A few weeks ago we photographed a beautiful fall wedding reception at The Schoolhouse in Fairview, PA. This was our first marriage of a same sex couple, who celebrated in their own way. These two wonderful brides have been together since high-school, over 11 years ago! They are truly in love, and I was honored to capture these moments for them!
When I was contacted for event photography, it was by the mom of a bride looking for coverage of a wedding reception. These two ladies had surprised their parents and went to the courthouse, unbeknownst to them! Naturally, the parents had to provide a celebration for them, and they did a marvelous job!
We began taking pictures of their preparations in a gorgeous home off the coast of Lake Erie, made a stop at the reception site for family photos, and then made our way to a field & old barn location for some intimate portraits of the brides alone. This was the first time they had professional pictures taken together and were able to relax and be themselves. That is my goal overtime I have my camera in my hand!
The Schoolhouse, located the corner of West Lake Road was a fabulous venue for this intimate wedding reception. The hospitality and level of care shown by Gayle and her staff made the evening picture perfect. They even created a custom cocktail named after their dog! The “King Tut” was served in the Swan Tavern downstairs, while guests enjoyed beverages and food around the fire on their back patio.
Delicious Hors D’ourves and a multiple station dinner (including a taco bar!) was provided by Make it Fabulous Catering. The fabulous wedding cake was made by the famous Jennifer Shaffer. And the live jazz band James Madden Quartet ensured that a great time was had by all family and friends who attended.
We have so many favorites from this wedding we decided to share the full spreads from their Custom Storybook. The brides ended up adding on a full order of albums right before Christmas, after receiving their digital files. We’re so excited for them to gift these to their parents!
As you can see the pictures prove two Brides are better than one!
Penny Shaut Photography would love to talk to you about your big day. Please email us at Penny@pennyshaut.com or call (814)-490-7819 Tuesday through Friday 9:30am to 4:00pm to set up your personal consultation. We are now booking for the 2017 season and look forward to sharing all of our services and products with you!