Brenda + Miguel | Golden Hour Nature Preserve Engagement Session | Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

This engagement sessions is what dreams are made of. For weeks leading up to their shoot it had been raining constantly. I had already rescheduled multiple sessions because of the bad weather, so I was hoping I wouldn’t have to do it again. Thankfully my prayers were answered! Brenda and Miguel could not have had a more magical evening. The sun was golden, the temperature was just right, they looked incredible and the location was so lush and truly picture prefect.

This was my first time meeting this couple after just a few email exchanges. So, like I do before every shoot I explained to them my expectations for the shoot so they’d feel comfortable. Pretty much I said, “Just have a good time, flirt with each other, and don’t worry about looking at the camera unless I ask you to.” BOOM! That’s when their personalites and love really came through the camera. Their love and laughter was so authentic! We explored the entire park as they snuggled, lead each other through the fields, and share kisses under the golden sun.

We ended the session dancing in the creek and admiring the beams of light shining on the buffalo fields. It was beyond amazing!

Photographs by Kristen Lopez

Olivia + Tyler | Vineyard Wedding at Folino Estate | Berks County

Tyler & Olivia | Folino Estate Wedding

Olivia and Tyler’s wedding day was nothing short of magical. They got married at Folino Estate Winery in Kutztown, Pennsylvania (one of our favorite venues). The weather was ideal, the dress and all the details were perfect, but most importantly the bride and groom were most excited about just finally becoming husband and wife in a couple of hours.

We started the day at Tyler and Olivia’s home, where we began photographing and filming the groom. One of my favorite moments from a typical wedding day is seeing the groom for the first time and just watching as he nervously and axoiously gets ready. It always seems like on that day, even though he has tied a tie at least a dozen times… on his wedding day he just can’t seem to get it right. So, his guys jump in to his rescue. Ahhhh the good old wedding day jitters.

After some time with the groom, we headed to the bride’s parent’s house, where the bride and her girls were getting ready. It was actually really sweet to watch the bride get ready with her mom at the same place she grew up. Emotions were definitely high. To top things off… the father of the bride built this sweet swing in their backyard just for Olivia. So, of course we had to take some photos of the swing. I’m a real sucker for daddy and daughter moments. Olivia and her father definitely had a strong relationship and you could just tell that he was just as excited for his daughter.

Off to the ceremony. where there was golden light literally covering every inch of the vineyard at Folino Estate. There was just the right amount of wind the the light was making the ceremony glow. Ugh it was too good. Then… as Olivia walks down the aisle, Tyler takes a deep breath and tears run down his face. THE BEST MOMENT EVER when capturing weddings is this right here. It’s obvious the love they have for each other was all that mattered that day and Tyler has been waiting for this moment for his entire life.

After the most romantic ceremony, we spent some time taking photos in the vineyard and the chemistry between these two was unreal. We hardly had to prompt them to do a thing! This is the time of the day where we like to remind you of the importance of just soaking it all in. You are finally husband and wife. You can definitely see it in their photos and wedding film that they were just embracing their time together. It truly was a beautiful thing to capture. We're so glad to have been able to capture the pure and authentic love Tyler and Olivia have for each other.


Wedding Photographed by Kristen Lopez
Filmed by Christian Lopez

Richard + Gina | Garden Wedding in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Richard & Gina | Carmen's Country Inn & Gardens

When I think back to Richard and Gina’s wedding day there are a few key things that come to mind… family, strength, love and laughter. It was an emotional wedding for sure. If I remember correctly there was a lot of rain and it was so hot during the weeks leading up to their wedding day. Gina didn’t seem to worry about it though. Gina’s father passed away when she was a teenager, however on her wedding day Gina was certain that her father was looking down on her from above and that he would give her perfect weather for her special day. So what do you think happened? Richard and Gina had the most beautiful summer day. It was partly cloudy and about 75 degrees. Just the right amount of sunlight glared into their photos together after the first look. It truly was a beautiful thing to witness and you could feel all of her emotions.

Richard and Gina were surrounded by so much loving family, much like most couples on their wedding day, but this time was different… when the bride and groom felt joy, you could feel the joy of the whole room. When they felt sadness, the whole room cried with them. You can tell that their relationship is deeply rooted on the strength they get from their family and loved ones. I won’t forget the heavy moments of Gina hugging her mother ad they remembered her dad and how much he would be wanted to be there. So many genuine moments. Not only was the room filled with love, but it was most definitely filled with SO MUCH LAUGHTER! To this day I remember all the laughs at Richard and Gina’s wedding. Gina in particular had the greatest laugh and the most genuine smile that could light up a room.

These are the moments that make our job so meaningful. We were there to capture every single one of those emotions and it was freaking awesome.


Wedding Photographed by Kristen Lopez
Filmed by Christian Lopez

Bridal Gown Boutique: RK BRIDAL

Groom's Suit/Tuxedo: Suitsupply

Hair Styling & Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co.

DJ/Band: Ultimate Sound DJs

Florist: silksNmore

Cake Baker: Carmen's Country Kitchen