Murl and I photographed Kristen and Jordan’s engagement session at their Mayville, NY farm a couple of months ago, but I still get excited every time I see them. I just adore these images! They are a couple of really cool people and they were so open to letting us decide where to shoot and how to pose them — that is our favorite type of client, ones that completely trust us and know we will capture some awesome portraits.
I believe this was the first time we photographed with horses and cows and it was just a lot of fun. Something different for us and I think we nailed the whole country/rustic vibe with their engagement session. What do you think?
Now that wedding season has drawn to an end I’m finding myself with a bit more free time which hopefully translates into a lot more blogging for me in the next few months! We have so many sessions to share with you, especially those of you who are not on facebook and haven’t gotten sneak peeks at any of them.
The other day the Blue Heron Inn posted something on Twitter that resonated with me — “Encourage creativity. Support locally-owned, independent businesses.” I couldn’t agree more and I think it bears repeating here on the blog. Times are tough, why not help a neighbor out?
What better opportunity to do just that this weekend — the North East community is having its annual Sugar Plum weekend where all the local businesses will be open from 10-6 each day complete with horse drawn carriage rides around the park! I’ve personally made a pledge to get all of this year’s Christmas gifts from businesses here in North East, I have had to make a few exceptions regarding photography related gifts, but for the most part North East has *everything* to offer. Including gift certificates for people that are hard to buy for!
While you are out getting your shop on, stop by the studio today or tomorrow and check out all of the locally made gifts that we have in the gallery — we have invited some local artists to showcase their festive creations in our gallery. We’ve got a great variety of gifts to choose from. Handcrafted soy candles, holiday ornament wreaths (as shown below), and hand crocheted baby blankets. Our calendars also make a great gift for friends and family, especially for those who have moved away and want a piece of home to have throughout the year!
The time has come for me to blog about our last wedding of the 2010 season. It has been our best year by far and we ended on a high note with Amy and Ed’s fall wedding in Waterford. Amy and Ed got married at the Waterford gazebo on lucky 10|10|10. The sun was shining, the leaves had all changed and these two were so obviously and effortlessly in love. Some people just make our job so easy! It doesn’t hurt when the bride looks like a movie star either We met so many great people at this wedding, the family and bridal party were all a lot of fun and helped make our last wedding an enjoyable one. And I get to mark another first time down from this wedding – that was my first ride in a fire truck! Enjoy the images and as usual, check out our facebook page for more!
Ed and Amy’s Waterford Wedding Dream Team:
Wedding Dress: Bridal Elegance
Brides Maids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Officiant: Brian Skelton, Mayor of Waterford
Flowers: Gwendolyn’s, Waterford
Cake: Stacey Jo
Caterer: Ricardo’s Restaurant
DJ: Digital Waves, Waterford
A&E: You guys are such a wonderful couple, we were so happy to meet you and to photograph your engagement portraits and wedding! We hope Colorado is good to you guys! Best wishes <3 H&M
Amy and Eric got married on a sunny Saturday that followed a very soggy week. Due to the sunshine they were able to have their wedding ceremony outside in the courtyard at Chautauqua Suites and it was absolutely perfect. As I was prepping to write up this blog post I popped in Amy and Eric’s cd that was their favor for inspiration and I loved it! I’ve known Eric for about a decade and I thought this was the perfect wedding favor for them to give out, it really matches their personalities! I also love the new trend that Amy sported — bridal headbands!! Seriously *love* them! Its so modern and feminine.
This was our first wedding at the Chautauqua Suites and we were impressed with their facility and their food — boy do they feed guests well!! We would definitely recommend someone having their wedding there. It was an all around beautiful day!
Amy + Eric’s Wedding Dream Team:
Ceremony + Reception: Chautauqua Suites
Florist: Four Seasons, Westfield
Cake: Brick Village, Mayville
DJ: Rob Sciarrino
Dress: Bridal Elegance
Justice of the Peace: Jim Craig
A&E: Your wedding was so beautiful and sweet, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and laughter and know you will have a great journey together! <3 H&M
Pat and Lindsay had such an elegant but relaxed autumn wedding at St. Patrick’s cathedral in Erie, and despite the rain we got some great outdoor portraits. After every wedding Murl and I usually chat about the different things each couple and family do and after this wedding we decided that the Roche’s have a pretty awesome Irish beer glass tradition in their family and Murl thought that Pat and Lindsay had the coolest first dance song all year — Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. I agree that it was a pretty awesome choice! I love little things like that that make a wedding truly personal and you get a feel for who the bride and groom really are. In this case: rock stars.
In between the ceremony and reception we took a drive over to Penn State Behrend for some portraits. Lindsay and Pat had met there in college and it meant a lot to them to do their portraits there. There is also a hall dedicated to the Roche family so it was really neat to do some pictures there as well. And Lindsay was so cute and excited about getting her photo taken with her new name!
After that we made our way over to the Ambassador Conference Center where the reception looked absolutely perfect. DJ Barnes had the party rocking hard and everyone in attendance seemed to be wearing their dancing shoes. It was a great vibe and made our job very enjoyable as we captured how much fun the bride and groom were having.
As always, these and more will be up on Facebook shortly — hope you enjoy!
Lindsay and Patrick’s Erie Dream Team:
Church: St. Patrick’s Church
Reception: Ambassador Conference Center
Florist: Larese Floral
Dress: David’s Bridal
Cake: Jen Schaeffer
Limousine: Barnes Limo
DJ: DJ Barnes
Hair and Makeup: Diane McShane
Photographer: Heather Neckers Photography
L+P: It was so great to capture your day, you two are so much fun and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Congratulations and many happy years together! <3 H+M
A couple of weekends ago we had the privilege of photographing Heather and Nathan’s beautiful Harborcreek wedding. They are such a fun, happy couple and I knew the day would be a great one based on how calm and happy the bride was prior to the wedding. Seriously I think she may have been the calmest bride ever!! We had so much fun with the grape color they used in the wedding color scheme at the vineyard and loved her colorful shoes! We got so many great photographs throughout the day and it was incredibly hard to pick just 20 to feature. I hope you enjoy them! These and a few more on Facebook shortly!
Heather and Nathan first met at Bootlegger’s, an Erie bar. Since we had time between the wedding and reception we took a drive over to the bar and did some portraits…
Heather and Nathan’s Erie Wedding Dream Team
Church: Our Lady of Mercy – Harborcreek PA
Reception: Siebenberger Club – Erie PA
Florist: Gerlach’s – Erie PA
DJ: Dynamic Sounds – Erie PA
Cake: Vicki Peters
Dress: David’s Bridal
H+N — Congratulations! You guys are a wonderful couple! We can’t wait for you to see the rest of the images We hope you had a wonderful honeymoon and look forward to seeing you again in the future! <3 H+M
I love when bride’s have hot shoes. What’s even better? Grooms who rock colored socks to match!
See what I mean? Super fun. That is all. Happy Tuesday everyone!
We are so excited to announce the newest adventure that Heather and Murl have been working on! The Lake Erie Wine Country 2011 Calendar! Tonight we are celebrating with a Launch Party at the studio (33 South Lake St, North East) so swing by for some drinks and appetizers from 7:00 – 9:00pm! We hope to see you tonight, but in case you can’t make it to the party, you can order a calendar by going here!
If you are looking to spruce up your home or business with some local art, you can purchase any prints or canvases of the images that you see in the calendar on this site!
You didn’t hear about the calendar till now? You can stay in the loop by signing up for our newsletter by going here!
:: Kim ::
Have you been putting off getting your family portraits done? Well, now is your chance to get a great deal! Between now and November 1st you can get a full portrait session, including an 11×14, and 4 5x7s for an awesome price of $175+tax. Fall in this part of the country provides an awesome backdrop, making for gorgeous portraits! Call the studio at 814.725.5522 to schedule your session.
:: Kim ::
Over Labor day weekend we photographed a wedding on Presque Isle in Erie for the first time. It was seriously amazing! Sure it was barely 60 degrees and super windy but the bride was determined to have her beach wedding and the sky made an awesome backdrop and made the sunlight diffused and perfect to work with! Amanda and Josh are a perfect couple — they are so sweet to each other and fun to be around.
Amanda & Josh’s Erie Wedding Dream Team
Location: Presque Isle State Park
Limo: Rupp Limousine
Cake: Laura Farber
Hair and makeup: Shear Fantasy
A&J: Thanks so much for having us there to capture your wedding day! You are such a great couple and we know you are going to have many years of love, fun and laughter! <3 H&M