Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Scott, Kristine, Baby Pringle, and Zoey
Last weekend was a great weekend! I met up with 12 of my girlfriends and sorority sisters from VA Tech for our annual Christmas gift swap, and I got to experience the fabulous Georgia Brown's
in Washington DC. YUM!
It's hard to believe that I have known these girls for over 10 years. I've watched them become wives - as of November, we are all married (congrats Leslie!) - and now many of us are Mommies or Mommies-to-be.
From the left, Lisa is expecting a boy in late January, Kim is expecting a girl in early April, and Chris is expecting a boy just a week after Kim. Hmmm...boy, girl, boy...does that mean I'll be seeing pink in my future??
This is the first time I was able to come to the gift swap - for the past 5 years or so it was on a weeknight, so I could never make the trip down from PA. Somehow our friend Mullen always gets stuck explaining the rules.
Maybe it's because she has this way of captivating her audience.
Alanna goes in the the steal. Good thing there was live jazz to drown out the sounds of a bunch of rowdy girls.
Amanda digs in - this was her first swap too - since she lives in the OBX with her hubby.
And Leslie shows off her spa gift.
To Kim, thank you for organizing this for us, and a big thank you for our awesome JINGLE JAMS CDs. To all my girlfriends, I love you, and I can't wait to see you all again soon. XOXO
On Saturday, December 1st, we photographed our last wedding of the year - what a way to end it! We had a blast doing Jill and Todd's engagement shoot over the summer (click HERE
for a musical slideshow of that), and their wedding was no different. The ceremony was at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg, and a gala of a reception followed at The Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey
Jill & Todd, we are so happy we had the opportunity to photograph your wedding. We immediately felt welcome by your wonderful families and friends, and every detail of the day was just perfect. We hope you are having an awesome, relaxing time in Curacao (it's snowing here!), and hopefully you have Internet access so you can see these before you return! Talk to you soon! Kris & Scott
I knew it was going to be a great day when I saw these babies!!!
Jill's bridesmaids kept commenting on how she looked like she belonged in a Bride magazine. I completely agree!
A couple ceremony shots
And then we were off to The State Capitol for pictures
Their wedding party was so fun. I love the girls' dresses!
Luckily for us, the very top of the tree was decorated - the rest was still a work in progress and completely covered in scaffolding.
This one's for you Jill. :)
LOVE it - you guys are such rock stars!
We walked outside to an awesome sunset - this is Scott's image.
And this is mine. We're still debating which one we like better. Haha!
After the sun went behind the mountain, we did a few quick portraits.
This is one of my favorites. They were walking back to the bus, and it was unplanned and unposed.
The reception details were gorgeous!
The first dance
And the hotel staff preparing the peach cobbler flambe. It was quite a show.
After dinner and dessert, guests danced the night away to the awesome sounds of Cruise Control
I love this one of Jill's dad and aunt - they were so much fun!
And so were Erin & Eric - we get to photograph their wedding next September! :)
Dancing with the Stars anyone? Jill's sister & maid of honor and Todd's brother & best man were too cute.
And I absolutely love this one of the newlyweds gettin down! Congrats again guys!