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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Brand new eyes – LASIK

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I’ve had glasses since fourth grade, contacts since 7th and last Friday I went under the laser to say goodbye to both! I have wanted LASIK ever since I heard about it and Matt made that dream happen way sooner than I anticipated. We’ve been talking about it a lot over the past few years, but haven’t been able to make it happen. Well Matt decided that 2015 was the year.

We have a friend who works in an eye surgery center, so Matt talked with her about what it would take to get me vision with our contacts or glasses. Turns out I got in just at the end of an incredible promotion they were running with a new to LASIK eye surgeon and in the span of just two weeks I had gone from a first consultation to walking out of the office seeing the world with no extra help!!

I can’t quite describe how it feels to see with my own eyes, surreal is the only word I can use right now. I think the biggest thing I have to remember is to not stick my finger in my eye to take my contacts out at the end of the day!! Keziah has had a cough since the end of last week and has been waking up at night, so it’s pretty incredible to go reach for my glasses to go to her and realize they just make my eyes blurry!!

Huge thank you to Lynda for taking us through the whole process and to Matt for giving me a wonderful gift that I will cherish for many years to come….you know until I need reading glasses ;) If you are interested in seeing without glasses or contacts I highly recommend Premier Eye Care in Harrisburg. Ask for a consultation with Lynda Shrum!

Here I am a little excited to get on with the surgery.


Hanging out with my little girl who hasn’t been feeling well….. but I can see her ;)


PS. Sorry for the iPhone photos didn’t know we’d be capturing the event or we would have taken the real camera ;)

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Bourbon & Bowties – One Crazy Awesome 30th Birthday Party!

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We had the pleasure of attending and capturing a surprise 30th birthday for Steve. We have gotten to know Steve over the years working with the JDK Group at various weddings and events and he is one of the most genuine people in the business. And judging from the turnout, we’re not the only ones who think so.

His friend and co-worker Michelle contacted us before the party and asked if we’d like to come join the fun and capture all of the details, and of course we said YES! Not only did we get to celebrate a fun milestone in Steve’s life, but we got to enjoy yet another incredible event by JDK. Everything was perfection, from the decorations and food, to the Bulldog kissing booth….that’s right, a Bulldog kissing booth, because Steve’s favorite dog’s are bulldogs… why not!?

Without further adieu we give you 30 Years of Sanchez.

The event was held at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center Harrisburg in one of their meeting rooms. Here are some of the entry way details.


The bar, including a signature drink that included bourbon and bacon! It was delish.


Gorgeous florals and my favorite, succulents.


Bowties made their appearance in all of the decor. And a clever hashtag too.


Martine from House of Clarendon fit the theme perfectly with his delicious cake and Jasmine from The Couture Cakery with her cupcakes.


And check out this vintage truck that was a centerpiece for some of the delicious food. BTW there was delicious food every direction you looked, no joke.


Some more bow ties and details :)


They even had lounges in the middle of the party.


The people behind the surprise. Way to be excited Mike!


Steve was so shocked and overwhelmed he walked in and right back out of the room a couple of times before he could fully take it all in!


Looking on as Steve is toasted and sung to ;)


The man, his bourbon and his bowtie.


And remember that kissing booth I mentioned earlier?! Of course Steve got in on the action. I’m not sure who’s the lucky one in this scenario ;)


Party people! Mike of Mixed up Productions kept people on the dance floor all night :)


Happy 30th Steve! We’re so happy we got to be a part of it :)

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An Engagement Session at Home and Downtown York – Rachel & Tony

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We first met Rachel & Tony at their friends wedding we shot last year. When they got engaged Rachel contacted us right away to see if we would be available for their wedding…once they nailed down a date and a venue ;) Everything was sorted out and we are so thrilled to capture these two on their most special day!

Rachel already knew what she wanted for their engagement photos so we set up a time for their session and met them in their home on a cold winter’s day. It was awesome seeing them space, they’ve been working on the house together and it’s beautiful. Here’s some of our favorite images from their cozy session.


A lovely couple in their lovely home.


Rachel & her guy.


Using their kitchen chandelier to create some glow around this beautiful couple.


Some details.


Tony’s beautiful fiancé. Thanks Maggie King Makeup Artistry for making Rachel even more photogenic!


Some hot chocolate and laughs.


And there’s that ring.


Someone wanted to be a part of the fun ;)


Her gorgeous engagement rings.


They’ll add a band on top for the wedding band, perfection.


They wanted a bit of variety in their pictures so after a change of clothes we went to downtown York city for a few more pictures of these two. Rachel was stunning in her lace dress…..and you wouldn’t know from looking a the pictures how cold it was that day. She rocked that dress and her heels, and it, was, freezing!!




So stunning!


A little sass.


Just hanging out at the market.


A kiss.



One of my favorites, so sweet.


Ok, see, snow! It was cold and they just walked on by like it was no big deal :)


Some beautiful old architecture.


A little kiss.


And some more laughter.




And some black and white to end their session, before heading over to the White Rose to warm up and have a drink!


Rachel & Tony, we had a wonderful time hanging out with you! We’re so looking forward to showing you the rest of your pictures and capturing your wedding later this year :D

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    1. Stephanie Phillips says:

      These pictures are wonderful! They are such a beautiful couple and I am honored to be invited to witness their love for each other! Congrats Rachel and Tony!

    2. Their happiness has been captured in these photos. What a good family they will be together.

      We are looking forward to a lovely evening on their wedding day in July.

      We love you Rachel, and you look so beautiful…that’s our girl! (Tony you are handsome too!)

      Mom and Dad

    3. Karen Rang says:

      Tony and Rachel look great in these photos. They really seem to capture the feelings they have for each other. Much love to them both!

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