25 June 2017

Berks County Maternity & Newborn Photography | Custom Storybook

Baby Julian’s Custom Storybook! We love the customized layout and the wonderful memories on each page! What a treasure for this family.

Click here to check out more of our featured products – we believe your story deserves to be showcased!

21 June 2017

Berks County Heritage Center Wedding & Building 24 Reception | Holley + Steve

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer, Amy and Leah
Florist | Events by Kelly’s Florist
Cake | Heidi DiSante
Ceremony Venue | Berks County Heritage Center
Reception Venue | Building 24 , Wyomissing, PA
Wedding Planner | LEO Design Gallery
DJ | Vince @ Building 24
Dress Alterations| Glory by Janine
Dress Salon | Amazon.com (really!)
Hair and Makeup | Salon Avanti
Photobooth | Skuba Entertainment

Holley + Steve! These two are meant to be. We had so much fun working with them and the whole crew at their wedding. Don’t miss the fun details – her Peacock shoes and other details that included birds throughout the day.

We have to share an incredible story with you from their wedding website. This story takes place in…Building 24, the very venue where they ended up having their reception. But in this story, they were there on the night of their first day. “A woman walked past them and said, “You two make the cutest couple, you should be together forever!” Steve and Holley were taken aback (mostly because both were starting to feel exactly the same way). And Holley responded to the woman by saying, “Would you like to hear something funny? This is our first date!” To which the women replied, “Ah! Well what a funny story you can tell on your wedding day.”

And tell that story they did! This time, at their wedding reception in Building 24, it was not just a stranger who was smiling at them thinking they should be together forever – it was a whole audience of their friends and family agreeing with that thought.
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pabuilding 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa
building 24 wyomissing pa

18 June 2017

Maternity Session | Berks County, PA | Brittany & Chris

In 2008 we photographed this beautiful couples wedding and ever since they have been wanting their own child. You may have seen the video we shared featuring their story, if not, watch it HERE. With high hopes they wanted to be the best parents that they could ever be. But as time went on doctors told them that having a baby wasn’t possible. So they told themselves they were going to be the best Aunt and Uncle to their nieces and nephews. Just about a year ago came a wonderful surprise. Brittany was pregnant with a baby girl! They were so beyond happy and excited for this moment in their life. As our photographer, Jennifer, sat down and talked with them after the shoot, she was so impressed by the couple’s courage and perspective. When asked about whether she would like her stretch marks edited out, Brittany said they don’t bother her because they are a mark of something that she thought would never happen. We here at Life Story are so fortunate to be able to share this loving moment with this family and capture its beauty forever.

11 June 2017

Outdoor pregnancy session in Berks County | Clint + Jenny

Clint and Jenny are expecting! They wore the cowboy boots you will see in this session when they were married in 2014, and now they wore them again when so soon the 2 are about to become 3. I am seeing some tiny cowgirl boots in the near future 🙂 These two were up for an adventure. Even though it was a bit muddy from early June rainfalls, they put on their boots and hiked around our studio property for these scenic maternity pictures. They are such a down to earth, cute couple. We can’t wait to meet their little one when she arrives!

Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0133.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0132.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0131.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0130.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0129.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0128.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0127.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0126.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0134.jpg
Outdoor Maternity Session Berks County PA_0135.jpg

6 June 2017

Newborn Session | Grantley Ryder!

PJ finally is a big brother to baby brother Grantley Ryder! Life Story has been with Kristin’s and Zach’s journey ever since their engagement and it is so exciting being able to live through all these special life moments with them! They are at a new beginning once again – this time the beginning of having a set of brothers in the household. Their family of 3 is now a family of 4.

As a tribute to Zach’s dad who served in the Army, the session included a shot featuring memorabilia from his days in service, and another tribute to his love for motocross with a photo showcasing his trophies.

In the photos of Kristin’s hands holding Grantley’s little feet, you might notice the extra curve in one of them. He was born with a club foot – a unique feature on him that won’t last long because the doctor’s said they will be able to help it straighten out. Newborns change so quickly – we love capturing all their tiny and unique features before they change.

Through all these pictures, this little man stayed soundly asleep. He even gave a little smile when he snuggled up to his mama’s face. We kind of wanted to keep him 🙂  Congrats to the family on such an amazing little boy!

Newborn Session Berks County PA_0117.jpgNewborn Session Berks County PA_0103.jpgNewborn Session Berks County PA_0102.jpg

Newborn Session Berks County PA_0104.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0105.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0106.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0101.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0107.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0112.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0115.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0109.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0111.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0123.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0113.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0116.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0121.jpg
Newborn Session Berks County PA_0122.jpg


4 June 2017

Berks County Outdoor Senior Photos | Derek!

Congrats to Derek Mosteller and all the other graduates that are embarking on their new journeys in life this month!

We photographed his older sisters when they were senior’s – check out one of those shoots HERE.

This time, it is Derek’s turn. We were so honored to celebrate Derek, his high school years, and his life through these photographs. He overcame great obstacles in his high school years. Derek was in a serious accident a few years ago that nearly cost him his life. Not only did he make it through the long journey of recovery and come back to graduate from Blue Mountain high school, but he pushed himself to physically regain and surpass his abilities in the sport that he is passionate about – track and field. Congratulations on all you have accomplished Derek! What a blessing for your family to see you reach your goals.

Read more about Derek’s incredible story in the article the Republican Herald published about him HERE.


Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA
Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

Outdoor Senior Photos Berks County PA

2 June 2017

Maternity Session | Outside the Studio

What a beautiful day for an outdoor maternity session! Haley & Ric love the outdoors, and the day they chose for their session turned out to have perfect weather. Haley enjoyed some pampering ahead of her session in our studio’s dressing room where the talented Dana Hertzog styled her hair and makeup, and then we headed outside for their session on the property surrounding the studio. Then we headed outdoors to capture her cute bump and the sweet props they brought along. Looking forward to having them back later this summer when their little one arrives!
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0067.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0072.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0071.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0074.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0076.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0073.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0075.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0069.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0068.jpg

14 May 2017

Brittany & Chris share a beautiful story | Maternity Shoot Video

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

To all women. To moms, to daughters, to those who yearn to be a mom, to those who just became a mom, we want to share this story with you. It is a story of strength, courage, blessing and faithfulness; and it is a story of hope fulfilled. We were so happy to share in Brittany and Chris’ joy and celebration over the blessing of this new life. Congratulations to this family and thank you for sharing your story!

“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s Love.” – Maureen Hawkins

13 May 2017

Stirling Guest Hotel | Rachel & Josh Moore

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer Stork and Amy Stauffer
Florist |  The Nosegay – Bernville, PA
Cake | Denise Paganelli
Ceremony Venue | The Stirling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
Reception Venue | The Stirling Guest Hotel, Reading PA
DJ | Sound Factor  – DJ Kevin
Dress Designer | Davids Bridal
Dress Salon | Agnes Edmunds bridal & formals
Hair and Makeup | Lords & Ladies, Douglasville

From the venue, to the decor, to the words the minister spoke over them, their love for antiques helped personalize the day. Their kind hearts see value where others don’t always see it. In the months leading up to their wedding, they collected milk glass bottles, antique door knobs and records to add to the decor. The records were displayed alongside a sign (check out the photo) letting guests know to sign the records in lieu of a guest book! We loved all the details they so thoughtfully incorporated into their day, and we can’t get over what an amazing crowd of people their family and friends are! It was a blast celebrating with everyone and cheering on this amazing couple as they begin this new chapter.

Congrats Josh and Rachel! Wishing you many sweet days and smiles as the years go by and your wedding photos turn to antiques 🙂
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0076.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0079.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0080.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0082.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0110.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0083.jpg

Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0077.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0111.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0097.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0094.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0112.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0095.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0081.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0090.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0078.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0086.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0105.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0106.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0088.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0089.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0087.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0114.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0113.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0102.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0107.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0091.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0098.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0092.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0093.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0104.jpg Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0099.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0100.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0101.jpg

5 May 2017

Maternity Session | Baby Boy on the Way!

We are so happy to announce that Caitlyn and Joel are expecting a baby boy! It won’t be long until they get to meet their little one. They are so excited – this is their first baby and we couldn’t be happier for them. Don’t miss the baseball themed photos!

We started their session at our studio property, and then drove around the corner to a neighbors house to take some photos in their driveway – because we couldn’t resist the lines of flowering white trees at their peak! Caity looked so elegant amid the flowers wearing one of the flowing gowns we picked from our maternity rack.

Congratulations Joel and Caity!

Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0248.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0249.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0252.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0250.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0255.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0254.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0253.jpgWedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0251.jpg

16 April 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Stirling Guest Hotel

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 7 of 7
Stirling Guest Hotel

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights some of our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

Stirling Guest Hotel Facts:

The Stirling Guest Hotel, one of Berks County’s last great residences, is a Chateauesque-styled mansion designed by Harvard-educated American architect Theophilus P. Chandler (1845-1928). Since 1998, Stirling has been host to hundreds of wedding receptions and ceremonies, as well as countless other special events.  Given that experience, the service at the Stirling has achieved a level of elegance and efficiency like no other in the area. Stirling offers: Chef Ron Liszcz, an in-house chef to prepare your personalized menu; seasoned servers and bartenders; and experienced event coordinators to help you plan your special day.

Venue Capacity Range – Indoor 120, Tented 300

Indoor ceremony options – The historic and elegant great rooms on the main floor of the mansion.

Outdoor ceremony options – Staircase at the covered veranda, on the lawn facing an extraordinary Japanese maple, at the arbor in the grove

Indoor Reception Options – Individual room for an intimate wedding of 20 guests, or use the entire main floor of the mansion to accommodate your event of up to 120 guests. Additionally, Stirling has several outside locations to expand your event including an elegant covered porch that is often used for the cocktail hour before dinner.

Outdoor Reception Options – Tented reception on the lawn

Top features – From getting ready, to your creative portraits, to your ceremony and reception – the Stirling has everything you need at one location. With their 15 guest rooms, they can also accommodate overnight stays for you and your guests.

Who to contact – TJ Sophy, Phone: 610-373-1522, E-mail: innkeeper@stirlingguesthotel.com
Visit stirlingguesthotel.net/weddings  for more information.

 

Check out the other posts in this series!

9 April 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Private Property

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 6 of 7
Private Property – a family farm, or a beautiful backyard

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights some of our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

Private Property Facts:

Indoor ceremony options – The rolling hills of Berks County are home to many beautiful barns that you might consider!

Outdoor ceremony options – We have seen couples choose open fields, lakeside hills and many other beautiful spots found by keeping an open mind. One couple we photographed was married under the tree on his family’s farm where they carved their names when they were dating!

Top features: Unique location! Personalized experience. More time to set up and tear down. Fewer rules. And the opportunity for meaningful memories on a property that already has meaning for you!

Who to contact: If you have a family member or a friend with a beautiful property that you want to consider, it doesn’t hurt to ask! They might be honored to host your big day on their property.

 


Check out the other posts in this series!

7 April 2017

Maternity Session | Second baby boy on the way!

The Vogel family is expecting a new baby boy! At Life Story Photography we have been a part of their family since their wedding and their first son PJ! We are very happy to be a part of the family’s next journey as PJ becomes an older brother to their baby boy! Can’t wait to see the little guy soon!
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0224.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0232.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0226.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0225.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0227.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0233.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0231.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0228.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0230.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0229.jpg

2 April 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Stokesay Castle

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 5 of 7
Stokesay Castle

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

Stokesay Castle Facts:

Venue capacity range – Depending on the room the capacity range is anywhere from 14 guests to 400.
– The Royal Library : available for up to 14 guests
– The Duchess Room : available for up to 20 guests
– Excalibur Wine Cellar : available for up to 40 guests
– Lord’s Dining Room : available for up to 60 guests
– The Royal Ballroom : available for up to 400 guests with a dance floor and up to 500 guests without
Indoor ceremony options – Depending on size of wedding there is a few indoor ceremony options
Outdoor ceremony options – They have a beautiful pergola located in their shaded wedding garden. It is private and can seat up to 400 guests
Top features – Wedding packages are priced per person and include a 5 hour reception which includes a cocktail hour that includes 4 butler passed hors d’oeuvres, fresh vegetable crudité display, and a display of international and domestic cheeses, a 4 hour well brand bar (which includes our 6 draft beers, 6 house wines, and champagne), two entrée (or buffet) option with warm rolls & butter & either their Stokesay Castle Specialty Salad or Caesar Salad, with additional salad options available as an upgrade, a traditional wedding champagne toast, a customized wedding cake from The Well Dressed Cake, ivory or black linens, and an on-site, day-of event coordinator and wedding director- complete with a 45 minute ceremony rehearsal the day before your wedding.  There are plenty of upgrade options available and our talented and experienced Executive Chef is able to create customized menu options to cater to any specific requests.  Don’t like what you see on the menu?  Simply call them up and they will create a menu specifically catered to you and your wedding.
Who to contact 

    1. Emily Kurz, Wedding Director & Certified Wedding & Event Planner- 610-375-6100 x25 ekurz@stokesay.net
    2. Alissa Clark, Wedding Coordinator- 610-375-6100 x22 aclark@stokesay.net

Berks County PA Wedding Venues Stokesay Castle

Check out the other posts in this series!

26 March 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Berkshire Country Club

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 4 of 7
The Berkshire Country Club

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

The Berkshire Country Club Facts:
venue capacity range – Up to 270 people
Indoor ceremony options – Ballroom, Berkshire Room, Tap Room, Fireside Room
Outdoor ceremony options – Berkshire Country Club grounds
Top features – Three different wedding packages to choose from and staff that will be there from beginning till the end to assist with your wedding journey.
Who to contact – Clubhouse Manager – 610-374-8244 or jamies@berkshirecountryclub.org

Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue Berks County Country Club Wedding Reception Venue

Check out the other posts in this series!

19 March 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | GoggleWorks

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 3 of 7
GoggleWorks

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

GoggleWorks Facts:
venue capacity range – 25 up to 215
Indoor ceremony options – Studio 238, 420, Film Theatre, Cohen Gallery
Top features – Market-style lighting in Studio 238, free parking, hard wood floors, exposed brick
Who to contact – http://www.goggleworks.org/event-rentals/our-spaces/

Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory Berks County Wedding Venues GoogleWorks Art Studio Factory

Check out the other posts in this series!

12 March 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Green Valley Chateau

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 2 of 7

Green Valley Chateau

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

Green Valley Chateau Facts:

Green Valley Chateau offers several different options for your wedding needs. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding they have you covered. Their 6,000 square foot tent accommodates up to 350 guests. If you prefer an indoor wedding, their Grand Ballroom offers a beautiful setting for your reception for up to 300 guests. For a small intimate ceremony they offer a patio and two sun rooms.
Capacity – Our multiple spaces allow weddings with guest capacities anywhere between 100-360
Indoor ceremony options – Sunroom, The Chateau Tent
Outdoor ceremony options – Green Valley Grounds under pergolas
Top features – The 6,000 square foot, air-conditioned Chateau Tent showcases 26 foot high peaks with LED uplighting, along with a stone & wooden simulated floor. There are countless photo opportunities throughout the rolling 14 acres at the Green Valley Chateau.
Who to contact –  Kelsey Bartle, Wedding Specialist & Premiere Events Manager at (610) 685-3900 x404 or by email to kelsey@vivagoodlife.com
Visit http://www.vivacatering.com/green-valley-chateau for more information.

 

 
Check out the other posts in this series!

5 March 2017

Berks County PA Wedding Venues | Reading Public Museum

Berks County Wedding Venue Series | 1 of 7
Reading Public Museum

Berks County has amazing wedding venues from elegant to rustic, you can find something that is the perfect fit for your wedding. As wedding photographers in the Reading, PA, area, we have the opportunity to photograph many of the great wedding venues that Berks County offers. This post is part of a 7 post series that highlights some of our favorite ceremony and reception wedding venues in Berks County.

Reading Museum Facts:

Capacity – 250 in Museum, 175 in Stone Terrace Tent, 165 in Neag Planetarium
Indoor ceremony options – Founders’ Gallery, Ground Floor Atrium, Neag Planetarium
Outdoor ceremony options – Trudy’s Garden, Perennial Garden, Stone Terrace Tent
Top features – A fine art and science museum built in the 1920’s with beautiful, historic features – original stained glass windows, marble floors, grand staircase, and a vaulted, glass-ceilinged lobby. Dozens of galleries are filled with the paintings and sculptures of history’s most renowned artists. A state-of-the-art planetarium is equipped with the latest audiovisual technologies, and the ability to treat guests to a party “under the stars!”  A world-class, 25-acre arboretum, a Berks County landmark for nearly a century, features the winding Wyomissing Creek, stunning gardens, and their newest outdoor venue, the Stone Terrace Tent.
Who to contact – Laura Oswald, Event Rental Coordinator, at 610-371-5850 x235, or laura.oswald@readingpublicmuseum.org.
Visit http://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/book-your-event/ for more information.

Berks County PA Wedding Venues Reading Museum Berks County PA Wedding Venues Reading Museum

Check out the other posts in this series!

4 March 2017

Newborn Photography Book | Custom Storybook

Jake and Kelsea’s son Benjamin’s Custom Storybook has arrived! We love the customized layout and the memories displayed on every page!

To learn more about our team and book designer click HERE
For more examples of our featured products click HERE
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0185.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0186.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0187.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0189.jpg
Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0188.jpg

26 February 2017

Wedding & Newborn Photographer in Berks County PA | Jennifer Stork #teamLSP

Get to know Lead Photographer Jennifer Stork! 

Jenn’s passion for photography and people’s stories began at a young age. She was 15 when she shot her first wedding. After graduating from Calvin College in 2007, she moved to Berks County, PA and founded Life Story Photography. At the time, aside from shooting weddings & portraits through LSP, she was also photographing for the Lebanon Daily News, Spaces Magazine and From House to Home Magazine. At the end of 2010, when her first child was born, Jennifer transitioned to fully devoting her work to wedding and newborn photography for Life Story.

In all the work that she does, Jennifer is motivated by her passion for people and the value she sees in their stories and their relationships.

Interview with Jennifer| Facts & Photos:

Wedding Photographers in Berks County PA_0168

Family?

My family is my world! Words can’t describe how grateful I am for my husband, Jeen, and our kids. We were married June 25, 2006 near Reading, PA. It poured that weekend, and poured, and poured until our area hit record breaking flood levels. My grandfather told me that rain on your wedding day means blessings are in store. I guess he was right!

Family photographer in berks county pa

 Hobbies?

Travel!!! I am always up for an adventure. I traveled across the United Sates with my sister when I was 17,  took a road trip across Europe after graduating college, and since then have been blessed to travel around the world to tell stories of missionaries and non-profit organizations through photos and videos.

Destination wedding photographer based near Reading, PA

Why is photography important to you?

“One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are.” – Minor White
One of my photography professors had our class listen to music, look at works of art, and then have a moment of silence, after which he shared this quote by the historic photographer, Minor White. It has always stayed with me because it awakened in me an understanding of what I love about visual records of our lives. It is not about what life looks like. It is not about the physical facts. It is about “what else” these moments are. Pieces of a beautiful story – moments that intertwine, connect us and grow us. That is what I love about photography, being able to capture the value and significance that I see in everyday stories. 

wedding photographers behind the scenes
What’s your favorite part about working at Life Story?

I love people. The ladies I have the privilege to work with, the clients we are honored to serve, and the friends and family who support me in so many ways to enable me to do this work. The relationships that have been built as a result of Life Story are invaluable to me.  

photography company in central pennsylvania

3 February 2017

Wedding & Newborn Photographer in Berks County | Amy Stauffer #teamLSP

Get to know Lead Photographer Amy Stauffer! 

Amy has been part of the team at Life Story Photography since the beginning of 2014. She was drawn to the company because she shared a passion for LSP’s style of photography – and philosophy about people. That people are awesome; that their connections and moments are valuable, that their stories are significant.

Amy’s personal commitment to this philosophy; along with her caring personality & attention to detail, can be seen in the stories she tells for each client she serves.

Interview with Amy | Facts & Photos:

best wedding photographer in berks county

What is your favorite thing about taking a photo and why is photography important to you?

I love photography for its magic.  For it’s ability to elevate the mundane moments of life into something beautiful and take the most grand moments and turn them something we can hold and touch.  It has the power to break down barriers and build connection across languages, age, gender, and culture.  As a photographer, I want to capture not just the way a person looks, but the way it feels to be in that moment with them; to show that we lived passionately and loved deeply.    I have a particular love for wedding photography because marriage has been such a great blessing to my life.  There is great joy and beauty in marriage and I love to celebrate it.

wedding photographer in berks county pa

 What’s your favorite part about working at Life Story?

I love the relationships I share with the other women in the team.  Our children are growing up together; we are invested in each others lives.  As an artist, connection like that is vital.  We support, critique, and stretch each other, and by doing so I believe we are all able to create better art.

wedding photography studio in central pennsylvania

 Hobbies?

Aside from being a photographer, I’m also a wildlife artist and my work is held in private collections around the world.  I LOVE to read, at the moment I’m reading a lot of epic fantasy – Lord of the Rings type stuff, which I guess makes me kind of a nerd. 

wildlife artist

Family?

My husband and I have shared ten years together and we have one little boy who is five years old. 

family photographs in reading pa

In your work or creative process, what concepts are sacred?

I love dramatic compositions and beautiful golden light – the kind that is warm and romantic, that makes me think of a lazy summer afternoon by the water.

25 January 2017

Reading Public Museum Wedding Album | Outdoor Ceremony Photos

Artsy Wedding Venue in Berks County, Reading PA | Reading Public Museum
Wedding Couple | Caitlin + Michael
Wedding Photographers | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Amy

Click here to check out more of our featured products – we believe your story deserves to be showcased!

The weather on this day could not have been more perfect!  Caitlin + Michael enjoyed an exquisite outdoor ceremony in the gardens outside of the Reading Public Museum.  Their reception took place in the venue’s outdoor tent. Congrats to this amazing couple!

CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-001.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-002.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-003.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-004.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-005.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-006.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-007.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-008.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-009.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-010.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-011.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-012.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-013.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-014.jpg
CustomWeddingAlbum_berksCountyWedding-015.jpg

20 January 2017

Berks County Newborn with Siblings | Jackson! #teamLSP

Jackson King is third born to a family near and dear to us at Life Story Photography. He is the son of Leah – the one on our team who helps us keep in touch with the world. She keeps our social media pages up to date with all the exciting things going on. She can also be found assisting with photography and event planning. We are proud to have her on our team and to share her newest addition – Jackson – born this past October. Along with his two older siblings, this little guy is sooo adorable! All three are so precious – enjoy the photos!

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_001

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_002

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_004

newborn photo black and white reading pa

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_005

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_006

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_007

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_008

berks-county_newborn-with-siblings_009

13 January 2017

Berks County Family with Newborn Photos

It is cold outside, but these photos are bringing some warmth to the day. We are remembering this fabulous family’s newborn session from this past fall. What could be cozier than a tiny newborn wrapped in the arms of her family? Don’t miss the photo of big brother adoring his new sibling.  Click here to see more newborn photos of this precious little lady. 
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0051.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0048.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0049.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0050.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0052.jpg

Newborn photography studio near Reading PA

Newborn photography studio near Reading PA

Newborn photography studio near Reading PA

Newborn photography studio near Reading PA

 

11 January 2017

Life Story Photography | Team gathering #TeamLSP #GettoknowLSP

2016 was a year of beauty and growth for our team at Life Story Photography. We welcomed a new addition to our team – Leah (left below) and she welcomed a new addition to her family (newborn photography post to follow). Jennifer Stork’s family also welcomed a new adddition – a little girl born on Valentine’s Day – see her newborn photos here.

We were honored to work with every single client we had the privilege of capturing in photos and videos last year. From weddings and engagements, to newborns and maternity, as well as a mix of family and senior photos that came our way – we have loved getting to know so many amazing, wonderful people.

We decided it was time to CELEBRATE! In appreciation of all the hard work and commitment that the team has given to making our client’s have a great experience – we had a party. It started with appetizers and team photos 🙂 Then we enjoyed a delicious meal together compliments of the talented owner of Wild Sage Coffee & Kitchen in Reading, PA – Jessica Weixler-Landis (Jennifer Stork is proud to call her sister).

Thanks to everyone who has been part of what we are doing. From our clients who trust us to capture their moments and take care of them through the process, to our family and friends who give us advice and help us grow, to our husbands who support us in many ways, to those who care for our kiddos while we are doing our thing 🙂 We are grateful.

Life Story Photography Team PhotoFrom L to R: Leah, Amy, Dana, Jennifer and Crystal
wedding photographers
wedding photographers
wedding photographers
wedding photographers

And a behind the scenes photo from our shoot…

Behind the scenes photography team photo

4 January 2017

Album from Evergreen Hideaway Barn Wedding Venue | H+N!

Ceremony Venue: Evergreen Hideaway in New Tripoli, PA
Barn Reception Venue: Evergreen Hideaway
Wedding Photographers: Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Dana

Click here to check out more of our featured products – we believe your story deserves to be showcased!

Hannah and Ned’s gorgeous distressed brown wedding album is chock full of amazing images from their wedding day.  We love the custom size opening they ordered for their romantic cover image, and we are so glad they added additional spreads so we could feature more of their beautiful day!

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

Custom Wedding Album Berks County Photographer

24 December 2016

Berks County Family and Baby Pictures | Christmas Mini Sessions!

Christmas Mini Sessions 2016!!! This event was a blast – thanks to everyone who came out!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Don’t miss the baby announcement in these photos!  One huge highlight from this year’s Christmas Mini Session Event was finding out that our long-time clients and friends the Vogels are having another baby!  They said they were bringing a “surprise prop” – what could have been more exciting than this surprise?  Congrats to the family and especially to soon-to-be big brother PJ!

ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0002.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0003.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0004.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0005.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0006.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0007.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0008.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0009.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0011.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0012.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0014.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0015.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0016.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0017.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0018.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0020.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0021.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0022.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0024.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0025.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0026.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0027.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0028.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0030.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0031.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0032.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0038-1.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0040.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0041.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0044.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0045.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0046.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0035.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0036.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0037.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0038.jpg

17 December 2016

Berks County Newborn Photography | Baby Benjamin!

Jake and Kelsea went into the hospital in November and came out in December with this little guy in their arms. He arrived early in the morning on December 1st. Perfect. A December baby born into a family with an enthusiastic love for Christmas. Don’t miss the last photos celebrating this theme.

Other themes included a tribute to Kelsea’s career in teaching using antique books from Jake’s grandmother, and props reflecting the nursery’s fox theme (which is also Kelsea’s maiden name, how cool is that!!!)  The Camp Fox sign in the background was a feature at the Fox home when Kelsea was growing up.

Benjamin is such a sweet baby. He has the cutest little smiles and expressions. Congrats to you Jake, Kelsea and the rest of the family on your early Christmas gift!

ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0055.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0056.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0060.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0057.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0058.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0054.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0059.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0062.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0067.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0065.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0068.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0069.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0066.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0070.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0072.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0071.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0064.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0063.jpg
ChristmasMiniSessions_family-baby-kids_Berks-County-Reading-PA_0061.jpg

5 December 2016

Newborn Photography Session | Julian!

Congratulations to David and Meredith on their awesome little boy! Julian Ross. His middle name carrries on his mom’s maiden name. It seems that little Julian couldn’t wait to meet his parents – he came over 3 weeks early and was 5 lbs, 7oz. at birth.

We incorporated some key themes in this newborn session that tell a litte more of this beautiful family’s story. Vintage suitcases – they love to travel! Their relationship was long distance for a time which prompted lots of road trips – they have also traveled in Europe, Mexico and all around the US together. The atlas in the photograph belonged to David’s grandfather who traveled worldwide. The photo of their hands stacked featuring their wedding bands is a symbol of their marriage – they recently celebrated their 5th anniversary. In those 5 years they have also celebrated two other pregnancies, which sadly ended in miscarriage – the white balloons are in memoy of those first two babies. The M&D on their bedroom wall seemed appropriate to include – while it represents their first names, it also now represents their titles as Mom and Dad 🙂 And of course we took some photos in the charming mint nursery!

Congrats again and thanks so much for the honor of choosing Life Story for your newborn photos!

*special thanks to antique experts Rachel & Josh for letting us borrow the suitcases – you may have seen their Lock Ridge engagement photos on our blog recently.

Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0102.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0104.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0105.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0106.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0101.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0103.jpgwedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0111 wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0109Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0098.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0099.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0097.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0100.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0110Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0107.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0096.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0108.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0095.jpg

29 November 2016

FALL WEDDING AT THE BRICK GABLES | RACHEL+ ALEX!

Photography | Life Story Photography – Amy and Jennifer
Ceremony Location | St. Ignatius Loyola, Reading
Reception Location | The Brick Gables, Lititz
Florist | Stein’s
DJ | Bring on the Bash
Dress | Victorian Bridal
Hair | It’s all the Rage
Make-up | Make up by Sheila Yvette
Bakery | Zig’s Bakery
Caterer | Country Home Catering

 
Videography | Lifesong Legacy Videography
Rachel and Alex were married on a perfect fall day. We loved all the little details as a nod to the season, from the bride’s fantastic shoes to the pumpkins used as table markers. Their reception was held in the Brick Gables, a beautiful remodeled barn in the quaint city of Lititz. The day was made more special by a visit to Alex’s grandmother Geraldine. She was unable to attend the ceremony because she was not feeling well, so we stopped to visit her for photos with the newlyweds en route to the reception. What has made those moments bittersweet for us all was the news that Geraldine passed just a few days after the wedding. We are honored to have been present with her that day and this post is dedicated in her memory and the beautiful heritage she has passed on to her grandson and his new bride.

Congratulations Rachel & Alex! We wish you many blessed years together.

2016-11-29_0021.jpg2016-11-29_0001.jpg2016-11-29_0002.jpg2016-11-29_0004.jpg2016-11-29_0005.jpg2016-11-29_0006.jpg 2016-11-29_0003.jpg2016-11-29_0008.jpg2016-11-29_0009.jpg2016-11-29_0010.jpg2016-11-29_0011.jpg2016-11-29_0012.jpg2016-11-29_0013.jpg2016-11-29_0015.jpg2016-11-29_0014.jpg2016-11-29_0016.jpg2016-11-29_0017.jpg2016-11-29_0018.jpg2016-11-29_0019.jpg2016-11-29_0020.jpg2016-11-29_0023.jpg2016-11-29_0024.jpg2016-11-29_0022.jpg2016-11-29_0007.jpg
2016-11-29_0027.jpg2016-11-29_0026.jpg2016-11-29_0028.jpg2016-11-29_0029.jpg2016-11-29_0030.jpg2016-11-29_0032.jpg2016-11-29_0031.jpg2016-11-29_0046.jpg2016-11-29_0047.jpg2016-11-29_0035.jpg2016-11-29_0036.jpg2016-11-29_0038.jpg2016-11-29_0042.jpg2016-11-29_0037.jpg
2016-11-29_0040.jpg2016-11-29_0043.jpg2016-11-29_0048.jpg

9 November 2016

Berks County PA Autumn Wedding Photos | Tabbi + Ricky!

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer Stork
Florist | Peg Conway (Memories in Silk)
Ceremony Venue | Shoemakersville Fire Co.
Reception Venue | Shoemakersville Fire Co.
DJ | Shawn Naftzinger
Dress Salon | Sweethearts Bridal
Hair and Makeup | Trisha Hoffman (Behind Your Beauty) and Deanna Kline
Wedding Stationery/Invitation designer | Odd Lot Emporium
Catering | Kathryn’s Katering

I cannot say enough about how grateful I am that our paths collided!  When this couple came in for their wedding consultation, it was the first time we met. As soon as they walked in the door I could see their love for kids. Tabbi bent down to talk to my kids at eye level on our way into the studio. In our conversation that evening, she had a joy when talking about the children in their lives and the hope for children in their future. Little did she know that I was looking for a nanny…

She came in as a bride to book her wedding photography, and ended up becoming my family’s nanny and friend. Tabbi is amazing! She is loyal, hard working and has a heart full of kindness. My kids are as thrilled to have her in our lives as I am – and we were all so excited to share in Tabbi and Ricky’s wedding day!

If you have been in our studio – you may recognize it in the background of some of the photos.  Tabbi and her bridesmaids used the studio dressing room for their final touches.  It was so much fun to have them here! The guys joined us here for some photos outdoors on our property before heading out.

The day before their wedding marked 10 years that Tabbi and Ricky have been together.  Their devotion to one another started back in junior high!  The day of their wedding was full of crisp air and fall beauty. They chose fall colors and sunflowers to accent their day.

Tabbi and Ricky not only invited kids to their wedding, but also made sure they had fun with coloring supplies during dinner and glow sticks on the dance floor.

Congrats Tabbi, Ricky & Family – and here’s to hoping for many babies in your future 🙂  If you are blessed with children, they will certainly be blessed to have you as their parents!
Wedding Photos Berks County PA 010.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA 002.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0044wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0041wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0040wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0045wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0073wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0072wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0085Wedding Photos Berks County PA 004.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0086Wedding Photos Berks County PA 007.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA 008.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA 009.jpgwedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0043
Wedding Photos Berks County PA 011.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0042Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0014.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0074
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0076Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0015.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0016.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0018.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0019.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0017.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0077Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0022.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0023.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0024.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0025.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0026.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0027.jpgWedding Photos Berks County PA_0028.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0029.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0030.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0021.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0034.jpgWedding Photos Berks County PA_0033.jpgWedding Photos Berks County PA_0020.jpg
wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0078wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0080Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0031.jpg wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0079wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0081 wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0082 wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0083 wedding-photos-berks-county-pa_0084
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0032.jpgWedding Photos Berks County PA_0036.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0037.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0039.jpg
Wedding Photos Berks County PA_0038.jpg

 

 

5 November 2016

Berks County Engagement Photos at Hawk Mountain Reservation | Rob + Heidi!

They met in a row boat. Heidi and Rob were both on staff at the Hawk Mountain Reservation when they got to know each other. He was assigned the task of teaching a younger trainee how to row. When he put his hands on hers that day to help her guide the oars, little did they know that 6 years later they would be out in the row boat again – this time for their engagement photos!

These two have a future full of adventure together. They both love to be outdoors and don’t mind a little dirt and fresh air.  Wherever their professional careers take them, I have a feeling that they will always find time here and there to break away for a trek in the woods or a day out on the water.

Congrats Heidi and Rob!
g35a6684G35A6507_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6567_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6607_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6632_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6650_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6693_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6728_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6751_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6791_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6817_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6846_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6894_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6908_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A6951_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
g35a7059
G35A7090_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A7117_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A7140_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A7201_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A7255_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
g35a7283_engagement-photos-hawk-mountain-reservation
g35a7334
G35A7300_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
g35a7358
g35a7456
G35A7487_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpgG35A7729_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg

G35A7557_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A7708_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpgG35A7606_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg

G35A7630_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg

G35A8033_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
G35A8137_Engagement Photos Hawk Mountain Reservation.jpg
g35a8127

31 October 2016

Senior Photographer Near Reading PA | Brooke 2017!

Brooke amazed me.  As soon as she got in front of the lens, her confidence and poise started to shine.  She is an Irish Step Dancer and has a love for mythology and the outdoors. We started her senior photo session with formals at the Life Story Photography Studio and then ventured over to Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area. Over bridges, through fields and across the sand, we had so much fun showcasing Brooke’s personality and her modeling talent in front of the camera.  Congratulations Brooke! Thanks for choosing Life Story for your senior photos!

Senior photographer near reading pa fall leaves

Senior Photo Studio Near Reading PA formals

Senior photographer near reading pa fall leaves

senior photos with vintage jeep

senior photos with vintage jeep

outdoor senior photo location berks county pa

outdoor senior photo location berks county pa

outdoor senior photo location berks county pa

outdoor senior photo location berks county pa

senior photos at blue marsh lake
senior photos at blue marsh lake

senior photos at blue marsh lake

senior photos at blue marsh lake

fall senior photos berks county pa

fall senior photos berks county pa

fall senior photos berks county pa

fall senior photos berks county pa

fall senior photos berks county pa dance senior photos berks county pa

dance senior photos berks county pa

dance senior photos berks county pa

dance senior photos berks county pa

dance senior photos berks county pa

25 October 2016

Fall Outdoor Engagement Photos | Rachel + Josh!

Engagement Session Location: Lock Ridge Park | Alburtis, PA

Rachel + Josh.  They are amazing.  We are soooo excited about their wedding this May at the Stirling Guest Hotel in Reading, PA.  We imagine it will have many special touches – just like their engagement session – that show off their keen eye for awesome vintage.

They love to shop for old, wonderful finds.  Whether a flea market, an auction or craigslist they have found so many delightful pieces.  One that they didn’t expect to find (but we’re really glad they did) was a location for their engagement session.  The story is…Rachel was browsing craigslist and came across a listing for a gown, but it wasn’t the gown that caught her eye – it was the background in the photos of the seller wearing the gown. Rachel contacted her and found out that the location was Lock Ridge Park in Alburtis – and it wasn’t long before that location became the background for these photos.

Don’t miss the genuine vintage record player they brought – and the photo that is a nod to Josh’s love of the Beatles.

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

Fall Engagement Photos Outdoors with LP records

12 October 2016

Berks County Outdoor Extended Family Photos | The Sensenig Family!

What a privilege to be part of this family reunion!  The Sensenig family celebrated Jake and Ella’s 60th wedding anniversary – that’s right! Their SIXTIETH wedding anniversary with an extended family photo session and a picnic at Blue Marsh Lake’s Hillside Pavilion in Bernville, PA.  We were able to capture the family that has grown out of Jake and Ella’s love over the past 60 years.  Their son and daughter with their spouses, along with 7 grand kids and their spouses, plus two great grand kids and a third on the way!

One of those grand kids is Crystal – she is a talented graphic designer whom we are blessed to have on our team!  You can see her on our about page, and she is fourth from the left in the first image below…

Congratulations to the Sensenigs!

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

fm_sensenig-190

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

Berks County Outdoor Family Photos

11 October 2016

Berks County Wedding and Reception Photos | Pete + Elena!

Photography | Life Story Photography—Amy and Jennifer
Video | Kent Mast Videography
Florist | Allium Floral Design & Event Styling
Ceremony Venue | Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue | Double Tree Reading
DJ | DJ Leonidas Marcantonis
Drapery | LEO Design Gallery

Elena and Pete’s wedding was our first opportunity to photograph a Greek Orthodox wedding and what a joy it was! The event was attended by hundreds of guests, with many traveling from Greece to see them wed. Their ceremony was full of meaningful traditions, the most beautiful being the Stefana, or crowning ceremony in which the priest places a pair of ornate crowns over the head of the bride and groom, symbolizing the nobility and honor of marriage, and their new roles together as king and queen of their household. Pete and Elena’s great love for each other was so evident throughout their day, from the touching moments of their first glance together to their first dance. After dinner, they led their guests in traditional Greek circle dancing that lasted late into the night. Keep an eye out for images with dollar bills strewn about the dance floor, another tradition by which guests and family contribute towards paying the live band. It was a magical day for a beautiful couple.

Congratulations, Elena & Pete, and best wishes for a long and beautiful life together!

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

 

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

28 September 2016

WELCOME TO THE STUDIO!

 

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

2015 was a year of monumental progress in the studio. By the end of the year, it was ready for our first in-studio Christmas Mini Session Event! We have also had a blast hosting clients in our new space for their maternity, newborn, engagement, senior and family sessions – along with wedding consultations and photo reveal appointments.

We still do many sessions on-location, but with the scenic grounds surrounding our studio, and the convenience of the dressing room inside, many clients choose to come here for their whole experience! Some choose all outdoor photos, some choose all indoor studio shots, and some choose a combination of both. We love the variety we are able to offer!

We have dreamed about this space for years – we want clients to get the feeling – as soon as they walk in – that this is a place where their story is important, where it is going to be celebrated. That this is a place where they will make the most of capturing their moments and bringing the images into their lives in a meaningful way.

A big THANK YOU to all our clients who have made the trek to our location! The studio is attached to Jennifer Stork’s home on a countryside hilltop in Bernville, PA. The driveway winds a half mile uphill. It is a distance from many of the people we work with, so we are honored to have our clients come to us for their photo experience.

We are looking forward to all that is yet to happen here…  The finishing details that are yet to be put on the studio, all the people we will get to meet and the stories we will tell.

If you haven’t been here – we would love to have you visit! We are open for business, contact us if you want to set up an appointment. Please check back for info on our official grand opening. We still have some big ideas in mind before that time comes – but we will be putting it together piece by piece and hope to be ready for the party by the end of this upcoming summer – 2017.

And without further adieu…please enjoy this visual tour of the Life Story Photography studio!

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

The meeting table in our studio is one of our favorite features

it is where we share hot drinks while getting to know people and their stories.  It is where we get to see smiles and tears as our clients see their images for the first time and realize they will have these moments forever. It is where we meet as a team and talk about how we can work together to make your experience great.

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Samples – we stock samples of everything so you can see and touch the products we can create for you

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Newborn props and backgrounds – we help stylize your session!

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

The Dressing Room – our pretty place – complete with chandeliers and a baby changing station 🙂

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

Wedding and Newborn Photo Studio Berks County PA

 

BEFORE AND AFTER – because who doesn’t love to look at that?

Before and After – the Life Story Photography meeting table

before and after photography studio photos

Before and After – props and backgrounds storage

before and after photography studio photos

Before and After – the reception area

before and after photography studio photos

Before and After – the dressing table

before and after photography studio photos

And a few more pictures – the studio in action

Note from Jennifer StorkWhen our family’s newest addition – Nyah Rose- arrived on Valentine’s Day, I was so grateful to have the studio ready to use for her newborn photos!  You can see more of the photos from this session here (because I am a mom and I love to share photos of my babies!) 

Newborn photography studio near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

23 September 2016

Berks County Newborn Photography | Filomena!

With a full head of hair and the most beautiful little eyelashes, this tiny lady is such a cutie! She is third born in her family, but the first girl. The first daughter, and the first granddaughter. We had fun in the studio using pretty wraps and headbands to style her session.  I have a feeling there are some friends and family who are going to have fun picking out outfits for Filomena. And I have a feeling there are some fun adventures in her future with her two older brothers 🙂  Such a pleasure meeting and photographing this family’s new addition!

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

Newborn Photographer near Reading PA

31 August 2016

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast Wedding | Nicki + Tom!

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer, Amy, Dana, Leah
Video | Life Story Photography
Cake Designer | The Flour Child
Ceremony Location |Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
Reception Location | Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
Wedding Planner | Debbie March
DJ | Anton of Then We Danced
Dress Designer | Jewel by David’s Bridal
Dress Salon | David’s Bridal
Hair  |Caitlin Miller
Catering | Harvey’s Main Street BB

Congratulations to Nicki + Tom…and Romeo (their puppy) 🙂  The sun shone overhead for their beautiful August wedding.  Guests enjoyed the gorgeous grounds of the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, PA for the ceremony and reception.  The barn on the property hosted their blue and yellow themed reception full of sunflowers and hours of dancing.  Some favorite moments – Nicki and Tom’s exchange of letters (without seeing each other) ahead of the ceremony, Romeo’s focused attention on “mom and dad” while they said their vows, and the end of the night exit through a tunnel of glow sticks.

All the best to you two as you begin your new life together!

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos
Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos
Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos
Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

 

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Outdoor Wedding Photos

 

12 August 2016

Camp Mack Wedding & Reception Photos | Kyle + Shelby Custom Wedding Album

This wedding at Camp Mack was a day to remember.  A little bit of rain, and a lot of love!  Here is their album – the gold imprinting looks fabulous on their linen cover.

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

 

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

29 July 2016

Berks County PA Wedding & Reception Photos | Katie + Steven Custom Wedding Album

A beautiful wedding starting with a ceremony at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hamburg PA – and ending with their reception at The Inn at Reading – Reading, PA.

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album




19 July 2016

Berks County Barn Venue Wedding Photos | Hannah + Ned!

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Dana
Florist | Nosegay
Cake Designer | Cake Pros
Ceremony Location | Evergreen Hideaway
Reception Location | Evergreen Hideaway
DJ | DJ Chicken Nugget
Dress Salon | Country Threads by Gail
Hair and Makeup | Melissa Wealand and Nicole

This summer wedding – complete with bright colors and sunflowers – was full of country chic details.  We loved the bride’s boots, her flower crown and the groom’s succulent boutonniere. The guests sat on benches made of hay bales and planks of wood – the archway was full of organic curves – and the reception was in a retired horse barn. The bridal party toasted to the couple with engraved mason jars, and they cut the cake with a pocket knife.

Congrats Hannah and Ned!  It was an amazing day.

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

 

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

 

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos Outdoors

 

 

15 July 2016

Green Valley Chateau Wedding Album

Here is a little bit of Christmas in July – Katie + Corey’s winter wedding album, along with a parent copy. The couple chose a silver spiral cover – the parent copy’s cover material is a mist grey with black imprinting. Check out the beautiful covers and a few of our favorite spreads – don’t miss the panoramic spread of the couple standing in the reception hall!
More photos from their wedding are on the blog here.

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

Berks County PA Wedding Photo Custom Album

12 July 2016

Berks County PA Wedding Photos | Stephen + Melisa!

Photography | Life Story Photography – Amy & Jennifer
Florist | Steins
Cake Designer | Oregon Dairy Bakery
Ceremony Location | St. Ignatius Loyola Church
Reception Location | Fox Chase Golf Course
Reception DJ | Declan Murphy Provolve Entertainment
Dress Salon | Expressions

Stephen and Melisa were married on a perfect summer day. Stephen gifted each of his groomsmen with personalized harmonicas and all the women had special sunglasses to wear for their portraits. A fun moment was when Melisa and her bridesmaids relaxed before their ceremony with a game of cards.

Their beautiful ceremony was followed by portraits at a location near Stephen’s family home; a park where the couple spent many hours on dates and hikes through the woods. Their friends and family celebrated with them at a pavilion on the Fox Chase Golf Course, where the setting sun set the mood for dancing at their reception and lively games of extra-large Jenga.

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

Berks County Reading PA Wedding Photos

22 June 2016

Reading Public Museum Garden Wedding | Catie + Mike

Photography | Life Story Photography – Jennifer and Amy
Florist | Acacia Flowers
Cake Designer | Well Dressed Cake
Ceremony Location | Reading Public Museum
Reception Location | Reading Public Museum
Wedding Planner | Laura Oswald of the Reading Public Museum
Ceremony Music | Trio Jolie
Reception DJ | The People’s DJ
Dress Designer | Allure
Dress Salon | Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne
Hair and Makeup | Lords and Ladies Fleetwood

This couple’s amazing wedding day took place the first weekend of June on the gorgeous grounds of the Reading Public Museum. From their watercolor invitations, to the carved wooden details accenting their day – Mike and Catie’s love for nature was part of their day. Their friends and family were surrounded by fragrant, blooming flowers in the garden for their ceremony. During their reception, guests enjoyed the summer air under the shade of the museum’s white tent.

These two are such a kind and gracious couple. We couldn’t be happier to have shared the day with them!

Congratulations Mike and Catie!

s

s

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

Reading Public Museum Outdoor Wedding Photos

21 June 2016

Berks County Engagement Photos Outdoors | Pete + Elena!

Pete and Elena are a little bit country and a little bit city with a lot of glamour mixed in.  We started their engagement session in elegant formal attire at the Stone House Wyomissing and finished it on the other side of the city at Gring’s Mill.  Going on picnics together was a special part of their dating relationship so they prepared props and snacks to recreate some of those moments at their session.  Congratulations to this beautiful couple; we can’t wait for their wedding this September.

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

Berks County Reading PA Engagement Photos Outdoors

20 June 2016

Photos at Stone Mill Inn 5 years after Wedding | Ren + Paul Anniversary!

So sweet! We have been super excited for this since the end of last year when Paul contacted us about this SURPRISE session for his wife, Ren. This June marks 5 years since they were married at the Stone Mill Inn. We returned there for their anniversary session – his gift to her – just one day before their actual anniversary.  Paul let her know a few days ahead and she was thrilled!

One thing this couple loves to do is dance! We captured them dancing, sharing their 5 year anniversary cake, and of course – standing at the exact spot where they said their “I do’s”

Congratulations on 5 years Paul & Ren!

Stone Mill Inn Anniversary Photo Session

Stone Mill Inn Anniversary Photo Session

Standing at the exact spot where they exchanged vows 5 years before!

Standing at the exact spot where they exchanged vows 5 years before!

Stone Mill Inn Anniversary Photo Session