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A Cute, Small Town 4th of July Engagement Session in Lititz, Pennsylvania | Lauren and Kyle | Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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Lititz is my small hometown! It is as idyllic as you can imagine. It is a storybook small town with German influence and New England colonial architecture. (Maybe I should do a blog post featuring my favorite hometown?). It’s where I grew up, made some of my most cherished memories and met some of my dearest friends. One of those dearest friends is my down the street, childhood BFF, Lauren! I think we were about 5 years old when our special friendship first began. We did everything together: sleepovers, played dress up, built old sheet teepee tents out in the backyard, was each other’s sidekick on a few family vacations, all of it. When I think of my childhood and growing up, Lauren will always be a part of those chapters and I am so thankful she was. :)

As most friendships do, ours went through a season where we went our own ways — explored college and made our way through this whole thing called being an “adult”. We always kept in touch here and there, but had our own busy lives! You know how it goes. About a year ago, we really reconnected and it’s been so much fun! Lauren is a world traveler so she’s been giving me all the tips for my upcoming trips! She’s also inspired me to become more dedicated to running. This girl is a beast and has competed in so many marathons. One day, I’d like to compete in my own.

I was SO excited when Lauren asked me to shoot her and Kyle’s engagement session! I was even more excited when they decided last minute to do their session in our sweet Lititz. Lititz has one of the oldest running 4th of July celebrations, setting the bar pretty high — there really isn’t a 4th celebration like it! I’m talking about full-blown hometown parade on the 3rd with a full day of festivities in the town park on the 4th completed with a fantastic firework, laser light show! Kyle and Lauren are getting married next year right after the 4th of July, so it only seemed appropriate to incorporate Lititz and the 4th of July celebrations into their session!

Lauren and Kyle are both school teachers and they are so passionate about it! Together they have a few fur-babies and are renovating a house they just bought together!

I am so excited that I get the honor of celebrating with them next July in MEXCIO!


xoxo, MK

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Wine Tumblers - The Perfect Bridesmaids Gift For Your Girls | Product Review | Fine Art Destination Wedding Photographer

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Happy Friday friends!

So. I totally had this super fun girls’ wine night photo shoot planned and then life got in the way for all of us and it just couldn’t happen. Haha! I think we all needed that wine night, so it’ll have to happen another time. Friday nights, before I wake up the next morning to shoot a wedding, I like to unwind after a long week and sit down with a glass of wine. I think having a glass of wine to wind down is most definitely a girl thing. Of course, I always prefer Friday wine nights with a sweet friend to catch up and talk a girl things! :)

I was so excited when Bridebop reached out to me about working together! Bridebop is a super cute website that offer so many adorable customized bridesmaids gifts for brides to give to their BFFs! Wine tumblers, weekend bags, necklaces, fanny-packs, robes and gift boxes are just a few of the options! These wine tumblers, to be specific, come in a few color options and are the best quality! They are so comfortable to hold and keep wine nice and cool! They also come with lids - which I found to be a great feature.

Brides, these tumblers are such a fun and practical gift option for your girls! You can’t go wrong with them! Oh! And bonus, they make for cute props for wedding day prep photos!! Add adorable robes, customized wine tumblers for some bubbly, you (the bride) with your cute girls and you have such adorable photos waiting to be taken! As a photographer, I would definitely approve these as photo worthy. ;)

xoxo,

MK

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Sweet, Springtime Engagement, Memphis, TN | Laura and Isaac | Pennsylvania and Tennessee Wedding Photographer

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Spring has officially arrived in Memphis! The cherry blossom trees and thousands of tulips are everywhere! Oh the color! It makes my heart so happy! A few weeks ago just as the warm Spring sun started coming out, Laura, Isaac and I trekked out about an hour outside of Memphis to Isaac’s family farm for their engagement session!

Isaac’s family are farmers and own so much beautiful land! Isaac and Laura plan to build a gorgeous home of their own on the land. I can completely see why! These two are some of the sweetest people you will meet with the most genuine Southern hospitality. It was such a privilege getting to see some of the farm, learn a little bit about Isaac’s family heritage and hear about their home plans! I am so excited for their June Memphis wedding! It is going to be gorgeous! :)

xoxo,

MK

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