2014 Wedding Year in Review

January 26th, 2015 | Weddings

This past year has not paused in the slightest waiting for me to catch up on my photo review, but it was too awesome to skip over. :) There were so many great times that this will be a two-part post (weddings and non-weddings). 2014 marked another fantastic year working with the sweetest people in the world across six states. It seems as though people are still putting up with my quirky take on humor and my new found cat lady syndrome, so that’s a win in my book. :)

Included in this post are some of the greatest and most kind people I know. These folks are the real deal, always keeping me smiling and excited for the impact they’ll make in the world. It’s been my honor and privilege to share in so many momentous occasions of happiness, laughter, tears, anticipation, and joy.

This is the story of stories.

I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks for all of you who made it so special! :)

Franchesca & Nathan Married!

January 12th, 2015 | Weddings

Franchesca and Nathan are married! These two are such sweet, unique, and genuine people. Nathan has always been a great friend and it has been great seeing him find Franchesca. Nathan and Franny both have kind servant hearts and always keep things positive… and hilarious. :)

It’s always a blessing spending the day with such amazing and loving people! Here are a few favorites from the Nathan and Franny wedding!

Planner: Anne-Claire Allen
Ceremony & Reception: Immanuel Baptist Church
Hair & Makeup: Dry & Dash
Cake: Sweet Love Bakes
Video: Floyd Cozart
Flowers: About Vase

Thanksgiving Wonderland

January 8th, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope it has been an incredible time for you, dear reader, and will continue to look up and up. :) You wouldn’t be able to get this vibe from my quiet blog and social media pages, but I’ve been reinvigorated to write more on here and share more of the work that I’ve been involved in. This won’t be too sappy or introspective, that’s for a later day, but I do intend to post on here more often and share my thoughts and process behind my photos.

Today I’m going to highlight arguably the most special time of the year for the Yoder family — Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s the one time of the year that most all of my extended family gets together to share, feast, and do a family tradition or two or three. :) One of the greatest gifts that I’ve been blessed with in life is having such a loving family and extended family, so it’s always a good time when we’re all together.

Here are a few glimpses of my week back in Pennsylvania.

In order:

  1. It snowed!
  2. Friend thanksgiving at my sisters house. Extra thanksgiving food is always welcome. :)
  3. Yoder Thanksgiving! Always full of wonderful memories.
  4. We visited Centralia, Pennsylvania! A mystic nearly abandoned town not far from where my parents live. It has quite the story to it and is most famous for its underground coal mine fire that wouldn’t go away. Quite a cool place!

I photographed my cousin Rebekah and Justin’s wedding several summers ago and wasn’t able to do engagement pictures due to the 1000 mile distance. So–I couldn’t help but get a couple. :) A few years later and more in love than ever!

And that was my week in Pennsylvania.

Holly & Daniel Engaged!

December 17th, 2014 | Engagement Sessions

Holly and Daniel are engaged! These two are some of the happiest and sweetest couples I’ve met, with adventurous spirits full of love. After being delayed several times because of rain and nearly concluding that the weather was out to get us, we finally made it to Camp Tahkodah. And it was perfect! I usually don’t start sessions with an intermediate level hike, but Holly and Daniel are total troopers and didn’t mind a bit. They’re just that great.

This is how it went down…