Maddi and Scott Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake PA

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August 31, 2020

Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake PA

Maddi and Scott’s Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake PA was a significant success. This session was so beautiful that we almost cried when we got done. I met with Maddi and Scott back in January when they reached out about wedding details. We chatted about what they wanted for their ideal engagement session, and as soon as they told me what they wanted to do, I knew that Camp William Penn Lake was the perfect location. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

I found this place from a friend of mine who lives not too far from there. When I was there back in the winter, it looked very different than it was when I was there last weekend.

We started by the lake, but it was very still and had a lot of bugs around. The dock was excellent, and I was excited about being able to fly the drone there and have Maddi and Scott lying on the dock. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

These two were down for everything and anything! They emailed me a couple of weeks ago telling me that they want to take photos in the water more than anything else! This was the perfect location for what they wanted to do because I knew there was a river with logs and rocks, which is something that Maddi and Scott wanted for their session.

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This session was quite eventful. I fell in the river twice, we encountered a sleeping snake and got bit a few times by some bugs. However, I was able to fly my drone, and we honestly had a great day of shooting. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

Maddi and Scott picked beautiful outfits, and the colors worked beautifully with the river, trees, and rocks around them. On our way to the river, we took photos on the road. The road was the perfect setting for what we wanted to do with their session. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

As a rule of thumb, pick a time of day or location where there is a lot of shade. Camp William Penn Lake has a lot of shade. The road shots were some of my favorites, and if you check out my Instagram, you will see a photo of me lying on the ground in the middle of the road that Andrea took because I look so funny taking the picture.

I think this session was a HUGE success, and I cannot wait to share the rest of their story with you all.

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HOW THEY MET!

Maddi and Scott met when they were in college at Washington and Jefferson College. They were both involved in Greek Life.  They had mutual friends but never got to know each other too well. After Scott graduated, he came back for a tailgate, and they started talking. A few days later, he sent her a message on Instagram, and they planned their first date almost immediately. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

THEIR FIRST DATE!

Scott asked Maddi on two dates before they even got to the first one. “We wanted to see the Fantastic Beasts movie that just came out, but movie dates aren’t good for chatting. We went to Max and Erma’s at his suggestion for the chicken tortilla soup. We couldn’t stop talking the whole time.” Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

Maddi had felt like she knew Scott for years, even though this was the most extended conversation they had. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

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HOW THEY FELL IN LOVE!

When I asked Maddi and Scott how they fell in love, she told me that it was over many nights curled up on the couch that was too small, watching Harry Potter movies and speculating what house each of them would be sorted to. Engagement Session Camp William Penn Lake

HOW DID SCOTT PROPOSE?

“It was the biggest surprise. We had talked about getting engaged, but this was earlier than the “timeline.” His mom told me she won a contest to get a behind the scenes tour of the aviary, but she couldn’t go. So she “gave” the tickets to us, and we went!”

Little did Maddi know, Scott planned an entire day of encounters and experiences there. They started our day with our favorite brunch place. Then, they got to feed and pet rare birds, play with an armadillo, hold a falcon that had been featured on Jimmy Fallon, and the day ended with a one on one penguin encounter.”

While I was playing with this penguin (a dream come true), an employee said, “give me your phone, I’ll take pictures for you!” I was still completely oblivious to what this day was about. We were getting situated for a photo when I looked over at Scott; he was taking a knee and pulling a ring box out of his pocket. The best part was we got the whole thing on video, and the penguin, appropriately named “Sunshine” peed with excitement after I said, “Yes.”

Maddi and Scott got engaged in September 2019 at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA.

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MADDI AND SCOTT

I want to thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your love story from behind my lens. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you both for your engagement session. I am so excited about the wedding, and I will see you both on the dance floor, that is for sure. Congratulations to you both, and I will see you very soon!

Maddi and Scott will be tying the knot at The View at Morgan Hill in September 2021.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT FOR YOUR WEDDING?

“Dressing our dog up as our ring bearer! Just kidding! Being able to have all of our loved ones in one place, and to dance the night away :)”

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YOUR LOVE STORY IS MADE INTO A MOVIE – WHAT IS THE TITLE?!

“Breakfast at Denny’s”

DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP IN 5 WORDS

“With you, I am home.”

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MEANS THE MOST TO BOTH OF YOU?

“Trust, Kindness, and our rescue pup, Remy.”

VENDORS

Necklace and Engagement Ring: Kay Jewelers
Dresses – Shein
Scott’s Shirt –Abercrombie & Fitch
Scott Shoes – Sperry

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If you engaged or if you know anyone who is engaged and is looking for an Engagement Photographer East Stroudsburg PA or a Wedding Photographer, please CONTACT ME.

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