazing job of decorating the place. As we entered the cabin where Kasie and the girls were doing hair and makeup, you could feel a nervous energy in the air. It was a big day for everyone.

We finished up at the lodge and headed over to the church to film the guys. Isaac and his groomsmen were tucked away in a separate room as Kasie made her way to the church to put on her dress. Just as everyone was ready, Isaac’s father did a special prayer with all the guys. It was a family tradition with his sons and it was indeed a special moment.

The ceremony was unique in itself as Kasie & Isaac read their personalized vows. They both had tears in their eyes as they read their promises to each other. As the ceremony concluded, we walked across the street to an amazing old house for the photo session. We could have spent all day here taking photos as it was so beautiful. A special thanks to Sarah Dane Photography for working alongside of us. They were fantastic!

The reception was held back at the lodge under a huge tent filled with family and friends. It was great to work with Nittany Entertainment again as they provided the music and packed the dance floor late into the night.

Thanks to both Kasie & Isaac and their wonderful families for having us capture their wedding day. We had so much fun spending the day with you and we wish you the absolute best in your future together. Enjoy!