Wedding: Shannon & Josh | Valencia Wedding Photography

July 21, 2017

Cranberry Wedding Photos

Shannon and Josh’s wedding at her family’s farm was a blast to photograph!  I started out the day with Shannon, her mom, and two awesome bridesmaids.  I met them at the tail end of their hair appointments at Philip Pelusi in Cranberry.  Once they were done, (and I was armed with my Starbucks), we headed to the Doubletree Cranberry so the girls could do their wedding makeup.  

 Wedding Preparation at Crossway Church

Once everyone’s makeup was complete, we headed to the CrossWay Church to finish getting dressed.  My associate shooter, Abigail took some shots of Josh and his brother getting ready before the girls arrived.  We got a good chuckle out of watching them follow the instructions for their pocket squares.  🙂

 As Abigail was taking some photos of the guys outside, Shannon and her bridesmaids finished getting ready.  Shannon’s dress was lace with a keyhole back and complimented her so well!

 One of my favorite moments of a wedding day is when a parent or grandparent first sees the bride.  This moment between Shannon and her maternal grandmother was so sweet!

First look Photos in Valencia, PA 

After everyone was ready, we went out to the little oak grove on the church’s property and Shannon and Josh had their first look.

 Instead of telling her how gorgeous she looked, poor Josh put his foot in his mouth and said “You look fake!”  (After we all had a good laugh – I mean, look at her face! – he did clarify that she looked great!

 Wedding Ceremony at Crossway Church

Shannon and Josh had planned on having an outdoor ceremony in the oak grove but the weather had other plans, so they moved it indoors instead.   It was a sweet ceremony, where they recited vows that they had written for one another.

 Wedding Portraits in Valencia, PA

Now that the ceremony was complete, we headed down the road to the farm that has been in Shannon’s family for over 200 years!  It’s absolutely gorgeous and a photographer’s DREAM!  

 It just looks like it goes on forever and ever!  Simply stunning!

 Outdoor Wedding Reception in Valencia

With all the wedding photos done, it was finally time to head down to the tent to party!  Shannon and her family did a great job…all the little touches were beautiful.

 They tell you your wedding dress will get dirty by the end of the night…this is especially true when there are torrential downpours the night before your wedding.  

 It all worked out in the end though…check out that sky!

Thank you!

Shannon & Josh, you guys were so much fun to work with and I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know you!  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day!
 

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