Photographing Amanda and Jonathan’s Hershey Gardens wedding was a blast. As you can see from the wedding photos below, they are not shy in front of the camera. I love working with a bridal party who love to laugh!

I first met Amanda and Jonathan when we photographed their engagement session. Jonathan brought his guitar to the engagement session, so I knew he would have it at the wedding. It was awesome seeing a groom sing to his bride in the middle of the ceremony.

Here are a few of the vendors who made the wedding day so special:

Wedding ceremony: Hershey Gardens

Wedding reception: Hotel Hershey

Wedding photos: Thomas Beaman Photography

DJ: Klock Entertainment (Jason Klock)

Hair and makeup: The Spa at Hotel Hershey

Wedding dress: David’s Bridal

Here are a few of my favorite images……..also check out the slideshow at the bottom to see a short wedding day story video.

hotel hershey wedding photo bride getting dressed Beautiful Wedding at Hershey Gardens | Amanda + Jonathan

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hershey gardens wedding photo bridal party Beautiful Wedding at Hershey Gardens | Amanda + Jonathan

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hershey gardens wedding photos fun bridal party Beautiful Wedding at Hershey Gardens | Amanda + Jonathan

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hotel hershey wedding photo first dance Beautiful Wedding at Hershey Gardens | Amanda + Jonathan

Jason Klock of Klock Entertainment kept the dance floor packed as usual…

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I was happy to capture the end-of-wedding-day-excitement…

hotel hershey wedding photo bride groom bed jumping Beautiful Wedding at Hershey Gardens | Amanda + Jonathan

I am happy to share the beautiful photos from Lauren and Drew’s Civic Club of Harrisburg wedding.

The spring blossoms were peaking in Harrisburg at the perfect time.

Here are some of the wedding professionals that made the day possible:

Getting ready location: City House B&B

Wedding ceremony: Messiah Lutheran Church

Wedding reception: Civic Club of Harrisburg

Wedding photographer: Thomas Beaman Photography

Catering: Karen’s Catering

Wedding Coordinator: Jill Patry of Karen’s Catering

Flowers: Pealer’s

Cake: Eva Anwar

Lighting: Shumaker PDT

DJ: Soundwave DJs

Make up: Donna Daacke

Hair: Laura Mateya

Horse and Carriage: Harrisburg Carriage Company

Below you will see a few of my favorite photos from Lauren and Drew’s wedding day. To see even more, please watch the short wedding day slideshow at the bottom of this post.

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Lauren designed and created many of the wedding reception details. I loved the look of the long tables lit by candlelight…

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Personally, my favorite part of the wedding day is capturing the expressions on the faces of everyone involved…

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Don’t forget to watch the short slideshow to see even more photos from Lauren and Drew’s wedding…

My first wedding of 2013 could not have been more perfect. The wedding was at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA.

Ashley and Travis were so fun to work with. The weather was not fully cooperating on their wedding day but that did not stop Ashley. She was doing photos outside no matter what, and I loved it.

The mist made the nighttime shots so beautiful. I love that you can see the mist in those 2 photos.

Riverdale Manor is one of the nicest wedding venues I have seen in Central PA. I can’t wait to photograph another wedding at this amazing location.

Here is a wedding day slideshow from Ashley and Travis’ amazing day.

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photos from the big day:

Ashley and Travis decided on a first look, which let them enjoy their entire cocktail hour with friends and family:

first look bride groom kissing1 Wedding at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA | Ashley & Travis

Capturing moments like this, when Ashley’s dad saw his daughter as a bride for the first time, is the #1 reason that I love photographing weddings…

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I loved the detail in Ashley’s wedding dress…

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The mist really added to the look and feel of these wedding photos…

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Riverdale Manor is Lancaster, PA is an amazing place for a wedding…….I love all of the details…

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riverdale manor wedding reception kiss Wedding at Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA | Ashley & Travis

And one last image in the mist…

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Last Saturday I headed back up to Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA for the wedding of Ashley and Travis.

They had me bring my Party Cam, which is an open air style photo booth. The guests loved it, the bridal party loved it, the staff loved it, and most importantly, the bride and groom loved it.

The wedding at Riverdale Manor was amazing, so check back tomorrow to see a full blog post of the wedding photos. In the meantime, enjoy this short, awesome slideshow from The Party Cam.

lancaster wedding photo booth thomas beaman The Party Cam from Riverdale Manor Wedding | Ashley and Travis

 

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Come on down to the 2013 Wedding Show at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA, this Sunday, February 24th, 2013.

I will be giving away a photo booth for one lucky couple’s wedding (If there is a strong turnout, I will be giving away 2 of them to 2 different couples), as well as two engagement session.

This show is going to amazing and I hope to meet some awesome people this weekend.

C&J Catering will be putting on a VIP experience like you have never seen before.

This year’s VIP Experience will include fresh gourmet samples – sweet and savory – prepared fresh on site by the Executive Chef of C&J catering. Their fantastic mixologist will perk up your coffee or create custom drinks before your eyes! Brides will also see how their idea boards can evolve into concepts, and ultimately into reality. Giveaways, prizes and guest vendors will be “leaked” as the Wedding Show approaches! Come experience the Perfect Wedding World – from event design to fresh florals, custom menus and fresh, delicious desserts made in house, they’re not JUST a catering company. They do it all for you – the Bride!

Remember VIP tickets are limited and you can only purchase them in advance.

AACA will also be bringing back the cake dive with over $10,000 in prizes.

In addition to the dozens and dozens of amazing prizes being given away at the AACA Wedding Show this Sunday, one lucky bride will go home with a new Louis Vuitton handbag containing another top secret prize we promise will be just as exiting as the day you said “yes”. You do not want to miss this

The VIP hours are 10am until 4pm.

Regular show hours are 11am until 4pm.

I can’t wait to see you!

Thomas Beaman Photography

thomas beaman photography wedding photos 2013 Wedding Show at AACA Museum in Hershey | 02 24 13

I recently had a request from a bride. She wanted to see some of the photos I had taken at weddings from The West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill. I figured I would do a blog post on it to share with everyone.

Weddings at The West Shore Country Club are always amazing. The grounds are spectacular, the ballroom is beautiful and makes the perfect location for a wedding reception, and the staff goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is happy. It is one of my favorite places to photograph in all of Central PA.

Here are some of my favorite wedding photos from The West Shore Country Club:

My absolute favorite series of photos were taken in about 5 minutes near this amazing willow tree. As soon as I saw that tree, I knew that these photos were going to be something special. Jen and Jason made them even more amazing by being who they are. There was no posing……..they were simply just enjoying their day. I love these images…

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Heading into the ballroom, The West Shore Country Club is an amazing place for a wedding reception.

Here are a couple of my favorite first dances from WSCC…

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A beautiful room design by Weddings by JDK

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Another gorgeous room design by Blooms by Vickrey and an awesome cake by The Couture Cakery

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The West Shore Country Club is a perfect location to capture those candid moments during the toasts and dancing…

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Here are a few more wedding photos from The West Shore Country Club……..and of course some more willow trees icon smile Weddings at The West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill

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Here are a few photos from Stephanie and Adam’s engagement session in Elizabethtown, PA. I am very excited to be their wedding photographer.

Fall was almost over when we found time to photograph their engagement session, but we lucked out and found this one small grove of trees. To me, that is one of the fun things about being a wedding photographer. I love showing up to a location and finding the little pockets of light that many people would drive right by. There is beautiful light with complimentary backgrounds just about anywhere as long as you are looking. As a wedding photographer, it is my job to find those little hidden gems.

Here are a few of my favorites from Stephanie and Adam’s engagement session. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding…

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fall color engagement photos Fall Engagement Session in Elizabethtown, PA | Stephanie + Adam

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purple engagement photos Fall Engagement Session in Elizabethtown, PA | Stephanie + Adam

Photographing a wedding at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York is always an awesome experience.  The grounds are beautiful and they are a real treat for any wedding photographer.

Wedding ceremonies at Heritage Hills are picture perfect. You are right there, overlooking the beautiful golf course and trees. Then for the wedding reception, you move into this round room with huge windows. If you are lucky enough to be in there before the sun goes down, the natural light that fills this room is simply stunning. As a wedding photographer, I get excited every singe time that I get to produce wedding photos from this awesome location.

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photos from Heritage Hills, that I have photographed over the past couple of years:

The wedding ceremony site at Heritage Hills is picture perfect…

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Heritage Hills is one of my favorite places to take portraits of the bride and groom…

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And of course the bridal party…

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Wedding receptions at Heritage Hills are always magical……the light that comes through those windows is perfect!

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The outside of a Heritage Hills wedding at night is just as beautiful as it is during the day…

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The natural light also makes it a great place to photograph wedding details…

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If you are thinking about having your wedding at Heritage Hills in York, PA, please send me a quick message to see if I am available on your date. I would love to photograph another wedding there.