Matt + Julia at The Barn at Glistening Pond

Matt + Julia chose to privately see each other on their wedding day prior to their pond side ceremony later on their wedding day. Sharp sunny angular autumn light blanketed the scene as we made our way around the Barn at Glistening Pond for formal portraits and some casual fun.

Julia asked me to connect her with a rabbi if I knew one and when I put her in touch with Rabbi Steven Nathan, and he turned out to be the rabbi from her Bat Mitzvah! Everyone gathered and Steven told the story during the ceremony.

Cocktails on the deck and under a tent were enjoyed adjacent to the barn. This building is set up really cool inside and that's where the celebration of the marriage and the great toasts to the couple took place.

On A Clear (Scranton) Day

Through my work I encounter countless unique and engaging individuals - all of whom contribute to dynamic and creative visions from which my photography can create a foundation. Through the narrative of each person's special day characters emerge - the elated grandmother, the playful children darting across a crowded church, the friends old and new. However, one character that deftly comes to the forefront time and time again is Scranton itself. The beauty (simple and complex) that can be found throughout this region never ceases to astound. This small collection highlights various notable locales / landmarks throughout the greater Scranton area, all of which added to the aesthetic that these photographs convey.

We (as humans) connect with our surroundings in ways that words cannot always fully articulate. The textures, shadows and colors of our environment hold a conversation all to themselves - one that I am most grateful to have a part of.