Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Jen & Chris' wedding day was an exceptionally special day for me because I've known Jen since Junior High. She's always been a great friend and even though our paths have taken us to different areas of Pennsylvania, I was so excited to film her wedding day. I didn't have the opportunity to meet Chris until the big day and sometimes that can be tough, but not with Chris. He is such a warm and friendly person that he seems like an old friend right from the start.
We began with Chris and the guys getting ready at one of the lodges at Lake Raystown. The weather was absolutely stunning for late October. As the guys mingled and drank some adult beverages, we finished up with Chris and headed down to the lakeside cabins where the girls were getting dressed.
Jen had the very interesting idea of putting her dress on outside next to the lake. At first I thought she might have had a little too much wine, but I'm so glad we did it. It was totally different and made for some great shots of her and the girls. Once we were done with the girls, we headed out for the first look. We met at the gazebo by the lake and captured the reaction of Chris seeing his beautiful bride for the first time. Both of their faces lit up with smiles.
Shortly after the first look, the ceremony took place on the deck of the Conference Center where Jen and Chris exchanged some very beautiful vows to each other. And just before the sun began to sink behind the mountains, we managed to grab some great shots of the newlyweds out on the boat docks.
The day culminated with a beautiful reception in the main ballroom of the Lake Raystown Conference Center. The staff here does an amazing job and are always so great to work with. Boomerang Sound laid down the tracks to what was a very entertaining dance party.
Congratulations to Jen & Chris and best wishes to them as they begin their journey together. Thank you for having us capture your wedding day. Enjoy!
Dave Issod Photography
Altoona Video Production