Alena and Thomas were married on a hot August day, on the patio below the veranda at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pennsylvania. This venue boasts sweeping vistas, a stunning lobby, and an elegant reception area. Thomas and his family have spent generations at Skytop. Alena is from Belarus so this made for a festive reception in the Evergreen Ballroom. We drove out to the waterfalls for some pre-ceremony photography. Family portraits were staged in the lobby outside of the new Library bar.
A sampling from a recent editorial for the Citizen's Voice in Luzerne County. A special thank you to all of the people involved:
Bride: Corinne Cortino
Blonde Bridesmaid: Maria LoRusso
Brunette Bridesmaid/Bride: Courtney Richards
The Dress Lounge Bridal & Prom Boutique
Union And Main Hair Salon
F. M. Kirby Center
I've known Rachel since she was twelve. She first visited my studio as part of a group of dancers with the Linn McDonald School of Dance for a poster shoot. Over the years I came to know her mom and her grandma while they lived in Dunmore, PA. It wasn't until Facebook got popular that she revealed that I went to grade school with and knew her father! We worked on several fine art projects together and Rachel started her art career. Mike and Rachel moved into a house near my studio and I would see them around the neighborhood. I got to see Mike and Rachel's relationship blossum. This wedding was at a magical location on Jeffer's Farm. Everyone collaborated to see them marry in the golden hour of the day as you will see in the wedding photographs.