Jade + JJ // An Intimate Backyard Wedding in Lancaster, PA

I can't say enough wonderful things about Jade and JJ's wedding and the experience I had documenting it. First off, I love the idea of having a wedding at your home. Not only is it intimate on your wedding day, but from that point on just living there is a beautiful reminder of the events that took place. From beginning to end I felt like I was a guest and not just their photographer. The love emanating from their family and friends was palpable and at times it was hard for me to not get emotional. If you were there and you saw me I would appreciate if you didn't tell anyone about the tears welling up in my eyes during Jade and JJ's first dance and during the parent dances. I have to say one of the highlights for me was getting to go for my first chauffeured canoe ride - gear and all on the river that runs behind their house while they had a quiet moment to relax and reflect after the ceremony. Later that evening, their friends surprised them by putting a ton of lanterns out on the river while they went out for a few more quiet moments. Take a look and I think you'll feel it too.