mattnnat

Hi! We're Matt and Nat. We're a husband and wife wedding and lifestyle photography team from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We love weddings, engagements and capturing your most special life moments. We love getting to know each of our clients and customer service is our top priority.

Our blog follows both our professional and personal lives. You'll see images from weddings, engagements, the places we travel and anything else we capture along the journey of life. We hope this blog gives you a sense of who we are and what we're about.

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Pretty in Pink Cork Factory Hotel Wedding – Kelly & Jim

post by nat

For Kelly & Jim it all started at a Superbowl party. Kelly was hosting and her high school friend Bruce brought his roommate Jim to the party. It’s when they first met and it’s all thanks to Bruce (who they asked to be one of the groomsmen of course!).

Jim and Kelly’s parents actually went to see the Cork Factory Hotel & Conference Center and picked it as their venue even before Kelly saw it. They did get a good idea of how the whole wedding planning process went though as a good friend of theirs got married there last year, and as a bonus we were their photographers too, so we got to meet Kelly’s family before their wedding.

Kelly & Jim wanted a classy, fun wedding to celebrate with their friends and family all in one place. It was something they were so looking forward to and it really hit home when they lost Kelly’s aunt suddenly the week of their wedding. Kelly wore a pink bead on her bouquet to remember her and it truly was a day of happiness after a very difficult week. They needed some time to recover from all of the wedding week events and now they are off to Bali (plus a couple of extra stops along the way) for their honeymoon.

Kelly’s beautiful dress from In White Bridal

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All of their stationary details were perfect. I love the cork program!

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Kate Spade sparkle and their gorgeous bling :)

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Awesome right?! And perfectly pink for Kelly ;)

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Getting all ready.

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The beautiful Kelly.

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Jim putting on the final details.

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He looks pretty excited to be seeing his bride soon!

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Kelly & Jim didn’t want to do a First Look, but they did want a moment to hold hands and talk to each other before the ceremony, so we set it up for them.

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Jim didn’t want to let her go.

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Kelly and the ladies all pretty in pink.

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Walking with her dad down the aisle.

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Daddy’s girl.

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Their ceremony.

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The brand new Mr & Mrs.

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Hanging out with the bridal party.

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Bridal beauty. Thanks Plum Salon & Spa for the curls.

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Jim + Kelly.

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Sharing a laugh.

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Love <3

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Pink & Grey.

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All the sparkle. And a pink bead to remember Kelly’s aunt.

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I just love this one of Kelly, Jim’s looking pretty good too ;)

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Pale pinks.

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Shiny shoes ;)

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The Cork Factory in all it’s glory.

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The stairwells are a favorite spot to capture the essence of the Cork Factory and on their day, with the sun shining right on them, everything stood still for a moment.

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Reception details. Cake by The Bakers Table.

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I love that the Cork Factory lets the couple have a moment to themselves in the ballroom before everyone is seated. There’s something so magical about seeing your reception all set up and ready for your guests to enjoy.

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Dancing as husband and wife.

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Dance party, everyone danced the night away thanks to Klock Entertainment.

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And when the evening was coming to a close we stole them away for a romantic night picture under the 9. A date they will never forget.

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Congratulations Kelly & Jim. We wish you a very relaxing, refreshing and fun time on your honeymoon adventures!

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Lancaster Central Park & Downtown Engagement – Courtney & Adam

post by nat

Courtney & Adam get married in just a few short weeks! We were excited to meet Adam for the first time last week for their engagement session. They chose to come to Lancaster to take advantage of our little city and all of it’s charm. The weather was not always our friend during their session, but they were up for anything and we had such a fun time dodging the different rain showers along the way.

Adam used a planned trip to New York to center the stage for the big proposal last summer. Adam told her he had everything planned, but it was a surprise. He told her what to pack but didn’t give her any other details which drove Courtney crazy knowing there was a surprise just around the corner. They had talked about engagement but Courtney thought Adam still had to talk to her dad and wasn’t expecting a proposal.

The day they were leaving Adam told Courtney to put on a nice dress because they might have dinner with the family when they got to New York. As they were leaving Adam said that he actually had a nice day planned for them in Philly instead of the trip to New York (he was really throwing her off at this point!). They drove for quite some time and Adam instructed Courtney to close her eyes for parts of the drive, finally they arrived at Longwood Gardens! It was the perfect surprise as they had been wanting to go for awhile, so they enjoyed their walk around the gardens until Adam directed her to the Italian Water Garden. Adam had her turn away from him for a picture of her looking at the fountains and when she turned back there he was on one knee. Courtney was in complete shock! So much so she didn’t even notice Adam’s best friend and her own roommate following them around the park to capture the moment!!

But that’s not all, once they had a few moments to bask in the excitement they went back to Adam’s parents place where Adam’s parents and brothers plus her parents and grandmother from Germany were waiting for them! Courtney was thrilled to have everyone important to them so involved in such a surprise.

You would think it ends there right?! Nope. There’s more….a ‘pack your bags we’re going to Turks and Caicos for 8 days’ surprise! Oh.My.Word! To quote Courtney exactly, ‘I can’t exactly say I was sad to go to Turks and Caicos over taking the bus to New York ;)’. Yep, pretty sure I wouldn’t be too upset by that either :)

Right from the start these two were so easy to capture!

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Love the colors they chose, and from what we hear this green will be making an appearance at the wedding too.

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And this is why we love Lancaster so much, there are so many wonderful spots that we’ve never seen before every.single.time. we walk around!

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And then you add a cute couple, perfection!

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Courtney you are stunning!

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One quick outfit change, some spring petals and the rain drops started….

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But spring in the city….it’s so lovely!!

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A ring and some raindrops :)

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Sheltered from the rain.

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A break in the clouds brought us to this beautiful spot.

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Laughter always looks great!

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So beautiful.

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A kiss for the future Mrs.

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Her engagement ring.

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Avoiding the rain once again we made our way out to Lancaster County Park where spring was in full bloom <3

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Love!

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The trees were lined up so perfectly we just couldn’t resist.

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In a world of their own.

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Just a walk in the park.

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Pretty details.

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Courtney and Adam just started dancing as the rain started once again.

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And it was beautiful.

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:)

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After dinner and talking through all the details of their wedding day we went right to the center of Lancaster for a few night shots. Ironically we were actually hoping for some rain and it was no where to be found ;)

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Lovely.

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Some more dancing.

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A twirl in the square.

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And a kiss to end the night.

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Very excited for your wedding Courtney & Adam! See you again soon :)

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    1. Courtney says:

      These look incredible AND we had so much fun taking them!! Thank you both so much. We are so excited to see you again at the end of June :)

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An Engagement Stroll Through Lancaster City – Renee & Chris

post by nat

Renee and Chris chose Lancaster city as their backdrop for their engagement session. They live in the city too and love it as much as we do, so we just wandered the streets and found some great spots while spring was in full bloom! It was so fun getting to know them and hear more about who they are, their story and about their upcoming wedding.

Renee and Chris had been dating for awhile, but not long enough for Renee to expect a proposal at any time. One evening they went to Tony’s Mining Company for dinner. At the end of dinner Chris popped the question and totally surprised Renee!! But that’s not all, after dinner he told her they were going to the Batdorf in Annville (where they had met) for celebratory drinks. On the way there they called family and friends, who were thrilled to hear the news. They walked up to the door and were greeted by their parents for the next surprise. Hugs and tears followed them all the way into the restaurant where the piano player was playing ‘All of Me’ for the couple. Once the song was over more family and friends surprised Renee and they headed up to the balcony for their engagement party!! Props to Chris for planning surprise after surprise and then having a party ready to celebrate :)

Renee + Chris.

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<3

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City streets.

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And all those brick backdrops :)

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The future Mr & Mrs.

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They’re pretty great together.

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Just hanging out.

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They are sweet together.

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A kiss.

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Laughter & Love.

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And some more laughter!

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The ring.

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And then there was this…..???

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All smiles.

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That beautiful diamond.

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Gorgeous spring day in the city for these two.

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The bride to be and her groom.

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laughes!

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Her and him.

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Love it!

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Love that bright shirt!!

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His girl.

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Looking good guys!

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The end of the evening.

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Congrats! We’re super excited for your wedding later this year :)

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